Massachusetts Daily Collegian

A-10 squads prepare for 2010 conference play

By Chris Gardner

September 27, 2010

Filed under Conference Notebooks, Women's Soccer

After last year’s thrilling championship between Dayton and Charlotte, many believe that the Flyers will continue to dominate in the league this year. Just like any year, the Atlantic 10 will no doubt play host to surprises...

Minutewomen suffer loss to Brown

By Michael Counos

September 23, 2010

Filed under Women's Soccer

The troubles continued for the Massachusetts women’s soccer team on Thursday against Brown in Providence, R.I. with a 3-2 loss. Despite Therese Smith’s two-goal performance, UMass was shutout in the second half and a late goal sealed the deal for Brown. The Minutewom...

Ward adjusting to playing in the United States

By David Martin

September 23, 2010

Filed under Women's Soccer

In England, soccer is not just a sport; it is a passion, a way of life, a facet in English society that sits on a higher plateau than any other sport. Surprisingly, however, most gifted female soccer players come to the United States to make a name for themselves in the game th...

Minutewomen head to Brown after disappointing weekend

By Michael Counos

September 22, 2010

Filed under Women's Soccer

The Massachusetts women’s soccer team concludes its four-game road trip on Thursday when they take on Brown. UMass looks to get back to its winning ways, as they dropped their last two matches against Michigan and Oakland. This...

Offense, defense making Cota’s job more difficult

By Michael Counos

September 22, 2010

Filed under Women's Soccer

The Massachusetts women’s soccer team is currently on a two-game slide after dropping their most recent matches to Michigan and Oakland on the road. Sophomore goaltender Emily Cota has played well between the pipes for the Minutewomen,...

Minutewomen join football team in Michigan

By Michael Counos

September 16, 2010

Filed under Women's Soccer

Both the Massachusetts women’s soccer and football teams will look to expand their win-streaks to three this weekend as they travel to play Michigan. The Minutewomen will see a familiar face as well as they take on their ex-coach fr...

Napoli lands in Ann Arbor

By David Martin

September 16, 2010

Filed under Women's Soccer

As the Massachusetts women’s soccer team prepares for its big matchup against Michigan this weekend, one cannot help but notice the overwhelming similarities between the two clubs: both are in rebuilding seasons, both have a l...

Minutewomen relying on younger roster this year

By Michael Counos

September 14, 2010

Filed under Women's Soccer

For the Massachusetts women’s soccer team, learning quickly might be its best strategy, as the squad welcomes 10 new players onto the pitch for the upcoming season. UMass head coach Ed Matz faces the challenge of developing a younger and less experien...

Flyers win Penn Invitational

By Dan Lajoie

September 14, 2010

Filed under Conference Notebooks

On Sunday afternoon, the Dayton women’s soccer team defeated Pennsylvania, 2-0, becoming the champions of the 2010 Penn Invitational Tournament. The Flyers, the defending champions of the Atlantic 10 and the preseason favorite to repeat, improved to a 6...

Column: UMass men’s soccer still A-10’s best

By David Brinch

September 7, 2010

Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports Columns, Women's Soccer

Last season, the Massachusetts women’s soccer team advanced to its first postseason since 2004, playing its way into the Atlantic 10 tournament before losing to Fordham in the opening round. At the helm for the Minutewomen was Angela Napoli, a former standout goalk...

Albany edges out UMass

By David Martin

September 7, 2010

Filed under Women's Soccer

The Massachusetts women’s soccer team saw a tough end to a very close game against Albany on Monday afternoon in its first road match of the season. Even though the score read 1-0 in favor of the Great Danes, the Minutewomen...