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UMass falls to Delaware, backs into CAA Men’s Lacrosse Tournament

Friday, April 24, 2015

AMHERST — That good news for the UMass men’s lacrosse team is that the Minutemen will get another chance to fix their problems that have plagued them all season. Fairfield’s win over Hofstra Friday night meant that even though UMass fell to Delaware, 10-9, in the regular season finale Friday, the Minutemen will still play in the conference tournament. The bad news is that some of the problems — falling …

Friday’s colleges: UMass trumps Richmond to win Atlantic 10 women’s lacrosse regular season championship

Friday, April 24, 2015

There’s one game left in the regular season, but the UMass women’s lacrosse team clinched the Atlantic 10 regular-season title and the No. 1 seed in next week’s tournament. The Minutewomen sent a message to the field as they crushed likely No. 2 seed Richmond, 12-3, Friday at McGuirk Stadium. The win was UMass’ 35th straight regular season conference win. UMass coach Angela …

UMass notebook: Important weekend ahead for lacrosse, softball teams

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The UMass women’s lacrosse team will put the nation’s longest active conference winning streak on the line this weekend, while the men’s lacrosse and softball teams will try to solidify their places in their respective conference tournaments as spring sports continue to wind down at UMass. Coach Angela McMahon’s team’s 34-game Atlantic 10 conference streak is tied for third longest in NCAA history. …

Gazette writer Matt Vautour shares his thoughts about the Minutemen and college sports.

Matt Vautour: Despite loss, playing at Fenway Park still memorable for UMass baseball team

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

BOSTON Once the game started, they were college athletes again. But when the UMass baseball team walked into Fenway Park, the chance to play on the historic field briefly turned the Minutemen into excited little boys as they …

Wednesday’s colleges: Mount Holyoke lacrosse rolls past Smith

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Kirsten Kilburn had five goals and Katherine Guinee added four as the Mount Holyoke women’s lacrosse team beat Smith College, 16-5, Wednesday in South Hadley. Catherine Ryan had five assists, while Kaitlin Braz scored three goals. Leila Kouakou (Leeds) scored twice for the Lyons (6-9; 3-5 NEWMAC). Caroline …

Senior Quianna Diaz-Patterson posting big numbers, big hits for UMass softball team

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

AMHERST — When she walks to the batter’s box, Quianna Diaz-Patterson isn’t thinking about the score or the Atlantic 10 standings. She’s not focused on getting the most out of her senior year or the historic numbers she’s …

Weekend colleges: Injury stops UMass in Atlantic 10 Women’s Tennis Tournament championship

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Chanel Glasper holds the all-time win record for a tennis player at UMass. An injury prevented her from adding to that total and it ended the Minutewomen’s shot at an Atlantic 10 Tournament championship. Glasper had the first set in hand and was leading in the second when …

UMass lands Texas A&M transfer big man Antwan Space

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Antwan Space was optimistic about UMass before he arrived for his visit. The big man, who is transferring from Texas A&M, said his time in Amherst and on campus sealed his decision to commit to the Minutemen. Space …

Logan Laurent kicks winning field goal as Team UMass beats Team Minutemen in annual spring game

Friday, April 17, 2015

AMHERST — Before switching to punter full time in the fall, Logan Laurent had one last hurrah as the UMass football team’s placekicker. The redshirt freshman’s 31-yard field goal as time expired gave Team UMass a 13-10 win …

Matt Vautour: A.J. Doyle willing to switch positions to be a part of something special for UMass football

Friday, April 17, 2015

AMHERST A.J. Doyle is still a quarterback. Despite not playing the position in Friday’s UMass spring game and being listed as a tight end on the final spring roster, Doyle is still playing the position that he was …

Friday’s colleges: UMass aces Atlantic 10 Tournament quarterfinal win over Duquesne

Friday, April 17, 2015

The UMass women’s tennis team advanced to the Atlantic 10 Tournament semifinal round with a 4-1 win over Duquesne, Friday in Charlottesville, Virginia. The Minutewomen (16-4) will face No. 2 Richmond at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday. No. 1 VCU and No. 5 Fordham meet in the other semifinal. …

Thursday’s colleges: UMass softball splits with Marist

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The UMass softball team was nearly swept and nearly forced to settle for a tie due to darkness in the second game of a doubleheader against Marist. But after allowing the Red Foxes to tie the game in the top of the seventh inning of Game 2, the …

With stars on the sideline, UMass spring football game will showcase the program’s younger players

Thursday, April 16, 2015

AMHERST — Anyone hoping to see if Blake Frohnapfel and Tajae Sharpe hook up for more completions is going to have to wait until the fall. Same goes for someone examining whether Jamal Wilson’s healed knee will hold up against a Jovan Santos-Knox tackle. Seven of the UMass …