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Weekend colleges: Amherst drops Mount Holyoke in Tip-Off Classic, ties UConn for longest home win streak

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Ali Doswell had 19 points, while Hannah Hackley, Rachel Boyette and Cheyenne Pritchard each had 11 as the Amherst College women’s basketball team beat Mount Holyoke, 97-41, Saturday in the Amherst Tip-Off Classic. It was the 99th straight win at home for Amherst (2-0), which tied UConn for the longest home winning streak in NCAA history. The Lord Jeffs will play Baruch College Sunday in the finals. Amber Legare had …

Trey Davis says too much advice contributes to his struggles in UMass backcourt

Saturday, November 22, 2014

UNCASVILLE, Conn. — Trey Davis said he’s getting advice from too many places and it’s clouding his judgment. The UMass junior point guard opened the season with 28 points against Siena, but has struggled since then. He had just five points and one assist against Boston College and 14 points, four assists and …

UMass can’t complete comeback against Irish in first loss of season

Saturday, November 22, 2014

UNCASVILLE, Conn. — With 4 minutes, 30 seconds left Saturday, a thin ray of light shined on a once hopeless game for the UMass men’s basketball team. Five straight points by freshman Donte Clark cut what had been a 17-point Notre Dame lead to seven and the crowd of mostly Minuteman fans at …

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

UMass holding out hope on Frohnapfel
Friday, November 14, 2014

Saturday college recaps: UMass field hockey falls 1-0 in OT to Richmond in Atlantic 10 Tournament final

Saturday, November 8, 2014

The UMass field hockey team fell to Richmond, 1-0 in overtime, in the Atlantic 10 Tournament championship, Saturday in Richmond, Virginia. The defensive battle resulted in only 14 total shots. A-10 Offensive Player of the Year Rebecca Barry scored the game-winning goal for the Spiders (12-9), who advanced …

Friday’s colleges: UMass skates past AIC, 7-1

Friday, November 7, 2014

A year ago, the UMass hockey team peppered AIC with 59 shot, but only two of them got through in a Minuteman loss. History did not repeat itself. UMass took just 29 shots Friday, but seven of them got by the Yellow Jacket goalies as the Minutemen rolled …

UMass hits the road for closed scrimmage with American University

Friday, November 7, 2014

AMHERST — Other than playing UMass in the preseason and having the word American in its name, the basketball teams at American University and American International College don’t figure to have much in common. After blowing out AIC, …

Thursday’s colleges: UMass shut out by La Salle in Atlantic 10 quarterfinals

Thursday, November 6, 2014

The UMass women’s soccer team’s season came to an end with a 3-0 loss to La Salle in the Atlantic 10 tournament quarterfinals, Thursday in Dayton, Ohio. The top-seeded Explorers (13-4-2) took a 1-0 lead at halftime. The Minutewomen finished 5-9-5. Daniela Alvarez and Jackie Bruno each had …

UMass ready for hockey rivalry with AIC

Thursday, November 6, 2014

AMHERST — If the annual hockey game between UMass and American International College is going to become the rivalry that Minuteman coach John Micheletto is hoping for, AIC did a good job stoking the fire last season. In a January game at the Mullins Center, the Minutemen outplayed …

UMass freshman forward Zach Coleman set to suit up for Saturday’s scrimmage against American

Thursday, November 6, 2014

AMHERST — UMass coach Derek Kellogg didn’t have the results yet from redshirt freshman Zach Coleman’s MRI Thursday, but he wasn’t worried about it. Coleman, who banged his knee during last week’s exhibition with American International College, practiced …

UMass notebook: Halfway through break, Minutemen eager to get back on football field

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

AMHERST — After Wednesday’s practice, UMass football players acknowledged that the 11 days off since their Oct. 25th loss to Toledo have been good for them physically and mentally. But with another seven days until their Nov. 12th game against Ball State at McGuirk Stadium, the Minutemen were …

Slimmer Tyler Bergantino hoping to make a bigger impact for UMass

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

AMHERST — Few players in college basketball are as secure in their specific role as Tyler Bergantino. Barring an injury, the 6-foot-9 Floridian is unlikely to unseat Cady Lalanne as the starting center and as it is looking …

UMass notebook: Narrowing a rotation won’t be easy for Derek Kellogg

Monday, November 3, 2014

AMHERST — UMass men’s basketball coach Derek Kellogg is open to potentially using an 11-man rotation, but it’s more players than he’d like to use. He plans to have the Minutemen playing at a high tempo more than …

Friday’s colleges: UMass hockey falls in overtime at Maine

Friday, October 31, 2014

The UMass hockey team dug itself out of two big deficits Friday night, but its penchant for falling behind eventually caught up with it as the Minutemen fell to Maine, 6-5, in overtime at Alfond Arena in Orono, Maine. Brian Morgan scored the decisive goal 53 seconds into …