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VIDEO: Highlights Of @UMassHockey's Exhibition Win

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In case you missed them, here are the highlights from UMass hockey's 5-2 exhibition win over Dalhousie on Saturday.

Anthony Chiusano of the Daily Collegian had a recap of UMass hockey's 5-2 exhibition win over Dalhousie on Saturday that talked about the impact of the Minutemen's freshman class and redshirt sophomore Frank Vatrano.

Read: UMass hockey defeats Dalhousie in Saturday exhibition game

Arthur Hayden of the Daily Collegian had this recap of women's soccer's Atlantic 10 opener in which junior co-captain Jackie Bruno scored the game-tying goal in her return to action.

Read: Jackie Bruno's equalizer secures a tie for UMass against George Mason

UMass alumna Tamara Tatham (2003-07) and the Canadian Women's Basketball National Team defeated France, 55-40 during the placement rounds of the FIBA World Championship on Saturday. The victory propels Canada into the 5th-6th place game against China on Sunday, Oct. 5.

Defense Propels Canada To Victory Against France At FIBA Championship | Canada Basketball
Box Score: Canada 55, France 40 | FIBA

Team Canada, Tamara Tatham, Fall In FIBA Quarterfinals

Former UMass women's basketball standout Tamara Tatham (2003-07) had four points, three rebounds, an assist and one steal for the Canadian National Team, but the squad fell to No. 2 internationally-ranked Australia, 63-52 in the FIBA World Championship quarterfinals on Friday.

With the loss, Team Canada moves to the consolation round but is guaranteed to finish eighth or better after the squad entered competition ranked No. 9 in the world. Read more below:

Canada Falls To #2 Ranked Australia In FIBA Quarterfinals | Canada Basketball
Box Score: Australia 63, Canada 52 | FIBA Profile of @UMassHockey Alum Dean Stork

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The ECHL's website,, has this profile of UMass hockey alum Dean Stork, who is entering his fifth season as head coach of the Greenville Road Warriors.


PREVIEW: UMass Field Hockey vs. Lock Haven

UMass field hockey hosts its first Atlantic 10 opponent of the season when Lock Haven comes through Amherst for a Friday afternoon contest that starts at 4 p.m. Game information is provided below for MinuteFans.

 University of Massachusetts Field Hockey Game Notes
 Game 11 Massachusetts (3-7, 1-1) vs. Lock Haven (7-3, 2-0)
 Date | Time Friday, Oct. 3 | 4:00 p.m.
 Location Garber Field; Amherst, Mass.
 Series History UMass leads, 5-0. Last meeting: Massachusetts 4, Lock Haven 2; Nov. 1, 2013
 Live Statistics GameTracker
 Watch Live Atlantic 10 Digital Network
 Team Information Massachusetts | Lock Haven
 Twitter @UMassFH   | @UMassAthletics  
 Instagram UMass Field Hockey

More news and statistics for the field hockey program can be found on

Julian Benbow of the Boston Globe has a feature story on Tajae Sharpe who is having a breakout season for UMass football. The wide receiver has nearly matched his season total in receiving yardage from last season and is on pace for a 1,000 yard season. Additionally, Sharpe has begun moving into the all-time career top-10 list for receptions, receiving yardage and touchdowns at UMass.

Matt Vautour of the Daily Hampshire Gazette has a feature story on the relationship forged by UMass football quarterback Blake Frohnapfel and head coach Mark Whipple. That relationship has translated into an improved offense for the Minutemen.

"I've never had that kind of relationship with a coach before. That's been great. I wouldn't say that's what I was looking for, but it's been an added bonus," said Frohnapfel, who'll try to earn his first victory on Saturday when the Minutemen travel to Miami (Ohio) for a 2:30 p.m. game. "I've really enjoyed being here. Having a head coach, who is an offensive guy and a quarterback guy, has been great."

UMass quarterback Blake Frohnapfel, center, listens to coach Mark Whipple during preseason at McGuirk Stadium.

Boston Herald: @UMassFootball Rodney Mills full of responsibilities

Rich Thompson of the Boston Herald has a feature on UMass football fullback/tight end Rodney Mills' breakout season for the Minutemen so far in 2014. After spending two years working his way onto the field, Mills has become one of UMass' top playmakers with four touchdown receptions on just eight catches in the first five games of the year.