Collegian: UMass field hockey to host tough A-10 competition over the weekend - UMass Athletics

Collegian: UMass field hockey to host tough A-10 competition over the weekend

Jesse Mayfield Sheehan previews UMass field hockey's upcoming weekend for the Daily Collegian as the Minutewomen prepare for a challenging slate that includes Richmond on Friday, Oct. 25 at 1 p.m. and VCU on Sunday, Oct. 27 at Noon. Both games will be played at Garber Field in Amherst, Mass., where admission is free.

The No. 12 Massachusetts field hockey team will host two of its toughest Atlantic 10 conference opponents this weekend, including its biggest rival in the league.

On Friday, the Minutewomen will host Richmond at 1 p.m., and on Sunday, the team will host Virginia Commonwealth at noon.

UMass (12-4, 3-0 A-10) has a long history of competing with the Spiders (10-5, 3-0) for dominance in the A-10. The two teams have won every conference championship dating back to 1996, with Richmond claiming seven titles in that period while the Minutewomen won 10, including last year's title, in which they defeated the Spiders, 5-0...

The conclusion of Mayfield Sheehan's story can be found through the Daily Collegian website. More information on the field hockey program can be found through UMassAthletics.com.

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