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Collegian: UM falls to Temple in A-10 semifinals

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Michael Counos of the Daily Collegian has the recap of Friday's A-10 semifinal loss by the field hockey team to Temple, 4-0 at St. Joe's. It proved to be the final career game for seniors Christine Cutry, Amanda Dietz, Nikki Panciocco, and Alesha Widdall, the 2011 Conference Defensive Player of the Year. The class finishes its career with a 51-33 overall record, a 21-4 conference record, and two A-10 Championships and NCAA Tournaments.

UM falls to Temple in A-10 semifinals - Daily Collegian

Collegian: Minutewomen playing for title, seniors

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Michael Counos of the Daily Collegian previews UMass field hockey's big game on Friday against Richmond. The Minutewomen, 5-0 and alone in first by one game in the Atlantic 10 standings, close out conference play and their home schedule against the Spiders at Garber Field at 1 p.m. Friday will also be Senior Day, with Christine Cutry, Amanda Dietz, Nikki Panciocco, and Alesha Widdall all being honored prior to the game.

"I think this group of seniors is just very resilient, take everything in stride and just always keep competing and understand that nothing comes easy and they have to work for it," said UMass coach Carla Tagliente.

Minutewomen playing for title, seniors - Daily Collegian

Stories On Field Hockey's Win Over Harvard

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The UMass field hockey team played its home opener on Saturday at Garber Field, shutting out Harvard, 3-0. Not only did the team improve to 2-3 on the season as it kicked off a four-game homestand, but prior to the game a ceremony was held honoring the 30th anniversary of the Minutewomen's 1981 National Finalist team. Many players from that '81 squad came back to UMass for the occassion. Check out coverage of Saturday's win below.

  • Daily Collegian: Minutewomen pick up victory on anniversary
  • Harvard Crimson: Harvard Shut Out By UMass, Suffers First Loss
  • Boxscore News: UMass Hands Harvard First Loss Of Season

  • Field Hockey Preseason Underway

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    The defending A-10 champion Minutewomen field hockey team has begun its first preseason camp under Head Coach Carla Tagliente. Check out the video from the first day of practice.

    Happy Birthday: April 3 - Fox, Panciocco

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    Happy Birthday to women's soccer player Meredith Fox and field hockey's Nikki Panciocco.

    Also, football alum and current Arizona Rattler Kyle Harrington also celebrates on April 3. 

    Meredith Fox  Nikki Panciocco

    Collegian Previews Field Hockey A-10 Opener

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    The field hockey team (5-6), fresh off a 2-0 victory over No. 8 Syracuse last weekend, begins Atlantic 10 play this weekend when it hosts Saint Louis on Saturday night at Garber Field in a 6 p.m. start.

    The Daily Collegian's Michael Wood previews the matchup with the Billikens, including pointing out how players like Nicole Cordero and Nikki Panciocco have lifted their games as of late.

    The Collegian's Peter Vasquez has a story on the Minutewomen focusing on A-10 play this year after getting off to a slow start in conference play last season.