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Congratulations to the women's soccer team on its pair of shutout victories over the weekend, which included a 1-0 defeat of perennial New England power Boston University on the road Friday night, followed by a 2-0 victory over New Hampshire yesterday on Rudd. The Minutewomen will be looking to push the streak to three when the squad plays at Brown on Thursday in a match that has been moved to 4 p.m. from 7 p.m.

Senior Emily Cota was awarded for her efforts in net as Atlantic 10 Player of the Week and UMass Athlete of the Week.

Jeffrey Okerman had this recap of the matches in today's Daily Collegian.

Also check out the highlights and post-match interviews from Sunday:

Women's Soccer Wins Fourth Straight, Team #61 In RPI

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Congratulations to the women's soccer team on its fourth straight 1-0 shutout victory, defeating Dartmouth on the road last night. Senior Julie Morrissey scored her team-leading fourth goal of the season just 20 seconds into the match.

The Daily Collegian has a recap of the match.

Here are some postgame interviews with head coach Ed Matz and senior co-captain Meghan Collins:

Also, the NCAA released the first RPI report of the 2011 season this morning, which has the Minutewomen in the No. 61 spot out of 322 Division I teams. UMass is currently ranked No. 8 in the Mid-Atlantic Region by the NSCAA in the latest poll that was released yesterday.

Coverage Of Women's Soccers Win Over #20 BU

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UMass women's soccer's win nationally-ranked Boston University was covered in the Springfield Republican and the Daily Collegian. Also, check out the highlights and interviews from the Minutewomen's first victory over a nationally-ranked team since 2006.

Republican: UMass women's soccer shocks No. 20 Boston University 1-0
Collegian: Defense secures 3 points against No. 20 Terriers

Happy Birthday: July 5- Emily Cota & Karen Roa

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Happy birthday to Emily Cota of UMass Women's Soccer and Karen Roa of UMass Women's Cross Country/Track & Field!
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Women's soccer picked up a pair of important Atlantic 10 victories this weekend, a dominant 5-0 win over Temple on Friday and a thrilling 1-0 overtime win against Saint Joseph's on Sunday.

David Martin has a recap of both victories for the Daily Collegian and also has this nice column on the six seniors on the squad who were honored before Sunday's match.

Friday's win against the Owls, which featured a hat trick by junior Deanna Colarossi, was covered by New England Soccer News.

Women's Soccer Preview Of URI Match In Daily Collegian

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The Massachusetts women's soccer team will return to action on the road as it travels to play against Atlantic 10 conference opponent Rhode Island on Sunday.

Both UMass (5-8-0, 2-2-0 in A-10) and URI (1-11-1, 1-3-0 in A-10) are coming off losses via the shutout. The Rams closed out their non-conference schedule on Wednesday afternoon with a 3-0 loss to Brown.

Read the rest of Michael Counos' preview in the Daiy Collegian here.

David Martin also has this column about the Minutewomen's play on the road.