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Happy birthday to Meghan Collins of women's soccer, Jamie Mastrorio and Jennifer Simao of track and field!
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Big Weekend At Home For Women's Soccer

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Congratulations to the women's soccer team on its 2-0 win over Fordham yesterday that extended the squad's unbeaten streak to eight straight games and put the Minutewomen just two points out of first in the Atlantic 10 standings.

Check out the postgame interviews following that match:

Dick Baker also leads off his Local College Notebook today with a preview of Sunday's battle for first place at Rudd Field: Local College Notebook: UMass women's soccer challenges a team only a goal away from perfection.

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.

Check out the latest entry of the UMass women's soccer video blog, Preseason Playback, hosted by seniors Meghan Collins and Lindsey DiOrio. Missed the earlier entries? You can watch those here.

Happy Birthday To Six UMass Athletes On Oct. 27

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One of the most popular birthdays among student-athletes at UMass is Oct. 27. Six birthdays to celebrate including five members of the track and field squads, here's a rundown: 

Men's Track Daniel Barry, Women's Soccer Meghan Collins, Men's Track twins David Johnson and Kevin Johnson, Women's Track Jaime Mastrorio and Women's Track Jennifer Simao

Daniel Barry  Meghan Collins  David Johnson  Kevin Johnson
Barry                       Collins                    D. Johnson              K. Johnson

Jaime Mastrorio  Jennifer Simao
Mastrorio                 Simao

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.

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