Sports

  • White-Out Game Brings Corsair Success
    Staff Writer: Shailyn Bacchiocchi Email: sbacchiocchi@umassd.edu UMass Dartmouth’s Corsairs ended with an impressive win over Western Connecticut’s Wolves at the White-Out Football game Friday night. Junior quarterback Dante Aviles-Santos completed a career-high six touchdowns, putting UMass Dartmouth’s football team at a whopping win of 48-21 over the Wolves.   With the Student Alumni Association hosting the first annual White Out, Friday’s game was ultra-spirited. There …
  • Ranking Every MLB Playoff Team’s World Series Chances
    Staff Writer: Colton Almeida Email: calmeida4@umassd.edu As the 162-game Major League Baseball regular season comes to a close, the playoff picture is all but finalized. The playoffs are set to begin Friday, October 7th, with the best-of-3 wild card round matchups kicking off. Who is a serious contender and who is just happy to be in the dance? Time to rank every team’s realistic chances …
  • UMassD Sports Recap for the Week of 9/26-10/2
    Volunteer Writer: Nick Stabila Email: nstabila@umassd.edu Women’s Soccer Wednesday, September 28th – Rhode Island College (RIC) defeated UMass Dartmouth 2-1 at Cressy Field. The Corsairs scored the game’s first goal in the 23rd minute. Freshman defender #15 Jenny Kinnear scored and Graduate student forward #21 Kait Bernier assisted on the goal. Rhode Island College scored immediately in the 46th minute, tying the game 1-1 to …
  • UMass Dartmouth Dominates First Two MASCAC Games Of The Season
    Volunteer Writer: Nicholas Stabila Email: nstabila@umassd.edu On Saturday, September 17th, the UMass Dartmouth Corsairs football team took on the Framingham State Rams at Cressy Field. Entering this game, the Corsairs had not defeated Framingham State since 2016. But, not even a minute in, it was clear that it would be going differently. Junior Quarterback Dante Aviles-Santos threw a 24-yard touchdown pass to Sophomore wide receiver …
  • Governor DeSantis Claims Lia Thomas is Undeserving of NCAA Win 
    (Image taken from Business Insider via Getty Images; Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Staff Writer Shailyn Bacchiocchi Email: sbacchiocchi@umassd.edu Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) went on a Twitter rant earlier this week over transgender athlete Lia Thomas’ NCAA win. In a lengthy twitter statement, he stripped Lia Thomas of her title and claimed runner-up Emma Weyant as the true winner.  By allowing men to compete in women’s …
  • Paralympic Games Ban Russia
    (image taken from Rueters.com) Staff Writer: Shailyn Bacchiocchi Email: sbacchiocchi@umassd.edu The Paralympic Winter Games announced March 3rd they would no longer be allowing athletes from Russia and Belarus to compete, reversing their decision made just the day before.  These bans come in the wake of the ever-worsening Russian invasion of Ukraine. The U.S. along with Europe has been implementing harsh economical sanctions against Russia, and …
  • Fall Sports to Return to Campus after COVID-19 Shutdown
    By Contributing Writer Hannah Niemi [hniemi@umassd.edu] After three semesters at home, UMass Dartmouth recently welcomed athletes, spectators, and opposing teams back to the field. The Corsairs are scheduled to host intercollegiate events on campus for cross country, field hockey, football, soccer, tennis, and volleyball.  “Being able to come back to the campus this fall with in person classes and activities has been great for the …
  • Combat Sports VS Jake Paul
    A.J. Merch Staff Writer amerchant1@umassd.edu Boxing is now a very interesting space. It has now been occupied by the likes of Jake Paul and Logan Paul in recent years. For the most part it is Jake Paul, who is Jake Paul you may ask? Jake Paul, during my middle school years into freshmen and sort of Sophomore year of high school was the era of …
  • Kobe Bryant, Daughter Die in Helicopter Crash, World Loses a Role Model 
    By Tom Griffin (tgriffin2@umassd.edu), Sports Editor    Kobe Bryant, the recently retired 20-year veteran of the NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers, was tragically killed in a Helicopter Accident over the Californian city of Calabasas.  En route to coaching his 13-year-old daughter Gianna’s basketball game, Bryant, his daughter, two of her teammates, three parents of the teammates and an assistant coach passed away as the pilot lost the Californian hills in heavy …
  • Growing Defense Key in Chiefs’ Super Bowl LIV Win 
    By Tom Griffin (tgriffin2@umassd.edu), Sports Editor    To put it simply: The Kansas City Chiefs instigated a 10-point fourth quarter comeback over the San Francisco 49ers to win their first Super Bowl in exactly fifty years. What this doesn’t explain is the growth in both team and coach that made their win a reality.  Historically, the Chiefs had been a team to always make it …
  • Women’s Basketball sweeps week in strong start 
    By Staff Writer Sara Vasquez  In an amazing start to their season, the Corsair women’s basketball team found two back-to-back wins against Bridgewater State and Southern Maine.   Coming into this week’s events riding a three-game winning streak, UMassD had two very important, conference-relevant games lining the schedule. The first of which, slated for Tuesday, November 19th, against Bridgewater state, concluded with a final score of …
  • Head coach reaches career record as Corsairs steady the ship
     By Sports Editor Tom Griffin  Minimizing mistakes led head coach Brian Baptiste and the Corsair men’s basketball team to a week of breaking even and a new record set for victories.  With the Corsairs’ dismantling of the Southern Maine Huskies this past Saturday, Baptiste earned his 650th victory at the head coaching position.  To start the week’s events, UMassD faced off against Tufts in a …
  • Corsairs trade wins, develop MASCAC niche 
    By Sports Editor Tom Griffin  Having previously thrived through their season opener, the waning Corsairs exchanged in-conference wins and losses with Salem State and Plymouth State, settling in between both teams in MASCAC standings.  Having stumbled to 1-3, the Corsairs sought to rebound off of the struggling, winless Salem State Vikings. Rebound they did, suffocating the Vikings to the tune of seven unanswered goals and a …
  • Women’s Basketball positive in up-and-down week 
    By Staff Writer Sara Vasquez In a productive start to their season, the UMass Dartmouth women‘s basketball team earned three wins through their first five-game stretch to start narrowly above .500.   The Corsairs’ season kicked off with an exhibition match against their division I compatriots in the UMass Amherst Minutemen. While existing outside both their division and conference standings, the 89-39 shellacking suffered at the …
  • Confident Corsair crew takes Lafrance Tournament title 
    By Sports Editor Tom Griffin   A pair of wins and some late-game grand finals heroics carried the Corsairs to a first–place finish and back-to-back titles at the Lafrance Hospitality basketball tournament.  The first match, a semifinal against Husson, was dominated handily by the Corsairs, who maintained at least a 20-point lead over their Eagle adversaries through two halves.   Leading the charge for UMass Dartmouth was Jake …
  • Corsairs slip up on-ice against Worcester State, Franklin Pierce 
    By Staff Writer Sara Vasquez   The Corsair hockey team suffered back-to-back losses this past week, putting their previously hot start to the season in jeopardy.  The first of two losses came against Worcester State, where, despite a long game of offensive back-and-forth, the Corsairs fell at a final score of 5-3.   The Corsairs led at the end of the first period 3-2, with goals from …
  • Unexpected stars bring unprecedented success over Westfield State in closer 
    By Sports Editor Tom Griffin An unexpected lineup and some defensive playmaking carried the Corsairs over their MASCAC rival Westfield State Owls to a final score of 19-13 on Saturday afternoon. UMassD’s final outing of the regular season saw a new face under center. Having previously provided key depth to the Corsair ground game, UMassD junior Jacob Francis took snaps at quarterback in their victory …
  • After messy dress rehearsal, Hockey looks to ransack MASCAC 
    by Sports Editor Tom Griffin Following an overtime loss to the out-of-conference Stonehill Skyhawks, the Corsairs began a hopeful sweeping of MASCAC with an 8-1 lashing of Framingham State Rams.  The first matchup, while not as important to future postseason hopes, was fought for spiritedly by the blue and gold, with the two teams meeting each other pound-for-pound from start to finish. A power play …
  • Torn sails leave ‘Sairs adrift in Maritime 
    By Sports Editor Tom Griffin The crippled Corsairs found themselves on the losing end of an offensive shootout against Massachusetts Maritime.  Spotting the Buccaneers three touchdowns by the start of the third quarter, the UMassD offense did well to crawl out of a 21-point deficit. Freshman quarterback Ryan Qualey, in his first start as a Corsair, made quick work of the Mass Maritime secondary.   Under …
  • Real women wear skirts  
    By Contributing Writer Samantha Bittenbender A player crashes to the turf feeling the pain of failure as the person she was defending shoots past her and scores against her. The game of field hockey is vigorous and unforgiving at times, this being one of them as she stands and wipes the blood from her knee. In the past she would have hung her head, yelled out …
  • Women’s Basketball win buzzer-beater in stunning start to season 
    By Staff Writer Sara Vasquez This past Friday, UMass Dartmouth women’s basketball opened its season with an overtime win against the MIT Engineers.   After a close game of back-and-forth, including eleven different ties, eight lead changes, and a 33-point comeback in the fourth quarter, the Corsairs snuck away with victory at a final score of 87-86.   The Corsairs set their pace early and climbed to …
  • Men’s Soccer outlasts season-enders to finish 8-7-2, secure playoff birth 
    By Sports Editor Tom Griffin The Corsair men’s soccer team endured a double–overtime scoreless tie against Coast Guard and earned a playoff appearance after defeating Castleton to end their regular season.  For everything that UMassD’s long bout against Coast Guard lacked in scoring, it made up for it with a rock solid defense and a will to endure whatever the Bears sent their way. Wading through …
  • Corsair running game overruns Colonial roadblock 
    By Sports Editor Tom Griffin  A bumpy start and some late adjustments throttled the Corsair football team past Western Connecticut’s Colonials in a late-game rout.  The offense started slow, culminating in starting quarterback Stephen Gacioch departing after a drive and a half. In his stead, freshman backup Ryan Qualey completed Gacioch’s drive with a series of rushing plays, capitalized by a 23-yard touchdown reception from …
  • Field Hockey finds hope following silent swan song 
    By Sports Editor Tom Griffin  The Corsair field hockey team snuck into the Little East Tournament following a pair of back-to-back losses to end their regular season.  The first matchup, pitted against Wellesley, was without-a-doubt a blowout. While Brittany Perry struck first and struck early in the second quarter, their 1-0 lead was quickly shattered by a barraging of six unanswered goals to close out …
  • Deadspin is dead, cause of death: Sticking to sports 
    By Sports Editor Tom Griffin  Almost the entirety of sports media site Deadspin’s production staff, a team of approximately 20 in-office writers and editors, have quit their jobs en masse following the firing of the site’s interim editor-in-chief Barry Petchesky.  As the ex-editor-in-chief declared on his personal twitter account, Petchesky was let go for “not sticking to sports” as per management’s request.  Paul Maidment, the …
  • Women’s Soccer seniors honored amidst Corsair collapse vs. Westfield State, Western Connecticut 
    By Staff Writer Sara Vasquez  This week, the UMassD women’s soccer team played two of the last four games of their season, crawling to unfortunate losses in each.   On Tuesday, October 22, the Corsairs faced off against Westfield State, but stumbled out of the gate and fell to a 2-0 loss.   Westfield State had managed to dominate the field all game long, seizing time of …
  • Men’s Soccer loses back-to-back against Bridgewater State, Western Connecticut 
    By Staff Writer Sara Vasquez This week, the UMassD Men’s Soccer team played two games, against Western Connecticut and Bridgewater State, with each carrying in-conference importance.   The first game of the two was against Bridgewater State on Tuesday, October 22nd, where the game was set to begin in the early afternoon hours at 3:30pm. The second game of the week, scheduled against Western Connecticut, was …
  • Corsairs lance Lancers before Homecoming crowd 
    By Sports Editor Tom Griffin Following a painful outing against Bridgewater State in the weekend prior, UMassD football used the momentum of their Homecoming game to make quick work of Worcester State’s Lancers Saturday afternoon.  Following their 4-0 surge to start the season, the Corsairs hit two back-to-back roadblocks in Framingham State and Bridgewater State, suffering rough losses in both affairs. Not only had their hot …
  • Boston Bruins 2019-2020 season preview: There and back again 
    By Sports Editor Tom Griffin Four months removed from a botched Stanley Cup Final game seven, the Boston Bruins are, for the most part, all set to climb for the Stanley Cup again.  This season’s roster is lined top to bottom in familiar faces. The team’s core group of veteran stars – Zdeno Chara, Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand, David Pastrnak, David Krejci and Tuukka Rask …
  • Women’s Soccer Trades Nail-Biters with Rhode Island College, Keene State 
    By Staff Writer Sara Vasquez  On Wednesday, October 16, UMass Dartmouth’s women’s soccer team managed to bring another victory back to campus with them.   Facing off against Rhode Island College’s Anchorwomen, the Corsairs were able to score their first goal of the game within 24 seconds of halftime, on the outstanding efforts of Senior Jennifer Woehl. Woehl’s goal would allow the Corsairs to take, and …
  • Head Coach Almeida’s 100th Win Comes with Tying Price 
    By Sports Editor Tom Griffin This season and this past week mark the 100th career win as head coach for Henry Almeida and the UMassD men’s soccer team.   Accomplishing his hundredth in a steamrolling against Southern Maine, the milestone comes as a neutral price – a tie against Rhode Island College.  The Corsairs’ outing against Southern Maine was, tactically, possibly Almeida’s best work. The UMassD team …
  • Bears Shuffle over Corsair Crew 56-20 
    By Sports Editor Tom Griffin  The UMass Dartmouth football team suffered their second loss of the season with a devastating 56-20 blowout against Bridgewater State.  With this loss comes the unfortunate truth that the Corsairs’ previous hopes for an undefeated season, which had come to an end against the Framingham State Rams the week prior, were little more than hopes. Through four mostly uneventful quarters, …
  • Corsair Field Hockey Breezes by Westfield State, Fitchburg State in Sweep 
    By Sports Editor Tom Griffin  The autumn wind is a pirate, or in this case, a Corsair, and the gale force winds of a passing Nor’easter propelled the Corsairs past two Little East Conference hurdles.  Setting their sights on blowing past the Westfield State Owls, the Corsairs made quick work of the Owls’ defense. Taking their first lead a minute and a half in, the Stormwinds …
  • UMD Women’s Soccer team has stunning victory over Bears
    By Contributing Writer Sara Vasquez On Tuesday evening, Dartmouth Women’s Soccer Team took a very exciting victory against Bridgewater State, with an ending score of 2-1. This has allowed them to win their second game of the season.    After being tied 1-1, the women’s soccer game ended up going to overtime creating a suspenseful yet exciting atmosphere. Sophomore Sarah Vieira made the golden goal, taking …
  •  In back to back games, desired results weren’t met for Women’s Volleyball
    By Contributing Writer Sara Vasquez On Tuesday evening, Dartmouth Women’s Volleyball Team took a very exciting victory against Bridgewater State, with an ending 3-0. The overall game scores of the match that were played on Tuesday evening were, 25-16, 25-19, 25-15. This game was taken place at the Tripp Athletic Center, which is where all the home games are taken place at.    The women’s volleyball …
  • Corsair sails wave goodbye on horizon after short stint in Plymouth, Cambridge 
    By Sports Editor Tom Griffin  After having participated in only three events, the sailing team’s 2019 season has ended about as quickly as it started.  The Corsairs followed their namesake and took to the seas in search of fame, fortune, and first place. Lasting under a month, the competitions that followed concluded in unfortunate fashion.   The first of which saw the UMassD team travelling to …
  • Corsairs prove there is an L in golf at Southern Maine Invitational, rebound with Conference Championships 
    By Sports Editor Tom Griffin A hard-luck squad of Corsair golfers represented UMassD to an unfortunate finish at the Southern Maine Invitational in Gorham, Maine, turned their luck around to manage fourth and third-place finishes in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference.  Of the seven schools in attendance at the tournament, UMassD fell to dead last through two days of eighteen holes. On Gorham’s 71-stroke par …
  • Football Winning Streak Snaps against Framingham State
     By Sports Editor Tom Griffin UMassD’s hopes for an undefeated season were suddenly struck down in a close, high scoring showdown against MASCAC-contending Framingham state.  Leading by thirteen at halftime, the Corsair offense grew inefficient and scoring became more difficult as the game progressed. Putting up only one touchdown in the second half, UMassD watched as their lead slipped away in spite of a successful …
  • Michelle Aftandillian, Jordan Martin Champion Women’s Tennis in Rocky Week
    By Sports Editor Tom Griffin A tumultuous series of back-and-forth battles found UMassD women’s tennis 2-1 through three series against Clark University, Bentley, and Castleton last week. Beginning the triple-header with Clark, UMassD managed to edge out their opponent by winning five of nine matches. Contributing to this series win was the team’s strong performance in singles matches, winning four of six due to confident …
  • Corsair Women’s Soccer Drops Dual Decisions against Clark, Eastern Connecticut
    By Sport Editor Tom Griffin The Struggles of the women’s soccer team continue following back-to-back disappointing losses to both Clark and Eastern Connecticut.  After having won their first match of the season against Salem State in a convincing 2-1, the team has lost four straight and has been struggling to find another team win to bounce back with.  Their first matchup of the week, against …
  • Antonio Brown and the Patriots: In Memoriam
    By Sports Editor Tom Griffin Almost as quickly as he had joined the New England Patriots, Antonio Brown has found himself off the team, and subsequently jobless.  During his stay in New England, screenshots emerged of threatening text messages sent by Brown to a female artist, whom the wide receiver had contracted to paint a mural of himself. Following unwanted sexual advances that the artist …
  • Corsairs win again, shut down Plymouth State to remain undefeated 
    By Contributing Writer Jake Hunsinger The UMass Dartmouth Football Team earned another win on Saturday, September 28th by defeating the Plymouth State Panthers 21-14 in the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference in a home game at Dartmouth’s own Cressy Field.   Junior quarterback Stephen Gacioch accounted for all three touchdowns, two in the first quarter and one in the second.   Corsairs scored their first touchdown lead …
  • A series of struggles for women’s soccer against Eastern Connecticut, Plymouth State
    By Contributing Writer Nicole O’Connell Corsair Women’s Soccer extended its losing streak in two hard-fought losses this week. After only one win so far and seven goals total in seven games, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Women’s Soccer team is not having the most groundbreaking season. They triumphed over the Salem State Vikings in early September with a 2-1, the Corsairs’ first game of the …
  • Men’s Soccer takes third loss in nail-biter against Fitchburg State 
    By Contributing Writer Max Dean White The men’s soccer team suffered its 3rd loss of the season with a close, 2-1 defeat against Fitchburg State on Wednesday.   The Corsairs entered the game looking to bounce back from last game’s loss, in which they suffered their first loss of the season, while Fitchburg was looking to win its first game in nearly two weeks.  The Corsairs …
  • Corsair Field Hockey breaks even; endures Clark, Castleton 
    By Sports Editor Tom Griffin UMassD field hockey net-minding efforts propelled the Corsairs through a difficult week of matchups against offense-heavy Clark University and Castleton.  Entering their first match of the week standing at a meager 1-4 season record, the Corsairs were set to face off against a winning, intimidating out-of-conference opponent in the 6-2 Clark University Cougars. Needless to say, the Corsairs had their …
  • A rough week for women’s volleyball
    By Editor-in-Chief Gabriella Barthe Starting off the school year for any one can be a stressful time, and it seems that is no exception for the women’s volleyball team this year. The team has a twenty-five match schedule for this season through October 31, three of which happened last weekend. Two home and one away game later, women’s volleyball is standing at a 0-5 season. …
  • Antonio Brown offers Pats unstable talent at wide receiver
     By Sports Editor Tom Griffin For the time being, it’s official: Antonio Brown is now a part of the Patriots offense. Brown, the seven-time pro bowler and four-time All-Pro, spent a lengthy and fruitful eight-year tenure as the #1 wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers, but requested a trade at the end of their rocky 2018 season. He was traded to the Oakland Raiders in …
  • Corsairs sink Buccaneers Ship in 4-0 Rout
    By Assistant Editor-in-Chief Dylan Botelho The Corsair’s Men’s Soccer team’s latest game started as the sun began to set, with a slight chill in the air and a bit of dew layered on the green turf of Cressy Field. Tonight’s game could have very easily been waged on the open seas of the 16th century, as the Corsairs faced the Mass Maritime Buccaneers. For as …
  • Corsair football edges out Husson Eagles in overtime thriller
    By Sports Editor Tom Griffin A powerful offense and some overtime heroics led UMassD past a high-scoring Husson 48-41 Saturday afternoon. Early on, the Corsairs dared Eagles quarterback David Morrison to beat them through the air with his arm – he did so, scoring first in an efficient five-minute drive. Not to be outdone on home soil, UMassD put both game management and the rock …
  • Roller-coaster week for Corsair Baseball
    By Staff Writer Thomas Griffin. The UMassD Baseball team has experienced its own share of highs and lows on the season, and losing two of three out-of-conference competitions in dramatic fashion puts this on full display. The week’s action started against Tufts, and it started early. Producing nothing in the top of the first, the Corsairs allowed six runs to end the inning, most of …
  • Go get ‘em, Tiger: The story of reclaiming a golf relic
    By Staff Writer Tom Griffin. The 2019 Masters tournament has ended, with Tiger Woods winning the event in dramatic fashion. In his first Masters win since 2005, Woods completed the tournament with a stunning stroke total of thirteen under par, barely beating out a close-running three-way tie for second between Xander Schauffele, Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson at twelve strokes under. Woods most notably swept …
  • Men’s Golf takes home Lafrance Hospitality Invitational Championship
    By Sports Editor Dylan Botelho Despite the unfortunately rainy and windy conditions, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Men’s Golf team won the Lafrance Hospitality Invitational Championship over the past weekend. The team was led by Senior Tom Sheran who shot a two-over 74 in the final round of the championship to secure the 2019 Lafrance Hospitality Invitational men’s squad title. Alongside Sheran was freshman Curtis …
  • Baseball finds middle-ground against Endicott, Castleton
    By Staff Writer Thomas Griffin. There’s been slow goings for the Corsair men’s baseball team in the middle of April, exchanging wins and losses with Endicott’s Gulls and Castleton’s Spartans over a relatively quiet week. Starting the week with an out-of-conference matchup against the Gulls, and later facing off with the Spartans in a Little-East Conference doubleheader, all three games were noteworthy for being low-scoring …
  • Rain delay doesn’t delay Richards, Corsair Softball against Plymouth State
    By Staff Writer Tom Griffin. It’s been a slow week for UMassD’s Corsair softball team, who squeaked out one win and one loss in a doubleheader against Plymouth State’s Panthers Sunday afternoon. Contributing to the slow week was a doubleheader scheduled against Western Connecticut for Saturday, which was unfortunately postponed until further notice. This means that, since their last matchup against Worcester State the Sunday …
  • Dartmouth women’s lacrosse drops to 4-7 on the season with all 7 of those losses coming at home
    By Staff Writer Zach Lunghi. The UMass Dartmouth women’s lacrosse team dropped two gametime decisions to both the Eastern Connecticut Warriors on Saturday and the Worcester State Lancers on Tuesday, losing to the Warriors by a score of 17-6 and then almost matching it with a similar loss of 17-4 against the Lancers. The losses dropped their overall record to 4-7 on the season and …
  • Wrestlemania
    By Staff Writer James Mellen. WrestleMania 35 changed wrestling history, as it was the first WrestleMania main event to be headlined by the women of WWE. This followed the WWE’s Women’s Revolution. Formerly, female superstars were referred to as “Divas” and were more known for stripteases in the middle of shows rather than their wrestling skills. Now a days, the women of WWE often main …
  • Dartmouth men’s lacrosse suffers two losses following win over Beacons
    By Staff Writer Zach Lunghi. Following three challenging road games the Corsair men’s lacrosse team resumed play at Cressy field earlier this week with a game against the UMass Boston Beacons. With Donovan Prozinski’s 6-point performance and the strong net minding of Ted McCaffery the Corsair’s grabbed a 10-8 victory over the beacons. Sawyer Gibbons kick started Dartmouth’s 7-0 run early in the first quarter …
  • March Madness ends with Virginia on top
    By Staff Writer Ben Pfeffer. A top seed has never lost to a bottom seed in March Madness history… until 2018 when the Virginia Cavaliers set a record low and lost to the UMBC Retrievers in the first round of the tournament. They were determined to erase this bad memory from their school’s existence by redeeming themselves the next season. That is exactly what they …
  • Corsairs weigh anchor on Rhode Island College in beat down doubleheader
    By Staff Writer Thomas Griffin. Despite the otherwise difficult season, UMassD softball found solace in winning both halves of a doubleheader against Rhode Island College Saturday Afternoon. This doubleheader comes two days removed of a difficult doubleheader loss for the Corsairs against Salve Regina. Both halves were lost by a single run each, at scores of 3-4 and 5-6, respectively. The team had fallen from …
  • DiSarcina, batting core lead Corsair Baseball to winning week
    By Staff Writer Tom Griffin. Last week’s performance out of the Corsair baseball team ended in two wins, one loss, a convincing doubleheader and a falling ranked team. The team underwent a bit of an identity shift within the past week, starting to shake free from the hard-luck losing habits of weeks past. Starting the season at 8-11, the team began to hit their stride …
  • UMass Dartmouth men’s Lacrosse faces three consecutive challenging road games.
    By Staff Writer Zach Lunghi. Head coach Ryan Murphy and the UMass Dartmouth men’s lacrosse team faced three road games this past week. The schedule would prove to be a great test for the group as they looked to weather the storms of both the Keene State Owls and the Coast Guard Bears, both of which have seen plenty of success so far this season. …
  • Karate club is UMass D’s best-kept secret
    By Staff Writer Ben Pfeffer. Two Sundays ago, on March 31, 2019 at Central Connecticut State University (CCSU), the UMass Dartmouth Shotokan Karate (Club) Team competed in the biggest tournament of the year and dominated the floor. They truly showed up and delivered. The team won the Varsity Kumite (fighting) event, as well as having Devin Colon, sophomore at UMassD, obtain the most points out …
  • “Is that Gordon Ramsay in line at Mondo’s?”
    By H.P. Loveshack. DISCLAIMER: This article is part of The Torch’s annual “Torchure” issue, the April fools Issue. During the Torchure, our journalistic ethics and commitment to the truth hop on the earliest bus out of town, and we spend the better part of the week trying to coax them back with cannolies and baby oil. The Torch will return to faithful, truthful coverage of …
  • Dead on Arrival: The Story of UMassD’s Ill-fated Disc Golf Team
    By Staff Writer Richard Sure Man. DISCLAIMER: This article is part of The Torch’s annual “Torchure” issue, the April fools Issue. During the Torchure, our journalistic ethics and commitment to the truth hop on the earliest bus out of town, and we spend the better part of the week trying to coax them back with cannolies and baby oil. The Torch will return to faithful, …
  • Arnie? More like… are not what you think it is
    By Seymour Neudidee. DISCLAIMER: This article is part of The Torch’s annual “Torchure” issue, the April fools Issue. During the Torchure, our journalistic ethics and commitment to the truth hop on the earliest bus out of town, and we spend the better part of the week trying to coax them back with cannolies and baby oil. The Torch will return to faithful, truthful coverage of …
  • From touchdowns to the Holy Orders: Gronk’s career change
    By James “The Felon” Mellen. DISCLAIMER: This article is part of The Torch’s annual “Torchure” issue, the April fools Issue. During the Torchure, our journalistic ethics and commitment to the truth hop on the earliest bus out of town, and we spend the better part of the week trying to coax them back with cannolies and baby oil. The Torch will return to faithful, truthful …
  • UMass Dartmouth Equestrian team caps off season with IHSA regionals
    By Staff Writer Zach Lunghi. The UMass Dartmouth Equestrian team recently wrapped up their season at the Region 1 IHSA finals which took place at the Harris Equestrian Center in Tiverton, RI. The team has been working on building their program as they finished. The team is led by head-coach Mary Charette and assistant coach Emily Steeley. The Equestrian team had an impressive season. The …
  • Corsairs trade in snow boots for life jackets as Sailing starts again
    By Staff Writer Madison Kenn. As the first few days of Spring begin, the Women’s Corsair Sailing team prepares to dismount their boats from their shelter, and get them back into the water. To kick off the first weekend of Spring 2019, on Saturday, March 23rd, the Massachusetts Maritime Central series will begin in Plymouth Ma at the Keith Hartford Sailing Center, approximately at 9:30 …
  • Corsair Baseball encounters rough waters against Roger Williams
    By Staff Writer Thomas Griffin. Limping through an already arduous 2019 season, the Corsair Baseball team struggled to get it done on the diamond after this past week’s matches took their toll. This past Wednesday saw a matchup between the equally struggling UMassD Corsairs and Roger Williams Hawks. With the Corsairs standing at a 5-5 record, and the Hawks trailing at 3-7 on the season, …
  • Corsair Softball disappointed after dropping Wheaton double-header
    By Staff Writer Thomas Griffin. A rough week for UMassD’s softball team saw a string of defeats that culminated in two losses to Wheaton in a double-header last Wednesday. Prior to last week’s events, the Corsair softball team sat at 7-4 and looked, for the moment, to be legitimate contenders for a successful season and potential playoff run. Now, that same team finds themselves at …
  • UMassD softball drops double-header against Husson and Kean
    By Staff Writer Thomas Griffin. Despite a strong start to their 2019 season, the UMassD softball team hit a bit of a rough patch in losing a double-header on Friday. Entering the evening’s matches standing at 6-2 overall, the Corsairs had shut out two back-to-back opponents in a double-header the day before. Entering the first of two Friday games against Kean, however, it was apparent …
  • From ranked upsets to upsetting losses, baseball’s start has seen ups and downs
    By Staff Writer Thomas Griffin. The 2019 Corsair Men’s Baseball team started its season with four wins, five losses, for a total nine games of inconsistency. The UMassD team’s week of play began with a 9-6 shutdown of the fourteenth-ranked Keystone. Despite allowing five runs in the first inning, Corsair pitcher Max Penton stopped opposing batters in their tracks, allowing only one more run through …
  • Papoulis earns runner-up in 800 meters at NCAA Indoor Championships
    By Sports Editor Dylan Botehlo. UMass Dartmouth senior Joao Baptista and junior George Papoulis recently competed for their individual national titles at the 2019 NCAA Division III Men’s Indoor Track and Field Championships. Baptista competed in the high jump, while Papoulis competed in the 800 meters at the Reggie Lewis Center in Roxbury, Mass. Papoulis was the star of the day, finishing as runner up …
  • UMass Dartmouth men’s lacrosse splits games against Wheaton, Dean
    By Staff Writer James Mellen III. The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Corsairs Men’s Lacrosse team split games before heading off to spring break. The Corsairs first fell in 10-8 non-league match on March 8th against Wheaton College on the road before bouncing back against Dean College. The teams finished a hard fought first 15 minutes with a 2-2 tie, but then the Wheaton Lyons scored …
  • Seven unanswered goals for UMass Dartmouth women’s lacrosse, lifts them to season opener win
    By Staff Writer Zach Lunghi. The UMass Dartmouth women’s lacrosse team traveled to Mass. Maritime this past Friday to kick-off their season. Junior Sam Muir and company dominated the home team with a final score of 12-4. Early in the first period, the Buccaneers found the back of the net with a goal from Casey Sullivan but minutes later a tally from UMass Dartmouth senior, …
  • Boston’s championship streak in danger as Celtics’ struggles continue
    By Staff Writer James Mellen III. When the Red Sox won the world series earlier this year, many Boston sports fans immediately started to follow their fall and winter home teams. With the Brady-Belichick dynasty showing no signs of slowing down, and the Celtics boasting a loaded, all-star caliber roster, Beantown began to wonder how many consecutive championships their city would win. While the Patriots …
  • LEC women’s basketball title decided in OT nail-bitter
    By Staff Writer Zach Lunghi. The Corsair Women’s basketball team hosted the playoffs for the Little East Conference Championships on Friday and Saturday over this past weekend. On Friday, UMass Dartmouth faced-off against the Rhode Island College Anchorwomen and beat them with a final score of 71-65, thus advancing to the finals where they would play Eastern Connecticut. Despite the neck-to-neck action, the Corsairs lost …
  • End of an era: Antonio Brown demands trade
    By Staff Writer Thomas Griffin. In the wake of Super Bowl 53, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ star and wide receiver Antonio Brown demanded a trade from the organization, and this time, he absolutely meant it. Following an un-productive season full of controversy and locker room drama, Brown tweeted that he thought it was “time to move on and forward” after nine seasons as a Steeler. Brown …
  • Mike Rizzo leads Corsairs to decisive home opener win against Emmanuel
    By Staff Writer Zach Lunghi. This past Saturday was the season opener for the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Men’s lacrosse team, as they hosted Emmanuel College at Cressy Field and bested the Saints with a final score of 19-8. Last March, these two teams faced off and the Corsairs grabbed a win in that game as well, beating Emmanuel 11-7. Scoring in Saturday’s bout was …
  • Men and women’s track & field break records and crown champions
    By Staff Writer Seth Tamarkin. Over the weekend, the Men and Women’s Track & Field teams took home some excellent victories as well as breaking a few school records. First, on Saturday, February 23rd, UMass Dartmouth’s men’s indoor track & field team competed at MIT for the 2019 New England Division III Championships. Junior George Papoulis (Haverhill, MA) raced to the finish line to obtain …
  • Boom or bust: Celtics torn between championship and mediocrity
    By Staff Writer Thomas Griffin. A 2019 season that was projected to see the Boston Celtics as the frontrunners has, so far, fallen short of Boston’s expectations. It’s July 2018. The Celtics are two months removed from nearly upsetting LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals. Having led the series both 2-0 and 3-2, Boston falls short in games six and …
  • Men’s tennis drops first game of the spring semester
    By Sports Editor Dylan Botehlo. The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth men’s tennis team opened their spring session of the 2018-19 season on Saturday, February 16th with a non-league matchup against Wheaton College. Earlier, in the fall semester, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth men’s tennis team dropped both dual-matchups against Eastern Nazarene and Stonehill. The match ups weren’t close either, with UMass Dartmouth falling to both …
  • Men’s hockey put forth decent finish, preserve playoff hopes
    By Staff Writer Thomas Griffin. The UMassD Men’s Hockey team enters the MASCAC playoffs seeded second, after a long and arduous season of proving their worth. Keen-eyed viewers of this team’s past few articles will recall that Corsair Hockey has been in a position of potential greatness for months. Seated comfortably behind Plymouth State as the second-best team in MASCAC, the team has spent January …
  • Basketball seniors shine on Senior Night
    By Staff Writer Zach Lunghi. It was Senior Night this past Saturday as both the Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams hosted Castleton University at the Tripp Athletic Center. The women’s team won 63-52, while the men’s team won 81-65. It also seemed fitting that in both games, the point leaders were seniors. Nakira Examond (New Bedford, Mass) led the women’s team with 11 points and, …
  • Women’s swimming & diving takes home second place at LEC Championships
    By Sports Editor Dylan Botehlo. The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Women’s Swimming and Diving team finished second at the 2019 Little East Conference Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships last Saturday at the Tripp Natatorium. The Corsairs compiled a team score of 281.5 points on Saturday, but were topped by Keene State in the competition, who won their 13th straight championship with a total score of …
  • UMassD basketball dominates Rhode Island, but struggles against Plymouth State
    By A&E Editor Alex Kerravala This week was a bit up and down for the Corsairs Basketball teams, as men’s Basketball held an impressive 4-game winning streak, while women’s basketball unfortunately suffered a crushing loss in double overtime, ending their 9-game winning streak. UMass Dartmouth hosted Rhode Island College on Wednesday, February 6th, where the men’s and women’s teams were both able to come away …
  • Sixth Ring solidifies Brady’s G.O.A.T. status
    By Staff Writer Tom Griffin. While some doubt the validity of Tom Brady’s status as the “Greatest of All Time,” the aging quarterback’s career accomplishments prove just that. The age-old adage states that the empire of Rome wasn’t built in a single day, but Tom Brady has managed to foster two prosperous dynasties within 20 years. After this past victory at Super Bowl LIII, the …
  • Hockey falls to top-seeded Plymouth State, still are convincing contenders
    By Staff Writer Tom Griffin. In the game that decided the current lead in MASCAC men’s hockey conference, the Corsairs unfortunately dropped the ball (or puck) on upsetting Plymouth State, losing 4-2. Before the start of February, the Corsairs showed immense promise as the dark horse candidate to sweep the MASCAC in the later part of the season. The group rattled off blowout win after …
  • Restaurant review: Take a bite out of Chomp
    By Staff Writer Tighe Ratcliffe. If you’re new to the New England area, or have lived here most your life, you know it’s full of a lot of hidden gems. Chomp Kitchen and Drinks is one of them. Chomp is a small little restaurant in Warren, Rhode Island, that specializes in local craft beer and gourmet burgers. They make their own house ketchup (which is …
  • Putting down pens for paint brushes at Paint Night
    By Staff Writer Kylie Cooper. Creativity was abound in the Campus Center on Thursday, January 31 as students traded in their pens and notebooks for brushes and palettes. Led by alum Doug Woodhouse ‘11, students transformed their blank canvases into cherry blossom tree landscapes as part of SAIL’s Paint Night. Like other paint night events, the 50 participants were instructed step-by-step and were encouraged to …
  • A double Corsairs win: Men’s and women’s basketball teams
    By Staff Writer Tamendy Raymond. Both Men’s and Woman’s basketball teams were in action this Saturday against Eastern Connecticut. Two solid performances from the teams lead to some exceptional games and more importantly, two amazing victories. The Men’s Corsair basketball team just barely edged out Eastern Connecticut, winning by a single point, 69-68. You could only imagine the intensity of such a close game. With …
  • Celtics and Lakers looking to sign Anthony Davis
    By Staff Writer Seth Tamarkin. If there’s one thing the NBA does right, it’s entertaining its maniacal fanbase. Nothing goes unnoticed in today’s world and even more so when there are reporters just waiting to break the next big story. Therefore, when something big does happen it doesn’t just make waves, it engulfs the fanbase into watching every move that goes around throughout the league. …
  • Corsairs keep winter hot with strong showing at women’s track meet
    By Staff Writer Thomas Griffin A wonderful weekend for New England sports began not with Sunday evening’s Super Bowl festivities, but instead at a Saturday afternoon women’s invitational track meet. Headlining the women’s team’s accomplishments is Ella Rath, whose posted time of 2:42.64 earned her a second-place finish in the 800 meters. Making UMass Dartmouth history for her third-place showing in the 600 meters, Taylor …
  • The Goat tramples the Rams: Patriots win Super Bowl LIII
    By Staff Writer James Mellen. That’s right, we won the most boring game of football that I have ever sat through! The lowest scoring Super Bowl in history ended in a 13-3 win for the New England Patriots! There were a few other records broken in the game, such as but not limited to, the Los Angeles Rams being the first team to punt on …
  • Corsairs continue to climb MASCAC standings with victory over Salem State Vikings
    By Staff Writer Zach Lunghi. The UMass Dartmouth Men’s ice hockey team extended their impressive run through the end of January with an 8-1 victory over the Salem State Vikings at Hetland Ice arena. After a relatively slow start to the season the Corsairs have found a way to go 10-2-1 in their last 13 games. Saturday night’s win improved them to an overall record …
  • Men’s basketball heats up a cold January
    By Sports Editor Dylan Botehlo. After a lackluster 2017-2018 season where the Men’s Basketball team netted 12 wins but 14 losses, the team seems reinvigorated in the 2018-2019 season after a string of impressive wins. After losing the first two games of the season in November, the team has secured win after win, resulting in a current 13-6 record. Their fiery comeback has especially been …
  • Patriots make the Super Bowl again, but don’t get your hopes up (too much)
    By Staff Writer Thomas Griffin. Despite their rockiest season in the past decade, the Patriots are somehow, once again, bound for the Super Bowl. Representing a weak year for either the opposing AFC teams or the Shield itself, a late-season offensive restructuring was enough to turn an otherwise benign 11-5 Patriots team into a Super Bowl contender. Sure, they made the big game, but many …
  • Corsairs improve to 6-0, Examond named LEC Player of the Week
    By Sports Editor Dylan Botehlo. The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth women’s basketball team improved to a perfect 6-0 over last week with two solid wins against both Southern Maine and Plymouth State. Senior forward Nakira Examond lead the team in both games, remaining as dominant as she has all season, earning herself a spot as the Little East Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for …
  • Men’s and Women’s Track & Field teams stellar in season opener
    By Sports Editor Dylan Botehlo. Both the men’s and women’s University of Massachusetts Dartmouth indoor track & field teams shined in the start of their respective seasons on Saturday afternoon at the University of Massachusetts Boston Indoor Open at the Reggie Lewis Center.    The Corsairs teams combined for 12 top 10 individual performances at the open, giving plenty of star performances. Senior Jared Louf-Woods picked …
  • Ice Hockey rolls through two thrilling victories
    By Staff Writer James Mellen III. On Wednesday, November 29th, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth men’s ice hockey team roll(sair)ed through the Worcester State ice hockey team in a Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference matchup at Corsairs’ home Hetland Arena in New Bedford, Massachusetts.  A true nail biter of a game, with the end of the second period of the hour long game ending with …