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 … Continue reading Unexpected stars bring unprecedented success over Westfield State in closer 

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 … Continue reading After messy dress rehearsal, Hockey looks to ransack MASCAC 

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 … Continue reading Torn sails leave ‘Sairs adrift in Maritime 

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 … Continue reading Women’s Basketball win buzzer-beater in stunning start to season 

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 … Continue reading Men’s Soccer outlasts season-enders to finish 8-7-2, secure playoff birth 

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 … Continue reading Corsair running game overruns Colonial roadblock 

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 … Continue reading Field Hockey finds hope following silent swan song 

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 … Continue reading Deadspin is dead, cause of death: Sticking to sports 

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 … Continue reading Women’s Soccer seniors honored amidst Corsair collapse vs. Westfield State, Western Connecticut