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 

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 … Continue reading Corsairs lance Lancers before Homecoming crowd 

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 … Continue reading Boston Bruins 2019-2020 season preview: There and back again 

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 … Continue reading Head Coach Almeida’s 100th Win Comes with Tying Price