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 

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, … Continue reading Bears Shuffle over Corsair Crew 56-20 

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 … Continue reading Corsair Field Hockey Breezes by Westfield State, Fitchburg State in Sweep 

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 … Continue reading Corsair sails wave goodbye on horizon after short stint in Plymouth, Cambridge 

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 … Continue reading Corsairs prove there is an L in golf at Southern Maine Invitational, rebound with Conference Championships 

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 … Continue reading Football Winning Streak Snaps against Framingham State