AMHERST, Mass. (WWLP) – This Women’s History Month, the UMass Minutewomen have created some history of their own! In addition to a historic season, the team Friday night set a new school record, for most victories in a single season.
UMass Amherst took on the University of Albany in the opening round of the Women’s WNIT tournament at the Mullins center. They beat Albany 73-48.
UMass Amherst hosted the University of Albany in the opening round of the Women’s NIT tournament. A win that set a new school record for most victories in a single season. This follows the program’s first A-10 regular season title led by conference player of the year Sam Breen and powered by a roster full of experience and skill.
The Breen Machine, Queen Breem, probably leaves here as the best player in the history of the program,” Tory Verdi, Head Coach of UMass Womens Basketball told 22News.
This is one of the best women’s basketball teams in UMass history as they cement themselves as the most successful team the program has ever fielded. UMass likes to play fast and scores a lot of points. Albany is the opposite with a deliberate half-court offense that loves to take time off the clock.
Fans are excited as the Minutewomen now advance to face Harvard.
“We follow the minutewomen for years and they fell on hard times, but now they are on good times. And we’re happy to support them,” said Bruce Laurie of Pelham.
“I think they have so much great chemistry and I think that they are a great team and I love to support them,” adds Sydney Daly of New Hampshire.
The UMass Minutewomen will play Havard University at the Mullins center Monday night for the second round of the tournament. The tip-off is at 7 PM.