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Beacon Update

Women’s Tennis
5-8 Overall, 2-5 LEC
Lead by Senior Captains Anitra Kloczewiak and Sam Counts, the Lady Beacons ended a three-match losing streak with a 6-3 win over Wentworth at a home game on Oct. 3. Counts and Kloczewiak got the win at no. 1 doubles, while Kelsey Shea and Logan Smith won at no. 2 doubles.
Slovieg Castelli and Nuha Muntasser, who was once again named Little East Conference Rookie of the Week on Oct. 7, led the Lady Beacons to a doubles sweep with a win at no. 3 doubles.
The ladies were unable to carry the momentum into Bridgewater State on Oct. 5, falling 7-2 to the undefeated reigning Little East Champions. The team did get wins from Kloczewiak at no. 2 singles and from Muntasser and Castelli at no. 2 doubles.
They were able to bounce back three days later at Salem State on Oct. 8, winning 6-2 to get their first win in conference play. The Lady Beacons once again swept doubles play, while Kloczweiak, Muntasser, and Kathleen Conroy all recorded singles wins.
On Oct. 10, the team made it two in a row in conference play with a lopsided 9-0 win against Western Connecticut State in a makeup game from Oct. 2. Shea and Vicky Woytowicz got it started with a win at no. 3 doubles and the usual suspects, Kloczewiak, Counts, and Muntasser, recorded wins at both singles and doubles.
The team concludes its season with an Oct. 15 tilt at home against Curry and an Oct. 19 match at Plymouth State.
Men’s Soccer
8-4-1 Overall, 1-1-1 LEC
On Oct. 1, the Beacons fell to Bridgewater State 4-3 in a double overtime heartbreaker at Clark Field. Despite leading 3-0 and getting two goals from Marcus Pizzetti, the Beacons were unable to hold off the charging Bridgewater team, which scored four unanswered goals to steal the win. Edmilson Barros supplied the third UMass Boston goal on a penalty kick in the 52nd minute.
On Oct. 5, on Quincy Youth Soccer Day at Clark, the Beacons played Eastern Connecticut State, a team that had a 13-game winning streak against them coming into the game. Barros scored his team-leading eighth goal of the season to put the Beacons up 1-0 in the 26th minute before Eastern CT tied it at the start of the second half.
The Beacons carried their momentum into their match on Oct. 9 against Emerson’s team, which was easily defeated 4-0. Barros scored twice while Pizzetti had a goal and an assist. Alfonso Rosales and Camilo Flores split time in net to secure the Beacon’s fourth shutout of the season.
The guys closed out this stretch on Oct. 12 with a 4-2 thumping of Western Connecticut on the road. They have a busy slate the next couple of weeks and it will become apparent if this team is a legitimate conference title contender.
Women’s Soccer
9-4 Overall, 3-1 LEC
The women’s team started October with a 3-0 win at home vs. Colby-Sawyer on Oct. 2. Krista Ledin netted two goals and had an assist (Tayla Andrews supplied the third goal for the Lady Beacons) and Sam Cristoforo also had an assist. Kristin Spain added to her shutout record by blanking her opponent for the third straight game.
However, the team could not carry that momentum into their match with Eastern Connecticut State on Oct. 5., falling 1-0 on an early goal.
The girls were able to get back on track with a 3-2 thriller over Wentworth on the road. KK DaCosta and Amanda Pugliese had assists, while Ledin, who also had an assist, and Brittany Castillo scored for the Lady Beacons. It was Tayla Andrews’ 90th minute goal that gave UMass Boston their first lead of the night, and eventually, their seventh win of the year.
The ladies didn’t slow it down one bit during Columbus day weekend. In their annual “Think Pink” game, they crushed Western Connecticut 4-0 at the Clark Center field and rolled that momentum into their Columbus Day matinee, in which they steamrolled Salve Regina on the road, 5-0. It seems as though this well oiled machine is back on track after a shaky start.
Volleyball
11-12 Overall, 3-0 LEC
Volleyball had a quiet last couple weeks, playing just two games, starting with a 3-0 (26-24, 25-25, 25-20) home loss to regionally-ranked Wellesley College. The Lady Beacons did have some impressive performances as Megan Pollock recorded 21 assists while Kirsten Morrison and Patsy Boland each had 9 kills. Defensively, Elizabeth Glavan led the way with 13 digs.
Less than a week later, on Oct. 8, the Lady Beacons went north for a conference tilt with Southern Maine. This time, it was UMass Boston that came away with a 3-0 victory (25-14, 25-19, 25-15). Once again, it was Pollock leading the team in assists with 24 while Morrison and Julia Murphy combined for 13 kills to help the team move to 3-0 in conference play.
Columbus day weekend was a very busy one for the ladies. They beat up Trinity, 3-0, on October 11th before getting swept in the Beacons Invitational on Saturday the 12th, losing 3-1 to Endicott and 3-2 to Haverford College. The next day, on the closing day of the tournament, they managed to thump Babson, 3-0 before losing to Colby-Sawyer by the same score.