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Beacon Update 9/29/2013

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Krista Ledin, Women’s Soccer

Women’s Soccer
(5-3 Overall, 2-0 LEC)
The Lady Beacons had a solid week, recording three straight wins over Southern Maine, Suffolk, and UMass Dartmouth. In their Little East Conference opener back on Sept. 21, Krista Ledin and Tayla Andrews supplied the scoring while Kristen Spain recorded the shutout in UMass Boston’s 2-0 victory over Southern Maine in Gorham. With the clean sheet, Spain tied her her teammate Dani Perkins for the most shutouts in program history. Four days later, the ladies steamrolled Suffolk 4-1 with, once again, Ledin and Andrews providing the scoring with two goals each, and Spain grabbing the victory in net.
This past Sept. 29 on Quincy Youth Soccer Day at Clark Field, the Lady Beacons hammered UMass Dartmouth 4-0 to move to 2-0 in the Conference. Ericka Garufi (who also had two assists), Ledin, Andrews, and Kara Peters found the back of the net for UMB while Kristen Spain again recorded the win to break the school record for career shutouts. Up next is a home game against Colby-Sawyer on Oct. 2, a road game at Eastern Connecticut State on Oct. 5, and another road contest against Wentworth on Oct. 8.
Men’s Soccer
(7-3 Overall, 1-1 LEC)
The Beacons  had a busy, yet successful week. On Sept. 15, the boys beat Newbury College 3-2 behind two goals from Edmilson Barros (who was named LEC Rookie of the Week on Sept. 16) and a late second half goal by Jerry Phanor. Camilo Florez recorded six saves between the pipes to record the win. On Sept. 18, Marcus Pizzetti’s fourth goal of the year combined with Alfonso Rosales’ five saves gave the Beacons a 1-0 win at Salem State.
On Sept. 21 on Dorchester Youth Soccer Day at Clark Field, the Beacons pulled off a 3-2 win over Southern Maine in their LEC opener to run their winning streak to four and get off to the program’s best start since 2003. Down 1-0 at halftime, Edmilson Barros and Marcus Pizzetti each scored in the second half to put the Beacons ahead and Arlindo Goncalves broke a 2-2 tie with less than six minutes left in the game. However, this past Saturday at UMass Dartmouth, the Beacons hit a speed bump and lost 3-0. 
Volleyball
(8-8 Overall, 2-0 LEC)
Volleyball is coming off a 4-3 week that saw them travel to New York for the NYU Invitational Sept. 20-21. On day 1 of the tournament, the Lady Beacons took down RIT 3-0, led by Julia Murphy’s seven kills and Emma Rocha’s twelve assists. Unfortunately, they were not able to stay with SUNY-New Paltz, who handed them a 3-1 loss. Patsy Boland had 12 kills while Elizabeth Glavan had 22 digs. On day 2, the Beacons were beat 3-1 by host NYU despite strong play from Glavan and Boland (who was named to the All-Tournament team). The team was able to bounce back against DeSales University, winning 3-1 with Pepper Baker and Bri Sousa turning in strong efforts. The team then handed conference foe Rhode Island College a 3-0 defeat on Sept. 26 with Christine Dupuis leading the team with eight digs and Boland and Murphy combined for 17 kills.
This past Saturday, the Lady Beacons spilt a tri-match at Tufts University, beating Connecticut College 3-1 behind 12 kills from Amber Clemons and 27 assists from Emma Rocha. However, they were down 3-1 to host Tufts despite Julia Murphy leading the team with 7 kills and 5 blocks. Next up for the Volleyball team is a home date with Wellesley College on Oct. 3 and a conference road game against Southern Maine on Oct. 8.
Women’s Tennis
(2-7 Overall, 0-4 LEC)
Women’s Tennis had a hard last few matches, going only 1-4 over their last five contests. The Lady Beacons dropped a 6-3 decision to Worcester State in their conference opener on Sept. 14, despite a great effort from Anitra Kloczewiak, who won twice in singles and doubles play. On Thursday, Sept. 19, the team was able to bounce back with a 6-3 win over Eastern Nazarene thanks to wins from Kloczewiak, Sam Counts, Nuha Muntasser, and Kathleen Conroy. Three days later, the Ladies were defeated 5-3 by Southern Maine. On Sept. 28, the team fell 5-4 to UMass Dartmouth.
Kloczewiak picked up another singles win and teamed up with Sam Counts for a doubles win. Muntasser won a singles match, then paired up with Solveig Costelli to get the Beacon’s fourth and final victory.
On Sept. 27, Muntasser (named LEC Rookie of the Week on Sept. 23) and Kloczewiak had the honor of playing in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) New England Regional Women’s Tennis Tournament. The pair drew tough competitions, losing 8-3 in doubles and losing 6-0, 6-0 in their singles matches. The Lady Beacons will take on Western Connecticut State on Wednesday, Oct. 2, Wentworth on Oct.3, and Bridgewater State on Oct. 5.
Cross-Country
After a two-week hiatus, the Cross-Country team was back in action at the UMass Dartmouth Corsair Classic on Sept. 21. On the men’s side, Jake Kerin finished 61st overall, covering the 8k course in 27:52. Tad Delaney followed with a 75th overall finish in 28:18, followed by Joe Miller (33:33, 186), Ronald Esquivel (34:00, 186), Chhenlee Ly (34:54, 193), and Alvarez Missick (39:35, 203) all combining to help the Beacons finish 23rd.
The women were led by Angelica Pizzi, who finished the 5k course in 20:29 at 62nd place. Ariana Leao (23:20, 162), Ashley Glendye (25:25, 176), Danielle Valeri (25:48, 180), Renee O’Brien (25:53, 184), and Ashley Cahill (33:31, 206) rounded out the field. Together, the ladies finished 24th as a team. On Sept. 28, the team was back at it at the familiar confines of Franklin Park for the historical Codfish Bowl. The Beacons were a bit short-handed, but were still able to turn in some solid performances. Pizzi once again paced the Lady Beacons with a 58th place finish in 21:39, followed up by Leao (23:41, 95), and Glendye (26:25, 113).
The men were lead by Kerin, who finished 58th in 28:18, and Delaney, who ran a 28:58 to finish 68th. Ly ran a personal best 33:48 to come in 116th, followed by Miller (34:06 120), and Esquivel (35:33, 124). The men’s team finished tenth overall in the standings. Next up is the 2013 XC Championships at Franklin Park on Oct. 12.