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Amber Clemons, Volleyball

Volleyball
4-5 Overall (1-0 LEC)
At the Endicott College Invitational on Sept. 6, the Beacons were shut out 3-0 to Roger Williams. The team returned later in the day to defeat Sage College of New York 3-1. Kirsten Morrison (6 kills) and Emma Rocha (22 assists) both turned in strong performances.
On Sept. 7, the squad dropped a 3-2 decision to Bowdoin and fell 3-0 to 16th-ranked Eastern University. Despite the losses, Patsy Boland, Ambor Clemons, and Julia Murphy, among others, played well.
The team bounced back to defeat rival Keene State in the home opener Sept. 11.
The Beacons play again next weekend with a doubleheader on Friday against RIT and SUNY-New Paltz on Day One of the NYU Invitational.
Men’s Soccer
4-2 Overall (0-0 LEC)
The guys lost 2-0 at Gordon College on Sept. 10. They played a very good despite the loss, out-shooting Gordon 22-15, but two second-half goals 1:21 apart by the Scots took the wind out of their sails.
The team then bounced back in a strong way on Sept. 12, winning against Sitchburg State by a 3-2 margin at home. Edmilson Barros, Lenir Lima, and Roland Barbosa scored in the win. Alfonso Rosales and Camilo Flores split time in goal for the Beacons, and Rosales, a sophomore, was named the Little East Conference Goalkeeper of the Week on Sept. 9. 
Women’s Soccer
2-3 overall (0-0 LEC)
The women’s team is 1-2 with a 2-1 loss at Skidmore followed by a 2-1 overtime win against Castleton State in the Castleton State College Tournament on Sept. 7. Krista Ledin scored her all-time program-record 52nd career goal in overtime against Castleton.
On Sept. 12, the team lost a 3-2 overtime heart breaker to Wheaton College.
Despite the setbacks, Tayla Andrews had herself a fantastic week en route to being named Little East Conference Player Of The Week. The team has a long layoff before hitting the pitch against Southern Maine in the Conference opener in Gorham, Maine. Coach Amy Zombeck’s squad should get back on track with the opening of conference play, where they were nearly flawless in 2012.
Women’s Tennis
1-3 Overall (0-0 LEC)
Johnson and Wales handed the Women’s Tennis team an 8-1 loss in Rhode Island on Sept. 11 in their lone match of the week.
The lone win for the squad came from senior captain Anitra Kloczewiak. With her 6-3 and 6-2 singles victory, Kloczewiak became the program’s all-time leader in singles victories with 23 total. She also has 51 total victories and 28 doubles wins, both school records as well.
Aside from Kloczweiak, Solveig Castelli and fellow senior captain Sam Counts played well in their doubles match, coming up short 8-4. With the loss, the Beacons have dropped three in a row since their opening-day win over Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts back on Aug. 30.
The Beacons get right back at it on Sept. 14 against Worcester State in their Conference opener at home at the Boston College High School tennis courts at 1 p.m.
Cross Country
Due to a cancellation of a race scheduled for Sept. 14, the team will not have another race until the following week on Sept. 21, at the UMass Dartmouth Invitational.
The team opened up its season at the Fens Classic hosted by Emmanuel College. Angelica Pizzi led the women, coming in seventh overall with a time of 12:55 over the two-mile course while Jake Kerin paced the men, completing the five-kilometer course in 16:55.
Ariana Leao  (14:51, 39th), Danielle Valerie (16:17, 55th), Renee O’Brien (17:18, 61st), and Ashley Cahill (19:36, 63rd) rounded out the rest of the women’s team, which placed seventh out of eight teams. After Kerin, Tad Delaney (17:25, 21st), Joe Miller (20:38, 54th), Chhenlee Ly (21:36, 59th), Emilio Alvarez-Flores (22:51, 61st), and Ed McDonald (22:53, 62nd), helped the Beacons finish sixth out of seven teams.