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Beacon Update 4/19/2014

Baseball
11–13 (3–4 LEC)
The Beacons Baseball team defeated Westfield State on the road in a wild 16–13 contest on April 3. The following day, the team defeated Worcester State 7–3 in a makeup game also on the road. On April 6, the Beacons traveled to Connecticut to face LEC rival Western Connecticut State in a doubleheader. The Beacons took game one 10–6 before dropping the second game, 10–7, snapping their three game losing streak. On April 8, the team traveled to Salem State where they lost 13–3. On April 9, the Beacons lost 6–5 in 10 innings to Framingham State at home. The next day, the team was defeated 17–6 at Babson College.
On April 12, UMass Boston split a doubleheader at home against UMass Dartmouth, winning the first game 8–4, but losing the second 10–4. On April 14, the team lost 13–6 at home to LEC rival Southern Maine. However, on April 16 at home, the team scratched out a 4–3 victory over Roger Williams. The following day, the Beacons hosted College of Saint Vincent (N.Y.), where they were handed an 11–1 defeat.
Softball
8–15 (0–6 LEC)
On April 5, the UMass Boston Softball team was swept by UMass Dartmouth in a doubleheader 8–0 and 3–2 on the road. On April 9, the team bounced back to take the first game of a doubleheader against Salve Regina 3–2 before falling in game two, 9–4, at home. The next day, the Beacons swept Framingham State at home 9-8 in eight innings and 10–3 on five innings. On April 12, the Beacons lost two games to LEC foe Eastern Connecticut State 4–0 and 9–1 at home. 
Men’s Tennis
5–6 (2–1 LEC)
The Men’s Tennis Team was able to sneak by Wentworth on April 9, 5–4 on the road. The team was led by Charles Lai’s two wins at Number 1 singles and Number 1 doubles. The next day, the Beacons faced Southern Maine at home. Despite another two wins from Lai, the team lost 7–2. The Beacons were able to beat Bridgewater State on April 12 7–2 thanks to strong play from Lai, Sean Cullen, Mark Grinhaus, and Eglis Bizoti. The team was shut out 9–0 by Babson College on the road April 17. 
Lacrosse
6–7 (1–3 LEC)
On April 5, the Beacons Lacrosse team fell 13–6 to LEC opponent Eastern Connecticut State at home. The following week, the team lost 11–7 to another LEC foe, Western Connecticut State, again at home. On April 17, they were defeated 19–10 by Keene State, also at home.
Track and Field
The Beacons Track team went down to New Jersey for the Ramapo Roadrunner Invitational on April 5. For the women, Hulerie McGuffie won both the 200 and 400 meter dashes while Renee O’Brien finished third in the 200 and Anisha Trappier finished fifth in the 100 meter dash. Anitra Klozcewiak finished seventh and set a new program record in the hammer throw. On the men’s side, Carl Joseph and Tylor Hart finished first and second in the high jump. Nobert Simon placed third in the long jump.
On April 11, the Beacons competed at the Eastern Connecticut State Invitational, where they would set six meet records. The women, who finished fourth in the standings, where led by Taylor Smith, who finished first and set a meet record in the discus throw. Hulerie McGuffie set a record in the 100 meter dash while Renee O’Brien placed second right behind her. Anisha Trapper set a new mark in the 200 meter dash while the 4×100 and 4×400 meter relay teams of Trapper, McGuffie, O’Brien, Ari Leao (4×400) and Krista Ledin (4×100) both set new meet records. For the men, who placed fifth overall, they were once again lead by Carl Joseph, who set a meet record in the high jump, and Tylor Hart, who placed second. Kelly Desane finished fourth in the 100 meter dash and the 4×100 meter relay team of Desane, Nobert Simon, Fritz Gustave and Chris Sian-Aguirre placed third. The team next travels to the New England Alliance/ Little East Conference Championship meet hosted by UMass Dartmouth on April 26.