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Beacon Update 4/4/2014

Baseball
6–6(1–1 LEC)
The Beacons Baseball team opened its season with a Spring Break trip to Florida from March 14 to March 21. On the first day, the team started off with two wins over Edgewood (Wis.) College, 4–3 and 2–1 in 10 innings, respectively. On March 15, the team was defeated by SUNY-Plattsburgh 5–4. The following day, the Beacons lost 8–4 to the University of Wisconsin-Stout. On March 18, the Beacons got back on track with a doubleheader sweep of St. Joseph’s (Long Island) 5–3 and 9–7. Over the last three days of the trip, the team lost to Johns Hopkins, 5–4, won 8–7 against Bethel (Min.) and lost 5–4 to the University of Dubuque (Iowa). Upon returning home, the Beacons opened up conference play at Eastern Connecticut State in a doubleheader on March 29. They spit the two games, losing the first 3–0, and winning the second 3–2. On April 2, the team lost at Salem State 8–4. The Beacons next play April 3 at Westfield State, then travel to Western Connecticut State for a doubleheader on April 6. On April 8, the team travels again to Salem State and then plays their first home game on April 9 at Campanelli Stadium in Brockton against Framingham State before heading to Babson College on April 10.
Softball
5–10 (0–2 LEC)
The Softball team got their season underway in Clemont, Fla. during spring break. On March 15, the team won their first game, 3–2, over The College of New Jersey before losing 9–1 to Farmingdale State (N.Y.). Two days later the team lost two games, 7–1 to Babson College and 3–1 to Western New England. On March 18, the team was beaten, 9–0, by top-ranked and defending National Champion Tufts. The next day, the Beacons lost 8-1 to Washington and Jefferson College (Pa.) but defeated Trinity College (Conn.) 1–0 in their final game in Florida. On March 28 in their first game back home, the team split a doubleheader against Bridgewater State, losing 6–0 in game one but winning 10–8 in the second game.
The following day, UMass Boston was swept in a doubleheader by conference rival Rhode Island College 8–2 and 6–5. On April 1, the Beacons beat Wheaton College 7–5 at home, giving Coach Natalia Ardagna her 100th career win. The team then lost 9–0 in game two. On April 2 the team split two games at home against Suffolk, losing 2–1 in game one and winning 3–1 in game two. The Beacons next travel to UMass Dartmouth on April 5, then to MIT on April 8 before heading home to face Salve Regina on April 9 and Framingham State on April 10. All games are doubleheaders.
Lacrosse
6–4 (1–0 LEC)
On March 11, the Beacons Lacrosse team beat Thomas College (Me.) 16–4 at home. Three days later, the squad was beaten 9–7 at Lasell College. The following day, on March 15, the Beacons bounced back with a 17–1 drubbing of Johnson State.
On March 18 the team took off for Florida where they played two games. They lost the first game against Florida Southern 22–7, then lost to SUNY-Geneseo 15–7 on March 20. The Beacons then won their first game since returning north, 19–7 at Emerson College. On March 26, the team won again at Nichols College, 14–5, then defeated Salem State 11–8 on March 29 for their third straight win. The Beacons next take on conference rival Eastern Conn. State on April 5 at home before facing Western Conn. State at home on April 12.
Men’s Tennis
2–5 (0–0 LEC)
The Men’s Tennis team played three matches during their annual trip to Florida during spring break. On March 14, the team lost 9–0 to Bentley University. On March 17, the team lost 5–4 to Western New England. The following day, the Beacons were swept 9–0 by the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in their final game of the trip.
On March 27, in their first game back home, the team beat Eastern Nazarene College 5–4 thanks to big performances by Charles Lai and Sean Cullen. On April 3, UMass Boston beat Suffolk 7–2 in a match that lasted over four hours. The team will take Wentworth on April 9. On April 10, the team will face Southern Maine in a makeup contest before facing Bridgewater State on April 12.
Track and Field
On March 29, the Beacons opened their Outdoor season at the Tufts Snowflake Classic. The Women, who finished 7th, were led by Hulerie McGuffie, who won the 200 meter dash, as well as Taylor Smith, who won the discus throw. Renee O’Brien finished 2th in the high jump while Krista Ledin came in 9th in the 100 meter dash. On the Men’s side, Carl Joseph and Tylor Hart finished 1st and 2nd in the high jump to lead the Beacons to their own 7th place finish.