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Beacon Update Feb. 8, 2014

Men’s Basketball
615 (010 LEC)
The Men’s Basketball team played five games over the last two weeks, going 14. On Jan. 25, the team took on Keene State on the road. Despite Omar Benabicha’s strong game, the guys were defeated 7768. Three nights later, the team lost 7568 on the road to conference rival Southern Maine. Carl Joseph had 21 points while Luc Ulysse had 11 assists. On Feb. 1, the Beacons returned home and fell just short against Rhode Island College, 7065. Joseph had another big night with 17 points and nine assists. On Feb. 6 the Beacons snapped their nine-game losing streak with an 8977 home win over Fitchburg State. Joseph led the way again with a 24-point nine-assist night. On Feb. 8, the Beacons fell 7158 at home to Conference rival Eastern Connecticut State. Joseph and Greg Young both led the way with 11 points each. The Beacons will travel to UMass Dartmouth on Feb. 11, and then to Plymouth State on Feb. 15 before returning home on Feb. 18 to take on Southern Maine.
Women’s Basketball
129 (37 LEC)
The Women’s Basketball team had a similar five-game stretch as the Men’s team, going 14. On Jan. 25, the team traveled to take on Conference rival Keene State. Kirsten Morrison had 16 points and nine rebounds in a tough 6056 loss. Three nights later at Southern Maine, the ladies fell 5547 despite Olivia Murphy’s double-double of 13 points and 15 rebounds. At home on Feb. 1, the Beacons were handed their third straight defeat in a 5544 loss to Rhode Island College. Morrison had another good night with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Murphy also had 11 assists in the loss. On Feb. 4, the team was able to get back on track with a 74–71 win over Suffolk. Murphy again had a good night with 16 points and Katrina Edwards had eight assists. On Feb. 8 the Beacons dropped a 64–37 decision to Eastern Connecticut State. Mallory Nelson lead the way with 14 points. The team heads to UMass Dartmouth on Feb. 11, to Plymouth State on Feb. 15, and returns home to face Southern Maine on Feb. 18.
Men’s Hockey
16–4–3 ( 9–4–3 ECAC East)
The 14th-ranked Beacons Men’s Hockey team visited Babson on Jan. 25 in a rematch of their battle the day earlier, which Babson won 2–0. Unfortunately, the result was similar this time around as Babson escaped with a 3–2 victory. Peter MacIntyre and Nathan Milam scored the two Beacons goals. The following week the guys tied Skidmore College 2–2 at home. Sam Boyd and Travis Daniel both scored for the Beacons. The goal was Daniel’s 18th career power-play goal, which set a new program record. The next night, the Beacons defeated Castleton State 5–1 at home. Mike Kuhn, Stephen Buco, Kit Sitterley, Giovanni Marinelli, and Frankie DeAugustine all scored while Zach Andrews made 29 stops in the win. On Feb. 7, the Beacons beat Southern Maine 3–2 at home. Sitterley, Buco, and Cody Dixon all scored for UMass Boston. The following day, the team beat the University of New England 4–3 at home. Buco had another big game — scoring twice — while DeAugustine and Daniel both had goals of their own. The team concludes their regular season next weekend at St. Michael’s College and at Norwich on Feb. 14 and 15.
Women’s Hockey
10–9–4 (6–7–1 ECAC East)
The Beacons have had a solid couple of weeks, starting with a 3–1 win over St. Michael’s College at home on Jan. 25. Courtney White, Alexa Cappione, and Samantha Fallon provided the three goals for the ladies while Casey Schaejbe made 24 saves. On Jan. 31, the team defeated Nichols College 5–2 on the road. Fallon recorded her first career hat trick while Emily Howard and Jenny Currie also scored for the Beacons. The next day, the team traveled to Manhattanville College. Fallon once again scored and Moe Bradley had 26 saves in a 1–1 tie. On Feb. 7, the Beacons were defeated at home by Salve Regina, 4–2. Currie and Kayla Kiernan scored both goals for UMass Boston. The next day, the team rebounded by beating Holy Cross 3–2. Fallon, Alyssa Sullivan, and Emily Russell all scored for the Beacons. The ladies conclude their regular season on the road against Plymouth State on Feb. 14 and at Southern Maine on Feb. 15.
Indoor Track
The Men’s Indoor Track team took on some of the top talent in the country at the BU Terrier Classic on Jan. 25. Norbert Simon ran a new personal best (PB) in 400 meters while Mohamed Fdal ran a new PB in the 60 meter dash and Tylor Hart took seventh overall in the high jump. A week later, the Beacons competed at the Tufts University Stampede Meet on Feb. 1. The 4×200 meter relay team of Simon, Shawn Lawson, Kelly Desane and Fritz Gustave finished first and were one one-hundredth of a second off of the school record.
On the Women’s side, Hulerie McGuffie and Renee O’Brien placed fourth and ninth in the long jump, respectively, as well as first and ninth in the 400 meters. Anisha Trappier also had an eighth place finish in the 400 meters. The three would team up with Ari Leao to place second overall in the 4×200 meter relay. The next week, the Beacons competed at the Boston University Valentine’s Invitational on Feb. 7. Once again, it was McGuffie who stole the show, breaking her own school record in the 200 meters. Krista Ledin, an All-American on the Women’s Soccer team, ran in her first collegiate meet, placing 55th in the 60 meter dash. Distance runner Angelica Pizzi ran a new PB in the mile run.
The following day, the Men’s team took to the track. They were led by Hart’s program record-tying jump of 6.0825 feet in the High Jump. Simon, Lawson (Long Jump), Desane, Fdal (200 meters), Gustave (60 meters), Chris Sian Aguirre, Chhenlee Ly, Tad Delaney (800 meters), Kervens Jean-Philippe (Shot Put), and Xavier Romero (Triple Jump) all set new PBs on an all-around good day for the Beacons. The team competes next at the Little East Conference/New England Alliance meet at Southern Maine on Feb. 15.