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Beacon Update September 26, 2014

Volleyball
12-3 (2-0 LEC)
The always-tough Beacons were downright dominant this stretch. After sweeping the UMass Boston invitational, they traveled to Salve Regina on September 17, where they won easily, 3-0. Following six days off, they were well rested for their date with Rhode Island College in the Clark Center, where they cruised to yet another 3-0 win. Two days later, on September 25, they traveled to the wilderness of New Hampshire, where they dispatched Keene State, 3-1. Julia Murphy has been a star so far for the Beacons, with a team-leading 153 kills. Patsy Boland and Blair Boyer have also been stellar, with 99 and 95, respectively. Elizabeth Glavan leads the squad with a very impressive 304 digs, with freshman Breana Kemp trailing her with 103. Next up for the ladies is a match-up with Tufts on September 30, and a road trip to Wellesley on October 3.
Men’s Soccer
5-3 (1-0 LEC)
The Beacons have shone bright for the last two weeks. In three matches over that span, they have outscored their opponents 14-2. The hot streak started with a 6-0 thumping of Salem State at the Clark Center on September 17. The six goals were all scored by different Beacons as they out shot the Vikings, 31-1. Following the blowout, they traveled to take on Southern Maine, where they took care of business and left with an easy victory, 4-0. Once again, all of the goals were scored by different Beacons (Marcus Pizzetti, Rolando Barbosa, Edmilson Barros, and Pedro Dasilva). They once again dominated the shot total, 22-2. Alfonso Rosales gained his second straight shutout. The guys closed out the stretch by beating Wentworth, 4-2, on September 24. So far this season, Pedro Dasilva has the team lead with seven goals, and Alfonso Rosales is boasting a solid 1.21 goals against average. The Beacons are next in action at Bridgewater State on September 30.
Women’s Tennis
1-5 (0-3 LEC)
The ladies earned their first win of the season at Eastern Nazarene on September 18. Kristy Garcia and Martina Daelli led the way in the 9-0 drubbing, and Nucin Celebi won a nail-biter of a match with a 7-6 tiebreaker in the second set. Unfortunately, the Beacons could not keep it going for their next match, which they lost 9-0 to Plymouth State. Trying to shake off the tough defeat, the ladies traveled to take on Southern Maine. Despite doubles wins for Garcia and Daelli, and Kelsey Shea and Logan Smith, the Beacons could not prevail and lost a close one, 6-3. Their next action will be at Western Connecticut State on October 1.
Women’s Soccer
3-2-2
The Beacons have been on fire after a sluggish start to this stretch. They traveled to Brandeis, where they were shut out, 3-0 on September 13. After that, however, they have truly turned it on. On the 17th, they traveled to Colby-Sawyer, where they left with a dominant, 4-0 win. Marina Kelly, a freshman who recently received LEC Rookie of the Week honors, scored twice and Krista Ledin added to her program record with another goal. Three days later, they hosted Southern Maine at the Clark Center, a match which they won 3-0. What started out as a quick match was quickly blown wide open when Kara Peters and Ericka Garufi scored two goals within 90 seconds in the second half. Ledin added another in the 82nd minute for good measure. Dani Perkins recorded her second straight shutout. The ladies will next be in action at home against Salem State on September 30.
Cross Country
On September 20, the Beacons participated in the UMass Dartmouth Corsairs Invitational, where they placed 30th out of 34 teams. Jimmy Long led the Beacons with a time of 29:35.87. On the women’s side, Melissa Coble led the way, finishing her 5k with a time of 21:11.98 — good enough for 35th place overall. The meet was also notable because it was the first competition for star sprinter Hulerie McGuffie at the 5k distance. She performed well with a time of 22:44.34. 
Next up for the Beacons was the Worcester City Meet on September 27, where the finished last but turned in some solid individual performances. Coble turned in an 11th place performance on the women’s side with a time of 21:58. On the men’s side, Long led the way once again with a 33:23 showing in the five-miler. The Beacons next compete at the Keene State Invitational on October 4.