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Beacon Update 1/25/2014

Men’s Basketball

5-11 ( 0-6 LEC)
The Beacons men’s basketball squad had a busy holiday break, playing ten games over the winter session. On Dec. 7, the team played in their Little East Conference opener at home, losing 93-76 to Keene State. A week later on Dec. 14, the team took on Rhode Island College, another Conference foe, and lost 76-50 in Providence. After the the holiday layoff, the team rang in the new year with two non-Conference wins, 79-68 over Colby-Sawyer at home on Jan. 4, and 76-68 Framingham State on the road on Jan. 7. Carl Joseph led the team with 24 points and 10 rebounds while Omar Benabicha had 23 points and nine rebounds in the win over Colby-Sawyer. In the Framingham State game, Joseph once gain lead the team with 20 points, while Gregory Young matched him with 20 points along with 16 rebounds.
On Jan. 11, the team was defeated at Eastern Connecticut State, 81-60. On Jan. 14, the Beacons were beaten by LEC rival Plymouth State at home, 63-54, and they lost 73-61 to Bridgewater State on Jan. 16. On Jan. 18, Conference opponent Western Connecticut State handed the team their fourth straight loss, 95-91, in a tough overtime battle. Three nights later they were beaten by LEC rival UMass Dartmouth 80-74. Two nights later, they were defeated by Tufts, 78-56. The team will travel to Southern Maine on Jan. 28 before returning home on Feb. 1 to face off against Rhode Island College.
Women’s Basketball
10-5 (2-3 LEC)
The women’s basketball team continued their impressive start to the season with a 66-56 home win over conference rival Keene State on Dec. 7. Olivia Murphy had 27 points and 12 rebounds while Kirsten Morrison had 12 points and 10 rebounds. On Dec. 12, the team rolled over Westfield State, 72-49, behind Morrison’s 23 points and Murphy’s 13 rebounds. Two days later, the Lady Beacons’ five-game win streak was snapped in a 48-30 loss at Rhode Island College. However, the team got back on track with a 64-49 home win over Husson University thanks to Murphy’s 19 point, 11 rebound effort. On Jan. 2, UMass Boston defeated host Salve Regina 60-54 behind Morrison’s 18 points and Elisa Ogawa’s five assists.
The team traveled to Waltham, MA, to take on Brandeis University on Jan. 6, where they were handed a 73-35 defeat. The following weekend, on Jan. 11, the team was beaten by host and Conference rival Eastern Connecticut State, 67-47. Three days later, LEC foe Plymouth State handed the Beacons their third straight loss in a tough contest, 46-42. However, on Jan. 16, behind Murphy’s 19 points and 24 rebounds, along with Andrea Suffredini’s 10 assists, the ladies cruised to a 64-39 win at Bridgewater State. On Jan. 18, it was Katrina Edwards who led the way with 19 points in a 66-44 home win over LEC rival Western Connecticut State. Three days later, on Jan. 21, the Lady Beacons dominated rival UMass Dartmouth, 70-55. Murphy once again had a big night with 32 points and 19 rebounds and Andrea Suffredini had eight assists. UMass Boston travels to Southern Maine on Jan. 28, then welcome Rhode Island College to the Clark Center on Feb. 1.
Men’s Hockey
13-3-2 (6-3-1 ECAC EAST)
Men’s hockey has had one of the most stellar seasons in recent history to date, climbing to as high as number six in the National Division III polls. After defeating the University of New England in the PAL Stovepipe Tournament Championship, the Beacons once again rolled over the Nor’easters, 6-1 on the road on Dec. 6. Nathan Millam scored twice while Peter MacIntyre, Kit Sitterley, Frankie DeAugustine, and Tyler Bishop all found the back of the net. On Dec. 7, the Beacons defeated Conference foe Southern Maine, 3-2 behind two goals by Mike Kuhn and another by Travis Daniel. The following week, the Beacons crushed Wentworth at home 9-2. Frankie DeAugustine had four goals while Mike Kuhn, Mike Miller, Connor McStravick and Mark Grinhaus also scored. After a long layoff, the team started 2014 off with a 10-1 thrashing of Suffolk University in the fist round of the annual Codfish Bowl held at the Clark Center Rink. Nathan Millam and Peter MacIntyre each had two goals, while Tyler Bishop had a goal and three assists. The following day, the Beacons won their second straight Codfish Bowl Championship with a 6-2 win over Southern New Hampshire. MacIntyre again scored twice while Travis Daniel, Derek Colucci, Sam Boyd and Nathan Millam also scored.
Two days later, on Jan. 7, the Beacons pulled out a gritty, 4-2 win over Salem State at Fenway Park. Peter MacIntyre had his third straight two-goal game while Kit Sitterly and Connor McStravick also scored. Zach Andrews made 34 saves in the win. Three nights later, the Beacons hosted ECAC power and 5th ranked Norwich, winning 4-2 behind two goals from Jeremy Finger and 34 saves from Vermont-transfer Billy Faust. The following night, the Beacons fell behind, 4-1 in the first period against St. Michael’s before storming back with five unanswered goals in a 6-4 comeback win. The following week, on Jan. 14, three third period goals by Mike Kuhn, Zac Zakas, and Sam Boyd lifted the Beacons to a 4-1 win at St. Anselm. The following night, the team’s school-record 14 game unbeaten streak came to an end with a 3-2 loss at New England College. The team then returned home to face nationally-ranked Babson College, where they fell 2-0. The Beacons now gear up for a rematch at Babson on Jan. 25 and two home games against Skidmore and Castleton State the following weekend.
Women’s Hockey
7-8-3 (3-6 ECAC East)
Women’s hockey, much like the men’s team, have enjoyed a tremendous amount of recent success, going 5-1-2 in their last eight games. Led by Casey Schaejbe’s 16 saves and goals by Alyssa Sullivan, Sam Fallon, and Jenny Currie, the Lady Beacons beat ECAC rival Southern Maine 3-0 at home. The following day at Trinity College, the two teams were unable to find the back of the net in a 0-0 tie. Moe Bradley had 30 saves in the draw. After they won their first Codfish Bowl is program history, the Beacons hosted St. Thomas, a decent squad from Minnesota, and they held on for a hard fought 1-1 draw. Courtney White had the lone goal for UMass Boston while Moe Bradley had a stellar game in net, stopping 50 shots. On Jan. 11, the team shut out St. Anselm at home 1-0. Emily Howard had the only goal of the game in the first period and Moe Bradley had another huge game, stopping all 43 shots that came her way.
The following week, on Jan. 17, the team had their seven-game unbeaten streak snapped by Caselton State, losing 4-1 at home. However, the team bounced back with an 8-0 stomping of New England College at home. Tori Puzzuto had two goals, while Courtney White, Jenny Currie, Kristen Embrey, Sam Fallon, Emily Russell, and Sarahanne Cavolo also scored. The team next took on 4th ranked Norwich at home on Jan. 24, losing 5-1. On Jan. 31, the ladies will travel to Nichols college, and then to Manhattanville College on Feb. 1.
Indoor Track
The men’s and women’s indoor track teams each had some solid performance over the last couple of weeks, starting at the Roxbury Community College Tiger All-Comers Meet at the Reggie Lewis Center on Jan. 4. On the men’s side, Shawn Lawson lead the way, placing 3rd in the 60 meter dash, 5th in the 200 meters, and 3rd in the 400 meters. Quang Le finished 3rd in the Long Jump and Xavier Romero finished 6th in the 60 meter Hurdles. Hulerie McGuffie had strong day for the women’s team, placing 3rd in both the 60 meter dash and the 200 meters, as well as placing second in the Long Jump. Renee O’Brien placed 3rd in the High Jump and 4th in the 60 meter dash and the 200 meters. Ari Leao placed 4th in the 400 meters and Angelica Pizzi came in 3rd in the 3000 meter run. Two weeks later, on Jan. 18, a handful of competitors made the trip to New York to compete at the Ramapo College Indoor Meet. Lawson and Fritz Gustave both finished 13th and 23rd in the 200 meters respectively, but in the 60 meter dash it was Gustave who edged Lawson by 1 100th of a second, finishing in 25th and 26th respectively. Tylor Hart also had a big day, finishing fourth in the High Jump. McGuffie and O’Brien both had good days once again for the Women, with O’Brien placing 6th in the 200 meters, and McGuffie finished 4th in the 400 meters and 8th in the Long Jump. Jazmine Smith lead the throwers with a 9th place finish in the Shot Put.
On Jan. 24, the women’s team competed at the BU Terrier Classic. Once again, it was Hulerie McGuffie who stole the show. The recent ECAC Track Athlete of the Week set a new program record in the 200 meters with a time of 25.34 seconds, the second fastest time in the country this year. O’Brien also placed in the top-10 in the High Jump. Anisha Trappier also ran a personal best in the 60 meter hurdles while Anitra Kloczewiak set a new personal best in in the weight throw. The Men will compete at the BU Terrier Classic on Jan. 25, then the full team will compete at the Tufts Stampede Classic on Jan. 31 – Feb. 1.