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UMass Boston spring sports update


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With the spring semester coming to a close this week, that means the Little East Conference tournaments are in full swing for our UMass Boston sports teams. With the amount of action going on this past week it seemed only fitting to put together an article providing a quick update on all the action going on recently. So, without further ado, here is how the UMass Boston spring sports teams fared over the past week.


The UMass Boston men’s baseball team had four games over the past week. The Beacons won their first game this week on Tuesday against UMass Dartmouth by a score of 8–5. The Beacons then followed that performance with yet another win over Nichols College on Thursday by a score of 6–4. They would go on to finish their regular season on Friday with a double-header against Eastern Connecticut State University. Unfortunately, the Beacons couldn’t keep up with the Warriors as they dropped both games. Nonetheless, the Beacons would finish in third place in the LEC and will play the University of Southern Maine in the first round of the LEC tournament on Wednesday.


The UMass Boston softball team began their journey for the LEC title this past Wednesday against Castleton University. After a tightly contested first three innings, Castleton University blew it open scoring four unanswered runs in the fourth and fifth inning. The Beacons had a late rally, scoring three runs in the sixth inning, but still fell short by a score of 5–4. The Beacons had a chance to salvage their tournament against Plymouth State University, but after yet another tightly contested game, the Beacons fell just short by a score of 4–3.

Men’s Tennis

The men’s tennis team had a huge week competing in the LEC tournament, and it is safe to say they dominated. Their first matchup came against the 10–3 Rhode Island College on Thursday and to be honest, UMass Boston didn’t seem to have any issues whether it was singles or doubles; the Beacons won every matchup. They then played Salem State in the LEC championship where, once again, the Beacons won every single matchup in both singles and doubles. Along with winning the LEC championship, Nandish Shah won the LEC Championship’s Most Outstanding Player. 

Women’s Track and Field

On Saturday April 30, the UMass Boston women’s track and field team competed in the LEC championship meet where they would finish fifth out of eight teams. However, Dorinda Okorji was the shining star as the freshman got the gold in the 100-meter dash. This past Friday, Okorji was given the opportunity to compete at the NCAA New England Regional meet where she would take home 18th place. It is safe to say that the future is bright for Okorji, as she is doing all this as just a freshman.


The UMass Boston lacrosse team had a busy week defending their LEC title from a year ago. They began their defense on Thursday against Massachusetts Maritime Academy whom they had already beaten earlier in the year. Although it wasn’t as dominant as their first matchup back in April, they still were able to get the victory 21–20. The championship game came against Keene State which was an absolute defensive dogfight. After Keene State tied it at 6–6, it took until the fourth overtime for the Beacons to finally break through and bring home the LEC title with a sudden-death goal from Luke Murphy.