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Beacon Update 2/7/2015

Men’s Basketball
10-10 (2-7 LEC)
The guys have been struggling lately, having dropped six of their last seven games. The lone win came against Keene State on Jan. 25. The Beacons won that matchup 96-72. Luc Ulysse led the way with 22 points and eight assists. The Beacons closed out this stretch with losses to Southern Maine (67-62) and Rhode Island College (70-59). Carl Joseph, who recently scored his 1000th point, is leading the Beacons in scoring with 18.6 points per game. With only three games remaining in Coach Charlie Titus’s career, the Beacons are looking to send off the only coach they’ve ever had with some victories.
Women’s Basketball
13-7 (5-4 LEC)
The Beacons continued their hot streak and are primed to make a run in the upcoming LEC Tournament. They smashed Keene State, 75-56, on Jan. 25 before losing a tough one to Southern Maine on Jan. 29, 52-48. They rebounded with a solid win over Rhode Island College, 62-55. Olivia Murphy led the way with 14 points and 12 boards, and Kirsten Morrison chipped in with 17 points and six rebounds of her own. The Beacons had some trouble maintaining big leads over this stretch. In the Southern Maine loss they blew a 16 point lead in the second half and they squeaked by RIC after losing a 14 point lead with 19 minutes remaining. The Beacons closed out this stretch with a dominant performance against Suffolk, 63-44. Olivia Murphy, who scored her 1,000th point in the win, lead the way with 12 points and 11 rebounds. The Beacons have four games remaining before they enter postseason play, and an NCAA Tournament berth is in their sights.
Men’s Hockey
18-3-1 (13-2 ECAC East)
The Beacons are a true juggernaut and have picked up the pace since returning from break. On Jan. 23, they dropped the first of back to back matches against arch-rival Babson, 4-2, but they bounced back the next night in a thrilling, 4-3 overtime win. Colin Larkin scored the game winner 1:47 into the extra period for eighth ranked Beacons. The Beacons followed the season-defining win with victories at Skidmore (3-1) and at Castleton State (4-3 OT) the next night. After a week off, they returned to the ice on Feb. 6 at Southern Maine, where they won the match 4-0, although it was called with 12:13 left due to a shattered pane of glass. Junior goalie Billy Faust recorded his first career shutout in the win. The Beacons have two matches remaining until they start the ECAC Tournament, and they’ll be closing the regular season out on Feb. 14 with a critical home matchup against Norwich. They’ll battle it out in the ECAC Tournament as they seek an elusive NCAA Tournament berth.
Women’s Hockey
9-8-4 (6-5-2 ECAC East)
The Beacons are in the midst of a tough stretch, having lost four of their last five matches. They dropped a close one at home on Jan. 30, losing to Manhattanville, 5-4 (OT). They followed that up with a 5-1 loss at Norwich the next night. They did win their last time out, however, 3-2 at home against Nichols. Samantha Fallon collected her team leading eighth goal of the season. The junior has been dynamite, with a stellar +9 +/-. Kat Armstrong, a sophomore defenseman, leads the Beacons in that category with +11. In net, Kailyn Burke has a very respectable 2.14 goals against average, while Moe Bradley has a .910 save percentage. The Beacons are heading into the home stretch of their season and still have a chance to go far in the conference tournament if they can find a late hot streak in them.