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Beacon Update Feb. 7, 2012

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Men’s Basketball

5-14 (1-7 LEC)

It’s been pretty tough lately for the guys. They’ve lost their last seven games, and haven’t pulled out a win since Jan. 12. They played their best game by far on the 17th against Southern Maine, where they suffered a heartbreaking one point loss, 72-71. Issac Jenkins has led the way for the guys with 15.6 PPG and 6 RPG. Freshman Carl Joseph has been another bright spot. He recently picked up the LEC rookie of the week behind 6.7 PPG and 27 blocks on the season. The guys are now gearing up for one final push before the LEC tournament, where they will be heavy underdogs.

Women’s Basketball

5-14 (2-7 LEC)

Since a 73-19 drumming of Wheelock on Dec. 3, the ladies have had a lot of trouble. They have gone 3-11 since that dominant performance. They have dropped their last four games, all by at least nine points, and had an especially poor showing Jan. 28 against Keene, which they lost 75-33. The ladies are led by freshman standout Kirsten Morrison, who has the team lead in PPG (15.6) and RPG (9.4). The team has suffered some personnel setbacks this year. Tasha Bernandez and Sarah MacAdams both left the team midway through the season, and they’ve been difficult to replace. The ladies have a loaded schedule over the next two weeks as they’re preparing for the LEC championship.

Men’s Hockey

9-7-3 (5-6-1 ECAC East)

The guys have only played twice on their recent stretch. They went 0-1-1 for a home and home against Babson on the 27th and 28th. Kevin Bendel has been a stud in net for the Beacons with a .928 save percentage and two shutouts. Amthony Fitti has been the biggest difference maker for the Beacons on offense with eight goals and 12 assists. Freshman Corey Chakeen has also been a huge contributor with seven goals and six assists so far. The guys have a heavy schedule coming up, including a visit to top dog Norwich on the 18th and then it’ll be on to the ECAC tournament, which they have a strong chance of advancing in.

Women’s Hockey

6-10-2 (4-8-1 ECAC East)

In what’s been an up and down season for the ladies, they’ve been on a bit of a down turn lately. They’ve lost their last three matches by a combined score of 8-3. The ladies haven’t played at home in more than a month, since they hosted the Codfish Bowl. The scoring for the team has been pretty spread out, with Dylan Caron, Kayla Kiernan, and Emily Larosa tied for the team lead at five goals a piece. Leah Hallett and Jamie Cudmore have combined for a 2.40 goals against average and a .927 save percentage. The ladies still have a chance to turn this season around and make a playoff run. With a long home stand coming up, look for them to start making up some ground in the crowded ECAC East.

Track and Field

On Jan. 27th and 28th, the track team competed at the BU Terrier Classic. The ladies started off the meet with a great performance from Ari Leao, who qualified for the D3 New England regionals in the 200 meter with a time of 27.41. On Saturday, it was the guys’ turn. Kebba Nasso started things off by setting a UMass Boston and NCAA D3 record in the 400 with a time of 48.98. Kirby Cole followed up Nasso by breaking his own UMass Boston record in the pole vault by nearly two feet (13.0 ft.). Finally, the relay team of Nasso, Jake Kerin, Hamza Abdul, and Henry Morales managed to set the program record in the 4×400 with a time of 3:23.73. After another huge day, the track team is showing that they are a force to be reckoned with and are by far the most improved team at UMass Boston

 

Men’s Basketball

-2/7 @ Southern Maine, 7:30 p.m.

-2/11 @ Plymouth State, 3 p.m.

-2/14 V. UMass Dartmouth, 7:30 p.m.

-2/18 V. Eastern Connecticut, 3 p.m.

 

Women’s Basketball

-2/7 @ Southern Maine, 5:30 p.m.

-2/11 @ Plymouth State, 1 p.m.

-2/14 V. UMass Dartmouth, 5:30 p.m.

-2/16 @ Suffolk, 7 p.m.

-2/18 V. Eastern Connecticut, 1 p.m.

 

Men’s Hockey

-2/10 V. University of New England, 7 p.m.

-2/11 V. Southern Maine, 4 p.m.

-2/17 @ Norwich. 7 p.m.

-2/18 @ St. Michael’s, 3 p.m.

 

Women’s Hockey

-2/7 V. Connecticut College, 7 p.m.

-2/11 V. St. Anselm, 1 p.m.

-2/17 V. New England College, 4 p.m.

-2/18 V. Castleton, 2 p.m.

 

Indoor Track

-2/11 @ LEC Championship Meet (Southern Maine)

-2/18 NCAA D3New England Regional Women’s Championship Meet at Smith College

-2/18 NCAA D3 New England Regional Men’s Championship Meet at Springfield College