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Beacon Update 11/9/12

Women’s Hockey

1-1 (1-1 ECAC)

The ladies started off the season rather oddly after their opener against Manhattanville was moved back home to the Clark Center as a result of Hurricane Sandy. They suffered a 4-1 loss at the hands of the ninth-ranked team in the nation, but got up off the mat the next day and put a hurting on Nichols, 6-1. Kayla Kiernan led the way with two goals and freshman goalie Casey Schaejbe was very solid. The season is just getting underway, so only time will tell if this young squad can contend for a playoff spot, but they’ve gotten off to a good start. 


17-11 (6-1 LEC)

Although their road was a little rockier than the last few years, the ladies managed to push their way through to win the LEC. They dropped only one set in the tournament, in the finals against Keene State, which they won 3-1 on Nov 4. The squad has had to deal with its fair share of adversity this year, mainly because construction forced them to play most of the season on the road, including hosting their own tournament, the Beacons Invitational, across town at Tufts. That didn’t stop many of them from winning individual honors within the conference. Shannon Thompson won offensive player of the year, Emma Rocha snagged freshman of the year, and Kayla Wilson, Kirsten Morrison, and Corrinne Porter were named to the all-conference team. Going into the NCAA tournament, it’s obvious that 2012 has been yet another fantastic year for the Beacons, and this team has certainly taken hold as a national power. They kept their season alive with a 3-1 thumping of MIT in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Friday. The ladies kept the hot streak going with a 3-2 win over Bowdoin in the New England regional final, and are heading over to Holland, Michigan, where they are facing off against #5 Christopher Newport in the elite eight on Thursday