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Beacon Update 10/12/12




Men’s Soccer

3-8-2 (0-4 LEC)

It’s been pretty tough for the guys lately. They have yet to win a game in the conference, and they’ve lost their last three matches, allowing 11 goals in the process. In fact, they’re 1-6-1 in their last eight matches. One of the most crushing defeats came in their last match at Emerson, where they went down 3-2 in double overtime. They also lost in overtime at Bridgewater State, 4-3. Alejandro Lazalde, Victor Hugo Costa, Douglas Silviera, and Reyn Johnson are tied for the team lead with three goals apiece. Brycen Dowd has been solid in the net with a 2.68 goals-against average. With four matches remaining, it’s unlikely that they’ll qualify for a postseason tournament, but if they finish strongly down the stretch and get some help, who knows what could happen?


Women’s Soccer

11-1 (4-0 LEC)

As if enough program history hasn’t already been made this year, this past week the ladies appeared in the national D3 rankings for the first time ever. They are currently 26th in the nation and tenth in the New England region. The catalysts for this dream season are two fantastic forwards, Krista Ledin and Tayla Andrews, who each have 13 goals. Kristen Spain has been a wall in goal. She has the out-of-this-world goals-against average of only .89 per game. The ladies haven’t been embarrassing teams the way they were at the onset of the season, but that’s to be expected with conference play and tougher opponents. On the road the past couple weeks, they defeated UMass Dartmouth 2-1 and University of Southern Maine 3-0. There’s no telling how far this team can go, but hold on tight, because UMB could be looking at its next conference champion here.



12-5 (4-0 LEC)

The ladies seem to have hit their stride in the past couple of weeks. They are perfect in the conference, and will be hosting their Beacons Invitational Tournament (at Tufts University) this weekend. They had a very impressive win over Tufts on the road, 3-0, on Oct. 2. As has been the case for the past three seasons, Shannon Thompson has played exceptionally well. Her 193 kills are by far the most on the team and she also holds the Beacons lead for blocked shots with seven. Not far behind her is sophomore Kirsten Morrison, who has six. The ladies are getting hot at the perfect time, and figure to have tons of momentum heading into the conference tournament, which they will undoubtedly be favored in.


Women’s Tennis

3-7 (1-5 LEC)

The ladies have been shorthanded this season and it’s showing in their matches. Last year’s captain Anitra Kłoczewiak is taking the semester off, and the team didn’t have a full complement of players until halfway into the year. Sam Counts and Hieu Nguyen have had stellar seasons and next year with a full squad the ladies should be vastly improved. Look for them to be far more experienced and competitive in 2013.