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Sports Briefs

PIERRE-LOUIS, CASADO LEAD UMASS BOSTON OUTDOOR TRACK AND FIELD UMASS DARTMOUTH CORSAIR INVITATIONAL

Sophomore Emile Pierre-Louis and sophomore Glenny Casado each posted top-two finishes to lead the UMass Boston men’s and women’s outdoor track and field teams at the UMass Dartmouth Corsair Invitational hosted by UMass Dartmouth on April 14.

Pierre-Louis registered his first career win with a time of 11.34 in the 100 meters to lead the men’s team to a third place finish with 72 points. UMass Dartmouth won the men’s meet with a total of 257 points.

The sprinter also took fourth place in the 200 meters in a time of 22.87. Junior Chris Isibor also scored in the 100 with a time of 11.64 to place seventh, while junior Jared Kalweit crossed the line in third place in the 800 meters with a mark of 2:04.13 and tied for fourth with sophomore teammate Carlos Cabral in the 400 meters, clocking in at 55.24. Sophomore Mike Leavitt scored with a fourth-place showing in the 5,000 meters with a mark of 16:25.89 and freshman Ryan Norton also took fourth place in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 12:10.12.

Freshman Joe Bykowski also picked up points in the steeplechase with a fifth-place effort and a time of 13:45.29. Junior Dan Earle made his presence felt in the hurdles finishing with a time of 20.29 for fifth place in the 110 meters and took eighth place in the 400 meters with a time of 1:05.16. Freshman John O’Sullivan also placed in the 110 meters, finishing fourth with a time of 17.28. Junior Mark Sam led in the field events for the Beacons, taking fourth place with a heave of 11.54 meters in the shot put and eighth place in the discus with a throw of 27.30. Casado led the women with a second-place showing in the 100 meters in a time of 13.26 and also scored in the long jump with a leap of 4.66 meters to place third and lead the women’s team to a fifth place showing with 58 points.

The Beacons will be in action again on April 21 when they compete at MIT at 9 a.m.

KOVACH LEADS UMASS BOSTON MEN’S LACROSSE OVER PLYMOUTH STATE, 13-9

Sophomore attackman Peter Kovach tallied six points on three goals and three assists to lead UMass Boston’s men’s lacrosse team over visiting Plymouth State University, 13-9, on April 14 in a Little East Conference match at the Clark Athletic Center on the campus of UMass Boston. The Beacons improve to 5-3 overall and 3-1 in LEC play, while the Panthers fall to 4-5 and 1-3.

The victory marks the 150th of Head Coach Myles Berry’s 20-year career at UMass Boston. The mentor currently ranks 23rd on the NCAA III career wins list and is 14th among active coaches.

The Beacons took a 5-1 first quarter lead, including the first goal of the match scored by Kovach just 1:03 into the contest. Sophomore midfielder Rich Stone followed just 1:50 later with his first goal of the season and senior attackman Christopher Hanafin found the back of the net at 7:26 of the opening quarter to make it 3-0, before junior midfielder John Cogswell put Plymouth State on the board at 6:19 of the first quarter to cut the deficit to 3-1. Senior attackman Robert Thayer scored at 4:57 and Hanafin capped the first quarter scoring with just four seconds left in the stanza.

The Panthers wasted no time in the second quarter to get back into the game when junior middie Doug Malloy ripped a goal at 12:29 of the quarter and was followed by Cogswell just 50 seconds later and freshman midfielder Tim Hadley just 65 seconds after that with goals to pull Plymouth State to within 5-4 with 10:34 left in the second quarter. Thayer stopped the PSU string for UMass Boston with a score coming at 8:13 of the second quarter and Hanafin netted his team-leading 20th goal of the season at 5:55 of the second stanza to give the Beacons a 7-4 margin. Kovach opened the third quarter with a goal at 12:43 for an 8-4 UMass Boston advantage, but freshman attackman Wes Downing and senior middie Kyle McKay each scored for the Panthers to cut the deficit to 8-6 with 6:14 left in the third quarter. It would be as close as they would get as UMass Boston reeled off four straight goals to take a 12-6 lead with 10:54 remaining in the game, thanks to goals from Kovach, freshman midfielder Dale Nunn, Thayer and freshman midfidler James McCarthy.

BSC Bears Remain Unbeaten with 8-1 Win over UMass-Boston

In Little East Conference men’s tennis action, the Bridgewater State College Bears came away with a solid 8-1 victory over UMass Boston this afternoon from the Dr. Henry Rosen Memorial Tennis Courts in Bridgewater.

The Bears swept all six singles matches and took two out of three doubles matches to come away with the impressive victory. Senior co-captain Matt Kelly and sophomore Matt Charest teamed up to come away with an 8-3 victory at first flight doubles. Kelly went on to a 6-2, 6-1 straight set win in fourth flight singles action, while Charest put away his opponent in straight sets during the first flight singles match, 6-2, 6-0.

Junior co-captain Barry Gorman, sophomore Giovanni Cuscina, senior Howard Smythe and junior Greg Nelson also picked up wins in singles play. Cuscina, Smyth and Nelson all won in straight sets as they all came away with identical 6-0, 6-0 victories. Gorman battled to a three-set win at second singles, 7-5, 3-6, 10-5.

Senior Jonathan Bouchard teamed up with sophomore Brendan Barbo to win at third flight doubles, 8-2. UMass Boston’s Pavel Braude and Glen Schleehauf earned the victory in the second doubles match, 8-6.