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UMB Sports Notebook

Leavitt Continues to Shine for BeaconsIt was a crowded field in Dartmouth over the weekend as the UMass men competed in the UMass Dartmouth Shriners Invitational five-mile cross country run.

Senior Mike Leavitt finished as the Beacon’s top male runner and improved his time from last year’s five-mile trek to 26:40, more than minute faster than 2006.

Leavitt finished 56th overall, while Trinity College’s Hunter Norte helped his team to a first place finish with a top overall time of 24:46.

Sam Sanchez, (27:53) Patrick Day, (28:48) Ryan Norton (29:09) and Francisco Reyes (31:21) rounded out the Umass Boston competitors.

Bryant leads the way for Lady BeaconsThe UMass Lady Beacons apparently like to run close together. UMB’s five women all finished within four minutes of each other at the UMass Dartmouth Shriners Invitational on Saturday, September 20.

Yelena Bryant, a senior runner for the Beacons finished ahead of her teammates with a time of 22:22 in the five kilometer race. She finished almost five minutes behind lead-runner Jennifer Adams (17:45) of Keene State, who outpaced most of the competition.

As a team, the Lady Beacons finished 28th while Amherst College took home the top spot for the women.

Caitlin McQueen (22:23) finished one second behind Bryant while Sophia Sieveking, (23:35) Joy Risko, (24:29) and Maggie Horton (26:21) ran and finished the 5K.

Women’s Tennis falls in OpenerFinally starting up their regular season, the Lady Beacons fell to conference opponent UMass Dartmouth 6-3 Tuesday.

Transfer Aurora Lormeus and sophomore Emily Johnson started off singles play well as they both won in straight sets. Lormeus’ match wasn’t close as she dusted away her opponent 6-0, 6-0. Johnson’s opponent put up more of a fight but eventually lost to the Lady Beacon 7-5, 6-2.

Johnson and Lormeus also won their doubles match 8-5, starting the Beacons off well once again, but saw UMass Dartmouth win the next two doubles matches to finish off the game.

Aside from the dynamic duo of Aurora and Emily, the ladies were out dueled by UMass Dartmouth in the four other singles matches, dropping them to 0-1 on the season.

Women’s Soccer Drops game to Rhode Island CollegeSenior superstar Katherine Wall netted her first goal of the season against Rhode Island, but it wasn’t enough to bring the Leady Beacons a win.

UMass Boston’s overall record fell to 2-4 this season and 0-1 in conference with their 4-1 loss last Saturday.

For the second time this season, freshman Ashley McRoberts saw time in goal. She made four saves and allowed one goal.

The Lady Beacons have now scored at least one goal in six straight games for the first time in UMB history.

Alan Wickstrom and Dave Geringer contributed to this report.