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Beacon Update

Baseball: The Beacons baseball team was able to get some much needed rest this past week due to three games being postponed with all of the rain. The three games in which they did play, however, their offense was able to put runs on the scoreboard without any issues. The University of Massachusetts Boston swept Western Connecticut State University with both a 19–2 win and then a 23–3 win, then ended the week with a 20–4 rout over Nichols College. Senior Nick Herzog drove in five runs in the first game against Western Connecticut, followed by six runs batted in off the bat of junior Nick Cotraro in game two. Against Nichols, junior Danny Brown had himself a day with five RBIs and four hits, including a home run. The Beacons now move to 20–10 on the year and 8–3 in the LEC. This week, they are scheduled to play at home against UMass Dartmouth at 3:30 p.m., home again for a double header against Castleton University at noon on Friday, and then will travel to Brandeis University on Saturday for another game at noon. Brandeis is the final game on the Beacons’ schedule, but we will have to wait and see when they make up the games that were rained out last week. 
Softball: The UMass Boston softball team played a total of six games last week, and unfortunately went 2–4. The Beacons were faced with some tough challenges and lost a couple of hard fought games. They split double headers with both Rhode Island College and Castleton University, but then got swept by the University of Southern Maine. UMass Boston’s record is currently 21–16, while their conference record is 7–9. Their regular season has come to an end, but look for the Beacons to be competitive in the LEC Tournament. 
Lacrosse: The Beacons lacrosse team earned a key victory over the University of Southern Maine in their lone game last week. They won by a final score of 13–7 and improved their record on the year to 3–13. Sophomore Conor Lenfest led the way for UMass Boston with his impressive five goals. Not only was it nice to see the Beacons win, but this victory keeps their postseason hopes alive. They have one game remaining and it is home against Western Connecticut State University. With a win, the Beacons would punch their ticket to the LEC Tournament and would actually play Western Connecticut once again in the first round. With a loss, UMass Boston’s season will come to an end. This is the first time the two have met all year long, so it will be interesting to see if the Beacons have one more win in them to extend the year. 
Men’s Tennis: The UMass Boston men’s tennis team saw their five-match winning streak come to a close last week against Clark University. The Beacons won two important road games just a few days prior to the loss, taking down UMass Dartmouth 8–1 and then Bridgewater State University by the same score. Their match against Clark University was about as close as it gets, as they fell by a score of 5–4. With that said, the match was out of conference, so if there was ever a match to lose, it definitely was that one. UMass Boston’s record on the year is now 10–5, but more importantly they are 6–0 in the Little East Conference. Earning the one seed for the LEC Tournament would benefit the Beacons in a big way and they have a great opportunity to do so.