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February 26, 2024
An inside look at Bobby B. Beacon’s insides. Illustrated by Bianca Oppedisano/ Mass Media Staff.
Bobby's Inside Story
February 26, 2024

Beacon Update

 
Men’s Basketball: After defeating Eastern Connecticut State University 7365 last weekend, UMass Boston’s men’s basketball team came up short against Rhode Island College in their lone game this past week. In a high-scoring affair, the Beacons fell 8380 on what was a key conference matchup. With the loss, UMass Boston is now 138 overall, and 75 in the Little East Conference. They are now tied with Plymouth State University for fourth place in the LEC, but they are only one game behind top seeded UMass Dartmouth. Four games remain on the schedule, but only one will be played this week. On Wednesday, the Beacons will travel to Castleton University for a 7:30 p.m. game.
Women’s Basketball: For the first time all season long, UMass Boston’s women’s basketball team is on a losing streak. After winning seven of their last eight games, the Beacons have now lost back to back. First, they lost to Eastern Connecticut State University 7861 in a game in which was never really close. UMass Boston then lost by double digits once again when they were defeated 6752 by Rhode Island College. With all of that said, they remain one of the best teams in the LEC, as they are 165 overall and 75 in the conference. This week, the Beacons will play Castleton University on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.
Men’s Hockey: While the season as a whole has been somewhat shaky for UMass Boston’s men’s hockey team, it seems they are coming along at the perfect time. As we enter the home stretch with only two games left before the postseason, the Beacons are riding a three-game winning streak. This past week, they were able to score an abundance of goals in their two contests, defeating Johnson & Wales University 62 and then Suffolk University 52. The week prior to that, the Beacons had beat Castleton University 63 to get the streak started. All three of these teams are in UMass Boston’s conference, so they were able to boost their conference record to 961. Overall, the Beacons are 1391 with only two games to go. The regular season will wrap up this weekend when they host Hobart College on Friday night at 7 p.m., and then Skidmore College at 4 p.m. on Saturday.
Women’s Hockey: After winning nine of ten games to turn their season around, UMass Boston’s women’s hockey team has cooled off as late. It has been four games since their last victory, losing two and tying the two others. Their overall record is now 1193, with a conference record of 752. With only two games to go, the Beacons will be poised to come out strong in the postseason after going on such a specular run to save the season. UMass Boston will end the regular season on the road next week, playing at Norwich University on Friday at 4 p.m., and then at New England College on Saturday at 1 p.m.