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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 Hockey: Despite the Beacons losing their last two games, the team now sits at 13-6 overall with an 8-4 record within the New England Hockey Conference (NEHC). The Beacons are currently placed at fourth in the NEHC. While their current seeding is not ideal, the Beacons have six games left, all against NEHC teams. This includes games against Norwich and Hobart, who are ahead of UMass Boston in the standings.
Women’s Hockey: While the Beacons have struggled overall with a 6-8-4 record, the team has dominated New England Hockey Conference opponents. The UMass Boston Women’s Hockey team currently has a record of 5-1-2 against NEHC opponents, which places the team at number two in the conference. Norwich University is the only team ahead of them with a 7-0-0 record, but only leads by 2 points. This sets up a pivotal game on Friday night against Norwich in Vermont. After that, the Beacons will play five of their final six games against NEHC opponents. This stretch will be crucial for the team in their tournament hopes.
Men’s Basketball: It has been a rough season for the Men’s Basketball team. With a 9-9 record overall, and a 3-4 record in the Little East Conference, the Beacons path to the Conference Tournament is tough. Luckily, the team’s final seven games are against LEC opponents, including two against the University of Southern Maine, who are second to last in the conference. The team’s only hope is to jump past UMass Dartmouth in the standings, whom they play on Feb. 7 in Boston.
Women’s Basketball: After wrapping up their dominant 13-game winning streak in a loss to UMass Dartmouth, the Beacons returned to their winning ways with a victory over Keene State. Despite the Beacons 15-2 record overall, the Beacons 6-1 record against LEC opponents places them just behind the 7-0 UMass Dartmouth women’s team. The Beacons will play in a rematch against UMass Dartmouth on Feb. 7 in a game that very well could decide who takes home the Little East Conference crown.