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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

Beacons Update

Men’s Lacrosse
The Beacons lacrosse team has put a solid run of wins together during the month of April. The Beacons have posted a record of 3-1 overall, winning their past three consecutive games. During the winning stretch, three different UMass Boston athletes earned Little East Weekly Honors. Craig Frehill earned himself another Goalie of the Week accolade, Jack Dillon was named Defensive Player of the Week, and Matthew Duggan was named Offensive Player of the Week. Duggan has been a crucial attacker for the Beacons, earning himself 29 goals on the year.
In UMass Boston’s most recent win against Western Connecticut State, the Beacons pulverized their opponent, earning themselves a lopsided victory of 14 to 6. However, after a slow start, the Beacons managed to dominate, combining for a total of 9 goals and only 2 against.
The Lacrosse team is now 10-3 overall, with a 2-1 record in the conference. The Beacons have four more LEC conference matches left on their schedule, starting April 20 in a derby match against UMass Dartmouth. A win will put the Beacons in great position moving into their final 3 games.
Men’s Baseball
While the Beacons are only 14-12, the squad has performed exceptionally well this past week.  In the five most recent games, UMass Boston has gone 4-1 under the guidance of Head Coach Brendan Eygabroat. Eygabroat has been excited with his teams performance over the past few weeks. After a 7-2 win against Babson, Eygabroat had a few comments to make: “It’s great to have 3 wins in a row rolling into the Dartmouth double-header, which is going to be a war,” said the coach. “Babson is a very well coached team. They swing the bats extremely well, and they’ve got a winning record. It was great to come out here and really play well in all three phases.” The squad has eight more LEC matches remaining on their schedules. Come support the Beacons on April 23 at home against Keene State. The team is hosting a double-header with games at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Women’s Softball
The softball team has done a phenomenal job this season. The team is 18-8 overall with an in-conference record of 5-1. The Beacons appear to be a favorite for the LEC postseason this year. So far, the Beacons have matched up against only three conference teams. April 9 was against UMass Dartmouth at home where they split the pair of games during the double-header. They just beat Dartmouth with a 1-0 score in the first game, but were soon returned with a loss in the second game, with Dartmouth succeeded them 2-0. 
Their next conference opponent was against the Eastern Connecticut State Warriors, which was originally scheduled for April 2, but due to poor weather, they faced the Warriors on April 10. The Beacons showed no mercy as they finished the double-header day with double wins. Moving ahead, the squad has eight more LEC opponents to face. Come support the Beacons April 25 at 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. for a double-header against Salve Regina.
 
Track and Field
Beacon athletes are preparing as they approach their final track meet of the year. Following the Tufts University Sunshine Classic, the Beacons will set their eyes on the Little East Conference meet scheduled for April 30. Following the meet, those who qualify will tirelessly work towards the Division III New England Regional Meet in Springfield. The fastest and strongest athletes in New England will be among those invited to the prestigious event. Hulerie McGuffie and Dom Nda are among those who are almost guaranteed to participate. If athletes like Nda and McGuffie win or place well, they will have the chance to qualify for Nationals.