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Beacons Update Sept. 28 2016

Beacon’s Update

Women’s Tennis

The UMass Boston Beacons Women’s Tennis team is on fire in this season. They won against Plymouth State University for the second time in the last four meetings with them, as UMass Boston played on their home court with a score of 5-4.

Beacons started off scoring a pair of wins for their play on doubles, with scores of 8-6 and 9-7 at second and third doubles for one of the plays.

Meghan Erickson, one of Beacons’ players, was the star of the singles play for the Little East Conference as she avenged her loss to Plymouth a year ago. She won at fifth singles in form of a 6-0, 6-4 decision.

Closing the match for the Beacons’ big win were Kelsey Shea and Katie Gauthier, with 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 win at sixth singles and 6-0, 6-1 at third singles, respectively.

Men’s Tennis

The UMass Boston Beacons Men’s Tennis team just began its season. They had their first game with devastating results. The team lost against the Roger William’s Hawks with a score of 9-0.

Hawks’ won their six games in three doubles victories en routes, the first 3-0 with 8-3, 8-3 and 8-0.  They quickly pushed their lead to 6-0 when the Beacons suffered losses at their first, second and fourth single matches. Hawk then won their 9-0 with 6-2 at sixth singles, another 6-2 in fifth singles and 7-6, 6-2 in third singles.

With this game, this is Umass Boston’s second-consecutive season to lose their fall opener and Hawks taking 6-5 all-time lead.

Men’s Soccer

The UMass Boston Men’s Soccer team has cracked the top 10 national polls for the first time in history, winning 2 national polls. After extending their undefeated streak, UMass Boston placed themselves on a program-record top 10 in both the D3Soccer Men’s Top 25 Poll and the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).

Currently they are ranked in the top 10 for the nation in goals with an average in fifth at 0.25 percent, shutout percent in third at 0.88 percent, and a save percentage in third at 0.941 percent. They are also the only one of the final seven teams in Division III who are undefeated.

Beacon defeated Colby-Sawyer College with a 1-0 win, and also defeated conference rival with Rhode Island College with a score of 2-0, to improve their 8-0-0 streak. With two more wins, the team can tie with last year’s team and the 2014-2015 men’s hockey team for best start of the season in school history.

Cross Country

UMass Boston Beacons Men and Women’s Cross-Country teams both had strong showings as they participated in the annual Codfish Bowl at Franklin Park this past Saturday, placing 11 out of 16 teams for men and 16 out of 17 for women.

On the men’s side, Cameron Chase gave a solid performance as he crossed the line with a time of 28:28 to earn a 36th place finish overall. Jeffrey Noyes earned the Beacons second fastest time at 29:26, and Rokas Piragis came in with a time of 29:49.

On the women’s side, Patricia Mulinge led her team with a time of 20:54, leading her to earn a top-50 victory. Madison Harmon finished behind her at 22:10, and Andriannoa Fredo finished with 22:40.

The next cross-country event for the Beacons will be the Tri-County Cross-Country Invitation in Rhode Island on Saturday, Oct. 1.

Volleyball
The Beacons of Volleyball continue their season of dominance with an overall record of 12-1, and are currently on a nine-game winning streak. Over the course of the winning streak, three of their wins have come over conference opponents, meaning the team is undefeated at 3-0 in their conference. The team is well on it’s way to winning the conference once again and bringing the National Championship to UMass Boston.