The Week in Beacons Sports (February 11-17)

February 19, 2013

Office of Communications


The winter sports teams wrapped up their regular seasons this week, but the excitement is just beginning as four Beacons squads head to the playoffs  

Men's Hockey
The men's hockey team (18-5-2) went 2-1 this week, and freshman goaltender Zach Andrews picked up his first shutout. The No. 2-seeded Beacons will face No. 7 University of New England on Saturday in the quarterfinals of the 2013 ECAC East Championship.

Defenseman Rob Florentino of West Roxbury and forward Travis Daniel of North Brunswick,  N.J. are two of the 10 semifinalists for the 13th annual Joe Concannon Award, presented each year to the best American-born Division II/III men's player in New England. The Gridiron Club of Greater Boston, which gives out the award, will announce the finalists and the winner next month.

Women's Hockey
Two of the Beacons' three losses this week came in overtime, dropping their record to 8-13-4The Beacons will be the No. 5 seed in the quarterfinals of the 2013 ECAC East Championship. The team will face Castleton State College in Castleton, Vt. on Saturday.

Men's Basketball
With two wins and one loss this week, the team (12-12) goes into today’s Little East Championship quarterfinal game at the University of Southern Maine as the No. 5 seed.

Women's Basketball
The Beacons, 2-1 for the week, will play the same opponent they lost to on Wednesday, UMass Dartmouth, tonight in the Little East Championship quarterfinal game. The team (14-11) is the No. 6 seed.

To watch a video recap of the week, go to the UMassBeacons YouTube channel.

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