In an otherwise quiet week for the University of Massachusetts Boston athletics teams, the men’s hockey team squad (16-3-2) picked up two more wins, knocking off both Skidmore College and Castleton State College. In Saturday’s game against Castleton State, freshman goalie Zach Andrews of Coral Springs, Florida, earned his program-record 14th win of the season, with 32 stops on 33 shots.
Jake Beverlin became the sixth men’s soccer coach in Beacons history, announced Vice Chancellor for Athletics and Recreation, Special Projects and Programs Charlie Titus Beverlin has been the men’s soccer assistant head coach at Bunker Hill Community College since 2009. Beverlin replaces Myles Berry, who resigned at the end of the 2012 season.
Women’s hockey went 0-1-1 for the week. The team returns to the ice on Saturday, hosting Saint Anselm College at 1 p.m.
It was a tough week for the women’s (12-8) and men’s (9-11) basketball teams. Both went 0-1. The teams will face the University of Southern Maine in a doubleheader on Tuesday as part of the reopening festivities for the renovated Clark Athletic Center Gymnasium.
In this season’s preseason coaches’ poll, which was released Thursday afternoon, the Little East Conference baseball coaches predicted that UMass Boston will finish fifth out of eight teams in the conference. The Beacons will begin their 2013 season on March 14 in Auburndale, Florida.
Softball coaches in the Little East Conference have predicted that UMass Boston will finish sixth out of eight teams in the conference this year. The Beacons, who earned their second straight trip to the Little East Conference Tournament in May, begin their season on March 16 in Clermont, Florida.
To watch a video recap of the week, go to the UMassBeacons YouTube channel.
To follow Beacons athletics all week long, visit www.beaconsathletics.com.
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