The Week in Beacons Sports (March 11-March 17)

March 18, 2013

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UMass Boston Head Softball Coach Natalia Ardagna picked up her 100th career win Saturday during the team’s spring break trip to Florida. The Beacons are now 2-2 on the season.

“I saw a lot of great things,” Ardagna said about Saturday’s two wins. “[The team has] been working really hard. They’ve been making adjustments and we’re going to continue to improve every single day. They know what their goals are and they’re ready to go. If they keep up a high level of energy, we should be unstoppable.”

UMass Boston (1-4) is struggling early in this young season. The team’s only win came Friday against St. Joseph’s College out of Standish, Maine. Sophomore right-hander Kyle Szatrowski of Agawam allowed just two walks in six innings of work.

Men’s Lacrosse
UMass Boston (2-4) was 1-2 on the week. The team’s lone win came in a nonconference matchup against St. Nichols College. Donny Delpha of Walpole had a hat trick in the 9-7 win.

Men’s Tennis
The league coaches have picked UMass Boston to finish third in the Little East Conference. The Beacons, who finished fifth in the conference last year with an 8-6 record, open the 2013 campaign Tuesday against North Central College.

Track and Field
Three members of the men’s track and field team set program records at the 49ers Classic Track and Field Meet at the University of Charlotte. Sophomore Carl Joseph of Brockton broke his own record in the high jump (7-01.00 feet), senior Hamza Abdul of Chelsea set a program record in the triple jump (45-00.50 feet), and senior Henry Morales of Chelsea posted a program best in the 100-meter hurdles (16.50 seconds).

On the women’s side, junior Renee O’Brien of Stoneham posted a new personal best in the women’s 100-meter hurdles with a time of 19.71 seconds.

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