Beacons Rank in National and Regional Polls
The University of Massachusetts Boston women’s soccer team continues to set program records, setting three program marks last week.
On Saturday, when the Beacons defeated Eastern Connecticut State University 1-0, UMass Boston earned a fifth conference win for the first time ever. The Beacons are now in sole position of the Little East Conference. This is the first time the team has been in this position this late in the season.
Last Tuesday, UMass Boston earned regional and national recognition when the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and D3Soccer.com polls were released.
The now 14-1 Beacons are the no. 10 team in the NSCAA New England Poll, and the no. 23 ranked team in the D3Soccer.com poll, up from no. 26 last Tuesday. Up until this month, the Beacons have never been higher than 29 in that national poll.
“This group has something to prove and they have come together as a family. This group battles day in and day out, fighting for every inch to win. They have more heart, determination, and competitiveness to make a statement with each game they play,” said Head Coach Amy Zombeck.
The Beacons 8-0 mark to begin the year set new program-records for best start to a season and longest winning streak in program history. Zombeck calls the feedback and support she’s received from people around the university “amazing,” support which the Beacons will need as they continue through the season.
“We have to work even harder to stay in the top 10, but what these players bring to the table of wanting more will certainly help with that,” Zombeck said.
The Beacons, who are unbeaten at home this season, next face Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, Connecticut.
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