The Week in Beacons Sports: Hockey Advances, Basketball Conference Tourney Starts Tonight

Office of Communications | February 25, 2014
The Week in Beacons Sports: Hockey Advances, Basketball Conference Tourney Starts Tonight

Men’s Hockey Head Coach Picks Up 100th Career Victory in Playoff Win

Men’s hockey Head Coach Peter Belisle picked up his 100th win on Saturday as the Beacons trumped No. 6 seed University of New England, 7-2, in the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) East playoffs. Belisle has racked up the most wins in program history in his eight years with the team. With the win, the Beacons (17-5-4) will be facing No. 2 seed Babson College on Saturday in the ECAC East semifinals.

Women’s Hockey
Junior goaltender Moe Bradley of Swampscott helped the No. 5 seed Beacons (12-10-4) earn their first-ever win against Manhattanville College in postseason play. Manhattanville has eliminated UMass Boston from the playoffs in each of the last six seasons. Bradley became the first UMass Boston goaltender to earn a postseason shutout, making 17 saves in the 3-0 win. The Beacons will take on No. 1 seed Norwich University on Saturday at 3 p.m.

Women’s Basketball
No. 7 seed UMass Boston (13-12) travels to Portland tonight for a 7 p.m. matchup against No. 2 University of Southern Maine in the Little East Conference quarterfinals. The Beacons are coming off a regular season loss to Western Connecticut State University.

Men’s Basketball
No. 8 seed UMass Boston (6-19) travels to No. 1 seed Eastern Connecticut State University tonight at 7:30 for the Little East Conference quarterfinals. The Beacons are coming off an 86-82 loss to Western Connecticut State University.

Track and Field
The women’s track and field team came in 20th place at the 2014 NCAA Division III New England Championship meet. Anisha Trappier, Renee O'Brien, Krista Ledin, and Hulerie McGuffie came in 4th place in the 4x200 relay.

Winter Olympics
Women’s hockey Assistant Coach Molly Schaus, a goaltender for Team USA, earned a silver medal—her second—at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

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