The Week in Beacons Sports: Track Stars Win Gold, Hockey Teams Prepare for Playoffs

Office of Communications | February 19, 2014
The Week in Beacons Sports: Track Stars Win Gold, Hockey Teams Prepare for Playoffs

Men’s Hockey Earns No. 3 Seed; Women’s Hockey No. 5 Seed

Sophomore sprinter Hulerie McGuffie of Lynn earned two gold medals and senior high jumper Renee O'Brien of Stoneham earned one at the Little East Conference/New England Alliance Championship meet at the University of Southern Maine on Saturday. McGuffie came in first place in both the 200-meter dash (25.81 seconds) and the 60-meter dash (7.35 seconds), while O’Brien was the top high jumper with a jump of 5-03.00 feet.

The men's 4x200 meter relay team of Kelly Desane, Fritz Gustave, Christopher Sian Aguirre, and Nobert Simon came in fourth place, but their 1:33.99 time broke the program record by nearly one full second. The Beacons will complete at the NCAA Division III New England Regional meet this weekend.

Women’s Ice Hockey
The Beacons (11-10-4) enter the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) East playoffs as the No. 5 seed following a 3-2 conference win over the University of Southern Maine on Saturday. Sophomore Samantha Fallon of Pembroke had the deciding goal. The Beacons end the regular season with their first winning record since the 2010-11 campaign. They will face No. 4 Manhattanville College on Saturday at 7 p.m. in Stamford, Connecticut.

Men’s Ice Hockey
The Beacons (16-5-4) earned a No. 3 seed in the ECAC East playoffs as the after dropping a 5-3 decision to Norwich University on Saturday. UMass Boston had a 2-goal lead, but couldn’t hang on. They will host No. 6 University of New England on Saturday at 3 p.m.

Women’s Basketball
Following a loss to UMass Dartmouth, women’s basketball (13-11) earned their first Little East Conference road win of the season with a 64-54 win over Plymouth State University on Saturday. Senior Andrea Suffredini of Milford had 14 points and 5 assists. The Beacons lost a close contest, 49-48, in their Senior Day game against the University of Southern Maine on Tuesday. The team closes out the regular season on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Western Connecticut State University.

Men’s Basketball
The Beacons (6-18) lost their three games this week, including a last-second 71-70 loss to Plymouth State University on Saturday, and a 65-63 loss to the University of Southern Maine on Tuesday. Junior Carl Joseph had 21 points and 13 rebounds in that contest.  The team wraps up the regular season on Saturday at 3 p.m. at Western Connecticut State University.

To follow the Beacons all season long, visit www.beaconsathletics.com.

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