Men’s Hockey Advances to NCAA Quarterfinals

Colleen Locke | March 15, 2016
Senior goalie Billy Faust had 37 saves in UMass Boston's 4-0 win over Trinity College.

Senior goalie Billy Faust had 37 saves in UMass Boston's 4-0 win over Trinity College.
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We really tried to keep it simple and just get pucks deep.



UMass Boston’s men’s hockey team has another chance to extend its history-making season on Saturday.

Over the weekend, the Beacons won their first-ever NCAA Division III tournament game. They knocked off the defending champions, the Trinity College Bantams, with a 4-0 shutout victory. UMass Boston will now travel to Hobart College in Geneva, New York, on Saturday for a 7:30 p.m. faceoff in the quarterfinals.

The Beacons are counting on another standout performance from senior goalie Billy Faust of Alta Loma, California, who secured the win with 37 saves.

“We had to block a ton of shots,” Head Coach Peter Belisle said after the game. “Our goaltender played fabulously. We really tried to keep it simple and just get pucks deep. We knew how offensively talented they were, so our game plan was just try to really just keep chipping it in.”

Freshman Mike Thompson, senior Derek Colucci, and junior Zach Lindsay all scored for the Beacons. One of Colucci’s goals was an empty-net goal.

The women’s hockey team ended its historic season Saturday with a 4-0 loss to Middlebury College. The Beacons earning their first-ever berth in the NCAA Division III tournament by virtue of their New England Hockey Conference Tournament win. The Beacons ended up with 16 wins this season, the second most in program history.

About UMass Boston
The University of Massachusetts Boston is deeply rooted in the city's history, yet poised to address the challenges of the future. Recognized for innovative research, metropolitan Boston’s public university offers its diverse student population both an intimate learning environment and the rich experience of a great American city. UMass Boston’s 11 colleges and graduate schools serve more than 17,000 students while engaging local and global constituents through academic programs, research centers, and public service. To learn more, visit www.umb.edu.

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