The Week in Beacons Sports (April 8-April 21)

Office of Communications | April 23, 2013
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Men’s Tennis Picks Up Eighth Straight Win

The men’s tennis team is enjoying an eight-game winning streak, which matches the longest unbeaten stretch in team history.

Senior Alex Loyer of Chelmsford has picked up his second Little East Conference Player of the Week award in three weeks. He was 2-0 in singles play on the week and is now 11-2 in singles this season.

Men’s Lacrosse
The men’s lacrosse team (5-10) beat Little East Conference opponent Salem State for the first time since 2003 on Saturday. Senior Henry Bristol of South Hadley made some big saves in the final minutes to keep UMass Boston on top 15-14. UMass Boston had a strong week the previous week as well, picking up wins against Thomas College of Maine and UMass Dartmouth.

Softball
The softball team (11-23) saw its five-game winning streak end April 16. Since then, the Beacons have a record of 1-5. Senior Sue Killilea of Abington was a bright spot for the Beacons on Sunday. She now holds the program record for career doubles (35). She has tied the record for RBIs (87).

Baseball
Freshman pitcher Nick Radcliffe of Randolph picked up his first win as a Beacon on April 11. Radcliffe allowed one run on two hits over seven innings.  The Beacons (12-16) have struggled for the past two weeks, with three wins and eight losses.

Saturday at noon, the UMass Boston Department of Athletics, in partnership with Team IMPACT, will be hosting the first annual “Team IMPACT Day” at Campanelli Stadium in Brockton. The event will showcase the partnership UMass Boston and other New England (universities?) have with this organization, which works to improve the quality of life for children facing life-threatening and chronic illness by getting them into a team environment.

Track and Field
Junior Renee O’Brien of Stoneham and Henry Morales of Chelsea had strong showings at the Tufts University Multi-Event on April 14. O’Brien finished in second in the heptathlon with 3,586 points, while Morales came in third with 5,600 points. Morales also set a program record with that finish, besting his own 2010 mark by 523 points.

Men’s Hockey
New England Hockey Writers Association honored Head Coach Peter Belisle with the New England Coach of the Year award Thursday for the Division II and Division III levels. UMass Boston senior Rob Florentino of West Roxbury and junior Travis Daniel of North Brunswick, New Jersey, became the first players to be named DII/III New England All Stars.

To watch a video recap of the week, go to the UMassBeacons YouTube channel.

To follow Beacons athletics all week long, visit www.beaconsathletics.com.

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