Beacons Volleyball, Women’s Soccer Teams Selected to Repeat Titles in Preseason Coaches Polls
Coaches in the Little East Conference have made the Beacons women’s volleyball team their pick to repeat as conference champions this year. With another trophy, UMass Boston would become only the second team in conference history to win five straight LEC titles.
The volleyball team is 2-2 on the young season. The Beacons dropped the first two matches at the Colorado College Invite before rebounding with victories against Iowa’s Central College and Oregon’s Pacific University. The women will next play in the Endicott College Invitational in Beverly starting on Friday.
For the first time in program history, the women’s soccer team (1-1) has also been picked to repeat as conference champions. In Friday’s 4-0 win over the University of New England, junior Krista Ledin of Bridgewater set the program record for career points (118). The women lost 2-1 in double overtime Monday to Emory University, stopping the team’s 16-match winning streak at Clark Athletic Field.
The men’s soccer team (1-1) picked up their first win under new head coach Jake Beverlin on Sunday as part of the Lasell College-Kick Off Classic. The Beacons beat Newbury College thanks to goals from Rolando Barbosa, a junior from Fogo, Cape Verde; Douglas Silveira, a junior from Revere; and Jerry Phanor, a junior from Boston.
The women’s tennis team also starts the year at 1-1. They lost to Mt. Holyoke College on Saturday. On Friday, senior Anitra Kloczewiak of Newton tied alumna Denise Ridge '06 for the program record in career singles wins (22).
The men's team finished sixth out of seven teams and the women’s team finished seventh out of eight teams at the Emmanuel College Fens Classic on Saturday. The cross-country teams will return to action on September 21 when they compete in the UMass Dartmouth Corsair Invitational.
To follow the Beacons all season long, visit www.beaconsathletics.com.
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