Sophomore Picks Up Four Goals First Season-Opening Win Since 2007
Sophomore lacrosse player Noah Ellis of Hingham scored four times to lead the University of Massachusetts Boston Beacons (1-0) to a 12-3 season-opening rout of Johnson & Wales University on Saturday. Five other Beacons also scored, giving the team their first win in an opener since 2007. The Beacons travel to Gordon College on Wednesday.
Track and Field
Sophomore Hulerie McGuffie picked up another Little East Conference Track Athlete of the Week honor on Monday—her sixth of the season—following a program best 23.18 seconds in the 200-meter dash at the NEICAAA Indoor Championship on Saturday. The Lynn native is ranked fourth in the country in the 400 meters and 12th in the 200 meters.
Women’s hockey (12-11-4) fell just short in the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) East playoffs, losing 2-1 in overtime Saturday to No. 4 Norwich University. The Beacons came into the tournament as the No. 5 seed.
Although UMass Boston (17-6-4) took the early lead, they couldn’t hang on to advance in the ECAC East playoffs on Saturday. Babson College, the defending ECAC East Tournament champions, defeated the Beacons 4-2.
A last minute 8-0 run was not enough to take down the reigning Little East Conference tournament champions. Men’s basketball (6-20) lost 61-55 to Eastern Connecticut State University in the opening round of the LEC tournament.
No. 7 seed UMass Boston (13-13) was within four at the midway point of the second half of their LEC opening game against the University of Southern Maine, but they couldn’t come up with the win, losing 53-45.
The Beacons (0-2) came up empty in their bid against No. 26 MIT on Friday. Men’s tennis returns to action on March 14 when they take on Bentley University in Orlando, Florida as part of their 2014 spring trip.
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