The Week in Beacons Sports (November 13-November 18)

Office of Communications | November 19, 2013
The Week in Beacons Sports (November 13-November 18)

Volleyball Team Wins NCAA Regional Title; Faces Calvin College on Thursday

The University of Massachusetts Boston’s volleyball team (24-15) left for Holland, Michigan on Tuesday, taking the next step toward an NCAA title. The team will be facing Calvin College in the first round of the NCAA national tournament at 3 p.m. on Thursday. UMass Boston earned a spot in the tournament after beating Williams College 3-1 on Sunday in Williamstown.

"We worked through it, we talked about it, we stayed calm, and it was awesome to win on their home court," said Kirsten Morrison, a junior from North Reading who was named to the all-tournament team.

The Beacons have now won three NCAA regional titles in the last four seasons.

Women’s Hockey
Women’s hockey (1-3-1) picked up their first win of the season on Saturday. Junior Kayla Kiernan and senior Sarahanne Cavolo scored their first goals of the season in the 2-1 win over Nichols College. The team travels to Holy Cross University on Friday.

Cross Country
The Beacons closed out their season on Saturday at the NCAA Division III New England Regional meet. Tad Delaney, a junior from Halifax, led his teammates with a time of 28:02.60 (169th -place). Angelica Pizzi of Milton was the only competitor for the women. The sophomore finished with a time of 24:47.37 to earn a 173rd-place finish overall.

The men’s and women’s teams kick off their seasons this week. The women travel to Simmons College on Tuesday. The men will compete in the Amherst College Tip-Off Tournament on Friday.

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