UMass Boston Freshman Named Rookie of the Week for Second Time
Freshman tennis player Nuha Muntasser has been named the Little East Conference Rookie of the Week for the second time this season. The Braintree resident finished 3-1 on the weekend to help UMass Boston post a 1-1 record. The women’s tennis team is now 3-8 on the season.
The Beacons (1-1) claimed the First Eastern Nazarene Invitational Championship this weekend for the first time since 2009. Junior David Hernandez of Bogota, Colombia earned the overall singles crown. UMass Boston will close out their fall season on Saturday when the Beacons travel to Maine to take on Colby College.
The Beacons were 1-1 on the week and moved to 6-4 on the season. Junior Krista Ledin picked up two goals and an assist and senior Tayla Andrews scored the other goal in a 3-0 win over Colby-Sawyer College. The Beacons will host their annual Pink Game on Saturday, which is a benefit for breast cancer research. The game against Western Connecticut State University is a rematch of last year’s championship game.
The Beacons dropped one game in double overtime and picked up a tie against Eastern Connecticut to move to 7-4-1 on the season. Sophomore goalkeeper Alfonso Rosales of Revere made a huge save to prevent ECSU from getting the win.
The Beacons fell 3-0 to Wellesley College on Thursday in the team’s only game of the week. The team, now 8-9, will travel to the University of Southern Maine for a Little East Conference match on Tuesday.
To follow the Beacons all season long, visit www.beaconsathletics.com.
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