Women’s Volleyball Wins Little East Conference Title
The UMass Boston women’s volleyball team (17-14) secured their fifth straight Little East Conference regular season title Tuesday night. The Beacons were 7-0 in the conference this year, including 3-0 wins just this week over Eastern Connecticut State University, Western Connecticut State University, and Plymouth State University. The team will return to action on Friday when they travel to Roger Williams University for a non-conference match.
The Beacons (11-6-1) are still in playoff contention following wins over Massachusetts Maritime Academy and Plymouth State University. Alfonso Rosales, a sophomore goaltender from Revere who kept Massachusetts Maritime scoreless, was named the conference’s Goaltender of the Week. Marcus Pizzetti, a junior from Malden who had three goals and two assists this week, was named the conference’s Offensive Player of the Week. The Beacons face LEC opponent Rhode Island College on the road Saturday afternoon.
The Beacons (13-4) picked up two wins this week, including a double overtime win over Brandeis University. Senior Tayla Andrews of Plymouth was named the conference’s Offensive Player of the Week for scoring three goals and two assists. With a win on Saturday against Rhode Island College, UMass Boston will earn their second straight LEC regular season title and earn the number one overall seed in the Little East Tournament.
Quazi Sadruzzaman ’04, the only student-athlete to capture four consecutive Little East Flight One Singles Championships, was inducted into the Little East Conference Hall of Fame on Sunday. Also a member of the UMass Boston Hall of Fame, Sadruzzaman holds Beacons records for matches played (109), total matches won (86), and singles matches won (50).
No. 6 UMass Boston fell short against No. 3 UMass Dartmouth in the LEC quarterfinals last Tuesday. The Beacons (6-10) will complete their season in the spring when they take part in matches over spring break and compete in the Beacons Invitational on April 13.
To follow the Beacons all season long, visit www.beaconsathletics.com.
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