The Week in Beacons Sports (October 30-November 6)

Office of Communications | November 07, 2013
The Week in Beacons Sports (October 30-November 6)

Women’s Soccer to Host Semifinals Match Today at 1:30 p.m.

The No. 1 Beacons take on No. 5 Eastern Connecticut State University at home today at 1:30 p.m. in the Little East Conference tournament semifinals.

“We showed early on that we’re capable of playing with the best. We go out there as a team and we leave it on the field,” said Head Coach Amy Zombeck.

On Saturday, the Beacons won their second regular season Little East Conference title following a 7-0 win at home against Rhode Island College.

Krista Ledin was voted to the CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-District Team. The junior nursing major is the first Beacon to earn this honor, which is for the country’s top student-athletes. Also this week, Ledin was named the Corvias ECAC New England Division III Women's Soccer Player of the Week for the second time this season.

Men’s Soccer
The men’s soccer team (11-7-1) fell just shy of the LEC tournament, losing 3-2 to Rhode Island College on Saturday. The team made big strides since last year, with six more wins than the 2012 season.

Women’s Volleyball
The No. 1 Beacons (19-15) will take on No. 4 Western Connecticut State University Saturday at noon in the semifinals of the LEC tournament. The team closed out the regular season with a split at the Vassar College Tri-Match last Saturday.

Men’s Ice Hockey
The men’s hockey team (1-0) is ranked No. 8 in the Top-15 poll, following an 8-2 win over UMass Dartmouth on Saturday. The team takes the ice again Friday at home against New England College.

Women’s Ice Hockey
The Beacons (0-1) lost their first game of the season 2-1 to St. Anselm College. Sophomore Samantha Fallon of Pembroke found the net for UMass Boston. The team travels to Franklin Pierce University Friday night.

Cross Country
The men and women both finished seventh out of seven teams in the Little East Conference/New England Alliance Championship on Saturday. Senior Jake Kerin of Quincy came in 22nd place and sophomore Angelica Pizzi of Milton came in 28th place. Both teams will compete in the ECAC Division III Championship in Bristol, Rhode Island, on Saturday.

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