The Week in Beacons Sports (October 8-14)

Office of Communications | October 15, 2013
The Week in Beacons Sports (October 8-14)



We focused on how we like to attack and it’s been paying off.



Women’s Tennis Keeps Playoff Hopes Alive

The women’s soccer team (9-4) shut out two opponents on their way to an undefeated week. After a 4-0 win over Western Connecticut State University on Saturday, the team beat Salve Regina 5-0 on Monday. Junior Krista Ledin of Bridgewater scored twice in the Western Connecticut State game and tallied all five goals in the Salve Regina game. Sophomore Kristen Spain of Quincy and junior Dani Perkins of Murrieta, California, were in the net for the victories.

“We focused on finishing. We focused on how we like to attack and it’s been paying off,” said Head Coach Amy Zombeck.

Men’s Soccer
The men’s soccer team (9-4-1) was also 2-0 on the week, picking up wins against Emerson College and Western Connecticut State University. Freshman Edmilson Barros of Boston scored twice in the game against Western Connecticut State University on his way to earning Little East Conference Rookie of the Week honors for the second time this season. The men are back on the Clark Athletic Center Field today, facing Worcester State University.

Women’s Tennis
The Beacons (5-8) kept their playoff hopes alive with two wins this week, beating Salem State and Western Connecticut State University. The Beacons, who are hosting Curry College today, now have their first two-game winning streak since 2011. Freshman Nuha Muntasser of Braintree is now 9-5 in singles play; she picked up her third LEC Rookie of the Week award on Monday.

Women’s Volleyball
The Beacons (11-12) were 3-3 on the week, picking up wins over conference rival Southern Maine and a pair of regionally ranked teams—Trinity College and Babson College. On Monday, senior Megan Pollock of Wilton, California was named the LEC Offensive Player of the Week, freshman Elizabeth Glavan of Edina, Minnesota was named the conference’s Defensive Player of the Week, and freshman Julia Murphy of Canton was named the Rookie of the Week. This is the first time Pollock and Glavan have been honored by the conference. The team hosts UMass Dartmouth tonight at 6.

Men’s Tennis
Saturday’s scheduled match against Colby College has been postponed to a later date.

To follow the Beacons all season long, visit www.beaconsathletics.com.

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