The Week in Beacons Sports (September 17-23)

Office of Communications | September 25, 2013
The Week in Beacons Sports (September 17-23)

Women’s, Men’s Soccer 1-0 in Little East Conference Play

The women's soccer team (3-3) picked up their first Little East Conference win of the season against the University of Southern Maine on Saturday. Forwards Krista Ledin of Bridgewater and Tayla Andrews of Plymouth each had a goal and an assist in the 2-0 win. The team hosts Suffolk University today at 3:30 p.m.

Men's Soccer
The men's soccer team (7-2) won its Little East Conference opener, defeating the University of Southern Maine 3-2 on Saturday afternoon. Brockton freshman Arlindo Goncalves, scored the game-winning goal, his first at the college level.

"Marcus (Pizzetti) had the ball in the middle of the field and I saw space opening up, so I made a diagonal run across the back. I hit it across the goal and it went in," Goncalves said.

Earlier in the week, Pizzetti kicked the game-winner in the 1-0 victory over Salem State University.

Cross Country
The men’s team finished in 23rd place and the women’s team finished in 24th place at the UMass Dartmouth Corsair Invitational on Saturday. The teams will be back in action on Saturday at Boston’s Franklin Park for the Codfish Bowl Cross Country Invitational.

Women's Tennis
Nuha Muntasser, a freshman from Braintree, was named the Little East Conference Rookie of the Week Monday after going 3-1 in her matches. Muntasser was 2-0 against Eastern Nazarene College, helping the Beacons (2-5) snap their four-game losing streak. The Beacons host the University of Southern Maine on Tuesday at 3 p.m.

The Beacons (6-7) won a pair of games and lost a pair at this weekend's New York University Violet Classic. Freshman Pepper Baker of Tallahassee, Florida had a career-best 11 kills in the win against DeSales University.

Meanwhile, volleyball alumna Shannon Thompson '13 has become the first player in program history to sign a professional contract. Thompson is a member of the Austrian League team VC Tirol, located in Innsbruck, Austria.

"I am really excited to be able to continue my volleyball career in such an amazing city and country. It has always been a dream to be able to play professional volleyball and I am lucky to have had great coaches at UMass to help me pursue that dream," said Thompson.

You can keep up with Thompson's career on her blog:

To watch a video recap of the week, visit the Beacons YouTube Channel.

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