The Week in Beacons Sports (September 24-30)

Office of Communications | October 01, 2013
The Week in Beacons Sports (September 24-30)

Women’s Volleyball, Soccer Tied for First Place in Little East Conference

The women’s volleyball team (8-8) is now 2-0 in the Little East Conference and in a three-way tie for first place. Freshman Julia Murphy of Canton, the Little East Rookie of the Week, led the team in their two wins. Murphy had 10 or more kills in two of the team’s three matches. The team hosts Wellesley College on Thursday at 7 p.m.

Women’s Soccer
The Beacons were 2-0 this week. They improved to 5-3 and are tied for first place in the Little East Conference. Junior Krista Ledin of Bridgewater was named Little East Conference Offensive Player of the Week and sophomore Kristen Spain of Quincy was named Little East Conference Goaltender of the Week for their performances. Ledin scored two goals this week. Spain recorded her program-record setting eleventh shutout on Saturday. The Beacons host Colby-Sawyer College on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.

Women’s Tennis
The Beacons fell to 2-7 on the year Saturday with a loss to UMass Dartmouth. UMass Boston will host Western Connecticut State University on Wednesday at 3 p.m.

Cross Country
The men's team recorded a 10th place finish Saturday at the annual Codfish Bowl. Three Beacons competed for the women’s team: Angelica Pizzi of Milton finished in 58th place, Ari Leao of New Bedford finished in 95th place, and Ashley Glendye of Middleboro finished in 113th place.

Men’s Soccer
UMass Boston (7-3) lost their only match this week to UMass Dartmouth on Saturday. The men host Bridgewater State University on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.

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