Softball Goes For Win No. 101 This Afternoon
A doubleheader split with Suffolk University last Wednesday earned Softball Head Coach Natalia Ardagna her 100th win. Now in her seventh year, she has more wins than any previous Beacons softball coach.
“This is a great group of girls. They push each other. They’re very supportive, and I couldn’t think of a better group to get my 100th win with,” Ardagna said.
The Beacons (5-11) were 2-4 this week. The team will look to give Ardagna win no. 101 today at 3 p.m. during a doubleheader at home against Salve Regina University.
Head Basketball Coach Charlie Titus, who earned his 300th career win in November, received his 300-win milestone award at the National Association of Basketball coaches convention in Dallas, Texas on Sunday.
The Beacons (9-8, 3-3 for the week) earned their second straight conference split on Sunday. In the first game against Western Connecticut State University, the Beacons overcame an early two-run deficit with six runs in the top of the third inning. They went on to win 10-7. The team has a 6 p.m. home page tonight at Campanelli Stadium in Brockton.
Men’s tennis (3-5) picked up their first ever road victory over Western Connecticut State University on Saturday. Seniors Sean Cullen, Charles Lai, Eglis Bizhoti, and Mark Grinhaus were all 2-0 on the day. Lai also was 2-0 in Thursday’s 7-2 win over Suffolk University. On Monday, Lai was named the Little East Conference Player of the Week and Grinhaus was named the Rookie of the Week. The Beacons begin a three-game home stand today at 3 p.m. against Wentworth Institute of Technology.
Track and Field
Senior Anitra Kloczewiak of Newton set the program record in the hammer throw at the 5th Annual Ramapo College Roadrunner Invitational. Sophomore Hulerie McGuffie of Lynn won both the 400- and the 200-meter dashes, and picked up Little East Conference Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week honors for the second straight week. McGuffie’s time in the 200 was a personal best of 24.81.
Junior Nobert Simon of Chelsea finished first in the 400-meter dash with a time of 52.49. Junior Carl Joseph of Brockton came in first place in the high jump, recording a height of 6-06.75 feet. Track and field returns to action on Friday when they compete at the Eastern Connecticut State University Invitational in Mansfield.
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