Women’s Soccer: After an incredible season, UMass Boston’s women’s soccer team was eliminated from the NCAA tournament by Stevens Institute of Technology. The game was played in Middlebury, Vermont, and the Beacons were shutout 3-0. It was their first loss in 17 games, which obviously meant it was even more devastating. Either way, winning the Little East Conference championship was certainly more than enough to solidify a successful season. It will be a long offseason awaiting the fall of 2020, but the Beacons will be poised to return to the same spot. They have a young core, which means you should expect them to be just as competitive next season.
Volleyball: UMass Boston’s volleyball team rallied to win the LEC championship, but was eliminated from the NCAA tournament by Babson College. The match was played in Medford, and it was the first meeting between the two on the year. Regardless of the loss, the Beacons had a losing record on the year, yet prevailed to win the conference championship. Although they got eliminated, their adversity cannot be questioned after defeating higher seeds to get to this point. Their final record on the season was 12-19, and they will be ready to come back even better in 2020.
Men’s Hockey: To begin the year, the UMass Boston men’s hockey team is 2-2 and is prepared to be competitive this season. This past weekend, the Beacons lost 6-3 to New England College, but then defeated University of Southern Maine 8-1. Their high powered offense can score on just about anyone, and is going to be lethal once they get rolling. Next week, they will travel to Vermont to play two games. They will play Castleton University at 7:00 P.M. on Friday, and will then take on Norwich University at 4:00 P.M. on Saturday.
Women’s Hockey: UMass Boston’s women’s hockey team began their season with a win and a tie, but have since lost four straight games. They fell to University of Southern Maine and Suffolk University last weekend, causing them to fall to 1-4-1. Although they are going through a rough patch, they absolutely will have the opportunity to turn things around in the coming weeks. This weekend, the Beacons will have a lot of travelling to do. On Friday at 6:00 P.M., they will play Plymouth State University in New Hampshire, and will then go to Castleton University in Vermont for a 1:00 P.M. game on Saturday.