The Week in Beacons Sports (February 25-March 3)
March 04, 2013
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The men’s and women’s hockey teams lost in the league championship semifinals this weekend, while the men’s lacrosse team picked up its first win of the season and senior sprinter Samara Faustin set two program records at the ECAC Indoor Championship.
The men's hockey team (19-6-2) lost a heartbreaker against Babson College in the ECAC East semifinal game on Friday. The Beacons lost 4-3 in overtime, ending the team’s second-best season, which included an eight-week run in the national polls and their best conference finish in more than two decades.
For the third year in a row, the Beacons (9-14-4) ended their postseason at the hands of Manhattanville College. The women lost 5-2 in the ECAC East semifinal game on Saturday.
Track and Field
Senior sprinter Samara Faustin of Boston set two program records over the weekend at the ECAC Indoor Championship. On Friday, she broke her own record in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.99 seconds. On Saturday, she broke the 200-meter dash program record set in 1985 by All-American and national champion Murtonda Durant. Faustin’s 25.44 time in the 200 earned her third place in the event. As a team, the women finished 19th out of 50 in the two-day meet. The men’s team finished 39th out of 51 teams.
The Beacons went 1-1 on the week, picking up their first win of the season Saturday afternoon at Regis College with a 14-9 win over Maine Maritime Academy. Junior Pete McNichols of Norwalk, Connecticut led the team with six goals and one assist.
To follow Beacons athletics all week long, visit www.beaconsathletics.com.