UNC Tops UML on Diamond
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- The UMass Lowell baseball team suffered a 14-2 defeat in the series finale against No. 5 North Carolina on Sunday morning.
Cam Climo (Billerica) recorded two of the River Hawks’ (0-10) five hits, and drove in his team-leading eighth RBI. Mark Tumosa has now reached base in 10 straight contests for the squad.
“This was a tough series against a very good team,” remarked UML head coach Ken Harring. “We learned a lot from these past three weekends, and these games will make us better in the end.”
The Tar Heels (11-1) scored four runs in both of the first two innings to jump out to an 8-0 lead and grab control early on.
BOSTON -- Freshman Izzy Giesing wrote her name into the UMass Lowell record book Saturday with a terrific run in the 800 meters at the ECAC/IC4A Indoor Championships at the Boston University Track and Tennis Center.
The record came in the second qualifying heat for the 800 meters. Giesing earned a spot in Sunday’s final when she clocked in with a time of two minutes, 07.91 seconds. That time knocked nearly two-seconds off the existing record, 2:09.78, set a year ago by Alli Wood. It is rare for a freshman to come in a break an established school record. The coaching staff was not sure of the last time that happened at UMass Lowell.
The 800 meters turned out to be a good event for UMass Lowell. Senior Sean Munnelly also qualified for the Sunday men’s final. Munnelly hit the finish line in a time of 1:50.01.
Two River Hawks qualified for the finals in the 1,000. Sophomore Noah Bellomo (Hudson, N.H.) put up the third fastest time of the day. He crossed the finish line in a time of 2:25.62. It was a personal best in the event.
There were a few finals held on Saturday. Junior Danielle Poublon took a third place finish in the high jump. Senior Dennis Peary finished second in the heptathlon, a seven event mix.
LOWELL -- A balanced scoring effort on Saturday afternoon led to the River Hawks’ second straight win as the UMass Lowell women’s lacrosse team earned a 15-8 victory against Iona at Wicked Blue Field. The River Hawks scored 15 goals for the second game in a row, as well.
UML is now 2-4.
“I think we did enough good things that we were able to build a really, really good lead at points, and that afforded us the luxury of being able to make some crucial mistakes that I think we just need to clean up a little bit,” said Head Coach Carissa Medeiros.
In the first half, Kendyl Finelli (Southborough, Mass.) scored on a free position attempt at 28:39, followed by a goal from Kristina Keith (East Kingston, N.H.) at 24:25. Iona responded with a goal right off the draw control to tighten the race just nine seconds later.