Category: Sports

Schedule breakdown: Lions prepare for nationally ranked foes
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Schedule breakdown: Lions prepare for nationally ranked foes

Head coach Ben Read said there’s no perfect method to scheduling preseason contests, but he hopes to create a balance as his team prepares for the season. “We do try to play some easier teams [so] that we can try some lineups out, build some confidence, and also get some tougher teams,” Read said. Two...

Season Preview: Men’s Volleyball ready to build on playoff run
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Season Preview: Men’s Volleyball ready to build on playoff run

A year after finishing fifth in the GNAC and advancing to the playoffs despite key losses, Emerson’s men’s volleyball team finds itself pegged for an uncharacteristically low finish in the annual conference coaches’ poll—but players are setting the bar higher. The poll, released on Jan. 16, projects a seventh-place finish for the Lions, which would...

Women’s Basketball: Ashby sets all-time record for steals
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Women’s Basketball: Ashby sets all-time record for steals

The steal has always been Eastin Ashby’s bread and butter, and now she owns the school record to prove it. The women’s basketball team’s senior guard collected her 186th career steal during Saturday’s big win over Coast Guard, which makes her the all-time Emerson leader in the category. Her teammates led a brief cheer after...

Women’s basketball grabs key NEWMAC win over Coast Guard
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Women’s basketball grabs key NEWMAC win over Coast Guard

In the second quarter of Saturday’s Emerson women’s basketball game, Eastin Ashby picked the pocket of an opponent—something she had done 185 times before in her Lions career. Ashby’s 186th career steal placed her atop the all-time Emerson leaderboard in the category, and was part of a resurgent defensive effort by the Lions. After two...

Winter break recap: Men’s basketball picks up two key NEWMAC wins
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Winter break recap: Men’s basketball picks up two key NEWMAC wins

Emerson’s men’s basketball team kept pace in the NEWMAC standings during winter break, compiling a 2-2 record to place fourth in the conference entering Wednesday’s games. A loss to WPI on Wednesday knocked Emerson behind the Engineers and into fifth place in the conference, still leaving the Lions in playoff position. The break was highlighted...

History repeats as WPI sneaks past Emerson on buzzer-beater
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History repeats as WPI sneaks past Emerson on buzzer-beater

Emerson basketball fans have come to know the name Chris Rodgers. The WPI senior cemented that on Wednesday night, draining a buzzer-beating jumper to hand Emerson’s men’s basketball team its second heartbreaking loss to the Engineers in as many years in the Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym. With WPI up 72-71, Lions senior guard...

Women’s BBALL drops third straight game against MIT
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Women’s BBALL drops third straight game against MIT

Benefiting from a significant height advantage, MIT came into the Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym and made quick work of Emerson, handing the Lions their third straight loss in a 71-48 victory in women’s basketball action Wednesday night. The Engineers entered the contest with half of their 14-person roster listed at 5-foot-10 or taller....

Men’s BBALL blows 16-point halftime lead, falls to Tufts
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Men’s BBALL blows 16-point halftime lead, falls to Tufts

Tufts flexed its muscle on the offensive boards, outscoring Emerson 45-25 in the second half to pull off a 71-67 comeback victory over the Lions men’s basketball team Wednesday. Emerson led for most of the game, but Tufts rode a strong performance by Vincent Pace, who scored 30 points, to the win. Pace made a...

Boyle sister reunion a no-brainer
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Boyle sister reunion a no-brainer

In the Emerson women’s basketball season opener against Gordon, junior forward Charlie Boyle was out of the starting lineup and only saw five minutes of action, but a Boyle still took the opening tip for the Lions. Freshman forward Sam Boyle, Charlie’s younger sister, finished her collegiate debut with a team-high 14 points. The pair...