The Berkeley Beacon

Sunday, October 26, 2014

NEWMAC News: Playoff picture Oct. 23

With fall sports winding down, find out where the Lions are in the playoff hunt.

Volleyball close to playoff berth

The Lions currently have a two game lead for the seventh spot, and a win over Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Oct. 28 or Clark University on Nov. 1 would clinch a berth in the NEWMAC tournament.

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Women's soccer lights up the night

Members of the women’s soccer team set a goal for themselves: each player needed to raise at least $100, or $2,400 collectively, for an annual cancer awareness walk.

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Men's basketball eyes conference title

After a season of remarkable upset that ended in an early playoff exit, Emerson’s men’s basketball team is focused on the future and its second year of competition in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference.

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Women's basketball looks to outrun competition

After the women’s basketball team reached the quarterfinals in the final season of its old conference two years ago, its season last year—the first in its new conference—was ultimately forgettable.

Logo committee selects final two submissions

A committee tasked with finding a new athletics logo has narrowed down the submissions to two finalists, which students will be able to vote on starting Oct. 20.

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Senior captain leads women’s tennis by example

In the Oct. 4 match against Smith College, the visual and media arts major won the Lions’ second match of the season, a 10-8 victory that went into a tiebreaker set.

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Former place kicker anchors Lions' defense

After being one of the last players cut on the competitive Merrimack College soccer team, Ryan Carino, now a starting center back on the Emerson soccer team, decided to test his foot skills at something new.

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Libero leads Lions’ young defense

A lifelong volleyball player with a long list of achievements, defensive specialist Sam Harton has already made her presence known in her first year with the Lions.

NEWMAC News: Playoff picture

Find out where the fall Emerson sports teams stand in the NEWMAC playoff race.

Athletic department extends logo submission deadline

After saying a committee would work to improve its controversial new logo, the Emerson Athletic Department instead decided to hold a design competition open to the college community, which it announced on Sept. 25.

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Hard work pays dividends for Lions keeper

Melanie Escobar isn’t the Emerson women’s soccer team’s full time goalie, but that isn’t stopping the sophomore from racking up the conference awards.

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Women's tennis focuses on the future

Despite its losing record, the women's tennis team is optimistic about its future.

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Cross country outruns expectations

The Lions cross country teams have defied expectations by claiming a spot on the podium in their first two meets of the season.

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Freshman sets Lions up for success

Elaine Nichols started playing volleyball at age 11 to be like her stepsister, and now the freshman has landed herself a starting spot on a collegiate volleyball team.