Emerson sports roundup: Oct. 24-30

by Connor Burton / Beacon Staff • October 30, 2013

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Patrick Kudej

MEN’S SOCCER

Record: 7-9, 0-6 NEWMAC

Oct 26: Clark 4, Emerson 0

Player of the Match: Patrick Kudej 

Freshman midfielder Patrick Kudej led the Lions with three shots in their road loss to the Cougars (4-10-2, 1-4-1 NEWMAC). Emerson’s best scoring opportunity came in the 57th minute on a volley from sophomore Mitch Lapierre, but his shot hit the left post. Sophomore goalkeeper Carter Bowers played the full 90 minutes in the Lions’ final conference game of the season, and faced eight shots on goal. Bowers leads the NEWMAC in saves with 80 entering Saturday’s season finale at Babson. Emerson held a 9-5 edge in corner kicks, but couldn’t convert. 


WOMEN’S SOCCER 

Record: 7-10, 2-6-1 NEWMAC

Oct. 29: MIT 1, Emerson 0

Player of the Match: Allie Altman 

In the team’s last home game of the season, junior goalkeeper Allie Altman racked up four saves for the Lions of the five shots on goal from the visiting Beavers (12-2-3, 7-1-1 NEWMAC) at Rotch Field. Emerson was outshot 18-4 in the match and managed just one shot on goal, which came in the first half. The defeat dropped the Lions out of contention to qualify for the NEWMAC Tournament  in their first year in the conference.

 

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL

Record: 15-11, 3-6 NEWMAC

Oct. 29: MIT 3, Emerson 0

Player of the Match: Giuli Frendak

The visiting Lions lost in straight sets to their neighbors in Cambridge, falling to the Engineers (20-10, 6-3 NEWMAC) by set scores of 25-16, 25-11, and 25-18. The loss mathematiccaly eliminated the Lions from advancing to the NEWMAC Tournament, a year after the team captured the Great Northeastern Conference Championship in its former league. Sophomore outside hitter Giuli Frendak filled in for injured classmate Juliana Tucker at setter, picking up 10 assists to go with two kills and three digs. Junior Kat Rice had four kills, two digs, and a service ace. Alyssa Thorne, Julianna Augustine, and Elizabeth Reid contributed two kills apiece, while Jamie Morgan had 13 digs.

 

Male Athlete of the Week: Patrick Kudej, midfielder, men's soccer

In Emerson’s second-to-last game of the season, Kudej, a freshman midfielder, racked up a team-high three shots, including two shots on target, in the Lions’ 4-0 loss to Clark University on Oct. 26. Kudej has played in 14 games (13 starts) for the Lions this season, and has notched 19 total shots, two assists, and has put over half his attempts on frame.

 

Female Athlete of the Week: Marissa MacDonald, goalkeeper, women's soccer

Senior goalkeeper Marissa MacDonald had four saves to notch a shutout in her final career home match as the host Lions claimed a 1-0 victory over Coast Guard on Oct. 26. It was Emeron’s second conference win since joining the NEWMAC. In six starts, MacDonald has gone 3-2 and allowed eight goals on 30 shots on goal. MacDonald has a 1.37 goals allowed average and a .733 save percentage.

  

Connor Burton, member of the Emerson men’s volleyball team did not contribute to or edit the women’s volleyball recap because he is a member of the men’s volleyball team. Sports editor Carl Setterlund contributed to this report.