Emerson Lions Recap: March 30-April 5

by Matt Case / Beacon Staff • April 5, 2017

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Emerson’s men’s lacrosse team routed Johnson State, 18-1 on Tuesday at Rotch Playground and Field.
Emerson’s men’s lacrosse team routed Johnson State, 18-1 on Tuesday at Rotch Playground and Field.

Baseball

Emerson’s baseball team has struggled to play its games because of weather. Its March 31 game against Southern Vermont College and April 4 game against NEWMAC opponent Worcester Polytechnic Institute were both postponed. On Wednesday, the Lions fell to Newbury College 4-2. Nolan Megna picked up two hits, while Tim Quitadamo crossed the plate twice for Emerson’s only runs. On the mound, Henry Schwartz picked up his first loss of the season, giving up three runs on six hits in four innings.

The Lions will take on Massachusetts Institute of Technology (3-2, 8-5) Friday night.   

Men’s Lacrosse

Emerson’s men’s lacrosse team is experiencing its first winning record since the beginning of the 2015 season, when its record was 3-2. The Lions are currently 4-2 and have won back-to-back games. On Tuesday, they surpassed their goal total from all of last year with a commanding 18-1 victory over Johnson State. Cam Radenberg and Austin Max needed only the first quarter to each earn a hat trick, while fellow attack Jared Brush used the second and third quarters to score six times. Radenberg notched two more goals and added five assists. Goalie Jordan Maue had eight saves in net.

Emerson will play its first NEWMAC game on Saturday against Wheaton (0-1, 4-5) at Rotch Playground and Field.

Men’s Tennis

The men’s tennis team’s March 31 match against Regis, postponed and rescheduled from March 24, was postponed again, making their match against Suffolk on April 1 their first competition in six weeks. The Lions defeated their cross-town rival on Saturday 8-1. Five singles players picked up straight-set wins, including no. 3 Andrew Cooper’s 6-0, 6-0 victory over Chris Parnagian. No. 6 Aren Kabarajian needed a third set, 10-point tiebreaker to defeat Kevin Greenman 6-4, 1-6, 12-10. On the doubles end, the number one team of Dan Okin and Antonio Ramirez shutout Omar Azzaoui and Cameron Roach 8-0. Cooper and his teammate Josh Freud were forced into a deciding game versus Parnagian and Jacob Duggan, which they won, taking the match 9-8. Samir Beria and Matt Jepsky fell into the same boat at no. 3 doubles, but lost 9-8 to Greenman and Rami Esrawi.

The Lions travel to Salem State (0-0, 0-3) today in nonconference action.

Softball

Emerson’s softball team was originally scheduled to play a doubleheader just two days after already playing one. But, due to rain and snow last Friday, the games were rescheduled to Saturday, giving the Lions an extra day’s rest. The extended time off didn’t stop NEWMAC leader Springfield, however, as the Pride won both meetings, 7-1 and 10-1. Jackie DeFusco scored the lone run for the Lions in the first inning of the first game, getting to first base after being hit by a pitch, then advancing to third on a Kodie Cash double, finally getting home on a passed ball. Cash and Katie Hill both had two-hit performances, while Keely Marquez picked up the loss on the mound, giving up four runs and four hits in four innings pitched.

Emerson also scored in the first inning of the second game. Kallista Leonardos singled with the bases loaded and two outs, scoring Micaela Dix. Leonardos, Dix, Marisa DeFranco, and Molly Goldstein earned the only hits of the game. Starting pitcher Erin Nolan lasted just 1 1-3 inning, allowing seven runs on four hits.   

Emerson’s doubleheader scheduled for Tuesday against Wellesley was postponed. They’ll play MIT (0-2, 8-2) in a doubleheader on Friday.    

Women’s Lacrosse

The women’s lacrosse team has played two NEWMAC games over the last week. The first, a contest against Smith, was won easily by the Lions 15-5. Looking to preserve a narrow 5-3 lead after the first half, Meredith Weber opened the scoring with five goals in the second. Her teammates added another five, and Emerson won, 15-5. Weber finished with six goals, and Tara Windsor tallied four. Kristin Modica had four saves in net.

The Lions lost their second game of the week, 11-5 to Babson. Windsor found the back of the net four times and Megan Messuri scored once. Modica saved ten shots on goal.

Emerson will travel to New London, Connecticut on Saturday to play Coast Guard (0-3, 3-8).