The Lions were sloppy in possession, turning the ball over 22 times, over twice as many as the Jumbos, which let down some impressive Emerson defense.
O’Brien, who appointed Venter as team captain last year, said he thinks the former player is doing a great job so far.
Throughout the game, Cloutier contributed a steal and two blocks to the Emerson effort, which she later said was an attempt to be more aggressive on defense to spark the team on offense.
Gould said that this year presents a big chance for the team’s leaders to bring the squad to success.
With many of the rookies coming from the Northeast and the greater Boston area in particular, a connection between teammates is not a concern, according to the squad’s youngest members.
Sophomore Kat Rice said the magnitude of the tournament was overwhelming and the team needed to approach the game differently.
As for their next project, the duo is looking to design jerseys for the 2013 Quidditch Summer Games, which will be held in April in Chicago.
The film featured about two dozen of the thirty to fifty interviews crew members said they collected during the span of the project.
This year’s success, according to the coach, was because of the depth of talent and dedication of runners on both sides.
Ludman added that Emerson must aim to match the level of support that future NEWMAC rivals are giving their student-athletes.
The Rivier crowd created a loud hostile environment that included harsh signs and made it difficult for Read to communicate with players on the court, he said.
While Emerson only notched three aces in their first match of the day, they earned victory against Norwich with an amassed 17 aces through three sets.
Scarpaci said that staying on the offensive and not backing down was key to defeating the Monks.
The Saints scored two goals within a minute to take the lead and eventually beat Emerson 2-1.
Lawrence has accepted his role as more of a role model on the team, calling it a natural step up from his prior role as mainly a goal scorer.