The Berkeley Beacon

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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Men’s tennis foiled by defending GNAC champs

Emerson sported an almost completely different lineup from the 2011 contest, but still could not take the extra step needed to top the Rams, as the team fell 7-2. The last time the Lions beat Suffolk was during a regular season match in March 2009.

New learning community looks to fill intramural void

Like the living green community, which stresses eco-friendliness, and the writer’s block that conducts workshops and critiques, the active living community will provide students with a fitness-minded environment. Cortizo became an RA her sophomore year, and since then she’s wanted to help create a floor like this one.

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Captain clutch — Lions win six straight amid walk-off home run

The Lions stormed out of the dugout to greet Peiguss as she crossed home plate. After trailing 3-2, Emerson rallied to defeat Norwich in both games of Saturday’s doubleheader. In what the players called a display of camaraderie and concentration, the Lions won the first game 16-1 and the second 5-3.

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Arms Race

Kelsey Tuthill and Alex Magistro torment opposing batters on a regular basis. The senior and sophomore have amassed 33 wins over the last two seasons for Emerson’s softball team, but their pitching methods not only differ in style — they sound different, too.

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Volleyball derailed by Wentworth

The Lions were hurt at times by miscommunication. A serve from Wentworth went right through the middle of the court uncontested — other times Emerson was out of position and the Leopards were able to take advantage.

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Women’s lacrosse starts off season in dominant fashion

In the second half, Emerson only committed seven penalties, compared to the Mustangs’ 13. Junior goalie Emily Saeger said it was the defense’s self-control — as they focused on snatching the ball instead of attacking Mount Ida’s players — that gave Emerson the better chance to win.

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Bats come alive late

Hitting would dictate the Lions’ play throughout the day. After outhitting Southern Vermont 8-6 in the opening game, Emerson went hitless in six of seven innings as they fell 2-1 to the Mountaineers in the second matchup of the doubleheader.

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Freshman a force at middle blocker

Burton competed in the Junior Olympics for three consecutive years. Although his team never took home a medal at the competition, the athlete played against an international array of teams, vying against teams from Canada, Puerto Rico, and Mexico.

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Women’s lacrosse looking to remedy roster turnover

With few upperclassmen and nearly half of the players from last year no longer on the roster, the Emerson women’s lacrosse team will enter the 2012 season facing an uphill battle.

With short numbers, men's lacrosse remains optimistic

Senior Daniel Gold said that, although the Lions lack players, he hopes the team’s passion will pave the way for a successful season. “I think we’re going to look short numbers-wise, but we’re going to look very rich in heart and spirit,” Gold said.

Emerson changes athletic conference

After competing in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) since 1995, Emerson athletics announced Tuesday its acceptance into the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) starting in next year

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Freshman earns GNAC award

Eli Kell-Abrams said that one of the high points of his first season with Emerson men’s basketball was getting the call from head coach Jim O’Brien informing him the team they had made the playoffs. Last night, the freshman point guard received even more good news  — Kell-Abrams was named the 2012 Rookie of the Year for the Great Northeast Athletic Conference.

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Numbers swell as baseball prepares for Florida trip

Shortstop Ryan Garber and catcher Geoff Lopes, two of the team’s senior captains, also have high hopes for the season. The extra pitchers, they believe, will be key in carrying Emerson into the season.

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After last year’s early exit, softball aims for a title

As with last season, the Lions have a roster filled with both talent and experience. Four returning players were named to the All-Conference team last year, and pitcher Alex Magistro surrendered the fewest runs in the conference. Tuthill and Peiguss have both played in GNAC Championship games.

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When winter winds wail, athletes find alternatives

Some athletes take on personal goals in the winter when their sport is not in season. The women’s cross-country captain, Heather Hoglund, is training for a half marathon in March. She said that it’s important to get inventive with workouts, especially when it’s cold outside.