In a packed gym at Emmanuel College, nearly 200 spectators looked on as the Saints swept Emerson College 3-0 in the semifinals for the Great Northeast Athletic Conference men’s volleyball playoffs, the first time the team reached the tournament since 2011.
The team dominated possession of the ball by winning draw controls 16 to 6, ending the game with a final score of 13-7.
The Lions’ defense could not keep up with Emmanuel College’s early offensive barrage of shots, as the Saints shot the ball 22 times in the opening period, and was limited to taking only three shots of their own, causing an early 4-0 deficit.
Baseball head coach Dave Hanley said he has been disappointed with his team’s subpar effort this season as the Lions find themselves with the worst record in the program’s history.
The men’s volleyball team secured its first Great Northeast Athletic Conference postseason win in the program’s history Tuesday, after a season in which the Lions have found success with their largest freshman class ever.
Though he’s humble off the court, once freshman Vinny Castellini picks up his racket, his modesty fades away — becoming a player that his teammates and coach recognize as fiercely effective.
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Brittany Rochford has been a leadoff hitter since high school. Her stats — though she refuses to see them during the season — show that these years of practice have paid off, as she now leads the Emerson softball team in hits and walks.
The Lions won 13-12 in a contest that was highly competitive down to the final seconds of the game.
Emerson rallied and scrambled to overcome a three-run ninth inning by Albertus Magnus College, scoring four times in the final inning to win the game 6-5.
On Saturday, the men’s lacrosse team overcame an early 3-0 deficit and rallied to take its first victory of the year in double overtime against Regis College, proving to be a possible turning point for the Lions early in the season.
Daniel Gold came to Emerson hoping to write screenplays and direct films. Now, less than a year after graduation, he is writing game plans and directing plays on the lacrosse field.
Chelsea Phillips continues to lead as captain of the women’s lacrosse team and currently is number one in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) in goals and shots attempted.
At the end of the first quarter in the men’s lacrosse season opener, Nicholas Kitsos passed the ball to a cutting Eric Colleran, who threw it into the top-right corner of the net, beating the buzzer and give the Lions a 3-2 advantage over Wentworth Institute of Technology.
The Emerson’s softball team has maintained its status as a power-hitting team this year, as the Lions have batters topping the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) in home runs and runs batted in.