The Berkeley Beacon

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

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Men’s volleyball toughs it out against top teams

Faced with stiff opposition early in the season, the Lions have gone 1-5 since their first two games...Of the opponents Emerson has faced so far, five are considered to be top teams in their conferences.

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Fenway faithful to honor Park with documentary

Ouellette, a broadcast journalism major, Kelsey Doherty, Luke Fraser, and Kyle Brasseur all met at the Red Sox-Yankees doubleheader at the end of the 2010 regular season. They bonded over their love for the team and quickly became close friends. A year later, they are making a documentary about their beloved park and celebrating Fenway’s 100-year-old legacy in film.

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Full-court pressure stifles Emerson in second half

Suffolk’s defensive pressure gave Emerson problems all day. The streaky Lions lost their sixth straight game Tuesday evening — all against Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC)opponents — falling to the Rams 68-55.

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Men's basketball rallies past cross-Common rival

A slow start and failure to convert put the Emerson men’s basketball team down early against the visiting Rams. The Lions took to the court in the Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym on edge, missing three of their first four shots from beyond the arc in the first half and prompting head coach Jim O’Brien to call for his team to settle down. An offensive breakthrough in the second half, however, allowed the Lions to take the lead and secure a 74-64 victory.

Senior leads by example during breakout season

In his final season with Emerson’s men’s basketball team, Firn has taken responsibility and become the team’s most prolific scorer. The senior forward has had a breakthrough year, with 257 points in 18 games. For the past three years, he averaged fewer than 10 points per game under former head coach Hank Smith and was third on the team in scoring last season. This year, he is averaging 14.4 points per game.

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Emerson hockey remains winless in Boylston Cup

Though the Boylston Cup was played on neutral ice, the Emerson College hockey team had the clear home team advantage. Cheers of “Berklee sucks!” rang in the air as over 80 Lions fans made the trip to Boston University’s Walter Brown Arena to show their support. Across the way, the smattering of Berklee College of Music students numbered a little more than 10.

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Emerson alumna wins contest, covers Super Bowl

When Cassidy Brettler went to the Super Bowl last year, she did so with the help of Verizon, and took her Flip cam wherever she was permitted, making videos for her YouTube channel. This year, working for Motorola, Brettler will be back at the Super Bowl, but in a much grander capacity. Following a nationwide search to choose one reporter for the Ochocinco News Network (OCNN) sponsored by Motorola as it covers Super Bowl XLVI, Brettler, who graduated from Emerson last May, was chosen as the winner.

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Former Ram shows versatility on basketball court

Norton is a person for whom multiple roles come naturally. On the basketball court, she has played at both point and shooting guard, as both a starter and a sixth player off the bench.

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Women's basketball drops fourth straight

Trailing by 25 points, and shooting 25 percent from the field, Emerson had put itself in a huge hole against a Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) rival. And a short 20 minutes later, the visiting Monks handed Emerson its fourth straight GNAC loss, 82-46.

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Sports business society talks innovation with Orpster

Orpster is a website where users can buy and sell stock in professional athletes throughout the course of the season, losing or making money each week based on performance.

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Losing streak slides to 11 for men’s basketball

The Lions, who shot 28 percent from the field in the first half, have lost six of their previous eight games by 10 or fewer points. Their record stands at 1-16, putting them at the bottom of the Great Northeast Athletic Conference.

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Men's volleyball focused, prepared for new season

Read said he feels the team could not only make the GNAC tournament, but earn a first-round home game.

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Women’s basketball derailed by defending champs

After having won four straight games in conference, the Lions had jumped to third in the GNAC. But a dominating performance by the Saints showed why they are the reigning champions, as the home team won 77-55.

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New players jumble men's basketball rotation

Now, over halfway through the Lions’ first campaign under O’Brien’s coaching system, new additions to the roster have jumbled things even more...Emerson’s starting lineup has seen multiple incarnations, with 10 of the team’s 16 players having started at least one game.

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Rally not enough, Lions losing streak extends to eight

Going into halftime trailing the visiting Lasell Lasers 51-30, the Emerson men’s basketball players had their work cut out for them.