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In its first game since April 6, the Emerson softball team split a doubleheader with Saint Joseph’s College Sunday, with initial home runs giving the Lions an early lead.
On Sunday night, freshman Alex Frapech was browsing the Great Northeast Athletic Conference website when he noticed his name — he was selected as rookie of the year for his work on the men’s volleyball team this season.
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.