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.
Dennis Connors, a sophomore performing arts major, said he first saw curling in the winter Olympics, but he didn’t anticipate the sport’s difficulty.
The Lions started down 0-2 after Simmons took the first two doubles matches, but the pairing of Mosser and Russell, team co-captains, proved too powerful for Simmons.
Schelling, a transfer student from Virginia Tech who has been involved with the Emerson club hockey team since 2010, turned to coaching instead.
The team has now ensured its qualification for the Great Northeast Athletic Conference playoffs with a conference record of 5-2-3. The Lions, scheduled to face Anna Maria College on Oct. 19 for the final conference game of the season, are looking forward to a deep run in the playoffs.
Negrete said that ever since he began at the college his interests lied in working in sports media.
The Lions roared back in the second half with a strike from junior Jonny Havens into the bottom right corner of the net, lighting a fire under the entire team.
With Monday’s win over Rivier College, the Lions extended their conference regular season game winning streak to 19. The team’s last regular season conference loss was against Simmons on Oct. 28, 2010.
Scarpaci and his players agreed that this game wasn’t one of the team’s best tactically, but because of the team’s relentless play, it was able to pull out a victory.
More Emerson errors allowed the Saints to pad the score by adding three additional goals, including one on a penalty kick.