The Berkeley Beacon

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

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Top-ranked Albertus knocks Lions out of playoffs

After taking two very different roads into the postseason, the teams clashed once again in the GNAC quarterfinals. The eighth-seeded Lions were looking to pull off the huge upset, but when the final buzzer rang, their season had ended with a 82-58 loss.

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Lasell professor named new men's tennis coach

The women’s team went to the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Championship with no head coach. Now, with less than a month to go before the men’s team’s first match, the Lions have found their new man. Gavin Barton, a Boston University graduate with a masters in counseling/sports psychology, was named the new coach of the men’s tennis team after the position went unfilled for five months.

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Men's volleyball downs GNAC rivals in doubleheader

With several players missing time with injuries, the Lions entered the doubleheader against Great North Eastern Athletic Conference (GNAC) opponents Lasell and Johnson & Wales having lost six of their last seven games and sporting an 0-2 record in the conference. Before the season began, Emerson head coach Ben Read said that his team could play well enough to host a playoff game. Emerson seized the opportunity to revive that goal.

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Seniors shine in men’s basketball’s last home game

The 2011-2012 season has seen its trials and trepidations for the men’s basketball team. But this past Saturday, everything came together for the Lions as they defeated Anna Maria 68-45 for the team’s senior game.

DiNucci’s second half propels Emerson to victory

DiNucci received the ball in the paint and attacked the undersized Simmons defenders. The 5-foot-10 guard made the basket, drew the foul, and sank the free throw to complete the three-point play... From that point on, DiNucci took over, dropping 17 second-half points to snap the six-game losing streak and lead the Lions to a 63-50 win.

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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.