The Berkeley Beacon

Monday, October 20, 2014

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Men’s basketball bounces back after opening loss

After a disappointing loss in its season opener on Nov. 15, the Emerson men’s basketball team overcame a double-digit deficit — led by senior captain Jon Goldberg — to win the consolation of the Emerson Tip-Off Classic on Saturday at Brown and Plofker Gym.

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Lady Lions stay undefeated, take victory in NEWMAC opener

Four other Emerson sports teams had tried and came up on the short end in their first New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference games, but the women’s basketball team penned a different ending Wednesday night at home.

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Women's basketball ready to run

Look for the Emerson women’s basketball team buck convention during its first season in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference, as head coach Bill Gould has decided to play a run-and-gun style despite the current NEWMAC trend of grinding, halfcourt basketball.

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Men's basketball out to prove itself in NEWMAC

Despite landing in last place in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference preseason coaches’ poll, the Emerson men’s basketball team is preparing for a statement season in its first year since leaving the Great Northeast Athletic Conference.

Emerson sports roundup: Oct. 30-Nov.6

The final Emerson sporting events of the fall season.

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Men's basketball stung by voluntary exodus

Junior two-sport athlete Patrick Lowndes has been one of Emerson’s most noticeable players the past few years, but his signature afro will be absent from the court when the Lions kick off their season against Framingham State at the Emerson College Tip-Off Classic on Nov. 15.

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Looking back at the fall sports season

Men's soccer, women's soccer and women's volleyball all concluded their seasons. Now it's time for a look back at the seasons that were.

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Cross-country: NEWMAC Championship meet preview

The Emerson men’s and women’s cross-country teams will face their toughest competition of the year on Sunday, Nov. 3 as the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference Championships will be held at Boston’s Franklin Park.

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Emerson sports roundup: Oct. 24-30

This week in Emerson sports.

DeStefano joins athletic department staff

The Emerson athletic department announced the addition of former two-sport star Lindsay DeStefano on Oct. 15 to its staff. The college’s newest athletic administrator will perform a jack-of-all-trades role, according to Interim Athletic Director Stanford Nance, who was in charge of the search process.

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Righini ends winless stretch for women's soccer

Sophomore midfielder Tayllar Righini leads the Emerson women’s soccer team in goals this season, and no goal was more important than her most recent one.

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Emerson sports roundup: Oct. 17-23

This week's sports recap.

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Lions King: Bowers ain't no passing craze

On game days, while most of his teammates are listening to pump-up music, Carter Bowers can be found listening to the Disney station on Pandora radio.

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Midnight Madness returns after one-year hiatus

As Columbus Day came to a close, Midnight Madness returned to Emerson College, kicking off the 2013-14 men’s and women’s basketball seasons. Midnight Madness events are common to open the first day basketball teams are allowed to practice under NCAA guidelines, but Emerson skipped the tradition last year.

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Women's volleyball win's five-set thriller

Sophomore outside hitter Giuli Frendak stepped up to serve with the Lions ahead, 14-13, in the decisive fifth set against visiting Babson College. Frendak didn’t strike the ball clean, her serve still dropped in for a shallow ace down the middle to send Emerson to a 3-2 victory at the Bobbi Brown & Steven Plofker Gym.