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Libby Sweeney

Beacon Correspondent

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Lions volleyball loses quarterfinal match

The fifth-seeded Lions faced fourth-seeded Johnson and Wales University on the road in the first round of the Great Northeast Athletic Conference playoffs Tuesday night, and handed over the first two sets of the evening, committing a total of 28 errors. By the time Emerson gathered itself for the third set, it was too late.

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Broadcasting from Rotch Field to beyond

When Athletic Director Patricia Nicol was hired less than three years ago, she was told that streaming a game from Rotch Playground and Field—the South End home of the soccer, softball, and lacrosse teams—could never happen.

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Men's Tennis Preview: Lions plan to remain confident but humble

Members of the men’s tennis team are hoping that an epic rap battle will take place at the end of its season—one between senior co-captain Josh Freud and head coach Dan Munsey.

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Lions eliminated from playoff contention after loss to Coast Guard

Even with the possibility of a place in the NEWMAC playoffs on the line, and a final push led by sophomores Charlie Boyle and Natalie Busch, Emerson’s women’s basketball team couldn’t keep up with the Coast Guard Bears Wednesday night.

A front row seat to Patriots' glory

Beacon reporters spoke to Emerson students to get their thoughts on the Patriots' Super Bowl parade.

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New fitness center worth the exercise

The athletic training room—along with the entirety of the Fitness Center and Cabaret theater—has moved from the basement of Little Building to a new structure located in the middle of Downtown Crossing.

Lions looking for positives in minor record improvement

Last year the Lions were 5-13, and this year they also won five games, with 11 losses after two games were cut from the schedule. But if you looked at Emerson’s record for each year and saw the number five indicating the amount of wins for both years, you wouldn’t know that the team had improved.

Women’s tennis focuses on team dynamic

Both the players and the coach said this was the most important factor in the team’s budding success.

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New app provides fans ‘front row’ seat to Emerson athletics

The app provides news, stats, and scores for all Emerson sports.

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Freshman Bernardi scoring hat tricks in first campaign

“I wasn’t really thinking about the hat trick, honestly,” Bernardi said. “I’m happy I got it, though.”

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Soccer: NEWMAC battle begins after 2-3 start

The Lions (3-4, 0-1) began the season with five non-conference games, resulting in a record of 2-3.