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Men’s volleyball swept by conference opponent

Men’s volleyball swept by conference opponent

By Emily Cardona, Assistant Sports Editor

February 28, 2020

The men’s volleyball team lost its third straight conference game to Lasell University in straight sets on Friday, remaining winless in GNAC play. Lasell took a 2-0 lead in the first set after a ball handling error by the Lions. Outside hitter and defense specialist Danny Darress recorded a kill,...

Freshman volleyball player stands out above the net

Freshman volleyball player stands out above the net

By Alberto Gilman

February 25, 2020

Going into high school, freshman middle blocker Parker Gray had several options on the table to play baseball in college. Four years later, he's starting on the Emerson men's volleyball team, putting up 10 kills in four of his last six matches, including a career-high 13 in the team's most recent...

Lions snap losing streak in straight sets

Lions snap losing streak in straight sets

By Megan MacLaren

February 22, 2020

The men’s volleyball team swept the St Joseph’s Brooklyn Bears in three sets, breaking its two-game losing streak. While the Bears are not in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference, head coach Ben Read sees the win as a way to help his players gain confidence going into conference play. “Our...

Lions swept in conference home opener

Lions swept in conference home opener

By Caitlin Mitchell

February 21, 2020

The men’s volleyball team lost its first home conference game of the season in straight sets to the Wentworth Institute of Technology on Thursday. The Lions led the first set 1-0 after an attack error by Wentworth. After Wentworth took the lead with two kills, the Lions tied the set at 2-2 following...

Men’s volleyball splits double header, enters conference play 4-4

Men’s volleyball splits double header, enters conference play 4-4

By Alberto Gilman

February 16, 2020

The men’s volleyball team entered a double header on Saturday with a 3-3 record, looking to break above .500 for the first time this season. In the first match, the Lions faced the Nichols College Bisons, who beat them in their season opener on Jan. 23. Nichols took the first set, and although...

Men’s volleyball trounces Lesley for second win

Men’s volleyball trounces Lesley for second win

By Kayla Buck

February 5, 2020

The men’s volleyball team won its second match of the season, defeating Lesley University in straight sets on Tuesday. The Lions began the first set with 13 consecutive points off of five kills from junior middle blocker Matt Connolly and two service aces from senior defensive specialist Lucas Raa...

Men’s volleyball defeated by MIT in straight sets

Men’s volleyball defeated by MIT in straight sets

By Megan MacLaren

February 1, 2020

The men’s volleyball team fell to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Engineers 3-0 in the second of their two back-to-back home games. The Engineers jumped out to an early lead during the first set. After a timeout from the Lions, the Engineers were able to extend the lead due to multiple...

Men’s volleyball sweeps Dean College for first win

Men’s volleyball sweeps Dean College for first win

By Brendan Walker

January 31, 2020

The men’s volleyball team swept Dean College 3-0 on Thursday for its first win of the season. Coming off of a 3-0 loss to Nichols College on Jan. 23, the Lions started the match on a 5-0 run after four attacking errors from the Bulldogs. Lions head coach Ben Read pointed out Dean’s lack of...

Men’s volleyball searching for playoff success in 2020

Men’s volleyball searching for playoff success in 2020

By Pedro Figueiredo, Deputy Sports Editor

January 23, 2020

Head coach Ben Read wants to emphasize resiliency to this year's men's volleyball team. "We will do some fast-paced drills in practice that, win or lose, you just have to get up and get ready for the next point and focus on what you can control," Read said in an interview. Senior co-captain and...

Men’s volleyball loses in conference quarterfinals to close season

Men’s volleyball loses in conference quarterfinals to close season

By Jake Peter

April 16, 2019

The men’s volleyball team lost in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference quarterfinals for the sixth year in a row, but head coach Ben Read said the team experienced significant improvement this season. “From the first day of practice to our first game, it was like night and day,” Read said...

Men’s volleyball loses fourth straight conference game

Men’s volleyball loses fourth straight conference game

By Jake Peter

April 5, 2019

The men’s volleyball team lost 3-0 to Johnson & Wales University, Rhode Island, on Thursday night in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference matchup. The Lions rank seventh out of eight teams in the GNAC, but only the top six make it to the playoffs. The Lions have not missed the conference ...

Men’s volleyball senior sets new career milestone

Men’s volleyball senior sets new career milestone

By Lara Hill, Kasteel Well Editor and Copy Editor

April 2, 2019

Senior Mark Piorkowski, an outside hitter for the men’s volleyball team, reached one of the biggest milestones in his career when he made his 1,000th kill in a loss to Regis College on Tuesday night. Piorkowski leads the Great Northeast Athletic Conference with an impressive 4.14 kills per set an...

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