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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

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...

Men’s volleyball falls short in senior day doubleheader

Men’s volleyball falls short in senior day doubleheader

By Lara Hill

April 1, 2019

The men’s volleyball team honored seniors Jacob DiTore, Mark Piorkowski, and Win Kittivatcharapong on Saturday, March 30 for senior day. The Lions lost 3-0 in both matches of their doubleheader against the Wentworth Institute of Technology and Emmanuel College but still remain in playoff contention in...

Why we kneel: Volleyball players Lucas Raagas and Max Weltz make a statement

Why we kneel: Volleyball players Lucas Raagas and Max Weltz make a statement

By Andrew Lin

March 28, 2019

Although then-sophomore setter Lucas Raagas did not play on the court when the men’s volleyball team traveled to Quincy to face Eastern Nazarene College on Feb. 8 last year, what he remembers the most was when a group of fans yelled at him after he kneeled during the national anthem at the beginnin...

Men’s volleyball holds 1-5 record in conference play following doubleheader

Men’s volleyball holds 1-5 record in conference play following doubleheader

By Aaron J. Miller, Overnight Copy Editor

March 23, 2019

The men’s volleyball team lost to Lasell College 3-0 and to Rivier University 3-1 in a conference doubleheader in the Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym on Saturday. The Lions hold a 1-5 record in Greater Northeast Athletic Conference play and rank sixth out of eight teams. The first set ag...

Men’s volleyball 1-3 in conference play following loss to Emmanuel

Men’s volleyball 1-3 in conference play following loss to Emmanuel

By Domenic Conte, Managing Editor: Print

March 15, 2019

The men’s volleyball team fell from fifth to sixth place in the conference after losing to Emmanuel College in three sets on Thursday night. Despite Emmanuel’s commanding victory, the Lions managed to record 10 more attacks than the Saints. However, the Saints scored on 28.4 percent of their a...

Men’s volleyball opens conference play with loss against Lasell

Men’s volleyball opens conference play with loss against Lasell

By Domenic Conte, Managing Editor: Print

February 15, 2019

The men’s volleyball team fell to Lasell College three sets to one on Wednesday night in its Great Northeast Athletic Conference opener after not losing a set in their previous four matches. The Lions entered their first conference game of the season as underdogs against Lasell, who ranked fourth on ...

Men’s volleyball off to 1-1 start after double-header

Men’s volleyball off to 1-1 start after double-header

By Maximo Lawlor

January 29, 2019

The men’s volleyball team began their season with many new faces in the lineup during their double-header last Saturday. The Lions are 1-1 this season in non-conference play with a win against Nichols College and a loss against St. Joseph’s College. The double-header consisted of each team playi...

Men’s volleyball hopes to improve with four new players

Men’s volleyball hopes to improve with four new players

By Jake Peter

January 22, 2019

The men’s volleyball team will aim for a longer playoff run in 2019 after losing in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference quarterfinals for the last five years. The Lions finished 5-9 in conference play last season and made the playoffs for the ninth year. Emerson ranks sixth out of eight team...

Lions fall in GNAC quarterfinals

Lions fall in GNAC quarterfinals

By Kyle Bray, Managing Editor: Visual and Design

April 11, 2018

History repeated itself in Providence on Tuesday as the Emerson men’s volleyball team lost their fifth straight Great Northeast Athletic Conference quarterfinal playoff match. The No.6 seeded Lions fell to No.3 Johnson & Wales University Wildcats 3-0 (25-15, 25-18, 25-16) to end the season ...