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Full-court pressure stifles Emerson in second half

Full-court pressure stifles Emerson in second half

December 11, 2012

As five white jerseys jogged out of the huddle, the Emerson women’s basketball team was leading the Suffolk University Rams 25-22. With 15 seconds left in the first half, the Lions had enough time for one last possession. Suffolk’s full court defense was there to attack the Emerson inbound pass. The pre...

Kaplon, Rice earn honors as Lions sweep tournament

December 11, 2012

strongChris Eyer, Beacon Staff/strongThere are times when a standout individual performance can lead a team to victory. Other times, the team will pull off a win through a coordinated group effort.At the Western New England University Tournament  (WNE) last weekend, the Emerson women’s volleyball te...

Tennis aims high after disappointing end to last year

December 11, 2012

Garret Mercer said his team is hungry to put last season’s Great Northeastern Athletic Conference loss behind them. It was a four-and-a-half match that saw a breathless Mark Jackson drop his final set as the championship slipped away, 5-4, to Suffolk University.“The very night we lost, every guy on th...

Athelete of the Week: Mike Lower

December 11, 2012

"My hair doesn't slow me down," Lower said.,"The hair. That's the first thing you notice when you meet freshman cross-country runner Mike Lower. Although he is listed at six feet tall, it is fairly obvious that the afro Lower's had since eighth grade adds a few i...

Ex-Ram turns in career high as Emerson beats Suffolk

December 10, 2012

 Few things in sports provide an athlete with more satisfaction than beating their former team.Norton, who transferred to Emerson from Suffolk University prior to this season, scored a career-high 23 points against her former squad on Saturday, leading the Lions to a 69-61 come-from-behind victory ...

In turbulent season, Venter a stabilizing leader

December 10, 2012

Growing up with divorced parents, Drew Venter is no stranger to the unpredictable. So it’s only fitting that the 21-year-old junior has been a consistent force on the Emerson basketball team throughout its erratic and at times controversial season.As Emerson’s floor general, Venter led the team in ...

Lions’ shortest player aims high in new position

December 10, 2012

Next time you come out for an Emerson women’s basketball game, look for jersey number four. Pink laces accenting purple Nikes and hair straightened to perfection make Emerson’s new point guard stand out.The sophomore from Toronto, Ontario plays basketball. In a land usually dominated by ice hockey, A...

BC bags bragging rights with Beanpot championship

December 8, 2012

Thousands of students in the upper deck of the TD Garden rose to their feet Monday night, breathless after two hours of screaming chants at their counterparts. No one expected Northeastern University to even contend with the Boston College Eagles, the No. 1 ranked team in college hockey and defendin...

Long-standing tournament rich in hockey heritage

December 8, 2012

It was the third period, Boston University vs. Boston College, and things were starting to get chippy.Historically, BC and BU, two of the top teams in the vaunted Hockey East conference, don’t get along, and this was no exception. But this time, it meant more. Beantown bragging rights were on the line...

Letourneau puts focus on attitude, team building

December 6, 2012

 A 0-19 record might disappoint some coaches, but not Craig Letourneau. When he first started the boys high school volleyball program at Mount Saint Charles Academy in Rhode Island, the team didn’t win a single game.“We got swept in every single match,” Letourneau said of the team’s firs...

Women#039;s lax wins first conference championship

December 6, 2012

pOnce again#44; they were hosting conference rival Norwich University in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference championship game after defeating them earlier in the regular season.#44;The Emerson College womenapos;s lacrosse team was feeling a sense of deacute;j