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Senior spotlight: Hagerty reflects on career highlights amidst canceled fall season

Alana Hagerty (left) started a total of 23 matches during her three seasons as a Lion.

By Lara Hill

September 3, 2020

Now that women’s soccer senior defender Alana Hagerty will not have the opportunity to suit up for a final season as a Lion, she has spent time reminiscing about her career highlights, including her first goal. In a matchup against Wesleyan College at Rotch Field on Sept. 8, 2018, the Lions found them...

College announces decision to cancel fall sports

College announces decision to cancel fall sports

By Lara Hill and Emily Cardona

July 14, 2020

The college announced its decision Tuesday afternoon to cancel all competitive sporting events for the fall 2020 athletic season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an announcement from Vice President and Dean of Campus Life Jim Hoppe and Associate Dean and Director of Athletics Patricia Nicol. ...

Virtual offseason workouts underway for men’s and women’s soccer

Virtual offseason workouts underway for men's and women's soccer

By Taina Millsap, Living Arts Editor

April 18, 2020

The men’s and women’s soccer teams have both found ways to bond and train together since moving back home in mid-March, through virtual workouts over Zoom and video compilations posted to their teams’ social media.  The women's team initially published its video on Facebook on April 11, while the men's team published ...

Women’s soccer players earn All-Conference honors

Amanda Benavente and the Lion's defense only allowed 0.86 goals per game. Rachel Culver / Beacon Staff

By Ethan McDowell

November 20, 2019

Five women’s soccer players received spots on the NEWMAC All-Conference Teams on Nov. 13 following the team’s second consecutive winning season.  After each season, the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference coaches vote to decide the two 13-player All-Conference Teams, which r...

Women’s soccer season ends after playoff penalty kicks

Freshman Sage Stack (right) battles a Wheaton College defender in a conference game on Oct. 15. Rachel Culver / Beacon Staff

By Ethan McDowell

November 6, 2019

The women’s soccer team’s season ended on Tuesday after losing to Springfield College in the first round of the NEWMAC playoffs following penalty kicks.  This game provided a rematch for the Lions, who lost 2-1 to Springfield on Sept. 28. Freshman forward Alexa Ingersoll scored an early goal for...

Women’s soccer heads to playoffs despite senior day loss

Senior Mallory Hanson (center) started for the Lions in their game against MIT. Rachel Culver / Beacon Staff

By Andrew Lin

November 2, 2019

The women’s soccer team will advance to the NEWMAC playoffs despite losing 1-0 against the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on the Lions’ senior day.  Before the game, the team honored senior forward Veronica Alberts and senior midfielder Mallory Hanson by cheering for the two from the ...

Women’s soccer head coach receives prestigious certification

David Suvak (left) received a National A-Senior License this week. Beacon Archive.

By Ethan McDowell

October 22, 2019

Women’s soccer head coach David Suvak received a National A-Senior License from US Soccer on Oct. 21, becoming the only Division III coach to be awarded the certification in 2019, Emerson Athletics announced.  Suvak applied for this license in 2018, and US Soccer accepted the applications of 36 coaches from around the c...

Women’s soccer extends conference win streak to four

Freshman midfielder Sage Stack (middle) led the team with five shots against Wellesley. Carol Rangel / Beacon Staff

By Andrew Lin

October 19, 2019

The women’s soccer team defeated Wellesley College by a score of 1-0 behind senior forward Veronica Alberts’ lone goal. The win improves the Lions’ record to 10-4 on the season and 5-1 in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference. In the first half, the Lions had several chan...

Women’s soccer freshmen dominate mid-season

Sophomore Grace Cosgrove (second from left) and freshman Sage Stack (right) battle Wheaton defenders for the ball on Oct. 15. Rachel Culver / Beacon Staff

By Ethan McDowell

October 16, 2019

With the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference tournament fast approaching, the women’s soccer team is preparing to make another playoff push. Going into the 2019 season, the Lions needed to fill some major holes on the roster. The seven seniors that helped lead the team to the semi...

Lions defeat Wheaton for third-straight conference win

Freshman Cali Brice (left, No. 4) races down the  right side of the field. Rachel Culver / Beacon Staff

By Ethan McDowell

October 15, 2019

The women’s soccer team won its third-straight conference match in a physical 1-0 game against Wheaton College.  The Lions recorded a shutout for the seventh time this year.  “During these past three wins, our defense has just been super consistent and super hardworking,” sophomore goalkee...

Lions snap losing streak with win over Smith College

Freshman midfield Ainslee MacQuarrie tallied one assist in the Lions win against Smith College. Rachel Culver / Beacon Staff

By Ethan McDowell

October 9, 2019

The women’s soccer team ended its three-game losing streak Tuesday with a 2-1 win against conference opponent Smith College.  Freshman forward Alexa Ingersoll scored a goal to give the Lions a 1-0 advantage 17 seconds into the game.   “We knew that this was a game that we had to win in ord...

Women’s soccer ends four game win streak against Lesley

Junior defender Amanda Benavente totaled two shots on goal in the team's loss to Lesley. Rachel Culver / Beacon Staff

By Christopher Williams, Sports Editor

September 25, 2019

The women’s soccer team ended a four-game win streak following a 2-1 loss at home to Lesley University Tuesday night in the annual battle for the Charles River Cup. Lesley opened the first half with a goal off a freekick seven minutes into the game. Head coach David Suvak said the Lions did no...

Freshman soccer player shows dominance in midfield

Freshman Cali Bruce (right) totals one goal and three assists this season. Rachel Culver / Beacon Staff

By Nick Rempe

September 24, 2019

Before freshman Cali Bruce joined the women’s soccer team, she used to spend her weekends in hotels with her club soccer team, preparing for two games after a week of four practices. Bruce played for Richmond United, which she said is one of the toughest and most time-consuming clubs in the count...

Women’s soccer scores eight goals in conference opener

Senior Veronica Alberts (right, No. 11) totaled two shots on goal and one assist in the team's win against Mount Holyoke. Montse Landeros / Beacon Correspondent

By Hanna Hill

September 21, 2019

The women’s soccer team opened conference play Saturday afternoon with an 8-0 win against Mount Holyoke College. Sophomore forward Grace Cosgrove scored three goals and notched one assist. The win places the team first in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference and continues it...

Women’s soccer wins third game in a row ahead of conference play

Freshman Sage Stack had one shot on goal against Thomas College. Rachel Culver / Beacon Staff

By Collin Robisheaux

September 17, 2019

The women’s soccer team notched its third win in a row Tuesday, shutting out Thomas College en route to a 3-0 victory. The Lions scored all three of their goals in the second half. Head coach David Suvak said, despite the win, there is still room for improvement in the team’s offensive performa...

Former professional player joins women’s soccer coaching staff

Assistant coach Kayla Cappuzzo (center) joined the team during the off season. Montse Landeros / Beacon Correspondent

By Ethan McDowell

September 11, 2019

The final whistle blew to signal the end of Northeastern University’s 2017 soccer season, and with it the end of an era for Kayla Cappuzzo.  Now, Cappuzzo works as the assistant coach of the Emerson women’s soccer team. During her college career Cappuzzo received first-team all-conference hono...

Miller: Freshmen could repeat success for Women’s Soccer

Freshman Cali Bruce scored her first collegiate goal in the Lions' win against Wentworth. Rachel Culver / Beacon Correspondent

By Aaron J. Miller, Print Editor

September 10, 2019

When I joined The Beacon as a sportswriter during my freshman year, I never could have imagined myself as the Sports Editor in my second and third semesters. I think the women’s soccer team freshmen feel the exact same way with how their ambition pushed them to head one of the college’s most suc...

Freshman comes off bench to score two goals in win against Wentworth

Freshman Marie Bou Aziz (right, No. 17) scored her second and third collegiate goals in the team's win against Wentworth. Rachel Culver / Beacon Staff

By Ethan McDowell

September 10, 2019

Freshman Marie Bou Aziz substituted into the game in the 24th minute against the Wentworth Institute of Technology Tuesday night and scored two goals, pushing the Lions to a 3-0 victory. Freshmen scored all three goals in the game. In five games, this is the third time that freshmen scored every goal....

Freshmen to potentially lead women’s soccer this season

Freshmen Ainslee MacQuarrie and Sage Stack scored their first collegiate goals in the Lions' home opener on Aug. 30. Photo by Carol Rangel / Beacon Correspondent

By Andrew Lin

September 4, 2019

The women’s soccer team faces the challenge of reconstruction with a smaller and younger roster following a historic 2018 season.  The Lions capped off last season with 11 wins and seven losses. The team defeated Babson College 1-0 in the quarterfinals of the New England Women’s and Men’s Athl...

Freshmen lead women’s soccer to home opening win

Freshman midfielder Ainslee MacQuarrie (left, No. 24) scored the opening goal in the Lions' home opener against Regis College. Photo by Carol Rangel / Beacon Photographer

By Ethan McDowell

August 30, 2019

The women’s soccer team opened its season with a 2-1 win over Regis College thanks to an impressive performance from its freshmen starters. Head coach David Suvak said the team is going into this season with lofty expectations due to a 2018 season highlighted by the team’s first New England Wom...

Women’s soccer announces 2019 team captains

Sophomore Amanda Benavente (right) scored three goals last season as a defender. Photo by Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff

By Jake Peter

January 30, 2019

The women’s soccer team selected junior forward Veronica Alberts, sophomore defender Amanda Benavente, and freshman goalkeeper Megan Rose as team captains for the 2019 fall season. Head coach David Suvak and assistant coaches Colin Connolly and Loy Urbina chose the three players based on their...

Five women’s soccer players earn NEWMAC awards

From left to right, Jess Frost, Amanda Benavente, Paige Haley, and Megan Rose all earned NEWMAC All-Conference honors. Photos by Kyle Bray and Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff

By Arturo Ruiz

November 26, 2018

The women's soccer team capped off a historic year as five players earned postseason awards in the New England Women’s Athletic Conference. Paige Haley, Jess Frost, and Amanda Benavente all achieved First Team All-Conference honors while Megan Rose earned Second Team All-Conference honors. Seni...

Women’s soccer closes out 2018 season with historic playoff run

Veronica Alberts (No. 11) takes on two Springfield defenders. Photo by Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff

By Jake Peter

November 9, 2018

The women’s soccer team concluded its historic season with a loss to Springfield College in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference semifinals on Nov. 1. They placed third in the conference and won the first home NEWMAC playoff game in Emerson history. The Lions finished with an 11-7-1 record and...

Women’s soccer loses NEWMAC semifinal to Springfield

Amanda Benavente (No. 2) puts in a tackle on Springfield's Kaleigh Dale (No. 20). Photo by Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff

By Aaron J. Miller, Print Editor

November 3, 2018

The women’s soccer team lost 3-1 to Springfield College in the semifinals of the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference playoffs Thursday. Head coach David Suvak said the team did not play to their full potential. “We competed against a very good Springfield team, and we were just not as good t...

Women’s soccer to face Springfield in NEWMAC semifinal

Veronica Alberts will be the only senior captain in the 2019 fall season. Photo by Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff

By Kyle Bray, Former Managing Editor: Visual and Design

October 31, 2018

The college’s No. 3 seed women’s soccer team will face No. 2 seed Springfield College in the semifinals of the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference playoffs. Emerson defeated No. 6 seed Babson College 1-0 in the quarterfinals—the first home playoff win in college history...

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