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Women’s volleyball delivers most successful season since joining NEWMAC

Women’s volleyball delivers most successful season since joining NEWMAC

By Lara Hill

November 14, 2019

The women’s volleyball team finished its season with a 6-4 conference record, its highest win total since joining the NEWMAC in 2013.  After playing in their first ever NEWMAC playoffs, the Lions fell to nationally ranked Babson College 3-0 in the championship. The Lions entered this season with...

Women’s volleyball swept in conference championship

Women’s volleyball swept in conference championship

By Aaron J. Miller, Overnight Copy Editor

November 9, 2019

The women’s volleyball team lost to the reigning conference champion Babson College 3-0 in the NEWMAC Championship game on Saturday afternoon. This is the second season in a row the Babson Beavers won the title and the sixth consecutive year they advanced to the NCAA tournament. The Lions entere...

Comeback victory sends women’s volleyball to NEWMAC championship

Comeback victory sends women’s volleyball to NEWMAC championship

By Aaron J. Miller, Overnight Copy Editor

November 7, 2019

The women's volleyball team will advance to the NEWMAC playoff championship game for the first time in program history following a comeback victory against Wellesley College in the semifinals on Thursday. This is the second game in a row the Lions won after falling to an early 2-0 deficit. The team...

Lions upset MIT, pull off comeback for first NEWMAC playoff win

Lions upset MIT, pull off comeback for first NEWMAC playoff win

By Aaron J. Miller, Overnight Copy Editor

November 6, 2019

The women’s volleyball team defeated the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the NEWMAC playoff quarterfinals after coming back from a 2-0 deficit for its first playoff win since 2016. Before the game, the Lions ranked sixth in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference standings...

Women’s volleyball clinch spot in playoffs

Women’s volleyball clinch spot in playoffs

By Ethan McDowell, Sports Editor

November 2, 2019

The women’s volleyball team will set their sights on a playoff run after defeating Springfield College in four sets on Saturday.  The Lions clinched the sixth seed in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference playoffs with the win. The NEWMAC preseason poll placed the Lions eigh...

Sophomore recovers from season ending injury with award winning year

Sophomore recovers from season ending injury with award winning year

By Kyle Bray, Managing Editor: Visual and Design

October 31, 2019

As Carolyn Vaimoso lay on the court after falling in the first set of a conference matchup against Coast Guard in September 2018, the only thing going through the then freshman’s head was that she definitely was not injured.  “I have this dumb mentality that I never get injured, because I had never...

Lions drop close conference game at MIT

Lions drop close conference game at MIT

By Aaron J. Miller, Overnight Copy Editor

October 29, 2019

The women’s volleyball team lost to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology but the Lions stayed positive throughout the game. “They just love to have fun, and we know when we make a mistake, but we don’t have to be on each other about it,” head coach Ben Read said in a post-game interv...

Women’s volleyball defeats Brandeis on senior day

Women’s volleyball defeats Brandeis on senior day

By Ethan McDowell, Sports Editor

October 26, 2019

The women’s volleyball team recorded its second consecutive victory Saturday after they defeated Brandeis University 3-1 on senior day. In the ceremony before the match, the Lions’ only senior, outside hitter Jessica Braunstein, received recognition for her athletic achievements while her teammates...

Tepper leads women’s volleyball past Rivier

Tepper leads women’s volleyball past Rivier

By Domenic Conte, Managing Editor: Print

October 24, 2019

The women’s volleyball team bounced back from a 3-1 loss at Endicott College with a 3-0 win over Rivier College behind junior outside hitter Grace Tepper’s 20 kills.  “Offensively she’s a beast,” head coach Ben Read said in a post-game interview. “She plays high above the net, just h...

Women’s volleyball cruises to fourth straight win

Women’s volleyball cruises to fourth straight win

By Ethan McDowell, Sports Editor

October 19, 2019

The women’s volleyball team won their fourth straight match in a 3-0 sweep of the University of New England on Saturday.  The Lions started off the first set 6-0 and never trailed. Senior outside hitter Jessica Braunstein credited the team’s energy for their strong start.  “Everyone was just ...

Women’s volleyball sweeps Simmons for third straight win

Women’s volleyball sweeps Simmons for third straight win

By Ethan McDowell, Sports Editor

October 17, 2019

The women’s volleyball team defeated Simmons College 3-0 in a match where the Lions won each set by at most four points.  Going into Thursday, the Lions held a 13-5 regular season record after winning seven out of their last eight matches. Simmons College provided a challenging non-conference m...

Women’s volleyball continues conference win-streak

Women’s volleyball continues conference win-streak

By Hanna Hill

October 6, 2019

The Lions defeated Worcester Polytechnic Institute with a 3-0 sweep Saturday afternoon. This is the fifth win in a row for the Lions and fourth conference win of the season.  In the feat, freshman setter Caroline Bond totaled 7 hits and 31 assists.  “Today was a pretty exciting win for us,...