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Women's Volleyball

Women’s volleyball loses close match to Wheaton

The women's volleyball team begins conference play Tuesday, Sept. 17. Photo by Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff

By Jake Peter

October 4, 2018

The women’s volleyball team lost 3-2 to Wheaton College on Tuesday night after five close sets. While Wheaton won the first set 26-24, Emerson rallied to win both the second 25-20 and the third 25-19. The Wheaton Lyons triumphed in the fourth set 25-23 before closing out the match with a 15-13 vict...

Freshman defensive specialist shines on volleyball court

Lauren Quan places second amongst all freshman in the NEWMAC in digs with 190. Photo by Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff

By Domenic Conte, Managing Editor

October 4, 2018

Standout freshman Lauren Quan took on a larger defensive role for the women’s volleyball team in the wake of a season-ending knee injury to star player Carolyn Vaimoso. Senior captain Fara Cohen said Quan’s skill and composure help fortify the back line. “[Quan] plays dynamite defense...

Women’s volleyball seniors set new career milestones

Moria Brennan (left) and Fara Cohen (right) both played for the women's volleyball team for four years. Photo by Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff

By Aaron J. Miller, Print Editor

October 3, 2018

Seniors Moira Brennan and Fara Cohen both hit milestones in their women’s volleyball careers this past week, joining the 2,500 assists and 1,000 digs club, respectively. Brennan, the team’s star setter, became the first member of this season's team to earn her 2,500th assist during a conferenc...

Women’s volleyball looks to build on 2017 successes

Junior captain Grace Tepper (center, No. 8) leads the NEWMAC in kills and kills per game. Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff

By Anissa Gardizy, Senior Staff Reporter

September 20, 2018

The women’s volleyball team added five new freshmen and lost one senior after missing out on the playoffs last year in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference. Head coach Ben Read said, on paper, this squad is one of the most talented teams he’s seen during his eight years ...

Women’s volleyball loses NEWMAC home opener

Fara Cohen (No. 23, center) lays out for the ball in Emerson's 3-1 loss to Coast Guard. Photo: Anissa Gardizy/Beacon Correspondent.

By Aaron J. Miller, Print Editor

September 16, 2018

After the injury ofa star freshman, Emerson’s women’s volleyball team lost 3-1 against the United States Coast Guard Academy on Saturday afternoon. The first set began with a back-and-forth contest between the Lions and the Bears, until the game-ending injury of outside-hitter Carolyn Vaimoso....

Women’s VBALL falls one win short of playoffs

Emerson's women's volleyball team fell one win short of the postseason.
OJASVANI DAHIYA / BEACON CORRESPONDENT

By Kyle Bray, Former Managing Editor: Visual and Design

November 16, 2017

The Emerson women’s volleyball team went into its final match against Springfield in a win-or-go-home situation, needing a victory to make the NEWMAC playoffs. The day ended in disappointment for the Lions as they fell 3-1. The Lions went 13-14 on the season with a conference record of 3-7. They...

First Emerson College GameDay to feature three senior day celebrations

Emerson's men's soccer team will kick off College GameDay at Rotch, hosting MIT at 1 p.m. Saturday.
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By Matt Couture

October 27, 2017

Rotch Playground and Field will have the feel of a playground for fans on Saturday as the first Emerson College GameDay kicks off. Fans attending the Lions’ men’s and women’s soccer games will have an opportunity to play KanJam, corn hole, wiffle ball and other games for prizes, with the g...

Playoff roundup: Women’s volleyball last chance for Lions

By Kyle Bray, Former Managing Editor: Visual and Design

October 26, 2017

As the NEWMAC postseason approaches, Emerson’s fall sports teams find themselves in danger of missing out altogether. While both of Emerson’s soccer teams have been eliminated from playoff contention, the women’s volleyball team is on the cusp of playoff qualification. Women’s volleyball The women’s volley...

Women’s volleyball: Lions have new mentality for final matches

The volleyball regular season wraps up on Oct. 28.
OJASVANI DAHIYA / BEACON CORRESPONDENT

By Ryan Ribeiro, Radio Host

October 18, 2017

Despite an inconsistent season and a tough four-game losing streak, things may finally be coming together for Emerson’s women’s volleyball team. The Lions won five of their last nine matches and two of their last three conference matches. Their three total conference wins already put them ...

Freshman already among NEWMAC leaders

Freshman Grace Tepper is sparking Emerson’s attack this year.
ASHTON LYLE / BEACON CORRESPONDENT

By Ryan Ribeiro, Radio Host

September 27, 2017

Most freshmen athletes face a learning curve on a new team. Grace Tepper has not only been the star of the women’s volleyball team, but has already asserted herself in a way uncommon among newcomers. Tepper grew up in Kensington, Maryland, about 10 miles north of Washington D.C., where she attended Beth...

Fresh off senior season, former Lasell player joins Lions staff

New Lions assistant volleyball coach Tristan Davis, who played against Emerson’s men’s volleyball team in the GNAC last season, will work with both teams. ASHTON LYLE / BEACON CORRESPONDENT

By Jiwon Kim

September 27, 2017

This past spring, Lasell College senior Tristan Davis extended the Lasers’ lead to 17-10 in the final set over the host Emerson Lions with his 10th kill of the men’s volleyball match. Two months later, Davis exchanged his blue Lasell jersey for a purple Emerson polo. Fresh out of college, he is t...