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Saints Athletics Weekly Recap: September 28 through October 4

This photo was taken from somewhere the Saints women's soccer team's opponents didn't spend much time this week: behind the Emmanuel defense, or in this case, senior defender Ari Cardillo. In two games, the Saints allowed just nine shots on goal and two goals, both of which came after EC scored the first six goals of the game. Photo courtesy of Drew Jordan '16

This photo was taken from somewhere the Saints women’s soccer team’s opponents didn’t spend much time this week: behind the Emmanuel defense, or in this case, senior defender Ari Cardillo. In two games, the Saints allowed just nine shots on goal and two goals, both of which came after EC scored the first six goals of the game.
Photo courtesy of Drew Jordan ’16

It was a quiet week for the Emmanuel College fall sports teams, as only three of the six active teams saw game action on the week. Both the men’s and women’s cross country teams had scheduled weeks off, while the men’s golf team saw its trip to the Westfield State Invitational postponed due to rain. The tournament will be made up this Thursday at Tekoa Country Club. The tournament is sandwiched between its only home match of the year on Wednesday at George Wright Golf Club in Hyde Park and the USM Fall Classic in Maine on Sunday and Monday.

The Emmanuel women’s soccer team ran its winning streak to three this week with a pair of offensive outbursts. To open the week, the Saints grabbed a convincing 4-0 win at home over Suffolk on Wednesday behind a pair of goals from junior captain Maggie Carey and a goal and an assist each from freshmen Mikayla Guthrie and Kayla Generis. The offensive fire power continued on Saturday when the team traveled to Norwich, where they defeated the Cadets by a final of 6-2. Six Saints scored goals in the victory, which included an impressive four goals in a span of 4:49 in the opening half. The Saints fired off 31 shots in the game, 22 of which went on goal. The pair of wins on the week pushes the Saints to 6-7 overall on the season, but sits tied with rival Simmons for second place in the GNAC at 4-1. The team will look to keep up their winning ways with a pair of games this week, traveling to Rivier on Wednesday night and hosting Albertus Magnus on Saturday.

The women’s volleyball team opened GNAC play this week and escaped its first two tests without even as little as a dent in their armor. Without dropping a single set in either match, the Saints took care of Mount Ida on Wednesday (25-15, 25-13, 25-22) and Norwich on Saturday (25-11, 25-20, 25-17). Against Mount Ida, freshman Katie Journeay shined defensively with 20 digs in the win, while senior Danielle Rose’s seven kills led the Saints on offense. Freshman Casey Sheehan was the defensive leader for the Saints on Saturday against Norwich as she added 14 digs. The team reaped the benefits of 22 attack errors and six service errors from the host Cadets, helping to cement the 2-0 start in the GNAC. Emmanuel has a busy week ahead, taking part in four matches a five-day span. They open on the road at Framingham State on Tuesday before returning home for a Thursday night match against MIT. They close out the week with an all-GNAC tri-match against Anna Maria and Lasell on Saturday at the Jean Yawkey Center Gym.

The surging Saints men’s soccer team faced a pair of tough tests last week, but were unable to come away with wins. On Wednesday, the team struggled on offense in the Battle of the Green Line, as the Emerson Lions came out on top by a score of 3-0. Looking to remain unbeaten in the GNAC on Saturday, the Saints squandered a 1-0 halftime lead, losing a heartbreaker in double-overtime to Norwich to drop to 3-1 in conference. Junior forward Jordan Maurer picked up the lone goal for the Saints in the defeat, which saw his team drop to 4-6 overall on the season. The Saints return to action on Wednesday night at Roberto Clemente Field when they take on Daniel Webster College at 7 p.m. before hosting Johnson & Wales Saturday at noon.

The idle men’s and women’s cross country teams return to action this weekend after a week off to take part in the Runnin’ Monks Invitational on Saturday in Standish, Me. The women’s race will start off at 11 a.m., with the men to follow at 12 p.m.

Curtis Fraser ’16 is a staff writer and the sports editor for The Hub. He can be reached at fraserc@emmanuel.edu.

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