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EC Athletics Weekly Recap: February 15 through February 21

With a 70-60 win over Albertus Magnus on Saturday, the Saints women's basketball team enters the GNAC Tournament as the #3 seed. Photo: Olivia Cavalieri '17

With a 70-60 win over Albertus Magnus on Saturday, the Saints women’s basketball team enters the GNAC Tournament as the #3 seed. Photo: Olivia Cavalieri ’17

Two Emmanuel College sports teams saw their regular seasons come to a close this week, and while they prepare for GNAC tournaments, another team opened its 2016 campaign over the weekend.

A 70-60 win by the Emmanuel women’s basketball team on Saturday over Albertus Magnus sends the Saints to the GNAC tournament as the number three seed. Senior guard Sarah Higgins ’16 scored 19 points for the Saints, who overcame a 27-26 halftime victory to pull out the win on the road. The teams won’t have to wait long to meet again, as they will face each other again in the GNAC Quarterfinals on Tuesday night in the JYC Gym.

The men’s basketball team picked up a 75-63 upset victory over Lasell College on Tuesday night that expanded the team’s impressive winning streak to five. Senior captain John Clay ’16 had a career night, putting up 22 points and 13 rebounds. The team could not pull out a second straight big upset, but went down fighting in a 90-87 loss to the Albertus Magnus Falcons in Saturday’s regular season finale. Colin Cordero ’18 shattered his previous career high of 13 points by adding 23 for the Saints in the loss. The Saints enter their GNAC tournament as the number five seed, and will travel to Anna Maria to take on the AMCats on Tuesday night in the Quarterfinals.

The two-time defending GNAC Champion Emmanuel men’s lacrosse team kicked off its 2016 campaign on Saturday afternoon in Rhode Island against Salve Regina, and fell short by a score of 9-6. Mike Rogers ’16 and Chris Curtis ’16 each added a pair of goals for the Saints in the loss. The team returns to the field on Saturday when they travel to Kean University in New Jersey to take on the Cougars.

The Saints men’s volleyball team took to the court for three matches this week, and were unable to come out on top against some of the best teams in the area. They opened their week with a rematch against the nation’s top team from Springfield College, but couldn’t pull off the major upset, falling 3-0 (25-13, 25-22, 25-23). On Saturday, the Saints traveled to Johnson & Wales for a tri-match, and after winning the first set in the opening match against the host Wildcats, the Saints dropped three in a row to lose 3-1 (25-16, 18-25, 18-25, 23-25). The Saints suffered a similar fate in their third game of the week, losing 3-1 (21-25, 20-25, 27-25, 22-25) to Emerson College. After being named GNAC Offensive Player of the Week last week, Barrett Wingard ’16 kept the ball rolling with 10, 15, and 19 kills in the three losses, each of which team-highs. The Saints have a relatively quiet week ahead, as they take to the court just once this week, a Monday night showdown on the road against Newbury College.

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

 

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