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Women's Volleyball Takes Both Matches on Senior Day

Photo Credit: Emerson Channel Sports
Photo Credit: Emerson Channel Sports

THE BASICS 

Scores: Emerson 3, Framingham St. 0 l Emerson 3, Conn. College 1

Records: Emerson Lions (15-12), Framingham St. (15-14), Conn. College (9-13)

 Location: Boston, Mass. (Brown & Plofker Gym)

Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018

The Lead: The Emerson Women's Volleyball Team swept the Framingham St. Rams and was victorious over the Conn. College Camels in four sets to win both matches played on a day in which they honored three seniors for their great contributions to the program. Thank you to Moira Brennan, Kelley Guerra, and Fara Cohen.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • In her first match of the day, Fara Cohen (Morristown, N.J.) led the Lions with 11 kills on her 30 total attacks. Cohen also led the team in digs with 13, marking a double double for the senior.
  • On her senior day, Moira Brennan (Glenview, Ill.) did what she has done her whole career as a Lion, assisted.  She totaled 32 assists on the 35 kills by an Emerson player. 
  • Jamie Groele (Chelmsford, Mass.) and Lauren Quan (San Diego, Calif.) were strong defensively, totaling nine and eight digs respectively.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Emerson and Framingham St. were locked in a back and forth affair in the first set.
  • No team led the set by more than four points.  Emerson found a way to win through the strong play of Cohen, who's serve helped decide two of the final three points.  
  • The Lions won the first set on a service error by the Rams, marking the final score 25-21.
  • In the second set, the Lions jumped out to an early lead, highlighted by two early kills by Grace Tepper (Newark, N.J.).
  • The Lions took an commanding 6 point led at 10-4, and continued to build on that.
  • Behind a strong serve streak by Cohen, Emerson only allowed 6 more points for the Rams in the set, and won it decidedly 25-12. 
  • Framingham St. came out into the third set strong, winning seven of the first nine points and putting the Lions on their heels.
  • The Lions fell behind 13-4, before rattling off eleven of 17 points to cut the lead to four at 19-15.  
  • Once again when Cohen took the serve, the Lions went on a small streak and cut the lead to one at 19-18.
  • Both teams traded points, forcing the match into extra points before a kill by Alexander put Emerson ahead by one at 25-24.  The lions won the next point off an error by the rams, marking the 26-24 set final and a 3-0 match final.

Match Two (Emerson 3, Conn. College 1)

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • Tepper totaled 22 kills in the second match to led the Lions, she added one assist and was one dig shy of a double double with 9.
  • Senior Kelley Guerra totaled six blocks, with three of the blocks coming as solo blocks.  She had six kills and two service aces.
  • Cohen had another double double with 12 kills and 17 digs for the Lions.
  • Brennan, once again led the Lions in assists with 44 on 49 kills by the team.


HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Emerson dropped the first set by a score of 25-20.  The Lions fell behind and were never able to make up for the five point deficit.
  • The second set saw a much closer affair.  The teams traded points and were tied 9-9 after 18 points were played.
  • Emerson found a rhythm and went on a five point run, once again behind the serve of Cohen.
  • The Camels came back strong, and opened up a late three point lead at 21-18.
  • Behind Tepper, Emerson came back and tied the score at 25-25.  Emerson won the set at 27-25 after a service error by the camels, and a kill by Tepper.
  • IN the third set, the teams once again were locked in a tight one.  Emerson and Conn. College we locked at 10 a pie e 20 points into the match.
  • Conn. College pulled away and led 15-13 before Lauren Quan took the serve for the Lions.  Emerson rattled off seven straight points behind Quan, who had one ace in the run, and took at 20-15 lead
  • The Lions never surrendered their five point lead, and won 25-20.
  • The last set was all Emerson after the first 10 points.  Quan took the serve tied at 5-5, and the Lions grabbed four straight points.
  • After dropping one point, Alexander had the serve and the Lions had five straight points and opened up a 14-7 lead.
  • Emerson saw out the match comfortably and won on a service ace by Quan 25-12.

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