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Women’s lacrosse wins thriller against Colgate, moves into fourth place in PL

Women’s lacrosse wins thriller against Colgate, moves into fourth place in PL

Michael Caruso, Staff Writer
April 20, 2017
Filed under Lacrosse, SPORTS, Top Stories, Top Stories, Women

The Bison women’s lacrosse team topped Colgate on April 15 with a final score of 12-11. Morgan Steinhacker ’20 scored the game winning goal with 23 seconds left in regulation, giving the Orange and Blue a strong chance to qualify for the conference tournament for the second year in a row. Mary...

Beyond the Bison: Arizona teen makes women’s sports history

Beyond the Bison: Arizona teen makes women’s sports history

Elise Covert, Sports Co-Editor
April 20, 2017
Filed under Beyond the Bison, SPORTS

Female athletes everywhere in the United States have long been championing for gender equality in sports. In 1900, the first women competed at the Olympic Games, but it wasn’t until 2012 that every Olympic sport included female athletes. In 2002, Katie Hnida became the first woman to play and sc...

Softball sweeps doubleheader at Robert Morris in non-league contest

Alexa Girasole, Staff Writer
April 20, 2017
Filed under Softball, SPORTS

Bison softball had a clean sweep against Robert Morris University on April 15, with one shutout win and a second close victory. With the two victories, the Bison improved their overall record to 23-10. The Bison dominated the first game of the doubleheader, winning 8-0 and sending the mercy rule i...

Track and field teams place top-three in Bison Outdoor Classic

Track and field teams place top-three in Bison Outdoor Classic

Becky Chambers, Senior Writer
April 20, 2017
Filed under Men, SPORTS, Track & Field, Women

The Bison track and field teams hosted the Bison Outdoor Classic at Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium from April 14-15. The men were able to place third in a field of 18 teams, while the women took home the gold, beating out 19 other teams. On April 14, Colleen Buckley ’19 and Kate Scott ’17...

Men’s tennis closes out regular season with three consecutive matches

Men’s tennis closes out regular season with three consecutive matches

Bri Pomonis, Sports Co-Editor
April 20, 2017
Filed under Men, SPORTS, Tennis

Men’s tennis competed in their last three regular season matches April 15-17. Despite falling to Patriot League opponents Colgate and Lehigh in the first two matches, the team outshone final non-league opponent Bloomsburg on April 17. With Patriot League Championships approaching on April 20, the...

Athlete of the Week: Reggie Harris ’19

Bri Pomonis, Sports Co-Editor
April 20, 2017
Filed under Bison Athlete of the Week, SPORTS

In just his second year wearing Orange and Blue, Reggie Harris ’19 has hugely contributed to his track and field team’s success, and has set high expectations for the his next two seasons. Growing up an injury-prone multi-sport athlete, Harris was introduced to track and field in sixth grade after...

Baseball seniors shine on Senior Day with Lafayette sweep

Lucas Friedman, Contributing Writer
April 20, 2017
Filed under Baseball, SPORTS

The Bison baseball team had four crucial wins against a tough Patriot League foe, Lafayette, on April 15-16. The Orange and Blue improved their overall record to 17-18, while boasting an 8-4 Patriot League record, which moves them into a tie for second place with Holy Cross, who they face off agains...

Men’s basketball assistant coach Joe Meehan receives national recognition

Elise Covert, Sports Co-Editor
April 20, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Men, SPORTS

Bison men’s basketball assistant coach Joe Meehan was named to the 2016-2017 Under Armour 30-Under-30 honors list. The list recognizes the top young men’s college basketball coaches in the country. Meehan played college basketball at Lebanon Valley College, where he was a three-year captain and three...

Athlete of the Week: Emily Konishi ’19

Elise Covert, Sports Co-Editor
April 13, 2017
Filed under Bison Athlete of the Week, SPORTS

Emily Konishi ’19 knows that she may not be the biggest player in the pool, so she strives to be the fastest and smartest. After swimming for a few years, Konishi began playing water polo, wanting to follow in her older brother’s footsteps. “I was timid at first because I wasn’t used to...

Bison football partners with Be The Match organization

Elise Covert, Sports Co-Editor
April 13, 2017
Filed under Football, SPORTS

The Bison football team partnered with the nonprofit organization Be The Match to host a bone marrow donor registry drive in the Elaine Langone Center on April 3. Be The Match partners donors with recipients suffering from certain blood illnesses. A bone marrow transplant has the potential to be life-saving...

Undefeated streak ends as softball drops three-game set to Lehigh

Alexa Girasole, Contributing Writer
April 13, 2017
Filed under Softball, SPORTS

The Bison softball team fought hard against the Lehigh Mountain Hawks in a three-game series on April 8-9, but dropped all three games. Their record is now 21-10 overall and 6-3 in the Patriot League. The Bison and the Mountain Hawks took 11 innings to reach a decision in the first game on Ap...

Women’s water polo concludes regular season

Becky Chambers, Senior Writer
April 13, 2017
Filed under SPORTS, Water Polo, Women

The women’s water polo team traveled to Hartwick College in Oneonta, N.Y to face off against No. 20 Harvard University and No. 14 Indiana University on April 8 and against Brown University on April 9. Although the Bison were not able to come away with any wins, they played well and competed...

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