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Track and field posts record-breaking weekend

Track and field posts record-breaking weekend

Becky Chambers, Senior Writer
April 27, 2017
Filed under Men, SPORTS, Top Stories, Top Stories, Track & Field, Women

The track and field team hosted the Bucknell Team Challenge at Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium on April 22. It was a record-breaking meet, with two school records shattered and the Bison men’s and women’s teams both taking home the gold. Christine Bendzinski ’18 and Matthew Fay ’19 were...

Bison teams look forward to the fall 2017 season

Elise Covert & Bri Pomonis, Sports Co-Editors
April 27, 2017
Filed under SPORTS

The Bison fall sports teams saw great success in 2016, with Patriot League championships from women’s soccer and women’s cross country, and a conference championship for men’s water polo. The programs look to continue this success into the fall 2017 season. Below, we take a look at next year...

Beyond the Bison: Former New England Patriot found dead in prison cell

Beyond the Bison: Former New England Patriot found dead in prison cell

Bri Pomonis, Sports Co-Editor
April 27, 2017
Filed under Beyond the Bison, SPORTS

Former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez was found dead in his prison cell at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center on April 19. His death was ruled a suicide by hanging. The 113th overall 2010 draft pick was serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd....

Men’s lacrosse falls short in season’s final game at Lehigh

Mike Caruso, Staff Writer
April 27, 2017
Filed under Lacrosse, Men, SPORTS

Bison men’s lacrosse lost a close game against Lehigh on April 21 with a final score of 9-6 to finish the season. After entering the game tied for sixth place in the Patriot League, the win gave the Mountain Hawks the post-season advancement. Sean O’Brien ’18 and Connor O’Hara ’18...

Women’s lacrosse falls to Navy, gears up for Senior Night

Marta Considine, Senior Writer
April 27, 2017
Filed under Lacrosse, SPORTS, Women

The women’s lacrosse team traveled to Annapolis, Md. on April 22 to take on Patriot League rival Navy. Despite the 7-4 loss, the Bison played excellent defense as they geared up for Patriot League Playoffs that begin May 2. Goalie Jamie DeWitt ’19 was the backbone for the Bison defense, recording 12 saves...

Men’s tennis ends season with powerful performance in PLT

Brittany Willwerth, Contributing Writer
April 27, 2017
Filed under Men, SPORTS, Tennis

After finishing out regular season play with an overall record of 10-17 and 3-4 in the Patriot League, men’s tennis qualified for the 2017 Patriot League Championship that took place April 21-22. The sixth-seeded Orange and Blue edged out third-seeded Lehigh 4-3. Falling to second-seeded Navy...

Softball drops three-game set against Army

Alexa Girasole, Staff Writer
April 27, 2017
Filed under Softball, SPORTS

A struggling offense led the Bison softball team to lose all three games in its series against Army on April 22-23. The team’s record moves to 23-15 overall and 6-6 in the Patriot League. They remain in the fourth and final playoff position in the Patriot League with six conference games left for...

Baseball looks to clinch playoff berth next week in Navy series

Lucas Friedman, Contributing Writer
April 27, 2017
Filed under Baseball, SPORTS

The Bison baseball team squared off against Holy Cross with a chance to crawl closer to clinching a Patriot League playoff spot in enemy territory. Both the Bison and the Holy Cross Crusaders entered the four-game series that ran from April 22-23 with an 8-4 Patriot League record, tied for second...

Women’s golf finish fifth in PL, men prepare for championships with final match at Navy

Bri Pomonis, Sports Co-Editor
April 27, 2017
Filed under Golf, Golf, Men, SPORTS, Women

The women’s golf team finished its season at the Patriot League Championship from April 22-23, while the men’s team prepared for the Patriot League Championships on April 29-30 with their penultimate match of the year at the Navy Invitational. The women finished fifth out of six teams, and the...

Bison crew teams take down top opponents

Elise Covert, Sports Co-Editor
April 27, 2017
Filed under Men's Rowing, Rowing, SPORTS, Women

The Bison men’s crew team had five boats compete at the April 22 Faunce Cup in Howard, Pa. The first varsity eight boat won the gold medal, beating Penn State, UMass, and Army. The first varsity boat for the Orange and Blue got out to an early lead, but Army slowly closed the gap throughout the ra...

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...

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