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Women’s basketball claims Patriot League title with overtime win over Navy

Women’s basketball claims Patriot League title with overtime win over Navy

Doug Hendry, Senior Editor
March 13, 2017
Filed under Basketball, SPORTS, Top Stories, Top Stories

Bison to face Maryland in NCAA Tournament The ecstatic faces of the players pig-piled on the Bison logo at center court of the March 12 Patriot League Championship game told the story. Despite finishing the regular season with a 16-2 conference record and first-place finish in the Patriot Leagu...

Women’s basketball advances to league championship

Women’s basketball advances to league championship

Elise Covert, Sports Co-Editor
March 11, 2017
Filed under Basketball, SPORTS

On March 10, the day that kicked off spring break at the University, the Bison women’s basketball team took down American University 69-57 in the Patriot League semifinals to advance to the program’s first championship game in nine years. Despite the unfortunate timing of the game, there was still ...

All we do is win: Men’s basketball advances to March Madness

All we do is win: Men’s basketball advances to March Madness

Elise Covert, Sports Co-Editor
March 9, 2017
Filed under Basketball, SPORTS, Top Stories, Top Stories

More than 4,200 Bison fans packed the stands at Sojka Pavilion on March 8 for the Patriot League Championship game against Lehigh. It was the sixth-largest crowd in Sojka’s history, filled with handmade signs and raucous chants taunting the Lehigh fans, who filled a meager portion of the stands. Our...

Women’s basketball wins thriller to advance to Patriot League semifinals

Women’s basketball wins thriller to advance to Patriot League semifinals

Michael Caruso, Staff Writer
March 9, 2017
Filed under Basketball, SPORTS

The women’s basketball team knocked off eighth-seed Loyola (Md.) in the quarterfinals of the Patriot League Championship on March 6 by a final score of 75-72. Sune Swart ’17 led the scoring for the Orange and Blue with 20 points, while Kaitlyn Slagus ’19 knocked down two clutch free throws wi...

Women’s swimming and diving ends season with 2nd-place finish at ECAC Championships

Marta Considine, Staff Writer
March 9, 2017
Filed under SPORTS, Swimming & Diving, Swimming & Diving

The men’s and women’s Bison swimming and diving teams traveled to Annapolis, Md. for the ECAC Championships on March 3–5. After three days of competition, the women finished second, while the men finished in 10th place. On the first day of competition, Paige Daniel ’17 jumped into program top te...

Two Bison wrestlers earn NCAA bids at EIWA Championships

Two Bison wrestlers earn NCAA bids at EIWA Championships

Becky Chambers, Senior Writer
March 9, 2017
Filed under SPORTS, Wrestling

The University hosted the 113th EIWA Wrestling Championships on March 3—4 in Sojka Pavilion. Sixteen teams gathered to compete at the tournament, and the Bison finished sixth overall with 75 points. Cornell won for the 11th year in a row with 163 points. On the first day of competition, Tom Sl...

Women’s lacrosse off to best start in 20 years

Women’s lacrosse off to best start in 20 years

Brittany Willwerth, Contributing Writer
March 9, 2017
Filed under Lacrosse, SPORTS

The Bison women’s lacrosse team now has its best six-game start since 1997. The Orange and Blue rallied to defeat visiting Manhattan 8-7 in a non-conference game on March 5, improving to 5-1 overall. Early in the contest, the Orange and Blue trailed 2-0, only to turn around and score six of the...

Bison basketball sweeps major League awards

Elise Covert, Sports Co-Editor
March 9, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Basketball, SPORTS

At the conclusion of regular season play, the Patriot League announces major individual awards and all-league honors. Bison basketball had a strikingly successful year, sweeping individual awards for Player of the Year and Coach of the Year. Nana Foulland ’18 and head coach Nathan Davis represented ...

Men’s track and field finishes 12th, women’s 18th at championships in Boston

Doug Hendry, Senior Writer
March 9, 2017
Filed under SPORTS, Track & Field

The track and field teams completed their indoor season with championships in Boston from March 4–5. The men competed at the IC4A Championships, finishing tied for 12th out of 43 teams, while the women competed at the ECAC Championships, tying for 18th place out of 44 teams. Seven Bison men were...

Men’s lacrosse starts out 0-2 in Patriot League play

Ross Lazarus, Staff Writer
March 9, 2017
Filed under Lacrosse, SPORTS

The Bison men’s lacrosse team faced Navy on March 4. Despite Connor O’Hara ’18 leading the Orange and Blue with a career high goal performance, the Bison could not hold off the Midshipmen and took the 13-7 loss, bringing their record to 0-2 in Patriot League play. The Bison started off strong...

Bison baseball finishes road trip 2-1

Scott Goldstein, Staff Writer
March 9, 2017
Filed under Baseball, SPORTS

The Bison baseball team traveled to Davidson, N.C. from March 3—5. They finished the weekend with a 2-1 record, beating Davidson and Hartford, but dropping their contest against Butler. Their overall record improved to 4-5. The three-game road trip began against Davidson. The Orange and Blue g...

Athlete of the Week: Will Sands

Athlete of the Week: Will Sands

Elise Covert, Sports Co-Editor
March 9, 2017
Filed under Bison Athlete of the Week, SPORTS

Will Sands ’18 was born into a lacrosse family. His father, uncles, and multiple cousins were college lacrosse players, and Sands aspired to follow in their footsteps from a young age. A graduate of Friends Academy, Sands made his high school’s varsity lacrosse team in eighth grade. He was a two-time...

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