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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Track and field dominates meets across the nation

Scott Goldstein, Staff Writer
April 13, 2017
Filed under SPORTS, Track & Field, Women

From April 7-8, the men’s and women’s track and field teams traveled and competed in two different meets: the IC4A Championship qualifier at Arizona State University and the George Mason Invitational. At the IC4A qualifier, William Melchionni ’19 qualified for the 200-meter dash with a time...

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