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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...

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...

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...

Softball leads Patriot League with undefeated 6-0 start in conference

Softball leads Patriot League with undefeated 6-0 start in conference

Alexa Girasole, Contributing Writer
April 6, 2017
Filed under Softball, SPORTS, Top Stories, Top Stories

The Bison softball team leads the Patriot League as the only remaining undefeated team in league play at 6-0. With a three-game sweep of Colgate from April 1-2, the Orange and Blue improved their overall record to 21-5, their best start since 1993. The Orange and Blue shut out Colgate with a 3-0...

Softball begins conference play, sweeps Lafayette

Softball begins conference play, sweeps Lafayette

Alexa Girasole, Contributing Writer
March 30, 2017
Filed under Softball, SPORTS, Top Stories, Top Stories

Bison softball had a clean sweep against Lafayette from March 25-26, improving their overall record to 18-5. These games marked the beginning of the Patriot League play on the 2017 season. Lafayette did not stand a chance against the Bison, who won three consecutive games. During the first game on...

Softball splits Colonial Classic Tournament with 1-1 record

Alexa Girasole, Contributing Writer
March 9, 2017
Filed under Softball, SPORTS

The softball team traveled to Washington for the Colonial Classic Tournament on March 5. Due to bad weather, the Bison only played two games instead of their scheduled four, unexpectedly shortening the tournament. The Bison first played Quinnipiac and won 15-11, followed by a loss to Monmouth 2-6, b...

Softball continues strong start to season at Winthrop

March 2, 2017
Filed under Softball, SPORTS

Bison softball had a successful run in South Carolina, finishing 4-1 at the Winthrop Invitational from Feb 24–26. In the first game of the tournament, the Bison scored one run in the first inning, earning the lead. However, North Carolina Central responded by scoring a run in the top of the...

Softball goes 4-1 at Gardner-Webb during opening weekend

Erica Chen, Contributing Writer
February 23, 2017
Filed under Softball, SPORTS

Bison softball traveled south Feb. 17–19 to Boiling Springs, N.C. to compete in the Gardner-Webb Tournament. They left with two wins each over Hampton and Gardner-Webb, and only dropped one game to Seton Hall. Starting the season off strong, the Bison had a 5-0 shutout over Hampton. Meghan Kovac...

Kovac poised to lead softball to Patriot League Championships

Elise Covert, Sports Co-Editor
February 16, 2017
Filed under Softball, SPORTS

The Patriot League released its softball preseason rankings on Feb. 8 and projected the Bison in the fourth place in the conference. Lehigh was the predicted number one, followed closely by Army West Point. Defending champion Boston University filled out the third top-four spot. Additionally, the...

Kovac’s efforts bring softball closer to PL Championship

Marta Considine, Staff Writer
April 28, 2016
Filed under Softball, SPORTS, Women

The Bison traveled to Hamilton, N.Y. to take on Colgate in a three-game series April 23-24. In the first game, the Bison quickly went down 0-3 in the first three innings. Meghan Kovac ’18 kept the Orange and Blue alive as she hit a grand slam in the top of the fifth inning to give the Bison a 4-3 lead....

Softball falls to Boston, splits series with St. Francis

Marta Considine, Staff Writer
April 21, 2016
Filed under Softball, SPORTS

The Bison visited Boston from April 16-17 to take on the Terriers in a three-game series. In the first game, the Bison fell to Boston 8-0 in five innings. The Orange and Blue came back swinging in game two, defeating Boston 5-1. For the first five innings, the Bison were down 0-1, but Anna Gimmestad...

Softball team drops 2-1 in series against Army

Softball team drops 2-1 in series against Army

Curt Bliamptis, Senior Writer
April 14, 2016
Filed under Softball, SPORTS, Women

The softball team was busy on April 10, playing Army West Point in back-to-back games at Becker Field. After splitting the doubleheader, the Bison now have a 21-16 overall record and a 6-3 record in the Patriot League. The Bison now sit in third place in the Patriot League. The first game was...

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