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Bison place among elite competition at Outdoor Classic meet

Bison place among elite competition at Outdoor Classic meet

Elise Covert, Sports Co-Editor

April 19, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Top Stories, Track & Field

The Bison track and field teams hosted the Bison Outdoor Classic, one of the premier meets on the East Coast, on April 14-15 at Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium. Competition kicked off on a beautiful Saturday before the spring chill returned to the air Sunday, but the Orange and Blue excelled in all...

Van Hoose hits career milestone, Bison move into third place in League standings

Michael Caruso, Senior Writer

April 19, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Men, SPORTS

The Orange and Blue defeated Holy Cross in a double-header on April 14, moving up to third place in the Patriot League standings. Behind impressive performances from Connor Van Hoose ’18 and Jeff Gottesman ’19 on the mound, the Bison were able to win with scores of 6-0 and 2-1. In game one, Van...

Beyond the Bison: Players unions speak out as U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding sports betting draws near

Beyond the Bison: Players unions speak out as U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding sports betting draws near

Patrick Dempsey, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018


Filed under Beyond the Bison, SPORTS

President George H. W. Bush signed the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) into law on Oct. 28, 1992 that then went into effect on Jan. 1, 1993. The goal of the bill was to stop the spread of sports betting in the United States. It was a response not just to sports gambling, but...

Women’s tennis picks up two wins and celebrates Senior Day, men’s tennis falls short

Elise Covert and Brittany Willwerth

April 19, 2018


Filed under Men, SPORTS, Tennis

The women’s tennis team defeated Mount St. Mary’s with a score of 5-2 on April 13. Continuing the momentum, the team overcame Loyola 6-1 on Senior Day on April 14. With the two wins, the Bison concluded the season 14-7 overall. In a non-conference matchup against Mount St. Mary’s, Mishi Papich...

Men’s lacrosse records fifth consecutive win

Men’s lacrosse records fifth consecutive win

Ross Lazarus, Senior Writer

April 19, 2018


Filed under Lacrosse, Men, SPORTS

The Bison men’s lacrosse team stampeded over the Lafayette Leopards 15-6 on April 13 at Christy-Mathewson Memorial Stadium. With the win, the team is now 6-1 in Patriot League play and 10-3 overall. This is the team’s fifth-straight victory, including three wins over Patriot League opponents....

Women’s water polo goes 2-2 in conference games

Anslee Krouch, Senior Writer

April 19, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Water Polo, Women

The Bison women’s water polo team went 2-2 in four games on April 14-15 to wrap up regular season play. The Bison beat Harvard 9-8 and George Washington 13-5, and would go on to lose to Brown 9-7 and Princeton 12-5. The victory over No. 19 Havard was the first in two years. The Bison were down...

Athlete of the Week: Mary Margaret Kenney ’18, women’s lacrosse

Athlete of the Week: Mary Margaret Kenney ’18, women’s lacrosse

Lauren Whelan, Senior Writer

April 19, 2018


Filed under Bison Athlete of the Week, SPORTS

While a team-oriented mindset is surely a strength found in many Bison athletes, women’s lacrosse captain Mary Margaret Kenney ’18 stands out. Now in her fourth season wearing Orange and Blue, Kenney served as a team captain for both the 2017 and 2018 seasons. As a midfielder, her ground balls, turnovers,...

Softball goes 2-1 in final home series against Lehigh, ending its 40th season

Softball goes 2-1 in final home series against Lehigh, ending its 40th season

Alexa Girasole, Senior Writer

April 19, 2018


Filed under Softball, SPORTS, Women

The Orange and Blue are one spot ahead of Lehigh in second place with a 9-3 conference record. The two teams only trail Boston University in the standings. After dropping their first game of the homestand on April 13, the Bison swept the Mountain Hawks in the doubleheader on April 14. It was their...

Women’s lacrosse loses in a defensive battle

Kaelyn Long, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018


Filed under Lacrosse, SPORTS, Women

The women’s lacrosse team lost a Patriot League game against the Boston University Terriers on April 14 with a final score of 9-6. Twice the Bison rallied to make it a one goal game, but came up just short. Jamie DeWitt ’19 had a lot of action in the cage, finishing with a career high 17 saves. “Boston...

Meet Anna Chiodo-Ortiz

Meet Anna Chiodo-Ortiz

Brittany Willwerth, Sports Co-editor

April 12, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Top Stories

For Anna Chiodo-Ortiz ’19, a member of the Bison cross country and track and field team, life has been a journey full of patience, tenacity, and a fair share of challenges. Faced with an intense battle against an eating disorder, Chiodo-Ortiz has and will continue to overcome adversity in her daily...

Comeback falls short, women’s lacrosse drops 12-11 loss to Holy Cross

Comeback falls short, women’s lacrosse drops 12-11 loss to Holy Cross

Anslee Krouch, Senior Writer

April 12, 2018


Filed under Lacrosse, SPORTS, Uncategorized, Women

The women’s lacrosse team fought a hard battle on April 7 against the Holy Cross Crusaders, but lost a close contest with a final score of 12-11. The Orange and Blue move to 2-9 in the season and 1-4 in the Patriot League with the loss. Holy Cross dominated the first half of play, as the Crusaders...

Beyond the Bison: 2018 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs first round preview and predictions

Beyond the Bison: 2018 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs first round preview and predictions

Patrick Dempsey, Staff Writer

April 12, 2018


Filed under Beyond the Bison, SPORTS

When the NHL season started a long six months ago, each team had hopes of hoisting Lord Stanley’s Mug overhead and drinking champagne out of the top bowl come June. Today, 16 of the 31 teams are left standing with the 2018 Stanley Cup playoffs now underway. The 2017-2018 regular season was filled with...

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