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Women’s basketball opens season with two wins

Women’s basketball opens season with two wins

Marta Considine, Senior Writer

November 16, 2017


Filed under Basketball, SPORTS, Top Stories, Women

The Bison women’s basketball team began its 2017-2018 season on Nov. 10, traveling to Lawrenceville, N.J. to take on Rider University. They recovered from a 16-point deficit to win 76-71. On Nov. 12, the Bison defeated Akron University 63-52 in their home opener. The team then dropped their second...

18 Years of Orange and Blue: John Hardt to become Athletic Director at University of Richmond

18 Years of Orange and Blue: John Hardt to become Athletic Director at University of Richmond

Lauren Whelan and Elise Covert

November 16, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

After being with the University for 18 years, Director of Athletics and Recreation John Hardt has announced that he has accepted a new position as Athletic Director at the University of Richmond. Beginning in January 2018,  Hardt will oversee Richmond’s 19 varsity athletics programs, which compete...

Football shuts out Georgetown on Senior Day

Football shuts out Georgetown on Senior Day

Anslee Krouch, Senior Writer

November 16, 2017


Filed under Football, Men, SPORTS

The Bison football team beat Georgetown 12-0 on Nov. 11 at Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium for their first shutout victory in over two years. The Orange and Blue recognized 19 senior players for their Senior Day before the game and wore special helmet decals to honor the 28th Infantry Division...

Cross country runs in mid-Atlantic regionals; Bendzinski qualifies for NCAAs

Lauren Whelan, Sports Co-Editor

November 16, 2017


Filed under Cross Country, SPORTS, Women

Both the men’s and women’s cross country teams traveled to compete in the Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships this past weekend, with both teams finishing in impressive placements. The women’s team finished in eighth place overall, with the men’s team also finishing in eighth. Most notably,...

Men’s basketball struggles on the road to start the season

Patrick Dempsey, Contributing Writer

November 16, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Men, SPORTS

The Bison men’s basketball team opened their regular non-conference schedule with an 0-3 record on the road, dropping losses at Monmouth, Arkansas, and North Carolina. The second-half push from the team fell short as the Bison dropped their season opener on Nov. 10 to the Monmouth Hawks, 79-78....

Athlete of the Week: Kaitlyn Slagus ’19

Athlete of the Week: Kaitlyn Slagus ’19

Lauren Whelan, Sports Co-Editor

November 16, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

As the season sets off for women’s basketball, Kaitlyn Slagus ’19 is proving to be a key contender on the court for the Orange and Blue. In her first few games for the Bison this season, Slagus has posted multiple double-doubles, bringing her tally to 15 over the course of her career. “It...

Foggy ethics for female athletes

Foggy ethics for female athletes

Brittany Willwerth, Staff Writer

November 16, 2017


Filed under Beyond the Bison, SPORTS

To make it to the top in the sports community, one must dedicate countless hours of time, exert a plethora of energy, and make a slew of sacrifices in order to achieve their dreams. But, if you're a female, this journey is potentially more likely to be plagued with strife. In a recent interview with “60...

Dance ends in first round for women’s soccer

November 16, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

Elise Covert, Sports Co-Editor Women’s soccer season came to an end in the first round of the NCAA Division 1 Tournament for the Bison on Nov. 11. The Orange and Blue fell to the No. 7 West Virginia Mountaineers in Morgantown, W.Va. by a final score of 3-0, bringing another memorable season to...

Volleyball finishes season with 14-win record

November 16, 2017


Filed under SPORTS, Volleyball, Women

Alexa Girasole, Senior Writer The Bison volleyball team beat Holy Cross in an exciting five-set game on Nov. 10, but fell short to last year’s Patriot League Champions, American, on Nov. 12 in the final two games of the season. The team’s final record improved to 14-14 overall and 8-8 in...

Ham’s hat trick lifts women’s soccer to second-straight Patriot League Championship

Ham’s hat trick lifts women’s soccer to second-straight Patriot League Championship

Elise Covert, Sports Co-Editor

November 9, 2017


Filed under SPORTS, Top Stories

The women’s soccer team hoisted the Patriot League Championship trophy for the second straight year after beating top-seeded Navy 3-2 in the tournament title game. The Bison beat Boston University 1-0 on Nov. 3 to advance through to the championship game. The Terriers applied most of the offensive...

Lehigh spoils Homecoming football game

Lehigh spoils Homecoming football game

Trashawna Herbert and Elise Covert

November 9, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

The Orange and Blue lost to Lehigh, 42-21, in the Nov. 4 homecoming football game at Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium. Running back Chad Freshnock ’20 rushed for a career-high 174 yards and scored three touchdowns, becoming the first Bison since 2014 to rush for three touchdowns in a contest....

Men’s water polo secures second straight MAWPC East Region regular season title

Elise Covert, Sports Co-Editor

November 9, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

The Bison men’s water polo team beat Fordham 8-6 on Nov. 5 to conclude the MAWPC East Region regular season with an undefeated 10-0 record in the league. With the victory, the team claimed their second consecutive regular season championship. The teams entered the second half tied 3-3, and...

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