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Women’s basketball ties program-record 12-game winning streak

Kaelyn Long, Senior Writer

February 21, 2019


Filed under Basketball, SPORTS, Top Stories, Women

The women’s basketball team came out with a spark to win its 11th straight game in a 76-58 victory over the Colgate Raiders on Feb. 16. The team then tied the program record for consecutive wins with their 12th straight in an 87-55 win over Loyola on Feb. 20. With the win against Colgate, the Bison...

Women’s water polo dominates Mercyhurst Invite

Anna Carroll, Senior Writer

February 21, 2019


Filed under SPORTS, Water Polo, Women

The Bison women’s water polo team traveled to Mercyhurst University to compete in the Mercyhurst Invitational held from Feb. 16-17. The Bison completed a full sweep, going 4-0 against Mercyhurst, McKendree, VMI, and Gannon. With these victories, the team improved their overall record to 10-2.   The...

Track and field with two third place finishes at League Indoor Championships

Dani Kaufman, Senior Writer

February 21, 2019


Filed under Men, SPORTS, Track & Field, Track & Field, Women

The Bison men’s and women’s track and field teams competed in the Patriot League Indoor Championships on Feb. 16-17 at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. Both the men’s and women’s teams placed third among tough Patriot League competition. The meet was filled with broken records – many of...

Athlete of the Week: Kate Walker ’19, Women’s Basketball

Athlete of the Week: Kate Walker ’19, Women’s Basketball

Leah Fogelsanger, Senior Writer

February 21, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Bison Athlete of the Week, SPORTS, Women

With only four games left in regular season play, the Bison women’s basketball team is determined to finish out the season with another chance at a Patriot League Championship. Kate Walker ’19 stands out as a major influence, guiding the team to a current record of 22-4 and a 12 game winning...

Men’s lacrosse falls to Richmond in tough battle

Men’s lacrosse falls to Richmond in tough battle

Brittany Willwerth, Sports Co-Editor

February 21, 2019


Filed under Lacrosse, Men, SPORTS

The Bison men’s lacrosse team took the field at Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium to face Richmond on Feb. 16, falling to the Spiders by a score of 13-11. Leading the offensive effort for the Bison were Matthew Barkauskas ’22 and Tommy Sopko ’21, each earning hat tricks. Despite the battle that...

Men’s basketball struggles on the road in back-to-back games

Justin Schaumberger, Senior Writer

February 21, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men, SPORTS

The Bison men’s basketball team saw their five-game winning streak snap at the hands of Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass. on Feb. 16 and suffered their second consecutive road loss to Colgate on Feb. 19.   The Bison trailed by four points with 90 seconds to go in the game against Holy Cross...

The HEADstrong Foundation: The power of sports

The HEADstrong Foundation: The power of sports

Michael Caruso, Senior Writer

February 21, 2019


Filed under Beyond the Bison, SPORTS

Individuals across the globe are undeniably connected through sports. Now, a campaign against cancer started by a 19-year-old college lacrosse player in 2005 is becoming one of the biggest sports trends across the country, bringing athletes at the high school, collegiate, and professional levels together.   An...

Bison women’s lacrosse defeated in home opener

Bison women’s lacrosse defeated in home opener

Megan Keeney, Staff Writer

February 21, 2019


Filed under Lacrosse, SPORTS, Women

The Bison women’s lacrosse team was defeated by the Hofstra Pride 13-4 during the team’s home opener on Feb. 16.   The Pride started off strong, scoring two goals within the first six minutes of play. A minute later, Bison midfielder Kate Fiore ’20 was set up by Sarah Dohler ’20 to...

Wrestling drops third straight in loss to Binghamton

Patrick Dempsey, Sports Co-Editor

February 21, 2019


Filed under Men, SPORTS, Wrestling

The Bison wrestling team lost to Binghamton University (8-3, 8-2 EIWA) by a final score of 25-17 on Feb. 15 in Vestal, N.Y. The Binghamton Bearcats entered the night having won seven straight duals, but the Orange and Blue looked to end their hot streak. The Bearcats proved to be too overwhelming for...

Baseball swept in opening series by No. 21 North Carolina State

Jack Donovan, Contributing Writer

February 21, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Men, SPORTS

The baseball team opened its season with a series against nationally-ranked No. 21 North Carolina State at Doak Field in Raleigh, N.C. on Feb. 15-17. North Carolina State swept in the three-game series with final scores of 8-2, 14-2, and 12-8. Featuring three preseason All-Americans in their lineup,...

Bison Athletics introduces new football coach, David Cecchini

Bison Athletics introduces new football coach, David Cecchini

Patrick Dempsey and Brittany Willwerth, Sports Co-Editors

February 14, 2019


Filed under Coach Profile, Football, Men, SPORTS

Dave Cecchini was introduced as the new Bison head football coach on Feb. 9 at an introductory press conference at the University’s Graham Building. Cecchini takes over for Joe Susan, who resigned in January after a nine-year tenure with the University's football team.   As a former Lehigh Mountain...

Phipps defeats No. 4 in the nation, but wrestling loses two close duals

Jack Donovan, Contributing Writer  

February 14, 2019


Filed under Men, SPORTS, Wrestling

The Bison wrestling team was dealt a pair of losses by American University in Davis Gym on Feb. 8 and by Army at West Point on Feb. 10. With match scores of 21-22 and 19-22, respectively, the contests proved to be narrowly won. The team now stands at a 6-9 overall record and 4-5 in conference play...

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