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Women’s soccer notches two shutout wins

Women’s soccer notches two shutout wins

Elise Covert, Sports Co-Editor

September 21, 2017


Filed under Soccer, SPORTS, Top Stories, Women

Carly Baggott ’19 scored the game-winning goal in the 90th minute to top Lafayette in the Bison women’s soccer team’s Patriot League opener on Sept. 16. The Orange and Blue move to a 3-5 record on the season and continue a 16-game unbeaten streak against the Leopards, dating back to 2002. The...

Beyond the Bison: Is twelve too early to tackle?

Beyond the Bison: Is twelve too early to tackle?

Bri Pomonis, Senior Writer

September 21, 2017


Filed under Beyond the Bison, SPORTS

Children who participate in tackle football before the age of 12 are more likely to experience cognitive and behavioral problems than those who start after, according to a study published by Boston University’s Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Center on Sept. 19. These findings are likely to contribute...

Swimming and diving teams placed on strict sanctions

Elise Covert and Lauren Whelan

September 21, 2017


Filed under Men, SPORTS, Swimming & Diving, Swimming & Diving, Women

The University Department of Athletics & Recreation released a statement announcing strict sanctions on the men’s and women’s varsity swimming and diving teams on Sept. 12. Upon investigation, the teams were found to have hosted events with underage drinking. Additionally, the athletics department uncovered an...

Football falls to William and Mary

Anslee Krouch, Senior Writer

September 21, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

The men’s football team lost 30-9 against the William & Mary Tribe Sept. 16 in Williamsburg, Va. It was the first time the two teams met in 21 years. Despite their loss, the Bison have stayed optimistic. “Traveling down to William & Mary was a great opportunity to play against a talented...

Athlete of the Week: Emily Finn ’18, field hockey

Athlete of the Week: Emily Finn ’18, field hockey

Lauren Whelan, Sports Co-Editor

September 21, 2017


Filed under Bison Athlete of the Week, SPORTS

In her final season for the Orange and Blue, Emily Finn ’18 is making her mark in the net on the field hockey pitch. Despite the team’s recent loss to top-10 nationally-ranked opponent Maryland, Finn made a career-high 21 saves in a valiant effort for the Bison. “It always feels good to perform...

Men’s water polo achieves 10th consecutive home win

Men’s water polo achieves 10th consecutive home win

Marta Considine, Staff Writer

September 21, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

The men’s water polo team competed in the Bison Invitational at Kinney Natatorium from Sept. 16-17. The Bison had just come off a 0-3 weekend at the Princeton Invitational, and were looking to improve their record as they hosted their first tournament of the season. In defeating LaSalle, Mercyhurst,...

Volleyball surpasses 2016 season win total

Alexa Girasole, Staff Writer

September 21, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

Bison volleyball went 1-2 on Sept. 15-16 at the Red Flash Classic, concluding non-league play and improving their overall record to 6-6. The six wins they’ve notched this season already exceed the team’s total from the 2016 season. During the first match of the tournament against St. Francis,...

Men’s soccer records two 1-1 ties on road trip

Brittany Willwerth, Staff Writer

September 21, 2017


Filed under Men, Soccer, SPORTS

The men’s soccer team traveled to Robert Morris on Sept. 16 for the first contest of a four-game road trip and to St. Peter's on Sept. 19. Both contests entered overtime and ended in 1-1 deadlocks, bringing the Bison's season record to 2-2-2. As the Robert Morris Colonials searched for their first...

Women’s tennis wins two titles, men’s doubles team defeated in semifinal round

Women’s tennis wins two titles, men’s doubles team defeated in semifinal round

Makenna Cerney, Contributing Writer

September 20, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

Both the men’s and women’s tennis teams put up strong fights against tough competition last weekend, when the women’s team hosted the Bison Invite on Sept. 15-16 and the men’s team traveled to Indiana to play in the Purdue Fall Invitational on Sept. 15-16. In their previous tournament, the...

Field hockey takes down Columbia and LIU, falls to #2 Penn State

Field hockey takes down Columbia and LIU, falls to #2 Penn State

Marta Considine, Staff Writer

September 14, 2017


Filed under Field Hockey, SPORTS, Top Stories

The Bison field hockey team competed against the Columbia Lions at Graham Field on Sept. 8 in a non-conference game. Brittany Willwerth ’20 set the tone for the victory, as she put the Bison on the board in the seventh minute of the game. Shortly after, Chloe Poltonavage ’20 found the back of the...

Men’s and women’s soccer notch non-league victories

Men’s and women’s soccer notch non-league victories

Elise Covert, Sports Co-Editor

September 14, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

Both the men’s and women’s soccer teams rebounded from tough losses last week to secure non-league shutout wins this week. On the men’s side, the Orange and Blue rode a tough defensive effort to a 2-0 win over Duquesne on Sept. 9. For the women, the Bison tallied a late goal to earn the 1-0 win...

Pre-game rituals of the world’s best player

Pre-game rituals of the world’s best player

Isabelle Hinckley, Staff Writer

September 14, 2017


Filed under Beyond the Bison, SPORTS

Rafael Nadal just won his third U.S. Open title, claiming the 16th Grand Slam of his career. With a straight sets win over South Africa’s Kevin Anderson on Sept. 8, Nadal’s success at the Open officially labeled him as one of the most accomplished tennis players of all time. Aside from Nadal’s...

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