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Water polo upsets undefeated Harvard in first round of NCAA tournament

Water polo upsets undefeated Harvard in first round of NCAA tournament

Anna Carroll, Senior Writer

December 5, 2019

The Bison men’s water polo team topped the undefeated Harvard Crimson by a score of 13-12 in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Nov. 30 in Cambridge, Mass. This was the Bison’s first NCAA tournament win since defeating Loyola in 1985. The Bison advanced to the quarterfinals against No. 2...

Rugby World Cup win met with mixed reactions in South Africa

Rugby World Cup win met with mixed reactions in South Africa

Elise Covert, Senior Writer

December 5, 2019

On Nov. 2, the Springboks of South Africa pulled off a stunning 32-12 upset over England in the Rugby World Cup final. It was the team’s third tournament victory, and their first since 2007. The Springboks were dominant, winning by a final margin of 20 points, and the win came just over a year after...

Athlete of the Week: Rade Joksimovic ’20, Men’s Water Polo

Athlete of the Week: Rade Joksimovic ’20, Men’s Water Polo

Leah Fogelsanger, Senior Writer

December 5, 2019

The underdog Bison men’s water polo team has had many successes this season, and nobody can deny the substantial impact that senior Rade Joksimovic has had on this team over his past four seasons. The No. 12 ranked Bison held off the ninth-ranked, undefeated Harvard Crimson in an eventful 13-12...

Women’s basketball sweeps competition in Puerto Rico

Women’s basketball sweeps competition in Puerto Rico

Kaelyn Long, Senior Writer

December 5, 2019

The Bison women’s basketball team traveled to the warmer weather of Guaynabo, Puerto Rico to take part in the Puerto Rico Clasico tournament during Thanksgiving break. The Orange and Blue finished 2-0, as head coach Trevor Woodruff achieved his 300th NCAA win. The Bison defeated Howard, 70-60, in their...

Swimming and diving splits weekend at Loyola

Swimming and diving splits weekend at Loyola

Holly Burns, Senior Writer

December 5, 2019

The Bison men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams faced Patriot League rival, Loyola, on Nov. 23 in Baltimore. The women’s team improved their record to 6-1 on the season with a 171-129 win, while the men’s team suffered a tough 187-108 loss to bring their record to 5-2. Emma Hadley ’20,...

Football falls to Fordham, finish 3rd in PL

Stephen Olick-Sutphen, Senior Writer

December 5, 2019

On Saturday, Nov. 23, the Bison football team traveled to the Bronx to face Fordham in their final Patriot League game of the year. The Bison defense played a big role against Fordham, scoring both Bison touchdowns. Ultimately falling by a score of 31-14, the team finished with an overall record of 3-8...

Bison wrestlers battle in tough Navy Classic

Dani Kaufman, Senior Writer

December 5, 2019

The Bison wrestling team competed in the Navy Classic on Nov. 23 in Annapolis, Md. Led by two third-place finishes, the team finished in 13th place overall with 46.5 points. Zach Hartman ’22 came in third place in the 165 weight class, improving his overall record to 10-3 and a 4-1 on the day....

Men’s basketball competes in NIT Season Tip-Off

Sarah Hazard, Senior Writer

December 4, 2019

On Nov. 23, the Bison men’s basketball team traveled to Syracuse, N.Y. to take on the Syracuse Orange. Syracuse was dangerous on offense, shooting 56 percent and making 14 out of 29 3-pointers. Despite the Bison’s fight, they were unable to take a win home with them, concluding the game with a fina...

Bison volleyball falls to Patriot League leader Colgate in final game

Bison volleyball falls to Patriot League leader Colgate in final game

Holly Burns, Staff Writer

November 22, 2019

On Nov. 16, the Bison volleyball team suffered a 3-1 loss to the Colgate Raiders. The Orange and Blue celebrated their Senior Day at Davis Gym prior to the game. The first set was back and forth. Despite being down by 10 points, the Orange and Blue almost came back, scoring four points in a row....

Mack sets career high as Bison comeback falls short against Quinnipiac

Mack sets career high as Bison comeback falls short against Quinnipiac

Kaelyn Long, Senior Writer

November 22, 2019

On Nov. 16, the Bison women’s basketball team came up just short against the defending MAAC champion Quinnipiac Bobcats, losing by a score of 76-69. With under two minutes remaining, the Bison initiated a comeback to cut their deficit to four points. Ellie Mack ’20 scored 21 of her career-high 33...

Men’s basketball drops two straight games on road

Sarah Hazard, Senior Writer

November 22, 2019

The Bison men’s basketball team lost a nail-biter against Canisius, 83-81, on Nov. 16. In a back-and-forth game that featured 16 lead changes and 12 ties, the Golden Griffins won on a last-second layup to put them ahead. The Bison led the game 39-38 at the end of the first half, hitting eight three-pointers....

Men’s water polo clinches first place in conference play

Anna Carroll, Senior Writer

November 22, 2019

On Nov. 16, the Bison men’s water polo team defeated Fordham 9-6, securing the first place seed in the Mid-Atlantic Water Polo Conference (MAWPC) and improving their overall record to 19-8 on the season. This is their fourth straight season of earning the No.1 seed in the MAWPC Tournament. Through...

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