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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...

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...

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...

Bison mount big fourth-quarter comeback to down Georgetown on Senior Day

Bison mount big fourth-quarter comeback to down Georgetown on Senior Day

Stephen Olick-Sutphen, Senior Writer

November 22, 2019

Nov. 16, the Bison football team hosted Georgetown on Senior Day. The Bison came into the game 2-7 on the season and 2-2 in conference play. After honoring the team’s seniors and fifth-years, the team strutted to an impressive 20-17 victory over the Hoyas. The key difference in this game was the...

Wrestling travels to Northern Illinois, falls to the Huskies and Cyclones

Brittany Willwerth, Sports Co-Editor

November 22, 2019

On Nov. 15, the Bison wrestling team faced Northern Illinois for the teams’ first-ever dual. Despite a few solid wins, the team dropped a 24-10 overall decision to the Huskies. Drew Phipps ’20, Zach Hartman ’22, and Noah Levett ’22 scored individual wins for the Bison. With his most recent...

Football surpasses Lehigh 20-10

Football surpasses Lehigh 20-10

Emily Doyle, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

On Nov. 9, the Bison football team (2-7, 2-2 PL) took on Lehigh (4-5, 3-2 PL) in a Patriot League matchup, defeating the Mountain Hawks by a final score of 20-10. Led by a strong defensive effort, the Bison held their opponent to -6 total rushing yards. In the first half, the Bison limited Lehigh...

Bison drops home opener to Vermont, defeat Hofstra

Sarah Hazard, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

On Nov. 10, the Bison men’s basketball team fell to the Vermont Catamounts by a final score of 66-63 in their season home-opener. Then on Nov. 13, the Bison earned their first home win of the season over Hofstra by a score of 86-71.  The Bison battled throughout the first half in a back-and-forth con...

Men’s soccer defeats Navy in PL quarterfinals, falls to Lehigh in semifinal

Stephen Olick-Sutphen, Senior Writer

November 14, 2019

On Saturday, Nov. 9, the Bison men’s soccer team took on Navy in Annapolis, Md. in the Patriot League tournament quarterfinals. The Bison avenged their loss to Navy from earlier in the season and earned a playoff win for the first time since 2016, defeating the Midshipmen by a score of 2-0. The Bison...

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