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Bruised not broken, Bison wrestling sets their sights set on redemption

Roger Mellado, Contributing Writer

February 21, 2020

The Bison wrestling team had a tough weekend on the mat, taking on two of the Nation’s Top 20 ranked teams, Lehigh (11th) on Friday, Feb. 14 and Army (18th) on Feb. 16. Although disappointing, the team’s fighting spirit was never stifled. Several Bison had impressive performances and brought home...

Water Polo keeps rolling at Bucknell Invitational

Water Polo keeps rolling at Bucknell Invitational

Justin Schaumberger, Sports Co-Editor

February 14, 2020

The Bison women’s water polo team kept rolling as they picked up two big wins at the Bucknell Invitational. They knocked off Salem 14-10 on Feb. 7 and St. Francis (Brooklyn) 17-4 on Feb. 8. The Orange and Blue were not able to keep their unbeaten streak, however, as they fell in the finale to 20th...

Women’s lacrosse opens the season with a victory

Brittany Willwerth, Senior Writer

February 14, 2020

On Feb. 8, in their first game of the 2020 season, the Bison women’s lacrosse team topped Sacred Heart University, 18-9. In their first game under the leadership of newly hired head coach Jackie Dando, the Orange and Blue were led by Eve Calabria ’21, who racked up seven points on four goals and...

Athlete of the Week: Alexandra Butz ’21

Athlete of the Week: Alexandra Butz ’21

Elise Covert, Senior Writer

February 14, 2020

Pole vaulter and high jumper Alexandra Butz ’21 has been an influential factor in the success of the Bison women’s track and field team for the past three seasons. Butz initially chose the Orange and Blue for the team’s competitive record and close-knit family community. “It seemed like the...

Football’s new off-season

Football's new off-season

Michael Caruso, Senior Writer

February 14, 2020

With the NFL season officially over after the exciting 2020 Super Bowl between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers, football fans may be asking themselves, “Well, now what?” Football generates a large following throughout the NFL season, and I am sure fans are not eager to wait almo...

Women’s tennis tallies consecutive wins against Wagner and Saint Francis

Bri Pomonis, Senior Writer

February 14, 2020

In their second weekend of the season, women’s tennis improved to a 3-2 record with back-to-back wins against Wagner College and Saint Francis University. Last Friday’s match against Wagner consisted of firsts of the season for several players, resulting in an astonishing 7-0 win. Daniela...

Softball has a 2-2 weekend to start their season

Clara McCormick, Contributing Writer

February 14, 2020

The Bison softball team traveled to Spartansburg, S.C. for their opening weekend at the Upstate Classic, which consisted of four games. From this competitive trip, the Bison left with two wins and two losses. On Friday afternoon, the Orange and Blue kicked off their season by beating Towson by...

Bison top Bryant with a second half comeback

Holly Burns, Senior Writer

February 14, 2020

The Bison men’s lacrosse team traveled to Rhode Island to face Bryant University on Sunday. Despite being down three goals at the end of the first half, the Orange and Blue were able to rally in the second half and earn the victory. Midfielder Harry Wellford ’23 led the Bison in scoring, tallying...

Track and field records solid performance at Sykes & Sabock Challenge

Dani Kaufman, Senior Writer

February 14, 2020

On Feb. 8, the Bison men’s and women’s track and field teams showcased strong performances at the Sykes & Sabock Challenge at Penn State. Several athletes qualified for the IC4A and ECAC. One male standout was Jeff Brown ’20, who was runner-up in the 60-meter dash with a time of 6.85. Brown...

Second time’s the charm: Bison defeat the Greyhounds 66-42

Kaelyn Long, Senior Writer

February 14, 2020

Refusing to let their previous loss against the Loyola Greyhounds determine their fate the second time around, the Bison earned a 66-42 victory on Saturday, Feb. 8, after outscoring the Greyhounds 17-4 in the first quarter. Ellie Mack ’20 scored a game-high 18 points, while Ally Johnson ’21 tied h...

Men’s tennis’ weekend proves a mixed bag

Alex Bolinger, Contributing Writer

February 14, 2020

The past weekend was a rough start for the Bison men’s tennis team. The team traveled to West Long Branch, N.J. to compete against Monmouth University, ultimately falling to the Hawks by a score of 6-1. The loss on Saturday brought the men’s record to 1-3 in the early season. Michael Owen ’23...

Wrestling continues their dominant dual meet season

Roger Mellado, Contributing Writer

February 14, 2020

The Bison wrestling team came up big in another home win this past Saturday at Davis Gym. The Bison defeated Binghamton 25-13 to continue a stellar season. Despite the last few matches against league opponents being easy sweeps with the Bison outscoring their opponents 130-11, this match proved more ...

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