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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...

Yorke’s career day propels Bison to first win of the season over Bryant

Yorke’s career day propels Bison to first win of the season over Bryant

Stephen Olick-Sutphen, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019


Filed under Lacrosse, Men, SPORTS

In front of an impressive home student section, the Bison men’s lacrosse team captured their first win of the season on Feb. 10 with a 9-6 victory over Bryant at Christy Mathewson Stadium. Will Yorke ’20 achieved a career high, scoring five goals to carry the Bison offense. With the game deadlocked...

Women’s basketball senior class achieves dominant title, Walker scores 1,000th point

Women’s basketball senior class achieves dominant title, Walker scores 1,000th point

Kaelyn Long , Senior Writer

February 14, 2019


Filed under Basketball, SPORTS, Women

The Bison women’s basketball team cruised past the Lafayette Leopards on Feb. 9, winning by a final score of 75-43 in front of a large home crowd at Sojka Pavilion. They added a 73-68 victory at Lehigh on Feb. 13 to maintain first place in the Patriot League. The Bison’s ninth and tenth straight...

Back-to-back wins give Bison two-game Patriot League lead

Back-to-back wins give Bison two-game Patriot League lead

Justin Schaumberger, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019


Filed under Lacrosse, SPORTS, Women

The Bison men’s basketball team won two crucial league games to extend their lead atop the Patriot League to two games. The Bison dispatched Boston University on Feb. 9, winning 82-76. Then on Feb. 11, in a nationally televised game, the Bison outlasted Lehigh for a huge 87-75 win at Sojka Pavilion....

Bison Tune-Up prepares track & field for upcoming Indoor Championships

Bison Tune-Up prepares track & field for upcoming Indoor Championships

Dani Kaufman, Senior Writer

February 14, 2019


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

The Bison women’s and men’s track and field teams competed in the Bison Tune-Up on Feb. 8 at the Gerhard Fieldhouse. This was their final meet of the indoor season prior to the Patriot League Indoor Championships. The men’s side led the way with eight IC4A qualifiers, while the women posted...

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