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Beyond the Bison: 44-year old gymnasts strives for spot in Tokyo Olympics

Beyond the Bison: 44-year old gymnasts strives for spot in Tokyo Olympics

Brittany Willwerth, Sports Co-Editor 

October 10, 2019

With the summer Olympics just nine months away, talented athletes around the world are gearing up for qualifying competitions, and are recognizing the time commitment, bodily impact and extreme mental performance essential to becoming a top athlete. With such high demands and expectations, it comes as n...

Volleyball falls twice on the road as Stark tallies career high 37 digs

Sarah Hazard, Staff Writer

October 10, 2019

Over the weekend, the Bison volleyball team faced two Patriot League opponents in Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Despite valiant efforts, the Orange and Blue fell to both Loyola and American University. On Oct. 4, the Bison competed against Loyola, where they came back from two sets down to force...

Men’s soccer loses to Navy after conceding two late goals

Stephen Olick-Sutphen, Senior Writer

October 10, 2019

On Sunday, Oct. 6, the Bison took on No. 21 Navy in their fourth Patriot League game of the season. The first half proved to be a back-and-forth game, with neither side able to capture a goal. Late in the second half, Navy scored to take a 1-0 lead. Less than a minute later, Navy scored again to double...

Field Hockey falls to Villanova 3-2 in OT

Holly Burns, Staff Writer

October 10, 2019

Despite their initial lead, the Bison field hockey team was unable to secure the win against the Villanova Wildcats, falling by a score of 3-2 in overtime on Oct. 6. Emily Doyle ’22 led the Orange and Blue with two goals on the day, the first coming 2:27 into the first period. Allie Christopher...

Cross Country teams run in the 46th Annual Paul Short Invite

Emily Doyle, Staff Writer

October 10, 2019

This past weekend, the Orange and Blue cross country teams competed in Paul Short Invite hosted by Lehigh University on Oct. 5. The men’s cross country team came in 20th overall while the women’s team came in 31st. On the men’s side, the Bison ran a strong race this past weekend, despite resting...

Bison swimming takes on UMBC in first meet of the season

Dani Kaufman, Senior Writer

October 10, 2019

As tradition has served for the past 13 years, the Orange and Blue started their swimming season with a meet against UMBC on Oct. 5. One of the many standouts of the meet was Catherine Craig ’23 who won the 100-meter breaststroke with a time of 1:07.10. Craig went on to also collect the 400 meter...

Women’s soccer goes 2-1 in conference with win over Boston University and loss to Lehigh

Women’s soccer goes 2-1 in conference with win over Boston University and loss to Lehigh

Bri Pomonis, Senior Writer

October 4, 2019

The Bison women’s soccer team continued Patriot League play with matches against Boston University and Lehigh on Sept. 28 and Oct. 2, respectively.  The Bison are now 2-1 in League play after shutting out the Terriers for a 1-0 victory and a 3-1 defeat against the Mountain Hawks.  After beating...

Beyond the Bison: Fair Pay to Play Act signed into law in California

Beyond the Bison: Fair Pay to Play Act signed into law in California

Elise Covert, Senior Writer

October 4, 2019

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law the Fair Pay to Play Act on Sept. 30, 2019, stating that colleges cannot punish their student-athletes for collecting endorsement money. No, this does not mean that universities are allowed to pay their student-athletes; rather, for the first time in NCAA...

Athlete of the Week: Cooper Dolan ’20, Men’s Water Polo

Athlete of the Week: Cooper Dolan ’20, Men’s Water Polo

Leah Fogelsanger, Senior Writer

October 4, 2019

It is no secret that the Bison men’s water polo team is extraordinarily talented and successful. However, what most fail to realize is the impact that senior Cooper Dolan ’20 has had on the success of the team over the past three years. Dolan, a center defender, has contributed to the succe...

Volleyball begins PL play with 1-1 start

Volleyball begins PL play with 1-1 start

Emily Doyle, Contributing Writer

October 4, 2019

The Bison volleyball team kicked off Patriot League play this past weekend against the Lehigh Mountain Hawks and the Lafayette Leopards. The Bison hosted the two games on Saturday, Sept. 28 and Sunday, Sept. 29. The Bison began the weekend with a hard-fought, four-set match against Lehigh. Even though...

Bison football fails to keeps pace with Princeton

Bison football fails to keeps pace with Princeton

Kaelyn Long, Senior Writer

October 4, 2019

The Bison football team continued its tough non-conference schedule against the defending Ivy League champions, the Princeton Tigers. The Bison suffered a 56-23 loss against the Tigers on Sept. 28 at Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium. Quarterback Logan Bitikofer ’21 set a new career-high of 268 yards...

Bison field hockey splits weekend road games

Holly Burns, Contributing Writer

October 4, 2019

The Bison field hockey team split their games in Maryland this past weekend. On Sept. 28, the Bison fell to Patriot League opponent American University, 3-1. However, the Orange and Blue rebounded to secure a 3-0 victory against Towson on Sept. 29. Emily Doyle ’22 scored the Orange and Blue’s...

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