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Volleyball falls to Holy Cross and Colgate

Alexa Girasole and Brittany Willwerth, Senior Writer and Sports Co-Editor

October 5, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Volleyball

The Bison women’s volleyball team took to the road to face Holy Cross and Colgate in two conference matches this past weekend. After suffering two straight 0-3 losses, the Bison now stand 5-9 overall and 0-3 in the Patriot League. The Bison played Holy Cross on Sept. 28. Sophie Bullard ’20...

New Athletic Director Jermaine Truax excited to build on an already strong program

New Athletic Director Jermaine Truax excited to build on an already strong program

Patrick Dempsey and Brittany Willwerth, Sports Co-Editors

September 27, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Top Stories

When the members of the University search committee named Jermaine Truax the school’s new Director of Athletics and Recreation this past April, the community immediately realized it was about to gain a true leader with diverse administrative experiences. Truax officially joined the University community...

Women’s soccer earns first Patriot League win

Megan Keeney, Contributing Writer

September 27, 2018


Filed under Soccer, SPORTS

The Bison women’s soccer team earned its first Patriot League win of the season on Sept. 22, defeating American by a score of 2-1. The Bison experienced pressure from the start, as the Eagles struck 1:50 minutes into the game. After falling behind, the Bison quickly answered when Kate Henesey...

Pavick’s goal lifts men’s soccer to 1-0 win over Lafayette

Pavick’s goal lifts men’s soccer to 1-0 win over Lafayette

Stephen Olick-Sutphen, Contributing Writer

September 27, 2018


Filed under Men, Soccer, SPORTS

The Bison men’s soccer team secured a 1-0 win over Lafayette in their Patriot League opener on Sept. 22. In his first collegiate start, Michael Pavick ’22 scored his first career goal in the 10th minute to give the Bison a 1-0-0 start in conference play. From the sound of the first whistle, the...

Athlete of the Week: Ali Russo ‘20, Women’s Soccer

Athlete of the Week: Ali Russo ‘20, Women’s Soccer

Leah Fogelsanger, Contributing Writer

September 27, 2018


Filed under Bison Athlete of the Week, SPORTS

Ali Russo ’20 is not often a name associated with the game-winning goal, yet her name is one that gets spoken frequently on the sidelines and in the stands as she makes defensive saves that keep the Bison women’s soccer team in the game. Russo has helped lead the Bison in winning back-to-back...

Tiger Woods’ recent victory hints at impending comeback

Tiger Woods’ recent victory hints at impending comeback

Bri Pomonis, Senior Writer

September 27, 2018


Filed under Beyond the Bison, SPORTS

The story of Tiger Woods mirrors those of several other big athletes, riddled with peaks and troughs in his personal life and playing career. However, Woods’ high public profile as one of the best golfers of all time has made his journey one of the most prominent ongoing stories in sports popular cultu...

Volleyball drops two in opening league weekend

Volleyball drops two in opening league weekend

Kaelyn Long, Staff Writer

September 27, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Volleyball

The Bison women’s volleyball team went 0-2 in its first home weekend of Patriot League play. With Davis Gym packed with Bison fans, the Orange and Blue competed against Navy and American, teams ranked third and first, respectively, in the Patriot League Preseason Poll. After two losses, the Bison’s...

Field hockey splits weekend games

Anna Carroll, Contributing Writer

September 27, 2018


Filed under Field Hockey, SPORTS

The Bison field hockey team took on Lehigh and Monmouth this past weekend. Their 5-1 win against Lehigh on Sept. 22 improved their record to 2-0 in the Patriot League, while a close loss to Monmouth the following day brought their overall record to 5-4. In the matchup against Lehigh, the Bison added...

Football suffers setback at Villanova, looks ahead to Patriot League play

Justin Schaumburger, Contributing Writer

September 27, 2018


Filed under Football, SPORTS

The Bison football team suffered a 49-7 loss on Sept. 22 against No. 14 Villanova. The Wildcats came out strong, opening the game by scoring four unanswered touchdowns. The Bison were unable to recover and failed to put points on the board until the 7:56 minute mark in the second quarter, when...

Cross country paces tough competition at Coast-to-Coast battle

Dani Kaufman, Staff Writer

September 27, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, Cross Country, SPORTS

Both the Bison men’s and women’s cross country teams traveled to Franklin Park in Jamaica Plain, Mass., on Sept. 21 to compete at the Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown, hosted by Boston College. In a field composed of numerous nationally ranked college teams, both teams struggled to make an impact...

Behind the scenes of the Athletics Department

Behind the scenes of the Athletics Department

Brittany Willwerth, Sports Co-Editor

September 20, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Top Stories

Among every athletic department is a dedicated group of individuals that diligently works to provide resources, care, and assistance for its athletes. Here at the University, this team of people goes unnoticed at times, seamlessly creating an environment that prompts success both on and off the field. For...

Men’s water polo goes perfect 4-0 in Bucknell Invitational

Men’s water polo goes perfect 4-0 in Bucknell Invitational

Justin Schaumberger, Contributing Writer

September 20, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Water Polo

The Bison men’s water polo team completed a perfect sweep of its contests in the Bison Invitational held on Sept. 15-16. Picking up two wins each day, the Bison overcame La Salle, Washington & Jefferson, Fordham, and Salem, improving to an 8-1 record for the season. In the first match, the...

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