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Bombers senior midfielder Caroline Wise fights for the ball in a draw with Hornets senior midfielder Ainsley Buckner. Wise would finish the game with nine draw controls, contributing to the Bombers 18–6 victory.

Bombers advance to third round of NCAA tournament with dominant win over the Hornets

By Jonathan Falco, Staff Writer May 15, 2024
The No. 8 ranked Ithaca College women’s lacrosse team took care of business at home against No. 23 ranked Shenandoah University Hornets 18–6 on May 12 to advance to the third round of the NCAA tournament. 
From left, senior midfielder Molly Davis attempts to slow down driving sophomore attacker Lily Cody. The Bombers captured their first Liberty League championship in the 11–10 victory.

Bombers capture first Liberty League title in overtime thriller

By Alliey Magistro, Staff Writer May 5, 2024
Despite the rain, it was a phenomenal day at Higgins Stadium as the Ithaca College women’s lacrosse team successfully completed its revenge tour and won its first Liberty League Championship against No. 7 William Smith in an 11–10 overtime win. 
Junior midfielder Juliana Esposito looks to pass the ball as multiple Engineer defenders surround her on May 3. The Bombers would go on to win 14–7 to advance to the Liberty League Championship.

Bombers advance to Liberty League Championship after dominating the Engineers

By Alliey Magistro, Staff Writer May 5, 2024
The Ithaca College women’s lacrosse team played in the Liberty League Semifinals against Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on May 3 and are moving to the finals after handily defeating the Engineers 14–7.
Senior left fielder Louis Fabbo follows through with his swing. In the first game, Fabbo reached 221 career hits, securing the top spot in Bombers baseball history for most hits in a career.

Curtis’s walkoff sends Bombers to next round of playoffs

By Jacob Infald, Staff Writer May 5, 2024
The Ithaca College baseball team took on the Vassar College Brewers in the first two games of the Liberty League Crossover Series on May 3. However, with the Bombers’ bats catching fire, there will be no need for a third game, as the South Hill squad won the first game 11–1 and the second game 9–5 with the help of some late-game heroics.
The Ithaca College mens lacrosse team celebrates a goal against the SUNY Cortland Red Dragons on April 18. On April 27, the Bombers beat the Skidmore College Thoroughbreds 15–10 to end their season with an 8–8 record.

Bombers send seniors off on a high note

By Jonathan Falco, Staff Writer April 28, 2024
The Ithaca College lacrosse team sent its seniors off on a high note, defeating Liberty League rival, the Skidmore College Thoroughbreds 15–10 April 27. The Bombers got their first and only conference win of the season. 
Junior infielder Riley Brawdy eyes an incoming pitch during a doubleheader victory against the Clarkson University Golden Knights on March 26.

Bombers put on dominant showcase on Senior Day

By Billy Wood, Sports Editor April 27, 2024
On a cold and rainy Senior Day, the Ithaca College baseball team had nothing to sulk around about, as the team lit up the Hobart College Statesmen by scores of 8–4 and 9–0 on April 27. With those wins, the team clinched the no. 1 seed in the Liberty League and home field advantage for the Liberty League Crossover Series on May 4.
First-year student second baseman Elise Waddington follows through with her swing against the SUNY Cortland Red Dragons on April 23. Waddington contributed two RBIs in the second game.

Bombers narrowly defeat Red Dragons in back-to-back one-run doubleheaders

By Khari Bolden, Staff Writer April 24, 2024
The two games played at Kostrinsky Field on April 23 could not have been any more different. However, both ended with the same result as the Ithaca College softball team earned two one-run victories against the SUNY Cortland Red Dragons by scores of 1–0 and 9–8, with the latter contest going to nine innings.
Center fielder Collin Feeney eyes home plate and sprints in an effort to cross the plate against the University of Rochester on April 21.

Bombers finish off Yellowjackets behind sound pitching

By Jacob Infald, Staff Writer April 21, 2024
The Ithaca College baseball team hosted its Liberty League rival, the University of Rochester Yellowjackets at Valesente Diamond at Freeman Field on a chilly afternoon, April 21. After splitting a double header in Rochester on April 20, the Bombers came out victorious in a 5–1 contest to secure a series victory.
Senior midfielder Caroline Wise chases towards a ground ball as Raptors graduate student defender Paige Gregg follows closely April 20 against the Bard College Raptors.

Bombers demolish the Raptors on senior day

By Ailley Magistro, Staff Writer April 21, 2024
There was celebration in Higgins Stadium as the Ithaca College women’s lacrosse team took  down the Bard College Raptors 19–1 to secure the Liberty League regular season championship on a sweet Senior Day April 20. This marks a crucial step in the Bombers’ chase for a Liberty League title.
Senior goalkeeper Lexi Held prepares for a shot that is coming at her. The Bombers extended their win streak to 10 games with an 18–3 victory over the Vassar College Brewers on April 19.

Bombers extend win streak to 10 games with 18-3 victory against Brewers

By Alliey Magistro, Staff Writer April 20, 2024
The No. 13 Ithaca College women’s lacrosse team has done it yet again. The Bombers rained dominant over the Vassar College Brewers in a Liberty League matchup April 19 with a score of 18–3.
Senior attacker John Sramac battles through St. John Fisher defenders on Feb. 25. The Bombers defeated the Red Dragons 12–11 after a back and forth battle.

Bombers emerge victorious after bitter battle with Red Dragons

By Jonathan Falco, Staff Writer April 18, 2024
The Ithaca College lacrosse team was able to do something the football team could not this academic year – defeat the SUNY Cortland Red Dragons. The Bombers were able to leave Higgins Stadium victorious, 12–11, clinging to victory as the two teams battled down to the wire. 
Junior righty pitcher Dan Allard steps up on the mound in the Bombers 11–6 loss against the SUNY Oswego State Lakers. The Bombers went through six different pitchers in nine innings.

Lakers’ strong first inning drives them past the Bombers

By Jacob Infald, Staff Writer April 17, 2024
On the afternoon of April 16, the Ithaca College baseball team took on the SUNY Oswego State Lakers in an out-of-conference matchup at Valesente Diamond at Freeman Field. The Lakers controlled the game from the first pitch and defeated the Bombers 11-6.
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