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Senior pole vaulter Brendan Sheehan has stood out in the 2023-2024 indoor mens track and field season. Sheehan qualified for the 2024 NCAA indoor championship even with a stress fracture to the hook of the hamate bone.
Breaking Boundaries: Senior pole vaulter competes in indoor season despite a broken hand
By Flynn Hynes, Assistant Sports Editor • April 15, 2024
As the Ithaca College men’s track and field team transitions into its outdoor season, there is one pole vaulter that stands out from the rest: senior Brendan Sheehan.
The Bombers embrace after scoring one of 10 goals against the Rochester Institute of Technology Tigers on April 10. The Bombers would fall 16–10.
Bombers outmatched by Saints 15–4
By Jonathan Falco, Staff Writer • April 14, 2024
The Ithaca College men’s lacrosse team could not pick up any momentum against one of the best defenses in the Liberty League, falling well short to the No. 4 St. Lawrence University Saints 15–4 on April 13, putting them in the bottom of the Liberty League standings. 
Bombers sophomore attacker Lily Cody attempts to blitz past Engineers graduate student midfielder Megan Shay as junior midfielder Ella Graff trails Cody.
Bombers continue Liberty League supremacy in win over Engineers
By Alliey Magistro, Staff Writer • April 13, 2024
The Ithaca College women’s lacrosse team took home yet another key Liberty League win on April 13 against the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Engineers. The Bombers swept up the Engineers in a 20–5 win during one of the rainiest games they may have had yet this season.
Sophomore catcher Haley Petrucci zones in at the plate and waits for the pitch against the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Engineers on April 12.
Bombers push undefeated Engineers to extras but fall in doubleheader
By Khari Bolden, Staff Writer • April 13, 2024
Konstrinsky Field hosted what may have been The Ithaca College softball team’s biggest challenge of the season to date came on April 12, as the Bombers were swept in a doubleheader by the No. 18 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Engineers by scores of 4–2 in 10 innings and 7–5 in nine. Despite the sweep, the pitching efforts of junior pitcher Anna Cornell were enough to make history on the Bombers’ ground.
First-year student Taylor Brunn winds up in a game against Alfred University on April 9. Brunn, first-year pitcher Mady Rowell and senior pitcher Ainsley Rogers had not pitched in a collegiate game prior to this season but have played key roles in 2024.
Collegiate inexperience does not phase Bombers' tightly connected pitching staff
By Billy Wood, Sports Editor • April 13, 2024
In 2023, the Ithaca College softball team played three pitchers throughout its season, all of which had pitched at least six innings the previous year. In 2024, the team has thrown four different pitchers onto the mound, three of which had never thrown a gametime collegiate pitch in their life.
Junior attack/midfield Sekou Ibrahima battles to get by Tigers senior midfield Caiden Perry on April 10. The Bombers fell to 6–6 after the loss.
Bombers' late surge falls short against No. 3 Tigers
By Jonathan Falco, Contributing Writer • April 11, 2024
The Bombers fourth-quarter comeback bid came to no avail as the No. 3 Rochester Institute of Technology Tigers held on to defeat the Ithaca College men’s lacrosse team 16–10 on April 10. 
Junior Taylor Crain celebrates after winning a point against Clinard and Kronenberg in the Bombers 5–4 victory against the Rochester Institute of Technology Tigers on April 10.
Bombers hang on towards the end with victory against the Tigers
By Flynn Hynes, Assistant Sports Editor • April 11, 2024
After a dominant 9–0 victory against the SUNY Oneonta Red Dragons on April 8, the Ithaca College women’s tennis team returned to the court defeating the Rochester Institute of Technology Tigers 5–4 at the Glazer Arena in the Athletics and Events Center on April 10.
The Ithaca College softball team surround junior pitcher Anna Cornell after another great pitching performance in the Bombers 8–0 victory against the Saxons. Cornell leads the Liberty League in strike outs with 92 total.
Bombers soar in game one, but suffer crushing defeat in second against the Saxons
By Khari Bolden, Contributing Writer • April 10, 2024
It was a tale of two halves at Kostrinsky Field on April 9 as the Ithaca College softball team split its doubleheader with the Alfred University Saxons, winning the first game 8–0 but losing the second 11–0, both in six innings.
Senior pitcher Sean Kelly winds up and kicks his leg as he gets ready to fire a pitch to home plate on April 9. The Bombers held off a late rally and defeated the Continentals 12–11.
Baseball holds off late comeback and puts away Continentals
By Jacob Infald, Staff Writer • April 10, 2024
The afternoon of April 9 was the perfect day for baseball as the Ithaca College baseball team defeated out-of-conference foe Hamilton College 12–11 at Valesente Diamond at Freeman Field.
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