After a tough road loss Dec. 2 to Connecticut College, the Ithaca College women’s basketball team travelled to Poughkeepsie, New York, to take on the Vassar College Brewers. The Bombers, who won the game 73–52, improved their record to 5–1 after a crushing 21-point victory over the Brewers. The win is foreshadowing good things to come as the team remains undefeated against Liberty League opponents who will be conference foes next year.
Leading the way for the Bombers was senior forward Erin Ferguson, who tallied 13 points and six rebounds in 24 minutes of action. Ferguson had a team high five assists and three steals. Junior guard Julie Yacovoni also had a team high of 14 points and was perfect from the free throw line, going 4–4. The Bombers shot 45.5 percent from the floor and 25 percent from beyond the arc.
Senior guard Ali Ricchiuti added 12 points along with three assists and four steals. Junior guard Erin Woop was also in double digits, with 11 points while sinking five of six field goals. The team overall was 8–9 from the free throw line. Junior guard Jordan Beers and sophomore guard Meghan Pickell added nine and eight points, respectively.
The Bombers out-rebounded Vassar 42–34. A strong Bomber defense was present, as they won the turnover margin by five and kept Vassar to a 9.1 percent three-pointer percentage along with a 35.3 percent field goal percentage. The Blue and Gold outscored Vassar 36–18 in the first half and 37–34 in the second half. Vassar falls to 3–4 on the season.
The Bombers next game will be against Wells College at 6 p.m. Dec. 6 in Ben Light Gymnasium.