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In recent years, the track and field and softball programs at Ithaca College have developed partnerships with Cornell University athletics. During the 2023–2024 academic year, both the track and field team and the softball team competed against Cornell.

Athletic programs forge relationships across the hill with Cornell University

By Augustine Daudu, Staff Writer April 24, 2024
Ithaca College and Cornell University are not only united by location but also through sports. Over the decades, the track and field and softball programs of both Ithaca and Cornell have formed interdependent relationships that benefit both schools through facility usage and inter-division competition. 
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.
Sophomore catcher Haley Petrucci steps up to bat for the Ithaca College softball team. Petrucci needs four more home runs to tie the all-time season home record at Ithaca College that was set by Laura Remia ’01 during the 1999 Division III softball season.

Sophomore slugger swings toward Bombers’ single season home run crown

By Khari Bolden, Staff Writer April 17, 2024
When first baseman Laura Remia ’01 smacked 10 home runs in her inaugural college season, she etched her name into the Ithaca College softball record books with one of the best power-hitting seasons the school had ever seen.
Junior first baseman Cynthia Ehrenfeld gets ready for a ball, while the Big Reds baserunner decides whether or not to run to second base. The Bombers would lose 9–3 against Division I Cornell University on April 16.

Bombers face tough 9–3 loss against Big Red

By Flynn Hynes, Assistant Sports Editor April 16, 2024
The Ithaca College softball team fought, but came up short 9–3 against the Division I Cornell University Big Red April 16 at Niemand-Robison Softball Field.
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.
The Ithaca College softball team surround junior pitcher Anna Cornell after another great pitching performance in the Bombers 8–0 victory against the Alfred University Saxons on April 9.

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.
The Ithaca College baseball and softball teams take long road trips each season. Neither team will return to its home field until baseball returns March 22 and softball returns March 23.

Long journey from home: Baseball and softball start first few weeks on the road

By Noa Ran-Ressler, Investigative Editor March 6, 2024
Members of Ithaca College’s softball and baseball teams will have to wait a few weeks into the season to enjoy home-field advantage, but that will not stop players from making the most of the start of the season. 
From left, senior infielder Allison DellOrto and sophomore pitcher Anna Cornell of the Ithaca College softball team are looking to reclaim their Liberty League title this season.

Softball team swings for the fences under new head coach

By Tobiah Zboray March 1, 2023
After a season in which the Ithaca College softball team fell short in the Liberty League tournament, the team is looking to bring the Bombers their first conference championship since 2019. 
Junior Kailey Collins takes a swing during the Ithaca College softball teams doubleheader against Skidmore College on April 23 at Kostrinksy Field.

Softball team sweeps doubleheader against Skidmore College

By Dustin Terry, Staff Writer April 26, 2022
The Ithaca College softball team celebrated senior day by completing a two-game sweep over Skidmore College at Kostrinsky field on April 23. 
From left, junior midfielder Brianna Lennon, senior Julia OSullivan and sophomore attacker Maizy Veitch compete in their respective sports. The Ithaca College field hockey, gymnastics and womens lacrosse teams were among the 10 programs that received funding from this donation.

IC alumna donates over $600,000 to women’s sports

By Tommy Mumau, Sports Editor April 18, 2022
All Ithaca College women’s athletics programs are now endowed, after an anonymous alum donated over $600,000 to 10 women’s teams.
Senior infielder Julia Loffredo had two hits and a run batted in for the Bombers in the two-game series against Alfred University on April 12.

Softball team splits series against Alfred University

By Dustin Terry, Staff Writer April 17, 2022
The Ithaca College softball team split a two-game series against the Alfred University Saxons in a doubleheader at Kostrinsky Field on April 12.
Junior outfielder Kailey Collins hit the game-tying double and started a double play to end the first game against SUNY Oneonta on April 5. The Bombers won the first game 7–6 and the second game 2–1 to improve to 9–7 on the season. Photo taken March 24, 2021.

Softball sweeps doubleheader against SUNY Oneonta in home opener

By Dustin Terry, Staff Writer April 5, 2022
The Ithaca College softball team played its home season opener against SUNY Oneonta in a doubleheader at Kostrinsky Field Tuesday afternoon.
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