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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. 
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 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. 
Senior attackman John Sramac attempts to dodge around an Engineer defender in the Bombers 10–9 loss on March 30. Sramac had two late game goals in the matchup and cut the deficit to one goal with 5:44 remaining.

Bombers’ second half surge not enough to overcome No. 2 Engineers

By Jonathan Falco, Contributing Writer March 30, 2024
The Ithaca College men’s lacrosse team’s second half comeback bid fell short to the undefeated and No. 2 ranked Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Engineers, who came up 10–9 against the Bombers on March 30.
From left, senior attackman Charlie Niebuhr and senior midfielder Kyle Savery. Going into their senior year, the two are emphasizing leadership and are welcoming in new head coach Tommy Pearce.

New faces add extra man advantage to men’s lacrosse

By Jacob Infald, Staff Writer February 29, 2024
With the 2024 season on the horizon, the Ithaca men’s lacrosse team has been preparing to enter a new era. After over 30 years at the helm, former head coach Jeff Long stepped down on June 1, 2023, and was replaced by Tommy Pearce.
Junior attackman Jack Pastore carries the ball in his stick with several defenders trailing behind. The Bombers secured a 12–10 victory in the late stages of the game against the St. John Fisher University Cardinals.

Bombers open up season with victory over Cardinals

By Rory Mastine, Staff Writer February 25, 2024
The Tommy Pearce era has officially arrived in South Hill, with the new head coach of the Ithaca Bombers men’s lacrosse team opening up the season with a 12–10 victory over the St. John Fisher Cardinals on Feb. 25. 
Senior goalkeeper Ryan LaForty drops for a save during the Ithaca College mens lacrosse teams 10–9 overtime loss against Union College on April 22, 2023. LaForty tallied a season-high 19 saves during the game.

Men’s lacrosse falls short against Union on Senior Day

By Alliey Magistro, Staff Writer April 24, 2023
The stands at Higgins Stadium were packed and wild April 22 to see the Ithaca College men’s lacrosse team battle one of its toughest opponents, No. 14 Union College, on Senior Day.
From left, sophomore Golden Knight midfielder Logan Wilkinson falls over after sophomore Bomber midfielder Jared Sedlock makes a move as junior Bomber defenseman Hunter Wallace blocks.

Men’s lacrosse secures comeback win against the Golden Knights

By Alliey Magistro, Staff Writer March 26, 2023
On March 25, the Ithaca College men’s lacrosse team took on the Clarkson University Golden Knights in a ruthless battle for the win.
The Ithaca College mens lacrosse team suffered its second defeat of the year, snapping a seven-game win streak, after falling to St. Lawrence University 14–10 April 2.

Men’s lacrosse’s seven-game win streak comes to an end

By Liam Shields, Staff Writer April 3, 2022
The Ithaca College men’s lacrosse team’s seven-game win streak came to an end with a 14–10 loss to the St. Lawrence University Saints on April 2 at Higgins Stadium.
Jeff Long, head coach of the mens lacrosse team and former assistant coach for the womens soccer team, announced his retirement June 1 after serving the program for 36 seasons.

Men’s lacrosse coach reaches 350 career wins at IC

By Liam Shields, Contributing Writer March 30, 2022
Jeff Long, Ithaca College men’s lacrosse head coach, reached his 350th career win with a 18–10 victory over Birmingham-Southern College on March 15.
The Ithaca College mens and womens tennis teams were among five programs that traveled south to compete during the colleges spring break, March 12 and 20.

Ithaca College teams travel to compete during spring break

By Dustin Terry, Staff Writer March 23, 2022
The Ithaca College tennis programs were in the midst of their annual spring break trip when the 2020 season was canceled, ending the trip before the Bombers competed in their final match of the week.
From left, senior defenseman Demetri Lowry and sophomore attacker John Sramac of the Ithaca College mens lacrosse team. The team will have a tough slate of conference opponents this season, including reigning Division III champion Rochester Institute of Technology.

Men’s lacrosse team hoping to make a splash in tough conference

By Connor Glunt, Staff Writer March 3, 2022
In a stacked Liberty League conference, the Ithaca College men’s lacrosse team is looking to establish itself as a top team in the league.
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