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Senior Jacob Wachs prepares to hit the ball back to his opponent. The 2024 Ithaca College mens tennis season is under way with promising first-year students and new coaching staff.

Men’s tennis has big hopes this season with new faces

By Ben Hanan, Contributing Writer February 29, 2024
The Ithaca College men’s tennis team is gearing up for another spring after coming off a rough  2023 season where the Bombers maintained a 1–7 conference record and a 6–10 regular  record. Thankfully, a new face is trying to right the ship.
From left, junior captain Eliana Chelnick, senior captain Isabelle Bennett and new head coach Tom Rishcoff will look to lead the Bombers back to prominence after a 2023 season that saw the team finish with an 8–10 record.

Women’s tennis returns to the court with young squad

By Flynn Hynes, Assistant Sports Editor February 29, 2024
As the new season approaches, the Ithaca College women's tennis team prepares to embark on another year of competition with a revamped squad. 
From left, senior Emma Anderson and sophomore Samantha Gallagher will look to perform this season, as head coach Becky Robinson has her eyes set on the NCAA Division III Championship.

Women’s rowing looks to go on another championship ride

By Tess Ferguson, Staff Writer February 28, 2024
The Ithaca College women’s rowing team competed at the Head of the Charles Regatta on October 23, 2023, one of the most prestigious rowing events in the nation that attracts athletes of all ages and skill levels. 
Sophomore guard Zoraida Icabalceta locks up the Tigers sophomore guard Ansley Orwell on defense. The Bombers took the win 79–58, and will advance to the Liberty League semifinals against the Skidmore College Thoroughbreds.

Women’s basketball bounces back by defeating the Tigers to advance to the Liberty League semi-finals

By Jess Moskowitz, Staff Writer February 21, 2024
The Ithaca College women's basketball team were victorious in the Liberty League quarterfinals contest, defeating the Rochester Institute of Technology Tigers by a score of 78–59 on Feb. 20.
Graduate student guard Camryn Coffey prepares to step up on defense in the Bombers senior day loss to Vassar College on Feb. 17.

Women’s basketball drops regular season finale to Brewers

By Rory Mastine, Staff Writer February 18, 2024
The Ithaca College women’s basketball team was defeated 66–59 by the Vassar College Brewers on Feb.17 in their final regular season game, snapping a five-game winning streak. 
Raptors sophomore guard Shirley Dong dribbles the ball up the court while junior guard Isabella Mittelman steps up on defense in the Bombers dominant victory on Feb. 16.

Women’s basketball throttles Raptors in dominant victory

By Rory Mastine, Staff Writer February 16, 2024
The Ithaca College women’s basketball team opened up its final weekend of the regular season by defeating the Bard College Raptors 91–36 on Feb. 16, improving to a 20–4 record for the season. 
The Ithaca College womens basketball team has had 13 or more steals in five of their last seven games and in that time have compiled a 6-1 record behind fast and gritty defense.

Defense defines driven women’s basketball squad

By Alliey Magistro, Staff Writer January 25, 2024
The Ithaca College women’s basketball team is now holding a record of 13–3 and have been dominating Liberty League play. Through that run, the Bombers’ staunch defensive effort has been on full display. 
Bombers junior guard Aidan Holmes looks forward as he absorbs contact from Thoroughbreds junior guard Jake Walsh and heads toward sophomore forward Joey Skoric.

Men’s basketball bounces back with victory over Thoroughbreds

By Flynn Hynes, Assistant Sports Editor January 21, 2024
The Ithaca College men's basketball team faced the Skidmore College Thoroughbreds on Jan. 20 at Ben Light Gymnasium. The Bombers were able to win 74–60 and the deciding factor was the 3-point shooting. The Bombers were able to shoot 49 3-point shots while converting on 16 of them. On the other hand, the Thoroughbreds went 7–22 from behind the 3-point line.
Bombers graduate student guard June Dickson fights by a defender and drives left into the lane during the Bombers 66–59 loss Jan. 20.

Women’s basketball fails to keep up against Thoroughbreds

By Rory Mastine, Staff Writer January 21, 2024
The Ithaca College women’s basketball team dropped a close game to the Skidmore College Thoroughbreds on Jan. 20, losing by a final score of 66–59 and bringing a nine game winning streak to an end.
Bombers sophomore guard Cole Wissink picks up graduate student forward Jonny Angbazo as he begins to make his way up the court in the Bombers 82–66 defeat Jan. 19.

Men’s basketball fails to hang on against Engineers

By Flynn Hynes, Assistant Sports Editor January 20, 2024
The Ithaca College men's basketball team faced the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Engineers on Jan. 19 at Ben Light Gymnasium. Although the first 25 minutes of the game were back and forth, the Engineers couldn't seem to be stopped for the last 15 minutes of the game, outscoring the Bombers 42–26 and defeating them 82–66.
From left, senior guard Hannah Polce and junior Annabella Yorio will look to avenge the teams Liberty League championship loss last season with new faces coming in to help aid in that mission.

Women’s basketball looks for vengeance in conference competition

By Alliey Magistro, Staff Writer November 9, 2023
After its loss in the Liberty League Championship last season against Skidmore College, the Ithaca College women’s basketball team is coming back to try and redeem its title shortcomings. After only losing by two points in that Liberty League title game, the team plans on not letting that happen again. 
From left, junior middle blocker Anaya Prince and junior outside hitter Faith Sabatier leap for the ball in the Bombers 3–1 win on Senior Day.

Volleyball earns dominant win over Skidmore on Senior Day

By Alliey Magistro, Staff Writer October 7, 2023
The stands were packed with Bombers’ fans on Oct. 7, cheering on the Ithaca College volleyball team in its senior day matchup against Skidmore College. It was an intense game, but the Bombers were victorious, winning three out of the four sets. 
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