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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. 
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.
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.
Senior Nicholas Luiz gears back as he gets ready to hit the ball. Luiz won both his doubles and singles match against the Red Dragons.

Men’s tennis makes easy work of Red Dragons

By Billy Wood, Sports Editor April 10, 2024
The Ithaca College men’s tennis team dominated and defeated the Oneonta College Red Dragons on April 8 at the Wheeler Tennis Courts.
Junior defense Kaitlyn Russell rushes past a pursuing Herons senior attack Emily Griffin on April 10. This was the first win for the Bombers against the Herons since 2021.

Bombers throttle No. 2 Herons in revenge game with statement victory

By Alliey Magistro, Staff Writer April 10, 2024
It was definitely a great day to be a Bomber as the No. 18 ranked Ithaca College women’s lacrosse team absolutely crushed the current No. 2 ranked team in the country, the William Smith College Herons, in a decisive 16–3 victory.
The Ithaca College womens rowing team competes at the Cayuga Inlet on April 6. The team won every competition it competed in that day.

Rowing dominates Liberty League foes on Senior Day

By Billy Wood, Sports Editor April 9, 2024
The Ithaca College women’s and men’s rowing teams dominated in Liberty League action during races against the Rochester Institute of Technology Tigers and the University of Rochester Yellowjackets on Senior Day April 6 at the Cayuga Inlet.
Sophomore pitcher/outfield Conor Burns pitches against St. John Fisher on April 1. Burns and first-year pitcher Jack Picozzi committed to Ithaca College primarily as hitters but have made their difference early through their skills on the mound.

Two-way underclassmen contribute to Bombers dominance on the mound

By Jacob Infald, Staff Writer April 4, 2024
This season the Ithaca College baseball team has been left to fill the mound after losing three of their top four most used starting pitchers last season.
The Ithaca College softball team break a huddle along the baseline during the teams doubleheader victories on March 26. Junior Anna Cornell pitched a no-hitter in game one.

Softball stonewalls Golden Flyers in dominant doubleheader victories

By Khari Bolden, Contributing Writer March 27, 2024
Kostrinsky Field saw a historic doubleheader on March 26 as the Ithaca College softball team mercy-ruled the Nazareth University Golden Flyers twice, winning by scores of 8–0 and 12–0 in five innings.
Sophomore 133 pound Isaias Torres qualified for All-American status at the NCCA Division III Wrestling Championships at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse on March 15. The Bombers sent five wrestlers to the competition.

Wrestling caps off season with endings and new beginnings at nationals

By Jacob Infald, Staff Writer March 21, 2024
The Ithaca College wrestling team sent five competitors to the NCAA Division lll wrestling championships at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse on March 15. The tournament capped off what was another successful season for the Bombers as they continued their tradition of excellence in the Division lll wrestling scene.
Head coach Johan Dulfer huddles and instructs the team during the Bomber Invitational on Aug. 31, 2018 in Ben Light Gymnasium.

Longtime volleyball coach announces retirement

By Billy Wood, Sports Editor March 19, 2024
Ithaca College Athletics announced March 18 that longtime volleyball head coach Johan Dulfer has decided to retire.
From front, sophomore beam/floor Corey Foster, junior beam/floor Caitlin Pellegrino and their bomber teammates lineup in anticipation of the beginning of the 2024 NCGA Regional Championships on March 9.

Gymnastics takes fourth place at NCGA Regional Championships

By Malik Clement, Managing Editor March 11, 2024
The Ithaca College gymnastics team finished fourth at the 2024 NCGA East Region Championships in Ben Light Gymnasium on March 9. SUNY Brockport took home the meet's crown, while SUNY Cortland and Rhode Island College took second and third.
Senior attackman Charlie Neibuhr, junior attackman Kyle Proctor and others throw their hands up at the referee in the Bombers 13–4 loss against the Nazareth University Golden Flyers.

Men’s lacrosse cannot see victory in foggy loss to Golden Flyers

By Rory Mastine, Staff Writer March 6, 2024
The Ithaca College men’s lacrosse team dropped its second home game of the season 13–4 on March 6 to Nazareth College at Higgins Stadium.
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