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Bombers senior midfielder Caroline Wise fights for the ball in a draw with Hornets senior midfielder Ainsley Buckner. Wise would finish the game with nine draw controls, contributing to the Bombers 18–6 victory.

Bombers advance to third round of NCAA tournament with dominant win over the Hornets

By Jonathan Falco, Staff Writer May 15, 2024
The No. 8 ranked Ithaca College women’s lacrosse team took care of business at home against No. 23 ranked Shenandoah University Hornets 18–6 on May 12 to advance to the third round of the NCAA tournament. 
From left, senior midfielder Molly Davis attempts to slow down driving sophomore attacker Lily Cody. The Bombers captured their first Liberty League championship in the 11–10 victory.

Bombers capture first Liberty League title in overtime thriller

By Alliey Magistro, Staff Writer May 5, 2024
Despite the rain, it was a phenomenal day at Higgins Stadium as the Ithaca College women’s lacrosse team successfully completed its revenge tour and won its first Liberty League Championship against No. 7 William Smith in an 11–10 overtime win. 
Senior midfielder Caroline Wise chases towards a ground ball as Raptors graduate student defender Paige Gregg follows closely April 20 against the Bard College Raptors.

Bombers demolish the Raptors on senior day

By Ailley Magistro, Staff Writer April 21, 2024
There was celebration in Higgins Stadium as the Ithaca College women’s lacrosse team took  down the Bard College Raptors 19–1 to secure the Liberty League regular season championship on a sweet Senior Day April 20. This marks a crucial step in the Bombers’ chase for a Liberty League title.
Senior goalkeeper Lexi Held prepares for a shot that is coming at her. The Bombers extended their win streak to 10 games with an 18–3 victory over the Vassar College Brewers on April 19.

Bombers extend win streak to 10 games with 18-3 victory against Brewers

By Alliey Magistro, Staff Writer April 20, 2024
The No. 13 Ithaca College women’s lacrosse team has done it yet again. The Bombers rained dominant over the Vassar College Brewers in a Liberty League matchup April 19 with a score of 18–3.

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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.
Senior attack Maizy Veitch circles back towards the front of the goal as three Dutchwomen attempt to hold of her offensive attack in Dutchwomen territory.

Bombers down Dutchwomen in Liberty League showdown

By Alliey Magistro, Staff Writer March 31, 2024
Higgins Stadium was packed for a Liberty League matchup between Ithaca College women’s lacrosse and Union College on March 30. Luckily, the Bombers avenged a loss from last season and dominated the game to achieve an 11–9 victory. 
From left, senior defender Maggie Mandel and senior goalkeeper Lexi Held are aiming to get a spot in the NCAA tournament and are preparing for a rematch in the Liberty League Championships.

Women’s lacrosse search for redemption with a veteran squad

By Alliey Magistro, Staff Writer February 29, 2024
The Ithaca College women’s lacrosse team has been vigorously preparing for their upcoming season and are ready to take another swing at the No. 3 William Smith College Herons, the defending Liberty League Champions that knocked them off a year ago.
Senior midfielder Caroline Wise runs after the ball while being chased by a Royals player. The Bombers ran away with a 13–9 victory after trailing in the first half.

Women’s lacrosse starts season strong with win over Royals

By Alliey Magistro, Staff Writer February 25, 2024
The Ithaca College women’s lacrosse team returned to Higgins Stadium Feb. 25 for the first game of their 2024 season. After a fierce competition against the University of Scranton Royals, the Bombers took home their first win after defeating the Royals 13–9 to give them a 1–0 start on the season. 
From left, sophomore defender Lauren Russell, senior goalkeeper Lexi Held, senior attacker Chloe Nordyke and head coach Karrie Moore pack donated non-perishables into the bed of a truck.

Trick or treating for the community: Women’s lacrosse gives back

By Billy Wood, Assistant Sports Editor November 2, 2023
The Ithaca College women’s lacrosse team set out into the night this Halloween, collecting canned food for a local community center and bringing their caring attitudes along the way. 
From left, Brewers senior midfielder Trina Chou defends against the Bombers first-year student attacker Leigh Naturale as she fights for the ball with Brewers first-year student midfielder Tess Billings.

Women’s lacrosse downs Vassar in conference semifinals

By Aidan Charde, Sports Editor May 8, 2023
The Ithaca College women’s lacrosse team won a high-scoring affair against the Vassar College Brewers on May 5 21–13, advancing to the Liberty League Championship game.
From left, Wise dodges past Clarkson University first-year student midfielder/defender Ireland Morgia in the Bombers’ 15–10 victory over the Golden Knights on March 25.

Controlling the leaderboards: Junior shatters program record for draw controls

By Chris Sohl, Contributing Writer March 29, 2023
The previous record was held by Reid Simoncini ’19, who amassed an impressive 230 draw controls over 76 games. However, in only 28 games, Wise has notched an unbelievable 292 draw controls.
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