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Junior infielder Riley Brawdy eyes an incoming pitch during a doubleheader victory against the Clarkson University Golden Knights on March 26.

Bombers put on dominant showcase on Senior Day

By Billy Wood, Sports Editor April 27, 2024
On a cold and rainy Senior Day, the Ithaca College baseball team had nothing to sulk around about, as the team lit up the Hobart College Statesmen by scores of 8–4 and 9–0 on April 27. With those wins, the team clinched the no. 1 seed in the Liberty League and home field advantage for the Liberty League Crossover Series on May 4.
First-year student Taylor Brunn winds up in a game against Alfred University on April 9. Brunn, first-year pitcher Mady Rowell and senior pitcher Ainsley Rogers had not pitched in a collegiate game prior to this season but have played key roles in 2024.

Collegiate inexperience does not phase Bombers’ tightly connected pitching staff

By Billy Wood, Sports Editor April 13, 2024
In 2023, the Ithaca College softball team played three pitchers throughout its season, all of which had pitched at least six innings the previous year. In 2024, the team has thrown four different pitchers onto the mound, three of which had never thrown a gametime collegiate pitch in their life.
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.
From left, senior outfielder Hudson Hassler and sophomore catcher Haley Petrucci will look to get back in the Liberty League championship with a squad that only rosters three seniors.

Softball looks to ignite young core in championship push

By Billy Wood, Sports Editor February 29, 2024
The Ithaca College softball team is adjusting to having a younger team this season. In spite of this, its high-powered hitting and new age pitching staff will look to get back to the promised land to dethrone a modern day Goliath.
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.
From left, junior midfielder Meara Bury injects the ball during a penalty corner while junior midfielder Catherine Papa and junior strikers Juliana Valli and Emma Garver prepare to attack.

Field hockey slips past Scranton in overtime victory

By Tess Ferguson, Sports Editor September 29, 2023
The Ithaca College field hockey team came out victorious over the Scranton University Royals in a defensive battle Sept. 27 at Higgins Stadium.
First-year student catcher Haley Petrucci takes a swing in the Ithaca College softball teams doubleheader against Clarkson University.

Softball sweeps doubleheader against Clarkson

By Dean Gutic, Staff Writer April 29, 2023
The Ithaca College softball team won both games of its doubleheader against the Clarkson Golden Knights on April 27, walking off the first game 1–0 and winning the second 4–0 at Kostrinsky Field. 
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.
From left, sophomore first baseman Ryan Laubscher embraces sophomore second baseman Riley Brawdy after the Ithaca College baseball teams victorious home opener. Brawdy notched his third home run of the season to secure the Bombers win.

Baseball hits Scranton out of the park in home opener

By Billy Wood, Staff Writer March 25, 2023
The Ithaca College baseball team throttled the University of Scranton Royals 11–1 in its home opener March 22 at Freeman Field. 
From left, sophomore striker Natalie Descalo and junior striker Sarah Devito of the Bombers, and junior defender Ali Barrett of the Dutchwomen fight for a ball during the Ithaca College field hockey teams 3–0 victory over Union College Sept. 24.

Field hockey bounces back with win against Dutchwomen

By Tess Ferguson, Staff Writer September 25, 2022
The Ithaca College field hockey team was quick to bounce back after two consecutive losses with a 3–0 victory over the Dutchwomen of Union College.
The Ithaca College volleyball team defeated the University of Scranton on Sept. 21, continuing its strong start to the season.

Volleyball wins over Scranton after dropping first set

By Emma Kersting September 23, 2022
The Ithaca College volleyball team defeated the University of Scranton Royals 3–1 at Ben Light Gymnasium on Sept. 21.
Senior attacker Bailey Herr maneuvers around a block from junior attacker Kiera Carmody as she moves to make a goal on Feb. 26 at Higgins Stadium.

Women’s lacrosse prepares for postseason with strong start

March 4, 2020
Ithaca College women’s lacrosse team is playing against some of the best competition in Division III, months before the playoff season begins at the end of April.
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