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Football: Bombers win in home finale

By | Oct 30, 2010

For the football team’s seniors, Saturday’s game against Utica College carried a little extra weight. It was the last time they would suit up to play at Butterfield Stadium. “If there is one game you want to win at the beginning of every year it’s this one,” Head Coach Mike Welch said. The Bombers defense…


Bombers aim to stay perfect at home

By | Oct 28, 2010

Saturday’s game against Utica College will be a special one for the football team. For the seniors, it’s the last time they will suit up to play at Butterfield Stadium.


Football: Bombers remain undefeated at home

By | Oct 24, 2010

The Ithaca Football team improved to 5–2 on the season, defeating Springfield College 23–14 Saturday at Butterfield Stadium. Senior quarterback Rob Zappia passed for a career-high 301 yards and senior wide receiver Thomas Vossler set a new career-high with 12 catches and led all pass catchers with 121 yards and a touchdown. “We knew coming…


Bombers prepare for postseason push

By | Oct 21, 2010

After losing two of its last three games, the football team has hit a crucial point in its season.


Football: Bombers drop 34–10 decision to reigning conference champions

By | Oct 10, 2010

The football team fell to 4–2 on the season, losing 34–10 to St. John Fisher College Saturday. The Bombers’ defense gave up 478 yards, including 362 yards passing by Fisher senior quarterback Tim Bailey who paced the Cardinals’ offense with four touchdown passes. The Bombers struggled offensively, finding the end zone only once in five…


Running game steps up to lead squad

By | Oct 6, 2010

Despite getting off to a 3–1 start, the football team was still trying to find its stride on the field as it returned to South Hill for homecoming Saturday. In the Blue and Gold’s first loss of the season Sept. 25 against Lycoming College, the South Hill squad was held to -14 yards rushing on…


Football: Blue and Gold win first conference game

By | Oct 3, 2010

The football team defeated Hartwick College 29–17 Saturday at Butterfield Stadium to improve to 4–1 on the season. Senior quarterback Rob Zappia matched his career-high with four touchdowns through the air, including two to senior wide receiver Dan Ruffrage who led all Bombers receivers with five receptions for 100 yards. “Me and Zappia have had…


Senior fills leadership role for squad

By | Sep 30, 2010

Timing in the passing game is one of the most crucial aspects in football. Quarterbacks, receivers and the offensive line must be completely in sync in order for plays to be successful. For senior quarterback Rob Zappia, his timing couldn’t be better in his first full season behind center for the football team.


Football: Bombers lose on late field goal

By | Sep 25, 2010

The football team fell to Lycoming College 26–24 Saturday in Williamsport, PA. Lycoming senior running back Josh Klienfelter rushed 32 times for 193 yards and a touchdown and teammate senior kicker T.J. Chiarolonza kicked a 23-yard field goal with seven seconds left to lead Lycoming to the victory. Klienfelter set the pace for the Lycoming…


Defense plays faster in new formation

By | Sep 22, 2010

Despite the fact that autumn is just around the corner, the football team’s defense has a little more spring in its step this season. With a new 3-4 defensive scheme that brings more speed to the field, the Bombers’ defense has been key in helping the Blue and Gold achieve a record of 3–0 this…


Football: Blue and Gold win third consecutive game

By | Sep 18, 2010

The football team won its third consecutive game of the season, beating Widener University 31–7 Saturday. Senior quarterback Rob Zappa led the way for the Blue and Gold, throwing a career-high four touchdowns. After both teams exchanged punts in the first quarter, the Bombers’ offense was the first to get on the board. Zappia capped…


Suspended players return to gridiron

By | Sep 16, 2010

With the return of seven players who were suspended from the last game for violating team rules, the football team took the gridiron at full strength. The Blue and Gold turned in their second straight victory to start the 2010 season with a 28–20 win against Union College on Saturday at Butterfield Stadium.