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Peyton Joseph

Football (1-6)

Oct. 8 vs. Fordham

L, 58-34

The Leopards defense gave up a staggering 516 rushing yards as Fordham’s running back broke a school rushing record. Lafayette’s lone highlight was a 65 yard touchdown pass from senior Blake Searfoss to sophomore Joey Chenoweth.

 

Oct. 15 vs. Army

L, 62-7

Lafayette gave up 537 rushing yards against Army in their first game against a Football Bowl Subdivision opponent since 1997. Junior Matt Mrazek had a nice day with nine catches for 85 yards.

 

Men’s Soccer (6-7-1)

Oct. 5 @ Bucknell

W, 1-0

Junior Christian Moyse scored in the 86th minute to take the lead for the Leopards en route to road conference win.

 

Oct. 8 vs. American

L, 3-0

Returning home on a three game winning streak, the Leopards failed the get one past the American goalie. Junior goalkeeper Brad Seeber faced eight shots on goal and 19 in total.

 

Oct. 12 vs. New Jersey Institute of Technology

T, 0-0 (2OT)

The lack of scoring from the Leopards was contagious as neither team was able to score after two overtimes. NJIT had nine shots on net compared to Lafayette’s three.

 

Oct. 15 @ Boston

L, 1-0

The Leopards tallied nine shots on net and 18 in total, but still fell to the Terriers who just managed two shots on goal. This is the third straight game in which the Leopards failed to score a goal.

 

Women’s Soccer (5-5-4)

Oct. 8 @ Boston

L, 3-0

The game was over early as the Terriers struck for three goals in the first half. Junior Kelly O’Brien pitched a shutout for the Leopards in the second half.

 

Oct. 11 @ Columbia

T, 0-0 (2OT)

Despite getting outshot 16-8, the Leopards were able to keep the ball out of the net as senior Danielle Sedillo and O’Brien were stellar in goal.

 

Oct. 15 vs. Holy Cross

W, 1-0

The Leopards got back in the winning column in a critical match against conference foe Holy Cross. Senior Kaelin King’s goal in the 28th minute was the difference.

 

Men’s and Women’s Cross Country

Oct. 15 @ Leopard Invitational

M: 7th out of 7

W: 3rd out of 5

Emily Moore posted a time of 22:46.04 in the women’s 6K race to capture the Leopards’ best time of the afternoon. On the men’s side, David Sadvary led the way with a time of 28:12.13 in the 8K race.

 

Field Hockey (7-7)

Oct. 8 @ Holy Cross

L, 2-0

Despite only giving up two goals, the Leopards were unable to get the ball past Holy Cross’ keeper, as they were shutout for just the second time this season.

 

Oct. 9 @ Albany

L, 4-0

For the second straight game the Leopards were unable to score a goal. Senior Katelyn Arnold notched a season-high 11 saves, including 10 in the second half.

 

Oct. 15 vs. American

L, 2-1 (2OT)

The Leopards almost won their second game against a ranked opponent, this time against the 20th ranked Eagles. Lafayette was outshot in the game 22-9.

 

Oct. 16 vs. James Madison

L, 3-1

After holding onto a 1-1 tie going into the second half, the Dukes scored two goals in the span of seven minutes to take a 3-1 lead, and they never looked back.

 

Women’s Volleyball (3-16)

Oct. 7 vs. Holy Cross

L, 3-1

After splitting the first two sets, the Leopards conceded the last two and fell to the Crusaders. Sophomore Maria Balus recorded her 1000th career assist in the game.

 

Oct. 8 vs. Army

L, 3-0

The Leopards fell to the Knights in straight sets, despite a close second set. Junior Lizzie Walsh had a team-high seven kills for Lafayette.

 

Oct. 11 @ Navy

L, 3-0

Although the final score doesn’t indicate it, the Leopards lost a very close match to the Midshipmen. All three sets were decided by five points or less.

 

Oct. 15 @ Colgate

L, 3-0

The Leopards were defeated in straight sets for the third straight time. Walsh and senior Jet Manzi both recorded a team-high eight kills apiece.

 

Oct. 18 vs. Lehigh

L, 3-2

After losing in straight sets to Lehigh earlier in the season, the Leopards were able to force their second five set game of the season. The Mountain Hawks got off to a strong start in the final set and took home the victory.

 

Golf

Oct. 18 @ President’s Cup vs. Lehigh

Lafayette and Lehigh met at the annual President’s Cup at the Hamilton Farms Golf Club and Lehigh edged out the Leopards 9-7, regaining the cup after a two-year hiatus.