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Everything you missed in athletics over fall break

The Leopards combine for a tackle against Princeton. (Photo by Hannah Ally for GoLeopards)

Although The Lafayette did not publish last week, here are all the matches, games and tournaments you missed in Lafayette athletics over fall break. 

Cross country:

Cross country ran in the ECAC/IC4A Championships on Oct. 13 in the Bronx. The women placed 24th out of 36 teams, with sophomore Liz Borah leading the Leopards in the women’s 6k with a time of 22:13.6 (61st). The men placed 26th out of 34 teams, with junior Emil Arangala leading the way in the men’s 8k with a time of 25:16.13 (82nd).


Football pulled out a low-scoring victory against Ivy League foe Princeton with a 12-9 win on Oct. 7. This win moved the Leopards to 5-1, surpassing their win total from each of the last eight seasons. Sophomore quarterback Dean DeNobile went 20-of-28 with 177 passing yards and a touchdown, and sophomore running back Jamar Curtis ran for 83 yards. The defensive line had a monster game, holding Princeton to three net rushing yards with seven sacks, including two from senior linebacker Billy Shaeffer. 


The golf team competed in its penultimate tournament of the fall season at the Carolina Cup, hosted by USC Upstate on Oct. 8–10. The team finished 15th out of 15 teams at Carolina Country Club through 54 holes. Top finishers from the Leopards included junior Sean Saw and Harry Dessel, who finished t-51 at +16 (232). 

Men’s soccer:

Men’s soccer struggled to finish against American on Oct. 7 after going up two goals in the first half. American came back to salvage the match and earn a point with a tie. The Leopards then lost 1-0 in a close out-of-conference match against LaSalle on Oct. 10 after conceding a goal in the 32nd minute. Despite these winless results, the Leopards remain in the top quarter of the Patriot League standings. 

Field hockey:

The field hockey team won games on back-to-back days at Rappolt Field on Oct. 7 and 8 against Patriot League opponent Colgate (6-0) and out-of-conference opponent Drexel (1-0). The victory against Drexel marked the Leopards’ sixth home win this season, their only loss coming against Big 10 opponent Ohio State in August.

Women’s soccer:

Women’s soccer dropped two games over the break against Patriot League opponents Boston University and Army West Point on Oct. 7 and 11. The Leopards lost 4-2 on the road against the Terriers in Boston. After going down three goals, the Leopards answered with a goal from sophomore defender Katrina Santelli. After conceding another goal in the 75th minute, senior defender Rory Schauder took advantage of a foul in the box and converted the penalty kick. The team then lost to Army on Oct. 11 after being unable to respond to two first-half goals from the Black Knights.


Volleyball played two lopsided home matches over the break, ending in one victory and one loss. The Leopards faced the Loyola Greyhounds on Oct. 6 for their Professor Appreciation Game and won in three sets. However, their momentum ended on Oct. 8 against first-ranked Colgate, who closed them out in three sets.

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Grace Sanborn
Grace Sanborn, Assistant Sports Editor
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