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Henry Schweber

Men’s Basketball (6-16) (4-7)

Jan. 27

L, 85-74 vs. Holy Cross

Following a tough loss, Lafayette was able to keep up their hot three-point shooting, hitting nearly half of their attempts from beyond the arc, but it ended up not being enough as they lost for the second consecutive game. Freshman guard Alex Petrie set a career and game high in points yet again, scoring 29 points, including 6 three-pointers. Senior forward Matt Klinewski was the only other Leopard to score in double digits.

Jan. 31

W 93-83, vs. Colgate

The Leopards had a strong start and kept the fire burning against the Raiders, finishing with their best offensive showing this season. Fifty-one of Lafayette’s 93 points were scored in the second half. Five Leopards posted double figures in the win, including Petrie, Klinewski, senior guard Eric Stafford, freshman guard E.J. Stephens and junior forward Paulius Zalys.

Women’s Basketball (8-12) (4-6) 

Jan. 27

L, 69-56 @ Holy Cross

Offensive woes plagued the Leopards in this one, as they shot just 31% from the field in a tough road loss. Freshman forward Kucowski was able to notch her eighth double-double of the season, however, pulling down an astounding 17 rebounds to go along with her 14 points. Ultimately, just one other Leopard put up double-digit scoring numbers, and they allowed opposing forward Lauren Manis to drop 27 points in a well-fought affair.

Track and Field

Jan 26. @ New Balance Invitational

Women’s relay team of Alexa Kwapinski, Amy Hewlett, Crosby Spiess and Margaret Schiazza earned 2nd place, both in the invitational and in Lafayette’s record books. Senior Morgan Nobles set a personal record in the 3000m. Brendan Carroll earned 4th place in his heat.

Jan. 27 @ Bison Open

In the Bison Open, the Leopards sent three athletes to compete. On the men’s side, sophomore Tyler Hubeny finished first in the 60m dash with a time of 7.38 seconds and placed second in the long jump with a distance of 6.30m. He finished 1st place in the heptathlon. Senior Sam Cutrone finished first and second respectively in the pole vault and shot put competitions.

On the women’s side, freshman Katie Ullmann recorded a top-ten finish in the pentathlon, also notching a second place ranking in the shot put with a throw of 9.86 meters.

Jan. 27 @ Covert Classic

Senior Dave McGriff continued his excellent season, placing first in the weight throw with a distance of 17.71m. Sophomore Calvin Schneck and senior Michael Thorne also paced the Leopards with top-three finishes, placing second in the 1000m dash and third in the pole fault respectively.

Swimming and Diving

Jan. 27 @ Navy Invitational

Although there were no team scores, multiple Leopards finished in the top five of their events. Freshman David Witmer (59.38) and freshman Matt Tascione (1:01.47) finished fourth and fifth, respectively, in the 100 breaststroke. The relay team of senior Keeley Scott, freshman Casey Goodwin, senior Natalie Grune and senior Lauren Hazard finished third in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:33.27. This was the team’s last preparation before the Patriot League Championship meet.

Disclaimer: Amy Hewlett is the sports editor of The Lafayette. She did not edit the track and field recaps of this article.