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Soccer

Senior goalkeeper Alex Sutton drills a goal kick to advance the ball during Lafayettes scoreless draw with Boston University. 
(Photo courtesy of GoLeopards)

Men’s soccer ties Boston University

Andreas Pelekis, Contributing Writer September 30, 2022

On Saturday, the men’s soccer team (6-2-1 overall, 1-0-1 conference) made the trip up to Beantown and drew Boston University 0-0. Off to its best start to the season in years, Lafayette entered the match...

Sophomore defender and defensive player of the week Eoin Martin takes it up the pitch for the Leopards during his strong performance against Holy Cross. 
(Photo courtesy of GoLeopards)

Men’s soccer logs impressive victories over Holy Cross, St. Peter’s

Luke Gutleber, Contributing Writer September 23, 2022

The men's soccer team (6-2 overall, 1-0 conference) faced off against the Holy Cross Crusaders on Saturday in its first Patriot League matchup of the season. The Leopards were coming off a win-streak-ending...

Senior forward Marcos Kitromilides dribbles past a defender during their win over Temple, in which he scored two of the three Lafayette goals. (Photo courtesy of GoLeopards)

Men’s soccer four-game win streak snapped after loss to St. Francis

Luke Gutleber, Contributing Writer September 16, 2022

Last Friday, the men’s soccer team (4-2 overall) beat Temple 3-1, marking Lafayette’s fourth consecutive win. This out-of-conference winning streak was the longest the team has had since 2019 but it...

Sophomore striker Lawrence Aydlett rockets a shot on goal in Lafayettes shutout victory against Drexel. (Photo courtesy of GoLeopards)

Men’s soccer adds two non-league wins, Tis’ game winner marks first collegiate goal

Grace Sanborn, Contributing Writer September 9, 2022

The men's soccer team (3-1 overall, 0-0 conference) clinched a dramatic 2-1 out-of-conference win against Mount St. Mary’s on Friday thanks to a buzzer-beater goal scored by freshman midfielder Sebastian...

The Leopards jump together in celebration of freshman April McDonalds first career goal against St. Peters. (Photo by Trent Weaver for GoLeopards)

Women’s soccer gains win after three consecutive non-league losses

Allie Campanella, Contributing writer September 2, 2022

The Lafayette women's soccer team (1-3 overall, 0-0 Patriot League) secured its first win of the season as it defeated the St. Peter's Peacocks in a non-conference match on Sunday at Mike Bourger '44 Field...

Junior forward Hale Lombard (left) celebrates Lafayettes Monday night win with senior midfielder Senior midfielder Will Echeverria (right). (Photo courtesy of @lafayette_msoc on Instagram)

Lombard notches two goals in men’s soccer’s first win of the season, three players earn preseason honors

Caroline McParland, Sports Editor September 2, 2022

The men’s soccer team (1-1 overall, 0-0 Patriot League) defeated Albany 2-0 on Monday night, marking its second non-conference game and first win of the fall 2022 season. The Leopards were led by...

The mens soccer team has been promoting childrens literacy through their book club at Cheston Elementary. (Photo courtesy of Benji Grossi 23)

Men’s soccer connects with Easton community through ‘Earn Your Spots’ Book Club

Caroline McParland, Sports Editor April 8, 2022

The men’s soccer team decided to start a book club in 2020 as a way to give back to the Easton community. This "Earn Your Spots" Book Club aims to emphasize the importance of literacy among children...

Conceptual image of the proposed Gummeson Grounds, aimed to elevate the Lafayette mens and womens soccer teams in the future. (Photo courtesy of GoLeopards)

Soccer programs gifted new stadium following donation from Peter Gummeson ‘80

Caroline McParland, Sports Editor March 25, 2022

The men’s and women’s soccer programs will be elevated to new heights through the creation of Gummeson Grounds. As announced on March 9 on the GoLeopards Instagram page, a lead gift granted by Peter...

Head coach Bohn of Lafayette mens soccer reflects on the graduating class while looking to the future with the addition of six new recruits for the class of 2026. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette mens soccer on Instagram)

Men’s soccer capitalize on recent success, score six high profile recruits for the class of 2026

Issy Bongiovanni, Staff writer February 11, 2022

The men's soccer team has officially signed six incoming Leopards for its class of 2026. “We were focused a little bit more on positional needs. We had to be more specific and targeted with what positions...

Venezia scored the game-tying goal that sent the team into a double overtime on Saturday against Holy Cross. (Photo courtesy of GoLeopards.com)

Men’s soccer finishes season in two double overtime ties with Holy Cross and Army

Issy Bongiovanni, Contributing Writer November 5, 2021

The Lafayette men’s soccer team (7-7-4 overall, 3-3-3 Patriot League) tied with Holy Cross 2-2 after an exceptional comeback in the second half and going into double overtime this past Saturday before...

David Goldblatt, author of The Ball is Round discussed the connection between the world sports industry and climate change during a visit to Professor Ospina-Giraldos FYS class. (Photo courtesy of FIFA World Football museum)

How is the sport industry related to the climate crisis?

Caroline McParland, Sports Editor October 29, 2021

Not only are sports threatened by the climate crisis, but they contribute to the climate problem. Writer and journalist David Goldblatt spoke on these issues in addition to the carbon footprint generated...

The Lafayette mens soccer team fails to score a goal in back-to-back games against rival Lehigh and Hofstra last week. (Photo courtesy of GoLeopards.com)

Leopards fall to rival Lehigh and Hofstra

Nicky Nathanson, Staff Writer October 22, 2021

In their most recent outings, the Lafayette men's soccer team lost a pair of games, falling 2-0 to Lehigh on Saturday, Oct. 16, and 4-0 to Hofstra on Tuesday, Oct. 19. Lafayette now sits at 7-6-2 on the...

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