Rugby Club Wins First-Ever Home Contest

Rugby Club Wins First-Ever Home Contest

Emma O'Hara, Contributing Writer
October 13, 2015
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Saint Francis sports history was made on Oct. 10 when the SFU Tritons Rugby Club played its first-ever home game against St. Vincent College. The Tritons beat the Bearcats convincingly, 29-5. “We’re really good at tackling, hitting and being very physical,” said senior captain, team founder...

Varsity Women’s Water Polo to Be Added in 2017

Varsity Women’s Water Polo to Be Added in 2017

Alexis Barrau, Contributing Writer
October 9, 2015
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The athletics department recently announced that women’s water polo will be added as a varsity sport in the spring of 2017. Patrick Beemer will serve as the program’s head coach. The Los Angeles native said he is already immersed in the recruiting process. “I have made contact with approximately...

Cheerleading Squad Qualifies for Nationals

Cheerleading Squad Qualifies for Nationals

Angel Creek, Contributing Writer
October 1, 2015
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The Red Flash cheerleading team has qualified to compete at the national meet next spring. Professionals from the National Cheerleading Association (NCA) visited the University on Sept. 12 for a weekend-long intensive camp during which they evaluated the team’s talent and worthiness of a bid. They...

Don’t Expect Major Awards for Bucs

Don’t Expect Major Awards for Bucs

Brandon Behe, Sports Editor
September 30, 2015
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The Pittsburgh Pirates do not have the National League’s Most Valuable Player, Manager-of-the-Year, or even Rookie-of-the-Year. The Bucs clinched their third playoff berth in as many years on Sept. 23 and, at press time, are still in contention for the National League Central title. Though fans...

Lill Signs With Men’s Soccer Team

Lill Signs With Men’s Soccer Team

September 28, 2015
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Thomas Lill, a 5-year-old from nearby Lilly, officially signed a letter of intent to become the newest member of the Saint Francis men’s soccer program on Sept. 20. Thomas joins the Red Flash through Team IMPACT. Team IMPACT is an organization headquartered in Boston whose mission is to improve...

Red Flash Men’s Soccer Sweeps NEC Weekly Awards

Red Flash Men’s Soccer Sweeps NEC Weekly Awards

September 21, 2015
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Freshman forward Mario Mastrangelo and senior goalkeeper Andrew Garcia have been named the Northeast Conference Rookie and Player of the Week, respectfully, for their efforts in SFU's win over George Washington and draw against Lehigh in the team's last two games. Mastrangelo scored the game-winner...

Intramural Sports Season Begins

Intramural Sports Season Begins

Emma O'Hara, Contributing Writer
September 16, 2015
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Fall intramural sports began on Sept. 15 and the dodgeball and soccer IM seasons are now underway. Teams follow NCAA rules, some which have been modified. This usually involves shortening the playing time. SFU offers three leagues: a co-ed league, a women’s league and a men’s league, but this...

Update on Injured Georgetown Player

Update on Injured Georgetown Player

Dominick Palguta, Contributing Writer
September 16, 2015
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A Georgetown football player underwent emergency surgery following a serious neck injury suffered in the first quarter of Saint Francis’ season-opening game at DeGol Field, Sept. 5. Georgetown junior linebacker Ty Williams collided with SFU senior wide receiver Will Martin, fracturing a bone in...

Neto Takes Over as Head Men’s Soccer Coach

Neto Takes Over as Head Men’s Soccer Coach

Milton Joyner, Contributing Writer
September 16, 2015
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Paulo Neto was named the new head men’s soccer coach after former head coach Michael Casper announced he was leaving for an assistant position at Notre Dame earlier this year. “The success Coach Neto has had as a head coach, his commitment to our Franciscan values, and the enthusiasm he displayed...

SFU Field Hockey Dumps Colgate, 3-0

SFU Field Hockey Dumps Colgate, 3-0

September 13, 2015
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Irene Fritschy scored twice and Samantha Zeiders made six saves in her second straight shutout as the Saint Francis field hockey team blanked Colgate, 3-0, in Hamilton, New York, on Sunday. The Red Flash controlled the game, outshooting the Raiders, 26-9, including 15-6 in shots on goal. SFU owned...

Men’s Soccer Picks Up Win No. 1 of 2015 at Bucknell

Men’s Soccer Picks Up Win No. 1 of 2015 at Bucknell

September 12, 2015
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Jack Webber recorded a goal and an assist and Brendan McGhee and Francis de Vries added tallies as SFU picked up its first win of the year, 3-1, over Bucknell on Friday. Webber knocked home a Pablo Medina corner kick in the 50th minute to give the Red Flash a lead they wouldn't relinquish. The defend...

Dickson, Geesey Named NEC Players of the Week

Dickson, Geesey Named NEC Players of the Week

September 8, 2015
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Saint Francis senior running back Khairi Dickson and junior kicker Lance Geesey earned Northeast Conference Player-of-the-Week honors on Monday.  Dickson was named Offensive Player-of-the-Week, while Geesey earned Special Teams Player-of-the-Week following the Red Flash's 48-20 win over Georgetown on...

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