Women’s basketball still searching for first win after losing twice to Bucknell

The Lafayette women’s basketball team’s record is now sitting at 0-4 for the 2021 season with this past weekend adding two losses in tough back-to-back games against Bucknell (4-0).  The Bisons took control early on in Saturday’s game at Kirby Sports Center, pulling ahead to a 13-point lead in the first 10 minutes. Both teams […]

Women’s basketball falls short to Lehigh in back-to-back games to open spring season

The Lafayette women’s basketball team dropped a pair of close games to rival Lehigh last weekend to kick off the opening series of an unusual spring season. The Leopards lost 81-75 in overtime on Saturday, Jan. 2, and then fell 73-65 the following day as the Mountain Hawks earned the weekend sweep.  Despite the ongoing […]

Both Lafayette basketball teams will resume play in the spring semester, but Covid-19 concerns remain

The Lafayette women’s and men’s basketball programs will return to the court in 2021, with a shortened, league-only schedule beginning on Jan. 2. The Patriot League Council of Presidents endorsed the plan, which is contingent on competition that will “protect the health and safety of student-athletes, coaches, staffs and their communities,” according to the press […]

Women’s basketball splits final pair of regular season games, finishes fifth in conference

The women’s basketball team wrapped up their regular season with an overtime win over Navy last Saturday and a loss to league-leading Bucknell on Wednesday. The Leopards finish with an 11-7 record in the conference, good for fifth place in the upcoming playoffs. The 11 Patriot League wins are the most the program has had […]

Women’s basketball wins two more games, stays in fourth place in the Patriot League

The Lafayette women’s basketball team defeated Loyola (Maryland), 76-65 and American, 55-48 last week, earning their ninth and 10th conference wins, the most since the ’92-’93 season. With the victory, the Leopards sweep the season series from the Greyhounds and the Eagles, and improve their Patriot League record to 10-6, good for fourth place in […]

Women’s basketball earns first win over Lehigh since 2015: Leopards push win streak to four with win over Colgate

The crowd at Allen P. Kirby Sports Center erupted as senior guard Sarah Agnello calmly sunk a pair of free throws. They were just a formality.  The game was over and for the first time since February 21, 2015, the Lafayette women’s basketball team defeated rival Lehigh. Players celebrated on the court, and continued in […]

Women’s basketball dominates Fairleigh Dickinson in season opener

The Lafayette women’s basketball team opened their season with a lopsided 61-29 home win against Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) on Tuesday. Sophomore forward Naomi Ganpo paced the Leopards’ offense, recording a career-high 12 points on 6-9 shooting from the field to go with two rebounds, a steal and a block. Junior forward and reigning Patriot […]

From near medical retirement to a playoff game winner: senior guard Nia Holland’s comeback story

In the women’s basketball team’s first game of the Patriot League Tournament in early March, senior guard Nia Holland drove to the basket to net the game-winning layup with three seconds remaining, giving the Leopards a hard-fought road win. Months before, during the preseason, she was told she would need to retire from the sport […]

While women’s basketball ends season with loss, Natalie Kucowski makes history as Defensive Player of the Year

Sophomore forward Natalie Kucowski made waves in the Patriot League and in Lafayette history this season during her second year with the women’s basketball program. She has been named the conference’s Defensive Player of the Year, making her the first player in Lafayette basketball history to achieve the honor. Kucowski also made All-Patriot League Second […]

Scoring woes continue for women’s basketball team as losing streak hits five

The Lafayette women’s basketball team’s losing streak continued on Wednesday with a 64-40 defeat against visiting Army. Last weekend, the Leopards dropped a road contest against Patriot League leading Bucknell with a 75-43 defeat, the most lopsided loss of the season. The Leopards have dropped to 2-10 in Patriot League play and hold a 7-16 record on […]

Women’s basketball comes up empty in overtime endeavor in Worcester

The women’s basketball team went into overtime against Holy Cross, eventually losing in a tight 56-53 decision last Saturday. The game began with a strong performance from sophomore forward Natalie Kucowski, who scored 16 of Lafayette’s 27 points in the first half. In the last five minutes of the first quarter, the Leopards defense held […]