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Men’s water polo ends regular season as sixth seed

Men’s water polo ends regular season as sixth seed

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor

November 14, 2019

The Iona men’s water polo team concluded their regular season in the Northeast Water Polo Conference on Nov. 9 against Princeton in a 12-19 loss. The Gaels had a solid team at the beginning of the season, showing their best play against Johns Hopkins during the Navy Open. Iona won 18-14 against...

Difficult challenges hero rugby team progress

Difficult challenges hero rugby team progress

Frances Hoey, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

With just two games remaining in the Iona rugby schedule this season, the fall of 2019 has proven to be a success for the Gaels. Going undefeated in their conference from an overall 6-3 record, the rugby team doesn’t seem to have any problems getting the job done. Their biggest challenge has come...

Smith helps lead Gaels to history books

Smith helps lead Gaels to history books

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor

October 31, 2019

Junior Jamie Smith has been performing at the top of her game recently, scoring her first career triple-double against Siena on Oct. 20 and securing the volleyball team’s spot in Iona’s record books. The volleyball team is the first group of Gaels to win in the new Hynes Center. The win meant...

Gaels lack consistency throughout fall season

Gaels lack consistency throughout fall season

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor

October 31, 2019

The Iona College golf team aims to work on performing their best at every tournament as they finish their fall season on Oct. 28 at the 2019 Metropolitan Intercollegiate. The season so far has been relatively good, with their lowest placing for a tie at ninth out of 17 at the 2019 Matthews Auto Collegiate...

Lack of resources are the root of Gaels struggle: Kelly

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor

October 17, 2019

The Iona men’s water polo team is currently on a five-game losing streak after losing to Harvard 9-19 on Oct. 6. Head Coach Brian Kelly attributes the struggle the Gaels are going through this season to injuries, lack of depth and insufficient resources for the water polo program. “We’re like...

New head coach filled with excitement, determination

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor

October 17, 2019

The Iona College lacrosse team recently acquired a new head coach in Lauren Kahn, a former assistant head coach and lacrosse player herself. This is her first time being a head coach for a college-level lacrosse team. Kahn was the first assistant coach for Columbia University for five years before...

We need to focus on consistency, leadership to compete: Velez-Perez

We need to focus on consistency, leadership to compete: Velez-Perez

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor

October 4, 2019

The Iona College volleyball team has had a subpar performance this season compared to last. A change in the coaching staff as well as the departure of a top-performing senior class has affected the Gaels this season and their 1-11 record shows it. The goal is to become more consistent not only in their...

The rise of Esports and its own controversies

The rise of Esports and its own controversies

Aaron Bailey, Contributing Writer

October 4, 2019

Esports: regular sports’ less popular cousin. Or is it? In recent years, esports have seen a surge in popularity, becoming notable enough to be put on cable television with major sports broadcasting companies like ESPN behind it. At the forefront of this new branch of sports entertainment are extremely...

Possession, turnovers prove to be weakness for Gaels

Possession, turnovers prove to be weakness for Gaels

Frances Hoey, Contributing Writer

October 4, 2019

The Iona College men’s water polo team hit the road to participate in two tournaments over the past two weeks to continue their play in their non-conference schedule. The Gaels traveled to Princeton, New Jersey to play in the Princeton Tournament coming off of a 1-4 record. The team’s effort in...

Manchester United needs to stop trying to be what they once were

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor

September 19, 2019

Manchester United has been one of the top teams in European soccer for decades now. Their name has been synonymous with glory, victory and dominance. This reputation has dwindled ever since the retirement of former manager and soccer coaching legend Sir Alex Ferguson. Ferguson led the Red Devils for...

International experience opens up opportunities, shows potential for Torres

International experience opens up opportunities, shows potential for Torres

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor

September 19, 2019

Finding the sport you love can be a life-changing moment. Usually when you are a child, you are unsure of what you really want to do in life and just enjoy the things you find fun. This feeling becomes more when you take that thing you find fun in and treat it seriously, setting goals and reaching them....

Gaels struggle to find first season win

Gaels struggle to find first season win

Frances Hoey, Contributing Writer

September 19, 2019

A new year poses new challenges for the Iona College volleyball team. The reigning 2018 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Volleyball champions have had a rough start, opening the year on a seven-game losing streak. The Gaels started the season by hitting the road, traveling to West Point, New York...

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