Homecoming soccer games: DeSales’ double win

By Chris Shaddock Editor-in-Chief On Saturday Sept. 30, the men and women’s soccer teams both had their homecoming weekend games. It was the first, chilly day of fall, and a lot was going on. The bleachers were full of people wearing sweatshirts with a familiar bulldog on the front. Alumni and anyone over 21 tailgated in the parking lot. Food trucks were selling fried … [Read more...]

Bertola makes strides

By Bridget Walsh Sports Editor A hat trick in soccer is three goals all within one match. Imaginably difficult to achieve, one DeSales women’s soccer player managed to conquer the task. Senior Angelica Bertola netted not one, but two consecutive hat tricks in the first two games of her final season in a Bulldogs uniform. The first came in a 7-0 shutout over Lancaster … [Read more...]

Fall Preview: Who to look out for this season

By Bridget Walsh Sports Editor A recurring theme this fall, as with any new sports season, is the transition within teams. Many new freshmen have joined the rosters, and preseason has finally concluded, making way for official competition. After the preseason polls have been announced by the MAC Conference office, the Bulldogs are prepared to represent the university and … [Read more...]

Two-Sport Athlete Bertola Looks to Bring Soccer Success to Basketball Court

By Will Edwards Sports Editor This article was originally published in Issue 8, Fiftieth Year of The Minstrel (February 4, 2016). Click here to view the entire issue. Ask anyone close to Angelica Bertola what her most defining attribute is, and the answer’s the same every time. “The thing we like about Ang is how hard she works,” women’s basketball head coach … [Read more...]

All-Semester Athletic Team: Fall 2015

By Will Edwards Sports Editor This article was originally published in Issue 7, Fiftieth Year of The Minstrel (December 10, 2015). Click here to view the entire issue. Looking back on the fall athletic season, there’s no doubt that this was a semester for the ladies. The women’s soccer team clinched their first- ever Freedom Conference Championship and … [Read more...]