Saxbys Café celebrates grand opening in Founders’ Hall

Selena Bemak | Editor

Yesterday, La Salle’s Saxbys location, which is situated on the first floor of Founders’ Hall, celebrated its grand opening, though the café held its soft opening in April.
The café, which opened at 7 a.m., allowed customers to pay what they wish for all items between 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. During that time span, several “celebrity baristas” worked in the café, including Dean of the School of Business MarySheila McDonald, men’s basketball head coach Ashley Howard, SGA president Tom Sacino and Br. Bob Kinzler. There were also special appearances throughout the day from the La Salle Explorer, President Colleen Hanycz, Saxbys CEO Nick Bayer and Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, ’80.
All of the proceeds from the pay-what-you-wish period will be matched by Saxbys 100 percent and will go directly to La Salle’s fund for students in crisis. The money raised will specifically go to the Basket, a program founded by Kinzler that supports students who are food insecure.
Saxbys and the University partnered last year, with La Salle becoming a participant in the chain’s Experiential Learning Program. Through this program, Saxbys opens an entirely student-run locations on college campuses. Other schools in the region that participate in this program are Temple, Millersville and Penn State, among others.
One student from each school is selected to run the entirety of operations of that location. Saxbys refers to those students as “Student Café Executive Officers” or “SCEOs.” Senior finance and marketing major Emma Schweigert serves as the current SCEO for Saxbys at La Salle.
The grand opening of Saxbys in Founders’ Hall received a warm reception from several members of the administration. Assistant Director of Campus Activities Mina Koller remarked, “I was actually pleasantly surprised at how well the opening went today. The fact that Saxbys was starting their official partnership with La Salle by encouraging people to donate to the food pantry and the emergency relief fund, and the fact they were matching whatever was donated by 100 percent really impressed me. I think that definitely set the right tone for the partnership.”
Koller also noted that the grant opening was a great opportunity for students, commenting, “students seemed really excited about it. Students that could give were giving more than they would have if they were just buying stuff, and the students that normally didn’t get the opportunity to try Saxbys were able to try things, so that was really great.”
According to Koller, the entirety of the Division of Student Affairs Leadership Team were all coincidentally at the grand opening at the same time. “It was really nice as a community to all come together and support it,” she said. “Also, their food is just really good – we all were just loving the bacon grilled cheese.”
Vice President of Student Affairs, Dawn Soufleris, was also in attendance at the event and echoed Koller, referring to the opening as “awesome…just to see the students and the staff come out, particularly because it’s for our student pantry,” Soufleris said. “We are just thrilled that Saxbys was willing to allow the proceeds to go to Br. Bob’s pantry for students who have food insecurities. And I love Saxbys coffee, so it’s great,” she exclaimed.
Andrea Naughton, assistant director for Greek life & new student orientation, also went to support the grand opening. She said it “was exciting to see a lot of staff members over there supporting. I don’t get over to Saxbys too often just because we’re on the other side of campus so it was good encouragement just to get over there. Now that I was there once,I feel like I’m going to go a bit more for lunch.”
Some students were similarly impressed with Saxbys. Senior history and political science double major Stephen Pierce thought that “this new grand opening of Saxbys was great. It was a great way to bring the Lasallian community together.”
“I don’t usually go into the business building that often, but after looking at what they have to offer on their menu, I’ll be stopping by more often,” Pierce said.
Junior communication major Elyssa Loughlin stated she was “really excited that they offered their great products but were also giving back to the Lasallian community because it shows that they’re dedicated to being a part of La Salle. And I’m always down for some cold brew on tap.”
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Annual fair promotes sale of ethically sourced goods

Elyssa Loughlin | Editor

On Tuesday, Oct. 9 during free period, La Salle students, faculty and the surrounding community had the chance to participate in what is now becoming a yearly tradition: the Fair Trade Fair. The Fair Trade Fair took place on the walkway between the Connelly Library and the tennis courts and featured crafts and goods from five vendors. The craftsmen and women whose good were featured were from countries across Africa, Asia and South America, including countries such as Guatemala, Vietnam, India and Bangladesh. Among the goods for sale were beaded keychains, bags, pants, instruments, knick knacks, headbands, scrunchies and fanny packs. Handmade jewelry and carved animals, like elephants, were among the most popular.
Since its inception, the fair has been a spot for members of the Lasallian community to learn about fair trade and support independent vendors. “What makes the fair trade fair so special is not only does it benefit workers in multiple communities, but because many of the products are handmade and carefully crafted, every product has its own unique component to it,” junior communication major Emily Glycenfer said. “It’s hard to find two identical products from any one of the vendors at the fair.”
The Catholic Relief Services (CRS) sponsored the event and the University Ministry and Services (UMAS) programs had a hand in obtaining products from numerous fair trade vendors.
Since its inception in 2013, the Fair Trade Fair has been a staple event for the organization. “Going to the Fair Trade Fair was what got me involved with CRS,” La Salle alumna Sarah Lance told the Collegian. “I loved that the university was providing an option for students to shop and learn about ethically sourced goods.” After becoming a CRS coordinator, Lance had one goal “I wanted the Fair Trade Fair to be a known, yearly event that students at La Salle could count on to go to every fall,” said Lance.
Fair trade is a system that pays workers in developing nations fair wages for the work that they do. In the past few years, there has been a push to begin questioning where products consumers are buying have come from. Many products that consumers buy are being supplied by companies that outsource labor to workers in developing nations. Many of these workers are treated unfairly and are not given enough money to live above the poverty line or to even provide for their families.
Many corporations have been caught in hot water after their unethical business practices have been brought to light, and consumers have started to demand products that are sourced ethically. Corporations such as Starbucks, Primark, Whole Foods and Ben and Jerry’s have all begun to move toward supplying only fair trade and ethically produced goods. While mostly food companies have made the switch, corporations in other sectors are looking to make changes soon.
“The fair trade fair is a great way to support ethically sourced goods,” junior biology major Olivia Mowery said. “It’s one of my favorite La Salle events every year.” Many of the vendors who made the goods are present at the fair trade fair, which, according to senior education major Gabby Tavianini, is what makes every purchase so special. “Everyone there is so nice and there is a great sense of community because everything there is so authentic,” she said. “While you’re there, you get to hear stories about the products you’re buying. I bought a backpack and the woman told me that it had been made out of one of the worker’s blouses,” said Tavianini.
In one of the many educational opportunities La Salle has brought to campus to enlighten the community on the importance of buying fair trade, the event gives students and faculty the opportunity to use the information they have learned in a real world setting. “I think that the importance of the Fair Trade Fair, apart from awesome shopping, is to have a better understanding and consciousness of where the goods they buy come from, who makes them and at what cost,” Lance said. “Knowing that people are being paid fairly for the work they’ve done is really important,” Tavianini added. “It’s the reason I keep coming back every year.”
loughline2@student.lasalle.edu

La Salle Young Democratic Socialists sponsor discussion on role of unions on campus

Bianca Abbate | Editor

Last Wednesday, Oct. 6, the La Salle Young Democratic Socialists hosted a discussion in the Holroyd Atrium on faculty unionization. Three members of the organization, David LaMantia, John Green and Yosibeth Torres, were the respective speakers at the event. Approximately 30 people were in attendance, and of the attendees, less than 10 were members of the University’s faculty or administration.
LaMantia started the conversation by speaking on the history of labor unions and examining the inverse relationship between union membership and income inequality. Green continued the talk with a look at the ongoing teacher strikes, noting that teachers generally have popular support even in traditionally red states, pointing to the partisan aspect of unionization. He stated that these strikes serve as a way “for workers to bring their complaints to the attention of people who can fix them.” However, some attendees pointed out some of the complexities of this method. Chair of the department of chemistry and biochemistry, William Price, spoke on the comparable experience of his wife as a teacher: “They worked to the contract, which wasn’t going on strike…you will not leave the school with anything in your hand, you won’t write letters of recommendation…it was very unsettling to the students.”
Torres, noting that there has been an increase in organization of workers on college campuses, then related the conversation to organizing unions on a college campus and, specifically, at La Salle. She posed the question, “What do schools owe their workers?” To that point, one student remarked, “At the end of the day, everyone has their needs, their necessities…so everyone deserves that, whether they’re a custodian or a professor.”
Attendees were encouraged to work through these problems in groups and interact with the speakers. Following the discussion, the floor was opened for questions and comments by the students and faculty. Br. Ernest Miller commented on the complex relationship between the Catholic Church and unions, saying, “Despite the strengths and depths of Catholic commitment to labor rights, for some reason, there is a lot of tension when there are labor unions…we should wrestle with that complexity.” Some showed concern about the potential financial burden of faculty unionization on the University’s students. Green explained, “I can’t speak specifically to La Salle’s financial situation. The financial situation comes after the [moral aspect of unionizing on campus].”
“The Role of Unions on Campus” is one in a series of discussions about the increasingly popular topic, having been between a talk on shared governance a few weeks ago and another talk on shared governance that is scheduled for November, but with a Catholic perspective. The Young Democratic Socialists found the event to be ultimately successful. “I think the event highlighted many issues no one wants to talk about on campus,” said Torres. The group wants to promote further discussion on the issue and encourages students with questions to contact them at lasalleydsa@gmail.com.
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Big Pink brings La Salle students together while raising cancer awareness

Emily Glycenfer | Editor

La Salle students assembled in the Tom Gola arena on Thursday, Oct. 4 to play a competitive yet charitable game of volleyball. The Big Pink volleyball game is an event held on La Salle’s campus annually to raise awareness for breast cancer research. The goal was to collect as much money for the American Cancer Society as possible from participants in the tournament. La Salle’s Resident Student Association (RSA), who is responsible for helping residents adjust to campus life, achieves yearly success in planning this event by creating an environment where charity can also serve as a force that unites La Salle’s student body, whether their central purpose to participate was their passion to help a good cause, simply have fun amidst a busy semester or a combination of the two.
For an added twist of both fun and symbolism highlighting the cause that the game serves to contribute to, the game is titled “Big Pink” for its use of a giant pink volleyball as opposed to a standard volleyball. As many teams that sign up are given the opportunity to compete against other fellow students in a fun-spirited series of games at $5 per person. There was even a “free agent” team for anyone who sought to participate but couldn’t gather a group themselves to form a full team. This year, 13 student teams competed, with a requirement of at least 6 members each. Roughly $600 was raised to benefit the American Cancer Society and their efforts to mitigate the prominence of breast cancer in women across the country.
The student team that came out on top as the winner was Zo2, a group comprised of resident students from St. Katherine’s Hall in the north dormitories. Many students raved about the event, both new students who have not participated before and upperclassmen who are well acquainted with the event that’s been going on for roughly five years now. Sophomores Allie Kuprevich and Cassidy Hayden, who both participated in the tournament with their sorority sisters of Gamma Phi Beta shared the same excitement in regards to having been a part of the Big Pink volleyball tournament. Kuprevich stated that the tournament is, “an underrated event that really brings the La Salle community together for a great cause,” while Hayden echoed that sentiment, following with her satisfaction in the fact that “complimentary pretzels were provided,” making it a “10/10 experience” that she “would recommend” to all La Salle students.
Other students had just as much fun reflecting ­­on the game as they did playing it. Freshman Martin Redanauer remarked that the game was, “[a] big cause, big fun, [with] big balls.” Bill Richardson, who is also a freshman, comically stated that, “Big Pink was an inside job,” as he wasn’t fortunate enough to be on the winning team.
Rita Offutt, another freshman who participated in the event for the first time, shared her feelings. “Big Pink was an awesome experience. When it was originally explained to me, it was described as a volleyball tournament where the ball would be the size of a middle-schooler, and I was a little skeptical. However, it ended up being one of the best nights I’ve had on campus. It was really cool to see groups like RSA and SGA come out and participate, but I think my favorite part would have to be watching the participants try to serve that huge, pink volleyball,” she exclaimed.
Senior history major Adam Zipko, who is also President of the Resident Student Association, the organization that makes this event possible, is proud to be involved in Big Pink. “It was one of the first events” he attended as a freshman, and enjoys seeing it gain the same positive feedback from freshmen as the years go on. He argues that the function of the event is to bring “the La Salle community together through philanthropy and competition,” as, “everyone loves raising money, and everyone loves kicking some butt on a volleyball court.” “It also creates relationships across campus, as many Greek life groups, student organizations, student athletes, and groups from all residence halls show up,” he attested.
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Students react to employer diversity at career fair

Elyssa Loughlin | Editor

On Thursday, Oct. 4, La Salle held its biannual Career Fair in the Tom Gola Arena located in the TruMark Financial Center. This was the first career fair since the implementation of Handshake. The new student employment website was launched at the beginning of the fall semester and replaced Explorenet, the previous website that offered only local internships and job opportunities.
With the advent of Handshake, students were given a better idea of employers that were present. By going onto their personal Handshake account, students could filter employers by their major, grade and job-type. The students could then click on specific employers and favorite certain companies that they would be interested in speaking with. When they arrived at the career fair, regardless of whether they utilized Handshake prior to coming, students were directed to employers seeking their major.
Out of the 93 companies in attendance, only 49 of the employers advertised that they were looking for students of all majors. According to an Instagram post, 40 of those employers were looking for liberal arts majors. “I was anxious and also a little underwhelmed by the scene before me,” junior biology major Olivia Mowery said. After arriving at the career fair, Mowery was directed to a meager three tables, despite the 93 companies in attendance looking to “hire explorers.” “One of the companies I was told to visit was a financial advising company,” Mowery said. “Why this company would be listed as specifically seeking biology majors, I had no idea.”
“I decided not to go to the career fair this year, as in years past I have been sorely disappointed,” senior political science major Jon Mains said.
Junior communication major Nick Skiles was also disappointed by the number of potential employers for students like him. “There was little opportunity there for anyone besides business or finance majors. In fact, I only found two tables that applied to my major.”
While many first-time visitors were discouraged by the turnout, veteran career fair-goers think it has more to do with the type of employers in attendance than the fair as a whole. “This year’s fair was a lot smaller than previous years,” said senior marketing major Nathan Enslin. “I was able to find a lot of options for what I want to go into that weren’t here in years past…Personally, I thought it was a really good fair, but I realize that there were also a lot less options for people who aren’t business majors.”
Despite the lack of encouragement Mowery gained from her potential employers, she said “The career fair wasn’t a complete waste of my time.
“I was able to get a free headshot for my LinkedIn from a lady who wanted $35 dollars for retouching, and I received a lot of compliments throughout the day on my business-casual attire,” Mowery said. The concerns of the students are not going unheard, and it is important that those with grievances make them known to the administration.
“Nothing about this lack of diversity is going to change unless students become more vocal about these issues,” senior history major Selena Bemak said. But speaking up is not as hard as some may think. Mowery said that Career Center employees were asking students for feedback, both positive and negative, in the form of surveys as they exited the Gola.
loughline2@student.lasalle.edu

The Masque of L a Salle prepares for Haunted House

Julie Wood | Editor

With Halloween quickly approaching, there is a vast amount of activities and attractions to attend in the City to get into the fall spirit. While the City offers these great opportunities, an even more convenient way to celebrate the spooky season is offered on campus.
Each year La Salle’s theater organization, The Masque, creates a thrilling Haunted House for the students. Covered by the Student Activities Fee, this event is free to attend.
Katie Kapfer, the Vice President of Technical Affairs for the Masque, oversees all planning involved with this grand event, and she has been actively involved with the Haunted House since her freshman year. “Freshmen year I acted in it, while sophomore year, I planned with the committee and helped run lights,” Kapfer said. “This year I am recruiting actors, leading the planning committee, finalizing budget needs, and making sure the event runs as smoothly as possible.”
The Masque has been busy organizing this event since the end of September, while also trying to manage with rehearsals for their upcoming musical. Despite the early start, most of the work is done throughout October, creating material up until the opening day. This preparation includes all of the planning, as well as buying any props or costumes that are needed for the actors or the different scenes throughout the guided walk-through attraction. “The week leading up to the event consists of the final preparations,” Kapfer shares. “That last week is definitely the busiest!”

Despite the hectic schedule of the overlapping events, the Haunted House is still an activity that all the members look forward to participating in. There are typically around 30 actors involved in the creation of this event, many of who also work on various aspects of the musical. “My favorite part about Haunted House is that it is an opportunity for The Masque to come together and go a bit wild,” said Kapfer. “We are in the middle of our production for Urinetown, and everyone is extremely busy focusing on getting the show ready. This event is a break from that; it allows us to act crazy and have fun while putting all our creativity together to create an amazing event.”
Each year, a unique theme is chosen. Last fall, the Haunted House revolved around a circus setting, filled with freak show elements of scary clowns and other chilling circus performers. This year, the theme has taken on a completely different approach, reinventing itself to be even scarier than previous years. Kapfer shared that the Masque will be adding more effects and makeup while also utilizing more places that the actors can use for jump scares.
“The theme is criminal asylum,” Kapfer shares. “We wanted to deviate from the run-of-the-mill vampires, werewolves and warlocks.” The Haunted House may even share some resemblance with another popular Philadelphia attraction, one that is notoriously known as one of the scariest in the city.
“Eastern State Penitentiary is our inspiration. We are looking to make this Haunted House more realistic than in previous years. Be on the lookout for real-life inspired criminals and serial killers.”
With so much organization put into the Haunted House, it is rewarding to those involved to see it come to life with students lining up to participate in the fright-filled night of fun. “The actual day of running the event is most exciting,” Kapfer said. “I love watching it all play out, and it is especially rewarding when I hear the participants’ reactions afterwards. The creation of the event has its stressful moments due to the extensive planning. But once it all falls into place, it is incredible to see The Masque’s talent and hard work come together.”
The Masque Haunted House will be open to students on October 26 from 9 p.m. until 12 a.m.

Campus organization guides students on career path

Anisha Oommen | Staff
While you may see their trifold at the Activities Fair or flyers promoting their events around campus, the Association for Women in Communication (AWC) reaches members beyond La Salle’s campus.
AWC is a nationally recognized organization with professional chapters across the nation. In 2009, La Salle’s AWC became the first national student chapter in Pennsylvania.
While the name has “Communication” in its title, the organization is open to all majors and works to improve students’ work ethic and guide them in their career paths.
Entering La Salle as a freshman can be an intimidating time, as feelings of uncertainty and confusion begin to swell all at once. Through AWC, students are introduced to the wide array of careers that are offered, giving them the opportunity to see the skills they learn in their classes take place in the workforce. The way this opportunity is carried out is due to the events that are organized by AWC each year.
Every school year, AWC holds two major events—an alumni panel and a networking night. The Alumni Panel, held during the fall semester of the school year, introduces students to the careers offered in communication.
During this event, there is a panel of La Salle alumni that answer any questions students may have. They also provide career advice from searching for internships ,all the way down to nailing the interview, while also providing an opportunity to network. While typically directed to freshmen and sophomores to give them a better idea of what they can do with their major, it is never too late to learn more about job opportunities and what past La Salle students have accomplished in their professional lives.
Many students have been going to this event for several years and have made use of the advice that they heard. Christina DeLullo, a junior communication major, has been going to this event since she was a freshman. “The best advice I have received is that everything is a process,” DeLullo says. “It’s not about having a spot at the top. It’s what you went through to get there that matters and makes things worthwhile.”
Besides attending panels and networking nights, students are encouraged to join AWC, where they can get hands-on experience in helping to run events, which works to improve time management and organization skills.
Not only are students developing these skills, they are also forming a bond with the other members who will consistently provide strong advice.
“My favorite thing about AWC is the friendships that you form with other members”, said Daniella Stagliano, junior communication major. “I really enjoyed the fact that by joining AWC I got to meet and make friends with other young women who were passionate about pursuing careers in communication.”
Besides advice from the alumni who visit and speak at the events, AWC members are there to provide information as well, preparing their members on how to tackle applying for internships and jobs. Stagliano said, “I was really able to connect with my peers in my major whom I could ask questions about things like what to wear for interviews and what are good places to apply for internships.”
DeLullo also expressed her appreciation for being a part of AWC: “Through AWC and its panels, I have gained more confidence, and now I am comfortable with having to interact with potential employers.”
The alumni panel will take place on Oct. 23rd, in Room 100 of the Communication Center at 6 pm. All majors are welcome to join and learn about professionalism and shaping their career paths. A presentation by Career Services will also be provided to answer students’ questions about preparing for jobs and internships.
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Student club creates Harry Potter-themed activities on campus

Mark Bissichia | Editor

Expecto Patronum! What may seem like gibberish to some has become a motto to others. Those “others” being fans of the Harry Potter universe, a world of magic and mystery portrayed in J.K. Rowling’s most famous book series, which were later adapted to film. Fans of the series are spread over the world (the book series has been translated in 68 languages) but one does not have to look any further than La Salle’s own campus.
The Harry Potter Club, formed in 2014 by alumnus Tony Kelly, has been a haven for fans of the series. While he was no super fan of the popular series when he arrived to La Salle, he soon became obsessed with the books and movies when he watched one of the films, leading to his newfound love of the world of Harry Potter. When he realized there was no Harry Potter Club on campus, he took the initiative and started his own with a few other fans of the popular series.
Nowadays, senior Isobel McCreavy serves as the president of the organization. “The Harry Potter Club is a newer club on campus, but honestly, it was a long time coming,” McCreavy explains, “The club is just a group of nerds who like to meet up and hang out and be themselves.”
For Harry Potter fans on campus, there is an organization that allows you to step out of the “muggle” world and into the word of wizardry. The Harry Potter Club is an organization that gives students the opportunity to compete against their peers in a competition that lasts the whole school year. The winner of this competition receives the esteemed prize of the House Cup, the ultimate goal Hogwarts students strive for in the books and movies. If you’re unsure of what house you belong in, the online Sorting Hat Quiz will help you determine which house you should be placed in.
Daniella Stagliano, junior communication major, and self-proclaimed Gryffindor, has been a member of the club since her freshman year. Having always been a fan of the iconic “boy who lived,” Stagliano found this club to be the perfect opportunity to find other fans like herself. “I joined the Harry Potter Club because I really love the books and movies, and one of my friends from high school who goes to La Salle told me about the club and convinced me to join,” said Stagliano.
All of the houses, or teams, will be given tasks and activities to complete at each meeting where they are able to collect points for winning games. The team with the most points at the end of the school year will be awarded for their collaborative efforts in each task. These tasks include Quizzo, Jeopardy, and of course, the ultimate Hogwarts pastime, Quidditch.
Stagliano loves attending the different club activities. “My favorite part of being in Harry Potter Club are all of the fun games we play like Harry Potter Mafia, Pictionary and Jeopardy and events we host like Potterpalooza and Harry Potter Quizzo Night,” said Stagliano.
The club just recently held their annual Harry Potter themed party, Potterpalooza, which was open to all La Salle students. This highly-anticipated event provided Hogwarts-themed games and activities, like Quidditch bean bag toss and a wand making station. Even the refreshments were Potter themed; snack tables were adorned with gummy slugs surrounding a bowl of Butterbeer, a drink staple of the Wizarding World.
The club meets every Monday at 5pm in Holroyd 190. “It’s a great place to take a break from homework with fellow fans and relieve our childhood,” says senior Nicholette Du Bois, one of the heads of the club. Stagliano adds to this appreciation of the club saying, “I love the passion and enthusiasm of the people in the club, because they are the ones who really make things fun and interesting.” “It’s a community based around a love of magic and of a story. You can’t leave the Harry Potter Club meetings without making a friend,” continues McCreavy.
The club has even more events planned for the rest of the semester and beyond, with a Quizzo night planned for Nov. 2nd at 8pm in the Dunleavy room.
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Field hockey falls in OT

Helen Starrs | Editor

The field hockey team (5-7) battled Holy Cross (3-9) as a part of the St. Joe’s Philly Classic on Sunday, Oct. 7.
The embattled Holy Cross team has struggled considerably this season but won their last two games against Colgate and Lehigh, outscoring their two opponents by an 8-1 margin.
Amanda Chapin started the scoring for the Explorers six minutes into the game with her third goal of the season.
Chapin was one of many Explorers to find the back of the cage in La Salle’s 9-1 win over LIU Brooklyn last week.
Mackenzie Karcher assisted the goal. The assist was her third of the season.
The Crusaders took control following the goal.
Holy Cross sophomore Minke Kooman came off the bench and put the Crusaders on the board with a goal six minutes later. The goal was her first of the season.
The Crusaders’ Emily Loprete gave Holy Cross the lead just three minutes later, scoring her ninth goal of the season unassisted against Emma Provost.
Holy Cross went up 3-1 on a goal scored by sophomore Olivia Venezia 18 minutes into the game.
Looking to get back in it, Coach Kelly Broadway substituted sophomore goalkeeper Emelynn Sneary into her third game of the season to replace Provost.
Sneary kept the Crusaders for the rest of the half and the Explorers went into the half trailing 3-1.
La Salle had the edge in both shots (7-6) and corners (6-1) but couldn’t find the back of the cage in the latter part of the opening half.
Chapin struck again for La Salle early in the season half. The junior from Gambrills, Md. scored her second goal of the day to put the Explorers within one.
With momentum on their side, the Blue and Gold managed to score the equalizer less than two minutes later.
Karcher was the goal scorer this time.
Lauren Lechleitner scored 13 minutes into the half to put the Explorers up 4-3.
The goal was Lechleitner’s third in three games, scoring one goal in the Explorers two previous match-ups.
Holy Cross responded seven minutes later with a goal from Keely Smith to tie the game at three goals apiece.
The last 15 minutes of the half were quiet as the two teams battled for the advantage and the game went into overtime to break the tie.
Four minutes was all the time Holy Cross needed to slip one past Sneary to take the win over La Salle, their third win in three games.
Loprete was the overtime hero for the Crusaders, scoring her tenth goal of the season and second of the game.
Later, host school and A-10 rival St. Joe’s defeated Temple 6-0. Junior forward Anna Willocks had three of the Hawks’ goals set the program record for goals with 68.
The Explorers look to earn their first A-10 win this weekend with home match-ups against Richmond (4-9, 1-2, A10) on Oct. 12 at 3 p.m. and Virginia Commonwealth (5-1, 4-0, A10) Sunday, Oct. 14 at 1 p.m.
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Water polo drops two competitions in a row

Emilee Desmond | Editor

The men’s water polo team kicked off their weekend against Bucknell for the two teams’ final meeting this season.
The Bisons have outscored the Explorers 45-18 this season in their two match ups previously.
Unfortunately for the Explorers, the nationally ranked Bucknell brought a similar offensive force to the pool on Saturday morning to extend their at home win streak to 21 games.
Sophomore Cole Strohson had a solid outing with two goals, five steals, three exclusions drawn, an assist, as well as a block. However, his performance would not be enough for the Explorers to come out on top as the Bison dominated the 22-9 victory.
The Explorers’ defense let up back to back goals in only twenty seconds to give the Bison an 8-3 lead at the end of the first quarter.
Bucknell started the second period just as strong by outscoring La Salle 6-1 over the course of eight minutes.
Bison junior attacker Rade Joksimovic proved to be an offensive powerhouse for his team with seven goals in the first half for the game.
Bucknell held a 14-4 lead at halftime.
Joksimovic would go on to score three more goals in the game to post a season-best 10 goals in a single game.
The Explorers could not find the back of the net once in the third period and would go on to score only five more times in the fourth quarter.
Karl Miller and Joey DeFusco each had a pair of goals in the loss while Derek DeFusco, Ash Lyne, and Trevin Zweifel also found that back of the net once for the Blue and Gold.
After a crushing loss, the Explorers took to Kirk Pool against Wagner looking for a much needed win.
Previously, Wagner defeated the Blue and Gold by a 18-5 margin and is currently undefeated against teams in the Mid-Atlantic Water Polo Conference this season.
The Explorers could not get into an offensive rhythm against Wagner and quickly fell behind 7-1.
Wagner did not let up as play continued and defeated the Explorers with a commanding score of 24-5.
The Seahawks offense recorded goals from all 11 players, four of which scored four a piece.
Sophomore András Bimbó-Szuhai recorded a hat trick in the game.
La Salle freshman Robert Greene registered two of the Blue and Gold’s goals and drew two exclusions. He also added to his score sheet with two steals and one block on the defensive end.
Junior Owain Llewellyn recorded 10 saves in the game as well as a pair of steals.
The Explorers season is coming to a close with only four games remaining in the season.
Coming up, the Explorers will find themselves facing off against Fordham at home on Saturday at 2 p.m.
Next weekend, the Blue and Gold will match up against Johns Hopkins and will have their second meeting with Fordham.
Finally, the Explorers will wrap up their 2018 season away at Wagner on October 28.
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