March 04, 2019
By: Erica Rose
The Lehigh/Lafayette rivalry is the longest running rivalry in college football, and while that is by far the most popular; each sport takes great pride in its own rivalry. The women’s basketball teams are no different. Over the weekend, the Leopards and Mountain Hawks met up for the second time this season, and the Lehigh women accomplished a feat no other Lehigh women’s basketball team has. Not only did they defeat the Leopards 67-50 on senior day, but the Mountain Hawks improved to 11-6 in Patriot League play, clinching home court advantage in the Patriot League quarterfinal. The win makes the seniors 8-0 against their rival. That’s right, for the first time in program history, the Mountain Hawks seniors have NEVER lost to their rival, pulling out the sweep for four straight years.
The Mountain Hawks also are looking for their first 20-win season since 2010-2011. They can accomplish that on Wednesday in their final regular season game, if they defeat Holy Cross. The Mountain Hawks did take the 64-55 victory over the Crusaders back in January, and are playing extremely well so they should have no issues in doing so.
The quarterfinals are set for March 11 with game time slated for 6:00pm. Tickets are available to purchase already.