Fran O’Hanlon has been the head coach of the Lafayette Leopards up in Easton for twenty seasons, but his roots are right here in Philadelphia.
After a big win this weekend on the road against top-seed Bucknell, Lafayette will now host defending Patriot League champion American in the Patriot League championship game Wednesday night. Win and Lafayette will go dancing looking to play the role of Cinderella with hopes the slipper will fit. With sophomore point guard Nick Lindner stepping up in a big way down the stretch, who knows just what story will unfold for Lafayette.
Villanova overcame a cold shooting night and rallied from a second-half deficit to defeat Lafayette 75-59 in its season opener Friday.
Zach Zweizig passed for two touchdowns and rushed for another and Lafayette used a big first quarter and a school-record tying seven interceptions to hold off Pennsylvania 28-21 Saturday night in the Quakers’ season opener.
The Explorers went 15-18 during the 2010-2011 campaign. Head coach Dr. John Giannini is looking forward to improving that ledger this season.
Andrew Shoop’s four touchdown passes led Lafayette to a 37-12 win over Pennsylvania on Saturday night that ended the Football Championship Subdivision’s longest winning streak at eight games.
Two-time defending league champ Penn will start its season at Franklin Field, hosting Lafayette out of the Patriot League.
Corey Stokes scored 19 points, and Corey Fisher had 16 to lead No. 6 Villanova to an 86-41 victory over Lafayette on Saturday night.