Second loss for Mercyhurst football


Sydney Dietz, Sports editor

On Saturday, Sept. 19, the Mercyhurst football team took on East Stroudsburg. The game was played away at Eiler-Martin Stadium at 1:05 p.m. The Lakers unfortunately could not pull out a win and lost with an ending score of 7-17. This will be the Lakers second loss in a row, after winning their first game of the season.

Assistant Head Coach, Ryan Riemedio, said that the team will not prepare differently despite the loss. “No, we will continue to work on the fundamentals of the game and concentrate on what we need to do.”

The East Stroudsburg Warriors put points on the board first with 5:25 left in the first quarter. Warrior Gunner Anglovich had a 13-play, 91-yard drive with a two yard touchdown. This play brought the score to 0-7 in the Warrior’s favor.

East Stroudsburg added more points onto the board by scoring a field goal with 12:20 left in the second quarter. The scoring did not stop for the Warriors. They got an eight-yard touchdown, making the score 0-17. With the Lakers having a score-less first half, they needed to come out and score as many points as possible.

The Lakers were able to put points on the board when junior quarterback, Michael Lowery, passed the ball to sophomore wide receiver, Cameron Barmore. This pass led to a 20-yard touch-down, which brought the score to 7-17. The Lakers unfortunately could not find any more opportunities to score resulting in a final score of 7-17 and a win for the Warriors.

However, the Lakers defense had a shutout in the second half.“I am happy with the overall performance of the defense. We gave up some cheap points at the end of the half but made the corrections and shut ESU out in the second half,” said Riemedio.

Mercyhurst redshirt senior and defenseman, Jacob Holl, had nine tackles and junior linebacker, Dakari Washington, had eight stops.At the end of the game, Lowery ended the game 16-of-32 for 155 yards and a touchdown. The Lakers grad student and leading rush-er, Chawntez Moss finished with 40 yards and 11 carries.

The Mercyhurst football team will face IUP Saturday Sept. 25, at 1:00 p.m. for an exciting Home-coming weekend. “It’s always special when the alumni come back for homecoming especially as we celebrate our 40th year of football” said Riemedio.

The football game is free for all students as well as alumni with registration. “It always brings extra energy to practice and the game because the team understands how important homecoming is year to year.” In addition to the game, there will also be a Football 40th Anniversary Celebration and dinner in the tents north of Saxon Stadium. The cost for this event is $50 per person.