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Women's soccer goes into PSAC playoffs looking for revenge

November 2, 2009

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The Mercyhurst College women’s soccer team had a pair of tough contests this past week. On Wednesday, Oct. 28, the Lakers welcomed Slippery Rock University for the final regular season home game. This game would hold a gr...

Instant reaply in MLB needs second look

November 2, 2009

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After hockey, baseball is definitely my second favorite sport of the 'big four.' The World Series is on, so I’m taking a detour from the puck to comment on something I know very little about. But hey, what’s more American...

History of the goalie mask

November 2, 2009

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Fifty years ago this week, a change was made in hockey that will never be reversed: the goalie mask. It is difficult to imagine that time in the game’s history, before masked marvels were in every hockey net across the count...

Cross-Country traverses obstacles on way to finish line

November 2, 2009

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Cross-country is often overlooked. But when baseball games are canceled because of rain and sometimes football games are delayed when there’s lightning, cross country is still running. Saturday, Oct. 31, the Mercyhurst Colle...

Men's soccer clinches top seed in PSAC

November 2, 2009

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The Mercyhurst College men’s soccer team earned the No. 1 seed in the Penslyvania State Athletic Conference West with the defeat of Slippery Rock University last Tuesday. The Lakers finished the season with a 7-1 PSAC record. ...

An athlete's preperation

October 27, 2009

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It’s a special morning for graduate student Stephen Duggan. He has a different feeling and excitement about him today, one that only sports fans and players understand. It’s game day, and in a couple of hours, the soccer pl...

Men's hockey gets first win

October 27, 2009

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The Mercyhurst College men’s hockey team fought to a 3-3 tie and a 4-1 victory this past weekend against Army in West Point, N.Y. Saturday’s meeting produced the first tie since the two teams first squared off in 2000. Sop...

Ultimate Frisbee club prepares for Halloween tournament

October 27, 2009

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Sunday night at Tullio Field, the lights were on and athletes were running, throwing and catching. No, the football team wasn’t practicing. The Ultimate Frisbee team was. They are practicing in preparation for the Halloween...

Don't hate on defunct hockey teams

October 27, 2009

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OK, hockey fans, listen up. There is good sports intolerance and bad sports intolerance, and I am sick and tired of bandwagon Pittsburgh fans overstepping their bounds in this respect, because it has gone too far. This column ci...

Pattons create familial and winning team

October 27, 2009

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Mercyhurst College volleyball coach Ryan Patton’s team has served, dug and spiked its way to a 19-9 record—the best start for any squad in his five-year tenure. It is perhaps no coincidence, then, that 2009 marks the first...

Bram makes Big Red blue

October 27, 2009

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The Mercyhurst College women’s hockey continued their undefeated streak this weekend after rolling over Cornell University 4-1 in two different games. Cornell dropped to 0-2. On Friday, Oct. 23, the games started as an even m...

NCAA makes contact a crime

October 27, 2009

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Momentum swings are common and critical in almost every sport. Hockey is no exception and, to some degree, affected more by momentum than other sports. A 'ginormous' hit, timely goal, or well-placed punch into an opponent’s orbital ...

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