The Mercyhurst University softball team swept Clarion University in a doubleheader at home on Friday. Freshman Heather Nye recorded both of the wins after coming in as a relief pitcher.
Senior Annie Truelove started on the mound in game one for the Lakers and senior Alexandra Puckly took game two. Game one’s win came by a walk off single in the bottom of the seventh by junior Shannon Minihane, making the final 8-7. Game two’s win came in the eighth inning after another walk-off, this time a double to center field by freshman Emily Hair, making the final score 7-6.
The Mercyhurst University softball team split a doubleheader with Gannon University on Saturday, April 12. The Lakers went into the contest, 2-5, in the Pennsylvania State Athletic
Conference against the undefeated Golden Knights.
After a joint effort on the mound by seniors Annie Truelove and in relief, Alexandra Puckly, the Lakers took down Gannon 6-4 in the first of two games.
The no. 4-ranked Mercyhurst Baseball team swept California University of Pennsylvania on Saturday, 4-3 and 6-1.
The win against the Vulcans is the team’s 18th win in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference.
“Anytime we can win a series in the PSAC boosts the team’s morale,” junior Hank Morrison said.
Saturday’s match-up against the Vulcans paired up junior Matt Jaskolka and junior Cam Knott as the starting pitchers for the sweep.
Mercyhurst hockey players Matthew Zay, Ryan Misiak, Tyler Shiplo, Daniel Bahntge, Grant Gettinger, and Zac Frischmon have signed professional contracts, continuing their hockey careers.
The Mercyhurst University women’s rowing team took first place at the 33rd Memorial Murphy Cup Regatta in Camden, N.J., on Saturday.
The Lakers, ranked fifth in the nation, only saw one other Division II competitor: nationally ranked eighth place Philadelphia University. The team also faced several Division III teams including Bates College, ranked second in the nation, Hamilton College and Franklin and Marshall, both tied for 13th in the nation.
The Mercyhurst Women’s Lacrosse team won its first Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) game, defeating Millersville University, 18-11, Saturday afternoon.
Mercyhurst led for the entire game, only allowing Millersville to come within one point in the beginning of the game.
“Since PSACs is such a competitive conference, it's important for us to be on top of our game every game,” said senior Becca Himes. “The game went really well, we focused on what we needed to do and we accomplished it, along with the win.”