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Women's lacrosse wins first PSAC game, defeats Millersville 18-11

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.”

Men's ice hockey falls in AHC final, 5-1

The Mercyhurst Division I men’s ice hockey team fell to the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Tigers on Saturday, March 21, in the Atlantic Hockey Conference (AHC) championship game. The loss came after a 4-3 overtime victory in the semifinals against Robert Morris Friday, March 20.

All four goals were scored by seniors Kyle Just, Ryan Misiak, Chris Bodo and Zac Frischmon in the win Friday. In the 5-1 loss to RIT on Saturday, sophomore Stephen Hrehoriak scored the lone goal.

Rowing travels to Alabama for spring training

For spring break, the Mercyhurst University men’s and women’s rowing teams traveled to Eufaula, Ala., for training.

The teams trained at Lake Lanier, Ga., until this year. Head Coach Adrian Spracklen found a new location in Alabama to train during spring break this year.

“Alabama offers the best weather we could ask for in terms of training three times a day for a week,” said sophomore Brian Comey. “It wasn’t too hot or too cold; however, I imagine anywhere down south would seem nice after spending a winter in Erie.”

Baseball continues win streak, defeats Clarion University

Mercyhurst baseball advanced to 14-0 with the sweep of the Clarion Eagles Friday, March 20, and Saturday, March 21. The Lakers outscored the Eagles 9-3 and 9-0, respectively.

Redshirt sophomore Collin McKee was the starting pitcher for the Lakers and earned his third win of the season. McKee allowed only four hits in five innings with nine strike-outs.

Redshirt senior Angel Martinez led the Lakers in offense with three hits, two runs batted in (RBI) and one run scored.

Lacrosse wins first PSAC game of the season

The Mercyhurst Women’s Lacrosse team, ranked No. 7, won its first Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) game by defeating Millersville 18-11 Saturday afternoon.

“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.”

Senior Mackenzie Jordan, started off the scoring for the game assisted by Himes with 29:46 left in the first half.

Men's basketball falls in first round

Salina Bowe: Senior James Ewing (0) blocks a shot against IUP during the PSAC semifinals March 3.Salina Bowe: Senior James Ewing (0) blocks a shot against IUP during the PSAC semifinals March 3.

Wrestling tackles the competition, places fourth at nationals

Contributed photo: The wrestling team poses with their fourth-place trophy after the tournament.Contributed photo: The wrestling team poses with their fourth-place trophy after the tournament.

First Niagara donates $15,000 for ice rink

The Mercyhurst Ice Center (MIC) is receiving renovations valued at an estimated $300,000. This renovation will include a new front lobby and raised seating in the west end to allow for increased seating and a better view.

Mercyhurst University will provide $150,000. The rest will come from donations.

To kick start the renovation, the men’s and women’s hockey programs received a $15,000 donation from First Niagara Bank.

RIT freezes women's ice hockey in semifinal

The Women’s ice hockey team lost to the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Tigers on Friday 4-1 in the first round of the College Hockey America (CHA) final four.

The Lakers entered the tournament earning the number 1 seed as the CHA regular season champions with an overall record of 23-8-3. The Tigers, with a regular season record of 14-18-5, entered the tournament as the number 6 seed as they beat the number 3 seed Robert Morris entering them into the CHA final four held at the Mercyhurst Ice Center.

Crimson Hawks upset Lakers in PSAC quarterfinals

The Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) Crimson Hawks defeated the Mercyhurst men’s basketball team, 67-59, in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) quarterfinals Tuesday, March 3.

Mercyhurst took an early 8-3 lead with a three-pointer from Jean Onana, but Indiana quickly scored six straight points to regain the lead. With just four minutes remaining in the first half, IUP’s Shawn Dyer scored a three-pointer and created an 8-2 run for the Crimson Hawks. The first half ended, 29-23, with IUP in the lead.