Men’s Cross Country wins Kutztown’s DII/DIII Challenge, women place 2nd
Aiden Gonder won the individual race for the men in the 8K on Friday, with six other Raiders placing in the top seven. Livi Rieck paced the women’s team with a third-place finish in the 6K. The five scoring women all finished in the top 16 of the race.
Volleyball drops 3 games at PSAC/MEC crossover tournament
SU’s Women’s Volleyball lost twice on Friday, being swept by Fairmont State and losing in four sets to the Wheeling, the hosting team of the tournament. On Saturday, the team first lost to West Liberty in five sets before coming back to win over Notre Dame (Ohio) in four sets. Sophomore setter Kearstin Davis amassed 145 assists over the four matches of the weekend. Junior Emily Gardner led the team with 40 kills over the weekend, tying her season-best effort of 14 kills in the match against West Liberty.
SU will host Jefferson on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.
Tennis falls to Jefferson 7-0 and Clarion 4-3
Against Jefferson, the women’s tennis team only won four games in the singles’ matches and won two games in the doubles. Corinne Markovich won two games in her singles match, as well as two games in the doubles match with her partner Brighid Cantwell. Against Clarion, Brooklynn Rupert, Brinley Orris and Kendall Winters all won their singles decisions. All other SU players won at least three games in their singles matches.
Women´s tennis will host Messiah College on Saturday at 1:00 p.m.
Women’s soccer goes 1-1 for the week
SU’s women’s soccer team picked up their first win of the season against Lock Haven on Wednesday. Kaitlyn DiCandilo and Olivia Stephen scored the goals for the Raiders in the 2-1 win over Lock Haven. On Saturday, the women fell to nationally-ranked Kutztown, 2-1. Kutztown scored the 1-0 lead early in the second half, but the Raiders answered with a goal in the last 10 minutes of the match to tie the game. Graduate Skylar Lambert put the ball into the net for SU. Just one minute later, Kutztown responded with the game-winning goal.
The women will travel to Shepherd on Wednesday before hosting Mansfield on Saturday at 2:00 p.m.
Field Hockey splits the week
The women´s field hockey team fell on the road to Mansfield on Wednesday, 2-0. The Raiders finished the game with an advantage in shots and penalty corners but were unable to score goals. On Sunday, they won over Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) 3-0 in a rainy home contest. Junior Yasmin De Meyer scored the first and the last goal of the contest, and redshirt-freshman Alexa Michielsen scored the second goal, which was also her first collegiate goal.