CALIFORNIA, Pa. — Despite a furious second half comeback, the Red Raiders’ rally fell short on Saturday as they lost to the California (Pa.) Vulcans, 34-26. SU (2-1, 0-0) came up empty despite shutting the Vulcans (2-1, 0-0) out in the second half and outgaining them in total yards. Senior receiver Sheldon Mayer gave the team the spark it needed as he returned a punt for an 82 yard score with 6:38 left in the third.
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The SU baseball team clinched a PSAC Tournament berth on Saturday by splitting a double header with rival Bloomsburg University (11-17). SU (22-20) took the opener by a score of 8-5 before dropping the nightcap to the Huskies, 18-9. The Red Raiders fell behind early in Game 1, but were able to bring the score to 5-5 in the fifth inning.
Men: The Shippensburg University Men’s Track & Field team set several league-best marks when it competed at the Maryland Invitational at the University of Maryland on Saturday. Senior Grant Smith made his season debut after redshirting during the winter campaign, and threw for a mark that is currently top 3 in the NCAA in shotput.
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The SU Men’s swimming team ended the PSAC Championships with a clutch performance on Sunday that sealed a sixth place overall finish. SU entered the final race of the event, trailing Edinboro by one point.
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The excitement of the 2015 Division II college basketball playoffs is upon us. This year, both the men and women’s teams have a shot at grabbing a playoff spot with four games left to play in the regular season. The women’s team sits at 16-9 on the season, and holds third place in the PSAC East with a 12-7 record.
The SU Men’s Indoor Track team was invited to compete in Boston University’s David Hemery Valentine Invitational Saturday, and the team took full advantage of the opportunity, adding a school record and a number of standout performances on the big stage. The 4x400-meter relay was the Red Raiders’ top mark of the day, with the quartet of seniors Eric Bologa, Andrew Kujawski, Robert Bales and sophomore Tim Usher running 3:12:52 for the school record. That time is 2.4 seconds faster than the record that was set just last season, but only resulted in a third place finish in the race. Individual performances were key to the Red Raiders’ big day as well.
The Shippensburg University Women’s Indoor Track and Field team competed at the DeScriver Invitational at East Stroudsburg University on Saturday, adding several new PSAC qualifiers and securing a victory in the process. Junior Megan Lundy won the 400 meters with a time of 58.74 seconds, with senior Bri Fells coming in second with a time of 1:00.19.