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Rock lacrosse unable to complete comeback against Millersville

Jake Bartus, Rocket Contributor

April 24, 2017

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With win number 12 on the line, the Slippery Rock women's lacrosse team traveled to Millersville University for a Saturday afternoon game. Slippery Rock was unable to come out with the win despite three goals in the last 11 minutes...

Rock softball splits doubleheader with Mercyhurst

Oscar Matous, Rocket Contributor

April 24, 2017

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After an offensive onslaught against Clarion University on Wednesday, the Slippery Rock University softball team traveled to Mercyhurst University to take on the Lakers in a pair of Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC)...

Rock baseball stands at second place after split

Justin Kraus, Rocket Contributor

April 24, 2017

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The Slippery Rock University baseball team split a doubleheader against rival California University (Pa.) on Sunday afternoon; The Rock won game one 12-1 and dropped game two 8-3 Senior pitcher Preston Falascino was the star...

Former All-American headed to Canada for a second chance

Jordyn Bennett, Assistant Sports Editor

April 23, 2017

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After being cut by two NFL teams last season, Rock football alum Cory Tucker landed himself his first long-term professional contract. The former All-American offensive lineman signed a two-year deal with the Montreal Alouettes...

Baseball scores 25 in doubleheader sweep

Cody Nespor, Sports Editor

April 23, 2017

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The Slippery Rock baseball team swept the California University (Pa.) Vulcans Saturday afternoon in blowout fashion. The Rock scored 25 combined runs in the doubleheader, with the offense spread evenly between the two games. In...

Slippery Rock chosen as host for DII fall sports festival

Justin Kraus, Rocket Contributor

April 21, 2017

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"It could be the biggest event we've ever hosted," Slippery Rock cross country and track coach John Papa said about the Division II fall festival headed to Slippery Rock. The festival will start in 2018 with both the men's...

Softball sweeps Clarion with offensive explosion

Stephen Cukovich, Rocket Contributor

April 21, 2017

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The Rock softball team swept Clarion University in their doubleheader Wednesday as they extended their winning streak to five games while scoring 23 runs between the two games when the team traveled east on Wednesday to face the...

PSAC recognizes three track and field athletes in Winter Top 10 list

Stephen Cukovich, Rocket Contributor

April 20, 2017

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Graduate student Sabrina Anderson, senior Kennedy Evans and graduate student David Reinhardt of the Slippery Rock University indoor track and field teams have been named to the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Winter...

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