Softball splits another low-scoring doubleheader

Softball splits another low-scoring doubleheader

Brian Hepfinger, Rocket Contributor
April 24, 2014
Filed under Sports

The Slippery Rock University softball team (14-21 Overall, 9-11 PSAC) split a doubleheader with Salem International University (13-23 Overall, 5-9 G-MAC) Monday. SRU has not had a non-conference matchup since March 19th, when they lost to Caldwell College.  Salem won the first game 3-1. No scoring... Read more »

Penalties plague 2014 NHL playoffs

Penalties plague 2014 NHL playoffs

Steven Bartley, Rocket Contributor
April 24, 2014
Filed under Sports

The NHL playoffs can be the most entertaining time of the year for a lot of fans. The problem is the players are playing as if there is no tomorrow.  The mentality is a good thing in regards to play, but the way things are going, the games are turning more into gladiator matches. Milan Lucic for the... Read more »

SRU alumni chases Olympic dreams

SRU alumni chases Olympic dreams

Brittany Fagan, Rocket Contributor
April 24, 2014
Filed under Sports

Jeff Weiss, a 2009 Slippery Rock University Health and Physical Education graduate and former All-PSAC distance runner, qualified for the 2016 United States Olympic Team Trials this March at the 2014 Anthem Half Marathon in Virginia Beach. As the first American finisher in the elite field and third... Read more »

Nationally ranked Lakers defeat Rock

Nationally ranked Lakers defeat Rock

Matthew Morgan, Assistant Sports Editor
April 24, 2014
Filed under Sports

Against the Lakers of Mercyhurst University (14-2, 10-1 PSAC), their sixth nationally ranked opponent of the year, the Slippery Rock University women’s lacrosse team (6-10, 3-8 PSAC) fell by a final score of 15-6. Mercyhurst took the lead early in the match less than six minutes in with four goals.  Slippery... Read more »

Lacrosse continues success against Edinboro

Lacrosse continues success against Edinboro

Matthew Morgan, Assistant Sports Editor
April 17, 2014
Filed under Sports

Thanks to a stifling defensive attack and 29 forced turnovers, the SRU women’s lacrosse team (5-8, 2-6 PSAC) outfought the Fighting Scots of Edinboro (7-6, 3-6 PSAC) in frigid conditions for a 9-7 victory on Tuesday night. Edinboro added women's lacrosse in 2009 and has yet to get a win against the... Read more »

Malone’s arrest raises concerns in NHL

Malone’s arrest raises concerns in NHL

Steve Bartley, Rocket Contributor
April 17, 2014
Filed under Sports

Leaving for money does not always pay and for Ryan Malone those words could hold no truer value. The 6’4 219 pound forward left the Pittsburgh Penguins at the end of the 07-08 season, the same year the Penguins were ousted by the Detroit Redwings in 2008 Stanley Cup final. Malone had some good years... Read more »

Women’s tennis takes two at Bloomsburg

Women’s tennis takes two at Bloomsburg

Brittany Fagan, Rocket Contributor
April 17, 2014
Filed under Sports

The Slippery Rock women's tennis team won two out of three matches in the Bloomsburg Duals this past weekend at Bloomsburg University. The Rock faced Bluefield State College of West Virginia Sunday morning and won with a final score of 5-1. All three matches played were races to five which means the... Read more »

Griffins take series over SRU baseball

Griffins take series over SRU baseball

Ryan Barlow, Rocket Contributor
April 17, 2014
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Slippery Rock baseball team dropped three out of four games against the first place Seton Hill Griffins this past weekend. Slippery Rock, who is in third place in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference-Western Division, was defeated 4-1 in game one on Saturday. Seton Hill carried their momentum... Read more »

Rock softball sweeps Mercyhurst doubleheader

Rock softball sweeps Mercyhurst doubleheader

Brian Hepfinger, Rocket Contributor
April 17, 2014
Filed under Sports

The Slippery Rock University softball team (13-16 overall, 9-7 PSAC) split a doubleheader against Mercyhurst University (12-20 overall, 6-10 PSAC) Thursday. Mercyhurst won the first game 3-2, after a two-run walk-off homerun by Megan Smith.  “The PSAC is a tough conference to play in,” junior... Read more »

Vulcans remain undefeated, Rock falls 0-9

Brittany Fagan, Rocket Contributor
April 12, 2014
Filed under Sports

The Slippery Rock women’s tennis team was shut out 0-9 by California University of Pa. Thursday afternoon in a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Western Division match. The Rock’s overall season record fell to 11-11 after the loss at Cal-U’s courts, and they are now 3-3 in the PSAC-West. The... Read more »