Softball soars above Clarion

Brian Hepfinger, Rocket Contributor
April 3, 2014
Filed under Sports

Led by underclassmen, the Slippery Rock University softball team (7-10, 3-1 PSAC) swept a doubleheader against the Clarion University Golden Eagles (1-10, 0-4 PSAC) on Tuesday. SRU won the first game 4-3, but it took a complete game from senior pitcher Emily Lobdell to obtain the victory. Lobdell... Read more »

Crimson Hawks sink talons into Rock

Brittany Fagan, Rocket Contributor
April 3, 2014
Filed under Sports

The Slippery Rock women’s tennis team (9-9, 2-2 PSAC) had a busy past few days out on the courts. The ladies faced division rivals Indiana University of Pennsylvania (11-5, 4-0 PSAC) on the home courts Wednesday evening where they were defeated 7-2. The Rock played three doubles teams and six... Read more »

Mr. Ms. SRU Competition


April 3, 2014
Filed under Photo Slideshows, Sports

SRU outduels Gannon for first time

Matthew Morgan, Assistant Sports Editor
April 3, 2014
Filed under Sports

Tuesday may have been April Fool's Day, but the joke was on the Golden Knights.   The Slippery Rock University lacrosse team (4-5, 1-3 PSAC) earned their first win against Gannon University (5-5, 2-3 PSAC) ever, in a very convincing fashion by a score of 18-7 at Mihalik-Thompson Stadium.   The... Read more »

MLB and the ‘juice’

Steven Bartley, Rocket Contributor
April 3, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Sports

With Barry Bonds coming back to Pittsburgh on opening day to give Andrew McCutchen the 2013 NL MVP award made me wonder a little bit: are people starting to forget the steroid era in baseball? Don’t get me wrong, the Bonds departure left a sour taste in Pirates fans mouths for a long time. After Bonds... Read more »

SRU baseball turns two

Ryan Barlow, Rocket Contributor
April 3, 2014
Filed under Sports

The Slippery Rock baseball team dominated a double header against Clarion University Tuesday, winning game one 27-10, and game two 13-4. Team captain and All-American shortstop Will Kengor led the Rock’s offense in both games, racking up seven RBI’s in game one, and two more in game two. “Everybody... Read more »

Cain, Powis enter NCAA DII Top-10

Kristin Karam, Sports Editor
April 2, 2014
Filed under Sports

Two Slippery Rock women’s track and field athletes reached marks that put them in the top-10 of NCAA Division II athletes at the Raleigh Relays last weekend. Senior Julia Cain recorded the fifth best pole vault clearance with a 3.75 meter clearance. Cain earned fourth place at the event. “I’ve... Read more »

Softball splits Seton Hill series

Brian Hepfinger, Rocket Contributor
April 2, 2014
Filed under Sports

The Slippery Rock University softball team (5-10, PSAC-West 1-1) split its Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Western Division openers Saturday against Seton Hill University. The Rock won the first game 6-0. Freshman outfielder Eliza Sykes hit a single into left field, which allowed freshman catcher... Read more »

Rock baseball sweeps Cal-U in four game series

Ryan Barlow, Rocket Contributor
April 1, 2014
Filed under Sports

The Slippery Rock baseball team completed a four-game series sweep of California University of Pa. Monday by winning 8-7. The series began with a doubleheader on Friday at California, where the Rock took both games by scored of 3-1, and 7-6.  The next two games, which were originally scheduled for... Read more »

LAX offense stifled by Griffins

LAX offense stifled by Griffins

Matthew Morgan, Assistant Sports Editor
March 27, 2014
Filed under Sports

The Slippery Rock University women’s lacrosse team (3-3, 0-1 PSAC) fell to the Griffins of Seton Hill (6-2, 1-2 PSAC) in the Green and White’s first PSAC competition of the season. The Griffins won the match by a score of 10-9 on home turf. “What’s killing us is our turnovers,” SRU head... Read more »