Rock stays steady in playoff hunt

A 0-0 tie at Cal U brings SRU’s conference record to 4-2-2.

Published by Aidan Treu, Date: October 13, 2023

The Rock started out strong in conference play, going 4-1 over their first five games. They have slowed down slightly but remained competitive.

SRU is 1-0-2 since then although have played close enough to maintain their spot firmly in the PSAC playoff hunt.

The first tie came Saturday, September 23 vs. Clarion University and the latter came this past Saturday at California University (Pa.). A loss at Gannon University on Wednesday was in between the ties.

Skylar Munnikhuysen highlighted The Rock’s tie with Clarion.

The junior forward scored the opening goal of the game just over 50 minutes in. Seven minutes later she notched her third goal of the season to tie it and solidify the final score.

That matchup ended 2-2 in a peculiar fashion. Four total goals were scored within just over six minutes of game time.

Munnikuysen is second on her squad in shots on goal and third in goals up to this point.

SRU came close to recovering from a three-goal deficit against Gannon but was unable to complete the comeback. They scored back-to-back within five minutes by way of Brooke Riefenstahl and Morgan Sarver goals. The Rock was unable to maintain the momentum and fell by a score of 4-2.

Sarver continues to be a star for SRU, leading in goals and shots on goal.

The tie against Cal U was a dominant defensive performance from both sides, with both defensive units claiming a shutout. The box score shows SRU played a dynamic game as they logged eight shots on goal while only allowing two.

Goalkeeper Leah Allman played all 90 minutes without allowing a goal and Morgan Sarver accrued four shots on goal.

Allman is up to four shutouts on the season.

The three-game stretch leaves The Rock at a .625 winning percentage. Last year’s SRU team clinched a PSAC Tournament berth with a 6-3-7 in conference record. A similar finish this year in play with their current 4-2-2 conference record and eight games remaining.

Their next test will be a home game against Seton Hill this Saturday at 1 p.m. The White and Green already took down Seton Hill in Greensburg, Pa. by a score of 2-0.



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