Autumn Dorsey - 9.13.19

FIELD HOCKEY:

The IUP field hockey team remains unbeaten following a 1-0 victory Wednesday against Mansfield. 

The lone goal was scored by Brianna Lubrarsky (senior, biology) in the game’s 10th minute. 

Blaise Cugini (freshman, education) is now on a two-game point streak to open her career as she assisted on the Crimson Hawks’ goal. 

Mansfield outshot IUP 15-5 and had 10 corners in the contest, but goaltender Lexi Ciano (junior, exercise science) and the Crimson Hawks defense maintained the shutout. 

IUP will play three of its next four games at home as it looks to build early-season momentum, starting with a matchup against Bloomsburg for its next game Saturday. 

GOLF:

The men’s golf team was ultimately unable to defend last year’s title at Clarion’s Hal Hansen Invitational, but the Crimson Hawks still finished a respectable fourth out of eight teams. The team’s 32-over 608 was 22 strokes behind the champions, West Chester. 

The leading Crimson Hawk, Jack Buccigross (sophomore, marketing), shot a 2-over 146 outside of the five-man IUP team. 

Freshmen Shaun Fedor (marketing) and Richie Kline finished 10th and 11th with scores of 6-over 150 and 7-over 151 respectively.  

The Crimson Hawks return to action in two weeks’ time when they will compete in the Mercyhurst Fall Invitational starting Sept. 22.

 

SOCCER:

The IUP soccer team earned its first conference win of the season Wednesday as it defeated California (Pa.) 3-1 at South Campus Field. 

Mahogany Willis (sophomore, communications media) was the star of the show once again, scoring two goals on four shots. She leads the Crimson Hawks with six goals in two games this season.

Cal U scored in the 73rd minute to cut the IUP lead in half, but Makenzie Witzel (junior, chemistry) scored late to give the Crimson Hawks a two-goal victory. 

Madeline Smakulski (junior, communications media) had 10 saves in the win.

IUP travels to Edinboro for its next matchup Saturday looking to remain unbeaten.

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