The momentum at Miller Stadium continued Saturday night for IUP, as the field hockey team took home a 5-1 victory against Frostburg State directly following the football team’s win.
The Crimson Hawks outshot their opponents by a 29-2 margin and were led by Blaise Cugini’s (freshman, education) two goals and one assist.
Cugini’s three points marked the best debut performance by a Crimson Hawks freshman since 2013.
IUP travels to Mansfield Wednesday looking to start its season on a winning streak.
Mahogany Willis (sophomore, communications media) tied the program record for most goals scored in a single game as her four goals led the way in a 5-0 victory for the IUP soccer team against Glenville State.
Willis also earned an assist on the fifth goal, which was the first of Samantha Joyce’s (freshman, nursing) career.
It took 14 minutes for the Crimson Hawks to put a goal on the board, and it could have happened even sooner as IUP tallied six shots in the first 10 minutes.
Similarly to last season, time in goal was split between Madeline Smakulski (junior, communications media) and Maria Tunney (sophomore, criminology), who earn credit for the shutout following a defensive performance by the Crimson Hawks that allowed only three shots from Glenville State.
IUP remains at home for its next game against Cal U Wednesday afternoon.
The IUP volleyball team was unable to win a match during its opening quartet in Florida.
The first match saw the Crimson Hawks take on last year’s national champions in No. 1 Tampa, being held to a negative hitting percentage in a sweep.
IUP was able to take a set in its next matchup to even things up with Valdosta State at 1-1 before being knocked out in the final pair.
The Crimson Hawks took Florida Southern to five sets in a 3-2 loss in the weekend’s third matchup before being swept by Hillsdale to close out the road trip.
A bright spot on the weekend was the impressive performance of Nicole Peterson (freshman, biology).
Peterson had a combined 22 kills in the opening pair of matches and had 23 in the Florida Southern match, the most by a Crimson Hawk in two years.
IUP will next travel to California (Pa.) for the Vulcan Invitational, another four-match tournament taking place Friday and Saturday.