The IUP women’s soccer team improved to 3-1 on the season with a 1-0 road win over nationally ranked Slippery Rock on Saturday.
Tonya Fabian scored for IUP in the 14th minute, and it was enough to upend The Rock, ranked No. 8 in the country. Mara Hricik recorded the shutout in goal.
IUP (3-1) welcomes West Virginia Wesleyan on Monday.
FIELD HOCKEY: IUP looked poised to knock off the No. 1-ranked team in the country for the second straight season, but the Crimson Hawks couldn’t finish the job down the stretch in a 3-2 overtime loss to West Chester at George P. Miller Stadium.
IUP took a 1-0 halftime lead against the top-ranked Golden Rams on a goal by Brielle Mackey in the 15th minute. In the second half, Jillian Duld scored in the 56th minute to give IUP a 2-0 lead with just 14 minutes to play in regulation.
Less than three minutes after Duld’s goal, West Chester got on the board, and the Golden Rams tied it at 2 in the 66th minute, with 4:09 to play in regulation.
West Chester then scored in the second minute of overtime to escape with a win.
IUP (1-3) lost its third straight. The Crimson Hawks play host to Mansfield on Wednesday.
VOLLEYBALL: IUP remained winless on the season after absorbing two losses on the second day of the Findlay Fall Classic. The Crimson Hawks lost to Malone, 3-0, in the early match and fell to host Findlay, 3-1, in the second match of the day.
Malone (4-3) won by scores of 25-20, 25-22, 25-18.
Against Findlay (5-2), IUP managed to win only its second set of the season, but lost the match by scores of 25-18, 25-19, 21-25, 25-12.
Lisa Kissell led IUP with eight kills against Malone, and Elizabeth Sova added seven kills. Setter Carissa Miara had a team-high 18 assists, and Indiana native Aubree Frye led the team with eight digs.
Against Findlay, Sova collected a team-high 10 kills while Kissell and Lily McWilliams added nine apiece. Miara had 23 assists, and Kelly Barnes and Joie Hrapla led the way with 10 digs apiece.
IUP dropped to 0-7 in head coach Aline Scott’s first season and has been swept in five of seven losses.