IUP ROUNDUP: Crimson Hawks move on to semifinals
Rachel Wood scored the match-clinching win to lift the IUP women’s tennis team to a 5-0 victory over Edinboro in the quarterfinal round of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference championships on Tuesday at the Maple Street Courts.
The Crimson Hawks (17-5) advance to the semifinals, where they will play PSAC East Division No. 1 seed West Chester on Friday morning in Bloomsburg.
IUP, the No. 2 West seed, will be attempting to make its seventh straight appearance in the PSAC finals.
Doubles play went in order, with 16th-ranked Jarka Petercakova and Luise von Agris notching an easy 8-1 win at the top spot. Raquel Gonzalez and Wood won 8-4 at No. 2 while Sophie Butland and Katya Minchenkova earned a 9-8 (8-6) win at No. 3.
Von Agris opened singles play with a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 2, and Wood followed at No. 5 with a 6-3, 6-1 win to clinch.
WOMEN’S LACROSSE: Ally Burrows scored the game-winning goal with 1:07 to play in overtime to lift 19th-ranked IUP to a 14-13 victory over 14th-ranked Mercyhurst in a PSAC game at George P. Miller Stadium.
Burrows netted five goals and was one of four IUP players who scored more than once, with Adriana Greco and Carissa Smith netting three apiece, and Kim Hooven scoring two.
Smith scored her third goal with 17 seconds left in regulation to tie the game at 13. Goalie Angela Lontoc then saved a Mercyhurst free position shot with three seconds to go.
IUP (8-5) plays host to Edinboro on Thursday.
BASEBALL: Shippensburg swept IUP, 6-0, and 7-1, in a PSAC crossover doubleheader at Owen Dougherty Field.
The Raiders got to IUP relievers in the top of the seventh inning of the first game, with a grand slam highlighting a five-run, five-hit inning.
IUP freshman Ben Hudock allowed five hits and one earned run in 5 2-3 innings.
IUP (13-19) opens a series with Seton Hill at home Friday.