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The women’s cross country team finished eighth overall but second among non-Division I schools, while the men finished fifteenth overall but sixth among the Division II schools at the Spiked Shoe Invitational in State College on September 11.
With 4:24 left in overtime, the field hockey team defeated Bentley 2-1 in its season opener September 4, giving Gary Agard a win in his debut as IUP head coach.
After being down in the first quarter, IUP scored 23 unanswered points in a 23-17 win over East Stroudsburg in a PSAC crossover game September 11.
Last week’s win followed a 16-6 victory over Southern Connecticut State in the season opener September 4 at Miller Stadium.
The golf team rallied to a five-shot victory over host Clarion at the Hal Hansen Invitational on September 13 for its first victory of the Fall season. Derek Baker led the Crimson Hawks with a second-place finish.
The team finished third in a field of thirteen at the Burger King/Ohio Valley Invitational on September 7. Brad Boyle led all Crimson Hawks, finishing in a tie for eleventh.
Former Lycoming standout Eric Anthony has been named the second assistant on the IUP men’s basketball coaching staff. He is replacing Kranthi Senadhi, who left after the 2009–2010 season to pursue other interests.
After defeating Shepherd 10-0 in its season opener September 4, the women’s soccer team tied California and later suffered losses to Shippensburg and Edinboro.
The Crimson Hawks look to get back on the winning track as they host Clarion in PSAC action Saturday.
The men’s and women’s swim teams volunteered at the 9-11 Run for Kids 5-kilometer and 2-kilometer Fun Walk at Blue Spruce Park. The event benefited the local Y’s Strong Kids Campaign.
The women’s tennis team opened its Fall season with victories over Penn State Behrend and host Allegheny to win the Nancy J. Heath Invitational on September 11. The team blanked the Lions 9-0 and posted a 7-2 win over the Gators later that day.
The volleyball team is off to a strong start. After opening the Fall season with a 4-0 win at the Davis and Elkins Spikefest, the Crimson Hawks added wins the following week against Davis and Elkins, West Virginia State, Shepherd, and Alderson-Broaddus.