Monday's Griffins Sports Update

SHU men's soccer goes 1-1 last week; Seton Hill football drops to Gannon on homecoming

Mon Oct 18, 2021 - 4:11PM

Dan Flickinger Dan Flickinger
Archie Lock scored twice to lead the Griffins to a 2-1 win over Slippery Rock Saturday.Archie Lock scored twice to lead the Griffins to a 2-1 win over Slippery Rock Saturday.

Last Updated: Tue Oct 19, 2021 - 3:25AM

SHU Football (3-4, 1-3): Seton Hill held a lead in the third quarter but couldn't make it stand in a 14-10 loss to Gannon on homecoming at Offutt Field Saturday.

Trailing 7-0 in the third quarter, the Griffins forced the Golden Knights offense into a holding penalty in the end zone resulting in a safety. On the ensuing possession, quarterback Jake McCormick lobbed a pass to a leaping Taro Gaither for a 12-yard touchdown pass to give Seton Hill a 10-7 lead after a successful two-point conversion.

Gannon, however, responded by orchestrating a scoring drive of 75 yards on 11 plays to retake the lead at 14-10 after three quarters. Seton Hill's offense managed just three first downs in the fourth quarter and could not go back in front.

McCormick finished 17-of-33 for 171 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. Logan Wiland carried 31 times for 104 yards. He now leads the PSAC in rushing yards with 722 on the season. Jayden Emberton-Gaines made 17 tackles on defense.

SHU travels to Clarion on Saturday for a Noon kickoff.

SHU Men's Soccer (7-4-1, 4-1-0): Griffins men's soccer posted a 1-1 record last week falling to Gannon in two overtimes 2-1 and defeating Slippery Rock by the identical score of 2-1.

Against the Golden Knights, Seton Hill struck first on a tally from Anton Dupont Linden in the 38th minute. But 11 minutes into the second half, Gannon's Joe Knox scored to tie the game. With the game tied at 1-1 through the remainder of regulation and the first overtime, Herman Aanberg found the back of the goal just 19 seconds into the second overtime to end the game.

Against the Rock on Saturday, Seton Hill's Archie Lock scored on a penalty kick in the ninth minute and found the back of the goal again in the 55th minute to put the Griffins ahead 2-0. They held off the Rock the rest of the way. Bobby White made six saves for SHU.

Seton Hill welcomes Notre Dame for a non-conference match on Wednesday at 4 p.m. then plays Slippery Rock again on Saturday at home at 2 p.m.

SHU Women's Soccer (3-7-1, 2-7-1): The Seton Hill women's soccer team continues to try and find some traction, losing twice last week to see their losing streak extend to five straight.

Last Wednesday, the Griffins were shut out at home by Gannon on Wednesday 2-0. Grace Kenyon made seven saves.

On Saturday, SHU suffered a 3-1 defeat at Slippery Rock despite scoring first. Alexis Garia put up the first goal of the game in the 41st minute but the Rock scored three unanswered. Kenyon, who was under siege all game, made 11 saves.

The Griffins battle Pitt-Johnstown on Wednesday at home at 1:30 p.m. before hosting Clarion on Senior Day Saturday at 11 a.m.

SHU Women's Volleyball (9-10, 2-6): The Seton Hill women's volleyball team dropped a pair of five-set matches last week at the McKenna Center.

On Friday, the Griffins fell to Mercyhurst by razor thin scores of 26-24, 24-26, 25-23, 23-25 and 12-15. Paige Cole came up with 18 kills and 17 digs for SHU. Riley Rock contributed nine kills and 19 assists.

On Saturday, Seton Hill won the first two sets against Edinboro but lost the next three straight 25-16, 26-24, 23-25, 21-25 and 13-15. Cole again led the Griffins with 18 kills. Mara Yahner added nine.

Seton Hill travels to Indiana (Pa.) on Tuesday at 7 p.m. then hosts Gannon on Saturday for a 1 p.m. match.

SHU Women's Field Hockey (1-11, 0-5): The Griffins women's field hockey team dropped a heart-breaker on Tuesday losing 4-3 in double overtime against Mercyhurst.

Seton Hill held a 3-2 at the 47:05 mark thanks to a goal from Jade Taylor. But the Lakers tied the game 10 minutes later and went on to win in the second OT.

Gabriella Oxley and Olivia Diebel notched the other goals for SHU.

Seton Hill is scheduled to play Shippensburg at home on Tuesday at 4 p.m. then travel to East Stroudsburg on Saturday at Noon.

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