SoftballThe Golden Rams went into their double header against Lock Haven on Saturday with a four-game winning streak, but unfortunately saw an end to this as the Bald Eagles served two upsets to the West Chester Golden Rams.
The Bald Eagles defeated the Golden Rams 3-0 in the first game, and 8-0 in the second, dropping WCU to 10-6 on the season and boosting Lock Haven to 17-3.
Senior pitcher Adina DeHainaut pitched for six innings during game one. She allowed only five hits and one run. The Bald Eagles proceeded to score one run in the third inning and two more in the fourth, while only allowing the Golden Rams one base hit to Meghan Halberstadt.
Dehainaut started the second game as well, but suffered six runs on seven hits in three innings.
The Bald Eagles tallied three home runs in the second contest, and after only four and a half innings, the game was called on account of the eight run rule.
The Golden Rams will host Goldey Beacon of Delaware on Wednesday at 1 p.m.
The Navy scored the only try of the game during the second, defeating the Golden Rams 5-0 in the Mid-Atlantic Rugby Football Union, MAFRU, Division I Playoffs.
The Navy entered the contest on Saturday as the No. 4 ranked team in the nation, while the Golden Rams were ranked No. 8.
This loss, which is the second to the Navy this year, drops the Golden Rams to 5-4 on the season. The Navy also beat the Golden Rams last year in the MAFRU Quarterfinals.
While Saturday’s win earned the Navy a berth in the USA Rugby National Sweet 16 Championship Tournament, the Golden Rams must travel to Richmond, Va., this weekend to compete in a pair of fifth-place playoff games. The Golden Rams must win both contests in order to appear in the Sweet 16.
The Golden Rams added two wins to its eight game winning streak as they earned two victories over IUP, 8-1 and 13-2, on Saturday in Indiana, PA.
The two wins improved the Golden Rams record to 12-8 on the season and dropped the Indians to 6-16.
In the first game, the Golden Rams scored four runs in the third inning, and tallied four more runs in the seventh for the win. Senior Brett Wallace earned a home run in the contest, and finished the game two for three with four RBIs. Sean Bond doubled, singled, scored one and drove in a run. Joey Yeager also had an outstanding performance on Saturday with two for four and two runs and an RBI in the first contest.
Pitcher Ryan Gerber had a six-inning five-hit showing, striking out five and allowing one unearned run.
During the second contest, pitcher Chris Powl earned the entire game victory by striking out four, scattering five hits and allowing only one unearned run in the seven innings.
The Golden Rams will host Caldwell on Tuesday at 3 p.m. on South Campus.
Lock Haven University served the Golden Rams their first loss to the Bald Eagles since 2003 on Thursday afternoon in West Chester, PA.
Towards the end of the game, the Bald Eagles hammered in six straight goals, stealing the 13-11 victory right from beneath the Golden Rams in the PSAC women’s lacrosse league opener.
This loss broke the 24-game conference winning streak for the Golden Rams. It also gave WCU back-to-back losses for the first time since the 2003 season. The No. 4 Golden Rams fall to 3-2 on the season, while the No. 5 Bald Eagles remain undefeated at 3-0.
Christina Kane tallied four scores for the Golden Rams, while Jackie Baker earned herself a hat-trick, while Stephanie Kienle also tallied a goal for the Golden Rams in the loss.
Katelyn Martin also earned a hat-trick in the contest, improving her season total to 18 goals and her career to 216. She needs only eight more goals to tie Katherine Houck of Aldephi for the second-most in NCAA Division II history. She needs 15 more goals to tie former WCU teammate Kathleen Sheehan who is the all-time record holder with 231 goals.
The Golden Rams will visit Shippensburg on Tuesday in a PSAC contest.