Gannon to host rival Mercyhurst key match

The Gannon University lacrosse team will host rival Mercyhurst University in a pivotal match with playoff implications 4 p.m. Wednesday at Gannon University field.

Gannon (9-6 overall, 5-4 PSAC) clinched a PSAC tournament berth Tuesday night when Millersville University defeated Shippensburg University.

Shippensburg defeated the Knights 13-8 Saturday on senior day when it scored six of the game’s final eight goals.

It has become almost a yearly occurance for the Knights to play Mercyhurst in a key spot ahead of the playoffs. Last season, Sarah Grzybinski scored a go-ahead goal in the second half befor the Knights narrowly held on for a 14-13 win in the season finale.

The Knights can still finish in fourth, fifth or sixth place depending on how they fare against Mercyhurst Wednesday and Indiana University of Pennsylvania Saturday. A fourth seed brings with it a quarterfinal home game April 30.

Should Gannon win both games and Mercyhurst loses to Lock Haven University Saturday, the Knights would be assured the fourth seed. The Knights have reached the postseason in four straight seasons.



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