IUP enters playoffs as No. 3 seed



The No. 14 Crimson Hawks wrapped up their regular season Saturday with a 15-8 win over No. 19 East Stroudsburg University on Senior Day.

The team honored six seniors prior to the game: Amy Weinberg (special education), Brittney Palardy  (exercise science), Tara Nicholas (early child development and special education), Maddie Poehlman (food and nutrition), Erin Ketchum (communications media) and Breanna Gallagher (child development and family relations).

Freshman Adriana Greco (biology, pre-vet) led the offense with five goals.  Goalie Angela Lontoc (sophomore, natural sciences) led the defense with 14 saves.

Greco has 35 goals on the season, which ties her with Kim Hooven (junior, special education) for second on the team.

Including leading goal-scorer Ally Burrows (freshman, exercise science), the team has three players with more than 35 goals on the season.

IUP never trailed in the game and went into the half with an 8-5 lead.

With the win, IUP finished the regular season with a 12-5 overall record and a 10-2 record in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference.

“Based upon how we’ve been playing,” Weinberg said, “we feel very confident. All of our losses have been one-goal losses. We want to bring home a championship.”

Weinberg, currently the PSAC’s all-time leader in assists with 201, will have opportunities to add to her career total.

The Crimson Hawks will enter the PSAC Tournament as the No. 3 seed and face the No. 6 seed Saturday at home.