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Homecoming weekend kick off tonight
Brian Sheridan * This weekend the atmosphere on campus will be one of celebration asj Mercyhurst alumni and students get togetherifor the fifth annual Homecoming. As opposed to previous years, this year's Homecoming is being held in mid-September instead of late October. V T h e main reason for the change," says Gary Bukowski, director of alumni relations, "is that the alumni board felt that people really did not get to see the 0 •beauty of the campus. | SAC C h a i r p e r s o n , J e a n Moniewski, agreed that the move was a wise decision. Hu^We^had a problem with last years (Homecoming)-because it was the same day as Hallo ween.?lt was just bad timing." 1 The Laker football game, which the weekend is centered ,! around, also played a role in scheduling this year's event. The Lakers will take on the Red Flash of St. Francis on Saturday,^September 22 J at 2p.m. at the Erie Veteran/s Stadium.' A full slate of activities for both alumni and students are scheduled before and after the game. * Mercyhurst students will be able to take part in a tailgate party ;on Friday from 8-10 p.m. on .the Egan Past! and present members of the crew team will grab their oars for the annual alumni crew's race Saturday morning at Somerheim Park. "The crew race is a tradition,"Bukowski said. "It started & Prior to kick off time a car|parade will leave Zurn parking lot and pro ceed to the Erie Veterans Stadium At 2 p.m. alumni and students meet for the game and the crown ing of the Homecoming King and Queen. This year, Jean Monjewsk will crown the second Homecom ing King and Queen of Mercyhurst Last year, seniors Antoine Thomp son and Barb Hanley won the title After the game, the alumni will attend an "After Glow" party and a buffet supper at St. Markfs Center. At59 p.m., both groups wJll^then have^the opportunity to attend the Homecoming dance at the Campus Center. . f * Bukowski expectsf*aboutl 250 alumni? to return to their? almal! mater. J| | ; "It's definitely grown every year and it's becoming a bigger and bigger event/' Bukowski; said. Plans are already underway for next year's H o m e c o m i ng Festivities. . - *• > • M o n i e w s k i also b e l i e v es Homecoming is becoming bigger and better as the years progress. | "I thinkfall of the activities will generate a lot of school! spirit." Rain or shine, this year's jWMCY, the campus radio staHomecoming will be a:wonderful tion, has added another feature to chance forlstudents to start new its programming. i friendships or rekindle old ones. Along with supplying the campus and the Erie community with all of the Pittsburgh Pirate games, WMCY now also provides both communities with the Mercyhurst Lakers and Buffalo Bills foptball games. \j£ £ i In the Spring, WMCY confirmed a contract with the Pttsburgh Pirates l and began broadcasting their games-in xfune. £& % Two montha-later, the station made an agreement with the Buffalo Bills making it the only station in Erie to broadcast! both the Pirates and the Bills. The exclusive coverage of these two professional teams ^extends beyond the gates ofhhe college.


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Through the cooperation of Erie Telemedia, subscribers to this cable company are able to hear all the games of the Pirates, Bills and Lakers on Chanel 33 \ : About a half a dozen students and faculty members helped bring the games to the'college and the Erie area. i WMCY Program Director, Rick Wendt said many of these new developments have come about because of the possible addition of an FM radio station. "Many institutional programs were developed now so that they could be used in the future," Wendt said Steve Curcio, faculty advisor of the station^ safd, "WMCY is taking steps toward fufilling radio needs in the community and in providing all kinds of programming."

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By Susan Marcy E i g h t n ew f ac u I t y members have joined various departments throughout the college as of this Fall term. New in the area of political science is Dr. David Allen. Allen will take over pre-law advising and law-related courses in the absence of Dr. Barry Grossman who wil be on a leave of absence this year. Allen received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D from the University! of WisonsinM i l w a u k e e . Dr. A l l e n especially likes the! small college atmosphere because it will allow him to get to know his students on a one-to-one basis. Mark Gridley, a new member of the psychology deaprtment, will play a double role at Mercyhurst. Gridley will be teaching courses at the D'Angelo School of Music in addition to his psychology courses. H i r e d in t h e hote restaurant management program is Samuel Veneziana, a

1975 Mercyhurst graduate. Veneziana will teach all basic$food courses and is in charge of the Clipper's Cove, Top of the Hill Club, catering and meal preparation for the seminarians^ at St. Marks. ? a A native of Erie, Veneziana ? has been employed with the Marriott Corporation in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Jean-Marc Baier is the new director of the dance department. He received his B.F.A. from Southern Methodist University. Accompanying Baier in the dance department will be June Lee Hines. Frank Scalise is a new member of&the business department; Scalise received both his B.S. and M.S. from Purdue University. New in the philosophy and religious studies department is Dr. Frederick Keck. Keck is originally from New York City J and was J previously director of religious education ^ n * L o n g Island? New

York. Dr.fKeck graduated from Fordham Universitylas a graduate student in May. j J o h n ! C a m p b e l l has become | a | member of jthe biology department, he will serve as assistant professor of the department, while Raymond Buyce will be an assistant professorfin the department of geology. ?|I 1 f Kathy Wachterfis new in the fashion merchandising program in human ecology. Additions to the faculty on a full-time basis jjinclude; Irene Brown, math department; Alan Gick, ^business department; Robert Dolwick, music Idepartment? and Ant h o n yv G r i m a I d i , I a r t department. J ^ j p j B 5r|3 These four members previously taught at Mercyhurst on al part-time basis. Shelle Barron, another graduate of Mercyhurst, joins the art department on a part-time basis while William Erickson becomes a parttime employee of the. Communications department.

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m Those who utilize the pop machines I on campus [may have noticed Ian increase in the price of*a single can of pop. One can is now 55 cents, an Increase? of five cents over last spring. | William Kennedy, director of student services, explained that the price hike is a direct result of an increase in the price of sugar.J Tie further pointed out that when the price of soft drinks in the supermarket is raised by 2.5 cents or more, the price of a can at the vending machines must be raised a


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Donnelly joins Campus Ministry team
By Gena Kost Walking through 211 Main, an unfamiliar voice may be heard. The distinctive accent is that of Karen Donnelly, the new Campus Minister. Donnelly will oversee the duties of Marie Martone who resigned in July. The new Campus Minister is responsible for coordinating such volunteer programs as the Mercyhurst folk group, convalescent home visiting, the Emmaus soup kitchen and organizing the lEucharistic Ministers ;for each Sunday Mass in the chapel. W f More student involvement in planning each weeks liturgy is one of many ideas Donnelly has initiated. 1 She has also added an evening Mass to the Sunday liturgy schedule to accomodate those students who go away for the weekend. Beginning in£ October, a|10 Camous Ministry's Karen Donnelly. p.m. Mass willlbe said each week in the Blue Room, however, the 7 p.m.\Mass on eliminated from the schedule. S a t u r d a y s has b e e n She Invites students who

Fallmagazine due in October
The Mercyhurst Magazine is expected to be published at the end of October. This will be the fifth issue put out by the External Affairs Office in conjunction with the!Alumni Office. * * ^ P The magazine, w h i c h premiered in November of 1982, is published in the Fall and Spring of each year.# J | ^ . A c c o r d i n g 8 to Corrine Halperin, assistant to Mary Daly in External Affairs, the purpose of the Mercyhurst Magazine is "to keep" alumni and the general (Mercyhurst) community informed." It also contains articles that relate

are Interested in pJanning the weekly liturgy to attend their committee meetings held every Tuesday. | | Donnelly believes the Campus Ministry should provide a welcoming atmosphere of Christian hospitality for all of the 3 Mercyhurst community. "Campus Ministry^is vital to the college community. It's a comfortable i place where students, faculty and administrators can get together informally," she stated. The new environment seems to be accomodating to Donnelly who is a native of Rhode Island. "I feel very much at home here," Donnelly said. The people are friendly and the campus is congenial. "I'm adjusting better than I expected," she added J

the college's involvement in the Erie community. Past contributions have included articles from the alumni, ? professors, and current students. Halperin notes that the Mercyhurst Magazine is an "outlet*for some people in the community to have their work published." |# | H & | gThe External Affairs Office welcomes contributions from the entire community. Students and faculty with ideas for the upcoming publication, are asked to stop by the External Affairs Office in 102 Main. *r


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The word "welcome" has been a!common greeting around campus for the past couple of weeks. The word is simple, yet it Is a congenial way of greeting a new face or making one feel more comfortable in a new environment. Every Fall term we are greeted with a welcome. The first steps through the dormitory lounges conveys a sense of belonging. Professors, administrators and roommates alsoexpress a feeling of friendship by transmitting this word through verbal or written communication. Welcome; it's more than just a word. It conveys one's hospitality and friendliness. A doormat may be a{nonverbal form of communication, however, a visitor can sense the environment will be invititing. Making one feel at ease in his new surroundings is the initial step to creating a new bond of friendship. Most often, actions speak louder than words. | We should take the time to welcome an individual with newt ideas, dreams and hopes. Newcomers will remain timid until they are welcomed warmly. I | It is not January yet, so it is not time to make^resolutions, but it is the time of the year to extendia warm welcome to the freshmen, transfer students, new faculty members and especially to the alumni; f j Homecoming is always the opportune^time to say"welcome." It's such a simple word. %


Dear Fellow Students, ^^'Weld'ome baclWei^he 'Hurst. | M y j fellow! officers and I hope you had an enjoyable summer and are ready for the coming year. Many changes have taken place at the 'Hurst over the summer. Two such changes directly affecting you, the Letters must* be submitted by noon on students, are the reinstating of the yearbook and the Tuesdays preceding.publication. renovation of the Student Union. Through the combined efforts of the Student Government and the college administration, we were able to Frances M. Moavero, Editor Now on to the coming come to terms and bring Naomi A. Romanchok, Assistant Editor back a 1985 Praeterita. This school year. The biggest Brian Sheridan, News Editor is a completely new year- single issue in the past four Laura Ruby, Feature Editor book. It has been expanded years will be decided this Greg Yoko, Sports Editor and every full-time student year. | That tissue > is f the Leslie Hafenmaier, Photography Editor school calendar. As many of shall receive one. Another Gary Laurnoff, Art Design change is its delivery date. you know, this is the last The Praeterita will now arrive year of the present trimester FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21,1984 VOL. 58 NO. 1

THE MERCIAD welcomes the expressions of its readers inP'Your Opinion". All l e t ters|must bejsigned and shquld contain an address or telephone number to be used for verification purposes only. Contributions will be edited for grammatical or spelling errors.

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on campus in mid-May. I en*courage those interested in being on the staff to contact the MSG office in 209 Main for further information. The other major change has been the further renovation of the Student Union. With the help of many people, we were able to repaint, add new lights, new ceiling fans, and construct a half-wall border. |As many of the Seniors can tell you, today's Union is a far cry from the Student Union when we were freshmen, t

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system. Next year we will be operating under a new calendar. W h i c h ^ c a l e n d a r , semester, trimester, or other, will be the subject of debate. I strongly urge all freshmen, sophomores, and juniors to think it over and let us know how you feel. It's up to you to make a stand one way or the other. You will be the ones directly affected by this calendar decision. There are many other issues that y o u , the students, will have an interest in this year. The only way to be completely informed is to attend the MSG meeting. Look for times and dates of the meetings in the Merciad . Get involved. Thank You, Patrick Songer MSG President


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Freshmen studies extends!appreciation
Dear Editor: \ Over this,past summer, we welcomed our new students to|the Mercyhurst Community through two orientations. • Faculty, administration and staff members, too many to name here, gave their time to assist the Office of Freshman Studies. I am most grateful and \ thank them for their assistance. A special thanks goes to MSG Vice President Sue Bennett and the upperclassmen she recruited to assist our office during the orientations. We couldj not have done it without them. Again, thanks to all who helped make our summer a little easier.? Sincerely, Robert L Pagni \ Director of Freshman Studies r t *

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RA arefreallpeople too
By Steve Seymour9Hg& simply do it! for the personal I'll never forget that rainy gain and glory, but?l do not spring morning. Dressed in my think this would apply here. best suit, I nervously awaited Having my own room was a big my future boss' first question. factor, but that bowed outlto 'Twas RA interview day. Some being able to choose my own of my friends who were RA's said, "walk in like you own the place and remember all the coaching we've given you." Phyllis' questio was,"Mr. Seymour, why would you like to be a Resident Assistant?" Although I cannot fremember my answer, I'm sure It was far from brilliant.| The interview went /well. In the I f i n a l analysis, I became one of the "chosen", f | After slightly over a year in my position,; Merciad editor, Fran Moavero asked me to write about being an RA. It was only then that the nightnare of Phyllis' first quesSteve Seymour, RA of Mercy tion came back to haunt me. Apartment. 1 There are the obvious reasons for wanting a job that can be very unpopular at roommates as an RA in the times. Money certainly was a Mercyhurst jApartments. motivator (for the first year, Relating some* of my exanyway). periences is probably the best T h e r e ' s ! a l s o f t h e way to^tell my story. 4 philosophical position that- ..One day I was caught in the center of about 500 pounds of football playershrying :to kill each other as well fas me. I questioned my decision to be an RA. The countless evenings that I'm interupted to unlock a door or fill out a maintainence form j c a n n o t | | i be spefic reasons why I wanted this job! J Being an RA doesn't sound so great, but I wouldn't trade my postion for any other job. So why am I an RA? Being able to work with many fspecial people, including my boss, fellow RA's, and students makes^the job worthwhile. Meeting everyone who comes to my door looking for their room key, knowing that not all of them think of me as a disciplinarian, but as a friend who will help them i n ! whatever possible at any time of the day or night. Helping people; I think that's why I like this job. Assisting someone with one's problems is the greatest feeling l i n the £ world \ to me. Remember housing residents, your Resident Assistant isn't there to "write you up", he or she is there to help vou. Z

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Time well spent
By Paula Tofil £ JPrior to the start of every school year, the department of ! housing brings together a group of selected students for a week of intense instruction called Resident Assistant Training. T h i s ^ September marked the second year which I've succumbed to the wishes of Phyllis Aiello by packing my teddy bear a week early and learning how to help students through the catastrophies of college life. The "Week, of EhTlghtenmen™providesfone with a degree of understanding regarding school policies and procedures for handling various emergencies; but somehow fails to inform | the aspiring RA that every student who walks into the dorm will be a case unto itself. | What I have continually found amazing is that none of the old stories seem to come back and haunt the school exactly as they have in the past. The i n d i v i d u a l s t u d e n t stresses individuality by doing and being what no other could. Suddenly, the RA who has gone through a week of "preparation for everything" finds unpreparedness knocking at the door at 4 a.m.. in the form of an eighteen-year-old freshman who is sleepwalking and looking for her tent. A quick explanation that this is Erie, Pennsylvania and not
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Saudi Arabia along with escort service back to bed seemed to have done the trick, but if who told me to expect this??? I Obviously, employment as an RA is full of little surprises. Some surprises are entertaining. For instance, last week I returned to my room one day to find a resident languishing in my bathtub. No l big deal. I asked if she'd like a towel but was | informed that she'd already brought her own. Other surprises are not so amusing. College students are often people with very real problems and concerns. Trouble at home, pregnancy, interpersonal difficulties, and substance abuse are situations which come to an RA's attention more often than many people would like to believe. Handling these dilemmas frequently requires that the RA act as a Mason between the student and some professional agency. It is in circumstances such *as these that the Resident {Assistant becomes fully aware what the college living and learning experience Is all about. Seeing people grow, sometimes painfully, sometimes joyfully, but always moving toward a new form of individuality, is the most rewarding compensation that one could expect from such a task.
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Faces! from near and far
MSG Mercyhurst Student Government meetings are held every Sunday at 7:30 p.m.in 114 Zurn. i | CHECK CASHING | Mercyhurst Student G o v e r n m e n t " w i l l be cashing checks for all students. Temporary hours are set up until Oct. 1. The hours now in progress are Monday 2:30-4 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday 1:00-3:30 p.m. and Friday 11:30-1:30 and 2:30-4:00 p.m. The Cost is $2.00 to open an account and 25 cents*to cash each check. It's a new academic \ term and the/Hurst has attracted new faces to its campus. This year students have come from all over the United States and from as|far away as England and Ireland. | k Approximately 360 students make up the freshmenlclass, 45? percent of them being males and 55 percent of them being females, according to the Director of Freshmen Studies, Robert L. Pagni. Seventy-six percent of the freshmen live on | campus, while Wtwenty-four | percent commute. | Pagni said that there has been a decline in students from New York while the number of, students from I Ohio has risen. The departments of Accounting, I Business, HRM, and Criminal Justice attracted the most freshmen. This year there were approximately eighty transfer students | that!came to Mercyhurst, according to Rick Bengel. Bengel urges transfer students to get involved in school activities as|soon as possible to make the transition easier. s t '* ^ It* seems St hat* the small school with its friendly atmosphere ^ a n d career programs |were| some ^specific reasons the Class of 1988 made f Mercyhurst their home for the next four years. £ U "I like a small school with a friendly atmosphere," \ said freshman criminal justice major Sheila Bond from Pittsburgh. Another freshman, Jannie Colby said, "I chose Mercyhurst because of jits dance program." iShei also stated that being away from home would be a hard adjustment, however, improving her academics is a primary goal. While:the atmosphere was one element that has brought the largest freshmen class, others found the atheletic programs another strength of the college. The football program, for instance, was freshman Vic Morini's reason for attending the 'Hurst. i

LECTURE Representative John Anderson will kickoff the 1984 lecture series on Tuesday, October 2 in the Zurn Recital Hall at 8 PM. The Countdown 1984: The Third View Party will be his topic of discussion.

DP MA MEETING CMIS-and Business majors; there will be a DPMA meeting on Monday, October 1 in 207 Zurn at 8:15 PM. Special welcome to freshmen.

NAUTILUS | The Nautilus^ Fitness Center, located in the Campus Center is open ;to students Monday thru Friday 1:30-4:30 p.m. Evening hours are 8-TO p.m. Sunday thru Thursday. 1 J isffiii

COLLEGE SENATE Any student wishing to participate in the College's government structure can volunteer to serve on one of three standing committees of the College Senate. For more information»contact Dr. Ludlow Brown jj in 223 Preston.

ATTENTION $ During the months of September, October, and November, flu fvaccines will be administered to students, faculty, and administration. NO CHARGE! Health Service hours- are Monday thru Friday, 9a.m.-noon and 1p.m.-4p.m. Also, allergy injections wil be given on Thursdays and Fridays thoughout the year.

By Cindy Ferraro Avoiding weight gain is an obsession with most individuals, but freshmen college students should expect to put on a couple of pounds

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throughout their;four years of college. As freshmen-begin their college life at the 'Hurst, their eating habits will most likely change. s A study conducted at Penn State University, revealed that freshmen gained a total of nine |pounds. iWhy? Food: is more easily | accessible, and therefore eatingK habits of marly students change. Food is not the only factor in freshmen weight gain. Studies indicate that lack of exercise, emotional and psychological factors, such

as moving away from home, and additional stresses of college life makes it difficult to maintain one's weight. 1 Weight contol can become a constant battle leading into yourj sophomore,aLunioriand senior y edits .*P4t(1f Stdte* SftSb surveyed the upperclassmen. Studies show that sophomoresfigain about 7.3 ponds, juniors gain an average of 7.8 pounds while seniors are expected to put on about 6.5 pounds, although some seniors' said they lost weight, due to exercise. * . 1


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MSG RECEPTION All students are invited to meet the representatives of the Mercyhurst Student Government. ,A special reception will be held Thursday, Sept. 27 at 3:30 p.m. in the Back Porch


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f Sherlock's Home -Come listen to the sounds of Drive She Said Friday and Saturday night, 10pm to 2pm. 508 State street. Shenanigans -It's just around the corner! Friday and Saturday night, Kidder from

22-Car Parade begins in Zurn Parking Lot at 12:30pm£ Homecoming Football game, Lakers vs. St. Francis 2:00pm. Homecoming Dance, 9 to 1am in -the Campus Center. 50 cents admission. 23-Movie:Police Academy at Zurn Recital Hall. 7 and 9pm. 50 cents admission. porated non-stopable humor, tension, fright, and amazing visual effects. Not only that, it left the American public fearless. If a situation should arise and vo^jeed^e[p battU ing the supernatural, "who ya' ? g o n n a*' *c a I* I ? '3 GHOSTBUSTERS! ? My sentimental favorite this summer was Spielberg's GREMLINS. How can one not fall in love with a Mogwai? But as cute as they are, they can sure bring about terror. Getting one wet causes multiple

i25-FYI, John B. Lichaczh: 7:45 and 9:45. AtHhe 7:30 Karate Expert, Back Porch showing of Gremlins there will be a sneak preview of the film Cafe, 8:15pm. Irreconciable Differences star28-Bus trip tolGenerations ring Ryan O'Neil and Shelly Night Club in New York. Must Long. be 19 years of age. Proper ID required. Leave at 8:30pm. 3.00 admission. Cinema World -Tightrope and Until September at 1:30, 3:30, 5:30, 7:30 and! 9:30. Ghostbusters at 1:45, 3:45, 5:45, 7:45 and 69:45. The Evil That Men Do at 1:40,3:40,5:40, 7:40 and 9:40. 4

Cinema III III Milcreek Mall -Gremlins and Red Dawn at 130, 3:30,^5:30, 7:30 and 9:30. All of Me at 1:45, 3:45, 5:45, Mogwai's. And if that isn't bad enough,; feeding ', them {after midnight creates monstrous little creatures called GREMLINS. But behind it was an expressive theme: true beauty ties in those things undisturbed by man. A different type of film hit the Box Office this summer. Singer-Songwriter" Prince made hisfacting debut in the film PURPLE .JRAIN. The biggest of Prince fans can be assured to feel empty at the&

Concert Series -Tuesday September 25th at 8pm Cellist Claudio Jaffe will perform. Concert at the ] DiAngelo School of Music in St. Marks Auditorium. Free admission. closing ^credits. Prince was highly flamboyant in the film, both in acting and singing. The movie skyrocketed the sales of Prince's new soundtrack PURPLE RAIN. But if I were Prince, I'd try my luck at home movies. * * So if' being back In school has. you .feeling down, find your way to the theatre. Even if the quality isn't- there, the variety will be. Afterall, to the ; filmmakers, "varietys is the 'splice* of life."?

Reviewing the summer
How would you characterize your summer vacation? Good? Bad?' m Unproductive? You're not quite sure? Well, there is one aspect of the summer you can safely characterize as being mediocre: The Box Office hits. | : i | Pf In the early days of your vacation you may have had the chance to view Robert Redford in THE NATURAL. This "fairytale" film traced the life of baseball superstar, Roy Hobbs. |THE NATURAL stretched oyer the realm q^eality and into never-never land." In my opinion, it was one, two, three strikes: a natural out. The Block Buster of the summer? There's no doubt about it-GHOSTBUSTERS! With the combination of Dan Akyroid and Bill Murray, what e l s e * can &you e x p e c t ? GHOSTBUSTERS incor-




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By Robert Zonna and Greg Yoko i "This is obviously the biggest win infMercyhurst College football history!," claimed Coach Tony DeMeo after his Lakers shocked the Pioneers of Widener University last Saturday, 17-7. Widener, .participants in t h e } NCAA D i v i s i o n III playoffs six times in the last ten years, entered the contest ranked fourth in the division, as well as 22 point favorites. i Using a ball control offense and a stingy defense, Mercyhurst overpowered the "winningest team of the decade" (95-12) to extend their record | t o 2-0. | The Pioneers, who last captured the national championship in 1981, fell to 1-llf j I j Mercyhurst outgained Widener 267 to 229 injtotal yardage. The 'Hurst also showed a|143 to 91 edge in r u s h i n g yardage, while Widener managed a 138 to 124 edge in the passing department. Calling it the team's "sweetest victory," offensive lineman Mick Stepnoski and the rest of the Mercyhurst offense used two short runs and a 34 yard field goal by Tim Wilkins to account for the* scoring. Widener's only score coming on a 14 yard TD pass. ,.> The defense, led by Jerry Spetz and James Sherrod, swarmed all over Widener and never^ let up. Spetz recorded three sacks. The Lakers managed seven total. Sherrod was in on ten tackles and had two sacks to receive defensive MVP honors. ^ After a Ricci fumble, Widener drove 88 yards in 11 plays. iThe first quarter score coming on a 14* yard! pass from Dan Guy t o f f AllAmerican receiver^ John

Roche. Nick Pulos' conver- kickoff and marched down to sion|made|it|7-0 * and gave the Mercyhurst* nine yard Widener its only lead..? line. I On Widener's next possesIt was at this point when sionlBob Nies intercepted a the 'Hurst's Mark Petrasek Guy aerial and returned it to sacked Widener's QB, Dan the Pioneers 34 yard line. Guy, • from the blindside Facing ! a |fourth-and-four causing a fumble which was from the 28, Ricci connected recovered by $ Laker Mike with Tim Ruth for a 21 yarder. Hanes. | After a gain of one, Ricci The Lakers hope to make it scrambled in from the six. 3-0;this week as they play Wilkins extra point tied the host to St. Francis(PA) in the game at 7-7. i annual homecoming affair. In the third quarter Wilkins The Red Flash of St. Francis ended a 65 yard drive with his bring an 0-2 record into the 34 yard field goal. The score game under first year coach, put the 'Hurst on top 10-7. Hugh Conrad. They dropped The drive was fueled by a 61 their opener to Bluffton, 17-0, yard hook-up from Greg before falling victim to a Harada to Alby Blevens. revived i Thiel squad, 23-6, Midway through the last this past week. stanza the Lakers added the Mercyhurst goes into clincher when Ruth bulled tomorrow's game as 31 point over from the one yardfltne. favorites, but as Head Coach The run capped a 13 play Tony I DeMeo states, that drive that covered 56 yards could possibly present a and used up almost six problem. minutes of the clocki "The obvious |thing we Perhaps the biggest defen- have to guard against is a letsive play of the game ^oc- down," concedes the fourth M cured with just 3:36 remain- year coach, $"We jntend j t o ^ ing in the contest. ATte^ne return to T a k e ^ B a l l ^ ^ h l s Lakers* final J score,&£ the week."! Kick-off j s slated for Pioneers took the; ensuing 2:00 at the stadium.

'Hurst CC team wins
Sophomore Don Beveridge led the Laker running squad to a 18-36 dual meet victory over^/est m i nslenasf Satu rday. The meet was the first ever held at the Mercyhurst campus. Beveridge's time of 25:08 over the 4.5 mile course is obviously a course record. £ The victory marked the team's first dual meet of the 1984 campaign. '"|j Following fbehind Beveridge J were the Lakers' Ron Verrilla and Ken Dyer. Although over a minute after the leader, Verilla captured second with a clocking of 26:10. Dyer tied for third with Westminster's number one runner at 26:55. The Blue and Green's Darryl Rickard finished fifth while Laker freshman Tim Mitchell took seventh place. Mercyhurst easily won the meet by taking five of the top seven places. "Beveridge and Verrilla ran well within themselves," commented Coach Mike Speros, "I knew the team was ready for Westminster." >. The Laker runners will now spend next I week preparing for the Notre Dame Invitational, their next outing. This invitational will include a very large number of teams and will feature races for Division I, II, and III teams. The meet, which is slated for Saturday, September, 29, will be held in sSouth Bend, ^Indiana. *

AHTLETE OF THE WEEK James Sherrod J a senior defensive end from Cathedral Prep, is the "Athlete of the Week" for the period of September 10 to September 16. Sherrod recorded 10 4tackles, including 2 quarterback sacks,while causing one fumble and recovering one fumble in the Lakers 17-7 upset win at Widener.

Intramurals set to start
Since 1970, the Mercyhurst community has been involved in intramurals. They are organized not only for the student body, but also for any faculty member or administrator.! t During ?the|fall term, the following sports are scheduled to take place. They are Men's Flag Football, Co-ed Volleyball, .and Crosscountry. To participate in football or| vol ley ball, teams must register at the Campus Center. Rosters are available at the Campus Center from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The last day that rosters will be acc e p t e d is T u e s d a y , September 25 at 4:30 p.m. lAs for cross-country, runners are placed* in different classes for competition and one week before Thanksgiving they run in the Turkey Trot. This race is a 1.5 mile across campus run and the winners receive a 12 pound turkey as their prize. | R e m e m b e r , j a i l are welcome to take part in these activities.

Yokes Over Easy!
Well, here we are again! Another academic year |is underway, and for some of us, this is our last go-around. The Class of 1985 will mark the graduation of the first recruited football players, the first group of Billy Kalbaugh's basketball troops,Jand the initial members of the?'Hurst cross-country^ team ^among others. There have been a lot of ups and downs over the past three years, but the hard work and patience is finally beginning to pay off | Cross-country \ senior rRon Verrilla flatly statedfthat this year's opening invitational sawfthe team's improvement finally surface as the Laker squad finished sixth in a twelve team field, f f % "We beat more teams in

that race than Mi any previous their new season with a 6-3 year.'lll t \ loss to a tough Grove City This move towards the top squad, only to bounce back to in|the cross-country program defeat 1-79 rivals, Edinboro|by is * symbolic of jjthe whole a 5-4 count, j athletic department. Let's take Coach Ric Harden received a look at last week's results. victories from his third through sixth singles players GOLF j f I Although it took them a few and one doubles combination rounds to get warmed up, the to take the win. 'Hurst linksters have begun to Dawn G o o d w i l l , Jan take charge. * f? f H? Johnston, Amy Arrowsmith, Last Wednesday, the team and Terrie Thompson recordtraveled to Buffalo \ for f a f ed thef singles points, while quadangular -.match with Johnston and Lisa Heidelberg Canisius, Nazereth, and St. won their doubles match. John Fisher and came back to SOCCER ^ I m Erie with an impressive After losing four straight victory. * $Jf hard fought contests, the MerLed by medalist Greg cyhurst soccer team entered Ashton,*wno shot; a 73, the the win column Tuesday, when Laker| squad | easily out- they downed the ;Alliance distanced their nearest com- Eagles 2-1 in double overtime. petitor! (Canisius) by |33 Freshman Gary'Jamieson's strokes. Tom Whalen (76), recorded both Laker markers. Dave Hewitt (77), Tony Marino His first goal opened the scor(77), and Tom Buckley chip- ing Jjust :33 into ther match ped in with impressive scores before hitting the game winto record the win.i at* ner at *17:53 oft the? second Just two days earlier, Mer- overtime. Jamieson now has cyhurst conquered:>both Pitt- five goals for the year. | Bradford and St. Francis. Coach^Duane Zimmerman's Whalen took medalist honors squad now sports a 1-4 slate. in this competition with a round of 76. Kevin Kaye shot a 76 to take the runner-up My two predictions:^MERposition! T * . CYHURST 38 St.Francis 3; WOMEN'S TENNIS PITTSBURGH 27* Cleveland P The L&dy Lakers opened 17J2[


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