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By Karen Trapolsi Merciad Staff Reporter In past years, the senior classes have left beautiful gifts to the college that have been great contributions to the decor that enhances our campus. Looking back three years ago, the class of 1990 left the stained glass window in Sullivan Hall, the class of 1991 left "Big Bill," the clock in Garvey Park that keeps us all "in time," and last year's class left the college the Gazebo that sits behind the Union, overlooking the grotto. Seniors Diane Brunner and Maureen Lally, co-chairpersons, along with 19 other seniors are on this year's committee for awarding the college with yet are also accepting VISA or Mastercard. Lally hopes to have the piano by graduation, with a ceremony welcoming the gift to the Great Room during Senior Week. Dr. Garvey thought the grand piano would bring a nice finishing touch to the Great Room and hopes students will take advantage of it I also encourage students to put some money aside that might have been spent on a few drinks at the Plymouth. What is $5 for a gift that can last a lifetime? Also, as alumni coming bade, there will always be physical proof of something you gave back to the Hurst, our prior home on the hill!
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that had held them in chains and used it to push freedom and integration. Malcolm X encouraged black nationalism. There was a coming together of black preachers. Joseph Washington and other black preachers did not think that there was reason for another Gospel. Henderson talked about'lyrics and looked at the hope within them in order to express themselves and the fact that they were children of God. She said that there was hope, personal toughness and faith in God.^ Black theology is a theology that gives black 1 ibera tion, says no to white oppression, and says that Jesus is the Savior. It says that freedom is the Gospel, that it has nothing to do with slavery, arid that blacks are free. Black theology affirms black humanity. 'There's only one theology. There's only one God," said Damper.
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On Thursday, February 11, in the Christ the King Chapel, the Carpe Diem Luncheon Series continued with "People of Faith: A Black Perspective." The three panel members were Betty Damper, director of Project 101; Charlene Glispy, the director of human ecology; and Isa Henderson, a music student Damper talked about the impact civil rights has had on black theology. Glispy talked about the history of black tradition in religion. 5 Henderson gave personal reflections of the rituals since slavery. A theme of the luncheon centered on the uniqueness of black religion because it gave blacks a freedom while still in chains. Christianity for the blacks started in Egypt, traveled to Africa, and was
brought to the Americas on slave ships. For the religious slaves, faith and belief went beyond the chains. The first benevolent slave order came when slaves were allowed to practice religion. Shortly after 'his order was enacted, there was a ban on practices. Because of this ban, blacks created underground churches and practiced in private. The first official Baptist church was started in South Carolina in 1773. The Baptists gave the biggest push of black religion after the Civil War. Following the Civil War, black churches* grew. By 1870, there were 500,000 members. The Baptist faith was the largest black religion. In the 1950's and '60's, there were many changes in black religion. James Core wrote a book, "For My People: Black Theology and the Black Church." His book touched on the organization of the church. Martin Luther King, Jr. took the Bible
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By Megan Circle Merciad StaffReporter Challenge Week in SAC Chairperson Mark Ko re in sky's eyes was a big success. Not only was there no snow, but between the "loose change night," phonea-thon and school participation, approximate! y $1000 was raised, in which $500 will go to the United Way, and $500 will go to the Erie Mission. Korcinsky feels that this week made everyone more aware of the problems of homelessness and disability. He believes that "the school is really making an effort to change in order to better accommodate the physically challenged." Cass Shimek, Union director, also played a big part in Challenge Week. She acted as the advisor, and even took her turn in a wheelchair for a day. This experience was very "eye-opening" to her. During her day, she actually got stuck in the elevator. When the elevator stopped, it was uneven with the floor, so she was unable to get out in a wheelcha ir. "I knew," Shimek said, "that if no one came to my rescue, I could stand up, pick up the chair, and get out of the elevator. Physically challenged people hardly have this luxury." Shimek also felt that the event was
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Wednesday* February 24 FINALS J I I 8 p.m. Men's Basketball hosts Ma lone.
Five years of agony,fiveyears of heartbreak,fiveyears of setbacks—all vanished with the remarkable sound of a "ssswissshhh" from a 12footset shot, and a mere second emaining on the clock. Anxiety rapidly shifted to excitement, excitement to all out pandemonium. Ml \ |lt|vasn 'ijust another victory, it was THE VICTORY! Throw records out the window, put the losses in the past. It was time to lace up the shoes and rock the arena for forty minutes! This was Gannon! Period. | It all)happened so quick. "Mercyhurst leads!" Yet, Cannon fought right back. Who could ever forget the final minute of play-the defense, the^hustle, the coaching, the screaming, the emotions Jthe?deafening roar of the Mercyhurst faithful, the?buzzer. ••LAKERS WIN! LAKERS .WIN!" This was what college athletics were all about! This was awesome! | For more details, seepage 8. |
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MSG is participating in the planning of a Cultural Awareness Month during March. Heather The first decision made at the Heid, secretary, said, "We had a Monday, Feb. 15 Mercy hurst Stu- Cultural Awareness Week! last dent Government (MSG) meet- year/' and the idea has been exing was to cancel the upcoming tend ed for this y ear. A number of meeting scheduled for Monday, activities have been planned, inFeb. 22. President John iBruno cluding a visit to the Veteran's then brought up h is concern about Hospital, a '60s dance and prethe dwindling participat ion on the sentations about social discrimipart of MSG representatives. nation and non-traditional "We're starting to lose track a couples. Heid said the activity little bit here," said Bruno, citing currently has a budget of $5,000. the fact that many members are but is in need of $500 more. They skipping meetings without valid are hoping to obtain the addiexcuses. He suggested MSG plan tional funds from the MSG lec"some kind ofmotivational thing" ture fund. This idea will be profor after Spring Break. He asked posed formally at the next MSG for activity ideas, saying, "I'm meeting and voted on at that time. open to anything." Due to miniHoward Paul of the Business mal response from those present, Department and Cass Shimek, it was decided to discuss the plan director of the Student Union, are more after break. the advisors for the activity. Vice-President Nick Roberts SAC Chairperson Mark announced that letters of intent Korcinsky brought up Challenge for next year's MSG executive Week, saying, "We raised apboard are due in the MSG office proximately $1,000 (and we) still on Monday, March 22 at 6 p.m. have more coming in." He thanked Roberts added that there are a everyone who participated in the number of qualifications for Ex- week's activities and said alecutive Board members, includ- though the number of participants ing a minimum QPA of 2.25. Any was not tremendous, it was "big questions about elections should enough to set a standard for next be addressed to Roberts. year." Korcinsky also discussed the need to improve the surface of the 4 volleyball court. Bruno said he had previously heard of this issue and that he feels the job will not be too difficult to achieve. It was turned over to the facilities committee for tfurther investigation By Anne L. McNelis A&E and Features Editor surveillance cameras on campus was re-opened. Bruno said he plans to "write up a little letter" concerning the representation of faculty members on the committee to decide exactly how the cameras should be used. He also said that it has not yet been decided whether or not the committee's decisions would befinalconcerning the use of the cameras. William Kennedy, dean of student services, said the main purpose of the cameras is as a "safety feature...a personal property protection system...We're not looking for petty problems...(we're) looking out for" property of the College and students. Bruno pointed out that "A map of where the cameras are is in Bud Dever's (director ofsecurity) office. I don't think he'll mind if (students) stop in to see it" Kennedy added that Gannon University has had success with the same system. He said, 'It's not a perfect system," but stressed that it should help the College to discover the identity of vandals as well as aid in preventing vandalism. Roberts brought up the' recent Senate meeting, where it was decided students will no longer have the ability to challenge an unlimited number of course grades. A proposal to limit the number of challenges to two classes was passed at this senate meeting. MSG meetings are open to the Mercy hurst community. The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 8 at 8:30 p.m. in the Government Chambers ofthe Student Union.
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By Suzanne Coneglio Merciad Staff Reporter The Big Brothers/Big Sisters program of Erie along with the help of Circle K of Mercyhurst will be hosting a 'Bowl for Kids Sake* (BFKS). \ jjjfc | The Big Brothers/Big Sisters program matches school-aged children from single parent families with an adult volunteer to serve as a role model or mentor. The volunteer agrees to spend three to six hours per week with the child establishing a supportive one-to-one relationship. The benefits for the children in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program include being introduced to new interests and activities. It also improves their self-esteem, grades and overall outlook. The process of matching an, adult volunteer with a child can' be costly, approximately $1,000, so the money from BFKS will be used to recruit, screen, and match Big Brothers/ Big Sisters and couples to the kids on the list. "Currently, there are 60 boys and girls from the Erie county area on the wa it ing 1 ist Circle K hopes to make the number of un-
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Webster's definition of the word advisor: One who gives advice; to counsel, inform, notify, consult or confer. Webster's definition of the word advice: recommendation with regard to a course ot action. Webster's definition of the word recommendation: the act o f recommending; a thing or a course of action recommended. Webster's definition of the word recommend: to present as deserving of acceptance or trial; to cause to receive favorable attention. I could go on, but'the point I'm trying to make is that when you receive advice, it should be up to you whether or not you wish to adhere to that advice. Nowhere in any of these meanings does it say "Something that must be done because another human being told you to do so.*j Being a puppet to advice is like jamming a red hot poker up your anus just because someone told you to do so. Question and analyze advice before you accept it as something that can benefit y o u j l f h doesn't help you, don't take it! If you are forced to take it as the only solution, vent your frustrations in another?form...like writing a : column.
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What's more Important to yon? A) Academic facilities B) The beauty of the campus Concerning our campus, there are legitimate arguments for why both academic facilities and campus beauty are important Both of them should be financed equally when it comes to any college making a choice with its budget. Concerning a college's opinion on which is more important, it depends on what areas in which they are insufficient for anyone to say whether they are right or wrong. However, having knowledge of those areas in which a college is insufficient makes it easy for columnists like me to criticize it to hell. In which one of these areas does our college flourish? The correct answer is: CAMPUS BEAUTY (For some people, this can bereferredto as "The Beauty of the Beast.") Look around you. We have a beautiful hockey rink, a student union, a rec center, Garvey Park, a soccer field, a practice football Geld, the magnificent looking Old Main building and lots and lots of trees. Let's face it, we have a great looking campus. The way it lights up at night makes it look like a golden paradise from a distance. I would be very impressed with this campus if I were the parent of any potential freshman, which is, by itself,reasonenough to highly value the overall look of the campus when the time comes around for our administration to distribute their wealth. This can be better described as the "Who should we give more money to?" time of the year. The answer to that is very simple: another question. And that is: After looking at it, what do people tend to remember more about a college? (This, of course, shouldn't be confused with what people tend to look for in a college.) I'm not so sure what most people remember about Mercy hurst after initially looking at it, but our administration seems certain that it's campus beauty. They're probably right, considering the growth in freshmen every year. I mean, look at how much you're spending on your tuition, meal plan, and on campus residential payments (this should be easy to remember!) Now, look at how many students go here. I'd say our college is doing damn good. . I think that most students compare availability of academic facilities among several colleges when making a decision of where they want to go; however, I also think that they tend to remember more of what the college looked like than the academics. I like to compare colleges to shoe advertisers. Most shoe advertisers tend to promote looks over performance. So do colleges. "Who cares if it doesn't work. As long as people believe that it looks cool to wear it, III st people will buy it." That statement seems to apply well to Mercy hurst. I know it's not the coolest of all possible worlds here, but as far as looks are concerned, it's a cool college. I agree with the administration's solution to this problem of getting students. It works well, but I'm not happy with It. My bowels work, too. I agree with God's decision to give us bowels because we'd all be full of crap if He didn't, but I'm not happy with them. I disa gree with God's execution of providing our bowels; they smellreal-bad.If it weren't for Carts, I'd be completely happy with my bowels. " _j * What I mean by all this is that I agree with the decision to glorify the campus lilt re than the academics in order to get more students, but I wish it was academics that would be glorified more than the campus in order to get more students. $ Academic Facilities: I really couldn't criticize these fairly be* cause I've been in the same major since birth. However, since I'm a brutal columnist, I'll attack the facilitiesrelevantto the major I am familiar with. u~ . Computer Management: getting better. The computer departpment now has an annual comfortable sum of money that it is guaranteed to receive. The computer major's lab consists of about seven updated new computers. The main computer lab has a fair amount of decent computers that serve their purpose; however, are \l* bit secondary to the ones in the major's lab, yet incredibly inferior t to those of l i l t «t colleges. Then, there's the computer lab in the basement of McAuley Hall. This lab is updated. It has 20 sUteofthe art IBM computers that have hard drives loaded with all of the recent word processing and calculating software available to us. However, the open lab hours are minuscule in comparison to the main lab hours. In fact, the department, in general, is lacking lab assistants. DON'T DIE-
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By John Danknich Merciad Movie Critic Since It's been a month when I last actuallyrevieweda movie, Ifiguredit would be a good idea to do one this week. Soforthose WmW»&^ of you who have been holding your breath since my last actual review, you can exhale now. If you asked me what my favorite kind of movie was, _ t chances are I would say a come _, 0—o movie theater and not having to think for two hours or so and get a good laugh in the process. This is why I have decided to review Lampoon's Loaded
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Gun movies, both Airplanes and Hot Shots. Loaded Weapon doesn't quite match up to the caliber of Zucker-Abrahams-Zucker films, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. case you haven't figured i ;poof of the Lethal Weap spoofs, the plot takes a back seat to the action and the numerous sight gags. In this case, the action and the sight gags are actually combined. -, The movie centers around a sinister plot to taint Girl Scout cookies with cocaine. Assigned to the case are a pair of mismatched detectives. One does everything by the book. The other throws the book out the window. One is black. One is white. See the similarities? i Anyway, the Mel Gibson role is played by Emilio Estevez. This was a good casting move, because Estevez does not conjure up images of Me Gibson. Samuel L. Jackson takes the Danny Glover role. As in all good spoofs, both characters are exaggerated to the point of silliness. Telling you the rest of the story would be pointless because, as I said, the story takes a back seat to the jokes, so I'll let you in on some of the good jokes without giving away too much. One of the best scenes in the movie comes at the very beginning. Estevez goes into a convenience store, and the next five minutes totally exaggerate the overdone "shoot 'em up" sequences that seem to take place in almost every action/adventure movie. All of the convenience store essentials are there: foreign cashiers, bad microwavable food and robbers. Pay close attention to Estevez as he reads a magazine. If you don't, you'll miss one of the best sight gags I've ever seen. ( Be on the lookout for several cameos by noted celebrities. Even Estevez's brother Charlie Sheen shows up as a parking lot attendant Also, watch for a great cameo by another noted star of action/ adventure movies. *| As much as I did like Loaded Weapon, I am willing to bet that there were a lot of people who didn't get a lot of the gags because they didn't see any of the movies that were being spoofed. This was the mainflawof the movie. In the Naked Gun movies, the jokes were funny on their own. You didn't need to have seen another movie to get the meaning. However, most of the gags in Loaded Weapon are directly related to specific scenes in the three Lethal Weapons and other movies. If, fjby chance, you didn't see any of them, you wouldn't get the joke, The jokes were just too specific. The best movie jokes are the ones g that everybody can get. «. This Is a very hard movie to grade. While I have seen nearly all ol the movies that were lampooned, I know that there will be a numbei of people reading this who haven't. Therefore, in an unprecedented ve, I am giving Loaded Weapon two different grades. seen the movies being lampooned: B+ r a good laugh and are highly recommend Los i. then stav home and di I have a little room left over this week to say afewthings about the Academy Award nominations which will have already been announced by the time you read this. • I don't know if I will be able to give my predictions as I did last year, but don't be surprised if you haven't heard of some of the films and people being nominated. This is one of those years when you really have to be afollowerof the film industry to know anything about some of thefilmsand people being nominated. Until March, this is John Danknich signing off from the back row I ' l l l nit that everyone has a peaceful andrelaxingbreak (especially roc).
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By Tonie Bolan Merciad Staff Reporter OK Seniors...thrce months until graduation, right? What lies ahead in your future? What if your degree and the dreams and ambitions you aspire for take you right back to your alma mater? That was precisely the case with James McKeever, associate director of enrollment at Mercyhurst McKeever graduated with Mercyhurst's class of 1989 with a major in HRIM. Stepping out into the real world, his first professional job began in a management position at Red Lobster, lasting only five months. McKeever commented that Red Lobster, "wasn't for me." J . Since Red Lobster wasn't the ideal job and McKeever lacked only a few credits to complete a marketing degree from his days at the Hurst, he returned to finish up. While McKeever was attendyear long. In the fall, he is a recruiter for the New England portion of America. He also acts as the liaison between the athletic recruits and admissions. His winters are filled with interviews and more interviews, making tough decisions on who is to be accepted and not. In the spring, McKeever does a lot of "behind the scene planning" such as planning the sleepover.iHis job'requires much interaction with people, talking to them about Mercyhurst. ^ Since McKeever likes to travel going from city to city is one of the most enjoyable parts of his job. He hakes satisfaction^ "working with the families that visit and answering their quesMarketing, and has been with tions." Mercy hurst ever since. Besides all the' fulfillment As the Associate McKeever's job supplies him Enrollment, ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ with, there are times when he daily office procedures and asdoes feel a bit overwhelmed. "If sists people with problems as they you asked anyone in the office, I arise. His schedule is busy all
ing school, Dr. Garvey consulted with him, informing him of a position opening in the enrollment department. McKeever could work whilefinishinghis degree. Accepting the job, McKeever now has a dual maior in HRIM and
have a bit of a problem with stress," states McKeever. I "I love any kind of sports," comments McKeever. His actions back this statement as he competes with and rides along as the team advisor of the "Mercyhurst cycling team. He rowed with the crew team while he attended the Hurst and plans to pick it up again soon. McKeever can also be found on the ice, defending the 7-0 winning record of the Clams, the intramural hockey team he plays on. Though McKeever would like to someday move to the east coast, perhaps to Boston or WashmgtonjD.C., to do the same type of work that he is involved in, for now he seems content and happy with his position at Mercyhurst. "I stayed with Mercy hu rstbecause of the people. It's such a friendly atmosphere and we're a big famM ily. Good reason.
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By Craig Rybczy nski Merciad Sports Editor
Everyone has dreamed about being in the spotlight and making the game-winning point Laker basketball player Terry Bush got his chance Thursday night, at the Mercyhurst Athletic Center. The game had seen each team battle back and take the lead. The Lakers looked in control of the game, then suddenly the game was tied. Gannon had the ball and was looking for the game winner. However, Mercy hurst *s Jeff Faflikstole the bal 1 and sprawled on the floor to recover the loose ball. His steal gave the Lakers time to win the contest. With five seconds left on the clock, the ball was inbounded to Bush who drove in to attempt the game-winning basket as time expired. The official called a foul and put 1.5 seconds back on the clock. The pressure and the school's pride went to the line with Bush. He now had a chance to erase the years of defeats to the Gannon Golden Knights. With one fling of the wrist, he knew he would be a hero..If he missed bothfreethrows, it would be a night he would n't soon forget Bush stepped up to the line with the capacity crowd of over two thousand fans hinging on theflightof the ball. The first shot sailed through the air and bounced off the rim. Bush now had one chance to win the game for Mercyhurst The Gannon fans expressed their relief in the failed attempt ^However, Bush stepped to the line again, this time with confidence. Bush put up the second shot and it fell through the net and in. The Lakers had a one point lead. Bush, the Mercyhurst fans and his teammates leapt with joy. Then after Gerry Battle intercepted the inbound pass, the gym erupted. The Lakers had beaten Gannon, 71-
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WMCE play-by-play announcer Keith Courson shouted, "Lakers win! Lakers win!" This night would be one to live in the minds of all those in attendance forever. With the win, the Laker faithful stormed the floor, resembling;a scene out of ESPN's coverage of college basketball's March Madness. Bush was hoisted on the shoulders of a teammate in the middle of the fan-demonium. Bush had been elevated to hero status with his winning free throw. After the game, all color commentator Jeff Hutchinson could say about the game was, "Awesome." Gannon coach Bob Dukiet was t just as shocked as Hutchinson. The Lakers had just defeated his twelfth-ranked Division II team. With the surprising loss to the I Hurst, Gannon dropped to twentieth in the polls. • The overtime loss to Gannon a week earlier was forgotten. The Lakers were the number one basketball team in Erie on this night. The 5-21 overall record against Gannon only was brought up those Gannon fans who tried tofindsome positive aspect in Mercyhurst's upset victory. Terry Bush, on the other hand, was the man whose name will forever become-part of Laker folklore. For the junior from Euclid, Ohio, the winning point was his only basket of the game. How ironic that was the only chance he had to play, and tha t he made the most of it* * .What made the moment so special was the large fan turnout the Lakers had. Those who were not in attendance missed the biggest victory in school history. Fans beating drums and leading chants. It made me question if I was at Mercyhurst. Hell, they were doing the tomahawk chop, and I wasn't even at Florida State University. Traditionally, the hockey games have a high attendance, but not basketball games. Imagine the impact it would have on the players if fans attended every game like this. It shouldn't require the team to play Gannon for more than one hundred fans to show up, Players always seem to play better when they have the home crowd behind them. The intensity and the enthusiasm motivates athletes to play well in order to not disappoint the fans. The Lakers proved this point with;thc triple overtime victory, over East Stroudsburg University and the win over Gannon. The Lakers have uhad a successful 1992-1993 campaign. With more fan support, this i^ would push them to play every game like the one against Gannon. With the term and the winter season coming to a close, remember this column the next time someone asks you ifwant to attend a game. All the athletic teams need everyone's support. So, go out and show off the school spirit we only see in the admissions video when we I come to the college. ^ t Also, remember to have a happy and safe spring break and look for Keith Courson's NCAA basketball tournament preview in the • March 18issue. £ M i I Jt
The high-powered Mercyhurst 'Laker hockey teanvbrought its eight-game unbeaten streak into Elmira, NY, on Friday night. But they were not treated as welcomed guests by the Soaring Eagles. The Lakers suffered their first defeat of the new year, 6-4. Mercyhurstfinishedtheir threegame road trip with a 2-1 record. The Lakers, despite their loss to Elmira, are still ranked number two in Division II hockey. Coming off the loss to the Soaring Eagles, the Lakers defeated Hobart? College 5-3, Saturday night On Tuesday, Mercyhurst won a close game inlFredonia State, 5-4. With the low goal output, Coach Rick Gotkin summed up his concern with the three games. He said, "Anytime you have four or five breakaway opportunities, and you come up with nothing, you can't expect to win. We have to start putting the puck in the net if we want to go anywhere." On Friday night, the blue and green faced their arch-rivals for the third time this season. The last game was decided by a goal. This game promised to be just as tight checking. However, this time, the Lakers would fall behind early and never be able to catch Elmira. They lost despite,scoring -four power-play goals. Mercyhurst forward Rob Madia led the team, as he figured in all four goals. He had one goal and three assists. The Lakers did open the game with a goal by Craig MacDonald with assists going to iMadia and Tom DeCoteau.
Elmira showed the Lakers that 1 Thomas and Jon Johnson. In the this game would not be as close as third period, with the score 4-2, the last one. They scored jfour Capizzano scored early in the straightgoals aga inst goal ic Mirko period to give the Lakers a threePellizzari. The Lakers answered goal lead. Hobart would add anback with another power-play other goal by Rob Mantrop, begoal by Art Thomas. The Soaring fore the end of the game. The Lakers won their second Eagles increased their lead to 5-2, before the end of the second. game of the road trip at Fredonia In the third, Elmira extended its State. Coach Gotkin knew that lead toifour goals when Jeremy this game would be a tough one Baker scored Elmira's second because they hadn't won there in short-handed goal of the game. over two years. Mercy hurst tried to fight back with McKinnon once again led goals by Madia and Kevin Mercyhurst in scoring with two McKinnon, but 6-4 would be the goals. Craig MacDonald, Madia closest they would get. 1 and DeCoteau also tallied for the On Saturday, Mercyhurst re- Lakers. For the second straight turned to their winning ways, as game, McKinnon opened the scorthey downed the. Hobart States- ing for the blue and green. The man. McKinnon keyed the Laker Lakers increased their lead as victory with two goals and two DeCoteau's fourth of the year assists. Bryce Bohun also chipped made it 2-0. in with two goals and Paul In the second period, Fredonia Ca pizza no added one. State tied the game at two as forIn goal, Scott Barber extended ward Eric Cieplinski beat goalie his unbeaten streak to six games. Scott Barber at 6:50. Madia and Barber turned away 28 shots in McKinnon lifted Mercyhurst to the win. Once again, the Lakers another two goal lead in the secallowed two short-handed goals. ond. For McKinnon, it was his The Lakers have now allowed twenty-second of the season. Mercyhurst put the game out of eight short-handed this season, which are six more than last sea- reach when Craig MacDonald scored the fifth goal of the game son. .During this game, unlike the for the Hurst Fredonia State Elmira loss, Mercyhurst exploded would add another late goal, but for an early lead and held on to Mercyhurst once again held on win. They tallied three times in for the victory. first period. McKinnon scored the The Lakers return to action on game's opening goal at* 1:17. Friday night, February 18, against Bohun finished the period by scor- Brockport State. The game will ing twice. McKinnon assisted on start at 7:30 PM at the Mercyhurst Ice Center. This is the final reguBohun's second of the game. Hobart fought back with two lar season for the Lakers before short-handed goals to narrow the the ECAC playoffs. The^Lakers lead to 3-2. McKinnon answered bring a 17-7 overall record and a back for Mercyhurst with his sec- ECAC record of 14-3 into the ond of the game. Assists went to game.
Lady Lakers crush Westminster
By Keith Courson *£i Merciad Sports 'Writer one of the worsts crowds we've back in dramatic fashion last BMonday evening by trouncing played for this year." Jg | The sophomore forward led Westminster College on the road, The Mercyhurst Lady Lakers Mercyhurst with 21 points and 12 70-45. With the score relatively close have continued to play determined boards. Julie McChesney netted basketball down the stretch this 16 points and racked up 10 re- at the break, Mercyhurst used a season. Mercyhurst, now 13-10, bounds to give Mercyhurst two 14-0 spurt early in the second took nationally-ranked ^Pitt- double-doublej»performances on stanza to put the game out of Johnstown (19-3) to thefinalhorn the night Karin Salem shot for 16 reach. While Szumigala paced the Lakers in scoring for the second before bowing out 70-66 and straight night, defense was the routed Westminster by a 70-45 key to the win. "We played much count in the past week. better defense in the second half," Pitt-Johnstown, currently she said. ranked as the top squad in the McChesney checked in with 16 eastern region, had the Lady Lakers down throughout much of the markers on the night. Krista Kivilo contest, but allowed Mercyhurst and Karin Salem each closed with to pull to within two points with a ten points. minute remaining. However, the KSzumigala, pacing Mercyhurst Lady Mountain..,Cats remained in scoring in more than half of the standing at the horn with the fourLaker contests this season, doesn't point triumph. necessarily take that leadership The Lady Lakers, though, put a role onto the court "I think I #, could become a better leader," scare into UPJ.| We knew we she said. Szumigala, though, condidn't have anything to lose," points for the Lakers. Much like Coach Bill Morse's tinues to lead her way,with her commented high scorer Teresa Szumigala. "They're a good team men's program, the Lady Lakers performance on the hardwood. though, and turnovers probably must learn how to take control at The La dy La kers va ult back into the end ofba 1 games. "Foul shoot- action on Sa turday when they host 1 hurt us in the end." The Mountain Cat fans may ing is important, and we need to Wisconsin-Parkside in the first have also influenced the outcome control our unnecessary shots," half of a double-header at the of the contest "Their fans were Bsaid Szumigala. Mercyhurst Athletic Center. Tiprude," said Szumigala. "It^was However, Mercyhurst bounced off is scheduled for 6 PM.
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By John Danknich Merciad Asst. Sports Editor Rivalries have always been a big part of all sports. College basketball is no exception. Neither is Erie. This is wha t made last Thursday night so special. After losing f eleven stra ight games to cross-town rival Gannon, the Mercyhurst men's basketball squad finally defeated the Golden Knights by the slimmest of margins, 71-70, thanks, to one free throw from the most unlikely hero, back-up point guard Terry Bush. What made the victory even more special was that it came in front of a standing-room only crowd of over 2,000 at the Mercyhurst Athletic Center. The victory did not come easily for the Lakers. The Golden Knights rushed to a five-point halftime lead on the strength of 63 percent shooting.' With the Lakers up 4-2 early, Gannon went on an 11-0 run to take a 13-4 lead that it would not relinquish for the rest of the half. The Lakers hung tough thanks to a strong showing from senior Jamie Houston. His 13 first-half points kept the Knights from putting the game away early. With seven seconds left in the half, Houston's turn-around lay up and subsequent free throw left the Lakers with a five-point deficit going into the locker room. Despite being down at the half, the Lakers stayed in the game when they could have easily fa Hen apart. Also, leading scorer Rashe Reviere was limited to only eight points in the first half and was ready for a big second half. A big second half is exactly what both Reviere and the Lakers had. The Hurst came out blazing at the start of the second half, scoring the first 13 points. The explosion started innocently when Reviere hit two free throws. The next trip down the court, Reviere netted a trey. After Gerry Battle's inside hook, the Lakers had taken a 47-39 lead over the Golden Knights. The stifling Laker defense held Gannon scoreless for the first four minutes of the second half. The Lakers kept the pressure on Gannon and took a twelve-point lead with 12 minutes to go after Reviere's driving lay up. The nationally-ranked Golden Knights kept clawing back thanks to point forward Matt Flannery. Flannery's pull-up jumper, pulled the Knights to 70-65. Moments later, Reviere committed his fifth foul, leaving the game with 27 points and 19 in the second ha 1 f. Shannon Grant's lay up cut the Laker lead to 70-67. Then, with 1:55 to go, point guard Rahsaah Roland fouled Jason Stitcher as he attempted a three pointer. Three free throws later, and the game was tied, '70-70. Roland's foul was his fifth, and he was replaced by Bush. With less than a minute to go, Bush worked the ball inside to Houston. Houston drove to the hoop for what might have been the winning basket. The ball rolled in the cylinder, and then spun out with the Knights claiming the rebound and a chance to hold for the last shot However, the Knights would not even get a shot off. An inspired Laker defensive effort denied Gannon any sort of shot. Stitcher lost control of the bal1 A - scramble ensued with Jeff Faflik coming up with the steal. After Bush called time out, five seconds showed on the clock. The Lakers would have time for one last shot. The' ball was unbounded to Bush who drove down the leftside of thefloorand "i wanted this one bad. The victory meant a lot to all of put up an errant shot. Time expired. However, on the shot, Grant the Lakers, especially Houston. fouled Bush, sending him to the "It feels incredible," he said right line for two shots and a chance to I after the game. "Talk about somegive the Lakers an incredible vie- thing you wish for, you plan for tory. and you work for, for three years, The referee put 1.5 seconds back and it escapes you every year. We on the clock as Bush stepped to finally got them, and it feels betthe line. Bush said, "Everyone ter than I could even imagine." The Lakers played their game, told me to just go up there and slowing the tempo down when shoot it" Thefirstfreethrow clanked off necessary and getting the ball inthefrontof the rim. The Gannon side to Houston and Battle. fans yelled their approval. Bush Battle's twelve points were a big then hit all net on the second as factor in the second half. the Mercyhurst crowd erupted. Commenting on the victory, The Knights still had \5 sec- Laker Coach Bill Morse said, onds to attempt a last shot The 'This is our best win since I've crowd held its breath as the been here because of the rivalry." Knights heaved the inbounds pass The victory, which raised the to half court Battle swiped the Lakers' record to 14-7, should pass and time expired. provide the team with a push for ^TAKERS WIN! LAKERS the rest of the season. "Our guys WIN," yelled WMCE basketball needed this one for their mental announcer Keith Courson. Stu- health," said Morse. The Mercyhurst/Gannon basdents rushed onto thefloorof the MAC, mobbing the team. ketball rivalry hasbeen one-sided •'Bush, the unlikely hero, was since its inception. A turning point raised up onto the shoulders of his may have been reached last Thursteammates. He said, "After I day when Terry Bush'sfreethrow missed the first one, I knew had to hit nothing but net put the second one in. I relaxed Bush may have only scored one and it felt good when it left my point, but one point is all that is hand. I'm very happy. We really needed to win a basketball game.
Gotkin establishes awinning tradition at the
and as players. The road has some- Even though Mercyhurst may not times been bumpy, but we learn be given as many opportunities to how to work through it to make shine as they have before, they could receive a more favorable things run smoother." One thingt that Mercyhurst schedule. The Lakers, who play about seems to deal with at the beginning of eachjfceason is a rocky 70% of their games on the road, record. Gotkin feels that there are will most likely get to play more many factors that are attributed to at the Mercyhurst Ice Center. This spells trouble for opponents bethis. "We play tougher competition early in the year. Some play- cause the Hurst holds a 14-3 record ers are new and they have to lea rn at the MIC, including 8-0 this the system," he said. Oddly year. More home games means more enough, these early season growing pains may be the Lakers key excitement for the Laker fans. It to success. Playing and beating also means less travel ing and more Division Ifteams does a lot for victories for the Lakers in their Coach Rick Gotkin yells encouragement to his players from your morale. Unfortunately, their friendly confines. Even with all the Laker bench. Photo by Joseph Legler schedule may change. the departures this* season, the gram. Great players come here so "The Division I teams are be- Lakers are right on schedule acBy David J. Kosobucki that they can play for a contender." ginning to shy away from cording to Gotkin. "I am very Merciad Sports Writer Contender might not even be a Mercyhurst. They have nothing impressed with our record this strong enough word to describe to gain'and everything to lose season," he^said. "It has come 'the Lakers, who are currently when they play us," Gotkin said. against a tough schedule. I feel Mercyhurst hockey coach Rick Gotkin doesn't rebuild the ranked second in the latest Division II poll. I Mercyhurst hockey team each Even when Gotkin came here year. He reloads it After losing and take a 14-11 lead. five years ago, he saw the ingredi- By John Danknich [franchiseplayer Scott Burfoot to The lead would change hands ents for success. "When I first got Merciad A sst. Sports Editor graduation, it seemed that several times in the first half. here," he said, "I saw a huge comMercyhurst might struggle mitment from the administration The Mercyhurst men's basket- Rashe Reviere's one-handed slam through a season or two before and the people here at ball team experienced a letdown toward the end of the half helped reaching playoff caliber again,but Mercyhurst." Proof of this is the after last Thursday's emotional stake the Lakers to a 40-39 halfthat just wasn't the case. 2 1.4 million dollar Ice Center that victory over Gannon. A tired and time lead. [Mercyhurst sports an impressive opened in the fall of 1991. In the second half, the lead once emotionally spent Laker squad overall record of 17-7 entering Win or lose though, Gotkin feels was defeated by Edinboro again would change hands sevFriday's game against Brockport that his real job is to prepare bis Wednesday night at the MAC, eral times before Edinboro began State and a conference-leading players for life. Gotkin feels that 84-75. The loss dropped the Lak- to pull away. Philip Melton's lay 14-3 record. he has been blessed with great ers' record to 14-8, up with ten minutes left gave the Gotkin however, does feel that people who are also great players. The Lakers came out strong in Fighting Scots a 64-62 lead that / it is players like Burfoot that have the first half, racing to an 11-3 they would not relinquish. had a trickle-down effect on this This makes things easier for Plagued by poor shooting, the lead with senior Jamie Houston year's team. "The word has Gotkin. 'The best thing about our scoring all 11 points. The Hurst's Hurst could not mount a comespread," Gotkin said. "Mercyhurst program are the guys in it," he shooting then went cold, allow- back and sweep the Scots for the has ga ined the reputation of being said. "We?all work together to ing Edinboro to go on an 11-0 run first time since the 1978-79 seaa strong Division II hockey pro- make ourselves better as people
that we are peaking at the right time." '*£ \ That time being playoff time. And it seems the Lakers are indeed on cruise control right now heading into the ECAC Playoffs. The site of this four-team tournament has not been determined yet. Coach Gotkin feels that the committee will either choose Mercyhurst or Elm ira. Elmira has more seating capacity,i but Mercyhurst has more victories in the conference. "I hope we will be chosen as host team for the playoffs," Gotkin said. "I think we deserve to host it, but that's not my decision." If the Lakers do indeed host the playoffs, it would be to their advantage. Whatever happens though, it will certain that Rick Gotkin will keep the Lakers sailing in the right direction.
son. The game was marred by the over 40 fouls called by the referees. Both teams went to the line a combined 68 times. Houston led the Lakers with 20 points, but only seven in the second half. Kerry Baker scored 17, but struggled from behind the three-point arc. Reviere electrified the crowd with six slam dunks and 15 points before fouling out with 5:06 to go in the game. Mercyhurst will try to rebound Saturday night against Wisconsin-Pa rkside in the second half of a double-header at the-MAC. Game time will be at 8:00.
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