The Week Ahead in SU Sports
Week of: Feb.13 – 19
Men’s Basketball: The Crusaders (14-9, 8-5) clinched a berth in the Landmark Conference playoffs with a victory over Catholic on Saturday, 80-71.
SU hosts Juniata (17-7, 9-4) on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m. Seniors Matt Modrick (Leesport, Pa. / Schuylkill Valley) and Spenser Spencer (Seattle, Wash. / Lakeside) will be honored during a pre-game ceremony commemorating their four years on the squad.
The Eagles defeated SU earlier this season on Dec. 3 in Huntingdon, 71-56. Three Crusaders finished the game in double-figures, including freshman Matt McGugan (Silver Spring, Md. / Blake), who scored 14 points and shot 3-of-6 from three-point range in 26 minutes of action.
Women’s Basketball: The Crusaders close out the 2011-12 season by hosting nationally-ranked Juniata on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 5:30 p.m. Senior members Korey McCaffrey (Millheim, Pa. / Penns Valley Area) and Samantha Pelletier (Harwinton, Conn. / Lewis S. Mills) will be honored during a pre-game ceremony in recognition of their four years on the team.
SU lost to the Eagles on Dec. 3, 83-53. Mariah Monahan (Towanda, Pa. / Towanda Area) scored 11 points and shot 2-of-3 from downtown for the Crusaders.
Track & Field: Men’s and women’s track & field is hosting the Susquehanna Open on Friday, Feb. 17 starting at 4 p.m. This is the third consecutive home meet for the Crusaders and the final tune-up before hosting the Landmark Conference Indoor Championships on Saturday, Feb. 25.
On Sunday at the Susquehanna Invitational, Maggie Storch (Troy, Pa. / Troy Area) won the mile with her time of 5:28.45, a personal-best. Laura Alleva (Malvern, Pa. / Great Valley) placed first in the 800, winning with a mark of 2:27.89, a two-second p.r.
Ken Schetroma (Elysburg, Pa. / Southern Columbia) won the shot put with a heave of 15.65m, a career-best mark for the junior. Joe Zamadics (West Chester, Pa. / West Chester East) took home the one mile with a time of 4:27.14.
Paul Crowe (Boalsburg, Pa. / State College Area) and Dan Martin (Landisburg, Pa. / West Perry) placed one-two in the 5000m, finishing in 15:53.41 and 16:10.55 respectively.