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UPDATED: Men’s Lacrosse Win First Ever ECC Playoff Game; Lose 9-8 In Championship Game OT

UPDATED: Men’s Lacrosse Win First Ever ECC Playoff Game; Lose 9-8 In Championship Game OT

Kayla Simas, Managing Editor
May 1, 2017
Filed under Sports, Top Columns

 The Mavs made school history as they won their first-ever ECC playoff game in the semifinals at home against Chestnut Hill Griffins on May 3 by a score of 15-3. The Mavericks then lost to NYIT, 9-8, in overtime in a thrilling championship match.  Mercy's men's lacrosse entered the...

Costa Pitches Motivation to Mavs

Costa Pitches Motivation to Mavs

Kayla Simas, Managing Editor
April 9, 2017
Filed under Sports

It was the last conference doubleheader of the season for Sussex Community College, a week before playoffs. All Kenny Costa and his team needed were to win these two games and they were soon on their way to a region title. Once Costa’s coach decided to start him on the mound for game one, he knew ...

McNally Providing Senior Leadership For Lacrosse

McNally Providing Senior Leadership For Lacrosse

Kayla Simas, Managing Editor
March 9, 2017
Filed under Sports

Sitting off to the sidelines, Kevin McNally watched as the game was tied, 16-16. The anxiety was building inside of him as he knew this game would not only send University of Albany further into the American East Finals (AEF), but it would tell the fate of his lacrosse career. With many though...

Fina Helps Lead the Mavs In ECC

Fina Helps Lead the Mavs In ECC

Kayla Simas, Managing Editor
March 6, 2017
Filed under Sports

Walking out onto the field with their game face on and brand new jerseys, the Mavericks were ready for the season opener against the Stonehill Skyhawks in the Palmetto state. After a scoreless first inning for both teams, senior Charles Fina led off the top of the second for the Mavs with a single ...

Basketball Squad’s Robinson Breaks 1,000 Point Mark

Basketball Squad’s Robinson Breaks 1,000 Point Mark

Kayla Simas, Managing Editor
February 7, 2017
Filed under Sports

Five-year-old William Robinson sits with his father, watching the New York Knicks play against the Chicago Bulls on television. He watches as Michael Jordan makes a sweep at the basket and made it in, one after another. Regardless of how upset Robinson saw his father get that the Knicks were losing, ...

Men’s Lacrosse’s Speicher Eyes Third Straight ECC Bid

Men’s Lacrosse’s Speicher Eyes Third Straight ECC Bid

Kayla Simas, Managing Editor
February 2, 2017
Filed under Sports

The Maverick lacrosse team was down by three points as it was playing under the spring sun of 2015 against the Rollins College Tars. The hopes at a Florida sweep were soon fading away as the minutes were counting down. It wasn’t too late though for Daniel Speicher, then a sophomore, as he broke thr...

Hickey Blessed To Play The Sport He Loves

Hickey Blessed To Play The Sport He Loves

Kayla Simas, Managing Editor
December 5, 2016
Filed under Sports

As Ryan Hickey walked out onto the court for his first appearance as a Maverick, he knew this game was different than any other game he’s ever played before. Looking around, he watched and heard the cheering crowd echo as he stood in the middle of the three leafed clover, right on the blue symbol....

Field Hockey Qualifies For First ECAC Division Tourney

Field Hockey Qualifies For First ECAC Division Tourney

Kayla Simas, Managing Editor
November 11, 2016
Filed under Sports

Electrified by a career-high two goals from sophomore Angela Robbins, the Lady Mavericks rang in a 3-1 victory against Newberry during their last day of regular season. This win quickly pushed the young team to the ECAC Division II Field Hockey League Tournament, for the first time ever. Ranking as...

Olson Helping Pace Volleyball Team

Olson Helping Pace Volleyball Team

Kayla Simas, Managing Editor
October 21, 2016
Filed under Sports

Before Peyton Olson steps foot on the court, she pauses for a minute. As she watches a few of her teammates dance before their home game against Roberts Wesleyan, she pulls out her phone. She presses play and hip-hop music begins, offering Olson a sense of motivation. She’s now ready to get out on the court an...

Escala Returns To Squad; Team Falls in ECC Semis, 2-0

Escala Returns To Squad; Team Falls in ECC Semis, 2-0

Kayla Simas, Managing Editor
October 21, 2016
Filed under Sports

Standing front row by the fence of the Mercy Field, Stephanie Escala was cheering on the Lady Mavericks during their 2014-2015 ECC finals. The game against the Bridgeport Purple Knights was ongoing and first goal went to Mercy in the 68th minute. Fourteen minutes later, Escala felt as though she had more anxie...

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