Maleek Toran knows what it feels like to be in Mercyhurst’s shoes.
He was a true freshman in 2009 at Edinboro when the Scots needed Gannon to help them get in the NCAA Division II playoffs.
In the final regular-season game, the Knights beat Bloomsburg in overtime, 10-7, to open the door for Edinboro to play in the postseason.
Today, Mercyhurst needs to beat No. 22-ranked California (Pa.) and have Gannon upset No. 14 Indiana (Pa.) to play in next week’s PSAC title game. The game would be played at Tullio Field as it’s the PSAC West champ’s turn to play host to the title game.
When asked if the Mercyhurst players should call their rival Knights and encourage them to to beat IUP, Toran said the Lakers should pass on that idea.
“I’d probably just let it play out and hope for the best,” said Toran, an Erie native. “If the man upstairs have a playoff berth in store for you, then you’ll get it.”
– Duane Rankin