McDowell grad Galich earns ECAC award with Mercyhurst

   November 7, 2013 6:11 pm

Mercyhurst University’s Dustin Galich, a senior from McDowell, has been named the ECAC D-II Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts in the Lakers’ 19-6 win over Edinboro. Galich, a 6-foot 2-inch, 255-pound defensive lineman, had 11 tackles, two sacks and two tackles for a loss for a defensive unit that limited the Fighting Scots to 148 yards,…

D-II notes: Kimball gets 4th interception for Mercyhurst

   September 29, 2013 12:39 pm

Here’s an update on former District 10 standouts competing in Division II football: • Mercyhurst defensive back Colin Kimball, a McDowell graduate, had another strong performance even though the Lakers’ defense struggled in a 58-34 loss to Slippery Rock Saturday. For the second time this season, Kimball returned an interception for a touchdown. This time…

Mercyhurst at Edinboro: Part II — “Going for 2″

   October 26, 2012 1:02 am

“I was nervous. I remember smiling back at him, trying to pretend I wasn’t nervous.” — Travis Rearick Oct. 16, 2010: Mercyhurst 22, Edinboro 21 (OT) “The rest is history.” — Trevor Kennedy EDINBORO — Two years after winning in dramatic fashion at Edinboro, Mercyhurst was back at Sox Harrison Stadium fresh off a 28-27…

Sweet redemption for Vendemia, Robinson

   October 13, 2012 10:42 pm

Last season, Anthony Vendemia and Linnell Robinson had games against Gannon they’d like to forget. A year later, they were part of a victory they’ll never forget. Vendemia, a junior quarterback, and Robinson, a senior cornerback, were instrumental in Mercyhurst’s 38-29 win against the Knights today at Gannon University Field. “The other victories in the…

Mercyhurst vs. Gannon: Game on

   October 13, 2012 4:20 am

Mercyhurst travels to Gannon for today’s PSAC West showdown against the rival Knights at noon. Check out players and coaches from both sides talk about this heated rivalry.

Mercyhurst gearing up for showdown against Slippery Rock

   September 21, 2012 10:36 am

Riding a two-game winning streak, Mercyhurst takes on Slippery Rock in an PSAC West game Saturday at 1 p.m. at Tullio Field. The Lakers (2-1, 1-0) lost 28-21 to the Rock (2-1, 1-0) last season.

Wounded Lakers…

   November 2, 2011 3:30 pm

If losing five straight games isn’t enough, Mercyhurst College (3-6, 1-5)  is dealing with a rash of injuries heading into Saturday’s PSAC West finale at Clarion (2-7, 2-4). Senior linebacker Ian Wild (shoulder) – Missed last week’s 28-21 loss at Slippery Rock. Got hurt against California (Pa.) Won’t play Saturday. Senior safety Bryant Kimball (neck)…

Older brother inspires Mercyhurst’s Galich to don the war paint…

   October 7, 2011 9:54 pm

Credit big bro. Before games, Mercyhurst College sophomore defensive end, Dustin Galich, applies black paint underneath his eyes that by the end of the game is running off his face from him sweating. Why? Thank his older brother, Nick Galich, for inspiring Dustin to dawn the war paint. “I played football with my brother at…

Q&A: Dustin Galich talks Kutztown, nerves and pizza rolls…

   September 9, 2011 5:24 pm

Earlier this week,  Mercyhurst College sophomore nose guard Dustin Galich took time to do a Q&A with ETN sports reporter Duane Rankin about Saturday’s game between the No. 18-ranked Lakers (1-0) and No. 19 Kutztown (1-0). After tallying 31 total tackles  in a reserve role last season, the 6-foot, 2-inch, 240-pound Galich is now a…