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The Vulcans Found Adrift in Mercyhurst’s Lake

As the leaves fell, the Vulcans hung onto the visiting Mercyhurst Lakers in Friday’s autumn finale.
Sarah Seader
The California Vulcans against the Mercyhurst Lakers

The Laker boots have squashed many opponents this season. From the second game to the 13th, the visitors knew no challenger. Their boots collected no dust on the journey, outscoring enemies 42 to 2. Bringing a new meaning to mercy hurts.

No oppressor has yet broken the Vulcans. Visitors enter Phillipsburg unblemished, only to return home with a bruised point or three. Dusted by far too many defeats, even the worm can poison the robin.

Mindful of the dusted worm, the Lakers’ first team started the match. Karah Van Horn, Camille Bultel and Corrine Morgan pronged Erie’s three-headed trident. Twenty-four goals and eighteen assists could be named between the three attackers this season.

The goal-welding trident stabbed the worm. In the 13th minute, the French magician Bultel skipped a cross onto Morgan’s poaching boot. With a simple ankle flick, the rookie’s season goal tally grew to ten. 1-0, the boot.

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Standing in the cold, the forge grows hotter. Vulcan captain Bella Gilberto mustered the first shot on goal for the hosts. Winger Meja Haakansson dirtied the Mercyhurst boot in the 35th and 49th minutes, forcing the PSAC’s best goalkeeper Maddie Elbro into action both times. The worm showed the boot no hospitality.

After 90 minutes, only the Morgan-goal judged the match in the Laker’s favor. The Vulcans challenged the Lakers to the final heartbeat. Ouimet recorded eight saves and the Vulcans manufactured six shots against the PSAC’s 2nd-best defense. As the final whistle blew, pride soaked the fallen canopy of the annelid. Worms have existed before the boot and will exist in its grave. The hosts have learned to lose, so next year they won’t have to.

Mercyhurst, ranked 21st in the nation, will host Seton Hill for the PSAC quarter-finals in a week’s time. Seton Hill lost to Mercyhurst 0 to 6 collectively this season. Mercyhurst is a coal-bearing four-locomotive train heading into the playoffs.

The Vulcans close the season at 2-13-3. I will write my season postlude, the record has far too many emotions for a paragraph.

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Sarah Seader
Sarah Seader, Editor-in-Chief

Sarah Seader is the Editor-in-Chief and a Staff Writer for the CalTimes and a Senior Honors Student at PennWest California, pursuing two degrees in Business Administration Management and Management Information Systems with a Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship as well as a Data Science Certificate. Sarah serves as the PennWest California Student Trustee.

Sarah is involved serving as the President of the SAI Board of Directors, President of DECA, President of Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD), Student Government Executive Board serving as Vice President, Vice President of Finance Club, Accounting Club Treasurer, and serves as the Treasurer on the Student Honors Advisory Board (SHAB).

Sarah is also a member of Women United, CUTV, WCAL, New Life, STAND, American Sign Language (ASL) Club, American Marketing Association (AMA), Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), Student Activities Board (SAB), Vulcan Gaming Club, President's Leadership Academy (PLA), The National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS), and serves as a Peer Mentor and Honors Coach.

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