Misericordia Fall Teams are Pushing for Success


Tamar Sample

Gabe Bunn, Reporter

Misericordia University fall sports teams have been successful this deep into their schedules and hope to close out the end of their regular seasons with more wins and some playoff pushes.


The football team is currently 2-5 and hopes to turn its season around through the latter half of its schedule. Three games remain and the team hopes to bounce back and make something positive out of the season it has had so far. The Cougars have been outscored, 202-105, by opponents and that is not a stat they are willing to settle with. They’re hoping to get a late push at the end of their schedule and win the last three games.


The field hockey team has also faced struggles this season as it sits at 5-8 currently and hopes to win upcoming conference matchups to earn a slot in the playoffs. The Cougars are currently 2-3 in conferenceplay and hope to make that a winning percentage with the handful of games left. The team started out with a 2-0 record but after that, dealt with a four-loss streak before bouncing back to win against MAC Freedom rival Wilkes University. The team remains hopeful it can make some noise with a shot in the playoffs.


Cross country has done well so far with three top 10 finishes and all its meets being in the top 15. The Cougars ended their regular season schedule on Oct. 15, finishing in 14th place. MAC playoffs start Oct. 29 and, hopefully, the team can carry its regular season success where it matters most.


The men’s soccer has had success, currently sporting a 9-1-4 record. The Cougars have been doing superb in conference play, as well, standing at 4-0 with four games remaining. These four games round out their schedule and will lead them to the playoffs, hopefully as the No. 1 seed.


Along with men’s soccer, women’s soccer has been nothing short of fantastic this year. With a record of 12-0-1, the team has been the most dominant sport here at Misericordia, outscoring opponents by a whopping 53-3, a domination the team has maintained for multiple years. The Cougars are going for it all this year and hope to win a national championship to cap off their successful season. They have been nearly perfect this season, minus a tie earlier in the season to ranked Messiah University.

The soccer program has been great for Misericordia, having a combined record of 21-1-5. Hopefully, with the playoffs coming up and the season getting down to crunch time, both squads can continue to stay strong and take both the men and women’s soccer teams to a national championship.


Women’s volleyball has been doing well this year and stands at 17-7 with a MAC Freedom record of 3-2. The team still has seven games left with key games against DeSales University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, and King’s College. Hopefully, the Cougars can get through this end of the regular season with some wins and move up in the conference standings. The team’s last game is Oct. 29 with playoffs starting two days later. With this little left to go in the season, it is time for the Cougars to bear down and add more wins to their record.

With fall sports coming to an end and playoffs starting, the Cougars are looking for some teams to do what they need to do to bring home banners. The teams have worked all summer and throughout the season to get where they are and to where they will be heading and, hopefully, bring news of championships.


Winter sports will begin soon and those teams hope to get off to good starts this year as winter athletes are excited to get out in front of the crowds and have success like the fall teams have had.