Slippery Rock dropped its first game of the season, falling, 1-0, to Mercyhurst in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference action at James Egli Field.
With the loss, Slippery Rock fell to 3-1-3 overall. Mercyhurst, which lost its first three games of the season, improved to 4-3 overall and 3-0 in league play.
Dylan Ross scored his second goal of the game in the 84th minute to provide the game-winner for Caldwell in a 3-2 victory over East Stroudsburg in a nonconference game. Caldwell is 1-4-1 on the year while Stroudsburg fell to 1-6.
Women's soccer. Junior Karen Thomas notched her second career two-goal game and added an assist for Widener (2-3-1) in a 4-0 victory over Delaware Valley (2-5).
Field hockey. Haverford College's upset bid fell short as the Fords (5-1) dropped a 2-1, nonconference decision to Messiah (5-1).
Widener (1-5) hung tough before falling, 7-3, to Cabrini (3-4).
No. 6 Penn State gears up for a homestand this weekend, hosting Indiana and Michigan to open the Big Ten season. The Nittany Lions take on the Hoosiers on Friday for a Big Ten Network game. The Wolverines will then visit the Lions on Sunday for a noon contest.
Cross-country. La Salle's Meghan McGlinchey won the Main Line Invitational, finishing the three-mile race in 16 minutes, 16.30 seconds.