SRU soccer teams score first round tournament victories

Slippery Rock, Pa. - Both the Slippery Rock University women's and men's soccer teams scored victories in the first round of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Tournament Tuesday afternoon at Mihalik-Thompson Stadium.

Junior forward Dara Demich scored a goal with less than three minutes left in the second overtime to lift SRU to a 1-0 victory over Shippensburg. Slippery Rock will now play East Stroudsburg University at 11 a.m. Friday in Erie, Pennsylvania, on the campus of Gannon University in the semifinals. 

Junior forward Matt Sangermano scored off of a pass from senior midfielder Stephen McConahy in the 82nd minute to give the men's soccer team a 1-0 victory against California (Pa.). Slippery Rock now moves on to play top-seeded Mercyhurst University at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Mercyhurst.