Pioneer Athletics: News from the field, court, and ring
Wed Sep 21, 2022

By Haden Coon

Women’s soccer is already on their way with seven games under their belt. They have a game September 25 against Charleston University. Glenville State is coming off a defeat to Davis and Elkins College. Merel Smets leads the Lady Pioneers in shots this season with six followed by Jane Lew native Mackenzie Hendricks with five.

Men’s and women’s cross-country season started September 10 at Bethany College. Trey Stanley, Daniel Karol, Sarah Lowe, and Alivia Moffit made their debut in college sports. The Glenville State University cross-country program competed again on Friday, September 16 at the Route 33 Cup hosted by Davis & Elkins. The Pioneer men and women both finished third out of three teams while the women finished third out of three teams.

In football, GSU Pioneers defeated the UNC Pembroke Braves 45-17 in their home opener on Saturday, September 17. This marks the first win over the Braves in program history and the largest margin of victory in the series. The Pioneers finished the day with 564 total yards of offense. Glenville's rushing attack led the charge, producing 372 yards followed by 192 yards in the air. GSU's defense only allowed 36 rushing yards, holding the Braves' potent rushing attack.

Men’s golf finished thirteenth at the Vulcan Invitational in Mount Vernon, Pennsylvania. They entered day one in fourth place, but a disqualification on the team penalized them and the dropped to finish in thirteenth. They play again September 25 at West Liberty University.

Women’s golf also played in the Vulcan Invitational, placing second. Grace Halcrow and Hailey Hendershot tied for fourth out of the whole field. They play again September 24 at Ashland University.

Women’s volleyball season started in August as of now they have 11 wins and six losses. The Pioneers’ record is 0-1 in conference play. They play again Friday September 23against West Virginia State University.

The Glenville State University Boxing program has announced The War in The WACO VII. The event will be held on Saturday, October 8 at 6:30 p.m. Faculty, students, and staff are able to attend War in The Waco VII for free. General admission tickets will be available for $10. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m.

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