The Pennsylvania College of Technology wrestling team is set to hit the mats, the postseason looms for the college’s cross-country squads and the fall sports seasons have concluded for three other teams.
News: Wildcat Weekly
Hopeful of improvement over its ninth-place finish of a year ago in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association National Championships, the Pennsylvania College of Technology golf team placed eighth among 22 teams during two-day competition on Penn State’s Blue Course that ended Tuesday.
Pennsylvania College of Technology golfers are primed for the United States Collegiate Athletic Association National Championships Monday and Tuesday while the college’s men’s and women’s tennis teams closed out their fall seasons over the weekend.
During a week in which only four of seven Pennsylvania College of Technology fall sports teams saw action, the men’s soccer and women’s volleyball squads closed out the stretch in fine fashion with victories.
The Pennsylvania College of Technology golf team had two outings last week in its final tune-up before the United States Collegiate Athletic Association National Championships and the college’s men’s tennis team tasted action for the first time.
After early-week losses, Pennsylvania College of Technology women’s and men’s soccer teams had good outings late in the week against teams that came into their North Eastern Athletic Conference matches with perfect conference records.
The fall seasons for three Pennsylvania College of Technology sports teams are getting under way as the golf and women’s cross-country teams opened on Saturday and the men’s tennis team opens Sept. 23.
Pennsylvania College of Technology men’s and women’s soccer teams got their first taste of action in the North Eastern Athletic Conference during the week and the women’s volleyball team won all three of its matches.
The Pennsylvania College of Technology women’s tennis and men’s cross-country teams begin their seasons this week while men’s and women’s soccer and women’s volleyball squads went a combined 2-3 in action over the weekend.
When three Pennsylvania College of Technology fall sports teams take to the field Friday, two of them will be under new head coaches.
Rafael Morais, with the men’s soccer team, and John McNichol, with the women’s soccer squad, will make their debuts – the men open at Baptist Bible College at 4 p.m. and the women host Rosemont College at 7:30 p.m. – while Monica Brown returns for her second season as coach of the women’s volleyball team that gets under way at 5 p.m. at crosstown rival Lycoming College.
Preseason practice is under way and first games as a provisional member of both the NCAA Division III and North Eastern Athletic Conference loom on the horizon for Pennsylvania College of Technology fall sports athletes.
Three Penn College teams open their seasons Aug. 29: men’s and women’s soccer and women’s volleyball. Starting a week later will be the women’s tennis team, which opens Sept. 2, and cross-country teams, which open Sept. 6.
Another difference this season has the college’s golf and men’s and women’s tennis teams playing split fall and spring seasons, with most of the action for all three coming in the spring. The first golf match is set for Sept. 21 and the initial men’s tennis match is slated for Sept. 23.
Led by a softball team that won a conference championship and placed among the top five at the Small College World Series, and an archery team that was fourth in the nation, there was plenty to celebrate by Pennsylvania College of Technology athletic teams during the 2013-14 school year.
Somehow, it was only fitting that the Pennsylvania College of Technology softball season ended with its final games being canceled because of rain; after all, that is how much of the Wildcats’ year went: Between March 22 and April 17, the team had games on just three of 12 scheduled playing dates.
But after going 2-1 in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association National Championship Small College World Series at Akron, Ohio, and finishing among the top five teams, rain is all that could dampen the team’s spirits.
Pennsylvania College of Technology archery and women’s softball teams are down to their final week of the season and each is seeking a national championship.
After going 3-0 over the weekend to win its first Penn State University Athletic Conference championship since 2007, the Pennsylvania College of Technology softball team now focuses its sights on a United States Collegiate Athletic Association National Championship. The national tourney will be played May 12-14 at Firestone Stadium in Akron, Ohio.