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Men’s Soccer Team Undefeated; Wildcat Women Ranked Second in Nation

The Wildcat women's soccer team, ranked second in the Oct. 13 United States Collegiate Athletic Association poll, gathers for a group photo at an Oct. 19 match against Alfred (N.Y) University. (Photo by Kenneth L. Barto, student photographer)Vol. 7, No. 10

Recent Results/Upcoming Games (Through Oct. 19)

Baseball Final fall overall record: 14-6 Final fall PSUAC record: 8-2

Cross-Country Men’s overall record: 26-7 PSUAC record: 13-0 Women’s overall record: 11-0 PSUAC record: 10-0Saturday, Oct. 18 at Albright College Invitational, men finished fourth in a nine-team field Saturday, Oct. 25 PSUAC Championships at Penn State Wilkes-Barre

Golf Final overall record: 18-1-1

Men’s Soccer Overall record: 11-0 PSUAC record: 9-0Wednesday, Oct. 15 at Penn State Beaver, W, 5-0 Saturday, Oct. 18 at Penn State York, W, 1-0 Wednesday, Oct. 22 host PSUAC semifinal, 5 p.m.

Women’s Soccer Overall record: 8-3-1Monday, Oct. 13 host Penn State Abington, W, 5-0 Wednesday, Oct. 15 at College Misericordia Jayvees, L, 1-0 Saturday, Oct. 18 host Alfred (N.Y.) University, 1-1 tie (double overtime) Oct. 30-31, Nov. 1 USCAA Tournament at Vermont Technical College, TBA

Team Tennis Overall record: 10-2 PSUAC record: 10-2Tuesday, Oct. 14 host Penn State Hazleton, W, 8-1 Saturday, Oct. 18 at Penn State Lehigh Valley, canceled Oct. 24-25-26 PSUAC Championships, TBA

Women’s Volleyball Final overall record: 13-10 Final PSUAC record: 11-7Wednesday, Oct. 15 at Penn State Wilkes-Barre (2), W, 3-0; W, 3-0. Saturday, Oct. 18 PSUAC Quarterfinals at Penn State Fayette, lost to Penn State Schuylkill, 3-2

‘Cat TalesCross-CountryAt the Albright Invitational, Stephen Hoffman (Ocean City, Md.) finished sixth overall and topped the Wildcat men with a time of 28 minutes, 34 seconds in an 8K race. Jeff Faherty (High Point, N.J.) was seventh for the Wildcats in 28:56. Penn College placed fourth in a nine-team field. For the Penn College women, Tamara Pavlov (Lewisburg) finished 17th over a 6K distance in 26:50.

Men’s Soccer Penn College blanked Penn State Beaver in recording its 10th win without a loss and extending its two-season unbeaten string to 26-0. Steve Bullock (Manheim) and Stephen Lis (Elliottsburg) each scored two goals and Jevin Martin (Northumberland) had two assists. The Wildcats outshot Penn State Beaver, 23-1.

Penn College completed a perfect regular season Saturday with an impressive shutout at Penn State York. In going to 11-0 on the season and improving to 27-0 over two seasons, the Wildcats outshot Penn State York, 14-2, and led 7-3 in corner kicks. Daniel Shaffer (Shermansdale) was perfect in goal in helping the Wildcats hold their opponents scoreless for the ninth time this season. Bullock scored the lone goal of the match.

The Wildcats will be the home team at 5 p.m. Wednesday in a Penn State University Athletic Conference semifinal match against a yet-to-be-determined opponent.

Women’s SoccerIn a shutout win over Penn State Abington, Hannah McCracken (Williamsport) scored a goal and added an assist. In the most recent United States Collegiate Athletic Association poll (Oct. 13), the Lady Wildcats were ranked No. 2 in the nation, behind Southern Virginia.

Penn College lost to NCAA Division III College Misericordia for the second time this season by a 1-0 score. Misericordia led in shots on goal, 16-9, and corner kicks, 6-4.

The Lady Wildcats closed out the regular portion of their season with a 1-1 double-overtime tie against NCAA Division III Alfred (N.Y.) University. McCracken put Penn College on the board at the 25:17 mark with an unassisted goal. Alfred tied the match at the 34:33 mark. Penn College goalie Chelsey Holmes (Hughesville) made six saves.

Team Tennis Shane Burridge (Ephrata), Austin Moran (Mount Joy), Robert Kemrer (Milton), and Erica Logan (Montoursville) all won their singles and doubles matches in the team’s victory over Penn State Hazleton.

Women’s Volleyball Penn College closed out its regular season with a pair of wins at Penn State Wilkes-Barre, taking the first match, 25-5, 25-8 and 25-6, and winning the second, 25-8, 15-16, 25-11. Statistically in those victories, Kate Todorich (Mountain Top) had two aces and five kills; Karlee Shubert (Hanover) had five kills and two blocks; Lyndsey Smith (Mechanicsburg) had five aces, two kills, seven digs and 20 assists; Alyssa Covas (Pottsville) had four aces and 15 kills; and Courtney Barton (Liberty) had two kills, four assists and 20 digs.

Penn College’s season ended Saturday in the Penn State University Athletic Conference quarterfinals at Penn State Fayette with a loss to Penn State Schuylkill. Penn State Schuylkill took the first game, 25-13; Penn College took the second and third, 25-13 and 25-23, respectively; Schuylkill claimed the fourth, 25-22, and then took the match with a 15-4 win in the fifth.

“Our team couldn’t get the passing going for a consistent length of time,” coach Bambi Hawkins said of the finale.

“Our blocking was not as strong as it was the last match with Schuylkill, but Shubert was able to put a roof on their hitters four times,” the coach continued. “The scores show how our team struggled to stay consistent.

“A loss in the first round of a single-elimination playoff tournament is definitely an abrupt end to the season, but we had some excitement on the way home as our bus was involved in an accident,” Hawkins added. “Nobody was hurt, but it was an ironic ending to the season.”

Statistically, Barton was able to put away five kills and Todorich was the team leader with six kills and 18 for 18 on serving with one ace. The defensive standout, according to Hawkins, was Kristin Bernard (Hastings), who had a perfect dig record on 28 attempts.

(Complete rosters and season schedules are available on the college’s Athletics Web site .)

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