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Penn College Golfers Finish in Fine Form

Pennsylvania College of Technology golfers closed out their fall season in fine fashion last week while Wildcat men’s and women’s cross-country runners each won their respective races and the men’s and women’s soccer and women’s volleyball teams all chalked up victories.

FLASHBACK
Golf
Hosting the North Eastern Athletic Conference Fall Preview on Tuesday at the Williamsport Country Club, the Penn College A team finished second in a nine-team field with a score of 318, one stroke behind conference defending champion Rutgers-Camden. Rounding out the field were: Penn College B, 347; Rutgers-Camden B, 349; Susquehanna University, 351; Morrisville State College, 363; Penn State-Abington, 365; Lycoming College, 391; and Widener University, 421. Individually for Penn College, Austin Moscariello, of New Columbia, ended second after shooting a 74, one stroke behind medalist Richard Stolz, of Rutgers-Camden. Also for the Wildcats, Brian Whelan, of Cresco, was sixth after carding an 80; Eli Dyer, of Wallingford, Connecticut, was seventh with an 81; and Dan Pivirotto, of State College, tied for ninth in a field of 44 with an 83.

Entering the fall season, Penn College ninth-year coach Matt Haile said he was excited about this year’s squad and it didn’t disappoint, posting three top three finishes in five outings and gaining the confidence that he hopes will carry over into the spring season.

“The season was everything that I had envisioned as far as where we would be and the caliber of players that we had coming in. They played awesome. It’s been several years since we’ve been in this position. It’s good to see them play well and, most important, have fun while playing well,” Haile said.

“The key (over the next few months awaiting the spring) is going to be taking that momentum from the fall season, keeping their minds there, keeping them fresh. … With the indoor net that is available to them, hopefully they take advantage of that and keep their swings fresh,” Haile continued.

The coach was high in praise of the team’s freshmen: Dyer; Whelan; Zack Nelsen, of Clifton Park, New York; and Jordan Wise, of Mclure.

“I’m super excited about the recruits we had coming in. … Kudos to those guys, for the talent that they have. We look to build upon that for their future years here on the team,” the coach added.

Men’s Soccer
At Juniata College in nonconference action on Wednesday, the Wildcats won, 3-0, as Quinton Smith, of Elliottsburg, scored one goal and assisted on another. Penn College led in shots, 15-13 (11-5 on goal). Each team had five corner kicks. Goalkeeper Malcolm Kane, of Ardsley, recorded his fourth shutout of the season.

Returning to NEAC play on Saturday at Morrisville State College, Penn College lost, 2-1, in a closely contested match to drop to 6-9 overall and 3-3 in the conference. Morrisville led in shots, 19-18, although the Wildcats led in shots on goal, 12-7. Morrisville also led in corner kicks, 8-7. Kane added five saves in goal.

In North Eastern Athletic Association action this week: At Keuka College (4-6-1 overall, 3-2 NEAC through Sunday), 6 p.m. Wednesday; at Penn State Abington (7-6 overall, 5-0 NEAC through Sunday), 1 p.m. Saturday; at College of St. Elizabeth (0-11-1, 0-5 NEAC through Sunday), noon Sunday.

Last meeting vs. Keuka College: Lost 4-0 on Oct. 9, 2016.

Last meeting vs. Penn State Abington: Lost 2-1 on Sept. 10, 2016.

Last meeting vs. College of St. Elizabeth: Won 9-0 last Oct. 29.

Statistically speaking: Penn College is sixth in the NEAC with 175 shots. Kane is No. 1 in the NEAC with a .810 save percentage, tops with 1.16 goals against average, fourth in saves with 51 and fifth with 12 goals against.Chris McFarland, of Coatesville, is third with 41 shots in the NEAC.

NEAC North Division standings through Sunday: Morrisville State College 3-1, Keuka College 2-1, Penn College 2-2, SUNY Poly 2-2, Cazenovia College 1-2, SUNY Cobleskill 1-2, Wells College 1-2.

Women’s Soccer
Hosting Clarks Summit University on Thursday, Penn College posted a 6-1 win as Ashley Donat, of Lenhartsville, scored three times and assisted on another and Hailee Hartman, of Lampeter, scored twice and also had an assist in the nonconference match. The Wildcats led in shots, 29-4 (12-4 on goal), and in corner kicks, 5-1. Goalkeeper Taylor Gonzalez, of Lititz, had three saves.

On Saturday in NEAC action at Morrisville State College, Penn College dominated the match statistically, but had to settle for a 2-2 double-overtime tie. The Wildcats led in shots, 33-13 (20-6 on goal), and in corner kicks, 8-3, as they went to 5-6-3 overall and 2-2-2 in the conference. Keeper Gonzalez added four saves.

In North Eastern Athletic Association action this week: At Keuka College (5-5-1 overall, 4-0-1 NEAC through Sunday), 8 p.m. Wednesday; at Penn State Abington (5-7 overall, 3-2 NEAC through Sunday), 3 p.m. Saturday; at College of St. Elizabeth (1-9-1 overall, 1-4 NEAC through Sunday), 2 p.m. Sunday.

Last meeting vs. Keuka College: Won 2-0 on Oct. 9, 2016.

Last meeting vs. Penn State Abington: 1-1 (5-4 triple OT shootout win) on Nov. 1 in NEAC playoff.

Last meeting vs. College of St. Elizabeth: Won 5-0 last Oct. 29.

Statistically speaking: Penn College is second in the NEAC with 248 shots and fourth in the NEAC with 31 goals. Francesca Timpone, of Smithtown, New York, is tied for fifth in the NEAC with five assists. Hartman is sixth in the NEAC with 46 shots. Gonzalez is eighth in the NEAC with 20 goals against and seventh with 1.60 goals against average.

NEAC North Division standings through Sunday: SUNY Poly 3-0-1, Keuka College 2-0-1, Morrisville State College 2-1-1, Penn College 1-2-1, Cazenovia College 1-2, Wells College 1-2, SUNY Cobleskill 0-3.

Men’s-Women’s Cross-Country
On Friday at the Bryn Athyn Invitational, Penn College took the men’s team title and had the top individual finisher in Josh Velez, of Lewistown, in 27:17 over an 8K course, and while the Wildcats didn’t have enough women to field a team, they had the top individual finisher in a field of 38 in Sidney Trunzo, of Williamsport, with a time of 23:59.8 over a 6K course. Other top finishers in a field of 45 for the Penn College men were Thomas Runner, of Elkridge, Maryland, who was second in 27:51.2; Chris Traugher, of Bath, who was sixth in 29:21; and Ben Ericksen, of Norwich, New York, who was eighth in 29:48.4.

Women’s Volleyball
Hosting Elmira College on Tuesday, the Wildcats lost, 0-3 (9-25, 19-25, 17-25). Sophie Coldsmith, of Gettysburg, led Penn College with 11 assists and Felicia Webber, of New Bloomfield, was tops with 12 digs. Elmira held a 42-15 edge in kills during the match.

On Saturday in NEAC play at College of St. Elizabeth, Penn College split, losing to the host team, 0-3 (21-25, 13-25, 21-25), and stopping Bryn Athyn, 3-0 (25-20, 25-21, 25-20), to go to 3-12 overall and 2-5 in the conference. Against St. Elizabeth, Coldsmith had 13 assists. Against Bryn Athyn, Coldsmith had 25 assists; Webber 10 kills; and Corrianne Wilson, of Edgewater, 14 digs.

In North Eastern Athletic Conference action this week: Host SUNY Poly (7-12 overall, 4-3 NEAC through Sunday), 2 p.m. Saturday.

Last meeting vs. SUNY Poly: Lost 1-3 (12-25, 13-25, 26-24, 15-25) last Oct. 1.

Statistically speaking: Coldsmith is eighth in the NEAC with 4.31 assists per set, seventh in the NEAC with 0.67 service aces per set and 20th in the NEAC with 188 digs.

NEAC North Division standings (through Sunday): Wells College 5-0, Morrisville State College 4-1, Keuka College 2-2, SUNY Poly 2-2, Penn College 1-3, SUNY Cobleskill 1-3, Cazenovia College 0-4.

Hall of Fame Induction Held
On Oct. 6, Zach Plannick, of Coraopolis (archery); Steve Bull, of Hampstead, Maryland (men’s soccer); William DeAngelo, of Dallas (men’s soccer); and LeRoy Joiner, of Williamsport (men’s basketball), were inducted into the Athletics Department’s Hall of Fame as part of the college’s Homecoming and Parent & Family Weekend. Their selections were announced in August.

SCHEDULE/RECORDS/RESULTS
Men’s Golf
Tuesday, Oct. 10 – host NEAC Fall Preview at Williamsport Country Club, finished second in a nine-team field
(End of fall season)

Men’s Soccer
Overall: 6-9    
NEAC: 3-3
Wednesday, Oct. 11 – at Juniata College, W, 3-0
Saturday, Oct. 14 – at Morrisville State College (NEAC), L, 2-1
Wednesday, Oct. 18 – at Keuka College (NEAC), 6 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 21 – at Penn State Abington (NEAC), 1 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 22 – at College of St. Elizabeth (NEAC), noon
Wednesday, Oct. 25 – at Wilkes University, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 28 – host SUNY Cobleskill (NEAC), 1 p.m.
(End of regular season)

Women’s Soccer
Overall: 5-6-3
NEAC: 2-2-2
Thursday, Oct. 12 – host Clarks Summit University, W, 6-1
Saturday, Oct. 14 – at Morrisville State College (NEAC), T, 2-2 (2 OT)
Wednesday, Oct. 18 – at Keuka College (NEAC), 8 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 21 – at Penn State Abington (NEAC), 3 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 22 – at College of St. Elizabeth (NEAC), 2 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 25 – at Juniata College, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 28 – host SUNY Cobleskill (NEAC), 3 p.m.
(End of regular season)

Men’s Cross-Country
Friday, Oct. 13 – at Bryn Athyn College Invitational, finished first in a seven-team field
Thursday, Oct. 19 – at Immaculata University Invitational, 4 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 28 – NEAC Championship at Morrisville State College, TBA
(End of season)

Women’s Cross-Country
Friday, Oct. 13 – at Bryn Athyn College Invitational, no team entered
Thursday, Oct. 19 – at Immaculata University Invitational, 4 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 28 – NEAC Championship at Morrisville State College, TBA
(End of season)

Women’s Volleyball
Overall: 3-12
NEAC: 2-5
Tuesday, Oct. 10 – host Elmira College, L, 0-3 (9-25, 19-25, 17-25)
Saturday, Oct. 14 – triangular at College of St. Elizabeth vs. St. Elizabeth (NEAC), L, 0-3 (21-25, 13-25, 21-25), and Bryn Athyn (NEAC), W, 3-0 (25-20, 25-21, 25-20)
Saturday, Oct. 21 – host SUNY Poly (NEAC), 2 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 23 – host Penn State Altoona, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 28 – at Cazenovia College triangular vs. Alfred State College, noon; vs. Cazenovia College, 2 p.m.
(End of regular season)

Men’s Tennis
Final overall record: 1-5

Women’s Tennis
Final overall record: 0-7

For more on the North Eastern Athletic Association, visit the conference website.

For more, visit the Wildcat Athletics website.

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