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Penn College golfers shine at invitational


Highlighting a busy week for Pennsylvania College of Technology fall sports teams, the men’s golf squad won its first invitational competition of the season.

FLASHBACK
Golf
Freshman Kohltin Bartlow of Montgomery topped a 50-player field with 77, and in doing so led the Wildcats to a first-place finish with a 324 total in a 10-team field Monday in the Penn State Hazleton Invitational at Valley Country Club in Sugarloaf. Scranton University was second with a 331 followed by Penn State Lehigh Valley at 341 while DeSales University and Penn State Schuylkill tied for fourth at 347. Also for the Wildcats, Alex Acree of Brookville shot an 80, Jordan Wise of McClure had an 81, Sean McNamara of Lancaster shot an 86 and Austin Moscariello of New Columbia shot a 91.

Men’s soccer
In a defensive struggle Tuesday at King’s College, King’s scored in the 69th minute on an own goal for its win. King’s led in shots 20-1 (11-0 on goal) and in corner kicks 8-3. Freshmen Josh Stanley, of Warsaw, Virginia, and Braeden Eckard, of Danville, split halves in goal for Penn College with Stanley recording six saves and Eckard four. Penn College is 0-5 lifetime against King’s.

Colton Wartman, of Ellicott City, Maryland, on an assist by Greg Conkle of Carlisle put the Wildcats on the board first in the 69th minute, but Lancaster Bible College knotted the score 20 minutes later and, after two overtime periods, that’s the way Saturday’s Homecoming match ended as Penn College went to 1-7-2 overall and 1-2-2 in the North Eastern Athletic Conference. Lancaster Bible led in shots 19-17 (each team had 11 shots on goal) and led in corner kicks 7-6.

In North Eastern Athletic Conference action this week (records through Sunday): At SUNY Poly (9-2 overall, 5-0 NEAC), 1 p.m. Saturday; at SUNY Cobleskill (6-4-1 overall, 4-1 NEAC), noon Sunday.

Last meeting vs. SUNY Poly: Won 2-0 on Sept. 30, 2018. (2-3 lifetime).
Last meeting vs. SUNY Cobleskill: Lost 5-0 on Sept. 29, 2018. (3-2 lifetime).

NEAC standings through Sunday: SUNY Poly 5-0, Penn State Harrisburg 5-0, SUNY Cobleskill 4-1, Lancaster Bible College 3-1-1, Penn State Abington 3-2, Keuka College 2-3, Penn College 1-2-2, Cazenovia College 1-3-1, Morrisville State College 1-3-1, Penn State Berks 1-3-1, Wells College 1-4, Gallaudet University 0-5.

Statistically speaking in the NEAC top five: Goalkeeper Eckard is No. 1 with eight goals against and No. 3 with a .784 save percentage. Goalie Brendan Skwirut of Aston is No. 5 with 11 goals against.

Women’s soccer
Wednesday in the annual Battle for the Lumber between nonconference crosstown rivals, Lycoming College scored the match’s lone goal in the 40th minute and snapped Penn College’s two-year win streak, giving the Warriors a 5-3 lead in the series that began in 2010 (there were no matches in 2011 and 2012). Lyco leads 8-3 in all matches between the two teams dating to 2005. The Warriors led in shots 27-11 (9-4 on goal) and in corner kicks 5-1.

A penalty kick goal by Abby Williams, of Mechanicsburg, in the 87th minute and shutout goal tending from Taylor Gonzales, of Lititz, were all that the Wildcats needed during Saturday’s Homecoming match against Lancaster Bible College. Penn College now is 4-5-1 overall and 3-2 in the NEAC. Penn College led in shots 13-8 (7-5 on goal) and in corner kicks 3-2.

In North Eastern Athletic Conference action this week (records through Sunday): At SUNY Poly (5-3-1 overall, 4-1 NEAC), 3 p.m. Saturday; at SUNY Cobleskill (3-7-1 overall, 1-3-1 NEAC), 2 p.m. Sunday.

Last meeting vs. SUNY Poly: Won 3-0 on Sept. 30, 2018. (1-4-2 lifetime).
Last meeting vs. SUNY Cobleskill: Won 5-0 on Sept. 29, 2018. (5-0 lifetime).

NEAC standings through Sunday: Penn State Berks 5-0, Keuka College 5-0, SUNY Poly 4-1, Penn State Harrisburg 3-1-1, Penn College 3-2, Cazenovia College 2-2-1, Lancaster Bible College 2-3, Morrisville State College 2-3, SUNY Cobleskill 1-3-1, Penn State Abington 1-4, Gallaudet University 0-4-1, Wells College 0-5.

Statistically speaking in the NEAC top five: Gonzales is No. 5 in both save percentage at .795 and goals-against average .160.

Women’s volleyball
In a home triangular Saturday, Penn College lost to Gallaudet University, 3-0 (25-12, 25-22, 25-15), in a NEAC match and lost to Elmira College, 3-1 (16-25, 25-21, 26-24, 25-18), in nonconference play as the Wildcats fell to 1-15 overall and 0-4 in the conference.

Against Gallaudet, the visitors led in points 42-21, kills 29-17, aces 9-4, blocks 4-0, assists 25-13 and digs 44-31. Individually for the Wildcats, Abbi Mingus, of Monroe Township, led with five kills, Hannah Burnett, of Middlebury Center, had two aces and nine digs, and Mackenzie Mahler, of Quakertown, had 11 assists.

Statistically, Elmira was the leader in points 60-41, kills 43-32, aces 12-7, blocks 5-2, assists 30-23 and digs 60-56, but Penn College played tough throughout. Individual leaders for Penn College were Peyton Homan, of Spring Mills, with nine kills, Mahler with three aces and 19 assists, Emalie Marnati, of Canton, with two blocks and Burnett with 19 digs.

In North Eastern Athletic Conference action this week (records through Saturday): At Reading vs. Morrisville State College (11-5 overall, 4-0 NEAC), noon Saturday; vs. Cazenovia College (2-15 overall, 0-4 NEAC), 2 p.m. Sunday.

Last meeting vs. Morrisville State College: Lost 3-0 last Sept. 22. (1-4 lifetime).
Last meeting vs. Cazenovia College: Lost 3-1 last Sept. 22 (2-3 lifetime).

NEAC standings through Sunday: Morrisville State College 4-0, Penn State Harrisburg 3-1, Lancaster Bible College 3-1, SUNY Poly 2-1, Wells College 2-1, Penn State Berks 2-2, Penn State Abington 2-2, Gallaudet University 2-2, Keuka College 2-2, SUNY Cobleskill 1-3, Penn College 0-4, Cazenovia College 0-4.

Statistically speaking in the NEAC top five: Burnett is No. 5 with 3.74 digs per set.

Women’s cross-country
Saturday in the Bud Smitley Invitational at Penn State Harrisburg, the Penn College women placed sixth in an eight-team field. Katie Plankenhorn, of Montoursville, topped the Penn College women by placing 22nd in 8:07.2 over a 5K course. Also for the Wildcats in a 56-runner field, Cinnamon Digan, of Mifflinburg, was 32nd; Brittany Weiskopff, of Blossburg, was 33rd; Nikki Crow, of Elizabethtown, was 35th; and Rosey Thomas, of Port Allegheny, was 49th.

The Wildcat men did not compete.

Hall of Fame adds four
As part of Homecoming and Family Weekend, four new members were inducted into the college’s Athletics Hall of Fame on Friday. As previously announced, they were brothers Cody and Zach Buterbaugh (baseball), Chris Brennan (men’s soccer) and Teresa Burrill (coed team tennis).

Wildcat gets NEAC committee post
Penn College sophomore Gillian Sinnott, of Sykesville, Maryland, was elected – along with Penn State Abington senior Mike Litz – to serve as an officer on the NEAC Student Athlete Advisory Committee for this academic year.

“I’d like to congratulate Mike Litz and Gillian Sinnott on their selection as our 2019-20 NEAC SAAC chair (Litz) and vice chair (Sinnott),” NEAC Interim Commissioner Stephanie Dutton said. “I look forward to working with Gillian in her new role. As a sophomore, it shows true initiative to volunteer to serve in a leadership role, and I am eager to see how she will help our group continue to evolve.”

Sinnott, a member of the Wildcats softball team, embarks on her first year serving SAAC in a leadership position. She will assist in the coordination of meetings and initiatives while also serving as a student-athlete representative on a variety of NEAC committees.

“I have been encouraged by coaches to seek leadership opportunities away from the field. I can’t think of a better opportunity than being able to give back into what I have loved for many years,” Sinnott said. “I plan to take an honest approach when solving problems and expanding this program to the best of my ability.”

Litz, who competes on the Abington men’s tennis team, also serves as a member of Division III National SAAC and on the NEAC Strategic Planning Committee.

Academic honorees
Soccer
Penn College was one of four conference schools honored with team academic awards from the United Soccer Coaches.

Penn College and Keuka College had their men’s and women’s teams make the list. The men from Penn College earned a 3.02 GPA while the women possessed a 3.09. It is back-to-back seasons for the Penn College men and the second time for the women of Penn College. Keuka’s men’s team had a 3.25 GPA and the women sported a 3.43 GPA. It is the fourth straight season the Keuka men have earned the team academic award. The Keuka women now have earned the team award six times.

The women’s team at Gallaudet had a 3.33 GPA. It is the first season that Gallaudet has received the award on the women’s side. The Penn State Harrisburg women finished with a 3.52 GPA. For Penn State Harrisburg, it is the second straight season.

Softball
Twenty-seven student-athletes from four NEAC institutions – five of them from Penn College – were named 2019 Easton/NFCA All-America Scholar-Athletes by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.

Wildcats honored were Laycee Clark, of Tyrone; Alexis and Morgan Heritage, of New Castle, Delaware; Emily Wikane, of Bel Air, Maryland; and Sarah Woodruff, of Port Jervis, New York.

Keuka College saw 11 student-athletes honored followed by Gallaudet University with six and SUNY Cobleskill with five honored.

The honors recognize the academic prowess of softball teams across the NFCA’s membership categories. NCAA Division III led the way with 1,928 student-athletes earning a 3.5 GPA or higher for 2018-19.

SCHEDULE/RECORDS/RESULTS
Men’s soccer
Overall: 1-7-2
NEAC: 1-2-2
Tuesday, Oct. 1 – at King’s College, L, 1-0
Saturday, Oct. 5 – host Lancaster Bible College (NEAC), T, 1-1 (2 OT)
Tuesday, Oct. 8 – at Juniata College, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 12 – at SUNY Poly (NEAC), 1 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 13 – at SUNY Cobleskill (NEAC), noon
Wednesday, Oct. 16 – host Elmira College, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 19 – at Cazenovia College (NEAC), 1 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 26 – at Morrisville State (NEAC), 1 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 29 – at Wilkes University, 7 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 1 – host Wells College, 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 2 – host Keuka College, 1 p.m.
Tuesday-Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 5-9-10 – NEAC playoffs, TBA

Women’s soccer
Overall: 4-5-1
NEAC: 3-2
Wednesday, Oct. 2 – host Lycoming College (Battle for the Lumber), L, 1-0
Saturday, Oct. 5 – host Lancaster Bible College (NEAC), W, 1-0
Tuesday, Oct. 8 – host Susquehanna University, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 12 – at SUNY Poly (NEAC), 3 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 13 – at SUNY Cobleskill (NEAC), 2 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 19 – at Cazenovia College (NEAC), 3 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 22 – at Juniata College, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 26 – at Morrisville State (NEAC), 3 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 1 – host Wells College, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 2 – host Keuka College, 3 p.m.
Tuesday-Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 5-9-10 – NEAC playoffs, TBA

Women’s volleyball
Overall: 1-15
NEAC: 0-4
Saturday, Oct. 5 – host Gallaudet University (NEAC), L, 3-0 (25-12, 25-22, 25-15); host Elmira College, L, 3-1 (16-25, 25-21, 26-24, 25-18)
Saturday, Oct. 12 – vs. Morrisville State College (NEAC), noon; vs. Cazenovia College (NEAC) at Reading, 2 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 19 – at SUNY Poly (NEAC), noon; vs. SUNY Cobleskill (NEAC), 2 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 26 – host Wells College (NEAC), noon; host Keuka College (NEAC), 6 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 2 – host Penn State Abington (NEAC), 10 a.m.; host King’s College, 2 p.m.
End of regular season

Men’s cross-country
Saturday, Oct. 5 – Bud Smitley Invitational at Penn State Harrisburg, did not compete
Saturday, Oct. 12 – at DeSales Invitational, 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 19 – at Gettysburg College Invitational, 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, Nov. 2 – NEAC Championships at SUNY Cobleskill, 11 a.m.
Saturday, Nov. 16 – NCAA Division III Mideast Regional Championships at Bethlehem, TBA
End of season

Women’s cross-country
Saturday, Oct. 5 – Bud Smitley Invitational at Penn State Harrisburg, sixth in an eight-team field
Saturday, Oct. 12 – at DeSales Invitational, 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 19 – at Gettysburg College Invitational, 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, Nov. 2 – NEAC Championships at SUNY Cobleskill, 11 a.m.
Saturday, Nov. 16 – NCAA Division III Mideast Regional Championships at Bethlehem, TBA
End of season

Golf
Monday, Sept. 30 – at Penn State Hazleton Invitational, first in a 10-team field
Tuesday, Oct. 8 – at Gettysburg College Invitational, 12:30 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 21 – at Lebanon Valley College Invitational, noon
End of season

Men’s tennis
Overall record: 1-2
Thursday, Oct. 3 – host Lycoming College at Elm Park, ppd.
Sunday, Oct. 6 – at King’s College, ppd.
Friday, Oct. 11 – vs. Lycoming College at Brandon Park, 4 p.m.
End of season

Women’s tennis
Overall record: 1-2
Wednesday, Oct. 2 – host Lycoming College at Elm Park, ppd.
Sunday, Oct. 6 – at King’s College, ppd.
Friday, Oct. 11 – vs. Lycoming College at Brandon Park, 4 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 13 – host Berkeley College at Elm Park, 2 p.m.
End of season

For more about NEAC, visit the conference website.

For more information, visit the Wildcat Athletics website.

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