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Penn College Teams Coming Off 8-4 Week


Paced by the women’s volleyball team that won four of its five matches, Pennsylvania College of Technology fall sports teams went 8-4 last week, and the golf team, which is entered in the Penn State University Athletic Conference and United States Collegiate Athletic Association championships Monday and Tuesday on the Penn State Blue Course, won in its final tune-up.

Flashback GolfPenn College golfers continued to impress on the links as Alex Howe, of Lake Ariel, medaled with a 77 to help the Wildcats place first among five teams and win their second straight invitational on Monday. Corey Teeple, of Lake Ariel, shot an 83 to place second and Thomas Sonderegger, of Westford, Mass., shot an 89 and placed fourth. Final team scores were: Penn College, 339; Penn State New Kensington, 362; Southern Virginia, 381; Penn State Greater Allegheny, 391, and Penn State Fayette, 424.

Men’s Soccer Mitch Pequignot, of Trout Run, had two goals and an assist in an 8-0 PSUAC win Monday over Penn State Mont Alto. Braden Conner, of Reading, added a goal and had two assists. Goalie Aaron Volz, of West Chester, recorded three saves and David Munn, of Athens, had one in the shutout. Penn College outshot Mont Alto, 41-4 ,and had four corners.

Squaring off against NCAA Division III Susquehanna University on Wednesday, the Wildcats lost, 2-0. Susquehanna led in shots on goal, 11-1, and corner kicks, 8-2.

On Saturday in a matchup of conference unbeatens, Ben Shade, of Fleetwood, scored the game-winner in overtime to lift Penn College over Penn State York, 2-1. Penn College now is 6-4-2 overall and 4-0-1 in the conference. Also scoring for the Wildcats was Patrick Kehoe, of Oley. In the Week 4 USCAA Coaches’ Poll, for the period of Sept. 25-Oct. 2, the Wildcats dropped from No. 12 to No. 17.

Women’s Soccer Returning to action for the first time since Sept. 22, Penn College took on NCAA Division III Susquehanna University and lost, 7-0. Susquehanna led in shots on goal, 19-3. The Wildcats now are 0-5-2.

Team Tennis Despite forfeiting three women’s matches, Penn College defeated Penn State York, 6-3, on Monday. Nate Scott, of Canton, Conn.; Adam Smith, of Duncannon; Chris Morrison, of Hershey, and Caleb Wise, of Manheim, all won their singles matches and Wise-Morrison and Smith-Scott teamed to win in doubles.

In a 6-3 win Wednesday over Penn State Hazleton, Scott, Smith and Morrison won both their singles and doubles matches.

Facing unbeaten PSUAC leader Penn State Brandywine, the Wildcats lost 8-1 Saturday to go to 4-2 in the conference and overall. Scott and Smith teamed for the lone win in doubles.

Women’s VolleyballMelissa Lake, of Winburne, notched 14 kills Thursday to lead Penn College past Lackawanna College, 25-11, 25-17, 25-16, extending the team’s win streak to five matches. Lyndsey Smith, of Mechanicsburg, added 24 kills. In an Alumni Day match afterward, this year’s team won, 3-0.

On Saturday, the Wildcats lost to Penn State Fayette, 21-25, 25-22, 25-27, 15-25, and beat Penn State Greater Allegheny, 25-15, 25-13, 25-18. The loss was the team’s first of the season in the PSUAC and snapped its nine-match conference win streak. Against Fayette, Lindsay Moyer, of Canton, led the team in kills with 11 and had three aces. As a team, the Wildcats totaled 63 digs with Kasey Smith, of New Park, recording a season- and career-high 18 digs. Lyndsey Smith had 33 assists. Against Greater Allegheny, Courtney Gernert, of Palmyra, and Caitlyn Curley, of Middletown, each had five kills, Kelly Hebert, of Wellsboro, had four blocks and Alyssa Millard, of Sayre, led the team in assists with 16.

The Wildcats got back on track Sunday with a 25-20, 25-19, 25-23 win over Penn State Beaver and a 25-14, 25-17, 25-8 win over Penn State New Kensington. Lyndsey Smith had 40 assists on the day as Penn College improved to 16-8 overall and 16-1 in the PSUAC. In the Week 4 USCAA Coaches’ Poll, for the period of Sept. 25-Oct. 2, the Wildcats moved up a notch to No. 13.

Schedule/Results Cross-CountrySaturday, Oct. 15 at Penn State Lehigh Valley Invitational, 1 p.m. Oct. 18-22 PSUAC championships at Uniontown, 1 p.m.

GolfMonday, Oct. 3 Penn State Fayette Invitational at Mystic Rocks, finished first in a five-team field, Alex Howe, of Lake Ariel, medaled with a 77 Monday-Tuesday, Oct. 10-11 PSUAC/USCAA championships at Penn State Blue Course, 9 a.m.

Men’s Soccer Overall record: 6-4-2 PSUAC record: 4-0-1Monday, Oct. 3 at Penn State Mont Alto, W, 8-0 Wednesday, Oct. 5 at Susquehanna University, L, 2-0 Saturday, Oct. 8 host Penn State York, W, 2-1, OT Tuesday, Oct. 11 host Alfred, N.Y., University, 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13 at Valley Forge Christian College, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 at Penn State New Kensington, 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16 host Penn State Beaver, 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18 host Penn State Hazleton, 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19 at Penn State Scranton, 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 at Marywood University, 4 p.m. Oct. 25-29 PSUAC playoffs, TBA

Women’s Soccer Overall record: 0-5-2Wednesday, Oct. 5 at Susquehanna University, L, 7-0 Saturday, Oct. 8 host Robert Morris Jayvees, canceled Monday, Oct. 10 at Elmira, N.Y., Jayvees, 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13 at Valley Forge Christian College, 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 at Lincoln University, 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16 host Penn State Beaver, 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 at Washington Adventist College, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26 at Centenary College, TBA Saturday, Oct. 29 at Alfred, N.Y., University, 1 p.m.

Team Tennis Overall-PSUAC record: 4-2Monday, Oct. 3 host Penn State York, W, 6-3 Wednesday, Oct. 5 host Penn State Hazleton, W, 6-3 Saturday, Oct. 8 host Penn State Brandywine, L, 8-1 Thursday, Oct. 13 at Penn State Mont Alto, 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 at Penn State York, noon Monday, Oct. 17 host Penn State Mont Alto, 3 p.m. Oct. 21-23 PSUAC championships at State College, TBA

Women’s Volleyball Overall record: 16-8 PSUAC record: 12-1Thursday, Oct. 6 host Lackawanna College, W, 25-11, 25-17, 25-16 Saturday, Oct. 8 vs. Penn State Fayette, L, 21-25, 25-22, 25-27, 15-25 Saturday, Oct. 8 vs. Penn State Greater Allegheny, W, 25-15, 25-13, 25-18 Sunday, Oct. 9 host Penn State Beaver, W, 25-20, 25-19, 25-23 Sunday, Oct. 9 host Penn State New Kensington, W, 25-14, 25-17, 25-8 Saturday, Oct. 15 host Penn State York, 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16 vs. Penn State Scranton at PSU Wilkes-Barre, noon Sunday, Oct. 16 at Penn State Wilkes-Barre, 1:30 p.m. Oct. 18-22 at PSUAC playoffs, TBA

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