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Penn College Women Set to Step Into NEAC Volleyball Action

After 10 nonconference matches, the Pennsylvania College of Technology women’s volleyball team steps into North Eastern Athletic Conference competition later this week.

On Tuesday in nonconference at Gwynedd Mercy University, Penn College lost, 3-1 (25-16, 23-25, 21-25, 20-25). Statistical leaders for the Wildcats were Breana Hayward, of Morrisdale, with 10 kills; Lauren Slater, of Littlestown, with 25 assists; and Jordyn Smeltzer, of Manchester, with 14 digs.

In nonconference action on Thursday at Elmira College, the Wildcats fell, 3-2 (25-14, 25-23, 22-25, 15-25, 12-15). Among the Penn College leaders were Hayward, with 11 kills; Slater, with 32 assists; and Smeltzer, with 23 digs.

On Saturday in nonconference play at Misericordia University, Penn College lost, 3-1 (25-14, 22-25, 25-12, 25-19), to fall to 2-8 overall. Among the Wildcats leaders were Slater, with 17 assists; and Sophie Coldsmith, of Gettysburg, with 23 digs.

In North Eastern Athletic Conference action this week: In a quadrangular at Keuka College, Penn College faces Keuka (5-3, 2-1) at 5 p.m. Friday, Wells College (7-3, 3-0) at 10 a.m. Saturday and Cazenovia College (0-6, 0-1) at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Last meeting vs. Keuka College: Last Sept. 18, Penn College lost, 3-0. Sophie Coldsmith led the Wildcats with 17 digs.

Last meeting vs. Wells College: Last Sept. 19, Penn College lost, 3-0. Coldsmith led with six assists.

Last meeting vs. Cazenovia College: Last Sept. 19, Penn College lost, 3-0. Felicia Webber led the Wildcats with 11 digs.

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

Golf
Led by freshman Zachary Yost’s 78, Penn College opened its golf season on Wednesday at the Keuka College Invitational with a seventh-place finish among 12 teams. Yost, of Johnstown, was just four strokes off the winning pace and, with three other players, the Wildcats ended with a 333, 22 behind leading Oswego.

Women’s Soccer
At home in nonconference action with Alfred State on Saturday, Penn College won, 3-2. Alexis Trkula, of Leechburg, put the Wildcats ahead just 1:44 into the match before Alfred tied it. Hailee Hartman, of Lampeter, regained the lead for Penn College with a goal at 54:36 before Alfred again knotted the score. Lauren Herr, of Manheim, then scored the game-winner for the Wildcats at 85:06. Alfred led in shots, 15-13 (7-6 on goal), and Penn College led in corner kicks, 6-1.

At home in nonconference action with Penn State Harrisburg on Sunday, Penn College fell, 1-0, snapping its three-match win streak and dropping its overall record to 3-2-1. In a tightly-contested match, Harrisburg led in shots, 10-7 (5-2 on goal), and in corner kicks, 4-2. The lone goal was scored at the 28:50 mark.

In North Eastern Athletic Conference action this week: Penn College (3-2-1, 2-0) is at Wilson College (4-3, 1-2) at 1 p.m. Saturday and at Gallaudet University (1-4, 0-3) at noon Sunday.

Last meeting vs. Wilson College: Last Sept. 20, Penn College dominated the match, leading in shots, 38-1 (19-0 on goal), and getting goals from Valerie Kubalak, Morgan Lutz, Robyn Beddow and Chelsea Zembower in a 4-0 win.

Last meeting vs. Gallaudet University: Last Sept. 18, Beddow, Jane Herman, Christina Weber and Caitlin McCarthy scored goals in a 4-0 Penn College win. The Wildcats out-shot Gallaudet, 35-3 (16-0 on goal).

Statistically speaking through Sunday: In conference matches, Penn College has scored six goals and allowed none.

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

Men’s Soccer
In North Eastern Athletic Conference action this week: Penn College (1-4, 1-1) is at Wilson College (2-3-1, 1-1-1) at 3 p.m. Saturday and at Gallaudet University (1-5-1, 0-2-1) at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Last meeting vs. Wilson College: Last Sept. 20, Penn College used a second-half own goal and goal from Austin Dowrick for a 2-0 win.

Last meeting vs. Gallaudet University: Last Sept. 18, Penn College got first-half goals from Chris Rutledge, Gerry Lua and Mason Merrill in a 3-1 win

Statistically speaking through Sunday: Penn College scored four goals and allowed two in NEAC action.

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

Men’s Tennis
On Thursday at Lebanon Valley College, Penn College lost, 9-0, to drop to 0-3.

Women’s Tennis
In action on Tuesday at crosstown rival Lycoming College, the Wildcats lost, 9-0, to fall to 0-4.

Cross-Country
Josh Velez, of Lewistown, finished fifth in 29:39 and Chris Traugher, of Bath, 11th in 30:07 as the Penn College men placed fourth in a 12-team field at Penn State Abington on Saturday. Penn College did not have a women’s team entered, but Ashley Mahaffey, of Hughesville, turned in a time of 34:03.

Women’s Basketball
Penn College will hold its first prospect day from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 9 in Bardo Gymnasium. The schedule: 8:30-9 a.m., registration; 9 a.m.-noon. basketball drills/games; noon-1 p.m., lunch. 1-2 p.m.; general tour of campus, 2-2:30 p.m., wrapup. Register online or, for more information, contact coach Lauren Healy by email or by calling 1-610-781-9460.

SCHEDULES/RECORDS/RESULTS
Men’s/Women’s Cross-Country
Saturday, Sept. 17 – at Penn State Abington, men finished fourth in a 12-team field; no women’s team entered
Thursday, Sept. 22 – at Lancaster Bible, 9 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 24 – at Lock Haven Open, 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 1 – at Lancaster Bible Invitational, 10 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 15 – at Gettysburg College Invitational, TBA
Saturday, Oct. 29 – at NEAC Championship, Lancaster, 10 a.m.
(end of season)

Men’s Soccer
Overall record: 1-4
NEAC record: 1-1
Tuesday, Sept. 20 – at Summit University, 4 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 24 – at Wilson College (NEAC), 3 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 25 – at Gallaudet University (NEAC), 2 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 27 – host King’s College, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 1 – host Cazenovia College (NEAC), 3 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 2 – host Morrisville State (NEAC), 2 p.m.

Women’s Soccer
Overall record: 3-2-1
NEAC record: 2-0
Sunday, Sept. 11 – host Bryn Athyn (NEAC), W, 4-0
Saturday, Sept. 17 – host Alfred State, W, 3-2
Sunday, Sept. 18 – host Penn State Harrisburg, L, 1-0
Wednesday, Sept. 21 – at Alfred University, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 24 – at Wilson College (NEAC), 1 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 25 – at Gallaudet University (NEAC), noon
Wednesday, Sept. 28 – host Lycoming College, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 1 – host Cazenovia College (NEAC), 1 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 2 – host Morrisville State (NEAC), noon

Men’s Golf
Wednesday, Sept. 14 – at Keuka College Invitational, finished seventh in a 12-team field
Tuesday, Sept. 20 – at Elizabethtown College, noon
Thursday, Sept. 29 – at Susquehanna University, noon
Monday, Oct. 3 – host Lycoming College at Williamsport Country Club, 2 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 9 – at Bryn Athyn, noon
(end of fall season)

Men’s Tennis
Overall record: 0-3
Thursday, Sept. 15 – at Lebanon Valley College, L, 9-0
Sunday, Sept. 25 – host King’s College, 9:30 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 1 – at Susquehanna University, noon
(end of fall season)

Women’s Tennis
Overall record: 0-4
Tuesday, Sept. 13 – host Lycoming College, L, 9-0
Thursday, Sept. 22 – host Lebanon Valley College, 4 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 25 – host King’s College, 9:30 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 1 – at Susquehanna University, noon

Women’s Volleyball
Overall record: 2-8
NEAC record: 0-0
Tuesday, Sept. 13 – at Gwynedd Mercy University, L, 3-1 (25-16, 23-25, 21-25, 20-25)
Thursday, Sept. 15 – at Elmira College, L, 3-2 (25-14, 25-23, 22-25, 15-25, 12-15)
Saturday, Sept. 17 – at Misericordia University, L, 3-1 (25-14, 22-25, 25-12, 25-19).
Friday-Saturday, Sept. 23-24 – at Keuka College quadrangular vs. Keuka College (NEAC), 5 p.m. Friday; vs. Wells College (NEAC), 10 a.m. Saturday; vs. Cazenovia College (NEAC), 2 p.m. Saturday
Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 1-2 – at Penn State Berks quadrangular vs. SUNY Poly (NEAC), 2 p.m. Saturday; vs. Morrisville State (NEAC), 4 p.m. Saturday; vs. SUNY Cobleskill (NEAC), 11 a.m. Sunday

For more, visit the Wildcat Athletics website.

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