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Successes in Archery, Men’s Volleyball Carry Athletic Week


Vol. 8, No. 25 (Through Sunday, Jan. 31)

Penn College Wildcat Tales Pennsylvania College of Technology men’s and women’s basketball teams found the going tough last week, going a combined 1-4 overall, but two of its archers did well at the Early Bird Sports Expo at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds and its men’s volleyball team went 2-0.

Flashback Men’s Basketball Playing “up” at home against NCAA Division III crosstown rival Lycoming College, the Wildcats battled the Warriors on even terms in the second half, but a 24-point halftime deficit was too much to make up in a 113-89 loss. Leroy Joiner (Williamsport) tied his previous season high with 29 points and added 11 rebounds. Greg Solyak (Lancaster) added 20 points and Noor Ford (Williamsport) scored a personal season-high 19 points.

Returning to Penn State University Athletic Conference action Thursday atPenn StateSchuylkill, Penn College saw a nine-point halftime lead slip away in a 76-67 loss. Joiner scored 20 points and Solyak added 19.

On Saturday at home againstPenn StateNew Kensington, the Wildcats raced to a 54-30 halftime lead and went on for a 106-71 win. Joe Simon (Renovo) led an offense that made 65 percent of its shots from the field with 24 points, while Solyak added 18 points to hike his career mark to 957 and Joiner added 13 points.

As the week ended, Penn College maintained a half-game lead overPenn StateWilkes-Barre in the PSUAC-North Division standings.

Women’s Basketball Kierstin Steer (South Williamsport) scored 12 points and Jess Hohman (South Williamsport) added 10 as the Wildcats stepped up Monday against NCAA Division III Misericordia University and lost, 94-41.

Thursday in PSUAC action at Penn State Schuylkill, Penn College dropped a 67-46 decision. Despite that, the Wildcats maintained a one-game lead overPenn StateWilkes-Barre in the PSUAC North Division standings.

Saturday’s game with Davis College was canceled as Davis, due to injuries, couldn’t field a team.

ArcheryCompeting for the second year in the Early Bird Sports Expo, Dan Wido (Shickshinny) won the men’s open class and, in doing so, became the first person ever to shoot a perfect score with 30 Xs. Also taking a first from the college was Zachary Plannick (Corapolis), who won the bowhunter division. Brad Ferguson (Lewistown) finished second in the bowhunter division.

Men’s Volleyball “It was a good weekend overall,” coach Wes Strayer said as his squad opened Sunday with club team wins overPenn StateMont Alto, 25-8, 25-19, 25-4, and Shippensburg University, 25-19, 25-19, 25-16. In a preseason tournament Saturday at Harrisburg Area Community College, the Wildcats also finished third.

On the HorizonWomen’s Basketball Not only are the Wildcats scheduled for five games this week, but, on Tuesday, they host NCAA Division III Elmira (N.Y.) College at Bardo Gym in a 7 p.m. start.

Recent Results/Upcoming Games Men’s BasketballOverall record: 9-10 PSUAC record: 7-2Tuesday, Jan. 26 host Lycoming College, L, 113-98 Thursday, Jan. 28 atPenn StateSchuylkill, L, 76-67 Saturday, Jan. 30 hostPenn StateNew Kensington, W, 106-71 Monday, Feb. 1 atPenn StateWilkes-Barre, 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4 at Penn State Greater Allegheny, 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6 host Penn StateBeaver, 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9 host Penn StateHazleton, 8 p.m.

Women’s Basketball Overall record: 7-8 PSUAC record: 6-2Monday, Jan. 25 at Misericordia University, L, 94-41 Thursday, Jan. 28 at Penn State Schuylkill, L, 67-46 Saturday, Jan. 30 host Davis College, canceled Monday, Feb. 1 at Penn StateWilkes-Barre, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2 host Elmira (N.Y.) College, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3 host Pitt-Titusville, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb, 4 at Penn StateGreater Allegheny, 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6 host Penn StateBeaver, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9 host Penn StateHazleton, 6 p.m.

ArcherySaturday, Feb. 6 at Pennsylvania State Indoor, Taylor

Men’s Club Volleyball Overall record: 2-0Sunday, Jan. 31 host Penn StateMont Alto, W, 25-8, 25-19, 25-4; and Shippensburg University, W, 25-19, 25-19, 25-16. Thursday, Feb. 4 host Bucknell and Lock Haven University club teams, 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6 triangular at Bloomsburg with Juniata, 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 7 host Messiah and Villanova club teams, 2 p.m.

Coed BowlingWednesday, Feb. 10 EPCC Tournament at Northampton Community College (Summit Lanes), 2 p.m.

(Complete rosters and season schedules are available on the college’s Athletics Web site. For more information on the PSUAC, visit on the Web; more about the USCAA also is available online.)

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