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Three Penn College men reach semis at King’s tennis event

Weekend action saw three Pennsylvania College of Technology men’s tennis players reach the semifinal round of the King’s College Fall Invitational before rain on Sunday washed out the rest of the tournament.

In Saturday’s play, Alex Norris, of Williamsport, at No. 2 singles; Paul Langbein, of Carnegie, at No. 3 singles, and the No. 2 doubles team of Norris and Jesse Kight, of Williamsport, went 2-0 in their matches to advance.

On Sunday, Norris and Kight were eliminated in the doubles semis, 8-0, and while Norris and Langbein were warming up for their singles matches, the rain came.

“All of the men played their hearts out this weekend and there was some really great competitive tennis,” coach Jessica Bower said.

In other Saturday matches, Kight went 1-1 at No. 4 singles; while Tucker Philippe-Johansson, of Mattituck, New York, at No. 1 singles; Tommy Cavanaugh, of New Hope, at No. 5 singles; Zack Burkhart, of Milton, at No. 6 singles; and Johansson-Langbein at No. 1 doubles, all finished 0-1.

Also last week, Langbein, a freshman, and Penn College women’s player Georgia Macensky, a sophomore from Wellsboro, were awarded United East Conference Tennis Player of the Week honors. Langbein went 4-0 (2-0 in both singles and doubles), helping the Wildcats collect a pair of team wins the previous week over Lycoming and Juniata colleges, while Macensky went 3-0 (twice in doubles and once in singles), during a team loss to Lycoming College and victory over Juniata College.

Men’s soccer
In home nonconference play on Wednesday against King’s College, King’s scored once in each half and held on for a 2-1 win that dropped the Wildcats to 3-6-2. Colton Wartman, of Ellicott City, Maryland, scored in the 55th minute on an assist from Chris McFarland, of Coatesville, for the lone Penn College goal. King’s led in shots, 16-11 (12-7 on goal), while Penn College led in corner kicks, 6-5.

Returning to UEC action on Saturday at Penn State Abington, the teams battled through two overtimes to a 0-0 draw that left the Wildcats with marks of 3-6-3 overall and 1-1-2 in the conference. Both teams finished with 11 shots (Abington led in shots on goal 5-3), while Penn College led in corner kicks, 7-2.

UEC standings through Sunday: Penn State Harrisburg, 4-0; St. Mary’s (Md.), 3-1; Lancaster Bible College, 2-0-1; Penn College, 1-1-2; Penn State Abington, 1-1-1; Penn State Berks, 1-2; Morrisville State College, 1-3; Gallaudet University, 1-3; and Wells College, 0-3.

Women’s soccer
Hosting Juniata College in nonconference action on Tuesday, Penn College lost, 2-1 in double overtime, to go to 4-5 on the season. Kaelynn Sheetz, of Elizabethtown, put the Wildcats on the board first at 28:48 before Juniata evened the score late in the second period and then won in the 102nd minute. Juniata led in shots, 16-8 (10-6 on goal), and in corner kicks, 11-3.

In a UEC match Saturday at Penn State Abington, Penn College lost, 2-0, to drop to 4-6 overall and 1-3 in the conference. Abington led in shots, 19-7 (12-2 on goal), and in corner kicks, 5-3.

UEC standings through Sunday: Penn State Harrisburg, 3-0-1; St. Mary’s (Md.), 2-0-2; Penn State Berks, 2-1; Penn State Abington, 2-1; Lancaster Bible College, 2-1; Morrisville State College, 1-2-1; Wells College, 1-2; Penn College, 1-3; and Gallaudet University, 0-4.

Women’s volleyball
In a tri-match Saturday at King’s College, the Wildcats wrapped up the nonconference portion of their schedule with losses to King’s College, 3-0 (25-11, 25-15, 25-18), and to Brooklyn College, 3-0 (25-11, 25-13, 25-12), to drop to 1-7. Kings led in kills, 35-16, and in aces, 13-3. Brooklyn led in kills, 37-8, and aces, 18-6. Wildcat individual leaders were Sierra Yaggi, of Troy, with 24 digs on the day, and Cheyenne Stein, of Orwigsburg, with 17 digs and 20 assists.

For the next four Saturdays, all seven Penn College matches will be in UEC action.

Golf
Facing Susquehanna University and Lycoming College on Saturday at Susquehanna Valley Country Club, the start of play was delayed by morning fog and the event reduced to nine holes. According to coach Matt Haile, pending confirmation, Will Orwig, of Mifflintown, shot a 39; Alex Acree, of Brookville, shot a 41; Sean McNamara, of Lancaster, and Nate Hoyer, of Windsor, each shot a 46, and Trevor Keaton, of Lansdale, shot a 50. Also, Gavin Baer, of Bainbridge, shot a 41 and Karson Felty, of Pine Grove, shot a 42.

Esports
In esports action, the Wildcats Overwatch team posted its first win of the season against two losses, 3-0, against Widener University. In other action, Penn College dropped to 0-4 in Rocket League after a 3-0 loss to RIT Orange; the Wildcats fell to Lebanon Valley College, 2-0, in League of Legends; and lost to Buffalo University, 2-0, in Valorant.

Academic honors
With identical 3.21 GPAs, the Penn College men’s and women’s soccer teams were among five UEC programs named United Soccer Coaches 2020-21 College Team Academic Award recipients, it was announced Sept. 24. To earn the honor, a team must have posted a team GPA of 3.0 or higher for the 2020-21 school year. Other UEC teams honored included Gallaudet University (3.64 GPA), Penn State Abington (3.65) and St. Mary’s College of Maryland (3.51). A total of 602 collegiate soccer teams (220 men, 382 women) across all three NCAA divisions were named to the list including 92 that had both their men’s and women’s teams recognized.

SCHEDULES/RECORDS/RESULTS
Men’s soccer
Overall: 3-6-3
UEC: 1-1-2
Wednesday, Sept. 29 – host King’s College, L, 2-1
Saturday, Oct. 2 – at Penn State Abington (UEC), L, 0-0 (2 OT)
Tuesday, Oct. 5 – host Juniata College, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 9 – at Morrisville State College (UEC), 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 13 – at Susquehanna University, 4 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 16 – host Penn State Berks (UEC), 1 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 20 – at Elmira College, 3 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 23 – host St. Mary’s College (UEC), 1 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 30 – at Gallaudet University (UEC), noon
End of regular season

Women’s soccer
Overall: 4-6
UEC: 1-3
Tuesday, Sept. 28 – host Juniata College, L, 2-1 (2 OT)
Saturday, Oct. 2 – at Penn State Abington (UEC), L, 2-0
Wednesday, Oct. 6 – host Penn State Altoona, 7 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 10 – at Morrisville State College (UEC), 1 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 12 – at Marywood University, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 16 – host Penn State Berks (UEC), 3 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 23 – host St. Mary’s College (UEC), 3 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 26 – at Susquehanna University, 4 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 30 – at Gallaudet University (UEC), 2:30 p.m.
End of regular season

Women’s volleyball
Overall: 1-7
Tuesday, Sept. 28 – at Penn State Altoona, ppd.
Saturday, Oct. 2 – tri-match at King’s College, L, 3-0 (25-11, 25-15, 25-18); vs. Brooklyn College, L, 3-0 (25-11, 25-13, 25-12)
Saturday, Oct. 9 – tri-match vs. St. Mary’s College (UEC), 1 p.m.; at Gallaudet University (UEC), 3 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 16 – tri-match vs. Wells College (UEC), 1 p.m.; at Morrisville State College (UEC), 3 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 23 – tri-match vs. Lancaster Bible College (UEC), 1 p.m.; at Penn State Harrisburg (UEC), 3 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 30 – host Penn State Berks (UEC), noon; vs. Penn State Abington (UEC), 4 p.m.
End of regular season

Men’s cross-country
Saturday, Oct. 9 – at DeSales University Invitational, 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 16 – at Hood College Invitational, 10 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 30 – United East Conference Championship at Lancaster, TBA
Saturday, Nov. 13 – NCAA Division III Mid-Atlantic Regional at Carlisle

Women’s cross-country
Saturday, Oct. 9 – at DeSales University Invitational, 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 16 – at Hood College Invitational, 10 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 30 – United East Conference Championship at Lancaster, TBA
Saturday, Nov. 13 – NCAA Division III Mid-Atlantic Regional at Carlisle

Men’s tennis
Overall: 2-1
Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 2-3 – at King’s College Invitational
Friday, Oct. 8 – host Lock Haven University, 4 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 9 – host Marywood University, 2 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 10 – at Elizabethtown College, noon
End of season

Women’s tennis
Overall: 1-2
Friday, Oct. 8 – host Lock Haven University, 4 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 9 – host Marywood University, 2 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 10 – at Elizabethtown College, noon
End of season

Golf
Saturday, Oct. 2 – vs. Susquehanna University and Lycoming College at Susquehanna Valley Country Club, reduced to 9 holes (fog)
Wednesday, Oct. 6 – host Susquehanna University and Lycoming College at Bucknell Golf Club
Monday, Oct. 18 – Lebanon Valley Fall Invitational at Lebanon Valley Country Club, 12:30 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 25 – United East Conference Fall Preview at Camden, N.J.
End of season

ESPORTS
Overwatch
Overall: 1-2
Monday, Sept. 27 – vs. Widener University, W, 3-0

Rocket League
Overall: 0-4
Monday, Sept. 27 – vs. Rochester Institute of Technology Orange, L, 3-0

League of Legends
Overall: 0-1
Wednesday-Tuesday, Sept. 15-21 – Lebanon Valley College 2, Penn College 0
Wednesday-Tuesday, Sept. 22-28 – Round Two
Wednesday-Tuesday, Sept. 29-Oct. 5 – Round Three
Wednesday-Tuesday, Oct. 6-12 – Round Four
Wednesday-Tuesday, Oct. 13-19 – Round Five
Wednesday-Tuesday, Oct. 20-26 – Round Five

Valorant
Overall: 0-1
Sunday-Thursday, Sept. 19-23 – East/West Open Qualifier 1, Buffalo University 2, Penn College 0
Sunday-Thursday, Sept. 26-30 – East/West Open Qualifier 2
Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 2-3 – East/West Regional Finals
Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 9-10 – Finals

iRacing
Tuesday, Sept. 28 – Hockenheim
Tuesday, Oct. 12 – Road Atlanta
Tuesday, Oct. 16 – Watkins Glen
Tuesday, Nov. 9 – Spa Francorchamps

For more about the United East, visit the conference website.

For additional information, visit the Wildcat Athletics website.

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