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Time runs short for Penn College soccer, volleyball teams

With only two United East Conference regular-season matches left for both the Pennsylvania College of Technology men’s and women’s soccer teams – and four matches remaining for the women’s volleyball team – time is running out to reach the playoffs.

Men’s soccer
At Susquehanna University on Wednesday in a nonconference match, Susquehanna held Penn College to one second-half goal in a 3-1 win that dropped the Wildcats to 3-8-4 overall. Mason Beaver, of Selinsgrove, scored in the 77th minute on an assist by Jack Lenosky, of Moon Township, for Penn College. Susquehanna led in shots, 20-13 (10-6 on goal), and in corner kicks, 8-5.

Hosting Penn State Berks in United East play on Saturday, the Wildcats lost, 1-0, to drop to 3-9-4 overall and 1-2-3 in the conference. Berks led in shots, 13-11 (9-4 on goal). Each team had nine corner kicks.

UEC standings through Saturday: Penn State Harrisburg, 6-0; Lancaster Bible College, 3-0-2; St. Mary’s (Md.), 4-1; Penn State Berks, 3-2; Penn College, 1-2-3; Penn State Abington, 1-2-2; Morrisville State College, 1-3-1; Gallaudet University, 1-5; and Wells College 0-5.

Women’s soccer
In nonconference action on Tuesday at Marywood University, both teams were scoreless through regulation play before Marywood pulled out a 1-0 win in the 94th minute, dropping Penn College to 5-8 overall. Marywood led in shots, 32-5 (20-4 on goal), and in corner kicks, 13-0. Wildcat goalie Nicole Lichtinger, of Erie, made 19 saves before allowing the game-winner.

At home in a UEC match with Penn State Berks on Saturday, Penn College gave up a pair of first-half goals in a 2-0 loss that dropped it to 5-9 overall and 2-4 in the conference. Berks led in shots, 22-5 (14-3 on goal), and in corner kicks, 7-4.

UEC standings through Saturday: Penn State Harrisburg, 6-0-1; St. Mary’s (Md.), 3-0-2; Penn State Berks, 4-1; Lancaster Bible College, 4-2; Penn State Abington, 2-3; Penn College, 2-4; Morrisville State College, 1-3-1; Wells College, 1-4; and Gallaudet University, 0-6.

Women’s volleyball
At Morrisville State College in UEC matches on Saturday, Penn College fell to Wells College, 3-1 (25-21, 22-25, 25-15, 25-23), and to Morrisville, 3-0 (25-13, 25-11. 25-12), to go to 1-11 overall and 0-4 in the conference. Against Wells, Emalie Marnati, of Canton, led Penn College in kills with 14; Cheyenne Stein, of Orwigsburg, had a team-best 23 assists; and Emily Ferguson, of Canton, picked up 16 digs. Wells led in kills, 48-35, and digs, 81-75. Against Morrisville, Morrisville led in kills, 47-12; digs, 33-14; and aces, 12-2.

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

Golf
Penn College totaled 332 and tied for sixth on Monday in the Lebanon Valley College Dutchmen Fall Invitational at Lebanon Country Club. Will Orwig, of  Mifflintown, shot an 82, tied for 21st; Alex Acree, of Brookville, and Sean McNamara, of Lancaster, tied for 29th with 83s; Gavin Baer, of Bainbridge, tied for 35th with an 84; and Trevor Keaton, of Lansdale, tied for 58th with a 90.

Men’s/women’s cross-country
Competing at the Hood College Invitational on Saturday, the Penn College men finished 12th with 291 points. Individually, Alec Rees, of Centerport, New York, placed 49th to pace the Wildcats. Rees turned in a time of 31:04.1 over an 8K course and was followed by Dean Fulton, of Palmyra, 70th in 32:16.9; Noah Bowers, of Burnham, 92nd in 34:01.7; Nick Snow, of York, 109th in 35:11.3; and Will Deem, of Furlong, 118th in 36:21.2. Also for the Wildcats, AJ Wiles, of Glenville, was 137th in 39:23.9. Penn College didn’t field a team in the 5K women’s race, but Cinnamon Digan, of Mifflinburg, finished 66th in 26:02.5; Avery Baker, of Lock Haven, was 76th in 26:46.1; and Taylor Schon, of Selinsgrove, was 77th in 26:48.5. Mary Washington led the 17-team men’s race with 66 points. David Butts, of Hagerstown Community College, was the top individual in a field of 159 in 26:12.6. In women’s competition, Franklin & Marshall led the 12-team field with 32 points and had the top individual in a field of 116 in Alexis Salerno, who finished in 19:58.8.

Esports
On Monday, the Overwatch team lost to Lebanon Valley College, 3-0, to see its record leveled at 3-3, while the Rocket League team dropped a 3-0 decision to Northern Kentucky University and fell to 0-6. On Tuesday in Road Atlanta iRacing, Penn College finished 15th among 48 teams. According to coach Joshua Young, the college’s League of Legends and Valorant teams have completed their fall seasons after both went 0-2 in double-elimination competition and now will play in weekend events and scrimmages to prepare for their spring seasons.

Men’s tennis
Also this past week, Tucker Phillippe-Johansson, of Mattituck, New York, the reigning conference Player of the Year, was named the UEC Player of the Week after he finished out his fall season strong by going 3-0 at both No. 1 singles and No.1  doubles, while helping the Wildcats go 3-0 in matches against Misericordia, Marywood and Elizabethtown. The men’s team ended its season Oct. 10 with a 5-1 record.

SCHEDULES/RECORDS/RESULTS
Men’s soccer
Overall: 3-9-4
UEC: 1-2-3
Wednesday, Oct. 13 – at Susquehanna University, L, 3-1
Saturday, Oct. 16 – host Penn State Berks (UEC), L, 1-0
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: 5-9
UEC: 2-4
Tuesday, Oct. 12 – at Marywood University, L, 1-0 (OT)
Saturday, Oct. 16 – host Penn State Berks (UEC), L, 2-0
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: 1-11
UEC: 0-4
Saturday, Oct. 16 – tri-match vs. Wells College (UEC), L, 3-1 (25-21, 22-25, 25-15, 25-23); at Morrisville State College (UEC), L, 3-0 (25-13, 25-11, 25-12)
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. 16 – at Hood College Invitational, 12th of 17
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. 16 – at Hood College Invitational, no team
Saturday, Oct. 30 – United East Conference Championship at Lancaster, TBA
Saturday, Nov. 13 – NCAA Division III Mid-Atlantic Regional at Carlisle

Golf
Monday, Oct. 11 – Lebanon Valley Fall Invitational at Lebanon Valley Country Club, tie for sixth of 16
Monday, Oct. 25 – United East Conference Fall Preview at Camden, N.J.
End of season

ESPORTS
Overwatch
Overall: 3-3
Monday, Oct. 11 – vs. Lebanon Valley College, L, 3-0
Monday, Oct. 18 – vs. Harrisburg University, 7 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 25 – vs. DeSales University, 7 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 1 – vs. Arcadia University, 7 p.m.

Rocket League
Overall: 0-6
Monday, Oct. 11 – vs. Northern Kentucky University, L, 3-0
Monday, Oct. 18 – vs. Babson College, 7 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 25 – vs. Cumberlands University, 7 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 1 – vs. Edinboro University, 7 p.m.

iRacing
Tuesday, Oct. 12 – Road Atlanta Race, 15th of 48
Tuesday, Oct. 26 – Watkins Glen Race, 9 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 9 – Spa Francorchamps Race, 9 p.m.

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

For additional information, visit the Wildcat Athletics website.

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