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Weather-Related Postponements Plague Penn College

When you postpone nearly as many sporting events as you play, you know the weather probably is not cooperating. That was the case last week for Pennsylvania College of Technology teams as they posted nine wins and had one loss in events played, but lost seven others to rain. It was somewhat reminiscent of the spring when, at one point, the Wildcats baseball team had 14 straight postponements and the softball team had 24 in a row.

Flashback Cross-Country Travis Cain, of Bloomsburg, came in second in 33 minutes, 31 seconds over a 6-kilometer course Saturday as the Penn College men finished first in a six-team field at Penn State Mont Alto. Also in the top 10 for Penn College were Corvin Oberholtzer, of Wellsboro, third in 33:25; Dan Flynn, of Blairstown, N.J., eighth in 34:58; and William Fuka, of Clifton, Va., 10th in 35:03. Penn College had 31 points, followed by Luzerne Community College, 68; Thaddeus Stevens, 76; Penn State Mont Alto, 89; College of Philadelphia, 108, and Penn State Fayette, 141.

GolfTuesday in the Bernie Guss Classic hosted by Penn State New Kensington, Penn College topped a four-team field with a 326. Following were Penn State Mont Alto at 327, the host school with 342 and Penn State Fayette with a 372. Dan Kramer, a junior from Avon, Conn., shot a 79 and tied for medalist honors on a wet and windy day.

Men’s SoccerThe Wildcats had a season-high 46 shots during their 10-0 win over Penn State Wilkes-Barre on Monday. Tristan Smith and Matteo Frazzoni, both of Bermuda, scored two goals each, while Mitchell Pequignot, of Trout Run, added a goal and three assists as the team improved to 4-3-2 overall and 2-0-1 in the Penn State University Athletic Conference. Two other matches were postponed. In the most recent United States Collegiate Athletic Association Coaches’ Poll, Penn College dropped to No. 12 from No. 6.

Women’s SoccerAll three scheduled matches were postponed.

Team TennisNathan Scott, of Canton, Conn., and Adam Smith, of Duncannon, each won their singles and doubles matches to help Penn College turn back Penn State Lehigh Valley, 6-1, Monday. The win improves the Wildcats to 2-1 overall and in the Penn State University Athletic Conference. Two other matches were postponed.

Women’s VolleyballThe Lady Wildcats defeated Penn State Hazleton on Tuesday, 25-12, 25-11, 25-10. Tara Powell, of Burgettstown, led the team with seven kills and nine aces, while Lyndsey Smith, of Mechanicsburg, had 26 assists and three kills.

For the period ending Sept. 21, Penn College freshman Melissa Lake, of Winburn, was named the PSUAC Player of the Week. A middle/outside hitter, Lake totaled 15 kills, five aces and six digs in a 2-0 week for the Wildcats. She had a career-high 14 kills against Penn State Wilkes-Barre.

Thursday against NCAA Division III Elmira, N.Y., College, Penn College lost, 25-23, 16-25, 13-25, 13-25. Lindsay Moyer, of Canton, had seven kills and three blocks, Lyndsey Smith, of Mechanicsburg, had 21 assists and two kills and Kasey Smith, of New Park, had 11 digs. As a team, the Wildcats racked up 25 kills and 38 digs.

On Saturday, Kelly Hebert, of Wellsboro, had 19 kills and four blocks to help lead the Penn College women to wins over Penn State Brandywine, 25-20, 25-20, 25-17, and Penn State Schuylkill, 25-16, 25-21, 25-20. Rachel Heller, of Allison Park, added 18 digs. Against Brandywine, Lyndsey Smith had 25 assists. Against Schuylkill, Alyssa Millard, of Sayre, had a season-high 16 assists.

On Sunday at Penn State York, the Wildcats outdid the host school, 3-0, and Penn State Mont Alto, 3-1. Moyer had 17 kills and Tara Powell, of Burgettstown, added 15 as they improved to 9-0 in the PSUAC and 12-7 overall. In the most recent United States Collegiate Athletic Association Coaches’ Poll, Penn College climbed to No. 14, up from No. 18.

Schedule/Results Cross-CountrySaturday, Oct. 1 at Penn State Mont Alto Invitational, men finished first in a six-team field Saturday, Oct. 15 at Penn State Lehigh Valley Invitational, 1 p.m.

GolfTuesday, Sept. 27 at Penn State New Kensington Invitational, finished first among four teams Monday, Oct. 3 Penn State Fayette Invitational at Mystic Rocks, 11 a.m.

Men’s Soccer Overall record: 4-3-2 PSUAC record: 2-0-1Monday, Sept. 26 host Penn State Wilkes-Barre, W, 10-0 Wednesday, Sept. 28 at Penn State Scranton, postponed to Oct. 19 Saturday, Oct. 1 host Penn State Beaver, postponed to Oct. 16 Monday, Oct. 3 at Penn State Mont Alto, 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5 at Susquehanna University, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 host Penn State York, 3 p.m. 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.

Women’s Soccer Overall record: 0-4-2Monday, Sept. 26 at Centenary College, postponed Thursday, Sept. 29 at Elmira, N.Y., College Jayvees, postponed Saturday, Oct. 1 host Penn State Beaver, postponed to Oct. 16 Wednesday, Oct. 5 at Susquehanna University, 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 host Robert Morris 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. Saturday, Oct. 29 at Alfred, N.Y., University, 1 p.m.

Team Tennis Overall-PSUAC record: 2-1Monday, Sept. 26 at Penn State Lehigh Valley, W, 6-1 Thursday, Sept. 29 host Penn State York, postponed to Oct. 3 Saturday, Oct. 1 at Penn State Lehigh Valley, postponed Monday, Oct. 3 host Penn State York, 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5 host Penn State Hazleton, 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 host Penn State Brandywine, noon 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.

Women’s Volleyball Overall record: 12-7 PSUAC record: 9-0Tuesday, Sept. 27 at Penn State Hazleton, W, 25-12, 25-11, 25-10 Thursday, Sept. 29 host Elmira, N.Y., College, L, 25-23, 16-25, 13-25, 13-25 Saturday, Oct. 1 at Penn State Brandywine, W, 25-20, 25-20, 25-17 Saturday, Oct. 1 vs. Penn State Schuylkill at Penn State Brandywine, W, 25-16, 25-21, 25-20 Sunday, Oct. 2 at Penn State York,W, 3-0 Sunday, Oct. 2 vs. Penn State Mont Alto at Penn State York, W, 3-0 Thursday, Oct. 6 host Lackawanna College, 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 vs. Penn State Fayette at Penn State Hazleton, 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 vs. Penn State Greater Allegheny at Penn State Hazleton, 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9 host Penn State Beaver, 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 9 host Penn State New Kensington, 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 host Penn State York, 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16 vs. Penn State Scranton at Penn State Wilkes-Barre, noon Sunday, Oct. 16 at Penn State Wilkes-Barre, 1:30 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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