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‘Wildcat Weekly’ Keeps Abreast of Penn College Athletics

Vol. 5, No. 8

Records/Results/Upcoming Games (Through Sunday, Oct. 2)

Baseball Overall record: 12-5 PSUAC record: 10-1

Tuesday, Sept. 27 − hosted Penn State Wilkes-Barre at Bowman Field, L, 3-0; W, 6-1 Saturday, Oct. 1 − at Penn State Beaver, W, 7-3; W, 11-0 Tuesday, Oct. 4 − host Penn State Beaver at Bowman Field (2), 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 8-9 − at PSUAC Tournament, TBA

Men’s Soccer Overall record: 4-4 PSUAC record: 4-3

Monday, Sept. 26 − hosted Penn State Delaware, W, 8-1 Thursday, Sept. 29 − hosted Penn State York, W, 2-0 Monday, Oct. 3 − host Penn State Hazleton, 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6 − at Penn State Schuylkill, 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 − at Penn State Scranton, 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10 − host Penn State Wilkes-Barre, 6 p.m.

Women’s SoccerOverall record: 2-4 EPCC record: 1-1

Tuesday, Sept. 27 − at Luzerne County Community College, ppd. to Oct. 9 Sunday, Oct. 2 − vs. Manor College at Harrisburg, W, 1-0, by forfeit Monday, Oct. 3 − at Penn State Abington, 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9 − at Luzerne Community College, 1 p.m.

GolfFinal overall-PSUAC regular-season record: 16-0

Wednesday, Sept. 28 − at Penn State Schuylkill (Mountain Valley Course), finished first among three teams Tuesday, Oct. 4 − at Penn State DuBois, canceled Monday-Tuesday, Oct. 10-11 − at Penn State University Athletic Conference Open Tournament (Penn State Blue Course)

Cross CountryMen’s overall record: 17-23 Women’s overall record: 2-2

Saturday, Oct. 1 − at Luzerne Community College Invitational, men finished first in a five-team field, women finished second Saturday, Oct. 15 − at PSUAC Championships at Penn State Scranton

Women’s VolleyballOverall record: 5-6 PSUAC record: 5-2

Tuesday, Sept. 27 − at Penn State New Kensington, W, 3-0 Thursday, Sept. 29 − at Penn State DuBois, L, 3-2 Monday, Oct. 3 − at Penn State McKeesport, 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 − at Penn State Beaver, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12 − host Penn State Fayette, 7 p.m.

Team TennisOverall-PSUAC record: 2-4

Wednesday, Sept. 28 − hosted Penn State Delaware, W, 7-2 Tuesday, Oct. 4 − host Penn State Hazleton, 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 − at Penn State Abington, noon Wednesday, Oct. 12 − at Penn State Mont Alto, 3 p.m.

‘Cat TalesBaseball In the first game against Penn State Wilkes-Barre, the Wildcats suffered their initial Penn State University Athletic Conference loss of the season, but rebounded to take the second game. Matt Francis (Williamsport) went 2-for-3 at the plate in the opener while Phil Woodring (Waynesboro) went 2-for-3 with three runs batted in during the nightcap and extended his hitting streak to 15 games.

At Penn State Beaver, Christian Worth (Williamsport) and Austin Upright (Montoursville) each recorded their fourth pitching wins and the Penn College bats continued to sizzle with 22 hits in the twin bill. While extending his hitting streak to 17 games, Phil Woodring went 5-for-7, including a double, triple and five runs batted in during the second game. Mike Daciw (Sun Valley) went 4-for-4 in the second game with a home run and triple.

Cross CountryTom Lambert (Bangor) again led the men’s pack, finishing the 5-mile course in 30:25. Lindsey Edwards (Williamsport) placed third in the women’s competition, covering 3.1 miles in 24:32. During Penn State University Athletic Conference meets, the Penn College men finished unbeaten. They now await the end-of-the-season championship meet Oct. 15 at Penn State Scranton.

“Work, work and more work,” coach Mike Paulhamus said of what will be needed between now and then for both his men and women runners. “The other teams are pulling a little closer each meet, so there’s no letup at this point. I told the kids (after Saturday’s meet) that we have to continue on our plan, we’re going to have to keep digging.”

Men’s SoccerIn crushing Penn State Delaware, Shane Fuller (Northeastern) and Abdullah Al-Bahrani (Saudi Arabia) each scored two goals. Brendan Kemmerer (Faith Christian) had a pair of assists in helping to hand Penn State York its first loss of the season.

Co-Ed Tennis Rob Hayward (Griswold), Craig Collier (Pocono Mountain), Adam Wilson (Kane) and Krystal Sheredos (Bangor) posted singles wins while Wildcat doubles winners were Hayward-Collier, Spyke Krepshaw (Southern Columbia)-Derek Paulhamus (South Williamsport) and Angela Charcas (Palisades Park, N.J.)-Sheredos in a victory over Penn State Delaware.

Women’s VolleyballAt Penn State New Kensington, the Lady Wildcats rolled by scores of 30-15, 30-26 and 30-20. Among the team leaders were Natali Plavi (Elderton) with 10 kills, Maria McNett (Canton) with four aces and 11 digs and Amber Geckle (Indian Valley) with 24 assists. In a tough match at Penn State DuBois, Penn College lost 30-25, 29-31, 30-28, 26-30 and 5-15. Melani Grady (Youngsville) had five aces, Geckle was 14-of-14 on her serves and Johncie Clark (Chestnut Ridge) had 12 kills and four blocks.

Golf For the third straight season, the Pennsylvania College of Technology golf team has completed an unbeaten regular schedule and claimed a conference championship.

Led by medalist Shaun McQuay (Watsontown), who shot a 76 during Wednesday’s match at Penn State Schuylkill, the Wildcats defeated two other opponents to close out a 16-0 regular season and capture the Penn State University Athletic Conference championship in the league’s first year of existence.

Penn College also extended its three-season win streak to 96-0.

“It’s unbelievable. This has been one of the greatest runs that I’m aware of,” said Chet Schuman, Penn College coach. “I’m proud of the kids. The college should be proud of them. They represent the institution very professionally away from school.

“They’re reaping their rewards because they are a dedicated group of young men. From the very beginning of practice, through the early rain and hot weather, they came to play,” he added. “They’re business. They’re all business.”

Gilbert Balliet (Watsontown) was just one shot behind McQuay on Wednesday, while Tony Stopper (Jersey Shore) and Len Nicholas (Abington) each shot 81, Jonathan Dolinich (Sayre) shot an 85, and Matt Haile (Sunbury) recorded an 86.

“It’s a tremendous job by the team,” praised Mike Stanzione, college athletic director.

“Anytime you can go three years and end up (in) first place is a remarkable feat,” he continued. “You think about the winning streaks of UCLA for so long in basketball and, in our own small way, that is a pretty amazing streak. It’s very impressive that those young men could maintain that level of play for that long of time.”

The team’s final regularly scheduled tournament at Penn State DuBois next week has been canceled and it now awaits the season-ending PSUAC Open Tournament Oct. 10-11 on the Penn State Blue Course.

Complete rosters and season schedules are available on the college’s Athletics Web site .

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