'Wildcat Weekly' Previews Upcoming Events, Recaps Season,

Published 11.01.2004

Wildcat Weekly

Vol. 4, No. 12

Recent Results/Upcoming Games (Through Sunday, Oct. 31)

BaseballFinal overall record: 8-13 Final EPCC regular season record: 7-5 Final CCAC regular-season record: 4-4

Men's SoccerFinal overall record: 19-2 Final EPCC regular-season record: 11-1 Final CCAC regular-season record: 7-1

Wednesday, Oct. 27 EPCC/PCAA playoffs, host Penn State Hazleton, W, 3-2 Saturday, Oct. 30 EPCC/PCAA championship, host Manor College, W, 4-3 OT (penalty kicks)

Women's SoccerFinal overall record: 2-6-1 Final EPCC regular-season record: 2-3-1

GolfFinal overall record: 35-0 Final CCAC/EPCC regular-season record: 10-0

Cross CountryFinal Men's overall record: 14-9 Final Men's EPCC record: 13-0 Final Men's CCAC record: 11-0 Final Women's Overall/EPCC record: 9-0

Women's VolleyballFinal overall record: 21-2 Final CCAC-West regular-season record: 8-2

Team TennisFinal overall/CCAC record: 1-7

Men's Basketball Saturday, Nov. 13 at Penn State DuBois, 1 p.m.

Women's BasketballThursday, Nov. 11 host Central Penn, 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13 host Harrisburg Area Community College, 1 p.m.

'Cat TalesMen's Soccer Mike Angell (Central York) scored two goals and Jordan Myers (York) had a goal and an assist as the Wildcats beat Penn State Hazleton in the Pennsylvania Collegiate Athletic Association-Eastern Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference semifinals and advanced to the final against Manor College. Adam Waigand (Seneca Valley, N.Y.) and John Swope (East Pennsboro) also had assists in the win. With everything on the line against Manor College, the two teams battled to a 1-1 deadlock through regulation and two 10-minute overtime periods before the Wildcats prevailed with a 3-2 edge in penalty kicks. The Wildcats completed a 19-2 season the most wins ever for a Penn College men's soccer team and outscored their opponents 83-27. "These guys took every prize there was to take this year," said coach Andy Richardson. "It was just a wonderful year all around, and a tribute to the players and their ability. . . . It was pretty phenomenal." Saturday's 4-3 overtime win brought to a close the winningest season in school history and gave the Wildcats titles in the Pennsylvania Collegiate Athletic Association and Eastern Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference championships, in addition to the Commonwealth Campus Athletic Conference crown they won two weeks earlier. Through 90 minutes of regulation play, the Wildcats and Blue Jays (13-2) battled to a 1-1 draw. Penn College opened the scoring 8:11 into the game on a goal by Lathan Gross (Northeastern), assisted by John Swope (East Pennsboro). Manor knotted things just before the half, and after that it was all defense through the second half and two overtimes. The season then came down to penalty kicks, with each team getting five opportunities. Manor won the coin toss and scored first, but Wildcat sophomore Mike Angell (Central York) answered to knot the score at 2-all. Penn College freshman goalie Adam Cleland (East Pennsboro), starting only his third match after the loss of starting keeper Ryan Swartz to an injury, stopped Manor's second penalty kick. Manor goalie Scott Ehly then held, before his team went up 3-2. After Cleland held again, Jordan Myers (York) knotted things at 3-all. Cleland came up big one more time before Adam Waigand (Seneca Valley, N.Y.) scored the clincher. The PCAA championship was the second for Penn College during Richardson's 13 seasons as coach they also won in 2000 and he was honored as coach of the year.