'Wildcat Weekly' Provides Regular Link to Campus Athletic News

Published 02.20.2006

Wildcat Weekly

Vol. 5, No. 28

Record/Results/Upcoming Games (Through Sunday, Feb. 19)

Men's BasketballOverall record: 10-13 PSU-AC record: 10-7

Monday, Feb. 13 host Penn State York, W, 99-91 Saturday, Feb. 18 at Penn State McKeesport, ppd. Monday, Feb. 20 host Penn State Harrisburg, 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22 host Penn State Mont Alto, 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24 makeup game at Penn State McKeesport, 8 p.m. (regular season ends)

Women's BasketballOverall record: 14-8 PSU-AC record: 10-1

Monday, Feb. 20 host Penn State Harrisburg, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22 host Penn State Mont Alto, 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24 host Penn State York, 7 p.m. (regular season ends)

Men's VolleyballOverall record: 6-3

Saturday, Feb. 18 at Terrapin Invitational (College Park, Md.), def. Maryland No. 2, 25-16, 25-21; lost to Messiah, 18-25, 25-21, 10-15; def. Virginia, 25-16, 25-13; def. North Carolina branch campus, 25-22; lost to Maryland No. 1, 22-25, 24-26; def. Duke, 25-22, 17-25, 17-15; lost to Ohio Northern, 14-25, 23-25. Friday, Feb. 24 at Penn State Harrisburg, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 host Penn State Abington, 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 1 host Lock Haven University, 9 p.m.

ArcherySaturday, Feb. 25 at Virginia State Indoor Championship (Manassas, Va.) Friday-Sunday, March 10-12 at U.S. Indoor Championship (Harrisonburg, Va.)

'Cat TalesMen's BasketballPenn College got a career-high 32 points from Matt Melusky (Minersville) and a season-high 25 from Craig Flint (Port Allegany) in beating Penn State York. Steve Young (Philadelphia) had eight rebounds for the Wildcats.

Men's VolleyballCompeting in the Terrapin Invitational at College Park, Md., the Wildcats went 4-3 and finished third, but more important gained valuable experience.

"Every time we step onto the court from now on, we will improve greatly. I preach to them at every practice and every match that we've got to get stronger and that the competition is going to get stronger. I don't think they saw and figured out what I was talking about until this weekend. When they walked in and saw that we were going to play Duke and Maryland and Virginia, Messiah... they (realized) they were where I told them we would be in a couple of years.... They really stepped it up and played good against these D-I schools," said Penn College coach Wes Strayer of Saturday's play.

"Sunday morning (against Ohio Northern), that was another story. They just came out flat. Ohio Northern was not a better team, we just did not play up to my expectations,"he said. "Overall, it was a great learning experience."

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