Archers Post Second-Place Finishes as Indoor Schedule Ends

Published 03.20.2006

Wildcat Weekly

Vol. 5, No. 32

Record/Results/Upcoming Games (Through Sunday, March 19)

BaseballOverall record: 5-3

Friday, March 31 host Penn State McKeesport at Bowman Field (9 innings), 2 p.m. Saturday, April 1 host Penn State McKeesport at Bowman Field (2), 1 p.m. Sunday, April 2 host West Virginia University club team at Bowman Field (2), 11 a.m.


Thursday, March 23 host Elmira (N.Y.) College JVs at Elm Park (2), 2 p.m. Saturday, March 25 at Penn State Beaver (2), 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 28 at Penn State McKeesport (2), 2 p.m. Saturday, April 1 at Penn State York (2), 1 p.m. Sunday, April 2 at Penn State Hazleton (2), 1 p.m.

Men's VolleyballOverall record: 10-3 MACVC record: 4-0

Saturday, March 18 at Haverford College, W, 25-12, 20-25, 25-21, 25-23 Wednesday, March 22 at Susquehanna University, 7 p.m. Saturday, March 25 host Messiah and Penn State Altoona, 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 28 at Kutztown, 9 p.m. Saturday, April 1 at Harrisburg Area Community College open, 10 a.m.


Saturday, April 1 at James Madison University Invitational ((Harrisonburg, Va.) Saturday, April 15 at Atlantic City Challenge (Mays Landing, N.J.)

'Cat TalesArcheryAt the U.S. East Regional Indoor Championship in Harrisonburg, Va., March 10-12, Penn College teams finished second in the male and female compound divisions and Michelle Wright (Kendall, N.Y.) had a second-place individual finish in the female compound as the indoor portion of the schedule came to an end for the Wildcats.

"Overall, we've come a long way since we started at the beginning of the year. Of the 12 archers that we took down, they all scored higher than their season average. They're getting better," said coach Chad Karstetter. "Now, we move outside. We normally seem to do a little bit better outdoors and I'm looking forward to it."

Other top finishers for Penn College at the regional event included a 10th by Sarah Wilson (Tyrone) in female compound, seventh by Ryan Rambo (Millville) and eighth by Brock Smith (Brookville) in male compound and a 10th by Chris Adams (Pen Argyl) and 11th by Jason Kornbau (Red Lion) in the male compound.

James Madison won team events in male and female compound and male recurve. Penn College was third in male recurve, behind Atlantic Cape Community College.

Wright's second-place finish boosted her national indoor ranking to No. 4 in the country among collegiate women. She was just eight points behind the nation's top shooter from Texas A&M.

Men's Volleyball "The first game we played against Haverford, we looked like world-beaters. Everything was clicking passing, defense, hitting, setting. And, then, we had a little letdown because we thought we had it in the bag," said Wes Strayer, Wildcats coach. "The defense is coming around. Altoona and Messiah are coming in this weekend and they both are undefeated, but, if we're playing defense and passing, I don't think anybody can stop our offense, I really don't. It's just a matter of us wanting to play defense, and that's the hardest thing for a men's volleyball team to do they enjoy hitting," Strayer said.

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