'Wildcat Weekly' Chronicles Athletes' Successes

Published 10.08.2006

Wildcat Weekly

Vol. 6, No. 8

Schedule/Results/Records (Through games of Sunday, Oct. 8)

BaseballOverall record: 9-7 Final PSUAC fall regular season record: 8-1 Tuesday, Oct. 3 at Penn State Wilkes-Barre, L, 14-13 Saturday, Oct. 7 at Penn State Hazleton, W, 15-10: W, 14-4 (5 innings) Oct. 14-15 PSUAC Mid-season Tournament (Saturday, Pool A at Bowman Field: Penn College vs. Penn State Harrisburg, 9 a.m.; Penn State Harrisburg vs. Penn State Beaver, 11:30 a.m.; Penn College vs. Penn State Beaver, 3:30 p.m. Pool B at Logue Field: Penn State Fayette vs. Penn State Abington, 9 a.m.; Penn State Abington vs. Penn State Delaware, 11:30 a.m.; Penn State Delaware vs. Penn State Fayette, 3:30 p.m. On Sunday, semifinal games are scheduled at noon at both fields and the championship at 3:30 p.m. at Bowman Field).

Cross CountryOverall record: Men 17-13 Final PSUAC regular season records: Men 10-0, Women 2-3

Saturday, Oct. 7 at Penn State Harrisburg Invitational, men first in a six-team field and women second among two teams. Saturday, Oct. 14 Penn State University Athletic Conference Championships at University Park

Women's VolleyballOverall record: 13-0 PSUAC record: 12-0

Tuesday, Oct. 3 host Penn State Wilkes-Barre at Bardo Gym, W, 3-0 Thursday, Oct. 5 at Penn State Schuylkill, W, 3-0 Wednesday, Oct. 11 host Penn State Scranton, 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16 at Lycoming College, 7 p.m.

GolfFinal regular season PSUAC record: 23-0

Monday, Oct. 2 at Penn State Wilkes-Barre Tournament at Irem Temple Golf Course, finished first in a six-team field, won regular season PSUAC championship. Monday-Tuesday, Oct. 16-17 ? at PSUAC Championships (Penn State Blue Course)

Men's SoccerOverall record: 5-1-2 PSUAC record: 5-1

Monday, Oct. 2 at Penn State Scranton, W, 4-2 Thursday, Oct. 5 host Penn State Mont Alto, W, 7-0 Saturday, Oct. 7 host Penn State Hazleton, W, 1-0 Wednesday, Oct. 11 at Penn State York, 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14 at Penn State Harrisburg, 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16 at Penn State Hazleton, 6 p.m.

Women's SoccerOverall record: 4-1 PSUAC record: 2-1 EPCC record: 1-0

Friday, Oct. 6 host Penn State Harrisburg, W, 1-0 Tuesday, Oct. 10 host Reading Community College, 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12 host Davis College, 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14 at Manor College, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18 EPCC playoffs, TBA

Team TennisPSUAC record: 4-1

Wednesday, Oct. 4 at Penn State Mont Alto, W, 7-2 Wednesday, Oct. 11 host Penn State York, 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14 at Penn State Abington, noon Tuesday, Oct. 17 at Lehigh County Community College, 2 p.m.

'Cat TalesBaseballAfter taking two games off Penn State Wilkes-Barre at home just three days earlier, the Wildcats went to Wilkes-Barre and dropped a slugfest by one run as the pitching staff hit three batters and walked 13. The loss was their first in Penn State University Athletic Conference action after six wins. The 'Cats rebounded Saturday at Penn State Hazleton, however, taking both games to close out the regular portion of their league season. In the first game against Penn State Hazleton, Cody Lytle (Watsontown) went 4-for-5 at the plate with three runs batted in and James Woodring (Waynesboro) went 3-for-5 with two runs scored. In the second game, Ricky Cowher (Williamsport) struck out five and was the winning pitcher in a game that only went five innings. On offense, Chris McGinley (Coatesville) went 2-for-3 with a double and three RBI and Joe Vassallo (Windsor, Conn.) also went 2-for-3.

GolfPenn College's golf team completed its fourth straight unbeaten regular season Monday, topping a six-team field to end 23-0, and captured the Penn State University Athletic Conference regular-season crown. The college's four-year win streak is now 123-0.

Wildcat freshman T.C. Reynolds (Muncy) was medalist in the regular season-ending tourney at the Irem Temple Course in Wilkes-Barre with a 77. Shaun McQuay (Watsontown) and Craig Flint (Port Allegany) both shot 80s, Matt Winder (Montgomery) an 81 and Gibby Balliet (Watsontown) an 84. As a team, Penn College recorded a 318 and was followed by Penn State Wilkes-Barre at 342 and Penn State Mont Alto at 358.

The Wildcats are now idle until the season-ending PSUAC Championships Oct. 16 and 17 on the Penn State Blue Course.

"We have, probably, the most talented group of young men we've ever had here," Chet Schuman, coach of the Wildcats, said. "It's incredible how strong we are this year. They all have played extremely well," Schuman continued, pointing out that in each of the team's four multi-team events, Penn College golfers have been medalists. "They represent the college well."

This is the second season in a row that Penn College has won the PSUAC regular season title last year, it went 20-0 in doing so. In 2004, the Wildcats won championships in the Pennsylvania Collegiate Athletic Conference and Eastern Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference with a 35-0 record and in 2003, when their win streak began, they won the PCAA crown with a 45-0 record.

Women's Volleyball Hosting Penn State Wilkes-Barre, the Lady Wildcats stayed unbeaten, winning all three games. Melani Grady (Youngsville) had six assists, Liz Mast (Morgantown) had five kills and Sara Gamble (Ulysses) five aces and five digs. Maria McNett (Canton) had 100-percent serving as Penn College stayed unbeaten with a three-game win at Penn State Schuylkill.

Cross Country The Penn College men finished unbeaten during the regular season portion of their Penn State University Athletic Conference schedule, beating two other teams in Saturday's meet. Wildcat Greg Kammerle (Willow Grove) finished first over a 6-mile course in 35:32 and teammate Brian Gardner (Drexel Hill) was second in 35:53. Six Penn College runners placed among the top 10. The Penn College women were second, paced by a second-place finish by Tracey Brewbaker (Middletown) in 22:31 over three miles.

Men's Soccer After suffering their first loss of the season, the Wildcats got back on the winning track with a win over Penn State Scranton. Abdullah Al-Bahrani scored three goals in the win. Penn College romped over Penn State Mont Alto with all players getting time on the field. Then, facing always-tough Penn State Hazleton, the Wildcats pulled out a 1-0 win on a second-half goal by Shane Fuller (York).

Women's SoccerAshley Janoka (Shamokin) scored the only goal of the game as the Penn College women beat Penn State Harrisburg.

Team TennisAt Penn State Mont Alto, the Wildcats won easily with Matthias Back (Wuerzberg, Germany) and Craig Collier (East Stroudsburg) winning in both their singles and doubles matches.

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