Penn College Fall Sports Teams Face Key Outings This Week

Published 10.10.2010


Six Pennsylvania College of Technology golfers will vie for individual and team honors Monday and Tuesday in the Penn State University Athletic Conference and United States Collegiate Athletic Association championships. Taking to the Penn State University Blue Course will be seniors Eric Schall (Jersey Shore), Dean Bell (Schwenksville), junior Kurt Linhart (Zionsville), sophomore Dan Kramer (Avon, Conn.) and freshmen Chad Vuocolo (Lock Haven) and Alex Howe (Lake Ariel). Also this week, the college's two-time defending PSUAC championship tennis team faces a key match Tuesday at No. 1Penn StateYork, which has lost just once in conference play this season, and the men's soccer team goes up against arch-rival and defending champPenn State-York on Saturday.

FLASHBACK Cross-Country Freshman Jake Shedden (Canton) shattered the Albright course record on Saturday, turning in a time of 27 minutes, 27 seconds, and the Wildcat men finished second to the host team in a five-team meet. Shedden's time bettered the old mark of 27:34 set by Paul Santuoso of Catholic University. Penn College's Tamara Pavlov placed third among women runners in 27:30 over a shorter course.

Men's Soccer On Saturday, Tristan Smith (Bermuda) scored two goals in a 3-1 Homecoming win over Penn State New Kensington. In the Week 3 USCAA Coaches' Poll, Penn College jumped from No. 6 to No. 3. The Wildcats (11-2 overall and 7-0 in the PSUAC) hold first place in the conference with a two-game edge over Penn State Beaver. For the second week in a row, a Penn College player was honored by the USCAA, as Chris Brennan (New Hope) was co-player of the week for Sept. 27-Oct. 3 when he scored five goals, including two game-winners and two two-goal games as the Wildcats went 3-0.

Women's Soccer Erin Oberlin (New Berlin) scored two goals as Penn College evened its record at 4-4 with a 4-0 win over Salem International University on Saturday.

Team Tennis The Wildcats posted their sixth straight win on Thursday, 5-4 overPenn StateMont Alto, and, on Saturday, extended their streak to seven, against just two losses, with a 7-2 victory overPenn StateLehigh. Against Lehigh, Rob Kemrer (Milton) won both his singles and doubles matches. Penn College is in second place in the PSUAC, one game behind Penn State York.

Women's Volleyball On Thursday, Penn College knocked offPenn StateScranton in three games. Freshman Lindsay Moyer (Canton) notched seven kills and four service aces, sophomore Tara Powell (Burgettstown) added seven kills and two digs, freshman Samantha Davis (North Apollo) had four blocks and five kills and junior Lyndsey Smith (Mechanicsburg) had 20 assists. On Saturday, the Wildcats lost toPenn StateBeaver, 3-2, and beatPenn StateGreater Allegheny, 3-0. Moyer tallied 15 kills and Lyndsey Smith (Mechanicsburg) had 42 assists. The Wildcats are ranked No. 15 in the most recent USCAA Coaches' Poll. After Saturday's matches in the PSUAC, Penn College (12-5 overall and 9-2 in the conference) was in second place, tied withPenn StateDuBois 2 1/2 games behind leadingPenn StateMont Alto.

SCHEDULE/RESULTS Cross-Country Men's overall record: 31-10 PSUAC record: 12-0Saturday, Oct. 9 at Albright College, men finished second in a five-team field. Freshman Jake Shedden set a course record in 27:27. Saturday, Oct. 16 at Luzerne County Community College, 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23 PSUAC/PCAA Championships atPenn StateMont Alto, 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5 USCAA National Championships at Concord, N.H.

Golf Overall/PSUAC record: 12-2Monday-Tuesday, Oct. 11-12 at PSUAC/USCAA Championships, Penn State Blue Course

Men's Soccer Overall record: 11-2 PSUAC record: 7-0Wednesday, Oct. 6 atPenn StateHazleton, ppd. Saturday, Oct. 9 host Penn State New Kensington, W, 3-1 Thursday, Oct. 14 host Valley Forge Military College, 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16 at Penn State York, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19 at Penn State Hazleton, 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24 PSUAC playoffs, TBA Monday, Oct. 25 host Misericordia University, 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27 PSUAC playoffs, TBA Sunday, Oct. 31 PSUAC playoffs, TBA Friday-Sunday, Nov. 5-7 USCAA National Championships at Vermont Tech, TBA

Women's Soccer Overall record: 4-4Wednesday, Oct. 6 hostPenn StateDuBois, canceled Saturday, Oct. 9 host Salem International, W, 4-0 Monday, Oct. 11 host Elmira (N.Y.) College Jayvees, 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13 host Susquehanna University, 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16 host Alfred (N.Y.) University, 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23 host Valley Forge Christian College, 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28 hostPenn StateBeaver, 5 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Nov. 5-7 USCAA National Championships at Randolph Center, Vt., TBA

Coed Tennis Overall/PSUAC records: 7-2Tuesday, Oct. 5 atPenn StateHarrisburg, canceled Thursday, Oct. 7 hostPenn StateMont Alto, W, 5-4 Saturday, Oct. 9 hostPenn StateLehigh Valley, W, 6-3 Tuesday, Oct. 12 at Penn State York, 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16 hostPenn StateWilkes-Barre, noon Wednesday, Oct. 20 hostPenn StateBrandywine, 3 p.m. Saturday-Monday, Oct. 23-25 at PSUAC Championships, TBA

Women's Volleyball Overall record: 12-5 PSUAC record: 9-2 Thursday, Oct. 7 hostPenn StateScranton, W, 25-7, 25-8, 25-11 Saturday, Oct. 9 vs.Penn StateBeaver, L, 8-25, 25-23, 23-25, 25-14, 11-15; vs. PSU Greater Allegheny, W, 25-8, 25-5, 25-13 Sunday, Oct. 10 triangular atPenn StateNew Kensington with PSU Fayette, noon Saturday, Oct. 16 triangular atPenn StateDuBois with PSU Scranton, 1 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, Oct. 19-23 at PSUAC playoffs, TBA Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 4-6 USCAA National Championships at Louisville, Ky., TBA

(Complete rosters and season schedules are available on the college's Athletics Web site . For more information on the PSUAC, visit on the Web; more about the USCAA also is available online.)

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