Penn College Golfers Await Postseason; Men’s Tennis Team Gets Underway
Playing in a rare two-day tournament at the Penn State Harrisburg Invitational Sunday and Monday, Calvin Foust, of Palmyra, topped Penn College golfers with a 79-86–165 as the Wildcats placed ninth among 12 teams with a 681 total. Franklin & Marshall finished first with a 599. Also for Penn College, Corey Teeple, of Lake Ariel, shot a 167 (80-87); Nick Krupka, of Allentown, shot 170 (85-85); and freshman Tyler Marks, of Forked River, New Jersey, shot a 179 (89-90).
Back in action Thursday in the Keuka College Invitational, Penn College finished fifth among seven teams as Teeple shot a 77 and Foust a 79. Teeple was seventh and Foust 10th among 35 players.
The Wildcats now are idle until Oct. 13-14 when they play in the USCAA event on Penn State’s Blue Course.
Facing Misericordia University in its season and home opener, Penn College lost a close match, 5-4. Double winners for the Wildcats were Jordan Rodgers, of Biglerville, at No. 1 singles and doubles (he teamed with Chris Morrin, of Morrisville), and Ben Leibig, of Lebanon, at No. 3 singles and No. 2 doubles (he teamed with Nathan Scott, of Canton, Connecticut).
At Lebanon Valley College on Saturday, Leibig, at No. 3 singles, and Scott, at No. 4 singles, were the lone Penn College winners in a 7-2 loss that dropped the team’s record to 0-2.
In a nonconference match on Friday, Penn College lost to Baptist Bible College, 9-0, to fall to 0-3 overall.
Facing Wells College on Sept. 21, Penn College fell, 2-0, in a match in which each team managed just three shots on goal.
At SUNY ESF on Wednesday, the match went into a second overtime before Blayne Allen, of Trumbull, Connecticut, on a pass from Jared Daku, of Danville, ripped the ball into the net from outside the box for a 1-0 Penn College win. Wildcats’ keeper Hector Guerrero, of Mexico City, Mexico, had nine saves.
After a scoreless first half Saturday, Westminster College erupted in the second half for a 5-0 win over the Wildcats as their overall record went to 4-6-1. Penn College managed just two shots on goal while Westminster had 10.
In Aurora, New York, on Sept. 21 against Wells College, the Lady Wildcats dropped a 3-0 decision.
On Wednesday at home against Penn State Harrisburg, the visitors dominated the offense with 30 shots, 21 on goal, and scored a 3-0 win. Penn College goalie Colleen Bowes, of Wayne, had 18 saves during the match. The Wildcats managed just five shots.
Four Penn College players scored two goals apiece in a 9-0 victory over St. Elizabeth on Saturday. Hailee Hartman, of Lampeter, tallied the Wildcats’ first goal just 34 seconds into the match on an assist from Lindsey Bradshaw, of Bristow, Virginia. Angela Maniscalco, of Muncy, scored the next two goals for Penn College before Hartman added her second. Hanna Williams, of Marion, New York, sandwiched goals around a solo goal by Alexandra Brennan, of St. Clair, and Emily Bell, of Jersey Shore, added the final two goals – all in an explosive first half. On the day, Penn College took 18 shots on goal while limiting St. Elizabeth to just three as the Wildcats improved to 4-7 overall and 3-4 in the NEAC.
The Penn College men finished last among 14 teams and its women’s team was last among 15 squads at the Lock Haven Invitational on Saturday. Topping the Penn College men individually was Dan Flynn, of Blairstown, New Jersey, who was 133rd among 199 men who finished in 29:33 over an 8K course while leading the Lady Wildcats was Elyssa Stanton, of Honesdale, who was No. 152 among 171 women who finished in 29:39 over a 6K course.
On Sept. 21, in the final match of a North Eastern Athletic Conference crossover event at Wells College, Penn College lost to SUNY Institute of Technology, 3-0 (25-22, 25-14, 25-16). Courtney Gernert, of Palmyra, had 12 kills; Felicia Webber, of Perry County, had 10 digs; and Sophie Coldsmith, of Gettysburg, had 18 assists and seven digs.
On Thursday, Samantha Pogash, of St. Clair, had 10 kills and 14 digs to help lift Penn College to a 3-0 (25-13, 25-17, 25-14) win over College of St. Elizabeth. Coldsmith had 27 assists and six service aces and Gernert had 20 digs as the Wildcats improved to 2-2 in the North Eastern Athletic Conference.
On Friday in the opening day of the Lycoming College Classic, Penn College lost to Misericordia University, 3-0 (25-22, 25-17, 25-15), and Montclair State, 3-0 (25-13, 26-24, 28-26). Gernert had 16 kills and 27 digs during the two matches and Coldsmith had 46 assists.
Penn College wrapped up play at the Lycoming College Classic on Saturday with losses to St. Mary’s College, Md., 3-0 (25-15, 25-18, 25-17), and the host team, 3-0 (25-17, 25-15, 25-20). Gernert, with a two-day total of 32 kills and 54 digs, was named to the All-Tournament Team. Penn College now is 6-9 overall.
PENN COLLEGE SCHEDULES/RECORDS
Saturday, Sept. 27 – at Lock Haven University Invitational, men finished last among 14 teams, women finished last among 15 teams
Saturday, Oct. 11 – at Lancaster Bible College Charger Invitational, 10:30 a.m.
Sunday-Monday, Sept. 21-22 – at Penn State Harrisburg Invitational, Penn College placed ninth among 12 teams
Thursday, Sept. 25 – at Keuka College Fall Invitational, finished fifth
Monday-Tuesday, Oct. 13-14 – USCAA National Championships at Penn State Blue Course, TBA
Overall record: 4-6-1
NEAC record: 1-4-1
Sunday, Sept. 21 – at Wells College, L, 2-0
Wednesday, Sept. 24 – at SUNY-ESF, W, 1-0 in 2 OT
Saturday, Sept. 27 – at Westminster College, L, 5-0
Saturday, Oct. 4 – host Penn State Berks, 3 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 7 – host King’s College, 7 p.m.
Overall record: 4-7
NEAC record: 3-4
Sunday, Sept. 21 – at Wells College, L, 3-0
Wednesday, Sept. 24 – host Penn State Harrisburg, L, 3-0
Saturday, Sept. 27 – host St. Elizabeth College, W, 9-0
Wednesday, Oct. 1 – host Lycoming College in Battle for the Lumber, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 4 – host Penn State Berks, 1 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 11 – at Lancaster Bible College, 1 p.m.
Overall record: 0-2
Tuesday, Sept. 23 – host Misericordia University, L, 5-4
Saturday, Sept. 27 – at Lebanon Valley College, L, 7-2
Thursday, Oct. 9 – at Lycoming College, 4 p.m.
Overall record: 0-3
Friday, Sept. 26 – at Baptist Bible College, L, 9-0
Tuesday, Sept. 30 – host Lycoming College, 4 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 2 – at Wilkes University, 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 11 – at Susquehanna University, noon
(end of fall season)
Overall record: 6-9
NEAC record: 2-2
Sunday, Sept. 21 – vs. SUNY-IT, L, 3-0 (25-22, 25-14, 25-16)
Thursday, Sept. 25 – host College of St. Elizabeth, W, 3-0 (25-13, 25-17, 25-14)
Friday, Sept. 26 – vs. Misericordia University in Lycoming College Classic, L, 3-0 (25-22, 25-17, 25-15),
Friday, Sept. 26 – vs. Montclair State in Lycoming College Classic, L, 3-0 (25-13, 26-24, 28-26)
Saturday, Sept. 27 – vs. St. Mary’s College, Md., in Lycoming College Classic, L, 3-0 (25-15, 25-18, 25-17)
Saturday, Sept. 27 – vs. Lycoming College in Lycoming College Classic, L, 3-0 (25-17, 25-15, 25-20)
Tuesday, Sept. 30 – host Penn State Berks, 7 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 3 – at Penn State Abington, 2 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 3 – vs. Lancaster Bible College, 4 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 4 – vs. Gallaudet University, noon
Saturday, Oct. 4 – vs. Bryn Athyn, 2 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 9 – at Bryn Athyn, 7 p.m.