Wrestling Season Ends for Penn College

Published 02.20.2016

Wildcat Weekly

The season ended this past week for Pennsylvania College of Technology wrestlers, and the basketball season will conclude Tuesday with road games.

Competing last Sunday in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association National Championships at Penn State’s Rec Hall, Penn College finished fifth among 11 teams with 65.5 points. Penn State DuBois was first with 174, followed by West Virginia Tech, 148.5; The Apprentice School, 129; Alfred State, 108; Penn College; Penn State Mont Alto, 60; Penn State Fayette, 47.5; Penn State New Kensington, 35; Penn State Schuylkill, 25.5; Williamson Trade School, 25.5; and Penn State Beaver, 5.

Individually for the Wildcats, Mason Replogle, of New Enterprise, in the 149-pound weight class, and Dan Frankenfield, of Dushore, at 174, both went 3-1 in their bouts to claim third-place finishes. Also for Penn College, Tanner Leid, of Terre Hill, went 2-2 at 157 and Pat Fitzgerald, of Port Royal, went 1-2 at 197 for fourth-place finishes while Ben Doll, of Glen Rock, ended sixth at 125.

“The main thing is, our guys wrestled hard,” coach Schuyler Frey said. “There were some disappointing matches we thought we should have won, but there were others where we wrestled better than we thought we would.

“As a team, we did OK. With our returning guys, we hope to build on the success of this season,” added Frey, in his sixth season.

Closing out its season Saturday, Penn College lost at Muhlenberg College, 33-20, to finish 6-10. Winning for the Wildcats were Ben Doll, with a forfeit at 125; Replogle, with a decision at 149; Connor Route, of Canton, with a technical fall at 197; and Fitzgerald with a fall at 285.

Looking ahead to next season, the Wildcats will have to replace Frankenfield, Replogle, Fitzgerald and heavyweight Zach Kane, of Higganum, Connecticut.

For the season, Aaron Doll, of Glen Rock, went 3-15, at 125 and 133; Ben Doll ended 5-15; Zach Fitzsimmons, of Portville, was 2-9 at 133; Replogle was 15-8 at 149; Son Smith, of Belleville, New Jersey, was 3-8 at 141; Seth Johnson, of Warren, was 0-3 at 149; Leid was 17-8 at 158; Frankenfield was 15-12 at 174; Colton Shertzer, of Mifflintown, was 1-1 at 184; Fitzgerald was 2-13 at 197 and 285; Route was 6-9 at 184 and 197; and Kane was 2-15 at 285.

Men’s Basketball
At home against Keuka College last Sunday, Penn College fell, 90-72. Joe Mangiero, of Staten Island, New York, led the Wildcats in scoring with 19 points while Kevin Laurence-El, of Milton, chipped in with 17; Thomas Ross, of Williamsport, had 16; and Landon Muller, of Ottsville, added 12.

Hosting Penn State Abington on Friday, the Wildcats lost, 76-68.  Penn College led 39-37 at the half, but fell short at the finish. Ross topped Penn College with 21 points and 14 rebounds while Laurence-El added 18 points and Marquis Delgado, of Mansfield, chipped in with 12.

On Saturday at home against Bryn Athyn, a rough finish again proved costly in a 92-80 defeat that dropped the Wildcats’ record to 3-14 in the North Eastern Athletic Conference and 3-20 overall. Laurence-El led Penn College scorers with 24 points while Delgado added 18 points, Ross 17 points and 16 rebounds, and Laquinn Thompson, of York, 10 points. Laurence-El and Thompson were honored prior to playing in their final home game.

Through Saturday in the NEAC South Division, Lancaster Bible was 17-0; Gallaudet, 13-4; Penn State Berks, 8-10; Bryn Athyn, 6-12; Penn State Abington, 6-12; Wilson College, 5-13; and Penn College, 3-14. Morrisville State led the North Division with a 14-3 record.

Women’s Basketball
Last Sunday at home with Keuka College, the Wildcats lost, 74-54. Alicia Ross, of Williamsport, scored 21 points for Penn College while Jamie Steer, of South Williamsport, added 16 points and Danielle Mowery, of Shamokin, 12.

Facing Penn State Abington at home on Friday, Penn College lost, 91-48. Ross scored 22 points for Penn College while Steer and Niesha Williams, of Loyalsock Township, each added 10.

Ross scored 14 points, Steer 13 and Williams 10 on Saturday in a home 85-50 loss to Bryn Athyn that dropped Penn College’s record to 3-16 in the NEAC and 3-18 overall. Steer, Williams and Mowery were honored before playing in their last home game.

Through Saturday in the NEAC South Division, Lancaster Bible College was 18-1; Bryn Athyn, 13-7; Penn State Abington, 13-7; Gallaudet, 12-7; St. Elizabeth, 10-10; Penn State Berks, 4-16; Penn College, 3-16; and Wilson College, 0-20. SUNY Poly topped the North Division with a 17-1 record.

Men’s Basketball
Overall record: 3-20
NEAC record: 3-14
Sunday, Feb. 14 – host Keuka College (NEAC), L, 90-72
Tuesday, Feb. 16 – at Lancaster Bible College (NEAC), ppd.
Friday, Feb. 19 – host Penn State Abington (NEAC), L, 76-68
Saturday, Feb. 20 – host Bryn Athyn (NEAC), L, 92-80
Monday, Feb. 22 – at Lancaster Bible College (NEAC), 6 p.m.
(End of season)

Women’s Basketball
Overall record: 3-18
NEAC record: 3-16
Sunday, Feb. 14 – host Keuka College (NEAC), L, 74-54
Tuesday, Feb. 16 – at Lancaster Bible College (NEAC), ppd.
Friday, Feb. 19 – host Penn State Abington (NEAC), L, 91-48
Saturday, Feb. 20 – host Bryn Athyn (NEAC), L, 85-50
Monday, Feb. 22 – at Lancaster Bible College, 8 p.m.
(End of season)

Final overall record: 6-10
Sunday, Feb. 14 – United States Collegiate Athletic Association Championships at Penn State’s Rec Hall, finished fifth in an 11-team field
Saturday, Feb. 20—at Muhlenberg College, L, 33-20
(End of season)

Saturday, March 5 – vs. Mary Washington at Myrtle Beach, S.C., 3 p.m.

Sunday, March 6 – vs. LaRoche College at Myrtle Beach, S.C., 9:30 a.m.

Feb. 26-28 – at Lancaster Indoor Nationals

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