Four Penn College athletes stand out

Published 10.02.2022

Wildcat Weekly

It was a great week for four Pennsylvania College of Technology fall sports athletes as one medaled in a golf tournament, two were named United East Conference Players of the Week and one was honored as the UE Runner of the Week.

On Monday, Peyton Mussina, of Montoursville, carded a one-under-par 71 for a two-day 146 total and third place at the Wilson College Invitational where the Wildcats finished fifth among eight teams.

One day later, Mussina fired another 71 to medal in leading Penn College to the championship in the seven-team United East Conference Fall Preview. The win was the Wildcats’ first in a conference event since they captured the spring championship in April 2021.

“It was nice. We’ve been on the road for three days and it was nice. It was a good day overall,” coach Rob Lytle said of Tuesday’s event. “I’m super proud of Peyton, he’s been working hard on his game and he’s been playing well. It was nice to win today but it’s just another step in our process of trying to get better every day. I want to have a successful Penn College golf program and we’re laying the groundwork now.”

On Monday, freshman Mitchell Campbell, of Riegelsville, was named the UE Runner of the Week for Sept. 19-25 as he claimed first place at the Penn State Abington Invitational. It was his second such honor this season.

Men’s soccer
In nonconference road action on Wednesday, the Wildcats lost at King’s College, 1-0, as goalkeeper Cole Catherman, of Selinsgrove, made saves on three of four shots on goal.

At United East Conference unbeaten St. Mary’s (Md.) College (4-0) on Saturday, Penn College allowed four second-half goals in a 5-1 loss that dropped it to 1-2-1 in the UE and 2-6-3 overall. Matt Neeson, of Chadds Ford, scored the lone goal for the Wildcats as they were outshot 15-3 on goal and 10-2 in corner kicks.

Also this week, Catherman, a sophomore, was named UE Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week for Sept. 19-25 after stopping 13 shots and allowing just one goal in two matches.

Women’s soccer
At Juniata College on Wednesday in nonconference play, Penn College fell, 1-0. Nicole Lichtinger, of Erie, made five saves in goal.

The Wildcats scored three first-half goals – two by Kaelynn Sheetz, of Elizabethtown – and Lichtinger had five saves in a 3-2 Saturday win at St. Mary’s (Md.) College that boosted Penn College to 3-1 in the UE and 4-6-1 overall. Sara Darlington, of West Chester, had two assists during the match and Wiley Egan, of Northumberland, added a goal and an assist in handing St. Mary’s its first conference loss.

On Monday, Sheetz, a junior, was named UE Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week for Sept. 19-25, during which she registered 16 points after recording two hat tricks and two two-assist matches.

Women’s volleyball
On Tuesday at Mt. Aloysius College, Brooke Simmons, of Waterford, had 19 digs; Cheyenne Stein, of Orwigsburg, had 17 assists and four aces; and Coryn Oswald, of Langhorne, had eight kills in a 3-0 loss.

In a pair of 3-0 nonconference losses to Arcadia and Widener universities on Saturday, Stein had 22 assists; Oswald had 20 digs; Christine Limbert, of Curwensville, had five blocks; and Oswald and Hailey DeBrody, of Cogan Station, each had seven kills as Penn College dropped to 2-9 overall.

After a nonconference road match Tuesday, the Wildcats begin United East play with a tri-match Saturday at home.

Men’s soccer
UE: 1-2-1
Overall: 2-6-3
Wednesday, Sept. 28 – at King’s College, L, 1-0
Saturday, Oct. 1 – at St. Mary’s (Md.) College (UE), L, 5-1
Tuesday, Oct. 4 – at Juniata College, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 8 – at Penn State Berks (UE), 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 12 – host Susquehanna University, 7 p.m.

Women’s soccer
UE: 3-1
Overall: 4-6-1
Wednesday, Sept. 28 – at Juniata College, L, 1-0
Saturday, Oct. 1 – at St. Mary’s (Md.) College (UE), W, 3-2
Monday, Oct. 3 – host Penn State Schuylkill, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 5 – host Susquehanna University, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 8 – at Penn State Berks (UE), 1 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 13 – at Pitt-Bradford, 3 p.m.

Women’s volleyball
UE: 0-0
Overall: 2-9
Tuesday, Sept. 27 – at Mt. Aloysius College, L, 3-1 (25-23, 25-16, 25-18)
Saturday, Oct. 1 – at Widener University tri-match vs. Arcadia University, L, 3-0 (25-11, 25-12, 25-15); vs. Widener University, L, 3-0 (25-16, 25-19, 25-8)
Tuesday, Oct. 4 – at Pitt-Bradford, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 8 – host St. Mary’s (Md.) College (UE), noon; host Gallaudet University (UE), 4 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 15 – tri-match at Penn State Berks vs. Penn State Abington (UE), 2 p.m.; vs. Penn State Berks (UE), 4 p.m.

Men’s/women’s cross-country
Saturday, Oct. 8 – at Mansfield University Ed Winrow Invitational, 11:15 a.m.
Friday, Oct. 14 – at Wilkes University Blue and Gold Invitational, 4:30 p.m.

Men’s tennis
Overall: 0-1
Sunday, Oct. 2 – at Marywood University, canceled
Friday, Oct. 7 – host Lycoming College at Brandon Park, 3 p.m.

Women’s tennis
Sunday, Oct. 2 – at Marywood University, canceled
Friday, Oct. 7 – host Lycoming College at Brandon Park, 3 p.m.

Sunday-Monday, Sept. 25-26 – at Wilson College Fall Invitational, 5 of 8
Tuesday, Sept. 27 – United East Fall Preview at Hanover Country Club, 1 of 7
Monday, Oct. 10 – Bloomsburg University Husky Invitational at Frosty Valley Resort, noon
Saturday, Oct. 15 – Catholic University Cardinal Fall Classic first round at Black Rock Golf Course, 9 a.m.
Sunday, Oct. 16 – Catholic University Cardinal Fall Classic second round at Black Rock Golf Course, 9 a.m.
Monday, Oct. 17 – Lebanon Valley College Invitational at Lebanon Country Club, noon

Formula Four Championship
Monday, Oct. 3 – Laguna Seca, 9 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 17 – Lime Rock Park, 9 p.m.

Collegiate iRacing League GT3 Challenge
Tuesday, Oct. 4 – Laguna Seca, 9 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 18 – Barcelona, 9 p.m.

Collegiate iRacing League Premier Series
Tuesday, Sept. 27 – Texas, 27 of 31
Tuesday, Oct. 11 – Talladega, 9 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 25 – Darlington, 9 p.m.

Rocket League
Record: 1-1
Monday, Sept. 26 – vs. Mt. St. Joseph, L, 3-1
Monday, Oct. 3 – vs. Camden County College, 7 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 17 – vs. Central Missouri, 7 p.m.

Record: 1-1
Wednesday, Sept. 28 – vs. Farris State University, W, 2-1
Wednesday, Oct. 5 – vs. Simpson College, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 12 – vs. Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 7 p.m.

Record: 0-2
Friday, Sept. 30 – vs. Massachusetts-Dartmouth, L, 2-0 (16-8, 16-13)
Friday, Oct. 7 – vs. Carnegie Mellon University, 7 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 14 – vs. Western University, 7 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 21 – vs. Central Florida, 7 p.m.

For more about the United East, visit the conference website.

For additional information, visit the Wildcat Athletics website.

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