Local roundup: Penn College wins thriller

The Penn College women’s soccer team defeated No. 9 University of Maine at Machias, 2-1, after nine rounds of penalty kicks in the first round of the United State Collegiate Athletic Association Championships on Wednesday in Charleston, W.V.

Sophomore Laresa Paden scored the winner for the No. 8 Lady Wildcats. The final shot by the University of Maine at Machias hit the crossbar. Freshman Colleen Bowes recorded the win in goal for the Wildcats (10-6-2), who will play No. 1 University of Maine at Fort Kent today at 3.

Freshman Tara Bennethum scored Penn College’s lone goal in regulation.

IUP jumped out to a five-goal lead by the half and defeated Lock?Haven, 7-2.

Lock Haven held a slight 19-18 overall advantage in shots, but IUP took advantage of some timely scoring and strong goaltending.

Jamie Hunter scored her sixth goal of the season and Natasia Lenox her first for the Lady Eagles.

Mercyhurst scored three goals over the last 15 minutes of the game to pull out a 4-0 win over Mansfield.

Mansfield (4-11-1, 3-11-1 PSAC) wraps up their season when it hosts Gannon on Saturday.

In men’s soccer, a late goal by junior Luke Klingler helped Lycoming close within a goal, but second-place Elizabeth-town held on for a key 2-1 Commonwealth Confer-ence win to clinch a playoff slot.

Trent Burris scored 3:47 into the first overtime and Lock Haven slipped past host East Stroudsburg, 1-0.

In men’s college basketball, Mansfield’s Joe Bell scored 16 points to led three Mountaineers in double figures in an 85-65 exhibition loss at NCAA Division I Towson.

In college cross country, for the first time in school history, the Mansfield women’s team moved to the top of the NCAA Division II Atlantic Region rankings.

The poll is the final of the season released by the USTFCCCA.

“I’m excited for the kids who have worked so hard and I’m excited for Mansfield University,” coach Mike Rohl said. “It’s a special moment for our program and for the university and hopefully is the start of many more special moments for all of us.”

The Mountaineers are led by seniors Jessica Scordino, Kristy Scordino, Lauren Norton and Savannah Boucher along with freshman Destiny Foster.

Following its PSAC Championship on Saturday, the Lock Haven University men’s cross country team jumped five spots in this week’s USTFCCCA Division II National Poll to No. 8.

Lock Haven also took over the No. 1 spot in the Atlantic Region rankings released yesterday.

In college field hockey, Mansfield senior defender Sarah Zwick will represent Mansfield in the 2013 Front Rush/ NFHCA Division II North/South Senior Field Hockey Game on Nov. 23 in Virginia Beach, Va.

Zwick leads the nation in defensive saves with nine on the season and has two multiple defensive save games this year. The senior has totaled 22 defensive saves over her career, making 50 starts on the back line for the Mountaineers.


IUP 7, Lock Haven 2

IUP – Brittney Kuhns (Tori Pikur), 4:31; IUP – Tonya Fabian (Kelsey Fisher), 33:27; IUP – Tori Pikur, 36:25; IUP – Tonya Fabian, 38:54; IUP – Lindsay Lobevero (Kelsey Fisher), 43:26; LHU – Jamie Hunter, 73:44; IUP – Alyssa Dombrosky, 75:29; LHU – Natasia Lenox (Samantha Biondi), 79:30; IUP – Kristin Buchanan (Mandy Cerminara, Casey Reber, 84:56.)

Shots: IUP?- 18, LHU – 19. Corner kicks: IUP?- 2, LHU?- 3. Saves: IUP (Mara Hricik 8, Jessica Printz 0, Ashley Schoellkopf 1); Lock Haven (Dana Wozniak 2, Michelle Cuomo 0).

Records: IUP 9-7-1, 7-7-1 PSAC; Lock Haven 4-12-1, 3-11-1. Next: Lock Haven at Clarion, Sat.


Lock Haven 1,

East Stroudsburg 0

LHU?- Trent Burris (unassisted), 93:47.

Shots: LHU – 15, ESU – 19. Corners: LHU – 5, ESU – 4. Saves: Lock Haven (Brad Sumski 7); East Stroudsburg (Callum Hampson 6).

Records: Lock?Haven 5-11, 3-8 PSAC; East Stroudsburg 2-12-2, 1-9.


ETWN – Andrew Sandridge (PK), 34:20; ETWN – Zach Hollinger (unassisted), 58:17; LYCO – Luke Klingler (Bill Kerr), 89:29

Shots: Elizabethtown 16, Lycoming 8. Saves: Elizabethtown 4 (Rodrigo Barrera 4), Lycoming 7 (Connor Keenan 7). Records: Elizabethtown 9-6-2, 6-2 Commonwealth; Lycoming 8-7-2, 3-4-1.