Local roundup: PCT women’s soccer loses
In women’s soccer, Penn College dropped a 7-0 decision to defending NEAC champions Penn State Berks in the North Eastern Athletic Conference semifinals Saturday. The Wildcats ended their season at 11-9-2, while the Lions advanced to Sunday’s championship game opposite Lancaster Bible.
• In college wrestling, Seth Lansberry kicked off his season as the nation’s top-ranked grappler at 149 pounds in style, winning the Messiah Invitational title, and Brandon Conrad also won the individual title at 174 pounds to lead Lycoming College to a second-place finish at the tournament. Nolan Barger (165 pounds) and Skylar Ebner (285) took second for the ninth-ranked Warriors, who finished second in a field of 10 teams with 88 points, behind only second-ranked Messiah (131.5) and ahead of 12th-ranked Wheaton (76).
Cam Newman and Dylan Otis both placed sixth to highlight Penn College’s performance at the Monarch Invitational hosted by King’s College Saturday. The Wildcats finished tied for ninth of 12 teams. Newman was edged, 1-0, in the 133 pound fifth match to Scranton’s Nick Ciaccia. Newman decked New York’s Anthony Calvano in 6:43 in the second round, received a medical forfeit in the quarterfinals before falling 6-1 and 5-3 in the semifinals and consolation semifinals.
• The Lock Haven University swimming team fell to Millersville University on Senior Day, 121-84. The Bald Eagles honored seniors at yesterday’s final home meet, which included Taylor Andress, Jackie Bingham, Meghan Kuhn and Doni Matrone. Rachel Rodriguez won both the 200 yard IM (2:20.27) and the 200 yard breaststroke (2:37.63). Rodriguez won the 200 yard breaststroke by nearly seven seconds.
Callan Jordan posted two event wins in the Middle Atlantic Conference dual meet with Stevenson University to lead the Lycoming College men’s swimming team to its first win of the year, but Dickinson College won 17 of 22 events during the meet two sweep both the men’s and women’s dual meets. The men’s team downed Stevenson, 128-52, but fell to Dickinson, 126-74. The team improved to 1-2 overall. The women’s team fell to Stevenson, 131-66, and Dickinson, 135-62, to fall to 0-3.
• Addison Monroe of the No. 21 Lock Haven University men’s cross country team won the individual title at the 2016 Atlantic Regional Championships, where he was ahead of the field by 12 seconds. Lock Haven finished second as team which qualifies them for the national championship in two weeks. This is the 18th trip and eighth straight appearance Lock Haven will make it to the National stage.
Monroe covered the tough 10K course in 32:23.6 for the victory. Lock Haven has now had sixth of the past seven individual regional champions. In addition to Monroe’s first championship today between him and his brother Alex Monroe (LHU 2014) the two have combined for four of those champions.
Penn State Berks 7, Penn College 0
Goals: PSB- Lizzie Mummau (Caitlin Golden), 8:17; Mummau (Karina Raykova), 18:30; Golden (Mummau), 49:04; Mummau (Brennan Moyer), 50:41; Kaylie Smucker (Mummau), 56:54; Golden (Megan Jardine), 59:20; Nicole Brigante (Hannah Harkay), 70:38.
Shots: PCT 1, PSB 21. Corners: PCT 0, PSB 5. Saves: PCT 8, PSB 1.