Penn College Wildcat Weekly: Penn College golfers seek continued success

Coming off its best season ever in North Eastern Athletic Conference play with a third-place finish in the spring – and with three returning all-conference players and another who ended in the top 20 – Pennsylvania College of Technology golf coach Matt Haile has plenty to be optimistic about as he enters his 10th season. The Wildcats open their fall season Wednesday at the Keuka College Invitational.

The key returning players are junior Austin Moscariello and senior Ned Baumbach, who ended tied for fifth place and were awarded First and Second-Team honors, respectively; sophomore Brian Whelan, who tied for 14th and was a third-team NEAC honoree; and sophomore Eli Dyer, who tied for 20th.

The Wildcats also return fifth-year senior Tyler Marks, junior Matt Ciccone and sophomore Dan Pivirotto, who bring added experience to the squad and welcome newcomers Sean McNamara and freshmen Tyler Haynes and Austin Tiesi.

MEN’S SOCCER

At Keystone College in non-conference play on Wednesday, the Wildcats dropped a 4-0 decision with three of the home team’s goals coming in the second half. Keystone dominated in shots, 25-6 (14-3 on goal), and corner kicks, 8-4.

Squaring off at home in its NEAC opener against defending champion Penn State Abington on Saturday, Penn College played tough but lost 3-2 in overtime to fall to 0-3 overall. The Wildcats led 2-0 on goals from Chris McFarland and Seth Bilbie, before Abington battled back to force OT and win with a goal at 93:34. Abington led in shots, 17-11 (8-5 on goal), and in corner kicks, 9-4.

WOMEN’S SOCCER

Hosting Penn State Abington in its NEAC opener on Saturday, Penn College posted a 6-0 shutout that improved its overall record to 2-0. Leading the offense for the Wildcats were Kaelan Cronan, of Leesport, and Morgan Brooks, of Bellefonte, who scored two goals each. Penn College led in shots, 24-3 (14-3 on goal), and in corner kicks, 5-2. Charlee Marshall, of Snow Shoe, and Taylor Gonzales, of Lititz, split time in goal with Marshall coming away with two saves and Gonzales one.

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL

On Tuesday at Penn State Altoona in their only match of the week, the Wildcats lost 0-3 (16-25, 17-25, 15-25) to drop to 0-4 overall. Emalie Marnati, of Canton, was among the leaders with five kills, three assists and nine digs.

MEN’S TENNIS

In their season opener on Saturday at Susquehanna University, the Wildcats lost, 9-0.

SCHEDULE/RECORDS/RESULTS

Men’s soccer

Overall: 0-3

NEAC: 0-1

Wednesday, Sept. 5 – at Keystone College, L, 4-0

Saturday, Sept. 8 – host Penn State Abington (NEAC), L, 3-2 OT

Sunday, Sept. 9 – at Pitt-Greensburg, 2 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 15 – at Gallaudet University (NEAC), 3 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 16 – at Lycoming College, 1 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 22 – host College of St. Elizabeth (NEAC), 3 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 25 – at Clarks Summit University (NEAC), 4 p.m.

Women’s soccer

Overall: 2-0

NEAC: 1-0

Wednesday, Sept. 5 – host Keystone College, ppd.

Saturday, Sept. 8 – host Penn State Abington (NEAC), W, 6-0

Sunday, Sept. 9 – host St. Joseph’s (Long Island), canceled

Wednesday, Sept. 12 – Battle for the Lumber at Lycoming College, 4 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 15 – at Gallaudet University (NEAC), 4 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 19 – host Penn State Harrisburg, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 22 – host College of St. Elizabeth (NEAC), 1 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 26 – at Clarks Summit University (NEAC), 4 p.m.

Men’s cross-country

Saturday, Sept. 15 – at Lancaster Bible Charger Invitational, 10 a.m.

Women’s cross-country

Saturday, Sept. 15 – at Lancaster Bible Charger Invitational, 10 a.m.

Women’s volleyball

Overall: 0-4

NEAC: 0-0

Tuesday, Sept. 4 – at Penn State Altoona, L, 0-3 (16-25, 17-25, 15-25)

Tuesday, Sept. 11 – at Penn State Berks (NEAC), 7 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 15 – host Morrisville State College (NEAC), 2 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 15 – host Lancaster Bible College (NEAC), 4 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 22 – at Cazenovia College (NEAC), TBA

Saturday, Sept. 22 – vs. Morrisville State College (NEAC) at Cazenovia College, TBA

Thursday, Sept. 27 – vs. Misericordia University at Marywood University, 6 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 27 – at Marywood University, 8 p.m.

Men’s tennis

Overall: 0-1

Saturday, Sept. 8 – at Susquehanna University, L, 9-0

Monday, Sept. 10 – at Misericordia University, 3 p.m.

Women’s tennis

Monday, Sept. 10 – at Misericordia University, 3 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 15 – at Susquehanna University, TBA

Golf

Wednesday, Sept. 12 – at Keuka College Invitational, 10 a.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 18 – at Elizabethtown Invitational, 1 p.m.

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