Point Park sweeps UPJ
Visiting Point Park handed Pitt-Johnstown a 25-21, 25-16, 25-16 non-conference loss on Tuesday at the UPJ Sports Center. Kelsey Shanabrook had six kills to lead Pitt-Johnstown, now 13-7 on the season. With the sweep, Point Park raised its season record to 23-6.
Danielle Fleeger, Karen Schmidt, and Beth Kendera eachhad five kills. Schmidt and Kendera also added a block assist apiece.
Kayla Petrilla (13 assists) and Nikki Oakes (11 assists) combined for 24 set assists, while Kelsey Kohler finished with a team-best 22 digs.
Mount Aloysius notches victory
CRESSON - Mount Aloysius defeated Shenandoah 3-0 in a non-conference match-up, as part of a campus-wide Pink Out event for breast cancer awareness.
Chelsea Perehinec led Mount Aloysius with 14 digs, while Leland Espinoza recorded a game-high 11 kills. Lauren Oldham added 34 assists.
Mount Aloysius will travel to Pitt-Johnstown on Thursday, before closing out its regular season on Saturday at Medaille College.
Westmont out of state tourney
ALTOONA – District 3 representative Berks Catholic advanced to the quarterfinals of the PIAA Class AA tournament with a 5-0 sweep of Westmont Hilltop at Leopold Rec Center.
The Hilltoppers, champions of the Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference and District 6, finish their season at 17-2.
The Saints (18-3) picked up singles wins from Mariah Wardius, Lin Robertson and Spenser Corson with the duos of Andi Eways and Lauren Firely, and Tara Heummrich and Meg Lilley securing victories in doubles play.
Wardius topped Hannah Gleason 6-2, 6-1 with Robertson and Corson each taking 6-0, 6-0 wins over Bethany Carney and Ashley Kush respectively.
The Eways-Firely combo defeated Nicole Barnhart and Ellie Kane 6-1, 6-1 while Heummrich and Lilley dropped Seneca Koontz and Corrin Claycomb 6-0, 6-1.
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ACC-olades rolling in: Pitt’s Donald named league’s top defender
Pitt senior defensive tackle Aaron Donald, the national leader in tackles for loss, has been selected the 2013 Atlantic Coast Conference Defensive Player of the Year by the Atlantic Coast Conference Sports Media Association (ACSMA).
Irish too much for Lady Lions
Natalie Achonwa had 21 points and 10 rebounds to lead No. 4 Notre Dame in a 77-67 victory over No. 10 Penn State on Wednesday night.
Mountain Hawks outlast Red Flash
Tim Kempton scored 18 points and pulled down a career-high 15 rebounds as Lehigh took down St. Francis 57-50 on Wednesday night.
UPJ volleyball heads to NCAA Division II Regional
The fifth-seeded Pitt-Johnstown women’s volleyball team will open its first ever berth in the NCAA Division II Regional Tournament against fourth-seeded Shippensburg University beginning today at Wheeling Jesuit University.
Big second half leads UPJ past host Clarion
Nate Snodgrass scored 18 points, and Pitt-Johnstown outscored Clarion by 20 points over the final 16 minutes to earn a 78-68 comeback victory in the PSAC on the road.
Lady Cats get first PSAC win
Pitt-Johnstown built an 18-point halftime advantage en route to a 98-81 win at Clarion that earned the Lady Cats the program’s first PSAC victory.
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