The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Local Sports

September 8, 2007

Local sports briefs 9/9


Steelers ball helping charity

In commemoration of the 75th season of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Nikco Sports has produced a limited edition football.

The 75th Pittsburgh Steelers Anniversary Football will cost $99 with $7.50 of that fee being donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

The 5,000 footballs come with a certificate of authenticity and can be purchased two ways: By calling 1-800-345-2868 or by visiting www.nikcosport.

Local cable adds NFL Network

Atlantic Broadband announced in a press release Friday that it will carry the full NFL Network schedule, giving fans access to eight exclusive late-season NFL games.

Atlantic Broadband will air the network’s games beginning with the Nov. 22 Indianapolis-Atlanta matchup and including the Steelers’ Dec. 20 game with St. Louis.

The NFL Network will be available to digital service subscribers.


UPJ blanks Point Park

Sophomore forward Chrissy Burnsworth netted two goals and redshirt freshman goalkeeper Stephanie Paha made three saves to lead the Pitt-Johnstown women’s soccer team to its third consecutive shutout victory.

This time UPJ dealt visiting Point Park University a 2-0 loss Saturday afternoon to improve to 3-0.

Burnsworth netted her first goal and got the Lady Cats on the scoreboard in the 35th minute off of a corner kick.

Lauren Penn took the corner kick that bounced Alicia Zack onto Burnsworth’s foot, who beat Point Park goalkeeper Emily Temalewski.

Ten minutes later, Burnsworth scored unnassisted from a rebound off of a blocked shot to give UPJ a lead it did not relinquish.

Paha, who earned her second shutout, improved to 3-0 after facing seven shots and making three saves.

The Lady Cats outshot the Pioneers 31-7 for the match, including a 10-3 advantage in shots on goal.

UPJ will host Shepherd (W.Va.) University in a WVIAC conference match on Wednesday at 4 p.m., before traveling to the University of Findlay (Ohio) Tournament on Saturday and Sunday.

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