The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

September 15, 2013

Local sports in brief — Sept. 15, 2013


Pitt-Johnstown women defeated

Bloomsburg University scored three goals in the first 23 minutes to build a 3-0 half time lead enroute to a 4-1 PSAC victory at Pitt-Johnstown on Saturday.

The Lady Cats dropped to 0-4-0 overall, 0-4-0 in the PSAC.

Jenna Fisher took Taylor Gernstendfield’s pass from midfield and turned it into a breakaway goal to open the scoringl 17 minutes into the match. Fisher then assisted on Jessy Shober’s goal three minutes later, before Chrissy Hollan received a cross from Julia Rios and scored to put Bloomsburg up 3-0 at the half.

Pitt-Johnstown fought back with its first goal of the season from Jackie Becerra off of a penalty kick in the 51st minute.

However, Bloomsburg answered with an insurance goal from Fisher in the 81st minute to set the final score 4-1.

Lee Ann Gorman took the loss in net for Pitt-Johnstown after making 10 saves and allowing all four goals.

Late goal costs UPJ men’s team

Bloomsburg University’s Garrett Latimer scored the lone goal of the match in the 79th minute to lead the visiting Huskies to a 1-0 PSAC victory over the Mountain Cats on Saturday.

Pitt-Johnstown fell to 0-3-0 overall and 0-2-0 in the conference.

Latimer scored on a long cross from Michael Del Sordi with just under 12 minutes left to play to give Bloomsburg the win.

Tim Ofman made four saves, while allowing the one goal for the Mountain Cats.

Bernie Roell secured the shutout for Bloomsburg, which outshot Pitt-Johnstown 27-7. Roell was only forced to make four saves.

With the victory Bloomsburg improved to 2-2-0 overall and 1-1-0 in the PSAC.

The Mountain Cats will host non-conferences matches against

Anderson-Broadus (WV) College on Wednesday at 2 p.m. and Chowan (NC)

University on Saturday at 5 p.m.


Penn Highlands scores sweep

MONACA – Penn Highlands used a complete team effort to sweep the Lady Titans of the Community College of Beaver County, 25-12, 25-23, and 25-20.

Kelly Howard led the Lady Black Bears with four kills, nine digs and 12 service points while teammate Tynesha Smith added seven kills, four blocks, and two service points.

Audrey Kilne contributed six kills, 10 digs, and 11 service points.  Kayla Maust had seven kills, five digs, and five service points. Bri Tentini added 14 digs, 14 assists, and 13 service points, and Desarae Margucci netted 10 digs, while Darla Pollino added two kills and six assists.

Penn Highlands, 1-2 for the season and in the Western Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference, will travel to Westmoreland County Community College on Thursday.

UPJ women notch victory

Marissa Erminio and Kelsey Shanabrook combined for 21 kills to lead Pitt-Johnstown to a 25-16, 25-20, 25-18 sweep over West Virginia Wesleyan in Saturday’s second round of the Shepherd Tournament.

Pitt-Johnstown improved to 5-1.

Erminio had a team-high 11 kills, while Shanabrook added 10 kills.  The Lady Cats also got seven kills and three blocks from Ashley DiRado.

   Allison Mondorff collected 34 set assists, and Brittany Saetre tallied seven digs in the victory.