The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


November 13, 2012

Local sports in brief 11/13/2012

JOHNSTOWN — Football

Abeid and Domonkos earn NEC honors

LORETTO – Anthony Abeid and Bishop McCort graduate Dane Domonkos played key roles in St. Francis’ 45-31 victory over Monmouth on Saturday.

On Monday, the pair were honored by the Northeast Conference.

Domonkos has the longest kickoff return by a player in the NEC since 2004 as his 97-yard touchdown broke a 7-7 tie and got the Red Flash (4-6) rolling. His kick return, which is tied for the longest in the 17-year history of the conference, earned him NEC Special teams Player of the Week honors. He was also named the College Football Performance Co-Kickoff Performer of the Week.

Abeid earned NEC Rookie of the Week accolades after he rushed for 119 yards and one touchdown on 18 carries.

St. Francis hosts Sacred Heart on Saturday at noon in its season finale.

Moot honored by PAC

Westminster junior linebacker Nate Moot earned honorable mention honors on the All-Presidents’ Athletic Conference team.

A Bishop McCort graduate, Moot finished the season with 67 tackles, two interceptions and two pass breakups.


Pitt-Johnstown loses in WVIAC Tourney

The Pitt-Johnstown women’s volleyball team and Davis & Elkins met for the second time in three days.

This time, however, the stakes were raised as the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament opened on Monday.

And 12th-seeded Davis & Elkins ended the Lady Cats’ season with a 13-25, 25-23, 13-25, 25-21, 15-13 victory at the Sports Center.

Ashley DiRado finished with 11 kills and seven block assists. Kelsey Shanabrook had 11 kills and 10 dogs for Pitt-Johnstown (18-8). Karen Schmidt finished with nine kills and 19 digs. Kelsey Kohler had 23 digs.

Davis & Elkins (5-21) played fourth-seeded Fairmont State in Thursday’s quarterfinals at the University of Charleston.

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