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Hundreds gather to pray for victims of Seton Hill University bus crash

Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Flowers, other personal items and a lacrosse goal are used to create a memorial in honor of women's lacrosse head coach Kristina Quigley on Sunday, March 17, 2013, during the baseball game between Seton Hill and Alderson-Broaddus College in Greensburg.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Flowers, other personal items and a lacrosse goal are used to create a memorial in honor of women's lacrosse head coach Kristina Quigley on Sunday, March 17, 2013, during the baseball game between Seton Hill and Alderson-Broaddus College in Greensburg.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Seton Hill University baseball players pause for a moment of silence on Sunday, March, 17, 2013, in honor of women's lacrosse head coach Kristina Quigley, who was killed when the team's bus crashed on Saturday on the Pennsylvania Turnpike near Carlisle.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Seton Hill University baseball players pause for a moment of silence on Sunday, March, 17, 2013, in honor of  women's lacrosse head coach Kristina Quigley, who was killed when the team's bus crashed on Saturday on the Pennsylvania Turnpike near Carlisle.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Seton Hill University baseball player Bob Carbaugh (center) and his teammates pause for a moment of silence on Sunday, March 17, 2013, in honor of women's lacrosse head coach Kristina Quigley, who was killed when the team's bus crashed Saturday on the Pennsylvania Turnpike near Carlisle.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Seton Hill University baseball player Bob Carbaugh (center) and his teammates pause for a moment of silence on Sunday, March 17, 2013, in honor of women's lacrosse head coach Kristina Quigley, who was killed when the team's bus crashed Saturday on the Pennsylvania Turnpike near Carlisle.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Seton Hill University Executive Director of Athletics Chris Snyder places flowers at a memorial set up in honor of women's lacrosse head coach Kristina Quigley on Sunday, March 17, 2013.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Seton Hill University Executive Director of Athletics Chris Snyder places flowers at a memorial set up in honor of women's lacrosse head coach Kristina Quigley on Sunday, March 17, 2013.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Seton Hill University senior Alissa Jones places flowers at a memorial set up in honor of women's lacrosse head coach Kristina Quigley on Sunday, March 17, 2013, on the school's Greensburg campus.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Seton Hill University senior Alissa Jones places flowers at a memorial set up in honor of women's lacrosse head coach Kristina Quigley on Sunday, March 17, 2013, on the school's Greensburg campus.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Seton Hill University head baseball coach Marc Marizzaldi looks at a memorial on Sunday, March 17, 2013, that was set up in honor of women's lacrosse head coach Kristina Quigley, who was killed when the team's bus crashed on Saturday on the Pennsylvania Turnpike near Carlisle.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Seton Hill University head baseball coach Marc Marizzaldi looks at a memorial on Sunday, March 17, 2013, that was set up in honor of women's lacrosse head coach Kristina Quigley, who was killed when the team's bus crashed on Saturday on the Pennsylvania Turnpike near Carlisle.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Seton Hill University women's basketball players Meghan Mastroianni (left) and Paige Alviani pause on Sunday, March 17, 2013, after placing flowers at a memorial set up in honor of women's lacrosse head coach Kristina Quigley, who was killed when the team's bus crashed on Saturday on the Pennsylvania Turnpike near Carlisle.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Seton Hill University women's basketball players Meghan Mastroianni (left) and Paige Alviani pause on Sunday, March 17, 2013, after placing flowers at a memorial set up in honor of women's lacrosse head coach Kristina Quigley, who was killed when the team's bus crashed on Saturday on the Pennsylvania Turnpike near Carlisle.
Evan R. Sanders | Tribune-Review - Members of the Seton Hill women's lacrosse team become emotional on Sunday, March 17, 2013, during a memorial Mass for victims of Saturday's bus crash on the turnpike.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Evan R. Sanders  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Members of the Seton Hill women's lacrosse team become emotional on Sunday, March 17, 2013, during a memorial Mass for victims of Saturday's bus crash on the turnpike.
Evan R. Sanders | Tribune-Review - Members of the Seton Hill women's lacrosse team become emotional on Sunday, March 17, 2013, during a memorial Mass on the Greensburg campus for victims of Saturday's crash on the turnpike.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Evan R. Sanders  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Members of the Seton Hill women's lacrosse team become emotional on Sunday, March 17, 2013, during a memorial Mass on the Greensburg campus for victims of Saturday's crash on the turnpike.
Evan R. Sanders | Tribune-Review - St. Joseph's Chapel on Seton Hill's campus was filled with mourners for coach Kristina Quigley, and driver Anthony Guaetta, along with those injured in Saturday’s bus crash involving the Seton Hill women’s lacrosse team on Sunday, March 17, 2013. The bus was traveling on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, to a match being played at Millersville University on Saturday and crashed, taking the life of Quigley and her unborn son, along with the driver of the bus.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Evan R. Sanders  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>St. Joseph's Chapel on Seton Hill's campus was filled with mourners for coach Kristina Quigley, and driver Anthony Guaetta, along with those injured in Saturday’s bus crash involving the Seton Hill women’s lacrosse team on Sunday, March 17, 2013.  The bus was traveling on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, to a match being played at Millersville University on Saturday and crashed, taking the life of Quigley and her unborn son, along with the driver of the bus.
Evan R. Sanders | Tribune-Review - The Rev. Jeremiah O'Shea (front) delivers the homily with Greensburg Catholic Diocese Bishop Lawrence Brandt (back) during a memorial Mass on Sunday, March 17, 2013, for the victims of Saturday's bus crash on the turnpike.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Evan R. Sanders  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>The Rev. Jeremiah O'Shea (front) delivers the homily with Greensburg Catholic Diocese Bishop Lawrence Brandt (back) during a memorial Mass on Sunday, March 17, 2013, for the victims of Saturday's bus crash on the turnpike.
Evan R. Sanders | Tribune-Review - Members of the Seton Hill women's lacrosse team become emotional on Sunday, March 17, 2013, during a memorial Mass for the victims of Saturday's bus crash on the turnpike.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Evan R. Sanders  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Members of the Seton Hill women's lacrosse team become emotional on Sunday, March 17, 2013, during a memorial Mass for the victims of Saturday's bus crash on the turnpike.

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Sunday, March 17, 2013, 11:12 p.m.
 

The Seton Hill University community came together Sunday night to console each other in grieving the death of lacrosse coach Kristina Quigley and her unborn child, who were killed in a bus accident along the Pennsylvania Turnpike Saturday morning near Carlisle.

“We are a family here. We wanted to show our support. The girls lacrosse team is hurting. We are here for them,” said Michael Parente, 18, of Penn Hills, who echoed the sentiments of many at the Mass at St. Joseph Chapel on the Greensburg campus.

In a touching memorial Mass attended by more than 650 students, university officials and community leaders who crammed into St. Joseph Chapel, lined the walls, filled the chapel lobby and flowed down a flight of steps, Greensburg Catholic Diocese Bishop Lawrence Brandt extended his sympathy to the entire Seton Hill community, asking that the Lord be a merciful judge to those who were killed in the crash – Quigley, 30, of Greensburg; her unborn child and the bus driver, Anthony Guaetta, 61, of Johnstown.

Good Friday, which will be observed March 29, is a “tremendous truth to console us,” said Brandt.

“If we unite our suffering with that of Jesus Christ through prayer, we will receive the strength of God to carry our cross, no matter how heavy,” Brandt said in brief remarks.

Quigley, a Baltimore native in her second season coaching the women's lacrosse team, was killed while en route to a match at Millersville University in Millersville. Three of her 23 players on the bus were hospitalized with injuries. In a show of support, members of Quigley's lacrosse team attended the Mass wearing their uniforms and sat near the altar.

Michele Ridge, chair of the Seton Hill board of trustees and the wife of former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge, extended prayers for Quigley, her unborn child; her husband, Glenn; their son, Gavin; Guaetta; and the women's lacrosse team.

The Rev. Jeremiah O'Shea, Seton Hill chaplain, asked that the “souls of Christina Quigley, her unborn baby” ... “rest in the arms of the Lord.”

Seton Hill University President JoAnne Boyle was unable to attend the Mass, but said in a statement that “the Seton Hill community is deeply touched by the hundreds of e-mails and phone calls from alumni, college and university presidents, athletic directos and friends conveying messages of heartfelt sympathy and concern for Kristina Quigley's family, our lacrosse players and coaches and all of our students.”

St. Vincent College President Brother Norman W. Hipps said he wanted to attend the Mass to show the support for Seton Hill.

Hipps said he knows the affect of a death of a coach on the college community. St. Vincent College's women's basketball coach, Kristen Zawacki, died on Christmas Day 2010, of an apparent heart attack.

In a show of support, athletes from Seton Hill's other sports teams attended the Mass.

“We know what it's like to be a team. Our heart goes out to the them,” said one member of the men's track team, who declined to be identified.

Athletes from Mercyhurst University in Erie and the men's lacrosse team from Robert Morris University in Moon traveled to the Seton Hill campus for the memorial service.

Prior to the Mass, mourners visited a tribute set up next to the campus baseball field Sunday afternoon.

Bouquets of flowers, stuffed animals, a lacrosse stick, a whistle and a candle sit in front of a team photo and signs reading “In memoriam – Kristina Quigley – Forever a Griffin” and “It is in times of great tragedy when the true spirit of Seton Hill unites us as one.”

A couple of university coaches came up with the idea for the tribute, said Chris Snyder, athletic director at Seton Hill. He said anybody is welcome to leave something.

Before the first pitch of Sunday's men's baseball game on campus, the teams and fans observed a moment of silence.

On Seton Hill's Greensburg campus Sunday afternoon, mourners visited a tribute set up next to the campus baseball field.

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