District college notebook: Mercyhurst men's soccer team set for NCAA semifinals
College Football Videos
Keeper Mikko Sarkkinen improved to 4-0-0 — with three of his wins coming in the postseason — as the Mercyhurst men's soccer team advanced to the NCAA Division II semifinals with a 2-1 win over Southern New Hampshire on Sunday.
Mercyhurst (17-5-1) is in the national semis for the third time in program history. The Lakers face Lynn (16-2-1) at 11 a.m. Thursday in Evans, Ga.
• Point Park's Jeroen Walstra was named the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference's Coach of the Year.
• Carnegie Mellon junior quarterback Rob Kalkstein, a Gateway graduate, was named University Athletic Association (UAA) Offensive Player of the Year.
• Penn State senior Kelsey Amy earned first-team All-American honors for the second consecutive season, while sophomore Laura Gebhart made the second team, and junior Brittany Grzywacz was third team.
• Junior Christine Bestland, who leads the nation in scoring with 34 points, helped No. 4 Mercyhurst (12-1-1) extend its winning streak to seven games with a pair of 4-0 shutouts of Yale last weekend. She also was named to Canada's national under-22/development team that will compete in the 2013 Meco Cup in January in Germany.
• The Chatham women's team (2-6-0) picked up its first NCAA win since the 2009-10 season with a 5-2 victory over Buffalo State College on Saturday.
• Penn State advanced to the Elite Eight by beating Michigan in a shootout Sunday night. The teams were tied, 1-1, through two overtimes, and Penn State won on penalty kicks, 3-2. The Nittany Lions (19-3-2) face Duke (15-5-2) at 7 p.m. Friday.
• Carlow's Marcus Pollidore was named the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference coach of the year after leading the team to a 13-1-1 season.
• California (Pa.) junior Clarissa Enslin swam the fastest 200 freestyle in Division II this season, finishing in 1 minute, 51.5 seconds at the Pittsburgh Invitational.
• Penn State (28-2, 18-1 Big Ten) clinched its ninth conference title in the past 10 seasons and a berth in the NCAA Tournament with a 3-0 sweep of Indiana on Nov. 16 in Bloomington, Ind. The NCAA brackets will be released Sunday.
• Pitt (17-14) closed its season with a four-set loss to Marquette (25-5) in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament Nov. 16.
• Temple became the first school to beat Duquesne at home this season, upsetting the Dukes, 3-2, in the Atlantic 10 quarterfinals on Nov. 16. The Dukes (22-11) had been 13-0 at Palumbo Center before their season was ended by the Owls.
• Second-seeded Seton Hill fell, 3-0, to Wheeling Jesuit in the WVIAC championship on Saturday.
• Gannon (28-5) received the No. 2 seed for the NCAA Division II Atlantic Regional tournament, setting up a match with seventh-seeded Gannon (25-10) at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Wheeling Jesuit. No. 3 California (Pa.) (28-7) is matched with No. 6 Shippensburg (27-11) at noon, and No. 4 Clarion (23-11) faces No. 5 Lock Haven (26-10) at 5 p.m..
• Allegheny junior Bobby Over took second place at the NCAA Division III championships Saturday in Terre Haute, Ind. Over completed the race in 24:34.8, for Allegheny's highest national finish ever. Freshman Logan Steiner took 36th to help the Gators claim 15th place.
Washington & Jefferson's Kristen Galligan finished in 12th place with a time of 21:28.1, becoming the school's first All-American in cross country.
• Point Park's Dylan Grunn finished 190th with a time of 26:50 at the NAIA championship meet Saturday in Vancouver, Wash. On the women's side, Point Park's Hana Jiraskova took 217th (20:24) and Lindsay Dill was 235th (20:37).
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Pirates hit 3 HRs in rout of Red Sox
- McKeesport gardeners enjoy fruits of their labors
- 10 years ago, Hurricane Ivan brought record rain to region
- 2 men shot outside Duquesne bar
- Starkey: Two amazing Pirates fans
- Steelers defense a long way from ‘greatest of all time’
- Police chase ends with shooting in Bell Township; suspect wounded
- South Allegheny adds robotics course
- 150 attend East Allegheny teachers union forum
- Number of jobs in high-tech industry outpace workers in Pittsburgh, nation
- Pirates notebook: Castillo’s debut underscores challenges in Cuban market