Weekend District College Top 10: Slippery Rock football survives record-setting day by Gannon RB Marc Jones
1. No. 21 Slippery Rock overcomes record day by Gannon RB
Senior Tanner Garry (Fort Cherry) went 33 of 51 for 518 yards — the second-best single-game total in SRU history — and five touchdowns in a 49-45 victory Saturday. Garry hit senior Marcus Johnson (University Prep) for a 73-yard touchdown pass with 1 minute, 36 seconds left for the winning score. Gannon junior Marc Jones ran for a PSAC-record 354 yards and broke the school record with 449 all-purpose yards. He had five touchdowns. Johnson had 10 receptions for 183 yards and tied his school record with four TD catches. He added an 88-yard touchdown on a kickoff return. Slippery Rock (4-0, 1-0) hosts No. 5 Cal (Pa.) (4-0, 1-0) at 6 p.m. Saturday.
2. No. 5 Cal (Pa.) football rallies past Seton Hill
Senior quarterback Michael Keir ran for a 2-yard touchdown with 18.8 seconds left as the Vulcans escaped 44-41 in a PSAC West game Saturday. Cal (4-0, 1-0) had 199 rushing yards, including 129 and two touchdowns by senior Nick Grissom. Senior Christian Strong threw for 476 yards and five touchdowns for Seton Hill (0-4, 0-1).
3. No. 6 IUP picks apart Edinboro
The Crimson Hawks intercepted Fighting Scots standout quarterback Jake Sisson five times, and redshirt junior quarterback Lenny Williams Jr. (Sto-Rox) threw for 274 yards and a career-best four touchdowns in IUP's 38-7 win in the PSAC on Saturday. Sophomore linebacker Damon Lloyd had two of the interceptions for the Crimson Hawks (4-0, 1-0), and sophomore linebacker Nick Amendola (Norwin) recorded 14 tackles.
4. Grove City football ends 33-game skid
Sophomore running back Wesley Schools had 177 yards and three touchdowns as the Wolverines topped St. Vincent, 24-14, on Saturday to give second-year coach Andrew DiDonato his first victory. The Wolverines (1-3, 1-1 PAC) recorded five sacks and held the Bearcats to 233 yards, the fewest by a Grove City opponent since 2012. St. Vincent dropped to 2-2, 1-1.
5. Another 200-yard game for Geneva's Marshall
Junior Trewon Marshall (Quaker Valley) finished with 227 yards rushing and three touchdowns to lift the Golden Tornadoes past Thiel, 33-24, in a PAC game Saturday. The Tomcats had a chance to tie the score late, but Geneva blocked a field-goal attempt, and Zach Hall returned it for a touchdown. Marshall upped his season rushing total to 824, which is third among all divisions. Geneva evened its record at 2-2, 2-1. Junior Nick Barca (Baldwin) had 215 yards rushing for Thiel (1-3, 1-1).
6. Passing game leads Carnegie Mellon past Thomas More
Senior receiver John Prather became the Tartans' all-time leader in receptions, and junior quarterback Alex Cline threw for three touchdowns and ran for another Saturday in CMU's 37-17 victory over the defending Presidents' Athletic Conference champion Saints (1-3, 0-2). Prather had five catches for 114 yards and a touchdown, giving him 152 receptions for his career. Brian Carlock (1970-73) held the previous mark with 148. The Tartans (4-0, 2-0) will look for their first 5-0 start since 2006 when they visit Bethany at 2 p.m. Saturday.
7. Slippery Rock, IUP field hockey pull upsets
Senior Kailee Krupski scored with 2:53 left as The Rock knocked off No. 3 West Chester, 4-3, on Saturday in their PSAC opener. Slippery Rock (6-3) equaled its win total from each of the past two seasons. IUP, meanwhile, beat No. 6 Millersville, 1-0, on a goal by junior Kalista Gioglio in the 54th minute. The Crimson Hawks improved to 4-4.
8. Pitt volleyball goes 2-0 in ACC, gives coach 100th win with team
The Panthers (9-4, 2-0 ACC) defeated Boston College and Syracuse over the weekend to extend their winning streak to six. Pitt beat the Golden Eagles, 3-1, on Sunday, with sophomore Nika Markovic recording 17 kills, six blocks and nine digs. On Friday, fifth-year coach Dan Fisher earned the milestone victory after a 3-1 triumph against the Orange. Markovic had 19 kills, and senior Mariah Bell had 14.
9. Duquesne women's soccer edges previously unbeaten Saint Louis
Junior Casey Aunkst (Penn-Trafford) and senior Linnea Faccenda scored in the Dukes' 2-0 home victory in the Atlantic 10 on Sunday. Junior Kyra Murphy (Canon-McMillan) made 10 saves for Duquesne (5-3-2, 1-1). Saint Louis (9-1-1, 1-1) entered as one of only six undefeated NCAA Division I teams in the nation.
10. W&J women prevail in double overtime
Junior defender Nicole Walters (Seneca Valley) scored on a header off a corner kick by senior Josie Madden (Elizabeth Forward) in the 104th minute to propel Washington & Jefferson past Case Western, 2-1, in a nonconference game Sunday. The Presidents improved to 4-3-1.
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