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Westmoreland campus clippings: McKinley makes impact at Westminster

Bill Beckner Jr.
| Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
Westminster senior running back Dominique McKinley, a Greensburg Salem graduate, has rushed for a team-high 421 yards and six touchdowns this season.
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Westminster senior running back Dominique McKinley, a Greensburg Salem graduate, has rushed for a team-high 421 yards and six touchdowns this season.

Westminster senior running back Dominique McKinley (Greensburg Salem) has left his mark in the Titans' backfield and the program.

McKinley moved into fourth on the school's all-time rushing list with 3,367 yards after running for a season-high 116 in the Titans' 20-14 victory over Geneva on Saturday.

Men's swimming

Penn State Behrend

Junior Mark Patterson (Norwin) registered four wins as Behrend topped Baldwin Wallace, 188-98. He won the 200-yard freestyle, 200 backstroke and 500 freestyle and also contributed to victory in the 200 free relay.

Women's swimming

Gannon

Junior Courteney Hubert (Norwin) helped the 400-yard freestyle relay team to a win at the Allegheny Invitational in a time of 3 minutes, 38.92 seconds.

Women's volleyball

Penn State Behrend

Senior middle hitter Kylie McSwaney (Greensburg Salem) was named to the All-AMCC third team. She was second in the conference in service aces (49) and 10th in blocks (48).

In a match against Misericordia, she was 13 for 13 on kill attempts with no errors.

Men's soccer

Penn State Behrend

Sophomore goalkeeper Chris Ralph (Franklin Regional) made six saves as the Lions downed Penn State Harrisburg, 3-1, to advance in the ECAC tournament. Ralph added four stops in the quarterfinals, but the Lions lost to Grove City, 1-0, to finish the season at 16-5-1.

Wrestling

Arizona State

Redshirt sophomore 157-pounder Josh Shields (Franklin Regional) picked up one of only three victories by the Sun Devils in a 31-12 loss to No. 3 Ohio State. For the Buckeyes, sophomore Luke Pletcher (Latrobe) won a decision at 133 pounds.

Penn State

Freshman Jerod Verkleeren (Hempfield) won the 149-pound title at the Binghamton Bearcat Open in Vestal, N.Y. Competing unattached, he went 5-0 with two technical falls.

Pitt

Redshirt freshman Micky Phillipi (Derry) opened the season with a title at the Eastern Michigan Open. The 133-pounder finished 4-0 and upset No. 11 Korbin Myers of Edinboro, 1-0.

Phillipi is a transfer from Virginia, where he finished 22-7 last season in open tournaments.

Pitt-Johnstown

Redshirt sophomore Devin Austin (Penn-Trafford), ranked No. 11 in the country in D-II at 165 pounds, picked up a technical fall, No. 5 Chris Eddins (Greensburg Salem), a sophomore, won a major decision at 141, and No. 2 Tyler Reinhart (Greensburg Salem) also won by technical fall as the Mountain Lions won their home opener, 37-13, over West Liberty.

Men's basketball

Saint Vincent

The Bearcats were tabbed the conference favorite in the PAC preseason coaches poll. SVC finished 21-7 last season (15-3 PAC) and finished runner-up in the PAC Tournament.

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