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District Notebook: Duquesne volleyball off to fast start

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By Mike Palm
Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, 6:52 p.m.

• The Duquesne women's volleyball team (15-5) is 4-0 in Atlantic 10 action, its best conference start since 1993. The Dukes visit George Washington at 7 p.m. Friday.

• The Point Park women's soccer team, in its eighth year, set a program record with its sixth win of the season, a 7-0 victory at Midway (Ky.) The Pioneers (6-2-0) can improve their mark at 3 p.m. Friday at Salem International.

• The No. 2 Gannon men's soccer team (9-1) had its best start since 1996 snapped with a 3-1 loss to Ashland on Thursday.

• The Gannon women's soccer team (8-2-1), ranked No. 15 in NCAA Division II, tied a school record with its eighth shutout of the season in a 6-0 win over Millersville on Friday.

• The Penn State Behrend men's soccer team is off to the best start in school history with a 10-1 record after beating Medaille, 3-2, in overtime on Wednesday.

• Pitt-Johnstown's Janna Stoup scored five goals last week, including game-winners against Wheeling Jesuit, West Liberty and Ohio Valley. Charleston snapped UPJ's four-game winning streak with a 1-0 win over the Mountain Cats (8-3) on Tuesday.

• Westminster junior Aaron Sutton became the first runner from the school to win a meet in 10 years when he took first with a time of 26:58 at the Bethany Invitational on Saturday.

• The Penn State women's hockey team will open its inaugural season at 2 p.m. Saturday at Vermont.

• The Allegheny men's cross country team, led by top overall finisher Bobby Over (26:01), took the team title at the Dickinson Long and Short Invitational.

• The Grove City men's cross country team placed eight runners in the top 13 to win the seven-team Bethany College Invitational on Saturday. The Grove City women also won, placing eight runners in the top 17.

• Washington & Jefferson senior Scott Ryan took second in Lehigh's Paul Short Invitational (8k) on Sept. 28 with a time of 25:49. He has finished among the top three in all three races this fall. Next up is the Carnegie Mellon Invitational on Saturday.

• Seton Hill hired Brian Tucker, a former assistant at Bloomsburg, as its wrestling coach.

• Penn State Behrend's Haley Hughes set a school record (15:51.7) in the 4K at the Dickinson Invitational.

• Washington & Jefferson men's soccer coach Ian McDonald picked up his 200th career win when the Presidents beat Franciscan, 2-1, on Sept. 27. He has a 200-171-30 record in 22 seasons.

• Point Park volleyball coach Mike Bruno recorded his 300th career win when the Pioneers beat Ursuline, 3-0, on Sept. 27.

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