Share This Page

Campus clippings: Plum grads are hit for Penn State Behrend volleyball

| Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, 1:46 a.m.

A pair of Plum graduates have given Penn State Behrend women's volleyball a one-two punch.

Freshman outside hitter Alyssa Samarco had nine kills and six aces and senior setter Chelsea Magnusen added 25 assists, six digs and three blocks as Behrend (10-1) posted 3-0 shutouts against Keystone and D'Youville on the way to winning the Morrisville State Tournament.

Magnusen added 21 assists, 11 digs and a career-high eight aces in a 3-0 win over Cobleskill and earned tournament MVP honors. Samarco had seven kills and three blocks in a 3-0 win over Morrisville and was an all-tournament selection.

Football

Grove City

Senior free safetyJoe Diani (Leechburg) has 14 tackles, 11 solo, and intercepted a pass for the Wolverines (2-1).

Men's cross country

Pitt-Greensburg

Freshman Tyler Lookabaugh (Kiski Area) was named the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Male Runner of the Week after winning the Penn State Greater Allegheny Invitational. He finished the 8K race in 29:38.

Men's soccer

La Roche

Senior forward Chad Trozzi (Burrell) was named the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Player of the Week. He scored three goals across a pair of wins over Allegheny and St. Vincent.

Women's soccer

Gannon

Senior goalkeeperSarah Geffel (Kiski Area) has made five starts in goal and has 33 saves and a shutout for the Golden Knights (3-2, 3-2).

Pitt-Bradford

Freshman forward Krista Burdett (Knoch) scored her first collegiate goal in a 7-0 victory over Alfred.

Westminster

Sophomore goalie Maddy Frech (Kiski Area) notched her first shutout of the season, making four saves for the Titans (4-4) in a 1-0 victory over La Roche. Frech has 47 saves this season and a save percentage of .810.

Women's tennis

Sophomore Courtney Brennan (Valley) has a 6-2 record playing doubles this season and is 5-2 in singles matches.

Women's volleyball

Carlow

Local members of this year's team include sophomore outside hitter Carly Bonk (Valley), sophomore defensive specialist Kelsey Bonk (Valley) and freshmen outside hitters Kaylie Dilts (Kiski Area) and Lyndsey Weiser (Kiski Area). Weiser had planned to go to Clarion and play softball but changed her mind late in the summer.

— Bill Beckner Jr.

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.