District college notebook: Duquesne midfielder named A-10 Rookie of the Week
By Jeff Vella
Published: Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, 10:24 p.m.
• Soccer midfielder Maddie Layman (North Allegheny) scored her first two career goals in a 3-0 victory over NJIT on Friday and was named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week on Monday. The Dukes (4-4-1) have won three straight.
• The men's cross country team earned the first team title in modern program history, winning the 10-team Chatham Invitational on Saturday. Sophomore Ben McAuley finished first, freshman Brendan Keany second and senior Jonathan Blatt fourth.
• The women's cross country squad had five runners finish in the top 12 and rolled to victory at the 12-team Chatham Invitational on Saturday. Freshman Emily Latimer led the way with a sixth-place finish.
• Sophomore soccer player Neco Brett had the ninth hat trick in team history Sunday, propelling the Colonials past Buffalo, 3-1. Brett, a forward from Jamaica, leads the Northeast Conference with 17 points and is tied for the lead with seven goals. Robert Morris (4-3-2) has won three straight.
• Senior golfer Derek Lingafelt (Penn-Trafford) had a two-day total of 144 to tie for first place and lead the Bearcats to the team title in the Presidents' Athletic Conference Fall Invitational on Monday at the Oak Tree Country Club. St. Vincent won by 16 strokes.
• Junior soccer player Bryan Weimerskirch (Springdale) had two goals and an assist to lead the Redhawks to a 3-2 victory in their Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference opener Saturday. He led the team with six goals and 14 points entering Tuesday's game.
• The No. 23 West Virginia women's soccer team knocked off No. 12 Baylor, 4-3, on Sunday to snap the Bears' 31-game unbeaten streak. A header by sophomore defender Cari Price in the 77th minute secured the win for the Mountaineers (8-2-2, 2-0 Big 12). Entering the game, Baylor had allowed one goal all season.
• Allegheny senior Oliver White finished with a 1-under-par 71 to take medalist honors and help the Gators win the eight-team Kenyon College Fall Invitational. All six of Allegheny's golfers finished in the top 18 of the 52-player field.
• Penn State sophomore swimmer Shane Ryan will compete for the U.S. against European All-Stars in the Mutual of Omaha Duel in the Pool from Dec. 20-21 in Glasgow, Scotland. Ryan earned a spot on Team USA based on his performances at the world championships trials in June.
• The Slippery Rock men's soccer team beat No. 22 Charleston, 3-0, on Sunday in The Rock's final nonconference game of the season. Junior midfielder Josh Brake (Mars) scored his first goal of the season for Slippery Rock (5-1-1).
• The Westminster women's tennis team improved to 11-0 with a shutout of Muskingum on Monday.
• The Washington & Jefferson women's soccer team (5-4) has won five straight.
• Edinboro soccer player Liz Debo (Norwin) scored three goals last week in two matches. She has five goals this season, which ranks second in the PSAC.
• The Presidents' Athletic Conference Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and the league's 10 schools will be at athletic events throughout October to collect contributions to help send four soccer teams to the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games, which are June 14-20 in New Jersey. The groups are working with Special Olympics Pennsylvania to help fund the state's five-a-side teams.
— Jeff Vella
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