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Campus clippings: Springdale's Liberto finds end zone for Clarion

| Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, 1:01 a.m.

Running back Chris Liberto is working his way back into action after a slow-starting sophomore season at Clarion (3-2).

Maybe it's only natural. His nickname was “Turtle” in high school.

The Springdale graduate scored his first collegiate touchdown Saturday in the Golden Eagles' 48-28 loss at East Stroudsburg.

Liberto, known for his strong inside running and durability, had a productive season as a true freshman. He ran for 201 yards on 64 carries, including a 90-yard game against Edinboro.

Coaches considered redshirting him this season, and that was the plan until Liberto was called back to the active roster.

Thiel

Junior middle linebacker Wes Schmidt (Kittanning) made nine tackles, including one for a loss, and broke up a pass, in a 35-21 loss to Waynesburg.

Waynesburg

Junior tight end Zac Capan (Deer Lakes) has 16 receptions for 108 yards and a touchdown, and teammate Jake DiGuilio (Plum), a freshman fullback, has two catches, including one for a score.

Men's soccer

Slippery Rock

Senior midfielder Zach Hall (Deer Lakes) has a team-leading nine points — three goals and three assists — for the 17th-ranked Rock (6-1-1).

Women's soccer

Gannon

Senior goalkeeper Sarah Geffel (Kiski Area) won her sixth game of the season as Gannon (6-2), ranked No. 25 in the country, upset No. 11 Slippery Rock, 2-1. She made two saves in the win.

Westminster

Sophomore goalkeeper Madeline Frech (Kiski Area) picked up her second shutout of the season and made nine saves in the Titans' 1-0 victory over Washington & Jefferson. She is 4-4 this season.

Men's cross country

Penn State Behrend

Senior Denis Lydon (Plum) was his team's top finisher at the Paul Short White 8K in grueling heat and humidity Saturday. According to Behrend's athletic department, several runners had to be hospitalized, but Lydon finished 13th in 28:56.

Women's volleyball

Penn State Behrend

With a stat line that included 28 assists, 11 digs and six blocks, senior setter Chelsea Magnusen (Plum) helped Behrend (13-3) down Medaille, 3-1.

Women's golf

Coastal Carolina

With rounds of 71, 78 and 77, junior Nadia Luttner (Fox Chapel) helped lead the Chanticleers to a third-place finish at the Challenge at Onion Creek in Austin, Texas. Luttner tied for 25th in the players' tournament.

Men's golf

Gannon

Freshman Bill Clark (Valley) posted rounds of 85 and 79 to help the Knights finish 10th at the Mercyhurst Invitational. Clark finished tied for 55th individually.

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