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District college notes: St. Vincent cross country running strong

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Local runners for the St. Vincent women's cross country team include, from left, Rachel Denino, Shaina Contic and Meghan Obusek.

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St. Vincent gameday

vs. Geneva

1 p.m. Saturday

Chuck Noll Stadium, Latrobe

TV/radio: WCNS-AM (1480)

Records: Washington & Jefferson (5-2, 4-1 Presidents Athletic Conference), St. Vincent (0-6, 0-4 PAC).

Notable: W&J has bounced back after dropping a 24-19 decision to Bethany. The Presidents defeated Thomas More, 45-21, and Westminster, 38-6. .. Quarterback Ben Bliss passed for 264 yards and four touchdowns against Westminster. Running back Dion Wiegand rushed for 157 yards. … W&J won the 2012 meeting against St. Vincent, 40-14. … Hempfield grad Bryce Merrill had eight tackles and an interception. … Quarterback Andy Borgen threw for 289 yards and three touchdowns for St. Vincent in a 40-30 loss at Geneva. … St. Vincent has lost 17 consecutive games.

Seton Hill gameday

at Clarion

1 p.m. Saturday

Memorial Stadium, Clarion

Records: Seton Hill (0-7, 0-4 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference-Western), Clarion (3-4, 1-3 PSAC-Western)

Notable: Seton Hill will play its fifth quarterback, after all have been lost to injuries. Converted WR Jarvis McClam rushed for 69 yards from the quarterback spot after replacing Rafal Garcarz, who injured his ankle. Garcarz also was a converted WR. … Linebacker Chase Parker had 10 solo tackles. … Clarion is on a four-game losing streak, falling to Gannon, California, East Stroudsburg and Slippery Rock. … Running back Bobby Thomas rushed for two touchdowns and 70 yards in a 34-13 loss at Slippery Rock. … All-American defensive end Julian Howsare had two interceptions. … Seton Hill has lost 20 consecutive games. … California is 4-47 since 2008, the school's only winning season.

Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

The St. Vincent women's cross country team placed 11th at the sixth annual Gettysburg Invitational on Saturday.

Freshman Shiana Contic (Greensburg Salem/Greensburg) was first across the line for St. Vincent, placing 41st overall in a time of 24 minutes, 28 seconds.

Junior Carly Meholic (Latrobe/Latrobe) was the fourth runner across the finish line for St. Vincent, placing 12th in 26:22. Sophomore Meghan Obusek (Greensburg Central Catholic/Mt. Pleasant) rounded out the scoring, finishing 151st in 27:09.

Also competing was sophomore Rachel Denino (Greensburg Central Catholic/Greensburg), who finished 203rd in 28.35.

Dickinson was first with 32 points, followed by Shippensburg with 125. There were 27 teams in the race.

Stadelman reaches season-high

Senior hitter Kayla Stadelman recorded a season-high 18 kills in leading St. Vincent to a 3-1 victory against Thiel in women's volleyball action.

St. Vincent is now 11-4 in its past 15 matches and improved to 14-12 overall and 3-9 in the Presidents Athletic Conference. Senior libero Megan Lucas had a game-high 35 digs, and sophomore Brittany George added 16.

The team split matches Saturday, defeating Penn State-Fayette, 3-0, but falling to Geneva, 3-1.

Neish records winner

Junior midfielder Abbey Neish (Hempfield Area/Greensburg) scored the only goal in the 81st minute to lead St. Vincent to a 1-0 victory against Thiel in women's soccer action.

Goalkeeper Cassie Overly (Hempfield Area/Greensburg) recorded her fifth shutout of the season and made three saves.

The victory improved the Bearcats to 7-6-1 overall and 2-2-1 in the Presidents Athletic Conference.

The St. Vincent men's soccer team also defeated Thiel, 4-0. Kevin Proctor had two goals and an assist for St. Vincent.

Lil' Dribblers Clinic

Seton Hill University women's basketball team will hold a Lil' Dribblers Clinics for girls ages 3 to 8 from 10:30 a.m. to noon Nov. 29, Dec. 30 and Jan. 20 at Salvitti Gym in the McKenna Center. Cost is $15 and each player will get a basketball. For information, contact Mark Katarski at or 724-830-1134.

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