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St. Vincent gameday

vs. Grove City

1:30 p.m. Saturday

Robert E. Thorn Field, Grove City

TV/radio: WCNS-AM (1480)

Records: Grove City (3-5 overall, 1-5 Presidents Athletic Conference); St. Vincent (0-8, 0-6 PAC)

Notable: Grove City has dropped three consecutive games in which it has produced only one touchdown. Since defeating Westminster, 24-21, on Oct. 5, Grove City has lost to Waynesburg (38-0), Thomas More (38-0) and Geneva (38-7). The lone score was a 1-yard run by quarterback Brian Pell with 50 seconds left in the first half. Bobby Tuttle and Ben Mainwaring each made 15 tackles. … The Bearcats fell to Thomas More, 31-0. Bright spots were: Renny LaRue-Holloman had 13 tackles and an interception, Taylor Hayes-Leak had an interception and Mitchell DePellegrini recorded a sack. … St. Vincent has lost 19 consecutive games.

Seton Hill gameday

vs. Slippery Rock

12:30 p.m. Saturday

Offutt Field, Greensburg

Records: Seton Hill (0-9 overall, 0-6 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference-Western); Slippery Rock (8-1, 5-1 PSAC-Western)

Notable: Seton Hill fell to Gannon, 40-21, on Nov. 2 despite jumping out to a 14-0 lead when Norman Darden returned the opening kickoff 90 yards for a score and Khalil Howard caught a 10-yard pass from Jarvis McClam. ... Seton Hill has now lost 22 consecutive games. … Gannon took advantage of a turnover and two bad snaps in punt formation to grab a 21-4 lead. … McClam scored on a 5-yard run to tie the score at 21, before Gannon pulled away for the win. … Slippery Rock scored 21 points in the second quarter to pull away for a 35-17 victory against California (Pa.). … Quarterback Nigel Barksdale threw two touchdown passes and ran for another.

Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

The St. Vincent College men's cross country team captured its fourth consecutive Presidents' Athletic Conference championship Saturday at Chatham University. The Bearcats finished with 30 points, followed by Grove City with 59 and Waynesburg 93.

Senior Chansler Poole (Penn-Trafford), who finished second in 2012, won the individual title in a time of 25 minutes, 15 seconds. He was 24 seconds ahead of Grove City's Arleigh McRae.

Andrew Razanauskas finished fourth and Eric Porter (Mt. Pleasant) was seventh. The trio earned All-PAC first-team honors.

Earning second-team honors were Sawyer Palonder (eighth), Vincent Tonzo (10th), Brandon Holmes (11th) and Brandon Moretton (12th).

Andy Herr was named PAC Coach of the Year.

SVC women finish third

The St. Vincent College women's cross country team placed third at the Presidents' Athletic Conference championship Saturday at Chatham University.

Grove City won with 33 points, followed by Waynesburg with 75 and St. Vincent 89.

Genie Fratto (Latrobe) and Shaina Contic (Greensburg Salem) earned PAC-PAC first-team honors.

Fratto placed third overall and Contic was sixth.

Gina Valotta was named All-PAC honorable mention for placing 21st.

SVC volleyball back in tournament

The St. Vincent College women's volleyball team returned to the Presidents' Athletic Conference tournament after a year absence by earning a fifth seed with a 3-2 win against Grove City.

SVC was down 2-1 but won the final two games 25-16 and 15-11. The Bearcats played at Westminster on Tuesday.

Senior Emily Rosati had 17 kills and junior Anna Christy 31 assists for St. Vincent (16-15, 9-9).

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