Razanauskas finishes strong at PAC championships
Senior runner Andrew Razanauskas (Seneca Valley) finished fourth out of more than 100 runners to help St. Vincent College capture its fourth consecutive Presidents' Athletic Conference men's cross country championships at Chatham's Eden Hall Campus in Gibsonia.
Razanauskas ran the course in 26 minutes and 22.20 seconds.
Grove City finished in second place, and freshman Andrew Mascio (Seneca Valley) finished 49th with a time of 28:47.00. Also among local competitors, Westminster sophomore K.J. McCrea (Knoch) finished in 74th place in 30:39.5.
Senior midfielder Christopher Karns (Mars) scored his second goal of the season for California (Pa.) in its season-ending 6-2 loss to Millersville. Cal finished 7-10-1 and 4-6-1 in PSAC play.
• Geneva sophomore Sean Bernardi (Butler) recently was named Presidents' Athletic Conference offensive player of the week. Bernardi was honored after registering a hat trick against St. Vincent.
• Pitt senior forward Ryan McKenzie (Mars) had a goal and an assist in the Panthers' 9-0 victory against Howard. It was Pitt's first win of the season after an 0-10-4 start.
• Penn State Behrend forward Anthony Crivelli (Seneca Valley) scored his team-leading 10th goal to help his team advance to the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference championship game with a 3-0 win over La Roche.
Gannon sophomore Mani Brueckner (Mars) was named to the Capital One Academic All-District II women's soccer first team, and she was named the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference athlete of the year. Brueckner will move to the national ballot for Academic All-America consideration. An engineering major, Brueckner has a 3.98 cumulative GPA. She also was selected PSAC athlete and freshman of the year in 2012, becoming only the second player in conference history to win both awards in the same season.
• Freshman Jordyn White scored Grove City's only goal in a 2-1 loss to Thomas More in the team's regular-season finale. White had two goals and four assists for eight points in the regular season. Teammate Sam Weber (Freeport) had four goals, including one game-winner.
• Sophomore goaltender Taylor Troyan (Butler) recently was named the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference defensive player of the week.
Women's cross country
Indiana (Pa.) freshman runner Maggie McChesney (Mars) finished 11th with a time of 23:53.90 in the Lock Haven Go Fast River Run. She helped IUP to a third-place finish in the event.
Slippery Rock senior Sarah Beals (Seneca Valley) led her team to a 3-1 win in a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference West win at Mercyhurst. Beals led Slippery Rock with 16 kills and a .389 attack percentage.
• Mars resident Megan Prybyl had a double-double with 10 kills and 11 digs (plus 3 blocks) for Westminster, which defeated St. Vincent, 3-2, in the first round of the Presidents' Athletic Conference tournament. St. Vincent junior setter Anna Christy (Freeport) had 19 assists in the loss.