District college notes: St. Vincent's Tonzo, Poole earn victories on track

Paul Schofield
| Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 9:01 p.m.

St. Vincent runners Vincent Tonzo and Chansler Poole took first place in the 800 and the 1,500, respectively, at the Dave Labor Invitational hosted by Slippery Rock University on Friday.

Tonzo was the fastest among 28 runners in the 800 with a run of 1:54.79 despite rainy weather.

Poole's time of 3:57.49 in the 1,500 was more than two seconds faster than the second-place finisher.

In the 3,000 Steeplechase, Nick Killen took third place in 10:21.94. Jimmy Farnan was next in 10:31.85.

And the St. Vincent 1,600 relay team finished second in a time 3:30.57.

SVC tennis team stays hot

The St. Vincent men's tennis team improved to 4-1 in the Presidents' Athletic Conference and 6-1 overall with a 6-3 win at Thomas More College.

Three of the six singles matches went to a tiebreaker, with SVC capturing all three points. SVC won two of three doubles matches, with victories earned by the duos of Sean Malone/Chris Andrejcik and Patrick McGee/Dalton Yezovich.

In singles, McGee was a straight-set winner in the No. 6 position. Malone, Tyler Brinton and Yezovich each split the first two sets before earning a 10-point tiebreaker win to secure the Bearcats victory.

Earlier in the week, St. Vincent squeezed past Washington & Jefferson, 5-4.

SVC softball splits their games

St. Vincent opened the Presidents' Athletic Conference schedule by splitting doubleheaders against Thiel and Washington & Jefferson.

The Bearcats defeated Thiel, 4-2, but lost the second game 10-0. Against Washington & Jefferson, the Bearcats allowed 12 runs in the final three innings of a 12-2 loss. Sarah Swettlen homered in the game.

In the nightcap, Ally Vrcek tossed a four-hitter and struck out seven in a 3-1 victory against W&J. Becky Deane had two RBIs on two singles.

St. Vincent is 16-6 overall and 2-2 in the conference.

SVC men win golf invitational

The St. Vincent men's golf team placed second at the Grove City Invitational on April 4, losing to the hosts on a scorecard playoff, and then won the Thiel Invitational on April 5.

Derek Lingafelt tied for third with a 4-over 76, a shot behind the winner. Grove City and St. Vincent each finished with a 320.

Micah Markatone led the Bearcats at Thiel with a 75. Tim Barto and Jake Reed each had a 77 and Ben Biss a 78. The Bearcats finished with a 317.

The girls squad also participated at the Thiel Invitational and ended up third. Sarah Rebitch had a 95 for the Bearcats.

SVC baseball drops close games

The St. Vincent baseball team had its three-game winning streak snapped with a pair of 6-5 losses at Bethany.

The week began with a split against Waynesburg and then a doubleheader sweep of Geneva.

The Bearcats are 9-13 overall and 4-5 in the Presidents' Athletic Conference.

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