District college notebook: Cal softball rallies to win PSAC title
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TOP PERFORMERSCal (Pa.)
• Senior Natalie Wideman hit the go-ahead homer in the sixth inning to help beat Shippensburg, 4-3, on Saturday and give Cal (Pa.) its first PSAC title since 2000. The Vulcans (35-5), whose 28-game winning streak was ended by Shippensburg on Friday, had to beat the Raiders twice for the title Saturday. In the first game, sophomore Lindsay Reicoff (Chartiers Valley) hit a two-run, walk-off homer in a 4-3 victory. No. 12 Cal received the top seed in the NCAA Division II Atlantic Regional and will host Winston-Salem State at 1 p.m. Friday.
Washington & Jefferson
• The Presidents (25-10) won three elimination games in the PAC Tournament on Friday to give them their first conference title since 2006. Sophomore pitcher Krista McCartney was named tournament MVP after earning the victory in all three games, including a 6-3 win over Geneva in the final. W&J received an automatic bid to the NCAA D-III Tournament and opens a four-team, double-elimination regional against host Trine at 3:30 p.m. Friday in Angola, Ind.
PSAC track and field championships
• Edinboro senior Tabitha Bemis (Quaker Valley) took first in the 100 hurdles and triple jump and was named MVP and Most Valuable Field Athlete of the championship. IUP's Krista Matsko won the 400 hurdles and placed second in the 100 hurdles to earn Most Valuable Track Athlete of the championships. Shippensburg edged Slippery Rock, 112-110, for the team title.
• Cal (Pa.) senior Aaron Dinzeo took first in the 5,000 and 10,000 and earned Most Outstanding Track Athlete of the championships. Slippery Rock sophomore David Reinhardt was named the Most Outstanding Field Athlete of the championships.
• The IUP softball team received an at-large bid to the NCAA Division II Tournament. The sixth-seeded Crimson Hawks (29-13) will play third-seeded Shippensburg at 2:30 p.m. Friday in the Atlantic Regional.
• The St. Vincent men's lacrosse team rallied from a seven-goal deficit to down Thiel, 16-11, in the PAC championship Saturday. Junior Tim Oxenreiter (Central Catholic) scored four goals. Thiel junior Carmen Papa was named the league's Most Outstanding Player.
• No. 7 Lock Haven beat No. 8 Mercyhurst, 9-7, in the PSAC women's lacrosse title game Saturday. First-team All-PSAC selections from area high schools were IUP's Drew Hayden (Pine-Richland) and Seton Hill's Emma Simmers (Seton-La Salle).
• The No. 7 Penn State women's lacrosse team received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament and will take on Princeton at 4 p.m. Friday in Virginia.
• The Duquesne women placed second at the Atlantic 10 track and field championships, tying the best finish in program history. The Duquesne men tied their best finish by placing third. Junior Ian Welch (Central Catholic) won the long jump and took second in the triple jump.
• The Cal (Pa.) and IUP women's tennis teams advanced to the Round of 16 in the NCAA Division II Tournament, which continues May 14 in Altamonte Springs, Fla.
• The Edinboro men's tennis team topped Kutztown, 5-3, on Sunday and advanced to the Round of 16 in the NCAA Division II Tournament.
• The PAC champion Westminster women's tennis team received its first bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament and will face Carleton College (Minn.) on Thursday at the University of Chicago.
• Bobby McGraw will serve as Slippery Rock's acting women's basketball coach after the resignation of Tanya Longo, who stepped down after four seasons.
— Jeff Vella
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