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Gateway grad helps Emory make nationals

| Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, 8:53 p.m.

The Emory (Ga.) University women's cross country team earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III championships on Saturday, and Gateway graduate Marissa Gogniat led the way for the Eagles.

Gogniat, a sophomore, finished 18th out of 184 runners and was Emory's top runner at the NCAA South/Southeast Regional.

She covered the 6K course in a personal-best time of 23:31.

It was the first time Gogniat ranked as the Eagles' top performer in a competition, and she was able to claim all-region honors.

Her regional performance also earned her Emory Athlete of the Week acclaim.

The Eagles placed second out of 26 teams and earned the trip to nationals, set for Saturday in Terre Haute, Ind.

Eight regional championship meets were held, and the top two teams from each regional earned berths to nationals. Emory also ran at nationals last year after placing first at regionals.

Gogniat is having a breakout season this fall after competing in only four events as a freshman in 2011.

She also placed third overall out of 142 runners at the Viking Cross Country Open in Rome, Ga., on Oct. 13.

Emory finished first out of 15 teams.

Turi leads Lady Titans soccer

Amanda Turi, a Gateway graduate and junior forward on the Westminster College women's soccer team, led the squad in several offensive categories this season.

She played in all 20 games and started 19 for the Titans, which finished the season 7-8-5 overall and 2-4-3 in the Presidents' Athletic Conference.

Turi led the team in goals (6), assists (5), shots (47) and shots on goal (24).

She recorded game-winning goals twice, and she had two goals in a 3-0 victory over Thiel College on Oct. 24.

The six goals and five assists this season give her nine goals and seven assists for her three-year career.

Westminster, which didn't qualify for the PAC tournament, finished its season Oct. 27 with a 4-0 loss to Grove City.

Michael Love is a staff writer with Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-388-5825 or at mlove@tribweb.com.

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