A-K Valley campus clippings: Deer Lakes grad Irvine has hat trick for Saint Vincent
Hannah Irvine was on point offensively for the Saint Vincent women’s soccer team in a 3-1 victory over Thiel to cap the 2019 season.
The Deer Lakes graduate, a sophomore midfielder, recorded a hat trick as the Bearcats finished 2-6 in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference and 2-14 overall.
Irvine led the team with five goals.
Pitt-Johnstown: Junior Alex Delp (Kiski Area), redshirt junior Allan Beattie (Burrell) and junior Matt Siszka (Kiski Area) recorded victories to help the Mountain Cats, ranked No. 1 in NCAA Division II, open with a 3-1 record. Beattie (285) won matches against East Stroudsburg and Centenary. Delp (197) scored victories against Centenary and Long Island Post, and Siszka (125) earned a decision win against LIU-Post.
IUP: Junior Justice Evans (Vandergrift/Central Catholic) ran for a career-high 175 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries to help the No. 19 Crimson Hawks to a 50-23 victory at Seton Hill last Saturday. For the season, Evans has a team-best 635 yards on 78 carries with five scores.
Western Michigan: Freshman Skyy Moore (New Kensington/Shady Side Academy) caught two passes for 14 yards in the Broncos’ 35-31 victory over Ball State. That brings his season totals to 34 catches for 447 yards with two touchdowns.
Slippery Rock: Redshirt junior defensive end Chad Kuhn (Kiski Area) recorded six tackles and a sack in the Rock’s 31-28 home victory over PSAC West foe Cal (Pa.) Saturday. Kuhn leads the team with 9 1/2 sacks through nine games, is fifth on the team in tackles with 36 and ranks second in tackles for a loss with 12 1/2.
Women’s cross country
Duquesne: Megan Aller (Kiski Area) earned all-conference honors at the Atlantic 10 championships Saturday in Leesburg, Va. She led the Dukes and placed 13th overall with a time of 18 minutes, 27.1 seconds on the 5K course. Duquesne placed seventh.
Washington & Jefferson: Sophomore Faith Remich (Burrell) was the top finisher for the W&J women at the PAC championships at Westminster. She finished 12th overall with a time of 24:33.60 and earned second-team All-PAC recognition.
CCAC: Sophomore outside hitter Harper Ercole (Riverview) was named to the National Junior College Athletic Association’s Region XX all-tournament team after helping the Wild Cats to a runner-up finish. Earlier in the month, Ercole, along with freshman right side hitter Paige Presutti (Riverview), earned Western Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference all-star honors as CCAC placed second at the WPCC Tournament.
Thiel: Sophomore Courtney Grubbs (Freeport) delivered a match-best 33 assists in the fifth-seeded Tomcats’ 3-0 loss to No. 4 Saint Vincent on Tuesday in the quarterfinals of the PAC Tournament.
Kentucky: In the Wildcats’ top-20 matchup at Texas on Oct. 25, junior Bailey Bonnett (Highlands) won the 100-yard breaststroke with a season-best time of 1:01.75. The two-time NCAA qualifier and first-team All-American added a win in the 200 breast (2:12.15, season best).
Gannon: Jen Papich (Fox Chapel) will be inducted into the Gannon University Athletics Hall of Fame at an awards banquet Feb. 1. The three-time first-team All-PSAC selection finished her four-year career with 1,534 points, 700 rebounds, a 47.4 field goal percentage, 255 assists, 244 steals and 124 blocks. She helped the 2013 team win the Atlantic Region and reach the NCAA Elite Eight.
Michael Love is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Michael at 412-856-7400 x8632, [email protected] or via Twitter .