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Campus clippings: Franklin Regional graduate Nate Leopold sets tone for John Carroll football

Bill Beckner

Nate Leopold got the scoring started and set the tone for his defensive teammates as the John Carroll football team dumped Muskingum, 31-10, in an Ohio Athletic Conference game.

Leopold, a sophomore defensive back out of Franklin Regional, scooped up a first-quarter fumble and returned it 34 yards for a touchdown. He also returned a punt for a touchdown in the opening game against Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

He added a pair of tackles and two hurries against Muskingum. Leopold is third with 23 tackles and has a couple of pass breakups for JCU (3-1, 2-1).


Cal (Pa.): Freshman Keaton Hier (Penn-Trafford) provided all the scoring for the Vulcans (3-2) in a 17-6 loss to IUP in the annual Coal Bowl game. Hier connected on field goals of 28 and 37 yards in the loss.

Hier has made 5 of 9 field-goal attempts and is 22 of 23 on extra points.

Sophomore receiver Jackson Daugherty (Ligonier Valley) has two receptions, including one for a touchdown.

IUP: Senior linebacker Nick Amendola (Norwin) had five tackles and broke up a pass as the 19th-ranked Crimson Hawks downed Cal (Pa.) to improve to 5-0 (2-0 PSAC). Amendola ranks second in the team in total tackles (21) and has 31/2 sacks for a defense that has seven forced fumbles and seven interceptions.

Men’s soccer

Duquesne: Freshman Carter Breen (Norwin) handed out his second assist of the season for the Dukes (7-3-1, 2-1) in a 4-0 win over St. Bonaventure. Breen made his second start on the victory.

Saint Vincent: Freshman Zachary Gibbons was named PAC Rookie of the Week. He made five saves in a 1-1 tie against Chatham. He is fourth in the conference with 51 saves.

Women’s soccer

Pitt-Greensburg: Freshman Ashley Lucas and sophomore Tiffany Michalek each scored, and sophomore keeper Lauren Yoder made five saves as UPG stayed unbeaten with a 2-0 win over D’Youville.

Lucas has 15 goals and seven assists for 37 points, Michalek 13 goals and four assists (30) and Yoder eight shutouts for the Bobcats (11-0, 3-0 AMCC).

Women’s volleyball

Washington & Jefferson: Freshman Kyleigh Jester (Ligonier Valley) put down the winning kill in the fifth set as the Presidents defeated Saint Vincent, 3-2. She finished with season highs of five kills and nine digs in the match.

Westminster: Junior Haley Moore (Greensburg Central Catholic) registered a team-best 20 assists, sophomore Samantha Kelly (Penn-Trafford) added 10 assists, eight digs and three service aces, and senior Haley Farmerie (Greensburg Central Catholic) had six kills in the Titans’ 3-1 win over Waynesburg. Westminster improved to 16-1 overall and 5-0 in the PAC.

Men’s cross country

Saint Vincent: Senior Will Greene was named PAC Runner of the Week. He finished second at the Lehigh Paul Short Run in 25 minutes, 35.4 seconds. It was an 8K event with 286 runners.

Women’s tennis

Saint Vincent: Freshman Anna Popovich was named PAC Rookie of the Week. She finished 4-0 last week, posting wins at No. 1 doubles and No. 2 singles. For the season, she is 7-2 at No. 2 singles.

Men’s tennis

Pitt-Greensburg: Sophomore Turner Price (Penn-Trafford) was named AMCC Athlete of the Week. Price did not drop a game in singles or doubles play against Penn State Altoona, sweeping both, 6-0, 6-0.

Bill Beckner Jr. is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Bill by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .

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