Campus clippings: WCCC women’s cross country wins invitational
The Westmoreland County Community College women’s cross country team took ownership the Wolfpack Invitational, led by freshman Brooke Bertovich, who won the individual title with a time of 24 minutes, 3.7 seconds in her first college race.
Teammate and freshman Natalie Naponic (Norwin) placed third (24:17.7), freshmen Jenn Baldwin (Southmoreland) and Jenna Hildenbrand (Norwin) finished sixth and ninth, respectively.
IUP: Senior linebacker Nick Amendola (Norwin) had three tackles and an interception in the Crimson Hawks’ season opener, a 24-13 win over Lock Haven.
Mercyhurst: Freshman Dustin Shoaf (Yough) had two receptions for 23 yards in a 21-16 win over Lake Erie. Shoaf, listed as a fullback, finished his high school career with 5,053 yards, third all-time in Westmoreland County.
Robert Morris: A pair of local players are starting for the Colonials’ offense: redshirt junior tight end Steve Petrick (Norwin) and redshirt sophomore right tackle Bussy Remaley (Hempfield).
Cleveland State: Junior forward Essence Canady (North Huntingdon/Oakland Catholic) has four starts and a goal so far this season. She had three goals as a sophomore and made the Horizon League All-Tournament team and started 11 games as a freshman.
West Virginia: Junior Mark Goetz (Greensburg/The Kiski School) posted rounds of 73, 74 and 72 for a 6-over-par total of 219 and a tie for 30th at the Minnesota Gopher Invitational at Windsong Farm Golf Club in Independence, Minn. WVU took fifth overall.
Pitt-Greensburg: Sophomore Turner Price (Penn-Trafford) was named AMCC Men’s Tennis Player of the Week. Last year’s conference newcomer of the year, Price won matches at the No. 1 singles and doubles spots for the Bobcats to improve his season mark to 12-3.
Saint Vincent: Freshman Madi Marsico was named PAC Rookie of the Week. The defensive specialist had double-figure digs in five matches, totaling 85 digs, including 28 in a win over Shenandoah. She is second in the PAC with 151 digs.
Seton Hill: The Griffins went 3-1 at the Ferris State Tournament as they defeated Wayne State and Ohio Dominican (3-0), New Haven (3-1) before losing to Ferris State, 3-0.
Senior Viktoria Farian had 56 kills and 58 digs in the event and made the all-tournament team.
Bill Beckner Jr. is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Bill by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .