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Weeekend College Top 10: Pitt men’s soccer earns historic upset

Jeff Vella
Virginia athletics
Goalkeeper Johan Penaranda had four saves in Pitt’s 2-0 shutout of No. 1 Virginia on Friday.

Every Monday, the Tribune-Review will highlight 10 top area college performances from the weekend:

1. Pitt men’s soccer shocks No. 1 Virginia

Johan Penaranda made four saves, and the Panthers upset the host Cavaliers, 2-0, on Friday for the team’s first win over a No. 1-ranked team in program history.

Braden Kline (21st minute) and Veljko Petkovic (60th minute) scored for Pitt, marking only the third and fourth goals Virginia (11-1-1, 4-1-1 ACC) has allowed this season.

Pitt improved to 7-5-2, 3-2-1.

The biggest upset in school history heading into the game was a victory over No. 2 St. John’s in 2000.


2. Grove City Schools Waynesburg

Wesley Schools ran for 324 yards — a program record for a regular-season game — as the Wolverines downed Waynesburg, 42-24, in the PAC on Saturday.

Schools, who carried 35 times, had five touchdowns. He also owns the overall yardage record (359), which came in last year’s James Lynah Bowl. Schools upped his career total to 5,071.

Zach Trusky (Bishop Canevin) contributed 91 rushing yards and a touchdown for Grove City (5-2, 4-4).

Justin Flack (Derry) led Waynesburg with 111 rushing yards.


3. Slippery Rock football improves to 7-0 for 1st time since 1939

Roland Rivers III went 33 of 41 for 391 yards with one touchdown and one interception and also ran for a touchdown as the No. 9 Rock held off Edinboro, 41-30, on Saturday.

Henry Litwin caught a career-high 13 passes for 131 yards and a touchdown, and Charles Snorweah ran for 73 yards and two touchdowns for Slippery Rock (4-0 PSAC West). The Rock were penalized 16 times for 180 yards.

Ta’Nauz Gregory caught 11 passes for 169 yards and a touchdown for Edinboro, setting the career receptions record with 214. The Fighting Scots are 1-6, 1-3.


4. Duquesne football wins key conference showdown

A.J. Hines ran for 142 yards, and Reid Harrison-Ducros had two interceptions as the Dukes defeated Sacred Heart, 20-6, in a matchup of last year’s Northeast Conference co-champions.

Daniel Parr threw two touchdowns for Duquesne (4-2, 2-0). The Pioneers dropped to 3-4, 1-2.


5. Another sweep for No. 3 Pitt volleyball

Stephanie Williams had eight kills and eight digs as the Panthers handled N.C. State, 25-9, 25-16, 25-12, on Sunday for their school-record 30th straight win at Fitzgerald Field House.

It was the 14th sweep of the season for Pitt (19-1, 8-0 ACC). Layne Van Buskirk, Sabrina Starks and Kayla Lund had seven kills each in the victory.

N.C. State dropped to 8-12, 3-5.


6. Seton Hill football rallies for 2nd straight win

The Griffins scored the final 20 points of the game and topped Mercyhurst, 30-20, in the PSAC on Saturday.

Ryan Barabe went 28 of 38 for 348 yards and two touchdowns, including a 78-yarder to Michael Valentino to seal it.

Barabe scored the go-ahead touchdown with 4:54 left on a 1-yard run for Seton Hill (2-4, 2-2).

Mercyhurst fell to 3-4, 1-3.


7. Point Park men’s soccer sets record for wins

Ndayisenga Emmanuel scored on a breakaway in the 105th minute, and the Pioneers beat Washington & Jefferson, 3-2, in double overtime Saturday for their 13th victory this season.

Point Park (13-1, 5-0 River States Conference) won 12 games in 1998 and 2013.

Wessel Rietveld and Geert Bijl also had goals for the Pioneers.


8. IUP defense fuels victory over Clarion

The No. 22 Crimson Hawks forced seven turnovers in their 59-21 win over Clarion on Saturday in the PSAC.

IUP (6-1, 3-1), which bounced back from last week’s 45-42 loss against rival Slippery Rock, also had 601 total yards. The running game produced 370 yards and five touchdowns, including a season-high 142 yards from Justice Evans (Central Catholic).

Nick Amendola (Norwin) had an interception and fumble recovery to go with 10 tackles, and Dondrea Tillman forced two fumbles and recovered one.

Jeff Clemens threw for 250 yards and two touchdowns for Clarion (3-4, 1-3).


9. Freshman leads IUP men’s golf to PSAC title

Shaun Fedor (10-over-par) earned medalist honors in a playoff as the Crimson Hawks won the nine-team PSAC championship over the weekend at Hershey Country Club. IUP’s team score of 53-over 905 over three rounds was 13 strokes better than second-place West Chester.

It’s the 29th PSAC men’s golf title for IUP, more than double the amount of any other school.

Jeremy Eckenrode took fourth and Richie Kline fifth for the Crimson Hawks.


10. RMU women’s volleyball remains perfect in conference

Junior Maria Alfano (Seneca Valley) finished with 12 kills and four blocks, leading the Colonials past St. Francis Brooklyn, 25-21, 25-22, 25-20, in a Northeast Conference match Saturday.

Emma Granger added seven kills and four blocks for Robert Morris (19-3, 9-0).

The Terriers slid to 9-13, 3-5.

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