Westmoreland campus clippings: Jeannette grad Sanders earns NEC honor
Jeannette product Gio Vonne Sanders is making a fast impact for the St. Francis (Pa.) football team.
Sanders, a linebacker, was named Northeast Conference Defensive Player of the Week after a two-interception game against Merrimack.
The Red Flash won 42-14 to move to 2-1.
Sanders, a redshirt sophomore, added three tackles in the victory and is third in the team with 15 stops.
A former quarterback at Jeannette, Sanders left the Pitt wrestling program to join St. Francis because he said he missed playing football.
Duquesne: Senior linebacker Brett Zanotto (Franklin Regional) had eight tackles for the Dukes (1-1) in a 34-14 loss to Youngstown State.
IUP: Senior linebacker Nick Amendola (Norwin) had three tackles and 11⁄2 sacks as IUP dominated Millersville, 54-0.
Lackawanna: Sophomore defensive back Robert Kennedy (Jeannette) registered seven tackles in a 17-6 win over Snow.
Washington & Jefferson: Junior wide receiver Cameron O’Brien (Norwin) had two receptions, both for touchdowns, in the Presidents’ 59-0 win over Thiel. Freshman quarterback Max Pisula (Greensburg Central Catholic) also saw action for W&J.
Cal (Pa.): Junior midfielder/defender Kellie Lynch (Greensburg Salem) scored the second goal of her college career, but the Vulcans lost to IUP, 3-1, in a PSAC game.
Pitt-Greensburg: A hot start allowed the Bobcats to find their way into the regional rankings. UPG was No. 9 last week in the United Soccer Coaches Association Division III Top 25 for the Great Lakes Region and ran its record to 5-0 with a 4-0 shutout of Wilson. Freshman Ashley Lucas, junior Allie Grimm, junior Alexa Fetterman and freshman Brooke Ianarelli had goals in the win.
Slippery Rock: Sophomore defenders Emily Arnold (Norwin) and Katy Ericson (Norwin) have helped the Rock (3-1) post back-to-back shutouts: 3-0 over Clarion and 4-0 against Pitt-Johnstown.
Seton Hill: Duquesne transfer and redshirt senior forward Italia Biondi (Penn-Trafford) and senior forward Katie Kimmich (Franklin Regional) scored two goals each to lead the Griffins to 4-2 win against Gannon.
Grove City: Junior Zack Spang (Hempfield) shot 75 to tie for third among 86 players at the Grove City Invitational.
Notre Dame: Freshman Palmer Jackson (Franklin Regional) posted a 54-hole total of even-par 216 — three straight 72s — to help the Irish win the Badger Invitational in Madison, Wis.
Westminster: Freshman Sam Napper (Mt. Pleasant) posted the lowest score for the Titans, who fielded two teams, at the Grove City Fall Invitational at Grove City Country Club. Napper shot 3-over-par 75 to tie for third among 86 players.
Men’s cross country
Saint Vincent: Senior Will Greene took first place and his teammate, junior Frankie King (Greensburg Salem), finished second in the Saint Vincent College Invitational. Greene’s winning time was 27 minutes and 20 seconds, and King came home in 27:27 in the 8K race. He was named PAC Runner of the Week.
Bill Beckner Jr. is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Bill by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .