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Westmoreland campus clippings: Records continue to pile up for Pitt-Greensburg women’s soccer

Bill Beckner
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Pitt-Greensburg freshman Ashley Lucas leads the NCAA — all divisions — with 21 goals, 49 points and nine winning goals.

Let the records fall where they may at Pitt-Greensburg.

The women’s soccer team is having a season to remember and rewriting the record books in the process.

The Bobcats (15-0) have registered 12 shutouts and outscored opponents, 49-4. As a result of their winning streak, which broke the program record, UPG moved up to No. 6 in the United Soccer Coaches Association Great Lakes Region rankings.

Freshman Ashley Lucas broke the single-season program record for winning goals (nine) that was held by Melissa Wiggins since 2002.

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Sophomore goalkeeper Lauren Yoder, meanwhile, broke Torey Auld’s mark of nine shutouts in a season. That record was set in 2003. She has 11 clean sheets.

UPG plays in Division III but Lucas leads the NCAA — all divisions — in goals (21), points (49) and winning goals.

Lucas and Yoder were named AMCC Players of the Week.

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Women’s soccer

Cleveland State: Junior Essence Canady (North Huntingdon/Oakland Catholic) has two goals and an assist in 10 games. A defender, she is third on the team with 18 shot attempts.

Seton Hill: Redshirt senior forward Italia Biondi (Penn-Trafford) and senior forward Katie Kimmich (Franklin Regional) have identical numbers atop the Griffins’ statistics. Both have six goals and four assists for 16 points.

Seton Hill is 5-7 overall and 5-5 in the PSAC.

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Football

IUP: Senior linebacker Nick Amendola (Norwin) had a season-high 10 tackles to go with an interception and a fumble recovery as the Crimson Hawks battered Clarion, 56-21.

Lackawanna: Sophomore defensive back Robert Kennedy (Jeannette) had a team-high four tackles and 1 1/2 sacks in a 69-6 win over Hocking.

Robert Morris: Senior wide receiver Tim Vecchio (Penn-Trafford) caught a 23-yard touchdown pass for the Colonials (3-4, 2-0 NEC) in a 21-13 victory against Wagner. Vecchio has eight catches for 147 yards and two TDs this season.

Saint Vincent: Sophomore Phil Harding caught three passes for 111 yards, and junior Mike Stasko ran for 98 yards and a touchdown, but the Bearcats (1-5, 1-4) lost to unbeaten Case Western Reserve, 34-26.

Seton Hill: The Griffins made it two wins in a row for the first time since 2016 with a 30-20 victory over Mercyhurst. Redshirt senior quarterback Ryan Barabe completed 28 of 38 passes for 348 yards and two touchdowns, and nine receivers caught passes, including redshirt senior Kinan Humphrey and junior running back Michael Valentino, who had touchdowns.

Redshirt senior Fardan Allen and sophomore Jaylen McDuffie led the defense with 12 tackles apiece. Allen also had two interceptions. Fardan was named the PSAC West Defensive Player of the Week.

Griffins sophomore kicker Hunter Miller was named PSAC West Special Teams Player of the Week as he made three goals — of 21, 36 and 22 yards — in the win.

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Men’s golf

Notre Dame: Freshman Palmer Jackson (Franklin Regional) is ranked No. 78 in the country in the latest Golfweek/Sagarin Men’s College Golf Individual Player Ratings.

Jackson has a scoring average of 70.92 in 12 rounds and finished fourth at the Windon Memorial.

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Men’s cross country

Pitt-Greensburg: Freshman Zach Conley (Penn-Trafford) finished second (20 minutes, 12.06 seconds) to help lead the Bobcats to the team title at the La Roche Invitational. Three other runners also posted top-10 finishes: freshman Tyler Bowser (4th, 21:25.06), sophomore Ed Lawrence (5th, 21:25.54), and freshman Jason Yeager (7th, 23:05.01).

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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