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Hall, Conlon, Browell have outstanding tennis seasons

| Monday, Oct. 20, 2003

The local girls playing college tennis continued to dominate as the season winds to a close.

At Waynesburg College, Mount Pleasant graduate Mindy Hall won the PAC singles title at Waynesburg College. Hall is the first-ever Yellow Jacket to claim a singles tennis championship. Hall helped Waynesburg College to a second-place finish in the PAC Championships. Also making a contribution was Connellsville graduate Beth Conlon. Conlon advanced to the finals before falling in the championship.

Recently, Hall and Conlon also scored singles wins in an 8-1 victory over Penn State-Altoona. The Lady Yellow Jackets finished the season with a mark of 10-5.

= The PAC women's tennis title went to Westminster College. Connellsville graduate Amy Browell captured the second doubles flight with a 6-3, 6-4 win over a duo from Grove City College. In recent weeks, Browell earned a fourth singles win in an 8-1 triumph over Penn State-Behrend. Browell was also part of a winning second doubles combination in a loss to Clairton.

= The Saint Vincent College volleyball team picked up a 3-1 win over Seton Hill College. In that game, Connellsville graduate Sara Pockstaller had seven aces while Southmoreland graduate Liz Zgorecki posted five aces for the Lady Bearcats. Saint Vincent has a record of 18-8 overall and 8-1 in the AMC.

= At the College of Wooster, Laurel Highlands graduate Kevin Rooker had an outstanding game in a 37-7 pounding of Ohio Wesleyan University. Rooker picked off two interceptions. He also had 14 tackles, eight of which were solo.

= On the ice, Connellsville graduate Bill Bryson has had a strong start for the West Virginia University hockey team. Bryson, a captain for the Mountaineers, scored two goals to help West Virginia earn a 4-4 tie with visiting California University of Pennsylvania. Bryson is attending graduate school at West Virginia. He is also a graduate assistant in the physical education department.

= Mount Pleasant graduate Eric Hauser had the game-winning goal as the Thiel College soccer team blanked Lake Erie College 4-0. Hauser is a junior playing midfielder for the Tomcats.

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