College Roundup: GCC women’s volleyball wins 5th straight match | Sports

College Roundup: GCC women’s volleyball wins 5th straight match | Sports

LANCASTER, Pa. – The Grove City College volleyball team extended its win streak to five matches Saturday by winning a pair of non-conference tilts at Lancaster Bible. Grove City opened the day with a 25-12, 25-18, 25-18 sweep of Widener. Grove City (12-5) then secured a 25-13, 19-25, 25-18, 25-18 victory over host Lancaster Bible.

Grove City used a balanced offensive attack against Widener as five players posted five or more kills. Junior Robyn Collier, junior Faith Keating and sophomore Anna DeGraaf all recorded seven kills in the victory. Junior Katie Pry and sophomore Lexie Auth each tallied five kills.

Freshman setter Katie Kenlein distributed 17 assists and freshman setter Kennedy Kerr added 16 assists. Kenlein also served four aces.

DeGraaf and freshman Audrey Donnelly both had three blocks and Keating added a pair of blocks. Keating recorded 15 digs.

Keating posted a team-leading 13 kills in the nightcap against Lancaster Bible while DeGraaf and freshman Mya Lathem both posted 10 kills. Kerr recorded 25 assists and Kenlein chalked up 17 assists. Kenlein, Kerr and sophomore Gabby Lucas all served two aces.

DeGraaf led the defense with four blocks. Collier, Donnelly and Pry each had a pair of blocks. Lathem tallied 28 digs while Keating had 20 digs. Kerr (18) and Lucas (14) also reached double figures in digs.

Grove City returns to Presidents’ Athletic Conference action Wednesday night at Chatham.


WAYNESBURG – The Grove City College women’s soccer team evened its Presidents’ Athletic Conference record at 1-1 by earning a 1-0 victory Saturday evening at Waynesburg in conference action at Wiley Stadium.

Grove City (4-6 overall) took a 1-0 lead 2:44 into the match as sophomore forward Gianna D’Amato scored her second goal of the season. Senior defender Tirzah Lloyd assisted D’Amato’s goal.

Grove City outshot Waynesburg, 27-1, in the match, including a 12-0 edge in shots on goal. Waynesburg had three corner kicks and Grove City had one corner.

Freshman goalkeeper Courtney Lisman earned her third shutout victory of the season.

Grove City will visit Thiel in conference play Tuesday afternoon at 4:30 p.m.


NEW CASTLE – The Grove City College women’s golf team placed third Saturday afternoon at the five-team Westminster Invitational, held at Avalon Field Club at New Castle. Grove City finished with a team score of 422.

Freshman Tamar Walton helped lead Grove City by taking 15th place overall. Walton shot 101. Senior Kaylee Grieb earned 16th with a 102 while sophomore Annie Grace Smith placed 18th with a 108.

Senior Maddy Temple took 22nd with a 111 and freshman Elsa Miller placed 25th with a 118.

The tournament featured 32 golfers. Westminster’s Sierra Richard earned medalist with a 79.

Grove City returns to action Oct. 13-14 at the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Fall Championships in Howland, Ohio.


WAYNESBURG – Junior center back Aaron McFeaters recorded the first hat trick by a Grove City College men’s soccer player in four seasons Saturday night as his three goals helped lift the Wolverines to a 4-2 Presidents’ Athletic Conference road win over Waynesburg at Wiley Stadium.

Sophomore forward Hunter Hardin also scored for the Wolverines, who remain atop the conference with a 2-0 league record.

Grove City took a 1-0 lead at 35:13 when McFeaters scored off an assist from junior forward Sam Belitz. Waynesburg tied the match with 14 seconds left in the half, however, on a Connor Jacobs goal.

Grove City seized control by scoring three straight goals in the second half. McFeaters scored an unassisted goal at 46:33 to give the Wolverines the lead for good. Five minutes later, Hardin scored the game-winning goal after assists from Belitz and junior forward Mark Guinta at 51:46. It is Hardin’s third goal of the season and first game-winner this fall.

McFeaters then completed his hat trick with a goal at 75:27. Waynesburg closed the scoring at 82:35 when Samuel Hawkins scored.

Grove City owned an 18-9 edge in total shots and an 8-6 edge in shots on goal. The Wolverines had four corner kicks and Waynesburg recorded three corners.

Senior Luke Greenway played the first half in goal and made one save. Junior Jesse Greyshock earned the win by stopping three shots in the second half.

Belitz now has a team-leading three assists. He also leads the team with five goals and 13 points. McFeaters ranks second on the squad with four goals and nine points.

Grove City will visit Thiel at 7 p.m. Tuesday in conference action.


BEAVER FALLS – The Thiel College women’s soccer team was defeated, 3-1, by the Golden Tornadoes in a Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) game on Saturday.

The Golden Tornadoes began the scoring with back-to-back goals, just 29 seconds apart at 33:20 and 33:49. That proved to be enough as the Tomcats drew within one with a goal in the second half, but could not add another, as the Golden Tornadoes went on to win, 3-1.

Skylar Garlick scored for the Tomcats, her third goal of the season, with all three coming in the last five games. Garlick also led the Tomcats with two shots on goal. Loren Swords and Kelly Clark assisted Garlick on the goal. It was Clark’s first assist as a Tomcat, and Swords’ second assist on the season. For the goalkeepers, Bethany Bonnar tallied two saves in the first half and Samantha Hoffman totaled four saves in the second half.

For the Golden Tornadoes, Katie Bodenmiller, Lexi Meese, and Katherine Estep scored, with assists from Lydia Beare and Olivia Mincone. Goaltender Jade Farnsworth made four saves in the match.

The Tomcats will have their first home PAC game of season Tuesday against the Grove City Wolverines. The match is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m.


BEAVER FALLS – The Thiel College men’s soccer team was defeated, 2-0, by the Geneva Golden Tornadoes in a Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) game Saturday.

The Golden Tornadoes struck first just over 36 minutes in. The game remained at 1-0 until the Golden Tornadoes added an insurance goal with about 17 minutes to go and held on to win 2-0.

For the Tomcats, goalkeeper Devin Weisbarth tallied nine saves. This was his fifth match with at least eight saves. Brock Newsome recorded a shot on goal.

For the Golden Tornadoes, Cole Sauer and Kyle Lapoure scored goals, assisted by Ian Gelsinger and Antonio Fiordilino. Gabe Kemp and Evan Shale combined for a shutout.

The Tomcats will look to get back in the win column when they take on the Grove City Wolverines at Alumni Stadium on Tuesday at 7 p.m.


NEW CASTLE – The Thiel College women’s golf team placed second in the Westminster Fall Invitational at the Avalon Field Club at New Castle on Saturday. The Tomcats ended with a team score of 391 at the event.

Hayley Phillips was the top Tomcat golfer at the event, carding a 90 and tying her for seventh of 32 participants. Alaina Harpst (Greenville High) scored a 94, good for 11th place. Julie Peace tied for 13th on the day with a score of 100. Kylie Gardner shot a 107, putting her in 17th place. Emily Marcavish ranked 24th with a score of 113. Taylor Susany and Giana Arnese finished in 19th and 29th with scores of 109 and 123, respectively.

The Titans led the team leaderboard with a score of 330 and had the top individual on the day, Sierra Richard, who shot a 79.

The Tomcats are scheduled to be back on the course next at the PAC Fall Championships at Avalon at Squaw Creek in Warren, Ohio. The event is scheduled for two days, Wednesday, Oct. 13 and Thursday, Oct. 14.


NEW CASTLE – The Westminster women’s golf team won the Westminster Invitational at Avalon Field in New Castle on Saturday with a 330 (+42), marking their fifth invitational win of the season.

The Titans were led by medalist sophomore Sierra Richard, who earned her first non-tiebreaking medalist award of her career with a 79 (+7). Junior Erika Hoover (Wilmington High) came in second-place with an 82, followed by sophomore Morgan Byers who tied for third with an 84. Junior Kasey Clifford carded an 85, good for a fifth-place finish. Junior Baylee Horvath came in ninth by shooting a 92.

Titan golfers that were competing as individuals were junior Olivia Ledbetter who shot an 88, good for sixth-place. Senior Jocelyn Behr tied for seventh with a 90. Junior Brynn Shetterly carded a 99, followed by senior Alexa Hutchinson who finished with a 110. Rounding out the Titan scorers were first-year Krysta Germanoski with a 111, junior Kara Hutchinson with a 120, sophomore Theresa Schneider with a 131.

The Titans will next compete in the two-day PAC Fall Championships starting Oct. 13. Westminster will be striving for its fourth-straight PAC title.

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