Penn College has new wrestling affiliation
As the fall sports seasons continue for Pennsylvania College of Technology athletes, there was news on the wrestling front this past week with the announcement of a new conference affiliation.
Starting this season, Penn College will be a member of the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference.
The Wildcats join full-time member institutions from Alfred State College, Pitt-Bradford, Penn State Behrend and fellow affiliate member Hiram College.
The conference will add a sixth member when Penn State Altoona’s program begins in 2024-25.
Penn College most recently was a member of the Empire Collegiate Wrestling Conference, which was absorbed by the State University of New York Athletic Conference since last season. A year ago in the ECWC for the first time, the Wildcats had two individual thirds and two fourths, while placing seventh in a nine-team field.
“We felt that the AMCC was the best fit for our program and our institution,” Penn College Director of Athletics Scott Kennell said. “It allows us to compete against teams primarily from Pennsylvania and against institutions that most closely resemble Penn College.”
The AMCC championship tournament will take place on Feb. 10 at Alfred State.
With four players finishing in the top six — including medalist Peyton Mussina — Penn College scored a 294 and easily placed first among nine teams at the Drew University Birdie Bash on Thursday.
Mussina, of Montoursville, continued his stellar junior season with a one-under par 71 —including a three-under 33 over the back nine — on the par 72, 6,765-yard Flanders Valley Golf Course for a two-stroke margin of victory in a 44-player field as the Wildcats won a multi-team event for the second time in five outings this season.
Also, for the second time this season, and the fourth of his two-year career, Mussina was named the United East Golfer of the Week, for the period of Sept. 25-Oct. 1.
Thursday, Oct. 5 — Drew University Birdie Bash at Flanders Valley Golf Course, 1 of 9 (Mussina medals)
Monday-Tuesday, Oct. 16-17 — Battle at Bulle Rock hosted by Arcadia University at the Bulle Rock Golf Club in Havre de Grace, Maryland, 9 a.m.
A four-goal second half lifted Penn College to a 6-0 nonconference win at Wells College on Wednesday as six players contributed goals and Justin Potts, of Media, earned the shutout in goal.
UE Volt Division standings through Saturday: Penn State Abington 1-0, Penn College 1-0-1, Penn State Harrisburg 1-0-2, Lancaster Bible College 2-1, Penn State Berks 1-1, St. Mary’s (Md.) 0-1-1, Gallaudet University 0-3.
Wednesday, Oct. 4 — at Wells College, W, 6-0
Saturday, Oct. 7 — host Penn State Abington (UE), 1 p.m. (Penn College leads 5-3), ppd.
Tuesday, Oct. 10 — host Pitt-Bradford, 7 p.m. (first-time opponent)
Thursday, Oct. 12 — at Gwynedd Mercy University, 4 p.m. (first-time opponent)
Saturday, Oct. 14 — host St. Mary’s (Md.) (UE), 1 p.m. (St. Mary’s leads 2-0)
Friday, Oct. 20 — at Gallaudet University (UE), 4 p.m. (Penn College leads 5-1)
In UE play on Monday at Lancaster Bible College, the Wildcats posted a 3-1 win with Cassie Johnson, of Richland, picking up a pair of assists. Penn College led in shots on goal, 6-2, with goalkeeper Nichole Lichtinger, of Erie, making one save.
On Wednesday at first-time foe St. Vincent College, the team played to a 1-1 tie with Johnson assisting on a goal by Sara Darlington, of West Chester. St. Vincent led in shots on goal, 9-5, and Penn College goalie Morgan Solano, of Shavertown, made eight saves.
UE Volt Division standings through Saturday: Penn State Harrisburg 3-0, Lancaster Bible College 3-1, Penn State Berks 1-0-1, Penn College 1-1-1, St. Mary’s (Md.) 1-2, Penn State Abington 0-2, Gallaudet University 0-3.
Monday, Oct. 2 — at Lancaster Bible College (UE), W, 3-1
Wednesday, Oct. 4 — at St. Vincent College, T, 1-1
Saturday, Oct. 7 — host Penn State Abington (UE), 3:30 p.m. (Penn College leads 5-3-1), ppd.
Thursday, Oct. 12 — host Pitt-Bradford, 7 p.m. (first-time opponent)
Saturday, Oct. 14 — host St. Mary’s (Md.) (UE), 3:30 p.m. (series tied 1-1)
Wednesday, Oct. 18 — host Keuka College, 7 p.m. (series tied 4-4-1)
Penn College lost 3-1 in nonconference action at Penn State Hazleton on Monday. Cheyenne Stein, of Orwigsburg, led Penn College with 35 assists; Coryn Oswald, of Langhorne, led with 14 kills and Lauren Hergert, of Brookville, topped the team with 15 digs.
The Wildcats opened United East play on Wednesday at home with a 3-0 loss to Penn State Berks. Stein led the team with nine assists and seven digs.
On Saturday in a tri-match, Penn College lost to Lancaster Bible College and Arcadia University, both by 3-0 scores.
Oswald and Hailey DeBrody, of Cogan Station, both collected a team-best 10 digs against LBC. DeBrody added a team-high five kills while Stein led the squad in assists (7), aces (3) and blocks (1).
Marianna Dariychuk, of Leola, led the Wildcats in the second match of the day with four kills and 10 digs with Stein earning eight assists.
UE Volt Division standings through Saturday: Gallaudet University 2-0, Lancaster Bible College 2-0, Penn State Berks 2-0, Penn State Abington 0-1, Penn State Harrisburg 0-1, Penn College 0-2, St. Mary’s (Md.) 0-2.
Monday, Oct. 2 — at Penn State Hazleton, L, 3-1 (20-25, 25-17, 25-17, 25-18)
Wednesday, Oct. 4 — host Penn State Berks (UE), L, 3-0 (25-19, 25-23, 25-11)
Saturday, Oct. 7 — at Lancaster Bible College (UE), L, 3-0 (25-14, 25-12, 25-13)
Saturday, Oct. 7 — vs. Arcadia University at LBC, L, 3-0 (25-6, 25-18, 25-18)
Saturday, Oct. 14 — at Penn State Harrisburg (UE), 2 p.m. (PS Harrisburg leads 6-1)
Monday, Oct. 16 — at Gallaudet University (UE), 7 p.m. (Gallaudet leads 7-0)
Penn College’s men finished seventh and its women placed 11th in the Bloomsburg University Cross-Country Invitational on Saturday. Mitchell Campbell, of Riegelsville, placed 27th over an 8K course in 27:59 to lead the men, while Elaina Brady, of Big Cove Tannery, finished 87th over a 6K course in 28:48 for the women.
Saturday, Oct. 7 — at Bloomsburg University Invitational, men 7 of 10; women 11 of 11
Monday, Oct. 16 — host Lycoming College, women 4:45 p.m., men 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 28 — UE Championships at Cairn University, 11 a.m.
Hosting Penn State Altoona on Saturday, the Wildcats lost, 6-3, with Georgia Macensky, of Wellsboro, and Faith Murray, of Dillsburg, winning at No. 2 doubles and Murray winning at No. 2 singles and Jordan Specht, of Frederick, Maryland, winning at No. 4 singles.
Saturday, Oct. 7 — host Penn State Altoona, L, 6-3
Spring season resumes April 3
Spring season resumes March 28
(All events at Wildcat Den)
Monday, Oct. 2 — CIL College Cup Series: Bluegrass 200-Kentucky Speedway, 17 and 22
Wednesday, Oct. 4 — CIL Formula Series: Texas-Circuit of the Americas West, 3 and 21
Monday, Oct. 9 — CIL College Cup Series: Avondale 150-Phoenix Raceway, 9 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 11 — CIL Formula Series: Brazil-Interlagos, 9 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 16 — CIL College Cup Series: Music City 200-Nashville Superspeedway, 9 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 17 — eNASCAR Series: Charlotte Motor Speedway, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 18 — CIL Formula Series: Germany-Hockenheimring, 9 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 2 — vs. Arkansas-Monticello, W, 3-1 (3-1, 1-0, 1-3, 2-1)
Monday, Oct. 16 — vs. Manchester University, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 3 — vs. Keiser-Flagship, L, 3-0 (2-0, 4-3, 3-0)
Tuesday, Oct. 10 — vs. Purdue-Fort Wayne, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 17 — vs. Cleary University, 7 p.m.
League of Legends
Tuesday, Oct. 10 — vs. East Central University, 7 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 12 — vs. Edgewood College, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 17 — vs. Purdue-Fort Wayne, 7 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 19 — vs. Transylvania University, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 4 — vs. Pennwest-Edinboro, L, 2-1 (10-13, 14-12, 4-13)
Wednesday, Oct. 11 — vs. West Texas A&M, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 18 — vs. Carolina University, 7 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 6 — vs. Lindenwood University, L, 2-0 (13-0, 13-0)
Friday, Oct. 13 — vs. Grand Valley State, 7 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 20 — vs. Stockton University, 7 p.m.
For more about the United East, visit the conference website.
For additional information, visit the Wildcats Athletics website.