Penn College fall sports openers have mixed results
On the first weekend of the fall sports season, Pennsylvania College of Technology teams not only tasted action for the first time but found varying levels of team and individual success in the process.
In their season opener on Friday, the Wildcats got second-half goals from Brandon Ratjavong, of Gordonville, and Hunter Gabloff, of Succasunna, New Jersey, along with an outstanding defense that limited Keystone College to just two shots — none on goal — in a 2-0 shutout win. The victory was Penn College’s first against Keystone after going 0-5-1 in their previous six meetings.
At McDaniel College on Sunday, McDaniel scored the lone goal in the 60th minute as Penn College went to 1-1-0 on the early season. McDaniel led in shots on goal, 7-3, with Penn College goalie Cole Catherman, of Selinsgrove, turning back six.
Friday, Sept. 1 — at Keystone College, W, 2-0
Sunday, Sept. 3 — at McDaniel College, L, 1-0
Tuesday, Sept. 5 — at Gwynedd Mercy University, 7 p.m. (first-time opponent)
Friday, Sept. 8 — vs. Southern Virginia University at Winchester, Va., 4 p.m. (first-time opponent)
Saturday, Sept. 9 — vs. Shenandoah University at Winchester, Va., 11:30 a.m. (Shenandoah leads 2-0-1)
Saturday, Sept. 16 — host St. Vincent College, 1 p.m. (first-time opponent)
At Mount Aloysius College on Friday, Kaelynn Sheetz, of Elizabethtown, scored twice in the first half of a 2-2 tie. Both teams had nine shots on goal. Wildcats’ goalkeeper Nicole Lichtinger, of Erie, made seven saves.
Talk about efficiency, back in action on Saturday at Geneva College, Penn College had just two shots on goal compared to Geneva’s eight, but Sheetz connected in the 85th minute to force a 1-1 tie. In goal for the Wildcats, Morgan Solano, of Shavertown, made seven saves.
Friday, Sept. 1 — at Mount Aloysius College, 2-2 tie
Saturday, Sept. 2 — at Geneva College, 1-1 tie
Tuesday, Sept. 5 — host Clarks Summit University, 5 p.m. (Penn College leads 4-0-0)
Wednesday, Sept. 6 — host Wilson College, 6 p.m. (Penn College leads 3-0-0)
Saturday, Sept. 9 — at Elmira College, 1 p.m. (first-time opponent)
Wednesday, Sept. 13 — at Cairn University, 7 p.m. (first-time opponent)
In a 3-1 season-opening loss at King’s College on Friday, Marianna Dariychuk, of Leola, led the Wildcats with 13 kills; Cheyenne Stein, of Orwigsburg, topped the team with four service aces and 31 assists; and Anna Reed, of Fawn Grove, had 19 digs.
On Saturday in a tri-match at Delaware Valley University, Penn College lost to Penn State York, 3-1, and to the host team, 3-0.
Against York, Coryn Oswald, of Langhorne, had 10 kills, Stein had 22 assists and 16 digs.
Against DV, Oswald led with 13 kills, Stein had 14 assists and Dariychuk had 13 digs.
Friday, Sept. 1 — at King’s College, L, 3-1 (26-24, 25-17, 24-26, 25-17)
Saturday, Sept. 2 — vs. Penn State York at Doylestown, L, 3-1 (16-25, 25-14, 25-17, 25-10)
Saturday, Sept. 2 — at Delaware Valley University, L, 3-0 (25-15, 25-21, 25-13)
Monday, Sept. 4 — at Lycoming College, 5 p.m. (Lycoming leads 13-0)
Tuesday, Sept. 5 — at Penn State Wilkes-Barre, 7 p.m. (first-time opponent)
Saturday, Sept. 9 — at Valley Forge University, 2 p.m. (Penn College leads 3-0)
Tuesday, Sept. 12 — host Mount Aloysius College, 6 p.m. (Mt. Aloysius leads 2-0)
The Penn College’s men’s team, led by the 18th-place finish of Mitchell Campbell, of Riegelsville, placed sixth in a 12-team field in its season opener on Friday at the Misericordia University Invitational. Campbell, in a field of 120, turned in a time of 13:22 over a 4K course.
With four runners and one short of fielding a full team, Skyelar Splain, of Liverpool, topped the Wildcat women over the 4K distance in 19:28 to finish 78th in a 113-runner field at Misericordia.
Friday, Sept. 1 — at Misericordia University, men 6 of 12; no women’s team
Saturday, Sept. 9 — at Lebanon Valley College Dutchmen Invitational, women 10:15 a.m.; men 11 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 16 — United East Preview at Cairn University, 10 a.m.
Austin DeLong, of Pittsburg, led the college’s iRacing drivers with finishes of 12th in College Cup Series action and 27th in a Formula College race on Monday and Wednesday, respectively.
(All events at Wildcat Den)
Monday, Aug. 28 — CIL College Cup Series: The Clash — Atlanta Motor Speedway, 12th, 29th, 38th
Wednesday, Aug. 30 — CIL Formula College: The Clash — Summit Point, 27th, 28th
Monday, Sept. 4 — CIL College Cup Series: Daytona 250 — Daytona International Speedway, 9 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 6 — CIL Formula College: West Coast-Laguna Seca, 9 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 11 — CIL College Cup Series: Never Forget 200-Auto Club Speedway, 9 p.m.
ON THE HORIZON
Saturday, Sept. 9 at Lock Haven University, 10 a.m. (Lock Haven leads 2-1)
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