Harvard beats St. Francis
LORETTO – The St. Francis men’s volleyball team opened its Eastern Intercollegate Volleyball Association portion of the schedule with a straight-sets loss to visiting Harvard.
The Crimson (3-0 overall, 1-0 in conference) defeated the Red Flash (1-6, 0-1), 25-22, 26-24 and 25-23.
After winning the first set, Harvard scored the final three points of the second set before surging to an 8-2 lead in the third set en route to the win.
Adam Barba led St. Francis with 12 kills and Logan Patterson finished with 11 kills. Nick Bancroft chipped in with 10 digs.
Syracuse blanks PSU women
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The Penn State women’s hockey team played at Syracuse on Friday and the Nittany Lions left with a 1-0 loss.
Penn State goalie Nicole Paniccia made 47 saves, but PSU fell to 7-15-1 overall and 1-9-1 in the Collehe Hockey America Conference.
Nicole Renault scored on a rebound for the Orange (13-11-1, 7-3-1). It was Renault’s first college goal.
Tess Weaver, a sophomore forward from Windber who played for the Greater Johnstown High School team, played on the fourth line for Penn State.
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College players dominate Point nominations
Pitt-Johnstown junior Jake Warner was perfect and extremely productive at the plate while earning the first two monthly nominations for the 2013 Point Stadium Award in February and March.
Mount Aloysius sophomore Derrick Capiak nearly reached perfection to take the April nomination.
Penn State guard leaving for pro career
Penn State guard Jermaine Marshall, the team’s second-leading scorer, is foregoing his senior year of eligibility to pursue a professional career overseas.
The team announced the surprise move in a statement Wednesday. The 6-foot-4 Marshall, who is on schedule to graduate this summer, cited his family including a 1-year-old son, in making his decision.
Penn State coach blasts Sports Illustrated article
Penn State coach Bill O’Brien is fervently disputing suggestions raised in a report that player medical care has been compromised after the team doctor was replaced.
Speaking often in an angry tone that might be otherwise reserved for an argument with an official, O’Brien told reporters in a conference call that the health and safety of his players were his top priorities.
East Stroudsburg wins PSAC championship
Senior Brian Ernst threw eight innings without allowing an earned run on just two days rest and East Stroudsburg University used a five-run fifth inning to secure its first PSAC baseball championship since 1971 with a 7-1 win over defending champion West Chester on Saturday at Point Stadium.
The Warriors (33-16), who set a school record with their 33rd win, earned the PSAC’s automatic bid to the NCAA Division II Tournament thanks in large part to an outstanding effort by Ernst, who was named the PSAC Tournament MVP.
Millersville players help couple resuscitate ailing child
The Millersville University baseball team came up with a great save this week, but it had nothing to do with the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference tournament being played at Point Stadium.
A trip for an after-midnight snack on Wednesday morning ended with seven Marauders being hailed as heroes by a local family after they helped save a little boy who wasn’t breathing.
PSAC baseball prefers Point Stadium
The 2014 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference baseball tournament is slated for Pullman Park in Butler.
Transfers no longer expected at PSU
Penn State has 67 scholarship players on its football roster and coach Bill O’Brien sees no reason why that will change significantly by the time the season starts Aug. 31.
Seahawk’s Hill says his goodbyes to Penn State
Defensive tackle Jordan Hill had one last stand to make at Penn State before starting his NFL career with the Seattle Seahawks – posing for pictures in his graduation cap and gown.
But ever the smart player, the former Nittany Lion decided to skip the familiar snapshots at Saturday’s graduation ceremonies to hit the campus landmarks this week with the crowds thinned out.
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