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page 12 - The Behrend College Beacon - October 22,1998
Women’s Tennis are AMCC champions
By Will Jordan
On Sunday, October 18th, the
Behrend women’s tennis team
hosted the Allegheny Mountain
Collegiate Conference tournament
at the Westwood Country Club. At
the end of the tournament, Behrend
had won the championship with 14
team points. Frostburg was a close
runner-up with 13 team points,
while Penn State Altoona finished
in third place with 9. This was the
women’s second consecutive
AMCC title and their first with
first-year coach Jeff Barger.
The day before, on Saturday, Oc
tober 17th, Behrend also had a
competition against Frostburg. The
Rested Lions ready for regionals
By Jason Snyder
Approaching the conclusion of
the 1998 cross-country season, the
Behrend runners continue to im
prove and prepare for the chal
lenges they will face in the upcom
ing weeks. This past weekend, the
Lions completed their regular sea
son at the Pitt-Bradford Invita
tional. The men’s team finished
second in the meet as the women
finished in fifth.
The men’s team used the meet at
Pitt-Bradford to prepare them
selves for the AMCC Champion
ships this weekend. Coach Rich
Kristen Gonter, a senior defender, has been named the Housing and Food Service
Athlete of the Week. Gonter has aided the Behrend Liona to a 2-0 week and their second
straight AMCC regular season championship.
“Kristen played exceptionally well this week,” said head coach Dan Perritano. “De
fensively she led our defense that was able to post back-to-back shutouts.”
Penn State Behrend defeated CMU 1-0 in overtime in Pittsburgh and then beat AMCC
foe Frostburg State (9-3) 3-0 to secure the regular season title. The hooters will now host the
AMCC Tournament on Saturday, October 31st and Sunday, November 1,1998.
Gonter is a graduate of Holland Central School in Holland, New York.
Lake Erie 9-6
La Roche 11 -4
Behrend 1 Carnegie Mellon 0
Behrend 3 Frostburg 0
Upcoming Behrend Games
October 24 Brockport 3:30 p.m.
October 27 @ Buffalo State3:oo p.m
La Roche 12-13
Penn State Altoona 6-12
Lake Erie 0-22
Behrend 3 Buffalo State 0
Behrend 1 Pitt-Bradford 3
Upcoming Behrend Matches
October 23-24 @ Juniata Toum. TBA
October 26 Pitt-Greensburg 7:00 p.m.
October 28 Laßoche 7:00 p.m.
women battled the strong team from
Frostburg and won overall, 5 matches
to 4 matches. After Saturday, the
women’s tennis team final regular sea
son record was 8 wins and 9 defeats.
Their conference record was 6 wins with
only 1 defeat.
After the AMCC championship, Joann
Fabrizio, a sophmore from Sewickley
Academy, was named first team all-con
ference in AMCC Ist Flight Singles,
winning her final match against Kristin
Fergusse from Penn State Altoona.
Behrend teammate Angela Albertson, a
freshman from Villa Maria, was first
team all-conference in AMCC 4th Flight
Singles, wining her final match against
Kathy Gercke from Frostburg. The
Behrend Lions dominated the second
team with Jamie Brubaker, Emily Rubin,
Hoffman said, “we held out our top three
plus several others in our top ten to rest
them a bit for next week and our AMCC
Championships.” The men still finished
second behind Mercyhurst College.
Tyler Travis and Jason Saeger led the
Lions finishing fifth and sixth respec
tively. Adam Dzuricky and Tom McCall
also finished together in tenth and elev
enth. Rounding out the top five for the
Lions was Erik Vollbrecht who finished
in 22nd. The men’s team finished the
regular season with a 52-17 record.
The women’s team enjoyed a lift from
Abby Crilley, who finished in 16th place
with a time of 18:00. This was Abby’s
first race at the collegiate level. She was
followed by Keri Lowman (24), Tina
Housing and Food Service
Athlete of the Week
October 12-October 19
and Jen Morton. Christine Chan earned
second team honors in singles action.
Brubaker and Albertson also made the
second team in doubles action.
Jamie Brubaker, 03 Biology, said,
“Overall we had a successful weekend.
Saturday night we fought hard against
Frostburg and in the end prevailed. Our
doubles teams played well but it was
the singles matches which made the dif
ference. On Sunday, we won several
key matches which earned us many
honors for the conference, not to men
tion narrowly squeaking by Frostburg
to capture the championship for the
second year in a row. As back to back
champions in the conference, we are
even more determined to defend our
title in next year’s battles.”
Rubay (31), Amy Bednar (32), and
Robin Suhrie (42). “We are getting bet
ter as a team each week,” said Hoffman.
“Overall I thought we competed well,
and now we will be getting ready for
the AMCC Championship next week
The teams will now have the chance
to meet their goals this Saturday on
their home course. Behrend will play
host for the AMCC Championships this
year, as the gun will sound at 11:00 a m.
for the women and 11:45 a.m. for the
men. The start and finish lines will be
at the soccer fields, and fan participa
tion is strongly encouraged.
Overall Record AMCC
Behrend 0 Frostburg 4
Behrend 2 Keuka 1
Upcoming Behrend Games
October 24 Brockport 1:00 p.m.
October 29 Buffalo State 3:00 p.m.
Women’s soccer clinches
title; Men go 1-1
, . _ . , , . . photo by Andrea Zaffino
A member of the Behrend women s soccer team runs toward the ball.
The Penn State Behrend women’s
soccer team continued their domi
nating season by posting a 3-0 win
at conference rival Frostburg this
past Saturday to clinch the AMCC
regular season championship.
“Great defense played a major
role in the win,” assistant coach
Melissa Eging commented. “Their
two great forwards, Amy Foote and
Erin Forbes, were contained the
entire game. But all eleven players
on the field did a great job.”
Goals for Behrend were scored by
Bethany Cummings, Laura Ferko,
and Katie Giles. Michelle Malatesta
recorded the shutout in net. The win
assured that the women will host the
Allegheny Mountain Collegiate
Conference tournament, which will
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take place on Saturday, October 31,
and Sunday, November 1. Their
record as of last Saturday stood at 12-
1-2 overall, 4-0 in conference.
Eging continued, “Our goal was to
win the conference, and we have ac
complished that. Now we’ll just take
it game by game and keep playing
After a game yesterday, the women
will next play at home against
Brockport on Alumni Day, this Sat
urday, October 24.
The Behrend men’s soccer team
played a pair of games this past week,
suffering their first conference loss at
Frostburg 4-0 on Saturday, then re
bounding for a win at home against
Keuka 2-1 on Tuesday.
Saturday’s loss at Frostburg was a
hard fought game against their
conference’s top ranked team.
Penn State Altoona
Behrend 5 Frostburg 4
AMCC Championships - Ist Place
The Behrend men finished in second place at the Pitt-Bradford
The Behrend women finished in fifth place at the Pitt-Bradford
Upcoming Behrend Meet
October 24 AMCC Championships at Behrend 11:00 a.m,
"We had chances to score, but we
just couldn't capitalize,” assistant
coach Chuck Baranich said. “We
played hard, but it just didn’t work out
in our favor.”
Behrend looks for revenge when
they travel to Frostburg for their Al
legheny Mountain Collegiate Confer
ence tournament, taking place on Sat
urday, November 6, and Monday, No
The Behrend men sent Keuka Col
lege home with a loss on Tuesday,
thanks to goals by Josh Castillo and
Dan Falk. Travis Lang and Aaron
Pent?, assisted on the goals. A Keuka
goal late in the game prevented the
shutout. Behrend’s record is 8-7 over
all, 4-1 in conference.
The men’s next game is at home
against Brockport on Alumni Day, this
Saturday, October 24.