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Men and women runners place
second at AMCC Championships
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Ihe Behrend iiiiiiS and
women-, tuns countrx minis both
finished second in lhe Allegheny
Mountain Collegiate Conlerence
Championships this past Saiutday
on then home course Despite host
ing the IWN Championships, the
Lions weren't able lo oxercome a
strong I-'rostbnrii Slate learn that
won both the men's and the
women s races
Ihe men's team was able lo keep
the results in doubt, hanging with
the Lrostbuia State team throueh-
out the race Despite coining up
short. Conch Rich Hollmaii was
impressed with what he saw "We
ran probable oui best team taco ol
the season, and I was so excited
during the race It was electric out
there I was on the ionise at vs
miles, and our pins came thiough
m this huge pack and were sliding
the cap on biosibuig. and I |iist
thought it was an awesome sight
to see.'' commented Hollmaii
laosthure i- tanked 14th in the na
tn'ii. but the I.loin weie able to
kee] 1 the score close I tollman said
the race was htei a 11 x not decided
uni l l exerv one was m the June
Lrostburg placed runners in lust,
second and third lollowed In
Behrend A Brian (lames i2S:22i.
Adam D/unckx i 2556 i. Mark
Surox lec I 2‘h I I l. I’x lei Id ax is
Housing and Food Service
Brian Gaines, freshman cross country runner, has been named the Housing and
Food Service Athlete of the Week. Gaines finished fourth at last weekend’s AMCC
Championships, with a time of 28:22. His performance helped Behrend earn a second
place finish in the conference.
“Brian has had an excellent season, winning three meets and being very competi
tive in his other meets against tough competition. It is not real common for a freshman to
accomplish what Brian has so far this year, and I think it speaks highly of both his ability,
his dedication and his hard work,” said coach Rich Hoffman.
Gaines w-as also named the AMCC Newcomer of the Year. On the year, Gaines
won three meets and w'as a consistent performer all year long.
Gaines is a graduate of Union City High School.
1 .uke Fne
(letober 3 I
The Behrend men finished in second place at the AMCC
Championships this past Saturday.
The Behrend women finished in second place at the
AMCC Championships this past Saturday
Frostburg State won both the men’s and women’s team
Upcoming Behrend Meet
November 14 Regional Meet
(24 24). and Dennis Halns/.ynxki
(24:34). placing fourth through eighth,
rcspcctix clx. I ’rcshman Matt Hcidcckcr
I unshed I Oth in Ins first race back from
an earlx season injury, Lrosthurg's Irank
C'uriel xxon the meet in 27 46.
When the I null tallying xvas complete.
Lrostburg look first with 26 points. Be
hrend placed second xx ith 30 points and
Lußoche and Pill-Bradlord finished
ilnrd and lourlli with 40 and 105 points,
I ; reslunnn Brian Games xxas tew aided
with the Nexxcomer of the Year award
lor bis consistenilx strong finishes and
limes throughout the season. Hoffman,
impressed with (lames' success said.
"Brian has been hax mg a terrific season
and this is a xx el I desreved honor.'' He
added, "we sometimes lorgct that Brian
is a freshman considering the xvay he
races, but the guys he was running
against Saturday are no slouches and
Brian proved he belonged.''
Games also xxas named lo the All
Conlerence team along xvitli teammates
Adam D/unckx. Mark Surox ice and
Txler I rax is
I'lie women's team also finished sec-
ond this past Saturday. Lrostburg placed
all fixe of their lop runners in the top
ftxe. Behrend's Ahhy Crilley (22:26)
finished in sixth place as teammates Ken
I.oxvman (23:17). Tina Rubav (24:45).
Kelly Lriess (25:02). and Amy Bednar
(25:1 I ) placed Xth. I Oth. I Ith anil 12th
rcspectixelx. L’rostburg’s Angie Shaw
xx on the individual title in 20:33.
Lrostburg swept the meet with 15
Athlete of the Week
Men’s Cross Country
October 19-October 26
■ rd 8-9
Brock port 1
Upcoming Behrend Games
points, followed by Behrend with 47
points. Bitt-Bradlord finished in third
with 75 points.
In only Ahhy ( rilley's second race
at the collegiate lex-el. she was named
to the AMGG All-Conference team t'ot
her performance at the Championships.
In only his first year coaching.
Hoffman xvas named the men's Coach
of the Year m the AMCC. Honored
xvitli such recoenition. Hoffman said.
"it was a great honor because I xvas
xoted on by the other coaches and be
cause it was a result of the effort our
men put forth and the race that they ran.
Although the honor xvas given to me. I
look at it as an honor lor our men's team
Both the men and the women will
compete at Regionalson November 14.
Coach Hoffman remains hopeful that
the men can qualify for the National
Meet at the end of November. Hottman
said, "we are still looking at running to
claim a berth at nationals, a (all order
for any program, but we have the guys
that can pull it oil.'' The women tutu
to continue to improve on a building
vear. "We hav e been nettinu better anil
belter each week, and I want to end the
season on a good positive note. ' said
Hoffman. The men and women will
have three xx eeks ol training to prep tire
for the Regional meet. Hoffman con
cluded. “we'll prepare xidl lor
Regionals. and I am confident we'll run
our best races of the season at that
Behrend 1 Brockport 2
Upcoming Behrend Games
October 29 Buffalo State 3:00 p.m.
November 3 Allegheny 2:30 p.m.
The men’s soccer team battles Brockport on Homecoming weekend
Lion soccer teams play for
Bv Malt Buser
On Saturday the Behrend men’s
and women’s soecer teams both
played to a huge Homecoming
crowd in this past week’s action.
Both teams hosted Brockport. The
seven senior players from both
We had big wins the
week before against
Carnegie Mellon and
Frostburg, and I think it
was hard for us to mus
ter the same intensity
Behrend teams were recognized for
their dedication to the Behrend soc
cer program. Unfortunately, neither
team was able to score a win for the
large contingent of Behrend fans.
The men suffered a 2-1 defeat in
xisuml women 's mixer coach
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their only game of the week
women played to a 1-1 tie against
Brockport, and split two other games
against Allegheny and Buffalo State
during the week.
With the 2-1 loss to Brockport, the
men’s record stands at 10-8 overall,
4-1 in the conference. Travis Lang
scored the lone goal for Behrend on
a direct kick. Senior players for the
men’s team are midfielders Travis
Lang and Kevin Rinehardt. as well
as forward Andrew Kariotis.
The men play their final two regu
lar season games at home, today at
3:00 against Buffalo State, and Tues
day, November 3, at 2:30, against Al
legheny. The men travel to Frostburg
next weekend for their Allegheny
Mountain Collegiate Conference
tournament on November 7-8.
Saturday’s tie for the women
against Brockport was a hard fought,
physical game. Bchrend's goal came
when Katie Giles scored on a well
executed give-and-go with Amy
Laßocca. Senior players for the
women’s team are midfielder Jen
Penn State Altoona 8-14
Lake Erie 0-22
Behrend 3 Buffalo State 0
Behrend 1 Clarion 3
Behrend 0 Muskingum 3
Behrend 0 Binghamton 3
Behrend 0 St. John Fisher 3
Behrend 1 Pitt-Bradford 3
Behrend 3 Pitt-Greensburg 0
Upcoming Behrend Matches
October 31 @ Pitt-Greensburg LOOp.m
November 3 @ Lake Erie 7:00 p.m.
Bargiband. defenders Kristen Gonter
and Michelle Finch, and forward Lisa
On Wednesday October 21, the
women hosted Allegheny and suffered
a 2-0 defeat. "We had big wins the
week before against Carnegie Mellon
and Frostburg. and I think it was hard
for us to muster the same intensity.”
assistant coach Melissa F,gitig said of
()n Tuesday. ()ctober 27, the women
traveled to Buffalo State, and rolled
to a 3-1 victory. Goals were scored
bv Katie Cities. Amy Laßocca. and
Keilv Ma/e. "It was difficult to travel
that far lor a came, and field condi-
tions were poor,” Kging commented,
"hut it was important to end the regu
lar season on a positive note, and we
were able to accomplish that."
JT.c women finished the regular sea
son 13-2 3 overall, 4-0 tn conference.
The women host their AMCC tourna
ment this weekend and play on Satur
day at 11 :(X). The championship game
will be Sunday at LOO p.m.
Overall Record AMCC
photo by Andrea Zaffino