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page 10 - The Behrend College Beacon - November 5. 1998
Lady Lions soccer
captures AMCC crown
By Matt Buser
The Penn Stale Behrend
women's soccer team hosted and
won their Allegheny Mountain
Collegiate Conference tournament
this past weekend. Behrend de
feated Lake Erie 2-0 in semifinal
action on Saturday and won 2-1
against Laßoche in the final on
Saturday's 2-0 win against Lake
Erie did not come easily. “Lake
Erie is a tough team to play." as
sistant coach Melissa Eging said of
their opponent. “They play an un
orthodox style that resulted in us
drawing 15 offside penalties."
Goals Lor Behrend were scored hy
Kelly Ma/.e and Katie Giles.
Goalie Michelle Malatesta played
Women’s volleyball set for
By Jamie Salapek
On October 28th, the Behrend
women's volleyball team treated an
enthusiastic crowd to a five game
victory over Laßoche College in
Erie Hall. The Lions had lost to La
Roche in a previous match on Sep
tember 24th hut came out fired up
to beat their conference rival.
Behrend came out strong with pre
cise passing and accurate sets that
brought the crowd to their feet.
Despite losing two of the five games
due to small mistakes that were very
crucial to the outcome, the Lions
Basketball tip-off November 21
Frostburg 11 -5
La Roche 13-6
Lake Erie 13-8
Behrend 3 Buffalo State
Behrend 2 Lake Erie 0
Behrend 2 Laßoche 1
Upcoming Behrend Games
November 7-8 ECAC Championships
Behrend vs. Franklin & Marshall (12-6)
Championship Game is on Sunday, Nov. 8 at 1:00
Behrend 3 Buffalo State 1
Behrend 2 Allegheny 1 OT
Upcoming Behrend Games
November 7-8 @ Frostburg State, Maryland
strong and recorded the shutout in net.
Sunday's championship game against
Laßoche was a very dramatic 2-1 win.
Both teams failed to convert penalty
kicks, and both teams scored "own
goals," goals scored in their own net.
Behrend won thanks to a goal hy Katie
Giles and the game winner by Amy
Laßoeca off a nice feed from Laura
Ferko. Assistant coach Eging com
mented on the win and the tournament.
"We expected to face frostburg. but
whoever we faced, our expectation was
to win. We knew going in to the week
end that to get in the regional tourna
ment we had to w in our conference tour-
The Behrend team's impressive 15-2-
5 season was recognized with a #3 seed
in the 1998 Eastern College Athletic
Conference (ECAC) Division 111 Mid-
Atlantic Women's Soccer Champion
were able to increase their intensity
as the night went on because of the
importance of the match to the
Behrend finished up the five games
with a victory. The win had special
importance for senior Angela Traister
who played her final home game of
her three vear career for the Lions.
Being senior recognition night,
Traister was applauded for her out
standing skills over the past three
On Halloween night, while most
were trick or treating, the Behrend
Lions treated Pitt-Greenshurg to a
three to two loss in Behrend's last
Overall Record AMCC
ship, taking place this weekend in
Allentown, Pennsylvania. The women
will face #2 seeded Franklin &
Marshall on Saturday at 11:()(). Host
and #1 seed Muhlenberg plays against
Behrend conference rival Frostburg, the
#4 seed in the other semifinal game.
The championship game will be played
Sunday at 1:00 p.m.
The All-AMCC Women's Soccer
Team was announced Monday and Be
hrend led the way with four members,
the most in the conference. Players
honored were midfielder Katie Giles,
delenders Michelle Finch and Jill
Yamma, and forward Jen Bargihand.
Also honored were goalie Michelle
Malatesta, who was also named AMCC
Co-Newcomer of the Year, and
midfielder Laura Ferko, named AMCC
Co-Most Valuable Player.
dual match of the season.
The match took five drawn out
games before Behrend was victorious.
This was a much slower paced match
that saw the Lions struggling at times
with their serves. Pitt-Greensburg
had changed their offense and caught
Behrend by surprise. The Lions’ hit
ting wasn’t as effective at the start of
the match, but they were able to ad
just their defense which allowed the
game to pick up. Adjusting to the new
strategies of Pitt-Greensburg was the
key for Behrend's suceess.
On November 6-7, Behrend travels
to Frostburg State to compete for their
standing in the AMCC Tournament.
Overall Record AMCC
Frostburg 31-3 8-0
Pitt-Bradford 17-10 6-4
Laßoche 16-17 6-2
Behrend 11-21 6-4
Pitt-Greensburg 5-18 1-7
Penn State Altoona 8-14 1-5
Lake Erie 0-22 0-9
Behrend 3 Laßoche 2
Behrend 3 Pitt-Greensburg 2
Upcoming Behrend Matches
November 6-7 AMCC Championships
November 13-14 ECAC Championships
Upcoming Behrend Meet
November 14 Regional Meet @ Allentown
The AMCC women’s tennis champions: The Behrend Lions
Name: Jill Yamma
Sport: Women’s Soccer
Jill Yamma, a junior defender, has been named the Housing and Food Service Athlete o
the Week. Yamma helped lead the Behrend Lions to a 3-0 week and the AMCC conference
“Jill played solid. She anchored the defense with her strong physical presence,” said
assistant coach Melissa Eging. “She also created a lot of scoring opportunities for her team
mates,” Eging added.
Penn State Behrend defeated Buffalo State 3-1 on Wednesday and then beat AMCC foe:
Lake Erie, 2-0, and Laßoche, 2-1, to win the conference tournament. Behrend finished the
regular season with a school record ot Fifteen wins and the best winning percentage in the
women’s soccer program's history.
Yamma is a graduate of McDowell High School.
Housing and Food Service
October 26-November 2
November 1 3th
Scrimmages , prizes
Athlete of the Week
photo courtesy of Jen Morton