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Penn State Sports Roundup
,Men fencers battle Notre Dame
The string of nine wins doesn't mean
so much to the men's fencing team. The
real test for the team is tomorrow at
Ohio State when it faces No. 1 ranked
Notre Dame, Ohio State and Michigan
Notre Dame's fencers were the .
National Collegiate Athletic
Association's champs for the last two
years. One reason is that the team in
cludes the NCAA sabre champion. If that
is not enough, the Irish have added in
ternational epee fencer Bjorn Baggo to
, "With both these men on their team, it
naturally adds motivation to the sabre
and epee squads to see how well they can
perform against these two men," coach
Mac Garret said.
But its not so much the competitors
1 that worry Garret. The Lions will fence
I in a 'different format. The team will split
into its three-weapon squads so that each
Lady swimmers drown Warriors
The women's swimming team took
another easy victory O. the expense of
'East Stroudsburg, 101-30, yesterday.
Penn State's main objective going into
rrv. , .ct against the Warriors was to
qualify more team members in their
~ s ,econd events. The Lady Lions achieved
t jpis goal with four girls qualifying for
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will face its opposing squad
simultaneously instead of the three
round format used at home meets.
—by Becky AndreWs
Fencewomen in Ohio
The women's fencing team travels to
Ohio State to battle the Buckeyes, Notre
Dame, its sister school St. Mary's and
"Ohio State is really coming on
strong," coach Beth Alphin said. "Under
their new coach, they have made more
improvement since September than in
the 11 years we have fenced them.
"They have Janet Gerrty who will be
going to the Junior Olympics right after
she fences us. She would have made the
finals of the Penn State Open if she
hadn't pooped out. She could have been
in the top four. Gerrty really gave us
trouble," Alphin said.
In the 100-yard butterfly, Chris Ven
neri qualified with a 1:02.73 while her
1:04.04 time in the 100 individual medley
also met the Eastern time standard. The
other two qualifiers were Deb Keyser in
the 100 individual medley with a 1:03.39
time and Bobbi Millard in the 50-yard
butterfly with a 28.54.
Penn State's divers, however, did have
Last season the Lady Lions beat Ohio
State, 9-7, and have a series record of 12-
.2. The women have met Michigan only
once before which resulted in a Lady
Lion victory. —by Becky Andrews
Splicers play Army
A key weekend is coming up for the
men's volleyball team when it takes on
Army, Springfield and the New Jersey
Institute of Technology.
"We have to look at this weekend in
terms of coming back from a disap
pointing loss to Rutgers and find out the
maturity of the team," Lion coach Tom
Tait said. "We have to also see the
maturity of the players in regard to a
couple of injuries.
Penn State competes against Army at
4 today in West Point.
Last weekend, Army beat No. 4 ranked
Ohio State at the Pitt Invitational.
very good performances. Colette Bizal
met the national qualifying standard for
the three-meter board with 286.3 points
and is now eligible to compete from both
boards in nationals. '
The Lady Lions host Princeton, this
season's winner of the Ivy League title,
at 1:30 tomorrow in the Natatorium.
—by Caryl Kauffman
Cadets, cagers equal snoozer
A team from the United States
Military Academy should feature a
lot of fire power, right? Wrong.
Take a look at the results of Army's
last game against lona. The Cadets
took a grand total of only 34 shots in a'
55-53 loss. In the first half alone,
Army took more foul shots than shots
from the floor.
Translate that type of shooting into
a matchup with Penn State and the
final score could end up in the single
digits when the Lions entertain Army
at 2:10 tomorrow afternoon in Rec
Swimmen take on Mountaineers
By ED SOCIIA
Daily Collegian Sports Writer
The men's swimming team will limp into West Virginia
Saturday for a 4 p.m. match with the Mountaineers.
The swimmers are still affected by injuries, and after last
Wednesday's match with Bucknell, there are two more to add
to the injured list.
Kevin McKee, a freshman backstrokes, is a questionable
starter, and didn't participate in a Thursday afternoon
workout because of swollen glands.
The second addition to the list of injuries is Brian O'Shea,
who suffered an injured neck in a collision during Wednesday's
match with Bucknell. O'Shea, however, will start tomorrow.
"We'll try to swim the best meet we can," said Penn State
swimming coach Lou Mac Neill.
Mac Neill said the meet will not be one of the better ones for
But Lion fans have grown at.
customed to low scoring games. The
,last time the Penn State basketball
team scored more than 60 points in
one game was over a month ago when
it scored •68 in a 15-point loss to
Virginia Tech. Since that time scores
have hovered around the 40-point
On the season, the Lions are
holding their opponents to an average
of 62.5 points per game, but over the
last eight games opponents have
scored an average of only 40 points.
"They're strong in every single event," Mac Neill said about
the Mountaineers, who are ranked among the top five teams in
the East. "They could take first or second in every event."
Mac Neill sees a good match in the 400-yard medley relay,
but concedes that Penn State won't do well in the 1,000 yard
"I talked to the West Virginia coach about the possibility of
extending it to 1,650 (yards)," Mac Neill said. He explained
that extending the event would give the swimmers more
practice for the upcoming Eastern competition scheduled for
"But I talked with Andy Cosgarea ( the team's top man in the
1,000) and he said he'd like to take it easy going into the
Easterns," Mac Neill said: "So we'll probably put Cosgarea in
the 200 (freestyle). We're not going to have a good 1,000."
"They're way ahead of us," Mac Neill said.
The Daily Collegian Friday, Feb. 16, 1979-
The Cadets, 13-9, should offer Penn
State some aggressive competition
with a frontcourt of bull-like players.
TIP-INS: Mike Edelman continues
to lead the Lions in scoring with 11.5
points per game.... Steve Kuhn, the
team's second leading scorer, is still
mired in a scoring slump; he has not
scored more than five points in the
last five games. ... The Lions have
two games remaining in Eastern
Eight competition against
Massachusetts and Duquesne.
—by Ron Wenig