Bloomsburg tops Lady Cats

BLOOMSBURG – Bloomsburg University, ranked No. 7 in this week’s NSCAA Division II Atlantic Region Poll, built a 2-0 halftime lead and added three more goals in the second half, handing Pitt-Johnstown a 5-0 loss Saturday afternoon.

Bloomsburg raised its record to 10-3-0 while UPJ fell to 3-11-0.

Kelly Stoka scored three goals and collected an assist to lead the Huskies.

UPJ goalkeeper Stephanie Paha faced 31 shots and made seven saves, but gave up five goals.

Frances Nicoletti saw just seven Lady Cats shots and made two saves to earn the shutout.

UPJ men fall on the road

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. - West Virginia Wesleyan College managed to get just one goal against Mountain Cats goalkeeper Craig Neff, but it proved to be the game-winner, as Pitt-Johnstown suffered a tough 1-0 road loss on Friday night.

With the loss, Pitt-Johnstown dropped to 6-7-1 overall and 3-3-1 in the WVIAC.

West Virginia Wesleyan improved to 8-4-1 overall and took over first place in the conference with a 6-1-1 record.

Brett Fackenthal found the back of the net two minutes into the match, and the Bobcats were able to hold that slim lead for the next

88 minutes to defeat the Mountain Cats.


Kochis tied for 14th place

PIPESTEM, W.Va. – Chad Kochis shot a two-day total of 149 to tie for 14th place and lead the Pitt-Johns-town men to a tie for 10th place with Salem International (WV) University at Thursday and Friday’s WVIAC Southern Regional Tournament at Pipestem Golf Club.

Kochis fired a two-over 74 on Thursday and a three-over 75 on Friday to finish 5-over.

Ohio Valley (W.Va.) University stormed back to defeat Concord (W.Va.) University by four shots to win the team championship. Ohio Valley’s J.C. Beecroft claimed the individual crown on the second sudden-death playoff hole.


UPJ drops pair in tournament

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. – After splitting a pair of games to open the Shepherd (W.Va.) University Crossover Tournament on Friday, Pitt-Johnstown finished the tournament with a 3-2 loss to Slippery Rock and a 3-0 loss to IUP on Saturday.

UPJ’s Kristin Irwin had 15 kills against Slippery Rock and Taylor Hrescak (Richland) had 10 kills against IUP.

The Lady Cats, who went 1-3 at the tournament, are now 16-9.

UPJ suffered a 25-16, 22-25,

17-25, 25-9, 15-9 loss to The Rock and fell 25-20, 27-25, 26-24 to IUP.

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