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Friday, January 19, 2007

 

UPG Launches New Athletics Web Site

 

The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg Athletic Department and the UPG Computer Center have joined together to create a new UPG Athletics Website.  The new Web Site will now be the place to get all the most recent updates about your favorite Bobcat Teams.

 

Please visit the site at the following address....  www.upg.pitt.edu/athletics

 

You can also visit the new site by going to the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg main page and clicking on the "Athletics Update" link on front page.

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

 

Menhorn Reaches 1,000 Point Mark in Lady Bobcat Victory

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Women's Basketball Team won their fourth straight game, as they defeated Penn State Altoona 73-54 tonight in Chambers Hall Gymnasium.  The win moves UPG to 9-6 overall and 7-2 in conference play.

 

In the process, junior guard Tiffany Menhorn (Greensburg, PA/Greater Latrobe) became the fourth women's basketball player in school history to surpass the 1,000-point mark. 

 

The Bobcats jumped out to an 11-2 lead early and never trailed as they overwhelmed the Lions with an efficient offensive effort.  UPG shot 46% from the field and 50% from behind the arc as they constanly presented problems for the Altoona defense.

 

Menhorn, who entered the game needing 15 points to reach the 1,000-point mark, scored 16 points in the first half, en route to a game-high 21 points.  She reached the milestone by connecting on a free throw with just over five minutes remaining in the first half.  She also posted a team-best nine rebounds in the contest.  Menhorn became the first women's player to reach the milestone in her junior season. 

 

Three other Bobcats were in double figures led by Kelsey Wilcox (Dubois, PA/Dubois) who netted 11 points and seven rebounds.  Nicole Reiser (Renfrew, PA/Knoch) and Julie Ehrman (Butler, PA/Butler) each chipped in with 10 points.  Reiser also added eight rebounds and five assists.

 

The Lions were paced by Erin McGowan with nine points and Shanise Thornton with eight.

 

UPG will be back in action on Saturday, January 20, when they travel to face Lake Erie College.  Tip-of is set for 2:00 PM. 

 

 

Men's Basketball Falls to Penn State Altoona

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Men's Basketball Team saw four players post double figures, but it wasn't enough as the Bobcats fell at home to Penn State Altoona 88-76 tonight.  The loss was the fourth straight for UPG, which fell to 2-14 overall and 2-7 in the AMCC.  Altoona improved to 4-11 overall and 3-6 in conference action. 

 

The Bobcats controlled the entire first half, leading by as many as 10 points.  They went to the half with a 39-36 lead.  The second half was an entire different story, as the Lions shot 70% from the field and scored 52 points to bust the game wide open. 

 

Rashad Davison (Washington, PA/Washington) led UPG with 18 points and seven assists, and Matt Rowland (Belle Vernon, PA/Belle Vernon)  posted 15 points.  Tim Gustin (Shinglehouse, PA/Oswayo Valley) and Ed Montgomery (Homestead, PA/Steel Valley) chipped in with 14 and 12 points respectively.

 

The Lions were paced by Tyler Franklin, who notched a game-high 23 points.  Colin Geiger added 20 points and Quinton Dziabo chipped in with 19.

 

UPG will travel to face conference front-runner Lake Erie College on Saturday, January 20.  Game-time is set for 4:00 PM. 

 

 

 

Monday, January 15, 2007

 

Men's Basketball Team Loses Heartbreaker

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Men's Basketball Team fell to host La Roche College in heartbreaking fashion, falling to the Redhawks 87-86 in double-overtime.  The loss moves the Bobcats to 2-13 overall and 2-6 in AMCC action. 

 

The two teams were tied at 65 apiece through forty minutes of regulation, and were again tied at 74 after the first five minute overtime period.  The Redhawks finished the game by outscoring UPG 13-12 in the final five minute period.

 

UPG was led by Tim Gustin (Shinglehouse, PA/Oswayo Valley) who came off the bench to score a game-high 24 points to go along with a team-high eight rebounds.  Gustin shot 9 of 12 from the floor en route to his big night offensively.  Rashad Davison (Washington, PA/Washington) posted 21 points for the Bobcats and Matt Rowland (Belle Vernon, PA/Belle Vernon) chipped in with 14 points.

 

The Redhawks were led by Zach Kostorick with 20 points and seven rebounds.  Stacy Grady chipped in with 18 points and six rebounds.

 

UPG will play host to Penn State Altoona on Wednesday, January 17.  Game time is set for 8:00 PM. 

 

 

Women's Basketball Team Captures Third Straight Victory

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Women's Basketball Team won their third consecutive game by defeating host La Roche College 62-54 today.  The win moves UPG to 8-6 overall and 6-2 in conference play. 

 

The Bobcats opened the game on a 16-4 run, and held off a pesky Redhawk team the rest of the first half to lead 30-19 at the half.  UPG then stretched the lead to as much as 16 points in the second half, before La Roche made a late run to cut the lead to single digits.

 

Four Bobcats reached double figures, led by Kelsey Wilcox (Dubois, PA/Dubois) who posted a game-high 15 points and added a team-best nine rebounds.  Julie Ehrman (Butler, PA/Butler) chipped in 14 points and four assists, while Tiffany Menhorn (Greensburg, PA/Greater Latrobe) added 13 points and five steals.  Nicole Reiser (Renfrew, PA/Knoch) added 10 points for UPG.

 

La Roche was led by Tina Ball and Shauna Browning who posted 14 and 12 points respectively.

 

The Bobcats will face off with Penn State Altoona on Wednesday, January 17, in Chambers Hall Gymnasium.  The game is set to start at 6:00 PM. 

 

 

 

Saturday, January 13, 2007

 

Second-Half Surge Leads to Lady Bobcat Victory

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Women's Basketball Team used a big second half to earn a conference victory over Pitt-Bradford tonight.  The Bobcats outscored Bradford 36-20 in the second half to close with a 63-50 victory.  UPG is now 7-6 overall and 5-2 in the AMCC.  Pitt-Bradford fell to 5-7 overall and 4-3 in conference action.

 

The Panthers jumped out to a 30-27 halftime lead led by Katie Moore's 11 points.  The Bobcats, however, held the Panthers scoreless for nearly the fist eight minutes of the second half as they opened up a quick double-digit lead. 

 

Nicole Reiser (Renfrew, PA/Knoch) knocked down 5 of 6 three-point field goals en route to a game-high 19 points.  Freshman forward Kelsey Wilcox (Dubois, PA/Dubois) netted 18 points, grabbed a team-best seven rebounds, and added a team-high four steals.  Tiffany Menhorn (Greensburg, PA/Greater Latrobe) and Julie Ehrman (Butler, PA/Butler) both chipped in with 10 points to round out the double-digit scorers.

 

The Bobcats opened the second-half with a full-court press that forced 15 Panther turnovers in the second half.  Amanda Sheaffer (Pittsburgh, PA/Keystone Oaks) and Brittney Radic (Monongahela, PA/Ringgold) came off the bench to spark the defensive effort as the two players hassled the Panthers in the full-court and combined for five steals.

 

Bradford was led by Taiasha Brown who posted 16 points and 11 rebounds.  Katie Moore chipped in with 13 points and five steals.

 

The Bobcats are back in action on Monday, January 15, when they travel to La Roche College for a 4:00 PM game.

 

 

Bobcats Fall to Conference Rival Pitt-Bradford

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Men's Basketball Team dropped their second consecutive game, as they fell to host Pitt-Bradford 85-69 tonight.  UPG falls to 2-12 overall and 2-5 in AMCC play, while Pitt-Bradford improves to 8-6 overall and 5-2 in league play.

 

The Panthers controlled most of the first half and entered the intermission with a 34-27 victory.  The Bobcats roared back in the second half, however, and tied the game around the ten minute mark.  But, the Panthers came through down the stretch and used some hot shooting to pull away for the victory.

 

The Bobcats were led by Matt Rowland (Belle Vernon, PA/Belle Vernon) who posted a team-high 17 points and five rebounds.  Rashad Davison (Washington, PA/Washington) netted 14 points as the only other Bobcat in double-digits.

 

The Panthers were led by Mark Austin who contributed game-highs with 20 points and 14 rebounds.  Shawn Spindler added 13 points, 10 rebounds, and four assists.

 

UPG will be back in action Monday, January 15, when they travel to La Roche College.  Tip-off is set for 6:00 PM. 

 

 

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

 

Women's Basketball Picks Up Conference Victory

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Women's Basketball Team battled a pesky Hilbert College team and came out on top 62-51 tonight in Chambers Hall Gymnasium.  The win improves UPG to 6-6 overall and 4-2 in conference play, while Hilbert falls to 1-11 and 1-5. 

 

UPG trailed much of the first half before closing with a 9-2 run to lead 30-2 at the half.  In the second frame, the Bobcats opened up a quick double-digit lead, and then hung on and despite several Hawk rallies. 

 

Nicole Reiser (Renfrew, PA/Knoch) led the Bobcats with a game-high 18 points and five assists.  Resier shot 9 of 14 from the field and also added four steals defensively.  Tiffany Menhorn (Greensburg, PA/Greater Latrobe) added 16 points, six rebounds, four assists, and four steals in a solid all-around effort, and Kelsey Wilcox (Dubois, PA/Dubois) chipped in with 15 points and nine rebounds.

 

Amanda McHale led Hilbert with 14 points and 12 rebounds, while Lucy Zver added 12 points and seven boards.

 

UPG will be back in action this Saturday, January 13, when they travel to face AMCC rival Pitt-Bradford.  The game is set for a 4:00 PM start.

 

 

Men's Basketball Drops Home Game

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Men's Basketball Team got off to a slow start, and were unable to shake visiting Hilbert College tonight.  The Hawks won the game 88-74 to improve to 7-7 overall and 4-2 in the AMCC.  The Bobcats fell to 2-11 overall and 2-4 in the AMCC.

 

The Hawks jumped out to a 19-5 lead in the early going, but watched as the Bobcats cut into the lead and trailed by just four at the half.  The two teams traded the lead several times in the second frame before Hilbert was able to pull away in the final three minutes.

 

Rashad Davison (Washington, PA/Washington) knocked down 8 of 9 from the field to lead the Bobcats with 19 points.  He also posted eight rebounds.  Tim Gustin (Shinglehouse, PA/Oswayo Valley) came off the bench to spark UPG with 14 points, while Ed Montgomery (Homestead, PA/Steel Valley) and Matt Rowland (Belle Vernon, PA/Belle Vernon) chipped in with 13 and 12 points respectively. 

 

Hilbert was led by AMCC leading scorer Dallas Reinard, who netted 23 points.  Corey Vander Sluis added 21 points and eight rebounds.

 

UPG will travel to Pitt-Bradford on Saturday, January 13, to face the Panthers at 8:00 PM.

 

 

 

Saturday, January 6, 2007

 

Men's Basketball Team Picks Up Big Conference Win

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Men's Basketball Team broke a four-game losing streak by defeating conference rival Medaille College 74-71 tonight in Chambers Hall Gymnasium.  The win improves UPG to 2-10 overall and 2-3 in the AMCC, while Medaille fell to 4-8 overall and 0-5 in conference action.

 

The Bobcats opened up an eight-point halftime lead and held on in the second half as the Mavericks made several rally attempts.

 

Matt Rowland (Belle Vernon, PA/Belle Vernon) paced UPG with 24 points, five rebounds, and three assists.  Rashad Davison (Washington, PA/Washington) and Chris Streett (Murrysville, PA/Franklin Regional) added 15 and 13 points respectively, while Ed Montgomery (Homestead, PA/Steel Valley) and  Tim Gustin (Shinglehouse, PA/Oswayo Valley) both chipped in with 10 points.

 

James McNeil led the Mavericks with 15 points while Bill Gersitz netted 11 points.

 

UPG will host Hilbert College on Wednesday, January 10, in Chambers Hall Gymnasium.  The game is set for a 8:00 PM start.

 

 

Women's Basketball Falls Just Short Against Nationally Ranked Medaille College

 

For the second time in three games, the Pitt-Greensburg Women's Basketball Team faced a nationally ranked opponent, and today they nearly pulled the upset.  The Lady Bobcats fell to the nation's #22 ranked team 64-57 in Chambers Hall Gymnasium.  The loss moves UPG to 5-6 overall and 3-2 in the AMCC, while Medaille improved to 5-0 in conference and 9-3 overall.

 

The Bobcats battled through a tough first half and went to intermission down by eight points.  Medaille opened up a 15-point lead with eight minutes remaining and then saw the Bobcats claw back and cut the lead to just four points with one minute left.  The Bobcats had a chance to cut the lead to one-point with thirty seconds remaining, but a Julie Ehrman (Butler, PA/Butler) three-point attempt rimmed out and Medaille rebounded and held on for the win. 

 

Tiffany Menhorn (Greensburg, PA/Greater Latrobe) paced UPG with 20 points on 6 of 11 shooting from the field and 5 of 6 from the free throw line.  Ehrman added 11 points, including three baskets from behind the arc, and Kelsey Wilcox (Dubois, PA/Dubois) chipped in with eight points and a career-best 13 rebounds. 

 

Amanda Baker led Medaille with 17 points and Tiffany Collins came off the bench to net 12 points. Carissa Ferrucci and Marissa Clark both chipped in with 10 points.

 

Pitt-Greensburg will be back in action on Wednesday, January 6, when they host Hilbert College.  Tip-off is set for 6:00 PM. 

 

 

 

Wednesday, January 3, 2007

 

Lady Bobcats Open New Year With Big Victory

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Women's Basketball Team opened 2007 with a 67-61 victory over Washington and Jefferson College tonight in Washington, PA.  The win moves UPG back to .500 with a 5-5 record. 

 

The Bobcats and Presidents battled through a closely played first half with neither team able to pull away from the other.  W & J entered the half with a 29-27 lead.  The second half saw the Bobcats surge ahead with some hot outside shooting and opportunistic defense.  UPG opened a 13 point lead with 10 minutes remaining and withstood the President's late rally to win by six.

 

Tiffany Menhorn (Greensburg, PA/Greater Latrobe) returned from injury to score a team-high 16 points.  She also added six rebounds and four assists.  Kelsey Wilcox (Dubois, PA/Dubois) added 15 points and a team-high seven rebounds while Julie Ehrman (Butler, PA/Butler) and Nicole Reiser (Renfrew, PA/Knoch) each chipped in with 10 points apiece.

 

The Presidents were led by Emily Hays's nine points and Maggie Gibson grabbed a game-high 15 rebounds. 

 

UPG will next be in action on Saturday, January 6, when they face conference front runner Medaille College.  The game is set for a 2:00 PM start.

 

 

 

Saturday, December 30, 2006

 

Bobcats Drop Two Games in Texas

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Men's Basketball Team dropped two games during a trip to Georgetown, Texas.  The Bobcats lost  to Trinity University 82-71 in the opening game on December 29, and followed with a 76-34 loss to Southwestern University in game two this evening.  With the two losses, UPG falls to 1-10 on the season.

 

In game one against Trinity, the Bobcats received a career-high 30 points from Matt Rowland (Belle Vernon, PA/Belle Vernon) and Zach Liu (Warren, NJ/Watchung Hills Regional) chipped in with 14 points.  Tim Gustin (Shinglehouse, PA/Oswayo Valley) contributed eight points and 11 rebounds.

 

In game two, the Bobcats shot just 17% from the field as they scored a season low 34 points.  Southwestern, however, shot 50% from the field. The only Bobcat to net double figures was Rashad Davison (Washington, PA/Washington) with 14 points.

 

UPG will next be in action on January 6, when they host conference rival Medaille College.  Tip-off is set for 4:00 PM in Chambers Hall Gymnasium. 

 

 

 

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

 

Men's Basketball Falls on the Road to Westminster

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Men's Basketball Team traveled to Westminster College and were defeated 99-95 in a shoot out tonight.  The Bobcats fall to 1-8 on the season while Westminster improved to 5-4. 

 

Matt Rowland (Belle Vernon, PA/Belle Vernon) paced UPG with 17 points while Chris Streett (Murrysville, PA/Franklin Regional) added 15 points.  Tim Gustin (Shinglehouse, PA/Oswayo Valley) and Ed Montgomery (Homestead, PA/Steel Valley) each chipped in with 14 points.

 

UPG will be off until December 29, when they travel to Georgetown, TX to compete against Trinity University (TX).  They will then play Southwestern University (TX) on December 30. 

 

 

 

Women's Basketball Falls to Nation's #3 Team

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Women's Basketball team faced the #3 ranked team in the nation in Baldwin Wallace College tonight, and were defeated 76-25.  The Bobcats are now 4-5 on the season while the Yellow Jackets improved to 8-1.

 

Baldwin Wallace used their size and athleticism to completely shut down the UPG offense, and they continually scored by pushing the ball in transition.

 

Amanda Sheaffer (Pittsburgh, PA/Keystone Oaks) paced UPG with six points and five rebounds off the bench, and Lindsay Littler (Coraopolis, PA/West Allegheny) added five points.

 

UPG is now off for the Holiday season and will not play again until January 3, when they travel to Washington and Jefferson College. Game time is set for 6:00 PM. 

 

 

 

Saturday, December 9, 2006

 

Men's Basketball Team Falls on the Road

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Men's Basketball team was defeated by Penn State Behrend 73-61 tonight at Behrend.  The loss drops UPG to 1-7 overall and 1-3 in conference play.

 

The Bobcats trailed by just three points at the break, but saw Behrend pull away in the second half, several times building leads of double-digit margins. 

 

UPG was led by Rashad Davison (Washington, PA/Washington) with 13 points, five rebounds, and three assists.  Matt Rowland (Belle Vernon, PA/Belle Vernon) chipped in with 12 points.

 

Behrend was led by reigning AMCC 'Player of the Year' Kevin Buczynski who had 22 points and nine rebounds.  David Gahan added 15 points and 11 boards.

 

UPG will be off for over a week before traveling to Westminster College on December 19, for an 8:00 PM game.

 

 

Lady Bobcats Drop First Conference Game

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Women's Basketball Team was defeated for the first time in conference play as they fell to host Penn State Behrend 72-63.  UPG fell to 4-4 overall and 3-1 in the conference.

 

The two teams battled through a tight contest all night, with the lead hovering between three and six points.  Behrend pulled away late with some clutch free throw shooting. 

 

The Bobcats received an outstanding performance from freshman forward Kelsey Wilcox (Dubois, PA/Dubois) who posted her second straight double-double with 21 points and 12 rebounds.  Nicole Reiser (Renfrew, PA/Knoch) added 18 points and Julie Ehrman (Butler, PA/Butler) chipped in with 15 points. 

 

The Lions were led by Brittany Mays with 18 points, while Julia Andrus and Victoria Innes each had 15 points.

 

UPG will be off until December 19, when they host nationally ranked Baldwin Wallace College.  Tip-off is set for 6:00 PM. 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, December 6, 2006

 

Men's Basketball Earns First Win of the Season

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Men's Basketball Team picked up their first win of the season by defeating visiting Mount Aloysius College 96-84 tonight.  The Bobcats broke a seven-game losing streak dating back to the end of last season, and moved to 1-6 overall on the season and 1-2 in the conference.

 

The Bobcats held the Mounties to just 28% shooting from the field in the first half as they jumped out to a 41-27 lead at intermission.  The two teams then battled through a high-scoring second half that saw both teams score over 50 points.  The Bobcats survived the second-half rally and pulled away with the 12-point victory. 

 

Tim Gustin (Shinglehouse, PA/Oswayo Valley) came off the bench to spark UPG with a team-high 22 points.  Matt Rowland (Belle Vernon, PA/Belle Vernon) had a huge game for UPG with 19 points and a game-high 14 rebounds.  Rashad Davison (Washington, PA/Washington) added 18 points and Ed Montgomery (Homestead, PA/Steel Valley) posted 14. 

 

Roman Mims led the Mounties with 22 points and Darnell Hampton added 19. 

 

UPG will be back in action this Saturday, December 9, when they travel to face Penn State Behrend.  Game-time is set for 8:00 PM. 

 

 

Women's Basketball Wins Third Straight

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Women's Basketball Team remained unbeaten in conference action as they defeated Mount Aloysius College 74-60 tonight.  The win was the third consecutive for the Bobcats as they improved to 4-3 overall and 3-0 in the conference.

 

UPG dominated from the start as they opened up a 20-point lead midway through the first half.  The Mounties fought hard to close to within 13 points at halftime.  UPG again stretched the lead to over 20 in the second half and then hung on to win by 14. 

 

The Bobcats were led by Nicole Reiser (Renfrew, PA/Knoch) who posted a career-high 26 points.  The sophomore guard shot 12 for 19 from the field on the night.  She also had a team-best five steals.  Kelsey Wilcox (Dubois, PA/Dubois) had her first career double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds, and Julie Ehrman (Butler, PA/Butler) chipped in with 10 points. 

 

Mount Aloysius was led by Brianna Baker who posted a double-double with 17 points and 12 rebounds.  Brittany Fairman added 11 points off the bench for the Mounties. 

 

Pitt-Greensburg will travel to face Penn State Behrend this Saturday, December 9, to face the Lions in an AMCC showdown.  The game will start at 6:00 PM. 

 

 

 

 

Monday, December 4, 2006

 

Menhorn Named AMCC 'Player of the Week'

 

Pitt-Greensburg junior guard Tiffany Menhorn (Greensburg, PA/Greater Latrobe) was named the AMCC 'Player of the Week' in women's basketball for the week of December 4, 2006.

 

The honor is the first of the season for Menhorn and the third of her career.  The junior led UPG to a 2-0 conference week by averaging 15.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 1 steal, and 1 block per game.  She posted eight points and 10 rebounds in a win over Frostburg State on Wednesday, November 29, and followed that with a 23-point performance in an overtime win over Lake Erie on Saturday, December 2. 

 

Menhorn is currently averaging 14.5 points for the season, and is also averaging six rebounds and three assists per game.  UPG is 3-3 overall and 2-0 in conference play.  Their next contest will be Wednesday, December 6, when they host Mount Aloysius College at 6:00 PM in Chambers Hall Gymnasium. 

 

 

Saturday, December 2, 2006

 

Men's Basketball Falls to Lake Erie

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Men's Basketball Team was defeated by visiting Lake Erie College 97-58 this afternoon.  The loss moves UPG to 0-6 on the season and drops them to 0-2 in conference action.

 

Lake Erie dominated from the tip, opening up a commanding 16-3 lead to start the game.  They would never look back as they pulled away from UPG the entire game.  The Storm shot 50 % from the field in the contest and had 13 different players score.

 

UPG was led by Matt Rowland (Belle Vernon, PA/Belle Vernon) who netted 14 points.  Freshman Matt Cortazzo (Jeannette, PA/Penn Trafford) scored 13 points and grabbed a team-high six rebounds.

 

Lake Erie was led by Darnell Campbell who scored 18 points and grabbed seven rebounds.  Howard Washington added 16 points and J.D. Johnson chipped in with 11. 

 

UPG's next game will be Wednesday, December 6, when they host Mount Aloysius College.  Game-time is set for 8:00 PM. 

 

 

 

Women's Basketball Win Second Straight

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Women's Basketball Team won their second consecutive game, defeating Lake Erie College 67-62 in overtime.  The Bobcats improved to 3-3 on the season and are now 2-0 in the AMCC.

 

Both teams battled through a close first half with UPG taking a 29-27 halftime lead.  The Bobcats jumped out early in the second frame and opened up a six point lead.  UPG opened up its biggest lead of the game with a 10-point advantage with under six minutes remaining.  The Storm rallied back behind some hot shooting and forced the game into overtime. 

 

The overtime period saw the Bobcats defense take over as they allowed just four points in the extra period.  Nicole Beggs (Sarver, PA/Freeport) connected on a pair of free throws with 25 seconds remaining to put UPG up by three and Tiffany Menhorn (Greensburg, PA/Greater Latrobe) iced the game with two late free-throws.

 

Menhorn led the Bobcats with a season-best 23 points and added seven rebounds.  Danielle Maloney (Lower Burrell, PA/Burrell) came off the bench to net 12 points and Beggs added 10 points including some of the biggest shots of the second half.  Kelsey Wilcox (Dubois, PA/Dubois) contributed a team-best nine rebounds.

 

Lake Erie was led by Angela Bethel who knocked down five three-pointers en route to a 19 point game.  Loni Sargent had a double-double with 13 points and 13 rebounds. 

 

UPG will be back on the court Wednesday, December 6, when they host conference foe Mount Aloysius College.  Game time is set for 6:00 PM. 

 

 

 

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

 

Lady Bobcats Open Conference Play With Road Victory

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Women's Basketball Team opened up AMCC play with a big road victory over Frostburg State University.  UPG defeated Frostburg State 75-65 and improved to 2-3 overall and 1-0 in the conference.

 

Pitt-Greensburg started the game on fire as they opened up a 17-2 lead within the first five minutes of the game.  They built upon their hot start and went to halftime with a 50-32 lead as they shot 64% in the first stanza.

 

UPG cooled off a bit in the second half, but played well enough to hold off Frostburg, who made a late run to cut into the final score.  For the game, UPG out rebounded FSU 52 to 39, and shot 48% from the field.  Frostburg did force 28 turnovers and had 23 steals in the contest.

 

Julie Ehrman (Butler, PA/Butler) paced the Bobcats with a career-high 20 points including five three-point field goals.  The freshman guard also added six assists and three steals.  Kelsey Wilcox (Dubois, PA/Dubois) also posted a career-high with 17 points and added nine rebounds while Nicole Reiser (Renfrew, PA/Knoch) had a double-double with 15 points and 11 assists.  Tiffany Menhorn (Greensburg, PA/Greater Latrobe) added a team-high 10 rebounds and scored eight points.

 

Frostburg was led by Tonya Handy who scored 16 points and grabbed 13 rebounds.  Krystin Hargrove scored 18 points and Sindra Bing netted 11 points and posted 10 steals. 

 

UPG is back on the court, Saturday, December 2, when they host conference foe Lake Erie College.  Game time is set for 2:00 PM. 

 

 

Men's Basketball Drops Fifth Straight

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Men's Basketball Team dropped their fifth straight contest, falling to Frostburg State University 89-79 tonight.  The game was the AMCC opener for each team as UPG fell to 0-5 overall and 0-1 in conference play.

 

Pitt-Greensburg was done in by some outstanding shooting from Frostburg State, which shot 50% from the field for the game.  FSU also out rebounded UPG with a 43-35 advantage and grabbed 15 offensive boards. 

 

UPG was led by Rashad Davison (Washington, PA/Washington) who came off the bench to score 23 points and grab eight rebounds.  Ed Montgomery (Homestead, PA/Steel Valley) posted 21 points and nine rebounds and Matt Rowland (Belle Vernon, PA/Belle Vernon) netted 12 points and dished out six assists.

 

Frostburg State received a game-high 24 point from point guard Brian Green.  Green also added nine assists and six rebounds.  Antoine McCall chipped in with 16 points while Keith Hazel added 14.

 

UPG will face off with Lake Erie College on Saturday, December 2.  Tip-off is set for 4:00 PM. 

 

 

Monday, November 27, 2006

 

Bobcats Fall to IUP in Men's Basketball

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Men's Basketball Team faced off with NCAA Division II power Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) and was defeated 85-52.  The loss moves the Bobcats to 0-4 on the young season, while IUP improved to 2-0. 

 

IUP played tough defense, allowing UPG to shoot just 34% from the field for the game and holding the Bobcats well under their season scoring average.  IUP opened up a 34-21 halftime lead, but really blew the game open early in the second half and outscored UPG by 20 points in the second frame.

 

UPG was led on the night by Rashad Davison (Washington, PA/Washington) who posted a game-high 19 points and led the Bobcats with six rebounds.  Chris Streett (Murrysville, PA/Franklin Regional) knocked down four three-point field goals en route to a 12-point performance and Ed Montgomery (Homestead, PA/Steel Valley) added 10 points and five boards.

 

IUP out rebounded UPG 50-29, and grabbed 19 total offensive boards.  They were led by Angelo Jones's 16 points on the night. Dave Mazza added 14 points, while Gerald Brooks netted 12 and Piotr Warawko added 11 points and 12 rebounds.

 

Pitt-Greensburg will open conference action on Wednesday, November 29, when they travel to Frostburg State University.  Tip-off is set for 8:00 PM. 

 

 

 

Saturday, November 25, 2007

 

Women's Basketball Falls on the Road

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Women's Basketball Team dropped their second straight game as they lost to host Juniata College 77-62 this afternoon.  The loss moves Pitt-Greensburg to 1-3 overall on the season while Juniata improved to 4-0.

 

UPG opened up an early lead over the Eagles, leading 13-9 after the first 10 minutes of the game.  The Eagles closed the gap, and by halftime had established a 35-30 lead.  The two teams battled back and forth to start the second half, with UPG coming within three points (42-39) with 14 minutes remaining.  The Eagles, however, got hot from three-point range and put UPG away with an 9-0 run and opened up a double-digit lead that they would not relinquish.

 

Tiffany Menhorn (Greensburg, PA/Greater Latrobe) paced UPG with 18 points on 7 of 13 shooting from the field and also dished out a team-best five assists.  Freshman forward Danielle Maloney (Lower Burrell, PA/Burrell) posted her first career double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds off the bench.  Julie Ehrman (Butler, PA/Butler) also notched 12 points for UPG. 

 

Juniata forced 30 UPG turnovers with a high-pressure defense.  Claudia McDowell posted a game-high 20 points to lead the Eagles, while Jess Winemiller added 15 points, seven assists, and six rebounds.  Juniata knocked down 10 three-point field goals in the contest.

 

Pitt-Greensburg will open conference play when they travel to Frostburg State University on Wednesday, November 29.  Tip-off is set for 6:00 PM. 

 

 

 

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

 

Men's Basketball Team Drops Third Straight

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Men's Basketball Team continued its' early season struggles, falling to visiting Bethany College 90-70 tonight.  The loss drops UPG to 0-3 on the season, while Bethany improved to 2-1. 

 

Bethany got off to a fast start, jumping out to a 28-10 lead early in the first half.  UPG climbed back in it and by halftime trail by only four points with the score at 43-39.  Bethany jumped out quickly in the second half and put the game away by opening up a double-digit lead with 10 minutes remaining. 

 

Ed Montgomery (Homestead, PA/Steel Valley) led the Bobcats with a team-high 14 points, while Matt Rowland (Belle Vernon, PA/Belle Vernon) contributed 13 and a team-best six rebounds.  Rashad Davison (Washington, PA/Washington) was also in double figures with 11 points.

 

Bethany shot a blazing 50% from the field and out rebounded UPG by 10.  They were led by James Wallace who posted a game-high 26 points and added eight rebounds. Ryan Besancon added 19 points for the Bison.

 

Pitt-Greensburg will be back in action on Monday, November 27, when they travel to face NCAA Divison II power Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP).  Tip-off is set for 7:00 PM.

 

 

Lady Bobcats Fall at Home to Waynesburg

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Women's Basketball Team fell at home to Waynesburg College, losing 54-49 tonight at Chambers Hall Gymnasium.  The loss drops UPG to 1-2 on the season while Waynesburg moves to 2-1.

 

Neither team could generate much offense on the night, as both teams shot just 28 % from the field.  The two teams played to a 26-26 first half tie, before Waynesburg opened up a small lead in the second half.  The Yellow Jackets never led by more than eight points, but were able to hold off UPG by knocking down free throws and playing stingy defense.

 

Tiffany Menhorn (Greensburg, PA/Greater Latrobe) paced the Lady Bobcats with a team-high 18 points, but shot just 6 for 21 from the field.  No other UPG players were in double figures on the night.  Two players sparked the Bobcats off the bench, as Danielle Maloney (Lower Burrell, PA/Burrell) came in to score seven points and grab a team-best seven rebounds, and Lindsay Littler (Coraopolis, PA/West Allegheny) scored seven points and grabbed four rebounds.

 

Waynesburg was led by guard Katie Lewandowski who posted a game-high 19 points and knocked down 9 of 12 free throws.

 

Pitt-Greensburg will be back in action on Saturday, November 25, when they travel to Juniata College.  Tip-off is set for 2:00 PM. 

 

 

 

Sunday, November 19, 2006

 

Lady Bobcats Win Consolation Game

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Women's Basketball Team picked up their first win of the season, defeating Hood College 60-47 in the consolation of the Lebanon Valley College "Rinso Marquette" Tournament.  UPG improved to 1-1 on the season while Hood fell to 0-2.

 

Both teams struggled from the field in what was a sloppy game.  UPG held the lead the entire first half, but Hood cut it to a 24-23 deficit at intermission.  The second half saw the Bobcats pull away late, as they lead by as many as 19 points with three minutes remaining. 

 

Nicole Reiser (Renfrew, PA/Knoch) paced the Bobcats with a team-high 15 points, she also led with six assists and contributed three steals.  Kelsey Wilcox (Dubois, PA/Dubois) contributed 11 points and a team-high six rebounds and Tiffany Menhorn (Greensburg, PA/Greater Latrobe) added 10 points.  Menhorn and Shannon Thomas (Dallas, PA/Dallas) each had four steals in the contest.

 

Pitt-Greensburg forced 38 Hood turnovers and held the opposition to just a 28% field goal percentage.  The Bobcats, however, could not find much rhythm on offense as they shot just 29% from the field and just 12% from behind the arc.

 

Reiser was named to the All-Tournament Teams, as she led UPG with 19.5 points and 5.5 rebounds per game.  She knocked down 8 of 14 shots from behind the arc in the two-day tournament.

 

Hood was led by forward Jennifer Willison who had game-highs with 17 points and 16 rebounds.  Sara Wastler added 15 points.

 

Pitt-Greensburg returns to the court Tuesday, November 21, when they host Waynesburg College at 6:00 PM. 

 

 

 

Saturday, November 18, 2006

 

Women's Basketball Falls in Season Opener

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Women's Basketball Team dropped their season opener, losing to Shenandoah University in the first-round of the Lebanon Valley College "Rinso Marquette" Tournament.  UPG falls to 0-1 on the season will face Hood College in the consolation game tomorrow afternoon at 1:00 PM.

 

UPG opened the game strong, using a 14-6 run to spark a Shenandoah timeout.  The two teams then stayed close the remainder of the half and UPG went to intermission with a 33-29 lead.

 

Both teams were hot-shooting in the second half and Shenandoah rallied back to take the lead at the midway point of the second frame.  The Hornets opened up at nine-point lead with under five minutes remaining, but UPG nailed three straight three-point field goals to close the gap.  Sheandoah knocked down six straight free throws, and closed the game with an 81-77 victory. 

 

Sophomore guard Nicole Reiser (Renfrew, PA/Knoch) paced the Bobcats with a career-high 24 points as she knocked down six three-point field goals.  Freshman forward Kelsey Wilcox (Dubois, PA/Dubois) made a nice debut, netting 15 points and adding five rebounds and five assists.  Tiffany Menhorn (Greensburg, PA/Greater Latrobe) and Nicole Beggs (Sarver, PA/Freeport) each added 10 points and Brittney Radic (Monongahela, PA/Ringgold) contributed five assists in the loss. 

 

Sheandoah was paced by senior guard Alicia Sanders, who posted a game-high 33 points, including 27 in the second half. Sanders knocked down five three-point shots and surpassed the 1,000 point mark in the game.

 

Pitt-Greensburg will face Hood College in the consolation game tomorrow at 1:00 PM.  Hood fell to tournament host Lebanon Valley in the night's first contest. 

 

 

Men's Basketball Drops Consolation Game

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Men's Basketball team fell to 0-2 to start the season as they were defeated 92-72 by Messiah College.  The game was the consolation round of the Dickinson College "Pizza Hut" Tournament. 

 

After trailing 40-30 at halftime, the Bobcats' defense was exploited for 52 second half points and were unable to mount a comeback against the powerful Messiah team.  Messiah shot an impressive 59% from the field for the game and knocked down 50% of their shots from behind the arc.

 

Ed Montgomery (Homestead, PA/Steel Valley) and Matt Rowland (Belle Vernon, PA/Belle Vernon) paced the Bobcats with 16 points apiece.  Rashad Davison (Washington, PA/Washington) added 10 points and Montgomery led UPG with six rebounds.

 

Messiah was led by Jared Yoder who posted 27 points and 11 rebounds.  Matt Henninger and Darryl Brown contributed 16 and 14 points respectively. 

 

Montgomery was named to the all-tournament team for his performance this weekend.  The senior forward averaged 19.5 points and 6.5 rebounds in the two-game tourney. 

 

Pitt-Greensburg will be back in action Tuesday, November 21, when they host Bethany College.  Tip-off is set for 8:00 PM. 

 

 

 

 

Friday, November 17, 2006

 

Men's Basketball Drops Season Opener

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Men's Basketball Team opened the season with a 100-88 loss to host Dickinson College in the opening round of the Dickinson "Pizza Hut" Tournament.  The Bobcats fall to 0-1 on the season and will face Messiah College tomorrow afternoon in the tournament consolation. 

 

Dickinson took a 45-37 lead into halftime, and looked poised to pull away in the second half when they opened an 89-70 lead.  The Bobcats, however, got hot from behind the arc and pulled to within six points at 91-85 with just over a minute remaining.  The Red Devils knocked down nine straight free throws down the stretch to ice the game.

 

Senior guard Ed Montgomery (Homestead, PA/Steel Valley) posted a team-high 23 points as the forward knocked down six three-point field goals.  Montgomery also led the team with seven rebounds and four assists.  Sophomore guard Matt Rowland (Belle Vernon, PA/Belle Vernon) posted 17 points, while senior forward Tim Gustin (Shinglehouse, PA/Oswayo Valley) came off the bench to net 15 points on 7 of 9 shooting from the field. 

 

Pitt-Greensburg was hot from the field as they made 30 out of 60 shots (50%) .  They also knocked down 10 three-point field goals.  The Bobcats struggled on the boards, however, as they were out rebounded 44 to 24, and yielded 15 offensive rebounds to Dickinson. 

 

Dickinson shot 55% from the field, and was led by Tom Leszczynski who posted 22 points and 11 rebounds.  John Skvarka added 21 points while Cory Kenny netted 19. 

 

The Bobcats will face Messiah College tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 PM.  Messiah fell to Mary Washington 83-76 in the first game of the opening round. 

 

 

 

 

Basketball Teams Set to Open Seasons This Weekend

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Men's and Women's Basketball Teams are both set to open their 2006-2007 campaigns with weekend tournaments.  The Men's Team will open the season tonight, as they face Dickinson College in the first round of the Dickinson Pizza Hut Tip-Off tournament.   The Bobcats will tip-off at 8:00 PM.  They will then play tomorrow against either Messiah College or Mary Washington.

 

The Women's Basketball Team will open their season tomorrow night, as they face Shenandoah University in the Lebanon Valley College "Rinso Marquette" Invitational.  The Bobcats will open at 7:00 PM, and will then play Sunday afternoon against either Lebanon Valley or Hood College. 

 

Both programs are coming off successful 05-06 seasons, in which each advanced to the AMCC Championship Game and then to the ECAC South Region Tournament.  They will look to get things started with a couple of opening night victories.

 

 

 

Tuesday, November 7, 2006

 

Cross Country Lands Three on All-Conference Team

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Cross Country Teams landed three players on the AMCC All-Conference Team.  Both Jeremy Eshleman (Chambersburg, PA/Chambersburg) and Zach Kocian (Greensburg, PA/Hempfield) were honored on the men's side, while Jen Wirginis (White Oak, PA/McKeesport) was recognized on the women's side. 

 

The selection marks the fourth consecutive year in which Kocian has been named all-conference, while Eshleman is being honored for the first time.  Kocian led the Bobcats most of the year, compiling three top-ten finishes, and winning the Westminster Invitational.  He finished eighth at the AMCC Championships, for his fourth straight top-ten in the event.  Eshleman came on strong at the end of the season, and became UPG's top runner.  He finished with three top-ten finishes, including a team best sixth place at the AMCC Championships. 

 

Wirginis cracks the all-conference team for the second straight season, after leading UPG the entire year.  She posted team-best finishes in each race this season and finished with three top-ten places, including an eighth place at the AMCC Championships.

 

The Bobcats will close out their season this Saturday, November 11, when they take part in the NCAA MidEast Regionals hosted by Waynesburg College.

 

 

Women's Soccer Places Three on All-Conference Teams

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Women's Soccer Team placed three players on the AMCC All-Conference Teams.  Jess Tintera (Harrison City, PA/Penn Trafford) was selected as a second-team performer, while Briene Cole (Pittsburgh, PA/Chartiers Valley) and Dana Huether (Jeannette, PA/Jeannette) were named Honorable Mention.

 

Tintera, an Honorable Mention selection a year ago, was the vocal leader for UPG this season and her play as a defender was excellent.  She constantly prevented the other team's top players from doing too much offensive damage and was recognized for her outstanding play. 

 

Huether, was a standout in goal and is being honored for the second time (she was an honorable mention pick in 2004).  Huether set new UPG records for saves in a game with 17 against Frostburg State, and saves in a season with 132.  She is the career leader in saves, wins, shutouts, and most every other statistical category at UPG. 

 

Cole is also being honored for the second straight year, after being selected to the second-team a year ago.  Despite seeing her scoring dip this season, Cole was one of the top performers on the field.  Her defense in the midfield was outstanding and she did contribute one goal and one assist.

 

The Bobcats finished the season with an overall mark of 4-10-3, and a conference mark of 2-4-3.  They missed the playoffs for the first time in five seasons.

 

Bell Named Second-Team All-Conference

 

Pitt-Greensburg Volleyball Junior Breanne Bell (Marianna, PA/Bethlehem Center) was named to the AMCC Second-Team All-Conference Team.  This marks the third straight season in which Bell has been named All-Conference, having been named Honorable Mention in each of the past two seasons.

 

Bell led the Bobcats with 293 kills and 43 service aces.  She also became the UPG career leader in both categories this season.  Bell also contributed defensively with 101 digs.

 

UPG finished the volleyball season with a school record 10 wins, and finished their season with a first-round playoff loss to Lake Erie.

 

Balistreri Named Honorable Mention All-Conference

 

Pitt-Greensburg Sophomore Men's Soccer Player Mike Balistreri (Harrison City, PA/Penn Trafford) was named to the Honorable Mention All-Conference Team.  The honor is the first of Balistreri's career.

 

Balistreri was the team's top midfielder all season, and posted a team-high nine assists.  He also added three goals for a total of 15 points.

 

The Bobcats finished the year at 6-11, and missed out on the AMCC playoffs for the second straight season.

 

 

 

 

Thursday, November 2, 2006

 

Basketball Preseason Polls Announced by AMCC

 

The Preseason Basketball Polls have been released by the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) and the UPG Men's and Women's Basketball Teams find themselves ranked 6th and 3rd respectively. 

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Men's Basketball Team was predicted to finish 6th in the 10 team league by the coaches.  The Bobcats finished 2nd last season and advanced to the conference championship game, however they lost three of their top players from last years team.  This year's team will rely on senior Ed Montgomery (Homestead, PA/Steel Valley) and junior Daniel Waajid (Pittsburgh, PA/Pittsburgh Central Catholic) to hopefully exceed the preseason expectations.

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Women's Team was picked to finish third in the conference behind reigning champion Medaille College and also Frostburg State University.  The Bobcats, who finished second a season ago and went on to win the ECAC South Region Championship, graduated four starters from last year's team, and will rely heavily on youth this season.  The Bobcats do return one of the best guard tandems in the league with junior Tiffany Menhorn (Greensburg, PA/Greater Latrobe) and Nicole Reiser (Renfrew, PA/Knoch) manning the backcourt.

 

The Men's team will open the season on November 17 when they take part in the Dickinson College Tournament.  The Women's team will begin on November 18, when they play in the Lebanon Valley College Tournament.

 

 

 

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

 

Volleyball Season Comes to an End With First-Round Loss

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Women's Volleyball Team saw their 2006 season come to an end, as they were knocked out of the AMCC Tournament with a first round loss to Lake Erie College.  The Bobcats, who were the #5 seed, were defeated 3-1 by the #4 seed Storm.

 

Pitt-Greensburg won the opening game 30-24, but then lost the final three games (30-22, 30-19, 30-16) to drop the match.  UPG ended the season with an overall record of 10-14, setting a new school record for wins in a season. 

 

 

 

Monday, October 30, 2006

 

Volleyball Team Gears Up for Playoff Opener

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Women's Volleyball Team will open the 2006 AMCC Tournament tonight, when they travel to Lake Erie College to take on the Storm at 7:00 PM.  The Bobcats earned the #5 seed for the tournament by finishing 4-5 in conference action this season.  They will take on the #4 seed Lake Erie, who finished one game ahead of UPG with a 5-4 conference mark.

 

The two teams met three times this season, with UPG winning once and Lake Erie winning two times.  The winner of tonight's match will move to the conference semi-finals which will take place on Friday, November 3, at Penn State Behrend.

 

This is the third consecutive tournament berth for the volleyball team, and they are looking to win a playoff game for the first time in program history.  The team has been led this season by junior Breanne Bell (Marianna, PA/Bethlehem Center) who posted a team-high 283 kills and 43 service aces.  Leslie Long (Greensburg, PA/Greensburg Salem) led the team with 506 assists, while Amanda Brant (Johnstown, PA/Richland) had a team-high 172 digs. 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, October 28, 2006

 

Men's and Women's Cross Country Teams Finish Fourth at AMCC Championships

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Men's Cross Country Team came into the season hoping to improve on last season's third-place finish at the AMCC Championships.  This afternoon, they were unable to do so, as they finished in fourth place.  The team posted a score of 85, to finish just four points behind Penn State Altoona for third place.  Frostburg State finished first with a score of 31, while Penn State Behrend finished second with 46 points.

 

Jeremy Eshleman (Chambersburg, PA/Chambersburg) led the men's team with a sixth place finish in a time of 29:18.  It was the second consecutive race in which Eshleman finished first for UPG.  Zach Kocian (Greensburg, PA/Hempfield) also placed in the top-10 with an eighth place finish with a time of 29:34.  It was the fourth consecutive top-10 finish in the AMCC Championship for Kocian. 

 

The women's team was somewhat of a surprise with a strong showing and a third consecutive fourth place finish at the conference championship.  The Bobcats finished with a score of 113, and were led by Jen Wirginis (White Oak, PA/McKeesport) who placed eighth.  The women's team also received strong performances from Rozilynn Anderson (Greensburg, PA/Greensburg Salem) and Jackie Shaeffers (Freeport, PA/Freeport) who finished 15th and 27th respectively.  The women's times were not made available due to an error by the scoring system. 

 

UPG will next take part in the NCAA Mideast Regionals, which will be hosted by Waynesburg College on November 11. 

 

 

 

Volleyball Earns Playoff Berth With Victory Over Medaille

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Women's Volleyball Team clinched the #5 seed for the upcoming AMCC Tournament, by defeating Medaille College this afternoon.  UPG improved to 10-13 overall and 4-5 in the conference by winning 3-0.  The three game scores were 30-20, 30-17, and 30-21.

 

Breanne Bell (Marianna, PA/Bethlehem Center ) led UPG with 19 kills and two service aces.  Alyson Kohler (Fayetteville, PA/Chambersburg) had a solid all-around game, contributing a team-high eight digs, as well as seven kills.  Lindsay Arenth (Pittsburgh, PA/Plum) had eight kills while Leslie Long (Greensburg, PA/Greensburg Salem) led with 33 assists.

 

The Bobcats clinched the #5 seed in the AMCC Tournament and will face #4 seed Lake Erie College in the first round of the tournament.  The game will be played at Lake Erie College on Tuesday, October 31 at 7:00 PM. 

 

 

 

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

 

Volleyball Suffers Defeat to Mount Aloysius College

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Women's Volleyball Team fell to visiting Mount Aloysius 3-2 this evening.  After jumping out to a 2-1 lead, UPG dropped the final two games to lose the match.  The scores of the five games were, 21-30, 31-29, 30-28, 15-30, and 9-15.  The Bobcats are now 9-13 overall and 3-5 in the AMCC.

 

Alyson Kohler (Fayetteville, PA/Chambersburg) led UPG with 11 kills and 10 digs.  Breanne Bell (Marianna, PA/Bethlehem Center) added 10 kills and a team-high five service aces.  Leslie Long (Greensburg, PA/Greensburg Salem) led the team with 27 assists.

 

UPG will finish their regular season by hosting conference foe Medaille College this Saturday, October 28, at 1:00 PM. 

 

 

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

 

Huether Named AMCC 'Goalkeeper of the Week'

 

Pitt-Greensburg Women's Soccer Goalie Dana Huether (Jeannette, PA/Jeannette) has been named AMCC 'Goalkeeper of the Week' for the week of October 23, 2006.  The honor is the second of the year for Huether and the fifth of her career.

 

Huether was recognized for her performances last week, in which the junior allowed just one goal in two matches.  She made six saves in a 0-0 double-overtime time with La Roche College, and followed that performance with six saves in a 1-0 loss to Medaille College.

 

 

Chris Streett Named All-Conference for Second Consecutive Year

 

Pitt-Greensburg Men's Golfer Chris Streett (Murrysville, PA/Franklin Regional) was named to the AMCC 'Honorable Mention' All-Conference Team.  It was the second consecutive season in which Streett was honored by the conference (he was a first-team selection last season). 

 

Streett led the Bobcats in each of the seven events he participated in.  He posted three top-ten finishes, and two more top-15 finishes.  His best performance came in the Frostburg State Invitational, where he posted a 76 to finish third-place overall. 

 

 

 

Monday, October 23, 2006

 

Women's Soccer Shut Out in Non-Conference Action

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Women's Soccer Team was shut out in what could be the final match of the 2006 season.  The Bobcats were dropped 1-0 by neighbor Saint Vincent College in a non-conference match.  The loss moves UPG to 4-10-3 overall on the season, and the match marked the eighth time the Bobcats have been shut out this season.

 

The Bearcats got on the board in the 35th minute when Kylie Simonini scored the lone goal of the match.  UPG was able to manage just five shots on goal as their offensive struggles continued.

 

UPG will not await word of their playoff future, which is dependent upon the result of the Hilbert College and Pitt-Bradford match this week. 

 

 

 

Saturday, October 21, 2006

 

Volleyball Earns Two Victories at Tri-Match

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Women's Volleyball Team broke a six-match losing streak in a big way, picking up wins over Pitt-Bradford and Chatham College this afternoon in a tri-match hosted by UPG.  The Bobcats defeated Bradford 3-1 (30-28, 27-30, 30-24, 30-19) and Chatham 3-0 (30-14, 30-10, 30-17).  The two victories improve UPG to 9-12 overall and 3-4 in the AMCC.  The nine wins is a new school record for most victories in a season. 

 

Breanne Bell (Marianna, PA/Bethlehem Center) led UPG in kills with 15 against Pitt-Bradford and 12 against Chatham.  Ashley Mattiko (North Huntingdon, PA/Norwin) added 10 and eight kills in the two respective games.

 

Leslie Long (Greensburg, PA/Greensburg Salem) totaled 55 assists on the day, while Amanda Brant (Johnstown, PA/Richland) led the team with 19 total digs. Bell paced UPG with seven service aces in the two contests.

 

Pitt-Greensburg will be in action this Wednesday, October 25, when they host AMCC foe Medaille College at 7:00 PM. 

 

 

Women's Soccer Team Sees Playoff Hopes Take a Hit With Loss to Medaille

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Women's Soccer Team saw their playoff hopes take a big hit, losing to Medaille College 1-0 this afternoon.  The loss moves UPG to 4-9-3 overall and 2-4-3 in the AMCC.  The Bobcats moved to sixth in the conference standings and will play a wait and see game to find out if they will make the AMCC Tournament.

 

The Bobcats were unable to manage any offense, registering just six shots on goal, four by Amanda Kotvas (Verona, PA/Penn Hills).  After a scoreless first half, the Mavericks struck the game's long goal in the 63rd minute, when Kelly Rosenthal found the back of the net.

 

The Bobcats playoff hopes will rest on the Hilbert College and Pitt-Bradford match to be played this week.  If Hilbert wins or ties, they will advance to the playoffs and the Bobcats will miss out.  If Bradford defeats Hilbert, UPG will advance to the tournament.

 

UPG will host a non-conference match with Saint Vincent College on Monday, October 23 at 4:00 PM.

 

 

Men's Soccer Dominated at Medaille

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Men's Soccer Team was dominated in losing to AMCC front-runner Medaille College 9-1 this afternoon.  UPG fell to 6-10 overall and 2-7 in the AMCC. 

 

The Mavericks were relentless from start to finish, scoring five first half goals and four second half goals, and showing exactly why they are in first place in the conference.

 

The Bobcats lone goal was scored by Nick Wanyo (Jonestown, PA/Northern Lebanon) in the 43rd minute.  The unassisted goal was the sixth of the year for Wanyo, and was his fifth in the past four games.

 

The Bobcats will finish out their season on Tuesday, October 24, when they travel to Geneva College for a 7:00 PM match.

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

 

Men's Soccer Falls to La Roche College

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Men's Soccer Team fell out of playoff contention, losing to La Roche College 3-1 this afternoon.  UPG fell to 6-9 overall and 2-6 in the AMCC.

 

UPG got on the board first when Nick Wanyo (Jonestown, PA/Northern Lebanon) scored his fifth goal of the season.  The goal was the fourth in the last three games for Wanyo.

 

The Red Hawks scored three unanswered goals to power past the Bobcats.  Reuben Jolo led the attack with two goals and an assist.

 

UPG will finish conference play this weekend when they face Medaille College on Saturday in Buffalo, NY. The match will begin at 3:00 PM. 

 

 

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

 

Volleyball Drops Sixth Straight

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Volleyball Team lost its sixth straight match, losing to Frostburg State University 3-0 this evening.  UPG lost by scores of, 30-25, 30-19, and 30-23.  The loss drops Pitt-Greensburg to 7-12 overall and 2-4 in the AMCC.

 

Breanne Bell (Marianna, PA/Bethlehem Center) led the team with nine kills while Amanda Brant (Johnstown, PA/Richland) led the team with nine digs.

 

The Bobcats next action will be this weekend when they host a tri-match with Pitt-Bradford and Chatham College.  The tri-match will begin at 12:00 PM.

 

 

 

Women's Soccer Battles to Second Straight Tie

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Women's Soccer Team battled through a scoreless regulation and two scoreless overtime periods before tying La Roche College 0-0 this afternoon.  The tie was the second consecutive for UPG, who moved to 4-8-3 overall and 2-3-3 in the AMCC. 

 

The Bobcats were able to get just two shots on goal for the game, both were taken by Amanda Kotvas (Verona, PA/Penn Hills).  Goalkeeper Dana Huether (Jeannette, PA/Jeannette) made six saves in shutting out the La Roche offense.

 

UPG will be on the road this Saturday, October 21, when they travel to Buffalo, NY to face Medaille College.

 

 

 

Saturday, October 14, 2006

 

Men's Soccer Drops Conference Match

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Men's Soccer surrendered a 1-0 lead and fell to conference foe Lake Erie College 3-1 this afternoon.  The loss drops UPG to 6-8 overall, and 2-5 in the AMCC. 

 

After a scoreless first half, the Bobcats struck first when Kyle Cermak (Export, PA/Kiski Area) netted his ninth goal of the season on an assist from Nick Wanyo (Jonestown, PA/Northern Lebanon).  UPG held the lead for over 10 minutes before the Storm got on the board with three unanswered goals to close the game.

 

The Bobcats next match will be this Wednesday, October 18, when they host La Roche College at 3:00 PM. 

 

 

Women's Soccer Battles Back to Tie Lake Erie

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Women's Soccer Team netted two goals in the final 13 minutes to tie Lake Erie 3-3.  The two teams battled through two overtimes with no score and the end result was a 3-3 tie.  UPG moves to 4-8-2 overall and 2-3-2 in the AMCC.

 

Lake Erie's Angela Bethel and Loni Sargent netted first half goals to put the Storm up 2-0.  UPG answered when Brittany Putman (Stoystown, PA/North Star) netted a goal with just 28 seconds remaining in the first half.  Ashley Davis (North Huntingdon, PA/Norwin) assisted on the opening goal.

 

Bethel netted an early second-half goal to put Lake Erie up 3-1.  UPG answered with two late goals, one apiece by Briene Cole (Pittsburgh, PA/Chartiers Valley) and Amanda Kotvas (Verona, PA/Penn Hills) to tie the game.  Jess Tintera (Harrison City, PA/Penn Trafford) and Meg Gearhart (Apollo, PA/Kiski Area) added assists for UPG. 

 

Neither team was able to generate much offense in the two extra periods, and the game ended with the 3-3 tie.

 

The Bobcats next match will be this Tuesday, October 17, when they host La Roche College at 3:30 PM. 

 

 

Volleyball Swept at Lake Erie Tri-Match

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Volleyball Team continued to struggle as they dropped matches to both Lake Erie and Ursuline College this afternoon.  The Bobcats have now lost five consecutive matches in falling to 7-11 oveall and 2-3 in the AMCC. 

 

Ashley Mattiko (North Huntingdon, PA/Norwin) and Breanne Bell (Marianna, PA/Bethlehem Center) led the team with 13 kills apiece for the day. 

 

UPG will be back in action this Tuesday, October 17, when they travel to face Frostburg State at 7:00 PM.

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

 

Volleyball Loses in Heartbreaker; Bell Sets New Kill Mark

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Women's Volleyball Team suffered their third consecutive loss at the hands of conference rival Penn State Altoona tonight.  The Bobcats dropped the match 3-1, and fell to 7-9 overall on the season, and 2-2 in the AMCC. 

 

The Bobcats dropped the first game 30-23, before winning the second 30-26.  They then dropped the final two games in heartbreaking fashion.  The Bobcats led 28-26 in game three, before losing the final four points to drop the game 30-28.  In the fourth and final game, the Bobcats again led 28-26, but squandered the lead again, and lost 34-32.  The Bobcats had trouble serving in the final game, and four consecutive service errors to end the game proved to be too much to overcome.

 

Breanne Bell (Marianna, PA/Bethlehem Center) had 10 kills for the Bobcats, and in the process became the school's all-time leader with 834.  She surpassed the previous record of 825 held by former Bobcat Ciara Snyder.  Bell now holds the all-time record for kills and for service aces at UPG.

 

Ashley Mattiko (North Huntingdon, PA/Norwin) led the team with 12 kills on the night.  Leslie Long (Greensburg, PA/Greensburg Salem) has a team-best 28 assists, while Amanda Brant (Johnstown, PA/Richland) had a team-high 12 digs.

 

Pitt-Greensburg will next compete in a tri-match hosted by Lake Erie College this coming Saturday, October 14.  They will face Lake Erie at 11:00 AM, and will then play Ursuline College at 1:00 PM. 

 

 

Women's Soccer Ends Losing Streak

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Women's Soccer Team ended a three-game losing streak by defeating conference foe Mount Aloysius College 4-0 this afternoon.  The win improved UPG to 4-8-1 overall and 2-3-1 in the conference.

 

Amanda Kotvas (Verona, PA/Penn Hills) got the scoring started in the first half with her team-best sixth goal of the season.  Ali Gray (Pittsburgh, PA/Brashear)  and Danielle Hartner (South Park, PA/South Park) assisted on the opening goal. 

 

UPG netted three second-half goals to pull away from the pesky Mounties.  Ashley Davis (North Huntingdon, PA/Norwin) headed in the team's second goal on an assist from Janelle Castner (Catasaqua, PA/Catasaqua).  The goal was the first of the season for Davis. 

 

Hartner netted the team's third goal when the goalie misplayed her shot from the side of the net and  Jess Tintera (Harrison City, PA/Penn Trafford) added her first goal of the season for the team's final score.  Davis and Colleen Jumba (West Mifflin, PA/West Mifflin) assisted on the final goal. 

 

The Bobcats will next play on Saturday, October 14, when they host Lake Erie College at 1:00 PM. 

 

 

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

 

Offense Comes Alive in Win Over Mount Aloysius

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Men's Soccer Team saw its offense come to life after two consecutive shut outs, as they defeated Mount Aloysius 6-1 this afternoon.  UPG improved to 6-7 on the year and 2-4 in the conference.

 

Nick Wayno (Jonestown, PA/Northern Lebanon) netted two goals in the first 10 minutes of the contest, and ended up netting his first career hat-trick with his third goal in the second half.  Kyle Cermak (Export, PA/Kiski Area) netted two goals, and Gregory Cecchetti (Apollo, PA/Kiski Area) added his first career goal to round out the scoring. 

 

Mike Balistreri (Harrison City, PA/Penn Trafford) contributed three assists in the game, while Ryan Stetz (Dubois, PA/Dubois Central Catholic), Caleb Dunn (Lower Burrell, PA/Burrell), Wayno, and Cermak each added one assist apiece.

 

The Bobcats will be back in action this Saturday, October 14, when they face Lake Erie College at 3:00 PM.  UPG will be celebrating Senior Recognition Day before the contest.

 

 

 

UPG Softball Announces Changes To Fall Clinic Schedule

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Softball Team and Head Coach Dana LeViere have announced changes to their fall/winter clinic schedule.  The clinic will still run for five consecutive Sundays, but will now take place on the following dates:  Nov. 12 , Nov. 19 , Nov. 26,  Dec. 3, and Dec. 10. 

 

The clinics are for pitchers of any age, and will work in two groups.  The first group is for beginning pitchers, and will take place from 11:00 AM to 12:20 PM.  The second group is for advanced pitching lessons, and will take place from 12:30 PM to 1:50 PM. 

 

The clinics are open to all ages.  Cost for the clinics will be $20 per session, or $100 for all five sessions. All participants will receive a t-shirt, flexi ball, radar clocking, and evaluation.  Each pitcher is required to bring a catcher with gear, and your own glove.

 

To register, please contact Head Coach Dana LeViere at (724) 836-7816 or leviere@pitt.edu.  Registration will run through October 21.  Please contact Coach LeViere with any questions.

 

 

Sunday, October 8, 2006

 

Bobcats Finish 8th in AMCC Golf Championships

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Men's Golf Team finished in 8th place in the AMCC Championships this afternoon.  The Championships were hosted by Lake Erie College and took place over the weekend, with individual playing one round on Saturday and one on Sunday.  UPG shot an overall score of 753 to finish in 8th out of 10 teams. 

 

Chris Streett (Murrysville, PA/Franklin Regional) led the Bobcats by firing back-to-back scores of 84, to finish with a total of 168.  Tim Gustin (Shinglehouse, PA/Oswayo Valley) finished second for the Bobcats with a score of 191. 

 

 

Saturday, October 7, 2006

 

Men's Soccer Shut Out at Behrend

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Men's Soccer Team was defeated 3-0 by Penn State Behrend this afternoon.  It was the second consecutive game the Bobcats have been shut out, and the loss drops UPG to 5-7 overall and 1-4 in the AMCC. 

 

UPG was only able to manage five shots on goal.  Penn State Behrend received two goals from Adam Cline and one goal from Marcus Taylor.  Senior goalkeeper Alan Puglia (Belle Vernon, PA/Belle Vernon) made nine saves in the defeat. 

 

Pitt-Greensburg will be back in action on Tuesday, October 10, when they host Mount Aloysius College at 3:00 PM. 

 

 

Women's Soccer Shut Out for Third Consecutive Game

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Women's Soccer Team was shut out for the third consecutive game, as they were defeated 5-0 by Penn State Behrend.  The loss drops UPG to 3-8-1 on the season, and 1-3-1 in the AMCC. 

 

UPG managed just four shots on foal for the entire contest.  Behrend scored all five goals in the first 25 minutes of the game, including two before the five-minute mark. 

 

Pitt-Greensburg's next contest will be this Wednesday, October 11, when they host Mount Aloysius College at 4:00 PM. 

 

 

Pitt-Greensburg Cross Country Hosts Third Annual Bobcat Invitational

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Men's and Women's Teams hosted the Bobcat Invitational held at the Westmoreland County Fairgrounds this afternoon.  The Men's Team finished 3rd out of 7 teams with a score of 87, while the Women's Team finished 5th out of 8, with a score of 152 points.

 

Zack Kocian (Greensburg, PA/Hempfield) led the Bobcats with a fourth place overall finish in a time of 28:50.  Jeremy Eshleman (Chambersburg, PA/Chambersburg) and Michael Dinger (Butler, PA/Butler) both finished in the top 10, with 5th and 9th place finishes respectively.  Eshleman finished with a time of 28:55, while Dinger ran a 29:38. 

 

Waynesburg College won the men's competition with an overall score of 64.  Jesse Bender of Point Park College finished first-place overall in the men's race with a time of 27:27, finishing nearly one minute ahead of the competition. 

 

Jen Wirginis (White Oak, PA/McKeesport) sparked the UPG women's team with a 9th place finish and a time of 26:20. 

 

Waynesburg College also took first place in the women's competition with an overall score of 26.  Megan Grove of Waynesburg finished first overall with time of 24:27, while her teammate Michelle Propst finished 2nd with a time of 24:34. 

 

For complete race results please follow this link:  2006 Bobcat Invitational Results

 

UPG will take place in the Gettysburg College Invitational next Saturday, October 14. 

 

 

Women's Volleyball Drops Two

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Volleyball Team was swept in a tri-match hosted by Grove City College this afternoon.  The Bobcats lost their first match to Grove City 3-0, losing by scores of 30-16, 30-20, and 30-19.  Next, they were defeated by Lake Erie College 3-0, losing by scores of 30-25, 30-26, and 30-21. 

 

The loss to Lake Erie was not a conference match, the two teams will meet later in the season in conference action.  The losses drop UPG to 7-8 overall. 

 

The Bobcats will host Penn State Altoona on Wednesday, October 11 at 7:00 PM. 

 

 

 

Thursday, October 5, 2006

 

Volleyball Dominates La Roche

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Women's Volleyball Team defeated La Roche College 3-0 tonight, to improve to 7-6 on the season.  The Bobcats won the three games by scores of 30-18, 30-24, and 30-10.  The game was not counted as a conference match, UPG defeated La Roche College earlier this year when the two met in their conference contest.

 

Breanne Bell (Marianna, PA/Bethlehem Center) led the Bobcats with 19 kills in the contest.  She now stands just 15 kills away from becoming UPG's all-time kills leader. 

 

Bell also added a team best five service aces, while Leslie Long (Greensburg, PA/Greensburg Salem) added four service aces and 10 assists.  Jen Hantz (Greensburg, PA/Greater Latrobe) had a team-best 18 assists, while Amanda Brant (Johnstown, PA/Richland) had a team-high nine digs.

 

The Bobcats will be back in action this Saturday, October 7, when they will take place in a tri-match hosted by Grove City.  UPG will face Grove City at 11:00 AM, and will then face Lake Erie at 1:00 PM. 

 

 

 

Wednesday, October 4, 2006

 

Men's Soccer Shut Out on the Road

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Men's Soccer Team was defeated 5-0 by Frostburg State University tonight.  The loss drops UPG to 5-6 overall and 1-3 in conference action.  The game was ended ten minutes early due to a severe thunderstorm. 

 

UPG was unable to get anything started offensively, and managed just one shot on goal for the entire game.  Goalkeeper Alan Puglia (Belle Vernon, PA/Belle Vernon) was the most active player on the night, stopping nine of the 14 shots he faced. 

 

Pitt-Greensburg will be back in action this Saturday, October 7, when they travel for a 3:00 PM match against Penn State Behrend. 

 

 

 

Tuesday, October 3, 2006

 

Offensive Struggles Continue for Women's Soccer Team

 

Despite a fantastic effort from goalkeeper Dana Huether (Jeannette, PA/Jeannette) the Pitt-Greensburg Women's Soccer Team was defeated 1-0 in overtime by Frostburg State tonight.  The loss drops the Bobcats to 3-7-1 overall, and 1-2-1 in the AMCC. 

 

Huether was outstanding in goal, making a single-game school record 17 saves, and keeping the Bobcats alive through the 90 minute regulation.  But, Frostburg State struck early in overtime, scoring just over a minute into the extra period with a goal from Lindsay Hoffman.

 

UPG was shut out for the second consecutive game and the fourth time this season.  They were unable to get anything going on offense, managing just five total shots and three shots on goal.  Meanwhile, Frostburg was able to register 28 total shots and 18 shots on goal. 

 

Pitt-Greensburg's next action will come this Saturday, October 7, when they travel to Penn State Behrend.  The match is set to kick off at 1:00 PM. 

 

 

Monday, October 2, 2006

 

Men's Golf Competes at Westminster Invitational

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Men's Golf Team continued its' struggles, finishing 10th out of 10 teams in the Westminster College Invitational this afternoon.  The Bobcats posted a score of 360 for the day.

 

The team was led by Chris Streett (Murrysville, PA/Franklin Regional) who finished in 12th place overall with a score of 80.  Adam Hammill (Pittsburgh, PA/Seton La Salle) fired an 86 to finish second for UPG.

 

Pitt-Greensburg will now get ready for the AMCC Championships, which will take place this weekend at Lake Erie College.  The Championships will begin Saturday, October 7, and run through Sunday, October 8.  The rounds will be played at Fowler's Mill Golf Course.

 

 

Saturday, September 30, 2006

 

Men's Cross Country Wins Dual Race; Women Place Third

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Men's Cross Country Team defeated Wesminter College in a dual race, compiling a team score of 26 this afternoon. 

 

The first three runners to cross the finish line were Bobcats, led by senior Zach Kocian (Greensburg, PA/Hempfield) who won the event with a time of 29:06.28.  Jeremy Eshleman (Chambersburg, PA/Chambersburg) and Michael Dinger (Butler, PA/Butler)  finished 2nd and 3rd respectively.  Eshleman finished just behind Kocian with a time of 29:25.04, while Dinger finished in 29:33.58. 

 

The Women's Team also competed at Westminster, and finished in 3rd place in a three-team invitational.  The Bobcats finished with a score of 54, coming in behind winner Allegheny College and runner-up Westminster College. 

 

Jen Wirginis (White Oak, PA/McKeesport) led UPG with a third-place finish in a time of 21:37.07.  Rozilynn Anderson (Greensburg, PA/Greensburg Salem) placed 6th in the meet, finishing in a time of 26:06.06. 

 

Both teams will compete next Saturday, October 6, in the Bobcat Harvest Invitational, hosted by Pitt-Greensburg.  The meet will take place at the Westmoreland Fairgrounds and will begin at 11:00 AM. 

 

 

 

Men's Soccer Gets First Conference Win

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Men's Soccer Team defeated Hilbert College 3-0 this afternoon, and improved to 5-5 overall on the season.  The win was the first in AMCC play for UPG, as they improved to 1-2 in the conference. 

 

Mike Balistreri (Harrison City, PA/Penn Trafford) led the offensive attack, netting the team's opening goal, and assisting on two more.  Ryan Stetz (Dubois, PA/Dubois Central Catholic) scored his team-leading 9th goal of the season shortly before the end of the first half for UPG's second goal.  The final tally came from Kyle Cermak (Export, PA/Kiski Area) who scored the lone second half goal.

 

Matt Sasko (Belle Vernon, PA/Belle Vernon), Caleb Dunn (Lower Burrell, PA/Burrell), and Matt Grove (Irwin, PA/Penn Trafford) each added assists for the Bobcats. 

 

Senior goalkeeper Alan Puglia (Belle Vernon, PA/Belle Vernon) made two saves to notch his second shutout of the season.

 

UPG will be back in play on Wednesday, October 4, when they travel to face Frostburg State University.  The match is set for a 7:00 PM start.

 

 

Women's Soccer Suffers Another Shut Out

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Women's Soccer Team was defeated 2-0 by visiting Hilbert College this afternoon.  The loss drops the Bobcats to 3-6-1 on the season, and 1-1-1 in the AMCC. 

 

The UPG offense was unable to muster a goal for the third time in its last five games.  Hilbert got one goal in each half to earn the victory

 

The Bobcats will be back on the field Tuesday, October 3, as they travel to Frostburg Stat University for a 7:00 PM match. 

 

 

Women's Volleyball Swept in Tri-Match

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Women's Volleyball Team dropped both of its games in this afternoon's tri-match hosted by the Bobcats.  UPG dropped the first game to conference rival Penn State Behrend 3-0, losing the three games (30-17, 30-19, and 30-19).  They then dropped their second match to Washington and Jefferson College 3-2, despite jumping out to a 2-0 lead.  The five scores for the games were as follows: (30-25, 30-19, 25-30, 20-30, and 11-15).  The two losses move UPG to 6-6 overall and 2-1 in the AMCC.

 

Breanne Bell (Marianna, PA/Bethlehem Center) led the Bobcats with 28 kills in the tri-match, while Alyson Kohler (Fayetteville, PA/Chambersburg) added 11.  Leslie Long (Greensburg, PA/Greensburg Salem) led the team with 41 assists.

 

UPG will host La Roche College on Thursday, October 5, in their next match. It is scheduled for a 7:0 PM start.

 

 

 

Thursday, September 28, 2006

 

Women's Soccer Battles to Tie

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Women's Soccer Team battled through two overtimes to come out with a 1-1 tie against host Penn State Altoona tonight.  The tie moves the Bobcats to 3-5-1 overall, and 1-0-1 in conference action.

 

UPG opened the scoring when Brittany Putman (Stoystown, PA/North Star) scored in the 41st minute off an assist from Courtney Nissley (Lancaster, PA/Hempfield).   The goal was scored on the Bobcats only shot on goal for the entire game, and was the first of the season for Putman. 

 

Altoona answered shortly after the start of the second half when Brittany Bovard netted the tying goal.  The two teams then played through the completion of regulation and two overtimes without scoring. 

 

UPG will be back on the field this Saturday, September 30, when they host Hilbert College at 1:00 PM.

 

 

Men's Soccer Dominated on the Road

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Men's Soccer Team was defeated 7-1 this evening, falling to host Penn State Altoona in an AMCC match.  The loss moves UPG to 4-5 overall and 0-2 in the conference. 

 

Altoona scored just 23 seconds into the match, and never looked back, as the jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead before the Bobcats got on the board.  Mike Balistreri (Harrison City, PA/Penn Trafford) scored the Bobcats lone goal off an assist from Mike Mount (Landenburg, PA/Avon Grove) in the 39th minute. 

 

The Lions tacked on three second-half goals to make the final 7-1. 

 

UPG will be back in action on Saturday, September 30, when they host Hilbert College at 3:00 PM. 

 

 

 

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

 

Women's Volleyball Defeats La Roche College

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Volleyball Team won their second consecutive match, by defeating La Roche  College 3-0 tonight.  The win improves UPG to 6-4 overall and 2-0 in the AMCC.  The Bobcats won the three games by scores of 30-18, 30-10, and 30-11. 

 

Breanne Bell (Marianna, PA/Bethlehem Center) had a team-best 15 kills, while Leslie Long (Greensburg, PA/Greensburg Salem) added 27 assists.  Jen Hantz (Greensburg, PA/Greater Latrobe) had a team-high five service aces for the Bobcats.

 

Pitt-Greensburg will return home this weekend to host a tri-match with Washington and Jefferson College and Penn State Behrend.  The matches will begin at 11:00 AM. 

 

 

Pitt-Greensburg Softball Announces Clinic Dates for Fall/Winter

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Women's Softball Program and Head Coach Dana LeViere have announced dates for their fall and winter pitching clinics.

 

The pitching clinics will feature lessons for both beginner and advanced level pitchers.  The clinics will take place on five consecutive Sundays through November and December.  The dates are as follows: November 5th, November 12th, November 19th, November 26th, and December 3rd.  The clinics will run at two separate times.  Beginner level pitchers will begin at 9:00 AM and run through 10:20 AM.  Advanced level pitchers will begin at 10:30 AM and run through 11:50 AM. 

 

The clinics are open to all ages.  Cost for the clinics will be $20 per session, or $100 for all five sessions. All participants will receive a t-shirt, flexi ball, radar clocking, and evaluation.  Each pitcher is required to bring a catcher with gear, and your own glove.

 

To register, please contact Head Coach Dana LeViere at (724) 836-7816 or leviere@pitt.edu.  Registration will run through October 21.  Please contact Coach LeViere with any questions.

 

 

 

Monday, September 25, 2006

 

Men's and Women's Soccer Games Postponed

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Men's and Women's Soccer Doubleheader scheduled for Tuesday, September 26 at Penn State Altoona has been postponed.  The games will now be played Thursday, September 28, at Altoona with the men's game scheduled for a 5:00 PM start and the women's for a 7:00 PM start.

 

 

Men's Golf Struggles at Penn State Altoona Invitational

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Men's Golf Team struggled at the Penn State Altoona Invitational, finishing 10th out of 10 teams with a score of 367.

 

Chris Streett (Murrysville, PA/Franklin Regional) was the high finisher for the Bobcats, placing 30th with a score of 86. 

 

The Bobcats will be on the links tomorrow afternoon, as they travel to Mount Aloysius College for the Mountie Invitational. 

 

 

Saturday, September 23, 2006

 

Women's Soccer Starts Conference Action With Win

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Women's Soccer Team opened up AMCC action with a 3-1 victory over host Pitt-Bradford this afternoon.  The win moves the Bobcats to 3-5 overall and 1-0 in the AMCC.

 

Pitt-Bradford opened jumped out to a 1-0 lead when Jordn Ercolani scored in the 21st minute.  The Bobcats, however, answered in the 34th minute when Meg Gearhart (Apollo, PA/Kiski Area) scored on an assist from Jess Tintera (Harrison City, PA/Penn Trafford)

 

UPG broke the 1-1 tie with two goals in the second half.  The first, and game-winning goal, was scored by Janelle Castner (Catasaqua, PA/Catasaqua) on an assist from Kyra Elash (Mount Holly Springs, PA/Boiling Springs).  Pitt-Greensburg added an insurance goal just five minutes later when Amanda Kotvas (Verona, PA/Penn Hills) netted an unassisted goal.

 

Pitt-Greensburg will be back in action Tuesday, September 26, when they travel to face Penn State Altoona at 7:00 PM.

 

 

Women's Volleyball Defeats Hilbert College

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Women's Volleyball Team defeated AMCC rival Hilbert College 3-0 this afternoon, to open up conference action 1-0.  UPG improved to 5-4 on the season, defeating the Hawks easily.  The three games scores were; 30-18, 30-15, and 30-12. 

 

Breanne Bell (Marianna, PA/Bethlehem Center) led the Bobcats with 11 kills, while Leslie Long (Greensburg, PA/Greensburg Salem) provided 21 assists.

 

The Bobcats next match will be Wednesday, September 27, when they travel to face conference foe La Roche College.  The match is set for a 7:00 PM start.

 

 

Men's Soccer Shut Out in Conference Opener

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Men's Soccer Team opened up conference play with a 1-0 loss to host Pitt-Bradford this afternoon.  The loss drops Pitt-Greensburg to an even 4-4 on the year, and they begin conference play 0-1. 

 

The Bobcats managed seven shots on goal, but Bradford goalkeeper Mike Ruffino stopped all seven.  The lone goal of the game was scored by the Panther's Mickey Sheahan just 10 minutes into the match.

 

UPG's next match will be Tuesday, September 26, when they travel to Penn State Altoona for a 5:00 PM match.

 

 

Cross Country Teams Compete at Penn State Altoona Invitational

 

Both the Men's and Women's Cross Country Teams competed at the Penn State Altoona Invitational, held at Fort Roberdeau in Altoona, PA this afternoon.  The men's team finished 6th out of 7 teams with a score of 144, while the women finished 7th out of 8 teams with a score of 187.

 

Zach Kocian (Greensburg, PA/Hempfield) led the men with a time of 27:18, good enough for a 22nd place finish.  Jeremy Eshleman (Chambersburg, PA/Chambersburg) was right behind in 25th place with a time of 27:49.

 

On the women's side, Jen Wirginis (White Oak, PA/McKeesport) finished 30th with a time of 22:41, while Rozilynn Anderson (Greensburg, PA/Greensburg Salem) finished 44h with a time of 23:48.

 

The Bobcats next meet will be October 7, when they host the UPG Harvest Invitational at the Westmoreland Fairgrounds. 

 

 

 

Friday, September 22, 2006

 

Baseball Team Announces Date and Time for Alumni Game

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Baseball Team has scheduled an alumni game for Sunday, October 1, at 1:00 PM.  The game will be hosted on the campus of Pitt-Greensburg and will feature this year's baseball team against a team of alumni players from previous seasons.

 

Following the game, there will be a cookout for all those in attendance.  If there are any questions, concerns, or comments please contact Head Baseball Coach Joe Hill at (724) 836-7185 or joehill@pitt.edu

 

 

AMCC CELEBRATES TEN YEARS OF GROWTH AND SUCCESS

Six schools began competition in the fall of 1997 separated by the hilly terrain of Western Pennsylvania and Western Maryland but united by the NCAA Division III philosophy.  Ten years later, ten members strong, the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference is celebrating a decade of excellence.

“The AMCC has made tremendous strides to keep pace with the national standard in a time when conference organizations have just blossomed in Division III,” said conference commissioner Donna Ledwin.  “Our steady progress has been made possible by a very engaged and forward-thinking group of presidents.”

Now in her fifth year as head of the AMCC, Ledwin is the first and only commissioner the conference has ever had.  She initially expected to serve on a part-time basis, but at the end of her interview, the Presidents Council saw the need for a full-time leadership commitment if the AMCC was to continue to keep pace with the rest of Division III.

The founding members of the AMCC—Frostburg State University, La Roche College, Penn State Behrend, the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg , the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford and Lake Erie College—were joined by Penn State Altoona in 1998.  Competition was sponsored in 12 sports, six for men and six for women.
 

The AMCC earned full NCAA conference membership status in 2002-03, and in 2004-05 it earned automatic bids to  national championships is seven team sports:  men’s and women’s soccer, women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s basketball, baseball and softball.  This year men’s golf will also receive an automatic bid.

Hilbert College and Medaille College became full members in 2005 and Mount
Aloysius College came on board in 2006.  Continuing to grow, the AMCC has added men’s and women’s swimming and diving to its menu of championships for the 2006-07 season.

For all of its success in the competition arena, the conference boasts a strong commitment to academic achievement.  “We had more than 500 student-athletes make our academic all-conference team last year, which requires a minimum 3.2 grade point average,” said Ledwin.  “Of those, 40 were named to Chi Alpha Sigma, the national collegiate student-athlete honor society.”

Conference staff members are active at both the regional and national level.  Coaches and administrators have served on numerous regional and national committees in the NCAA and the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC).  Leadership positions of note include Medaille College president  Dr. Joseph Bascuas, a member of the NCAA Div. III Presidents Council; Brian Streeter, athletic director at Penn State Behrend and two-term president of the ECAC; and Ledwin, president of the Division III Commissioners Association and a member of the NCAA Minority Opportunities and Interests Committee.

The conference has also been at the forefront of a national campaign to improve spectator behavior.  This fall NCAA Division III launched a program modeled on the AMCC sportsmanship plan, with the conference slogan “Be Loud, Be Proud, Be Positive” adopted as the national message.

“The first ten years has seen a significant growth and learning curve for the AMCC,” commented Ledwin.  “I hope that we can continue to be inspired by the symbolism of the mountain in our name—representing high standards, and certainly challenges—so that the conference will push itself to continue to seek innovative ways to compete, educate and excel over the next ten years.”

 

 

 

 

Thursday, September 21, 2006

 

Women's Soccer Suffers Home Shut Out

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Women's Soccer Team was shut out for the second consecutive game, losing to visiting Westminster College 5-0.  The loss drops the Bobcats to 2-5 on the season, while Westminster improves to 4-3-1. 

 

UPG was totally dominated by Westminster's defense and only managed one shot on goal.  The Titans recorded 15 shots on goal.  Westminster was led by Mallory Bugel who scored two goals.

 

Dana Huether (Jeannette, PA/Jeannette) made 10 saves for the Bobcats.

 

Pitt-Greensburg will next play on Saturday, September 23, when they open conference action with a match at Pitt-Bradford. 

 

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

 

Women's Soccer Shut Out at Mount Union

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Women's Soccer Team was shut out by Mount Union College 3-0 this evening.  With the loss, UPG dropped to 2-4 overall on the season.

 

Courtney Frederick notched two goals and an assist to lead Mount Union.  UPG was only able to manage two shots on goal for the entire match.

 

Pitt-Greensburg will be back in action tomorrow evening when they host Westminster College at 5:00 PM.

 

 

Men's Soccer Drops Home Match to Bethany

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Men's Soccer Team fell to visiting Bethany College 3-0 this afternoon at Ridilla Field.  The loss drops the Bobcats to 4-3 on the season, while Bethany improved to 5-1-1.

 

Ramon Franklyn led the Bison with two goals.  Caleb Dunn (Lower Burrell, PA/Burrell) scored the Bobcats lone goal on a spectacular shot. 

 

UPG will be back in action on Saturday, when they travel to Pitt-Bradford for an AMCC showdown. 

 

 

Women's Volleyball Falls to Carnegie Mellon

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Volleyball Team hosted Carnegie Mellon this evening, and was defeated 3-0 by the visiting Tartans.  UPG dropped the three matches by scores of 30-23, 30-25, and 30-28. The loss drops Pitt-Greensburg to 4-4 on the season.

 

Breanne Bell (Marianna, PA/Bethlehem Center) led the Bobcats with 10 kills and Leslie Long (Greensburg, PA/Greensburg Salem) contributed a team-best 20 assists.

 

The Bobcats next action will be this Saturday, when they travel to face AMCC rival Hilbert College.  The match is set for an 11:00 AM start.

 

 

 

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

 

Kocian and Wirginis Named AMCC 'Runners of the Week'

 

Pitt-Greensburg Cross Country runners Zach Kocian (Greensburg, PA/Hempfield) and Jen Wirginis (White Oak, PA/McKeesport) were each named AMCC 'Runner of the Week' for their respective gender.  Both were named for the week of September 17.

 

Kocian led the men's team to a fifth place finish at the Penn State Behrend Invitational.  The senior ran a time of 28:54 to place 28th out of 105 runners. 

 

Wirginis finished tops on the women's team, finishing 28th overall with a time of 21:42.  She led the Bobcats to a tenth place finish. 

 

The honor is the fifth of Kocian's career, and just the first if Wirginis's career. 

 

Both the Men's and Women's Cross Country Teams will next be in action this Saturday, as they both will compete in the Penn State Altoona Invitational. 

 

 

 

Saturday, September 16, 2006

 

Men's Soccer Wins in Comeback Fashion

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Men's Soccer Team rallied from a 3-2 halftime deficit, netting two second half goals to defeat visiting Myers University 4-3 this afternoon.

 

Reserve forward Sean Innocent (Lebanon, PA/Northern Lebanon) scored the game-winning goal in the 65th minute off an assist from Mike Balistreri (Harrison City, PA/Penn Trafford).  Innocent netted the goal just two minutes after entering as a substitute. 

 

Ryan Stetz (Dubois, PA/Dubois Central Catholic) scored shortly after halftime to tie the game at three apiece.  Kyle Cermak (Export, PA/Kiski Area) netted both of the Bobcats' first half goals, with Mike Mount (Landenburg, PA/Avon Grove), Caleb Dunn (Lower Burrell, PA/Burrell), and Matt Grove (Irwin, PA/Penn Trafford) adding assists.

 

The star of the game, however, was senior goalkeeper Alan Puglia (Belle Vernon, PA/Belle Vernon) who recorded a Pitt-Grensburg single-game record with 15 saves.  Puglia made several outstanding plays, constantly preventing Myers from regaining the lead.

 

The Bobcats will be back in action on Wednesday, September 20, when they play host to Bethany College (WV).  Match time is set for 4:00 PM. 

 

 

 

Men's Golf Competes at Pitt-Bradford Invitational

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Men's Golf Team competed in the Pitt-Bradford Invitational this afternoon and finished 12th out of 13 teams. 

 

Chris Streett (Murrysville, PA/Franklin Regional) led the Bobcats, firing a team-best 79 and finishing in the top ten. 

 

The Bobcats will next compete, Monday, September 25, when they will take part in the Penn State Altoona Invitational. 

 

 

 

Women's Volleyball Earns Split at Westminster Tournament

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Women's Volleyball Team won two matches this afternoon to finish the Westminster College Tournament with an even 2-2 record.

 

Friday night, the Bobcats dropped matches to Penn State Behrend (3-0) and Grove City (3-0) to begin the tournament at 0-2.  However, today UPG bounced back to defeat both Lake Erie and Hilbert and finish the tournament 2-2.   The Bobcats won both of their matches today by scores of 3-0. 

 

Overall, the Bobcats moved to 4-3 on the season.  Their next contest will be this Wednesday, September 20, when they host Carnegie Mellon at 7:00 PM. 

 

 

 

Thursday, September 14, 2006

 

Hack Named New Athletics Director at Pitt-Greensburg

 

The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg has announced the hiring of Dick Hack as the new Director of Athletics and Recreation.  Hack brings over 30 years of experience in athletics to the position, and will begin his post effective immediately. 

 

Hack comes to Pitt-Greensburg from Medaille College in Buffalo, NY, where he spent the past four years serving as the Athletic Director and Head Men's Basketball Coach for the Mavericks.  Medaille is a fellow Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference member, and Hack's familiarity with the conference will be a positive for Pitt-Greensburg.

 

Prior to his time at Medaille, Hack spent 25 years as an employee of Tri-State University in Angola, IN. Hack spent his time at Tri-State serving in many different capacities, including seven years as the university's Athletic Director.  He also served as an Associate Professor of Physical Education for 25 years, and was the Dean of Students for four years.  Hack was also the Head Men's Basketball Coach at Tri-State University for several seasons. 

 

Hack graduated from the State University of New York at New Paltz, and completed his Master's Degree at the University of Indiana where he spent time as a Graduate Assistant with the Athletic Department.

 

Hack will be responsible for overseeing the 12 varsity athletic programs at Pitt-Greensburg, as well as the intramural sports department.  His other duties will include management of Chambers Hall, which is the recreation center at Pitt-Greensburg, and other facilities management.

 

 

 

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

 

Women's Soccer Falls to Baldwin Wallace

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Women's Soccer Team jumped out to an early 1-0 lead, but was unable to hang on, as they were defeated 4-1 by Baldwin Wallace College.  The Bobcats dropped to 2-3 with the loss, while Baldwin Wallace improved to 4-1.

 

Junior forward Amanda Kotvas (Verona, PA/Penn Hills) got UPG on the board early with the game's first goal in the 11th minute.  Ali Gray (Pittsburgh, PA/Brashear) contributed the assist on the goal.

 

The Yellow Jackets responded quickly by punching in two first-half goals to take a 2-1 lead at intermission.  Baldwin Wallace tacked on two more goals in the second half to win 4-1.

 

The Bobcats next game will be Wednesday, September 20, when they travel to face Mount Union College. The match is set for 7:00 PM.

 

 

Men's Soccer Battles Nationally Ranked Opponent

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Men's Soccer Team battled #22 Baldwin Wallace College, and suffered a 2-0 loss at the hands of the Yellow Jackets.  UPG dropped to 3-2 overall, while Baldwin Wallace improved to 5-0 on the season.

 

Pitt-Greensburg battled to a 0-0 halftime tie by playing an outstanding defensive first half.  However, the Bobcats were not able to keep Baldwin Wallace's powerful offense off-track the entire game, and the Yellow Jackets netted two second-half goals to put away Pitt-Greensburg.

 

The Bobcats are now 0-4 all-time against nationally ranked opponents.

 

Pitt-Greensburg's next match will be this Saturday, September 16, when they host Myers College at 4:00 PM. 

 

 

 

Monday, September 11, 2006

 

Kotvas Named AMCC 'Player of the Week'

 

Women's Soccer junior Amanda Kotvas (Verona, PA/Penn Hills) was selected as the AMCC 'Player of the Week' for the week of September 11. 

 

Kotvas led the Bobcats to a 2-0 week by scoring the lone goal in a 1-0 victory over Carlow College, and then scoring one goal and assisting on the game-winning goal in a 2-1 victory over Bethany College.  For the season, Kotvas leads the team with three goals and seven points.

 

The honor is the first of the season for Kotvas and the second of her career.

 

 

 

Saturday, September 9, 2006

 

Women's Soccer Wins Second Straight

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Women's Soccer Team captured their second straight match by defeating host Bethany College (WV) 2-1 this afternoon.  The win improved UPG to 2-2 on the season.

 

The first twenty minutes of the match were action packed, as all three goals were scored in that time period.  UPG opened the scoring when Amanda Kotvas (Verona, PA/Penn Hills) scored on an assist from Maggie Samole (Berlin, PA/Berlin Brothersvalley) in the 9th minute. 

 

Bethany responded just six minutes later when Jena Hatmaker punched in the Bison's long goal.  UPG answered at the 20-minute mark, when Danielle Hartner (South Park, PA/South Park) netted the game-winning goal. 

 

UPG will be back in action Wednesday, September 13, when they host Baldwin Wallace College at 5:00 PM. 

 

 

Second Half Surge Leads to Bobcat Victory

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Men's Soccer Team rallied from a 1-0 halftime deficit to defeat Point Park University 4-1 this afternoon.  The win improves UPG to 3-1 overall, while Point Park dropped to 1-1. 

 

Ibrahim Abubakar got the scoring started in the first half for Point Park, as he netted a breakaway goal in the 26th minute, and Point Park went to the half with a 1-0 lead.

 

Ryan Stetz (Dubois, PA/Dubois Central Catholic) got Pitt-Greensburg on the board with a powerful shot that beat the goalie to the bottom left in the 50th minute.  Kyle Cermak (Export, PA/Kiski Area) then netted the game-winning goal in the 57th minute with a header off of an assist from Caleb Dunn (Lower Burrell, PA/Burrell).

 

Matt Sasko (Belle Vernon, PA/Belle Vernon) and Nick Wayno (Jonestown, PA/Northern Lebanon) tacked on goals three and four for UPG.  Kevin Eckhardt (Harrison City, PA/Penn Trafford) and Mike Balistreri (Harrison City, PA/Penn Trafford) each added assists for the Bobcats.

 

The Bobcats will be back in action, Wednesday, September 13, when they host Baldwin Wallace College at 3:00 PM. 

 

 

 

Friday, September 8, 2006

 

Volleyball Team Loses Home Opener

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Women's Volleyball Team dropped its' home opener tonight, falling to Thiel College 3-2.  The loss drops the Bobcats to 1-1 overall on the season, while Thiel improved to 5-1.

 

The Bobcats looked strong early, as they jumped out to a 2-0 lead, winning the first two games by scores of 30-24 and 30-24.  Thiel rallied however, to take the last three games by scores of, 30-17, 30-27, and 15-10. 

 

Breanne Bell (Marianna, PA/Bethlehem Center) led the Bobcats with 18 kills, while by Ashley Mattiko (North Huntingdon, PA/Norwin) added 11.  Leslie Long (Greensburg, PA/Greensburg Salem) contributed a team-high 37 assists for UPG. 

 

Pitt-Greensburg will be back in action Tuesday, September 12, when they travel to face Carlow College.  The match is set for a 7:00 PM start.

 

 

Men's Basketball Team Honored With Sportsmanship Award

 

The 2005-2006 Pitt-Greensburg Men's Basketball Team was recently named as the recipient of the 'Shoenfield Sportsmanship Award' by the College Basketball Officials Association (CBOA).  The award is given annually to a team that best exemplifies collegiate sportsmanship. 

 

The CBOA named this award in honor of Sam Schoenfeld, former college basketball star who possessed a great deal of energy, impeccable honesty, and a charismatic personality.  He was one of the CBOA's founding fathers.  Sam espoused integrity and strong character, which set him apart from most men.  A brief illness took Sam's life in early 1956 and as a result the CBOA decided to memorialize Sam through an award that would be annually presented to a person who exemplified the principles and characteristics so prominently displayed by Shoenfeld.  Accordingly, the award is presented to the college or university, which in the judgment of the CBOA membership, best exemplifies "the highest degree of sportsmanship, character, and ethics among their players, coaches and spectators."  This is the highest honor that the CBOA annually bestows on any collegiate institution.

 

Pitt-Greensburg and Head Coach Marcus Kahn are receiving this award for the first time.  The team will be presented with the award at the CBOA annual banquet, which will be held, Sunday, October 1, at Chartiers Valley High School. 

 

 

 

Wednesday, September 6, 2006

 

Women's Soccer Picks Up First Win

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Women's Soccer Team defeated Carlow College 1-0, to pick up their first win on the season.  The Bobcats improved to 1-2 on the season, while Carlow fell to 1-1. 

 

Amanda Kotvas (Verona, PA/Penn Hills) scored the game's lone goal in the 66th minute on an assist from Meg Gearhart (Apollo, PA/Kiski Area)

 

Junior goalkeeper Dana Huether (Jeannette, PA/Jeannette) made six saves to earn her first victory and first shut out of the season. 

 

The Bobcats will be back in action Saturday, September 9, when they travel to face Bethany College at 11:00 AM. 

 

 

Men's Soccer Shutout at St. Vincent

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Men's Soccer Team was their two-game winning streak snapped, as they were defeated by host St. Vincent College 5-0 this afternoon.  The loss drops Pitt-Greensburg to 2-1 on the season.

 

The Bobcats next contest will be this Saturday, September 9, when they host Point Park University.  The match is set for a 1:00 PM start.

 

 

Tuesday, September 5, 2006

 

Stetz Named to D3Kicks.Com 'Team of the Week'

 

Pitt-Greensburg senior forward Ryan Stetz (Dubois, PA/Dubois Central Catholic) was selected to the D3Kicks.com 'Team of the Week' for the Week of September 5. 

 

D3Kicks.com is a national website promoting Division III soccer, and was started this summer.  This is the first Team of the Week in the web site's history, and Stetz is the first Pitt-Greensburg soccer player to earn such an honor. The team is selected based on nominations from sports information directors and coaches. 

 

Stetz was selected after scoring six goals in the opening two games.  Stetz set a single-game record with four goals in a win over Lancaster Bible College, and then added two more, including the game-winner, in a victory over Pitt-Johnstown. 

 

 

Stetz and Huether Earn AMCC Weekly Honors

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Men's and Women's Soccer Team were honored after the opening weekend, as each had a player earn conference recognition. 

 

On the men's side, senior forward Ryan Stetz (Dubois, PA/Dubois Central Catholic) was selected as the AMCC 'Player of the Week' after scoring six goals in the opening two games.  Stetz set a single-game record with four goals in a win over Lancaster Bible College, and then added two more, including the game-winner, in a victory over Pitt-Johnstown. 

 

The women's team was represented by junior goalkeeper Dana Huether (Jeannette, PA/Jeannette) who was named AMCC 'Goalkeeper of the Week' after she contributed 24 saves in the opening two games of the season.  Huether made 10 saves in the opener against Washington and Jefferson College and followed with a single-game record 14 saves in game two against Ramapo College. 

 

The award is the first in the career of Ryan Stetz, and the fourth for Dana Huether. 

 

 

Monday, September 4, 2006

 

Men's Soccer Upsets NCAA Division II Power; Captures Tournament Title

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Men's Soccer Team defeated NCAA Division II member Pitt-Johnstown to capture the championship of UPJ's opening season tournament.  The Bobcats won the game 4-3, and improved to 2-0 on the young season.

 

Tied at 3-3, senior Ryan Stetz (Dubois, PA/Dubois Central Catholic) knocked home the winning goal in the 88th minute to secure the victory and the championship.  Stetz also collected the Bobcats' first goal of the match, and finished the holiday weekend with six goals in two contests. 

 

Sophomore forward Kyle Cermak (Export, PA/Kiski Area) also collected two goals for Pitt-Greensburg to aid in the upset.  Four players collected assists for Pitt-Greensburg.  They included Matt Sasko (Belle Vernon, PA/Belle Vernon), Kahle Lenz (Pittsburgh, PA/Fox Chapel), Mike Balistreri (Harrison City, PA/Penn Trafford), and Mike Mount (Landenburg, PA/Avon Grove)

 

After the game head coach Ted Wawryzniak was ecstatic about his team's play saying, "it was an emotional win for our team, we fought hard and pulled it out right before overtime, we're bringing the trophy back to Greensburg."

 

The men's team will be back in action, Wednesday, September 6, when they travel to face St. Vincent College.  The match is set for 4:00 PM. 

 

 

 

Sunday, September 3, 2006

 

Tintera and Kotvas Named to All-Tournament Team

 

Juniors Jess Tintera (Harrison City, PA/Penn Trafford) and Amanda Kotvas (Verona, PA/Penn Hills) were both selected to the York College All-Tournament Team for their performances over the weekend.

 

Kotvas scored the team's lone goal in the consolation loss to Ramapo, and was the team leader in shots on goal for the weekend.  Tintera was honored for her outstanding play on the defensive end. 

 

The Bobcats next contest will be Wednesday, September 6, when they host Carlow College.  The match will begin at 5:00 PM. 

 

 

Women's Soccer Drops Consolation Game

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Women's Soccer Team dropped the consolation game of the York College Tournament, losing to Ramapo College 3-1.  The loss moves UPG to 0-2 on the young season.

 

Ramapo jumped out to a 1-0 lead after Chrisy Giordano scored a goal at the 15-minute mark.  The Bobcats momentarily tied the game, when Amanda Kotvas (Verona, PA/Penn Hills) scored a goal off an assist from Colleen Jumba (West Mifflin, PA/West Mifflin).  Ramapo, however, would tack on two more goals to secure the victory.

 

Once again the Bobcats were out shot.  Ramapo managed 17 shots on goal, while UPG could only register five.  Goalkeeper Dana Huether (Jeannette, PA/Jeannette) recorded 14 saves in a gutsy performance. The 14 total saves tied the single-game record at Pitt-Greensburg. 

 

The Bobcats next contest will be Wednesday, September 6, when they host Carlow College.  The match will begin at 5:00 PM. 

 

 

 

Saturday, September 2, 2006

 

Men's Soccer Cruises in Season Opener; Stetz Sets Single Game Goal Record

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Men's Soccer Team opened the 2006 season with a huge statement, as they rolled to an 11-0  victory over Lancaster Bible College.  In the process, senior forward Ryan Stetz (Dubois, PA/Dubois Central Catholic) set a single game record by scoring four goals. 

 

The Bobcats high-powered offense scored early and often, and a number of different players contributed points.  Aside from Stetz, seven other players added one goal apiece in the game.  These players were; Mike Mount (Landenberg, PA/Avon Grove), Gregory Cecchetti (Apollo, PA/Kiski Area), Mike Balistreri (Harrison City, PA/Penn Trafford), Matt Sasko (Belle Vernon, PA/Belle Vernon), Billy Johnson (Dubois, PA/Dubois), Karl Reitz (Effort, PA/Pleasant Valley), and Kahle Lenz (Pittsbugh, PA/Fox Chapel)

 

Mount, Balistreri, Sasko, and Lenz also contributed assists for the Bobcats, as well as Kevin Eckhardt (Harrison City, PA/Penn Trafford) and Kyle Cermak (Export, PA/Kiski Area) who each added two assists.

 

Also noteworthy was the performance of senior goalkeeper Alan Puglia (Belle Vernon, PA/Belle Vernon) who made two saves in recording his first career shutout. 

 

The Bobcats next game will be Monday, September 4, when they travel to face Pitt-Johnstown.  That game will start at 2:00 PM. 

 

 

Women's Soccer Drops Season Opener

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Women's Soccer Team opened the 2006 season with a 3-1 loss to Washington and Jefferson College in the first round of the York College Tournament. 

 

The Presidents jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead, before freshman Courtney Nissley (Lancaster, PA/Hempfield) scored the Bobcats first goal at the 29 minute mark on an assist from sophomore Briene Cole (Pittsburgh, PA/Chartiers Valley).  But it wasn't enough as W&J tacked on a third goal and won easily. 

 

The Bobcats managed just two shots for the game, as the Presidents' defense was stifling.  Junior goalkeeper Dana Huether (Jeannette, PA/Jeannette) performed well in the loss, as she made ten saves.

 

UPG will next play Ramapo College tomorrow afternoon at 12:00 PM in the consolation game of the York Tournament. 

 

 

 

Friday, September 1, 2006

Ackerman Tabbed to Lead Pitt-Greensburg Golf Program

The Pitt-Greensburg Men’s and Women’s Golf program has had to endure three straight seasons with a new head coach.  But, hopefully the days of change in the program are over as today, UPG announced the hiring of Tim Ackerman as Head Golf Coach.

Ackerman is a 2005 graduate of Pitt-Greensburg, who was a member of the golf team for three seasons.  He spent his final two years as captain of the team, and brings a lot of pride and enthusiasm back to the program. 

“Tim knows how this program works, and brings a lot of enthusiasm to the job.  We are hoping he can step in and provide a few years of stability to get this program back to where it belongs,” stated Pitt-Greensburg Interim Athletic Director Marcus Kahn.

Ackerman will have to prepare quickly, as the team’s first match is just a week away on Thursday, September 7, 2006 when they travel to the Frostburg State Invitational.

“I’m looking forward to getting to work right away.  I am excited about the possibilities of this program, and I hope to get things moving in the right direction here at Pitt-Greensburg,” commented Ackerman.

 

 

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

 

Pitt-Greensburg Announces Fall Basketball Clinics

 

The Pitt-Greensburg Men's Basketball Team and Head Coach Marcus Kahn will be holding two, (1) one day individual skill clinics this fall.  The first clinic will primarily focus on shooting, and the second session will focus on all-around offensive skills. 

 

The clinics are being offered for both boys and girls in grades 3rd through 8th. The first clinic will be held on Saturday, September 16 and the second clinic will be held on Saturday, October 14.  Both clinics will begin at 9:00 AM and will run until 1:00 PM. 

 

The cost will be $25 for each individual clinic or $45 for both sessions. 

 

If you are interested please contact Marcus Kahn in the Men's Basketball Office at (724) 836-7076 or mnkahn@pitt.edu

 

 

Thursday, August 17, 2006

 

AMCC Announces Preseason Predictions for Fall Sports

 

With the fall season right around the corner, the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference is gearing up for its tenth season of competition.  The conference has announced its' predictions for the upcoming seasons for men's and women's soccer, women's volleyball, and men's and women's cross country. 

 

Pitt-Greensburg received their highest recognition in men's cross country, where the team was picked to finish third place.  The team returns a talented bunch, led by three-time all-conference runner Zach Kocian (Greensburg, PA/Hempfield), and will look to build on the momentum of a third-place conference finish a season ago.  The women's cross country team was not ranked for the preseason.

 

In soccer, the women's team, which will be led by returning all-conference players Jess Tintera (Harrison City, PA/Penn-Trafford) and Briene Cole (Pittsburgh, PA/Chartiers Valley) was picked to finish in fourth place.  The men's team, which returns a wealth of talented players has been selected to finish in seventh place. 

 

The women's volleyball team also was predicted to finish in seventh place this season. 

 

The fall teams will open their practice season on Monday, August 21, with games soon to follow. 

 

 

 

Thursday, July 20, 2006

 

Swalga Steps Down as Pitt-Greensburg Athletic Director

 

The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg has announced the resignation of Athletic Director Dan Swalga.  Swalga will leave Pitt-Greensburg to become the new Athletic Director at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA. 

 

Swalga has been the only AD in Pitt-Greensburg history, and was vital in helping develop the athletic programs beginning in 1995.  Since then, Swalga has helped UPG grow to sponsor 12 varsity sports and was integral in UPG becoming a full member of the NCAA Division III.  He also helped UPG establish itself as a charter member of the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference. 

 

In total, Swalga spent 14 years at Pitt-Greensburg.  He spent time serving as the Director of Student Activities and the Head of Career Services before accepting his role as Assistant Dean of Student Services and Athletic Director. 

 

Marcus Kahn, Head Men's Basketball Coach and Assistant Athletic Director, will fill in for Swalga on an interim basis.  Kahn will serve in the position until a nationwide search for a replacement is finished.

 

 

 

Thursday, July 13, 2006

 

Pitt-Greensburg Announces Hiring of Dana LeViere

 

The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg has announced the hiring of Dana LeViere for the position of head softball coach and assistant volleyball coach. 

 

LeViere is a 2001 graduate of Bethany College (WV) where she was a four-year player on the women's softball team.  She helped lead the Bison to the 2000 NCAA Tournament and the 2001 NCAA Regional Tournament.  She garnered numerous athletic awards while at Bethany, including selections to the Presidents' Athletic Conference All-Star teams, and in 2000 she was named to the NCAA Tournament All-Tournament Team.  She was known for her versatility, as she played numerous different positions throughout her career with the Bison. 

 

Upon graduation, LeViere served as Bethany's pitching coach for two seasons.  She also spent five seasons coaching the Pittsburgh Spirit, a local summer traveling team.  Last season, LeViere was the head coach at Northgate High School. 

 

LeViere replaces departed coach Erica Exler, who had previously coached for two seasons.

 

 

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