Campus clippings: Edinboro swimmers off to auspicious start
The Edinboro women’s swim team roster is dotted with Alle-Kiski standouts, and their runs of success have carried over to college.
Senior freestyler Staci Schrecongost (Valley) is off to a blazing start. She picked up a pair of wins (100, 200 freestyle) in dual-meet victories over Tiffin and Lake Erie; won the same events at the Spire Open; and pitched in for two wins at the Westminster Relays.
Teammate Holly Stein (St. Joseph), a sophomore who was an All-American in the 100 breaststroke last season, won that event and the 200 breast at the Spire Open. She also teamed with Schrecongost and freshman Morgan Joseph (Kittanning) to win the 400 medley relay at the Westminster Relays. Stein and Madison Wargo (Apollo-Ridge), a senior, were on the winning 300 backstroke relay.
Stein and Joseph also contributed to the winning 200 medley relay in the win over Lake Erie.
Junior Paul Singerman (Kiski Area) hit two qualifying times for the PSAC championship meet in a 135-66 victory over Shippensburg. He qualified in the 50 freestyle and 100 backstroke.
Penn State Behrend
Sophomore Mia Pietropola (Plum) won two individual events in a 158-121 season-opening loss to Westminster. She took the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:12.14 and the 200 breast in 2:35.92. She also contributed to the winning 400 freestyle relay team (3:58.72). She won both breaststroke events and contributed to the 200 medley relay’s win over Allegheny. Behrend lost 193-92.
Sophomore outside-hitter Arden Fisher (Riverview) picked up a double-double with 11 kills and 18 digs as the Colonials (12-15, 10-1 NEC) downed Bryant, 3-2, to clinch a spot in the Northeast Conference Tournament for the 16th straight season.
Washington & Jefferson
Freshman setter Emily Toy (Freeport) pitched in 15 kills as the Presidents (14-11, 9-10) downed Saint Vincent, 3-1, to clinch a PAC playoff berth for the first time since 2010.
Junior Kourtney Skinner (Apollo-Ridge) combined for a team-high 16 kills and 10 digs across a pair of 3-0 losses to Bethany and Kenyon for the Yellow Jackets (6-29, 2-16 PAC).
Junior Erin Kennedy (Riverview) contributed 11 digs, but the Titans (16-14, 9-9 PAC) fell 3-0 to Thomas More College.
Washington & Jefferson
Junior defensive end Jon Turner (Freeport) had a season- and career-high 3 1⁄2 sacks and added nine tackles in a 51-12 victory over Geneva. The performance earned him PAC Defensive Player of the Week. Through eight games, Turner is second in the conference with 10 sacks and third with 15.5 tackles-for-loss.