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Westmoreland campus clippings: Big day for Slippery Rock’s Blandford

Slippery Rock’s defense had a field day in the Millersville backfield Saturday, and Trey Blandford often was center stage.

Blandford, a redshirt junior defensive lineman from Penn-Trafford, tallied a team-high nine tackles, 5 1 2 for losses, and 3 1 2 sacks as the Rock won 57-10.

He had help: Redshirt sophomore Chad Kuhn (Kiski Area) tied a school record with 41/2 sacks. The team registered 10 sacks altogether.

Blandford had six tackles for loss in seven games last season.

Duquesne: Junior linebacker Brett Zanotto (Franklin Regional) was named Northeast Conference Defensive Player of the Week after he made a team- and career-high 10 tackles, 2 1 2 for loss, and broke up a pass in a 31-26 win over Dayton that moved the Dukes to 3-1.

IUP: Sophomore Tyler Balega (Derry) had 24 yards rushing and also made four tackles in a 59-17 win at Lock Haven.

Saint Vincent: Sophomore wide receiver Keith Kalp (Mt. Pleasant) had four catches for 44 yards and a touchdown in a 31-14 loss to Westminster. Senior defensive back Zack Altieri (Jeannette) added five tackles.

Seton Hill: Freshman Jake Hoyle (Greensburg Salem) made his first collegiate start, at outside linebacker, in the Griffins’ 59-14 loss to West Chester. He finished with six tackles, one for a loss. Hoyle missed much of his senior season last year because of injury.

Washington & Jefferson: Senior cornerback Zack Queen (Penn-Trafford) had five tackles and an interception to help lead the defense in a 36-14 win over Carnegie Mellon. W&J is 3-0.

Men’s soccer

Penn State Behrend: Senior goalkeeper Chris Ralph (Franklin Regional) leads the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference with an .864 save percentage and a 0.48 goals-against average.

Pitt-Greensburg: Freshman Carson Gilarno provided the only goal as UPG edged Saint Vincent, 1-0, for the second straight season to take the Westmoreland Cup.

Seton Hill: Junior goalkeeper Austin Iddon (Penn-Trafford) had a career-high 16 saves in a 2-2 tie against Mercyhurst.

Women’s soccer

Allegheny: Sophomore goalkeeper Maya Hackman (Derry) is 3-2 with a pair of shutouts and 34 saves in five games for the Gators.

Pitt-Johnstown: Senior goalkeeper Leigh Appolonia (Yough) made 11 saves and posted her first shutout of the season as the Mountain Lions blanked Gannon, 1-0.

Pitt-Greensburg: UPG outshot Saint Vincent, 23-10, to post a 2-1 win over the rival Bearcats.

Freshman Tiffany Michalek had an early goal for UPG before senior Bri Burgunder delivered the go-ahead score in the 36th minute. Senior Katie Ryan scored for the Bearcats.

Burgunder was named AMCC Player of the Week.

Saint Vincent: The Bearcats snapped a two-game losing skid with a 4-1 win over Hilbert. Senior Corinne Burk, junior Leah Memmo, senior Natalie Luppold (Yough) and freshman Kierstin Renninger scored for SVC.

Seton Hill: Redshirt junior Italia Biondi (Penn-Trafford) scored two goals and added an assist, and freshman Ally Bloom (Mt. Pleasant) added her first college goal as the No. 24 Griffins (5-1) shut out Mansfield, 6-0.

Bill Beckner is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Bill at
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