Westmoreland campus clippings: Local trio helps IUP football in rout of Millersville
A local trio impacted IUP’s victory in its football home opener.
IUP freshman defensive lineman Will Mayr (Penn-Trafford) had five tackles and a forced fumble, junior linebacker Nick Amendola (Norwin) added three tackles, and sophomore running back Tyler Balega (Derry) carried 11 times for 44 yards in a 41-7 win over Millersville.
Balega transferred from Seton Hill.
IUP is ranked No. 3 in this week’s Division II AFCA Top 25.
Senior Ben Pevarnik (Greensburg Central Catholic) is starting at right offensive guard for the Vulcans (0-2).
Junior linebacker Brett Zanotto (Franklin Regional) posted five tackles in a 23-21 victory over Valparaiso.
Senior defensive back Zach Hall (Norwin) made four tackles in the Golden Tornadoes’ 31-27 come-from-behind victory over Saint Vincent.
Redshirt sophomore Steve Petrick (Norwin) and freshman Anthony DelleFemine (Norwin) each made their first catches for the Colonials in a 22-19 win over Virginia State. Petrick, a tight end, transferred from Temple.
DelleFemine is back after rehabbing an injury.
Sophomore receiver Keith Kalp (Mt. Pleasant) caught a short touchdown pass, his second of the season, against Geneva.
Junior defensive back Logan Deri (Norwin) tied a team high with six tackles and added a sack, forced fumble and pass-breakup in a 37-34 victory against West Virginia Wesleyan.
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Sophomore midfielder Christian Eckberg (Norwin) scored his second goal of the season, and senior keeper Chris Ralph (Franklin Regional) made three saves as the Lions blanked No. 24 John Carroll, 2-0.
Freshman defender Christina Czegan (Mt. Pleasant) has started all four games so far for the Vulcans (1-3). Czegan also plans to play softball in the spring.
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Sophomore Emily Indof (Greensburg Salem) scored her second goal of the season in a 3-0 win over Bard in the Drew Tourament in Madison, N.J.
The Bobcats shut out Thiel in their home opener, 2-0, as freshman Tiffany Michalek and sophomore Allie Grimm scored goals.
Sophomore defender Keli Rosensteel (Greensburg Central Catholic) notched her first career goal as the Colonials lost to Howard, 3-1.
Junior forward Kristin Marsh tallied three goals for the first hat trick by an SVC women’s player since 2015 as the Bearcats topped La Roche, 4-2.
Junior forward Emily LoPresti scored two goals and redshirt junior Italia Biondi (Penn-Trafford) added another as the Griffins knocked off No. 12 East Stroudsburg, 3-2, in overtime. Seton Hill trailed 2-0 before rallying inside the final 11 minutes.
Lopresti, who scored 12 seconds into overtime, has 16 career game-winners.
Freshman Maura Skelley was named PAC Rookie of the Week. She won two matches, at No. 1 doubles with senior Lucy Bujdos and No. 3 singles, in a 6-3 victory over Juniata.
Senior 6-foot-3 middle hitter Laura Buchanan (Norwin) had 12 kills and three blocks in a loss to Kenyon.
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Senior setter Lexi Irwin (Hempfield) put up her third double-double of the season with 30 assists and 12 digs in a 3-0 win over Saint Vincent. She added 36 assists, 10 digs and seven kills as the Lions downed Marietta, 3-1.
Sophomore Emma Dongilli was named to the all-tournament team at the Catholic University of America Tournament in Washington, D.C. She had a team-best 57 assists over four matches.
Senior outside hitter Morgan DeFloria (Hempfield) helped the Raiders end a 10-match losing streak against 14th-ranked Wheeling Jesuit. She tallied 11 kills and 14 digs in a 3-0 sweep.
DeFloria added 14 kills and 11 digs in a 3-0 victory over Fairmont State. Shippensburg (10-2) has won nine straight.
Bill Beckner is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Bill at [email protected] or via Twitter @BillBeckner.