Juniata Football Team Drops Second Game in a Row
(Posted October 14, 2002)
FOOTBALL (4-2, 3-2 MAC); Oct. 19 vs. Lebanon Valley*.
Juniata dropped their second-consecutive MAC contest, this time on the road as the Eagles fell 39-23 to Moravian. The loss came despite Juniata piling up 455 yards of total offense, 341 of the yards coming through the air. Greg Troutman (Meyersdale/Meyersdale) threw three touchdown passes, but also had an interception in the end zone late in the fourth quarter. Juniata led early in the game after a 20-yard TD pass from Troutman to Craig Moshier (Coudersport/Coudersport). Moshier led the Eagles with 15 receptions and topped 100 yards in total offense for the sixth time in six games. Troutman's other two scoring-passes went to Andrew Raup (Danville/Danville) who led the blue and gold with 158 yards receiving. Juniata rallied back to take the lead 15-12 after falling behind 12-7. A scoring pass covering 12 yards from Troutman to Raup gave the Eagles the lead. Moravian answered back and moved ahead 26-15. Another Raup scoring catch, this one a 6-yard reception cut Moravian's lead to 26-23. Juniata never got closer than that, as Moravian scored twice in the fourth quarter to put the game away. Moravian totaled 364 yards of offense for the game, 251 of it coming on the ground. No Greyhound rusher topped the 100-yard mark, but the home team had three runners with at least 50 yards. Moravian quarterback Charlie Bowden threw for three touchdowns. Defensively for the Eagles, freshman Peter Thomas (Mechanicsburg/Mechanicsburg) had 18 tackles, one for a loss. Bill Bishop (Punxsutawney/Punxsutawney) also reached double figures in tackles with 10. Paul Evans (Huntingdon/Huntingdon) picked off his fifth pass of the season. Fred Taber (Calvert Hall College/Bel Air, Md.) had the Eagles lone sack. Each team threw one interception, which were the only turnovers of the game.
MEN'S SOCCER (6-5-1, 2-2 Commonwealth): Oct. 19 vs. Widener*.
*Commonwealth Conference match.
The Eagles lost their only match of the week by a 2-1 score against Penn State Altoona. Juniata's other scheduled match was rained out. Nick Wolfe (McConnellsburg/McConnellsburg) scored the only goal for the Eagles in the contest. Wolfe has scored in five of the Eagles last seven contests, and has had the only Juniata goal in four of those games. He is currently averaging more than a point per game. Senior goalie Chris Zimmerman (Westmont Hilltop/Hohnstown) made six saves in the match. Jeff Gehring (Exeter Township/Reading) assisted on Wolfe's goal. With three conference matches still to play, Juniata needs one win and one tie to have a shot at the postseason.
WOMEN'S FIELD HOCKEY (9-4, 1-1 Commonwealth): Oct. 17 vs. Messiah*; Oct. 19 at Moravian*;Oct. 20 vs. Wittenberg.
The Juniata field hockey team continued to roll, winning three games, and extending their winning streak to five. Jean Silvey (Red Lion/Airville) scored two goals and had two assists on the week. Two of the goals came in Juniata's 3-1 win over Bridgewater. Jamie Wallish (Northern Lebanon/Grantville) knocked home a goal and had an assist in the win. Marcie White (Central Dauphin/Dauphin) and Marie Lobaugh (Biglerville/Aspers) each scored in Juniata's 2-1 win over Washington & Lee. Billie Rickenbaugh (East Juniata/McAlisterville) had two assists in the Washington & Lee victory and one in the win over Bridgewater. Grace McCluskey (West Perry/Elliotsburg) scored the only goal in a 1-0 overtime win over Frostburg. Silvey assisted on the Frostburg goal. After losing four consecutive games, which brought their record to 4-4, the Eagles have put together their current five-game winning streak. The streak will be put to the test this week as Juniata takes on Messiah, currently ranked No. 7 in the NCAA Division III Field Hockey Coaches Poll.
WOMEN'S SOCCER (6-5-2, 1-3 Commonwealth): Oct. 16 vs. York; Oct. vs. Pitt-Greensburg
* Commonwealth Conference Match.
The Eagles only match of the week was rained out. The team will be in action again this week as they take on York and Pitt-Greensburg.
CROSS COUNTRY: Oct. 19 at DeSales Invitational.
The men's and women's cross country teams hosted Penn State-Altoona and Gettysburg this weekend in a three-team meet. The Juniata men topped both teams as Chris Sheaffer (Central York/York), Will Cantara (West Branch/Allport) and Justin Fritzius (Central York/York) finished one, two and three respectively in the race. The women's team bettered Gettysburg, but fell by three points to Penn State Altoona. Michele Palmer (Littlestown/Littlestown) finished third, Stefanie Rynkewitz (Lewistown/Lewistown) crossed the line fourth and Katey Glunt (Bellefonte/Bellefonte) placed fifth.
WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL (18-2, 3-0 Commonwealth): Oct. 14 at Redlands; Oct. 16 vs. Susquehanna*; Oct. 18 at Lebanon Valley*; Oct. 19 at Wellesley; Oct. 20 at Williams. *Commonwealth Conference Match.
Juniata picked up arguably its biggest win of the season as the Eagles topped defending national champion LaVerne 3-1. This victory was one of three Eagle wins on the week. Niki Mueller (Bishop Guilfoyle/Altoona) paced the Eagles with 15 kills and added seven blocks. Erin Wisor (Altoona/Altoona) added 14 kills in the victory, and setter Carli Dale (Cochranton/Cochranton) had 13 kills. Johanna Holtan (Fargo North/Fargo N.D.) had 21 digs as the Eagles topped the team that handed them a loss in last season's NCAA national semi-finals. Juniata followed up the LaVerne win by topping Chapman 3-0. Wisor led the way this time pounding home 17 kills with a .389 hitting percentage. Mueller added 10 kills and Lindsey Habel (Glen Oak/Canton, Ohio) tossed in three serve aces. Earlier in the week the Eagles improved their conference record to 3-0 with a 3-1 victory over Messiah.
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