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Juniata Eagles Fall to 1-3 Record

(Posted October 1, 2001)

FOOTBALL (1-3, 1-3 MAC): Oct. 6, Moravian.
Juniata lost its third straight game of the season with a 28-6 setback at King's on Saturday. The Eagles, who were down, 6-0, at halftime, were held to 101 total yards on offense, including just eight yards rushing. Freshman quarterback Greg Troutman (Meyersdale/Meyersdale) scored on an eight-yard run in the fourth quarter to cut the Juniata deficit to 15-6 with 11:17 remaining in the contest. Troutman completed 13 of 29 passes for 93 yards, but was intercepted two times. Sophomore running back Craig Moshier (Coudersport Area/Coudersport) caught a team-best six receptions for 18 yards. Junior wide receiver Nate Leach (Shade/Central City) hauled in three passes for 45 yards. Junior punter Dusty Lehr (New Oxford/Bermudian Springs) averaged 39.1 yards on nine attempts. Defensively, senior inside linebacker Josh Seiders (Wyomissing/Wyomissing Hills) led the Eagle stoppers for the fourth straight week and recorded 17 tackles, including two sacks and he also had a fumble recovery. Senior outside linebacker Jason Stouffer (Newport/Newport) tallied 12 stops and forced a fumble.

WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY: Oct. 6, Paul Short Invitational at Lehigh.
Juniata made a trip to Roanoke College for the Maroon Invitational on Saturday. The Eagles placed seventh out of the 12 teams in attendance with 153 points, while Eastern Mennonite won the women's race with 39 points. The blue and gold harriers were paced by sophomore Stefanie Rynkewitz (Lewistown/Lewistown), who took ninth in a field of 100 with a time of (20:26). Junior Michele Palmer (Littlestown/Littlestown) placed 13th (20:46), while freshman Breanna Daum (Blue Mountain/Orwigsburg) was third for Juniata and 17th overall (20:59). Rounding out the top five for Juniata were sophomore Suzie Gardner (South Western/Hanover) and sophomore Jessica Collins (Brunswick/Jefferson, MD), who were 57th (22:58) and 62nd (23:13), respectively.

MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY: Oct. 6, Paul Short Invitational at Lehigh.
The Eagles journeyed to Roanoke College for the Maroon Invitational on Saturday and placed ninth out of the 13 squads in attendance with 202 points. Roanoke earned the men's crown with 40 points. Freshman Justin Norris (Warren/Warren) led the blue and gold harriers for the second straight week and posted a time of 27:56 to place 15th at an event that consisted of 95 participants. Freshman Will Cantara (West Branch/Allport) took 22nd for the Eagles and was clocked at 28:31, while freshman Jason Freeman (Thornton/Thornton, CO) placed 54th (30:38). Sophomore Jasen Lawrence (AuSable Valley/Upper Jay, NY), who was 61st (31:00) and senior David Slat (Hollidaysburg/Hollidaysburg), who was 69th (31:41), completed the scoring five for the Eagles.

WOMEN'S SOCCER (5-5-1, 0-3 Commonwealth): Oct. 4, Susquehanna; Oct. 6, DeSales; Oct. 7 at Lycoming.
Juniata lost at Commonwealth Conference Albright on Saturday, 2-1. Junior midfielder Rose Bender (Cambria Heights/Carrolltown) put the Eagles on the board with 1:31 to play to cut their margin in half. Freshman goalkeeper Kira Troutman (Line Mountain/Valley View) made two saves in 35 minutes, while freshman Lindsey Treon (Hollidaysburg/Duncansville) had four saves in 55 minutes. On Sunday, the Eagles won 3-0 home win over Pitt-Bradford. Freshman forward Rebecca Shoaf (Madison/Madison, NJ) scored Juniata's first two goals of the game, while junior forward Rose Bender (Cambria Heights/Carrolltown) tallied the third blue and gold net-finder. Freshman Emily Miller (Penns Valley/Coburn) assisted on Juniata's initial goal, which came just 3:10 into the first half. Treon made two saves to record the shut out.

FIELD HOCKEY (2-7, 2-1 Commonwealth): Oct. 4 at Messiah; Oct. 6, Moravian.
The blue and gold posted a pair of huge Commonwealth Conference wins this past week to get into the victory column for the first time this year. On Thursday, Juniata traveled to Elizabethtown and came away with a 2-1, double overtime victory. It marked the first win for the Eagles over the Blue Jays since 1998. Freshman Billie Rickenbaugh (East Juniata/McAlisterville, PA) scored her second goal of the year and the game winner for Juniata, which was out shot, 43-7, on the day, with 7:07 remaining in the second extra session. Freshman forward Grace McCluskey (West Perry/Elliottsburg) had the assist on the contest clincher. McCluskey had tied the game earlier with a score at the 6:54 of the second half. Sophomore midfielder Jean Silvey (Red Lion/Airville) was credited with the assist. Freshman goalie Melonie Sappe' (Dallas/Shavertown) made a season-high 29 saves in the double-overtime outing. Sappe' also stopped a penalty stroke by the hosts as well at the end of the first half. On Saturday, the Eagles posted a 1-0 win at home over Widener. Senior forward Jen Thew (Line Mountain/Herndon) scored with 26:33 left in the first half off an assist from sophomore midfielder Dana Groff (Solanco/Quarryville). Sappe' recorded the first shut out of her career and had 11 saves, including another stop of a penalty stroke at the end of the first half.

WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL (11-4, 2-0 Commonwealth): Oct. 3, Messiah.
Juniata stepped back into Commonwealth Conference action on Tuesday evening and downed visiting Moravian, 30-19, 30-24, 29-31, 30-15. The win was the 238th straight conference victory for the Eagles. Senior outside hitter Brandy Workinger (Dallastown/Dallastown) led the Eagles with 16 kills, 16 digs and two blocks. Sophomore opposite Danielle Hart (Central/Roaring Spring) posted 10 kills, nine digs and a match-high five aces. Freshman setter Carli Dale (Cochranton/Cochranton) passed out 51 assists and tallied 12 digs. Junior middle hitter Niki Mueller (Bishop Guilfoyle/Altoona) had seven kills, three blocks and two digs. Juniata hosted the 19th annual ASICS Collegiate Invitational on Friday and Saturday and placed second at the outing. On Friday, the Eagles started the day with a 30-18, 30-19, 30-24 win over Charleston. Hart led the blue and gold with 12 kills and she registered six digs. Sophomore outside hitter Johanna Holtan (Fargo North/Fargo, ND) had 11 kills on 17 swings and posted 15 digs. Workinger tallied eight kills, three blocks and a team-best 18 digs, while Dale passed out 34 assists. Juniata finished the day with a 30-22, 30-20, 30-22 win over Pace. Workinger had 11 kills, 12 digs and one block. Mueller chipped in with 10 kills and one block. Hart added seven kills on 14 swings, 13 digs and three aces. Dale distributed 33 assists and came up with six digs. On Saturday, Juniata opened with a 30-18, 30-14, 35-33 triumph over Division I Princeton to win its sixth consecutive match. The Eagles were paced by Mueller, who had 15 kills and three blocks. Holtan tallied 13 kills on 18 attempts and had 11 digs. Hart posted 12 kills, seven digs, three blocks and three aces. Dale passed out 46 assists and had seven digs and two aces. Workinger led Juniata with 21 digs and she also had seven kills. Juniata had its six-match winning streak snapped with a 30-22, 33-31, 30-26 loss to tournament champion Indiana (Pa.). The Eagles got 19 kills and 10 digs from Workinger. Mueller had nine kills, three blocks and one dig. Hart registered 15 kills, while Dale passed out 42 assists and had 19 digs. Holtan finished with 13 digs. Mueller was named to the all-tournament team for her play during the weekend.

MEN'S SOCCER (1-7-2, 0-3 Commonwealth): Oct. 3 at Susquehanna; Oct. 6, DeSales; Oct. 7 at Lycoming.
Juniata opened the week with a 3-0 loss at Commonwealth Conference opponent Elizabethtown on Wednesday. Senior goalkeeper Chris Zimmerman (Westmont Hilltop/Johnstown) had 18 saves on the day. On Saturday, the Eagles battled to a 1-1 overtime tie to host Albright in conference play. Junior back Nathan Ayres (Clearfield/Clearfield) gave Juniata a 1-0 lead at halftime on an unassisted goal with under two minutes to go before intermission. Albright tied the outing with just under seven minutes to go in regulation. Zimmerman made 14 saves. On Sunday, the Eagles played their second straight overtime game, but came out on the short end of a 2-1 extra session loss at home to Pitt-Bradford. Senior Matt Betting (Altoona/Altoona) scored his team-best fourth goal of the season with 2:15 left in regulation to tie the game at 1-1. Ayres got the assist on the blue and gold net-finder. Pitt-Bradford got the game-winner 11:23 into the first 15-minute overtime stanza. Freshman goalkeeper Erich Bluefield (Wakefield/Warrenton, VA) made six saves for Juniata.

WOMEN'S TENNIS (3-5, 2-4 MAC Commonwealth): Oct. 2 at Indiana (Pa.); Oct. 6, Susquehanna.
The Eagles dropped all three of their matches this past week, including a pair of Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Commonwealth League outings. On Tuesday, Juniata fell at undefeated Penn State-Altoona, 8-1. Sophomore Sara Cain (South Western/Hanover) and junior Lorissa Mahoney (Attleboro/Attleboro, MA) won at third doubles, 9-7. On Thursday, the Eagles lost at MAC Commonwealth foe Messiah, 8-1. Senior Lisa Dumansky (Nutley/Nutley, NJ) and junior Liz Osche (Acton-Boxborough/Acton, MA) paired for a 9-7 triumph during their first doubles showing. Juniata closed the week with a 6-3 loss at league rival Elizabethtown on Saturday. The Eagles took two of the three doubles matches, including a victory at first doubles by Dumansky and Osche, 8-2. Junior Jenny Thompson (Pittsford Mendon/Pittsford, NY) won at third singles, 6-3, 6-0, and teamed up with senior Bethany Eisemann (Ephrata/Ephrata) for an 8-6 win at second doubles.

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