(Posted September 24, 2001)

FOOTBALL (1-2, 1-2 MAC): Sept. 29 at King's.
Juniata slipped for the second time this season with a 34-20 loss at home to Wilkes in Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) action on Saturday. The Eagles held a 6-3 lead after the first quarter thanks to a 75-yard touchdown run by sophomore running back Craig Moshier (Coudersport/Coudersport) with 2:44 remaining in the opening stanza. The Colonels came back to take a 10-6 lead at intermission and never trailed or had its lead tied for the remainder of the outing. Moshier added a 75-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter. He finished the day with nine carries for 77 yards and seven receptions for a team-best 108 yards. Senior wide receiver Lucas Kelleher (Bishop Guilfoyle/Altoona) hauled in seven passes for 42 yards and had a sparkling nine-yard touchdown catch with 8:05 to go in the game. Freshman quarterback Greg Troutman (Meyersdale/Meyersdale) was 27 of 54 in the game for 249 yards and two touchdowns. He was intercepted three times on the day. Senior wide receiver Andy Radomsky (West Branch/Morrisdale) had four catches for 35 yards, while junior wide out Nate Leach (Shade/Central City) posted four snags for 31 yards. Defensively, senior inside linebacker Josh Seiders (Wyomissing/Wyomissing Hills) paced Juniata in tackles for the third straight week with 15. Junior outside linebacker Matt Wharton (Cambria Heights/Dysart) tallied 10 stops and had a fumble recovery. Junior cornerback Paul Evans (Huntingdon/Huntingdon), junior defensive tackle Bill Bishop (Punxsutawney/Punxsutawney), junior defensive end Fred Taber (Calvert Hall College/Bel Air, MD) and junior cornerback Caleb Moses (Williamsport/Sharpsburg, MD) each had seven tackles. Taber had a sack, Evans had two pass breakups, an interception and a tackle for lost yardage and Bishop had a stop behind the line of scrimmage.

MEN'S SOCCER (1-5-2, 0-2 Commonwealth): Sept. 26 at Elizabethtown; Sept. 29 at Albright;
Sept. 30, Pitt-Bradford.
Juniata began the past seven-day stretch with an offensive display against visiting Marywood during an 8-0 win on Thursday. The Eagles were up, 5-0, at halftime. Senior midfield/forward Matt Bettting (Altoona/Altoona) scored three goals, while junior forward/midfield Noah Fredette (Weedsport/Weedsport, NY) posted a goal and an assist. Senior goalkeeper Chris Zimmerman (Westmont Hilltop/Johnstown), who had two saves, and freshman net-minder Erich Bluefield (Wakefield/Warrenton, VA), who also had two saves, split the shutout. On Saturday, Juniata lost at home to Commonwealth Conference foe Moravian, 4-1. The Greyhounds worked to a 3-0 lead before junior back/midfield Joel Abe (Archbishop Hoban/Akron, OH) took an assist from freshman midfielder Zachary Beckel (Hollidaysburg/Hollidaysburg) to get the Eagles on the board. Zimmerman made nine stops during the contest. On Sunday, Juniata dropped a 1-0, overtime decision to visiting Bridgewater (Va.). The visitors were able to score 3:53 into the first session of sudden victory. Zimmerman posted 12 saves.

FIELD HOCKEY (0-7, 0-1 Commonwealth): Sept. 25, Frostburg; Sept. 27 at Elizabethtown; Sept. 29, Widener.
The Eagles suffered a pair of 3-0 setbacks to NCAA Division II foes this past week. On Tuesday, Juniata lost at sixth-ranked Indiana (Pa.), while freshman goalie Melonie Sappe' (Dallas/Shavertown) made six saves. On Thursday, Shippensburg won at Juniata. Sappe' faced 24 shots and made 13 saves for the blue and gold program.

WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL (7-3, 1-0 Commonwealth): Sept. 25, Moravian; Sept. 28-29, ASICS Collegiate Invitational at Juniata.
Head coach Larry Bock is one of the most recognized names in collegiate volleyball, and he solidified that fact yet again on Wednesday evening when he and the Eagle program posted win number 900 in the history of the sport with a 30-12, 30-24, 30-19 victory at Widener in Commonwealth Conference play. With the triumph, Bock, who is the only coach that Juniata has ever known in its 25 years of existence (1977-present), became just the second NCAA women's volleyball coach at any level to reach the plateau, as UCLA head coach Andy Banachowski posted his 900th women's volleyball victory on September 1st of this year with a 3-1 win over Kansas State. Bock owned a 900-153 mark at the time of the milestone. Banachowski, who is in his 35th year in charge of the Bruins, sits at 903-213, so the race to 1,000 is now officially on. In addition, the victory over Widener was the 1,000th overall volleyball win for Bock, who had a 100-91 record while in charge of the men's program for six seasons (1990-95). Only one other collegiate volleyball mentor has recorded 1,000 victories and that is UCLA men's head coach Al Scates, who currently owns a 1,019-167 record through 39 years at his post. Juniata, which is ranked seventh in the most recent AVCA Division III Poll, wasted little time in disposing of host Widener. Sophomore opposite Danielle Hart (Central/Roaring Spring) led the Eagles with 10 kills, while senior outside hitter and Division III Player of the Year candidate Brandy Workinger (Dallastown/Dallastown) posted seven kills. Freshman setter Carli Dale (Cochranton/Cochranton) posted 13 digs and six aces. Sophomore setter/defensive specialist Melissa Berdine (Pine-Richland/Gibsonia) had 10 digs. Sophomore middle hitter Jill Davis (Worthington/Worthington, OH) added in a team-best three blocks. On Saturday, Juniata needed just one opportunity to send Bock off on "The Road to 1,000" after he picked up his 900th triumph on Wednesday evening. On Saturday night, the Eagles battled back from a 2-1 deficit to post a thrilling 3-2 win over visiting Division II Edinboro in the home opener for Juniata in 2001. The blue and gold walked away with a 30-25, 26-30, 30-32, 30-28, 15-10 victory over the Lady Scots. Hart led the Eagles with 25 kills, 20 digs, six blocks and three aces. Workinger posted 17 kills, 26 digs and one block. Sophomore outside hitter Johanna Holtan (Fargo North/Fargo, ND) tallied nine kills, 17 digs, four aces and three rejections, while junior middle hitter Niki Mueller (Bishop Guilfoyle/Altoona) ended the match with nine kills, a team-best eight blocks and five digs. Berdine had 23 digs, while Dale passed out 57 assists to go with 15 digs, five kills, three blocks and three aces.

WOMEN'S TENNIS (3-2, 2-2 MAC Commonwealth): Sept. 25 at Penn State-Altoona; Sept. 27 at Messiah;
Sept. 29 at Elizabethtown.
The Eagles split a pair of MAC Commonwealth League matches during the past week. On Wednesday, Juniata lost a heart-breaker at Lebanon Valley, 5-4. The third singles match lasted three sets and was the final outing to be completed on the day and it fell into the host Dutchmen hands after a tie-breaker. Senior Lisa Dumansky (Nutley/Nutley, NJ) posted a 7-5, 6-1 win at first singles, while junior Liz Osche (Acton-Boxborough/Acton, MA) won, 6-4, 6-2, at second singles. Dumansky and Osche recorded an 8-0 pro-set win at first doubles, while senior Bethany Eisemann (Ephrata/Ephrata) and freshman Teresa Ralicki (Biglerville/Gettysburg) earned an 8-3 win during their third doubles match. On Saturday, Juniata pasted Albright, 9-0 in league action. Dumansky won at first singles, 6-4, 6-0, and registered an 8-0 win at first singles with Osche. Osche was victorious during second singles play, 6-1, 6-2. Junior Jenny Thompson (Pittsford Mendon/Pittsford, NY) won at third singles, 6-1, 6-1 and recorded an 8-3 victory at second doubles with Eisemann. Freshman Libby Cooney (Forest Hills/South Fork) was triumphant at fourth singles, 6-0, 6-4, while classmate Steph Shaver (Central Cambria/Ebensburg) posted a 6-0, 6-2 win at fifth singles. Junior Alexina Thompson (Pittsford Mendon/Pittsford, NY) cruised to a 6-0, 6-1 win during sixth singles play. Shaver was paired with Ralicki at third doubles and the tandem turned in an 8-1 victory.

WOMEN'S SOCCER (4-4-1, 0-2 Commonwealth): Sept. 29 at Albright; Sept. 30, Pitt-Bradford.
Juniata started a busy week of action with a 5-0 loss at York on Thursday. The Spartans owned a 1-0 lead at halftime. Freshman goalkeeper Kira Troutman (Line Mountain/Valley View) played the first half and made nine saves, while freshman net-minder Lindsey Treon (Hollidaysburg/Duncansville) posted 10 saves in the second stanza of play. On Saturday, the host Eagles battled back from a 2-0 deficit against Commonwealth Conference rival Moravian, but came out on the short end of a 3-2 count. Freshman forward Erin Harter (Penn Trafford/Trafford) got the Eagles on the board in the second half. Freshman forward Sarah Lester (Thomas Jefferson/Jefferson Hills) was credited with the assist on Juniata's first goal. Freshman forward Rebecca Shoaf (Madison/Madison, NJ) tied the game with an unassisted score with 11:45 left in regulation. The Greyhounds posted the eventual game-winner with 6:19 to go. Troutman went the distance in goal and made 10 saves. On Sunday, Juniata entertained Bridgewater (Va.) and the two squads ended the outing tied at 3-3 after two extra sessions of action. Freshman midfielder Janine Smeltz (Line Mountain/Herndon) tallied the first goal of the game and then Lester put the hosts up 2-0 with 6:15 to go in the opening period. Harter and freshman midfielder Kara Donoghue (Waynesboro/Waynesboro) each received an assist on Juniata's second score. Lester's second net-finder of the game, off assists from junior midfield/forward Rose Bender (Cambria Heights/Carrolltown) and senior back Amber Byers (Chambersburg/Chambersburg) gave the Eagles a 3-1 advantage. Treon played the entire game in goal and made nine stops.

WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY: Sept. 29 at Roanoke Invitational.
Juniata made a trip to Messiah for an invitational on Saturday and placed sixth out of the 12 teams in attendance with 199 points. Messiah won the outing with 38 points. Messiah is the site of this year's Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) championship in late October. The Eagles were paced by sophomore Stefanie Rynkewitz (Lewistown/Lewistown), who took 23rd in a field of 120 with a time of (21:42.9). Freshman Breanna Daum (Blue Mountain/Orwigsburg) was second for Juniata and 32nd overall (22:06.7), while junior Michele Palmer (Littlestown/Littlestown) placed 34th (22:14.3). Rounding out the top five for Juniata were sophomore Juliana Hillegass (Shanksville Stonycreek/Berlin) and sophomore Suzie Gardner (South Western/Hanover) and, who were 73rd (24:15.4) and 77th (24:27.5), respectively. The winning time of 19:53.5 was turned in by Gina Lucrezi of DeSales.

MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY: Sept. 29 at Roanoke Invitational.
Juniata placed sixth out of 10 teams in attendance at the Messiah Invitational on Saturday. The Eagles posted 173 points, while Messiah took the team title with 41 markers. Freshman Justin Norris (Warren/Warren) led the blue and gold harriers at Messiah with a time of 29:16.2 to place 14th at an event that consisted of 107 participants. Freshman Will Cantara (West Branch/Allport) took 22nd for the Eagles and was clocked at 29:36.2, while freshman Jason Freeman (Thornton/Thornton, CO) placed 39th (30:48.7). Senior David Slat (Hollidaysburg/Hollidaysburg), who was 74th (32:51.4), and sophomore Jasen Lawrence (AuSable Valley/Upper Jay, NY), who was 77th (33:08.4), completed the scoring five for the Eagles. Ryan Gleason from Susquehanna won the race with a time of 27:33.4.

Contact April Feagley at feaglea@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3131 for more information.