(Posted October 29, 2001)

FOOTBALL (5-3, 5-3 MAC): Nov. 3 at Widener.
Juniata freshman quarterback Greg Troutman (Meyersdale/Meyersdale) was up to his "old" tricks in his brief collegiate football career again on Saturday afternoon at Waynesburg College. The rookie signal-caller threw for 355 yards (35 of 57) and five touchdowns, including two scoring tosses during the final 3:00 of the game to bring the Eagles back from a 28-19 deficit for a 34-28 victory. Troutman hit senior wide receiver Andy Radomsky (West Branch/Morrisdale) with a 16-yard touchdown pass with six seconds to play to complete the dramatic come-from-behind win. It was the third time this fall that Troutman led the Eagles on a game-winning scoring drive that ended with under two minutes to go. On Saturday, he took Juniata 71 yards on nine plays in 1:24 with no timeouts remaining and went five for eight on the final series for 70 yards. His 35 completions on the day broke his own school record of 32 set against FDU-Madison on opening day. Juniata has now won four games in a row for the first time since 1990. Senior wide receiver Lucas Kelleher (Bishop Guilfoyle), who caught the two-point conversion following the final touchdown of the day, finished with nine catches for 120 yards and one touchdown, while Radomsky had seven snags for 77 yards and a score, junior wide receiver Nate Leach (Shade/Central City) hauled in six balls for 76 yards and two touchdowns and senior wide receiver Josh Chubb (Laurel/Laurel, DE) had six catches for 41 yards. Freshman running back Paul Berry (North Hagerstown/Hagerstown, MD) led the ground game with 61 yards on 12 carries and had three catches for 20 yards. He came into the contest when senior running back Mike Williams (Somerset/Somerset) left the game in the second quarter with an ankle injury. Williams had started for Craig Moshier (Coudersport Area/Coudersport), who was sidelined with a groin injury. The Eagle defense was paced by senior inside linebacker Josh Seiders (Wyomissing/Wyomissing Hills), who had 13 tackles, including two for lost yardage and a sack. Senior insider linebacker Sean Reed (Muncy/Muncy) posted 12 stops, while junior cornerback Paul Evans (Huntingdon/Huntingdon) intercepted a pass for the sixth straight game and now has seven picks in eight contests this fall. In addition, junior outside linebacker Matt Wharton (Cambria Heights/Dysart) and sophomore free safety Brett Merrell (Danville/Danville) each had nine tackles and. Senior outside linebacker Jason Stouffer (Newport/Newport), who had a sack, and senior defensive end Kevin DeCarlo (Francis Scott Key/Westminster, MD) each had eight tackles and junior defensive end Fred Taber (Calvert Hall College/Bel Air, MD) posted seven stops. Troutman moved into third place on the single-season completion list at Juniata (184) and into second on the attempts ledger (368). His 19 touchdown passes are tied for fifth and his 2,187 yards are fifth in College Hill campaign annals. Troutman is also ranked third in Juniata single-season total offense with 2,459 yards. Leach moved into sixth on the all-time receptions list (111) and eighth in career receiving yards (1,549) at Juniata, while Kelleher is now ninth in catches (100) and yards (1,520).

WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY: Nov. 10, NCAA Regionals at Lehigh.
The Eagles journeyed to the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Championship at Messiah on Saturday and took 9th in a field of 12 squads with 233 markers. Moravian earned the women's crown with 23 points. Juniata was led by sophomore Stefanie Rynkewitz (Lewistown/Lewistown), who took 31st (21:15.4) in a field of 115 runners. Junior Michele Palmer (Littlestown/Littlestown) placed 37th (21:22.6) while freshman Breanna Daum (Blue Mountain/Orwigsburg) was third for Juniata and 55th overall (21:50.9). Rounding out the top five for Juniata was sophomore Suzie Gardner (South Western/Hanover), who took 78th with a clocking of 23:06.9, and sophomore Jessica Collins (Brunswick/Jefferson, MD), who was 85th (24:01.3).

MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY: Nov. 10, NCAA Regionals at Lehigh.
Juniata traveled to Messiah on Saturday for the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) championship. The Eagles placed 9th out of the 12 teams in attendance with 283 points, while Elizabethtown won the race with just 29 markers points. Freshman Justin Norris (Warren/Warren) led the blue and gold harriers for the fifth consecutive outing and posted a time of 28:50.4 to place 43rd at an event that consisted of 116 participants. Freshman Will Cantara (West Branch/Allport) took 52nd for the Eagles and was clocked at 29:09.2, while freshman Jason Freeman (Thornton/Thornton, CO) placed 85th (30:43.2). Sophomore Jasen Lawrence (AuSable Valley/Upper Jay, NY) placed 98th (32:01) and senior David Slat (Hollidaysburg/Hollidaysburg), was 100th (32:10.4) to complete the scoring five for the Eagles.

MEN'S SOCCER (4-12-3, 0-6-1 Commonwealth): season complete.
Juniata finished the year strong by winning two of its three games during the final week of the 2001 season. The lone setback during the past seven days came at home to defending NCAA Division III champion and Commonwealth Conference foe Messiah on Tuesday, 3-0. The Eagles gave up three goals in a span of 10 minutes in the second half after holding the Falcons scoreless in the first 45 minutes of play. Senior goalkeeper Chris Zimmerman (Westmont Hilltop/Johnstown) made 12 saves and faced 26 shots on the day. On Thursday, Juniata came back from an early, 1-0, deficit to down visiting Waynesburg, 2-1. Freshman back Michael Alianiello (Altoona/Altoona) scored both goals on penalty kicks for the Eagles, including the contest-clincher with 4:36 remaining in the game. Zimmerman posted five saves against the Yellow Jackets. Juniata closed the week and the year with a 4-3 win at Pitt-Greensburg on Saturday. Alianiello had a goal and an assist during the outing, including a net-finder that tied the contest, 3-3, on another penalty kick. His assist came on a goal by junior midfielder Jason McCabe (Penn Trafford/Harrison City), which tied the game at 2-2. Freshman forward Andrew Hoffman (East/Big Flats, NY) posted the first goal of the outing for the Eagles and he took a pass from freshman back Mark Shober (Muhlenberg/Reading). Senior back Matt Betting (Altoona/Altoona) scored off a direct kick to provide the difference in the contest. He finished his collegiate career with 11 goals and five assists for 27 points. Zimmerman had six saves in the outing.

WOMEN'S SOCCER (6-12-1, 0-7 Commonwealth): season complete.
The Eagles closed out the year with a 3-2, double overtime loss at Baptist Bible on Saturday, after holding a 2-1 advantage at intermission. Freshman forward Rebecca Shoaf (Madison/Madison, NJ) had a goal and an assist on the day, while freshman forward Sarah Lester (Thomas Jefferson/Jefferson Hills) post a net-finder just before halftime to give Juniata a 2-1 lead at the break. The Defenders tied the game with 22:50 left and then won the outing with 2:28 remaining in the second and final stanza of overtime. Freshman goalkeeper Kira Troutman (Line Mountain/Valley View) started and made three saves in 45 minutes of action, while freshman goalkeeper Lindsey Treon (Hollidaysburg/Duncansville) had three stops during the final 73 minutes of play. Shoaf ended the year with a program standard for goals (9) and points (20) in a season. Earlier in the fall, Juniata had set a school record for wins in a season, breaking the former standard of five set in 1999.

WOMEN'S SWIMMING: Nov. 3, MAC Relays at Susquehanna.
Juniata, under the direction of first-year head coach Chris Villa, began the 2001-02 winter season for Eagle athletics by traveling to the Mansfield University Relays on Saturday afternoon. The blue and gold placed fifth out of five squads with 62 points, but the other four programs in attendance were all from NCAA Division II institutions. East Stroudsburg won the outing with 116 points, while Mansfield was second (82), Lock Haven was third (78) and Millersville was fourth (66). Sophomore Kim Allen (Susquehanna Township/Harrisburg), who became Juniata's first-ever swimming all-American last winter, freshman Kathleen Trainor (Upper Merion/King of Prussia) and sophomore Kim Heckard (Norristown/Norristown) turned in a first-place showing in the 300-yard breaststroke relay (3:46.06). The Eagles also got third-place results from the teams of sophomore Kelsey Draper (El Cerrito/Richmond, CA), senior Jenn Dorsch (Gov. Thomas Johnson/Frederick, MD), sophomore Anne Gaynor (Chenango Forks/Chenango Forks, NY) and Trainor in the 500-yard freestyle (5:19.03) and Gaynor, Dorsch, freshman Dana Gais (Kiski/Saltsburg) and freshman Beth Ann Bono (Hempfield Central/Greensburg) in the 200-yard freestyle (1:49.42).

WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL (24-8, 7-0 Commonwealth): Oct. 31, Lebanon Valley (Commonwealth semifinals); Nov. 3, Commonwealth Finals vs. TBA.
Juniata, ranked second in this past week's American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Division III Poll, ended the home portion of its 2001 regular season schedule with a 30-14, 30-10, 30-18 triumph over Lebanon Valley College in Commonwealth Conference action. The Eagles, who had already clinched first place in the Commonwealth last week, ended conference play without a loss for the 20th consecutive season and extended their conference unbeaten string to 243 straight outings. Freshman middle hitter Erin Wisor (Altoona/Altoona) and sophomore middle hitter Jen Sadlowski (Central Catholic/Reading), who had three blocks, had seven kills each to lead Juniata, while junior middle hitter Niki Mueller (Bishop Guilfoyle/Altoona), sophomore middle hitter Jen Habel (Glen Oak/Canton, OH) and sophomore outside hitter Johanna Holtan (Fargo North/Fargo, ND) each had five kills. Holtan had 10 digs and sophomore defensive specialist Melissa Berdine (Pine-Richland/Gibsonia) had eight digs. Freshman setter Carli Dale (Cochranton/Cochranton) had 28 assists, four kills, two digs and two aces. On Friday and Saturday, the Eagles made an appearance at the highly-competitive Trinity (TX) Invitational and placed fourth with a 1-3 record. On the first day, Juniata lost to 12th-ranked Wittenberg, 30-23, 32-30, 28-30, 26-30, 15-12, and the dropped a 30-22, 30-22, 30-22 match to host Trinity, which was ranked seventh in Division III. Against Wittenberg, Holtan had 23 kills, while sophomore opposite Danielle Hart (Central/Roaring Spring) had 21 kills. Dale passed out 78 assists, sophomore defensive specialist Lauren Beasley (Valencia/Valencia, CA) had 31 digs, Mueller posted four blocks and freshman outside hitter Lindsey Habel (Glen Oak/Canton, OH) had two aces. Versus Trinity, Holtan had 15 kills, Hart registered 10 kills and one ace, Mueller added in four more blocks, Dale distributed 35 assists and Lindsey Habel came up with 12 digs. On Saturday, Juniata defeated Texas Lutheran, 30-18, 35-33, 30-24. Lindsey Habel had 15 kills and two blocks, Holtan posted 13 digs, Dale recorded 40 assists, while Berdine served up seven aces. In the closer for the weekend, third-ranked Wartburg handed the Eagles a 30-23, 30-24, 30-28 loss. Mueller paced Juniata with 16 kills, while Dale had 43 assists, Berdine scooped up 19 digs and Hart had three blocks. Holtan was named to the all-tournament team.

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