Penn State Lehigh Valley athletics week in review

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Penn State Lehigh Valley Soccer beat Williamson Trade School on September 27.

Credit: Lorie Khalil

Women’s Volleyball outlasts Penn State Hazleton, 3-1

The Penn State Lehigh Valley Women's Volleyball team improved to 6-3 and 2-1 in PSUAC play with a 3-1 match victory over host Penn State Hazleton Sept. 27 in Hazleton. 

Lehigh Valley handled Hazleton the first two sets winning 25-18 and 25-19, but a wild set three went to Hazleton outlasting Lehigh Valley winning 34-32. Lehigh Valley regained momentum and put Hazleton away for good with a 25-6 fourth set victory.

Sophomore Ebony Sanders dominated the net with 20 kills. First-year student Kaitlyn Waskowitz chipped in with 6 kills and freshman Bobby Tubbs had a game-high 25 helpers.

Women’s Volleyball splits in tri-match

The Penn State Lehigh Valley Women's Volleyball team split in a home PSUAC tri-match with Penn State Hazleton and Penn State DuBois Sept. 30 at Cedar Crest College. With the split, Lehigh Valley improves to 7-4 overall and 3-2 in PSUAC play. 

In the first match of the day against Hazleton, Lehigh Valley handled the visitors in 3 sets winning with scores of 25-10, 25-16 and 25-17. Sophomore Ebony Sanders and first-year student Kaitlyn Waskowitz each contributed 9 kills apiece. First-year student Tori Urbas led Lehigh Valley with 9 assists.

Lehigh Valley had a break in between matches as DuBois defeated Hazleton in 3 sets. Lehigh Valley battled DuBois in the final match of the day, but DuBois’ aggressive attack at the net and accurate serving proved to be too much for Lehigh Valley, losing all 3 sets by scores of 25-14, 25-19 and 25-13. Sanders had a team-high 8 kills while Waskowitz chipped in with 5 kills. Urbas contributed with 6 helpers.

Golf places 9th at Moravian Invitational

2017 Moravian College Fall Invitational

Team Score — 345 (9th out of 12)

Individual Scores

Brian Zinman 76

Nick Engelman 77

Evan Fahs 84

Jacob Danko 108

Randy Weldon 109

Golf Places 1st at University Park White Course

Team Score - 313 (1st out of 9 PSUAC teams)

Individual Scores

Brian Zinman 71 (Medalist)

Nick Engelman 73

Evan Fahs 81

Jacob Danko 88

Randy Weldon 93

Liam Ross 95

Jared Neders 97

Soccer downs Williamson, 2-1; Salama and Semet with goals

The Penn State Lehigh Valley Soccer team had a key road win over host Williamson Trade School Sept. 27 in Media, Pennsylvania.

The Lions jumped out on top with a goal by Majed Salama at the 18:54 mark of the first half. The goal, which occurred via a major mix-up by Williamson's defense, lasted throughout the rest of the first half. 

The Mechanics struck back however, on the strength of a goal by Tim MacFarland from 35 yards out at the 33:17, to tie things up a 1-1. 

The score remained tied until the 17:22 mark until Charles Semet scored the game winning goal for the Lions.

Lehigh Valley will return to action Oct. 4 for a match-up with Manor College at 3:30 p.m. at Penn State Lehigh Valley. 

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