Alumni Update - Sean Gallagher (Penn State-Behrend)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

STEUBENVILLE, Oh - The Penn State Behrend men's soccer team defeated Franciscan 2-1 in the AlleghenyGallagher PSUB Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) game of the week Saturday afternoon.

The Lions (12-1-3, 5-0-1 AMCC) competed evenly with the Barons (10-4-1, 6-1 AMCC) throughout the first half, but eventually pulled out the win with a second half goal. Behrend compiled 18 shots compared to Franciscan's 15.

Sean Gallagher, a Bethel Park graduate, scored the game-winning goal at the 56:08 mark.


(photo courtesy of Penn State-Behrend)


Football: Bethel Park has conference title in sight

Written by Brad Everett on .

One win.

That's all that's separating Bethel Park from its first conference title since 2009.

Bethel Park doesn't have an outstanding overall record -- the Black Hawks are 4-3 -- but its 4-0 mark in the Class 5A Section Southeastern Conference has it sitting in first place. If the Black Hawks win their final two conference games, they'll earn the outright championship. If they win just one, they'll earn of share of the championship.

Getting one or two wins won't be a walk in the park, but what Bethel Park has on its side is that both games are at home. Bethel Park hosts Altoona (2-6, 1-4) this week before hosting second-place Mt. Lebanon (5-3, 4-1) in the regular-season finale.


Alumni Update - Laura Page (Westminster)

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Laura Page made 17 combined saves in a pair of one-goal victories last week for Westminster.Page Westminster


She stopped seven shots and ceded one goal in a 2-1 win over Geneva last Wednesday before turning away 10 shots in a 1-0 shutout at Saint Vincent Saturday.

The Bethel Park graduate earned PAC Goalkeeper/Defensive Player of the Week for her performance. 


(photo courtesy of Westminster College)


Alumni Update - Tatiana Ruzzini (Washington & Jefferson)

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Tatiana Ruzzini totaled seven points on three goals and an assist last week for 2-0 W&J.Ruzzini WJ


She netted a pair of scores, including the eventual game winner, in last Wednesday’s 3-2 road win at Grove City before registering one goal and an assist in Saturday’s 7-1 Homecoming victory over Geneva.

The Bethel Park graduate earned PAC Offensive Player of the Week for her performance. 


(photo courtesy of Washington & Jefferson College)


Alumni Update - Melanie Burchfield (Waynesburg)

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WAYNESBURG, Pa. – It was a festive Saturday at John F. Wiley Stadium. The Waynesburg University women's soccerBurchfield Waynesburg team started its afternoon by celebrating senior day and ended it with a 1-0 Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) victory over Bethany.

Waynesburg (4-5-1, 1-0) kept the pressure on Bethany (2-7, 0-1) over the entirety of the contest.

The Yellow Jacket attack finally broke through for the game's only goal in the 11th minute. Minutes after being honored in the pregame ceremony, senior Melanie Burchfield, a Bethel Park graduate, scored off a rebound.


(photo courtesy of Waynesburg University)