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Alumni Update - David Spadacene (Seton Hill)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

Greensburg, Pa. - The Seton Hill men's lacrosse team takes down the Lindenwood Lions 13-8 on SaturdaySpadacene SHU afternoon at Dick's Sporting Goods Field. Despite a 3-goal deficit in the first quarter the Griffins rallied as a team to earn their fifth ECAC win while celebrating their senior day. Seton Hill advances to a 9-4 overall record and 5-2 in ECAC. Lindenwood slips to 3-7 overall, and 2-4 in ECAC play.

Senior defenseman David Spadacene, a Bethel Park graduate, lead all defense in statistical categories adding 5 groundballs and 2 caused turnovers.

 

Greensburg, Pa. - The Seton Hill men's lacrosse team takes down the Lindenwood Lions 13-8 on Saturday afternoon at Dick's Sporting Goods Field. Despite a 3-goal deficit in the first quarter the Griffins rallied as a team to earn their fifth ECAC win while celebrating their senior day. Seton Hill advances to a 9-4 overall record and 5-2 in ECAC. Lindenwood slips to 3-7 overall, and 2-4 in ECAC play.

Senior defenseman David Spadacene, a Bethel Park graduate, lead all defense in statistical categories adding 5 groundballs and 2 caused turnovers.

 

(photo courtesy of Seton Hill University)

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Alumni Update - Parker Meyers (Thiel)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - A two-out walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning by WestminsterMeyers Thiel College's (8-15, 5-6 PAC) Duncan Watt dropped the Thiel College baseball team (11-17, 5-11 PAC) by a 4-3 score Friday afternoon.

Parker Meyers, a Bethel Park graduate, pitched eight innings in a no-decision for Thiel. The right-hander scattered eight hits and struck out six batters, allowing just one earned run.

 

(photo courtesy of Thiel College)

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Boys Volleyball: Bethel Park wins Fox Chapel Classic

Written by Ken Wunderley on .

Bethel Park claimed the team title at the Fox Chapel Classic, which was held April 12. The Black Hawks advanced to the finals with wins against Fox Chapel, and Our Lady of the Sacred Heart. In the title match, Bethel Park beat Saegertown.

Championship
Bethel Park 1, Saegertown 0

Semifinals
Bethel Park 1, O.L. Sacred Heart 0
Saegertown 1, Peters Township 0

Quarterfinals
Bethel Park 1, Fox Chapel 0
O.L. Sacred Heart 1, Plum 0
Peters Township 1, Penn-Trafford 0
Saegertown 1, Beaver C.C. 0

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Boys Volleyball: Bethel Park tries to follow WPIAL champ's blueprint

Written by Ken Wunderley on .

Ken Wunderley profiles the Bethel Park boys volleyball team. Read his story below.

Bethel Park boys volleyball coach Tom Allman ended the 2013 season with hopes that his program could become more like North Allegheny's program.

"North Allegheny loses a large senior class every year and reloads with younger players who have experience playing club ball," said Allman, after the Black Hawks most successful season in school history. "We need to follow that strategy."

Bethel Park advanced to the WPIAL Class AAA title match last year and gave North Allegheny all it could handle before losing in a five-set heartbreaker. The Black Hawks had to replace eight members of that squad who graduated, including six who were part of the starting rotation, and three of those were recognized on the All-WPIAL Class AAA team.

"We lost a very talented senior class, but had a half-dozen lettermen returning to rebuild this year's squad," Allman said. "And all six played club ball during the offseason."

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Softball: Bethel Park springs upset in Class AAAA Section 4 clash

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

Fueled by a big day from junior outfielder Molly Welsh, Bethel Park stayed very much alive in the tightening playoff race in Section 4-AAAA. Welsh had a home run and a triple as the Black Hawks knocked off No. 5 Baldwin, 12-5. The win allowed Bethel Park to run its winning streak to three. During the winning streak, the Bethel Park bats have been firing on all cylinders. The team scored 14 at Upper St. Clair and 15 at Brashear before the 12-run output against Baldwin. Including a 17-0 win over Mt. Lebanon earlier in the season, Bethel Park has reached double digit runs in four of its six games.

The Section 4-AAAA race is now as wide open as any in the WPIAL. Canon-McMillan (5-2, 5-1) clings to a half game lead in the section ahead of Chartiers Valley (5-2, 5-2). Baldwin (5-2, 4-2), Bethel Park (4-2, 4-2) and Peters Township (4-5, 4-2) are all tied for third.