Girls Basketball: Mount Pleasant drops heartbreaker

Written by Brittany Goncar on .

Mount Pleasant fell to Southmoreland in the final seconds of regulation Friday night.

The Section 3-AAA rivals were tied, 50-50, when Southmoreland's Julea Claycomb scored a layup to give the Scotties a 52-50 win.

The Vikings held a 29-19 lead at the half, but could not hold the momentum to finish the game.

Morgan Barlock led the scoring for the Vikings with 12 points.


Alumni Update - Jordan Toohey (Washington & Jefferson)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

GREENVILLE, Pa. -- After establishing new Washington & Jefferson single-season records for goals and points,Toohey WJ sophomore Jordan Toohey has been named the Presidents' Athletic Conference Women's Soccer Player of the Year, as voted on by the league's coaches.

Toohey, a Mount Pleasant graduate, scored 27 goals and 61 points this year to set new benchmarks for the Presidents in both categories. It marks the fifth time that a Washington & Jefferson student-athlete has earned PAC Women's Soccer Player of the Year honors, joining W&J Hall of Famer Nicole (Bosley) Bednarski (2000), Jackie Foltz (2008) and Holly Shipley (2011, 2013).

In her first season with the Presidents, Toohey scored in 14 of W&J's 18 matches, with 11 in a row at one point. She notched four hat tricks, including a pair of four-goal efforts, and scored multiple goals seven times.

Through matches Nov. 8, she was tied for first among all NCAA Division III women's soccer players with nine game-winning goals and ranked fourth in total goals, sixth in goals per game (1.50) and points per game (3.39).

Her 27 goals currently rank third in single-season PAC history, while her 61 points are also in the top 10.

Additionally, in just one season, she ranks sixth in program history in career goals and points. 


(photo courtesy of Washington & Jefferson College)


College Soccer: Mount Pleasant grad a scoring machine at W&J

Written by Joe Bendel on .

Joe Bendel profiles Mount Pleasant graduate Jordan Toohey, who is now a standout soccer player at Washington & Jefferson.

"Jordan Toohey sprinted toward the back goal post, eager to catch the attention of teammate Mariah Lockard. And then it happened: The pass arrived on cue, and Toohey drove it into the net.

"Relief," she said.

This was no ordinary goal for Toohey, a sophomore super-scorer at Washington & Jefferson College. It was the official renewal of a soccer career that hit rock bottom a year earlier while playing at Division I Saint Francis, Pa.

"I thought to myself, 'I can do this again,'" said Toohey, a Mount Pleasant High School graduate who transferred last winter. "It was a great feeling.""



Alumni Update - Taylor Bradley (Grove City)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

GROVE CITY, Pa. -- The Grove City College women's tennis team repeated as Presidents' Athletic Conference champion Saturday by earning 43 team points at the two-day conference championships, held at the Pennbriar Club in Erie, Pa.

Westminster earned a share of the league title by also recording 43 team points. Washington & Jefferson finished third with 39 points and Saint Vincent took fourth with 32 points.

Sophomore Taylor Bradley, a Mount Pleasant graduate, captured the conference crown at No. 6 singles with a 6-1, 6-1 finals victory over W&J entry Abigail Palmer.