Alumni Update - Kim Bonnett (Pitt-Johnstown)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

An overtime goal from Kierstin Zerbe led the Crimson Hawks to a 2-1 PSAC victory over the Pitt-Johnstown women's soccer team,Bonnett PJU Saturday afternoon in Indiana. The Lady Cats slipped to 0-8-0 overall and 0-8-0 in conference-play.

Nearly halfway through the first half, Jenny Vietmeier put Indiana University (PA) on the board with a goal in the 25th minute assisted by Lexie Palluconi, leading the Crimson Hawks to a 1-0 halftime lead.

The Lady Cats answered in the 72nd minute with a goal from Kim Bonnett, a Penn Hills graduate, to keep Pitt-Johnstown in play and tie the game 1-1, ending regulation time.


(photo courtesy of University of Pitt-Johnstown)


Alumni Update - Jaquan Williams (Mercyhurst)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

ERIE, Pa. – The Crimson Hawks of Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) intercepted four Mercyhurst passes onWilliams Mercyhurst Saturday afternoon, returned three for touchdowns, and defeated the Lakers 35-14 on Homecoming weekend at Tullio Field.

The Lakers saw a ten-game winning streak, longest in program history, come to an abrupt halt as their record dropped to 3-1 overall and to 0-1 in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Western Division. IUP improved to 2-1 and 1-0 respectively.

The Crimson Hawks were the last team to defeat the Lakers, back on September 27 of last season, when they handed Mercyhurst a 41-7 loss at Indiana.

It was the fifth straight loss for the Lakers against their PSAC West rivals after winning two of the first three meetings between the two programs.

Senior Jaquan Williams, a Penn Hills graduate, added six catches for an even 100 yards and a touchdown.


(photo courtesy of Mercyhurst University)


Alumni Update - Nate Ferraco (Geneva)

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Beaver Falls, Pa. - Lightning delayed the game in the first half but the Geneva College men’s soccer team overcame the distraction to win its second straight come-from-behind win, defeating Marietta 2-1 at Geneva’s Merriman Athletic Complex.

Geneva trailed 1-0 at halftime but tied the score on a goal by freshman Nate Ferraco, a Penn Hills graduate, his second of the young season.



Alumni Update - Brieann Cook (Clarion)

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Clarion, Pa. – The Clarion Golden Eagles women's soccer club fell Saturday afternoon 2-1 in the first overtime period against Indianacook Clarion University of Pa.


Clarion University (0-2-0) took the lead at 74:33 with a strike from 20 yards out by Brieann Cook, a Penn Hills graduate.


(photo courtesy of Clarion University)


Penn Hills 2015 Football Preview

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

In its first season in the Southeastern Conference, Penn Hills claimed a somewhat surprising share of the conference title last year. With one of the most dynamic quarterbacks in the WPIAL in Billy Kisner (6-0, 180, Sr.) returning, a similar run would not be surprising.

Kisner threw for 448 yards along with being a 1,000-yard rusher to help lead the Indians to a late-season upset of Woodland Hills that led to a shared conference title between the two teams. A Toledo recruit, Kisner passed for five touchdowns and rushed for 12 as a junior.

The Indians will have to replace their top receiver, Frederick Squires, and leading scorer and second-leading rusher Te'Shan Campbell, both of whom graduated. Senior slot back Henton Mathis (5-11, 170) also returns after rushing for 578 yards last season.