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Alumni Update - Dan Maier (Robert Morris)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

New Haven, Conn. – The Robert Morris University men's golf team saved its best for last, blitzing The Course at Yale for a two-over parMaier RMU 282 (+2) in the final day of competition at the 2015 NCAA Men's Golf Tournament New Haven Regional.

 

The Colonials final round score was one stroke off the team record of 281 while the three-round total of 879 is tied for team's second-lowest score ever at a 54-hole event.

 

No. 16 South Florida bested the field by 14 strokes en route to first-place with an 826 total.

 

San Diego State finished second at 840 followed by #20 Oklahoma State (842), #5 Vanderbilt (844) and #7 LSU (849) in the advancing positions. Robert Morris finished 13th in the New Haven field with an 879 on the par 70, 6,803-yard course.

 

Junior Dan Maier finished the event as the Colonials leader carding a 216 total that left him in a tie for 37th overall. Starting on the back nine with the rest of the squad, he recorded a pair of birdies that put him one over par.


Maier, a Penn-Trafford graduate, polished off the front nine at even par to finish out the tournament with a 71 and give him the fifth-lowest 54-hole number in team history. It was the best score of his three-year career.

 

(photo courtesy of Robert Morris University)

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Softball: Penn-Trafford prepares to face No. 4 Shaler

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

Penn-Trafford survived in the first round against No. 12 Plum (11-8). Now the Warriors must face No. 4 Shaler Area (14-4), a team coming off a first-round bye. No. 5 Penn-Trafford (14-3) knocked off Plum, 5-2, behind pitcher Nicole Smith's three-hitter. Smith struck out eight in leading Penn-Trafford to the WPIAL quarterfinals. The Warriors also benefited from a Sarah Koscho RBI triple. Shaler, the defending WPIAL Class AAAA champions, and Penn-Trafford will meet for the second consecutive postseason. The Titans knocked off the Warriors 4-1 last year in the WPIAL semifinals. Shaler is trying to make the championship game for the seventh time since the WPIAL formed Class AAAA. The two teams will meet Monday at 4 p.m. at Plum.

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Boys Volleyball: Penn-Trafford shows huge improvement

Written by Ken Wunderley on .

Ken Wunderley profiles the Penn-Trafford boys volleyball team. Read his story below.

It's amazing what a difference a month can make for a young team.

The Penn-Trafford boys volleyball team faced Plum in a Class AAA Section 3 match on March 31. The Warriors were in the early stages of rebuilding after losing nine players to graduation, while the Mustangs came in with a veteran squad dominated by seniors.

The result was not surprising — Plum recorded a 3-0 sweep of the Warriors.

The two teams faced off again on April 23, less than a month later, and Penn-Trafford recorded a 3-1 victory against the Mustangs.

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Boys Tennis: Warriors eliminated by powerhouse Indians

Written by Keith Barnes on .

It would have been a difficult chore for Penn-Trafford to advance in the WPIAL Class AAA team playoffs.

 

Not only did the Warriors have freshmen at both the top spots, they went into the tournament as the No. 16 seed and had to take on three-time defending champion Shady Side Academy on the Indians’ home courts.

 

At the end of the day, things went about as expected as Penn-Trafford’s season came to a close with a 4-1 loss to Shady Side Academy. The Warriors were one of only two Section 1 teams, Latrobe being the other, to even win a game in the team tournament as all four qualifiers were eliminated in the first round.