Hockey: Warriors’ losing streak hits eight

Written by Keith Barnes on .

Penn-Trafford is still finding tough sledding in Class AAA this season.


A PIHL semifinalist a season ago, the Warriors lost their eighth consecutive game Tuesdaywhen they get rolled up, 10-4, at defending Pennsylvania Cup champion Peters Township,


As has become a season-long problem, Penn-Trafford allowed a whopping 55 shots in 51 minutes and the Warriors (0-10-1) have surrendered 444 shots in 11 games, an average of 40.4 per game. The plethora of shots has contributed mightily to the team giving up a classification-high 64 goals, for a team goals-against average of 5.82.


Penn-Trafford will have its next opportunity to post its first win when it hosts North Allegheny.


Alumni Update - Nicole Hyland (Geneva)

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Beaver Falls, PA – Geneva women’s basketball coach Lori Wynn stressed defense in talks with her team since allowing 84 pointsHyland Geneva in Saturday’s loss.

The talks obviously worked as the Golden Tornadoes allowed just four points in the first half and rolled to a 57-31 win over Notre Dame (MD).

Sophomore Nicole Hyland, a Penn-Trafford graduate, coming off a career high of 23 points, had 21 points and 15 rebounds.


(photo courtesy of Geneva College)


Alumni Update - Zack Crossey (Washington & Jefferson)

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A pair of offensive linemen headlined the list as senior center John Wanner and junior left tackle Zack Crossey were named to the First Team while junior running back Ryan Ruffing was tabbed Second Team. Senior linebacker Jared Pratt and junior defensive end Jon Turner each laid claim to a spot on the Third Team. It was the first All-Region honor for each student-athlete.


Crossey was selected after earning First Team All-PAC laurels for the second-straight season. He was a preseason All-American by The Sporting News, and started all 12 games this season at left tackle where he was primarily responsible for protecting quarterback Pete Coughlin's blind side as the signal-caller tossed for 3,257 yards and 31 touchdowns.

In total, W&J was the only football program in the nation to boast both a 3,000-yard passer and 1,500-yard rusher.




Alumni Update - Matthew Baurle (Westminster)

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WOOSTER, Ohio - The Westminster College men's and women's swimming & divingBaurle Westminster teams both placed fourth at the Wooster Invitational, held at Wooster High School from Thursday through Saturday.

The event included schools from Division II and Division III.


The Titan men's team finished with 1042.5 points out of nine schools, while the Titan women's team posted 1041.5 points out 11 schools. Both teams combined for a total score of 2084 for third-place.

Junior Matthew Baurle, a Penn Traffordgraduate, also earned an NCAA provisional mark as he placed third in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:06.95. Baurle achieved a faster NCAA provisional time in the preliminaries at 2:06.50.

Baurle also notched a fourth-place in the 100 breaststroke (58.10).


(photo courtesy of Westminster College)


Hockey: East Feature Athlete – Penn-Trafford senior Eric Phelps

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Name: Eric Phelps
School: Penn-Trafford
Grade: 12
Sport: Hockey

Background: Phelps has played every minute between the pipes for Penn-Trafford this season and has made more saves (303) than any goaltender in the top three classifications in the PIHL.  In all, he has faced 350 shots in nine games, an average of 38.9 per game, and has a .866 save percentage.

Penn-Trafford coach Brian Lehneke: “He’s faced a lot of shots and we give up way too many shots this year. He’s played good in net and he’s held us in a lot of games and we definitely have to play better for him.”