WCU’s Special Edition Club Sport: Ice HockeyThe West Chester University Ice Hockey team has just been selected to the American Collegiate Hockey Association National Tournament to be held at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa March 3-March 7.
WCU competes in “Division I” of the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) which contains the best ice hockey teams from the top “club” university programs in the country.
WCU earned its way by playing one of its toughest schedules and achieving one of its best records in years.
The West Chester University baseball team, coached by Chris Calciano, ended its scoreless streak in dramatic fashion on Saturday by sweeping both Slippery Rock and Alderson-Broaddus in a non-league twin bill. The Golden Rams crushed Alderson-Broaddus 15-1 and blanked Slippery Rock 3-0.
The Golden Rams are now 2-0-1 overall and have snapped a 37-inning scoreless streak. West Cheser was led by pitcher Jeff Brennan vs. SRU. The veteran hurler scattered seven hits, struck out five and permitted no walks.
Mike Begstrom went the distance vs. Alderson-Broaddus in WCU’S 15-1 rout. He struck out ten and allowed just four hits.
Track and Field
The West Chester University men are 10th and the women are 11th after one day of the 2004 PSAC Indoor Track Championships.
The WCU women have not scored a point in the event through the opening day of competition, while the men picked up three points one for taking sixth in the 4×800 and two for fifth place in the Distance Medley Relay. The PSAC hampionships burg University on Saturday and Sunday in the Poconos. The field consists of 12 women’s teams and 11 men’s programs.
WCU senior Tanya Novik will lead the Golden Rams on Sunday.
The West Chester University women’s tennis team began the 2003-04 campaign with a pair of tough losses to IUP and Slippery Rock on Saturday.
The Golden Rams were beaten by identical scores of 8-1 and are now 0-2 on the young season.