Mon. Aug 15th, 2022

Men’s Track and Field
The West Chester Golden Rams traveled to Widener Saturday morning to compete in the 2006 Danny Curran Invitational.

Eric Broadbent had the outstanding performance for the West Chester men’s team in Saturday’s meet, capturing first place for the triple jump and high jump. He also took third in the long jump.

Broadbent set a meet record in the triple jump with a distance of 47 feet, one inch. He also set a meet record in the high jump, clearing the bar at a phenomenal height of 6-8. His long jump run of 21-5 did not earn him a meet record.

Zach Schimp also had a good performance for the Golden Rams during Saturday’s meet, taking third in the shot put with a throw of 47-4.

For the rest of the box scores for this meet, please visit www.wcugoldenrams.com.

Women’s Track and Field

The West Chester women’s track and field team had a really strong performance at Saturday’s 2006 Danny Curran Invitational held by Widener University.

Nicole James captured first place for the Golden Rams in the shot put event, with her meet record-setting throw of 45 feet, eight inches. James also took third in the discus event, throwing a distance of 129-00.

Dana Glaviano had a strong appearance for the Golden Rams, capturing two sprinting events. She tied for first in the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.68. In the 200-meter dash she took first with a time of 25.51.

Danielle Scardino and Maria Baker had strong appearances in the 100-meter hurdles finishing first and fourth, respectively.

Baker, Glaviano, Tara Grave, and Scardino teamed up in the 400-meter relay to place third for the Golden Rams.

Lori Belinsky also had top finish for the Golden Rams, placing third in the pole vault, clearing 3.35 meters.

For the rest of the box scores for this meet, please visit www.wcugoldenrams.com.

Women’s Lacrosse

Record: 5-2

The West Chester Golden Rams served a loss to both Shippensburg and Bloomsburg, 24-10 and 17-8, respectively, earlier this week as Katelyn Martin edged to within four goals of the NCAA II record for most career goals.

These two victories propelled the Golden Rams to a record of 5-2 on the season and 2-1 in the league.

During the Shippensburg game, the Golden Rams jumped out to a 13-8 lead at halftime during the all offense game. During the second half, the Golden Rams continued to outscore Shippensburg 11-2 to end the onslaught at 24-10.

Martin finished with seven goals increasing her total to 223, eight goals away from the league record of 231. Mandy Masoner and Stephanie Kienle each earned a hat-trick for the contest, while Molly Halberstadt, Gina DiDomenicis and Christa Somits all tallied single goals.

The Golden Rams’ offense was still on fire during the Bloomsburg game, outscoring the Huskies 17-8. Jackie Baker pounded in six goals in the contest and Martin moved to within four goals of the record, upping her total to 227 after tallying four during the contest. She now needs only four goals to tie and five goals to break.

Martin is currently now in second place, moving past Katherine Houck of Adelphi who had a career goal of 224. Martin is chasing former teammate Kathleen Sheehan. Even if Martin moves past Sheehan’s total number of career goals, Sheehan will remain the WCU record holder because Sheehan completed her first season at Shippensburg University.

Also during the Bloomsburg contest, Stephanie Kienle tallied three goals, while Christine Kane registered two goals.

Martin will have an opportunity to break the record Sunday afternoon against IUP at home. Unfortunately, the results of this game were not available at press time.

Women’s Rugby

Record: 6-4

The Golden Rams were on top of their game as they earned a 25-12 victory over American University Saturday morning in the consolation semifinals of the Mid-Atlantic Rugby Football Union Women’s Collegiate Division I Playoffs in Richmond, VA.

Within the opening six minutes, the Golden Rams had already pounced on a scoring opportunity, jumping to a 5-0 lead as Rachel Fink scored an unconverted try. Fink added another try to her belt within the next five minutes of the game to give the Golden Rams a 10-0 lead.

American retaliated with a converted try to pull within three points of the Golden Rams, but West Chester answered back with their third try of the first half.

During the second half, American came out biting as they scored an unconverted try, but the Golden Rams were not thrown off as they retaliated with a try of their own for an eight point lead. Towards the end of the second half, Kathy Poor punched in a try for the 25-12 win.

The Golden Rams now have to beat James Madison University during the Sunday, April 2 game. The winner of this contest will advance to the USA Rugby National Sweet 16 Championship in Gainesville, FL, which will be held April 22-23.

The Golden Rams had put themselves in this consolation round after losing to the Naval Academy 5-0. Had the Golden Rams defeated the Navy, they would have clinched the fourth seed in the MAFRU playoffs with an automatic bid into the Sweet 16.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.