Sun. Jul 14th, 2024

Swimming & DivingWest Chester Universityʼs menʼs and womenʼs swimming and diving teams both swept Clarion University and Southern Connecticut State University Saturday at Graham Natatorium. This two day event began Friday night and ended Saturday morning. The women defeated Clarion 236-209, and Southern Connecticut State 319-126, improving their record to 8-1.

The womenʼs team was led by Julie Keefer who took fi rst place in the 100-yard free, and was a member of the winning 400 medley and 400 free relay teams. Alex Parrilla took fi rst in the 1650 free and was also a member of the 400 free relay team. Ashley Haney took top honors in the 200 breast.

The men also defeated Clarion State 237-178, and Southern Connecticut State 257-149, improving their record to 6-3. The menʼs team was led by Reggie Shearer, who won the 50 free and was the anchor in the winning 400 medley relay. Chris Salmone took top honors in the 1650 free, and Levente Nagy-Pal took fi rst in the 200 fl y and 200 IM. The Golden Rams will travel to Bloomsburg University next Saturday.

Womenʼs Basketball

West Chester University moved to 3-0 in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Eastern Division defeating Mansfi eld University 70-52 at Mansfi eld. The Golden Rams were ahead at the half by a slim margin, 34-32, but a 36-20 second half secured the win. The Golden Rams are now 11-7 overall, while the Mounties fall to 5-10 overall, and 0-2 in the PSAC East.

Kiesha Mack lead the team scoring 18 points, and Staci OʼBoyle scored 11. Mack connected on 8 of 11 fi eld goals, and 3 of 4 three-point attempts. OʼBoyle connected on 4 of 7 fi eld goals, and 3 of 5 from the line. OʼBoyle also rallied three assists, three steals, and two blocks. Justine Pfaff scored a total of nine points, and eight rebounds. Catherine Andrews totaled eight points, and four assists. Alexis Norman totaled six points from the bench.

WCU will host Kutztown University Wednesday night in Hollinger Field House at 6 p.m.

Menʼs Basketball

After a six-point lead at halftime, West Chester University fell to Mansfield University 53-50 Saturday in Mansfield.This loss drops WCU to 2-1 in the PSAC East Division, and 12-6 overall. Mansfield is now 1- 1 in the PSAC East Division, 8-9 overall.

Mansfield was down 24-18 at the half, but a 35-point second period secured the win.

The Golden Rams were led by Matt Kurtz who had a game high of 14 points with two threepoint shots, three assists, and four steals.

Mark Gerhat was three for four from the field and had a pair of three point shots as well. Aaron Williams totaled 10 points, and leading the players with eight rebounds.

WCU will host Kutztown University Wednesday night in Hollinger Field House at 8 p.m.

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