The West Chester University women’s volleyball team captured the 2005 Bentley Tournament Championship Saturday afternoon as they posted a 3-0 record in the tournament.The Golden Rams defeated Queens Friday night 30-24, 30-19, and 31-29 Friday night to get off to a good start in the tournament. The victory over Queens improved the Golden Rams’ record to 10-6 on the year.
The tournament continued into Saturday as the Golden Rams tallied two 3-2 victories, one over Bentley and the other over Aldephi.
In their victory over Aldephi, the Golden Rams actually had to rally back for the win after losing the first two games. Megan Musselman posted 29 kills and 23 digs against Aldephi. Lisa Yeasted posted 54 assists against Aldephi. Laura Welch tallied 22 digs, while Tracy Williams had 14 kills during the match.
In the match-up against Bentley, the Golden Rams won 26-30, 30-26, 30-24, 16-30, and 15-11. Yeasted and Kristen Decker each played important rolls in the game, posting 47 assists and 25 digs, respectively. Decker also posted 12 kills in the contest. Megan Musselman was named MVP for the tournament after her outstanding performance.
Musselman and Yeasted were both chosen to the All-Tournament squad.
The Golden Rams had another game earlier in the week against Shippensburg University. The Golden Rams proved victorious Tuesday night with a 3-0 win over Ship.
The Golden Rams sunk Ship 30-26, 30-25, and 30-28. Musselman and Yeasted each has amazing nights, posting 27 kills and 44 assists respectively.
The Golden Rams travel to Cheyney University Tuesday evening.
That match starts at 7 p.m.
The Lady Golden Rams de-molished the Blue Hens of the University of Delaware Saturday morning, 54-7, in Newark, DE.
The Golden Rams came out with a burst of energy, as Megan Godfrey scored the first try only three minutes into the game.
Whitney Hartshorne converted Godrey’s try to give the Golden Rams a 7-0 lead. This was Godfrey’s first collegiate try.
The Blue Hens countered the Golden Rams attack with their own try and conversion to tie the game. This was the last time the Golden Rams defense would allow the Blue Hens to score, while the offense opened fire.
At the half, the Golden Rams were up 37-7. Seven minutes into the second half, WCU continued their attack, as Steph Burkhardt scored a try, shortly followed by another try from Rachel Fink.
Fink tallied her second hattrick of the season. Nicole Puscian tallied her third try of the season.
The Golden Rams are now 3-0 on the season, and they are hoping to continue their winning streak next Saturday against Princeton University, at Princeton.
The Lady Golden Rams are still on fire, as they defeated Kutztown University Saturday afternoon, 3-1, in Kutztown, PA.
This win improved the Golden Rams to 6-0-1 in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Eastern Division.
Junior Julie Karcher tallied two goals in the contest and junior Jessie Heller captured the other goal.
The Golden Rams will host Shippensburg University Wednesday afternoon at 1 p.m.
The Golden Rams fell to Kutztown University 1-0 Saturday afternoon in Kutztown, PA.
The Golden Rams and Golden Bears were neck and neck the whole game until the Bears pulled in a goal during the 84th minutes to capture the win, 1-0. This loss drops the Golden Rams to 5-5-2 on the season, and 4-4-1 in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Eastern Division.
WCU will host Shippensburg University Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 pm down on South Campus.
The women’s cross country team competed in the 2005 Paul Short Open Cross Country Saturday morning in Bethlehem, PA, hosted by Lehigh University.
Mary Forry finished 72nd out of 283 runners with a time of 23:43.3. Kristie Kershaw finished 95th in 23:59.2 Rebecca Mac-Neill placed 121st in 24:22.3, while Kristi Motyka rounded out the Lady Golden Rams with a mark if 25:50.3.
The men also had a pretty strong showing in the Open.
Tommy Pearson led the Golden Rams, finishing 78th out of 366 runners. Pete Gottwald finished 152nd in 27:02.3. Tom Byrne placed 202nd with a time of 27:22.5. Matt Lieb finished 285th in 28:15.9, while Alex Proctor rounded out the Golden Rams, finishing 305th with a time of 28.33.3
The Golden Rams will travel to Goldey Beacom in Wilmington, DE, next Saturday morning.