Juniata teams win Landmark crowns

College digest

HUNTINGDON — The Juniata College women’s volleyball team captured the Landmark Conference championship on Saturday night at the Memorial Gymnasium.

Juniata swept Scranton, 25-14, 25-16, 25-21, to improve its record to 23-8.

Victoria Taylor had 13 kills, and Marybeth Weihbrecht had 12.

The Lady Eagles will next play in the NCAA Division III Regionals.

Eagles triumph

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Juniata field hockey team won its sixth Landmark championship, beating No. 11 Catholic, 2-1, in overtime.

The win marked the fifth time the Eagles defeated Catholic to claim the conference title.

Katie Alexander scored the game winner and added an assist. Catherine Lanigan scored the tying goal in regulation, while Grace Alexander had the assist on the winner.

PSU Altoona upset

La Roche College pulled an upset in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Tournament semifinals at the Adler Arena, handing the No. 1 Penn State Altoona women’s volleyball team a 3-1 loss.

Penn State Altoona (13-13, 7-2 AMCC) is eliminated from the AMCC Tournament. The Lady Lions will await word this week on a potential selection to compete in the Eastern College Athletic Conference’s Division III Tournament.

Meanwhile, La Roche will play Penn State Behrend at 1 p.m. today in the final at the Adler Arena.

PSU wins exhibition

EASTON — In a fitting end to an exhibition game to support hurricane relief efforts, sophomore guard and Houston-area native Grant Hazle hit a jumper for the final points in Penn State’s 102-80 basketball win over Lafayette at the Kirby Center.

Sophomore guard Tony Carr led all scorers with 23 points as four Nittany Lions finished the game in double figures. Senior guard Shep Garner had 18 points, all on 3-point field goals, and Nazeer Bostick finished with 12 points. Josh Reaves went 8-for-9 from the field for 16 points and led PSU on the boards with six.

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