Hollingshead gets win against PSU wrestlers

From Mirror reports

Former Altoona Area High School wrestling standout D.J. Hollingshead, now a senior at Bucknell University, accounted for the Bisons’ only victory in Bucknell’s 42-3 loss to Penn State at Sojka Pavilion last Friday.

Hollingshead, 3-1 this season, used a late four-point move to cement a 10-5 victory over Penn State sophomore Bo Pipher at 165 pounds. Pipher was filling in for top-ranked Vincenzo Joseph, who was not feeling well.

Hollingshead, a PIAA Class 3A state-runnerup at 170 pounds for Altoona in 2015, is 3-1 in his first four matches this season for Bucknell. He won 18 matches a year ago for the Bisons, and his career collegiate record currently stands at 54-41.

Elsewhere:

n Ashley McClain, Hollidays-burg graduate, earned Presidents Athletic Conference (PAC) Player of the Week honors by leading the Chatham University women’s basketball team to victories over Westminster and Waynesburg. McClain scored 24 points, including six three pointers, and had two steals in a 79-59 win over Westminster. McClain also had a game-high 30 points with seven 3-pointers and six steals in Chatham’s 79-61 win against Waynesburg University.

n Juniata Valley grad Taylor Leidy scored a team-high 15 points to help the Lock Haven University women’s basketball team post a 74-72 win over Clarion University Saturday afternoon. Leidy was five-for-eight from the field, with two rebounds and six assists.

n Altoona grads Paige Whitfield (12 points) and McKenzie Hatch (seven points), along with Juniata Valley’s Sydney Reed (two points) all contributed scoring for the Mansfield University women’s basketball team in its 98-93 loss to the visiting University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown team on Saturday. Madison Mattas, another Juniata Valley product, also saw playing time in the game for Mansfield.

n Pitt-Bradford sophomore outside hitter Riley Anderson was named a 2018 Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference co-player of the year. She led the conference and finished the regular season 65th in NCAA Division III with 346 total kills and third in the AMCC and 63rd nationally with 3.64 kills per set. Anderson, a product of Penn Cambria High School, led the Panthers to the 2018 AMCC women’s volleyball championship and was named to the AMCC all-tournament team.

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