Sports Briefly 10/28/13

College news

Youngsville High School graduate Abel Robinault placed 18th overall with a time of 26:11.9 at the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference men’s cross country championships Saturday at Kutztown University. As a team, the Cal Vulcans finished fourth overall with a score of 141.

Youngsville High School graduate T.J. Hardy had four kickoffs totalling197 yards for an average of 49.2 yards in Edinboro University’s 44-20 loss to Slippery Rock University Saturday at Sox Harrison Stadium.

Warren Area High School graduate Kelsey Nuhfer was part of California University of Pennsylvania’s 400 freestyle relay team that won the event with a time of 3:44.29 in a dual swim meet against Notre Dame (Ohio) and Wheeling Jesuit. Nuhfer captured an individual win the 50 freestyle with a time of 25.01, and took second in the 400 medley relay with a time of 4:08.16.

Eisenhower High School graduate Josiah Blick scored an unassisted goal in the 82nd minute of Pitt-Bradford’s 4-2 men’s soccer loss to Fransiscan Saturday afternoon.

Eisenhower High School graduate Kelsey Repke tallied 22 digs and two aces in the Pitt-Bradford women’s volleyball team’s 3-2 loss to Pitt-Greensburg.

Warren Area High School graduate Colter Johnson punted twice for 91 yards and a long of 51 in UMass’ 31-30 loss to Western Michigan Saturday at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts.

Sheffield High School graduate Nick Bonavita racked up seven solo tackles, assisted on three more, and broke up two passes in Juniata College’s 27-7 loss to Muhlenberg Saturday in Huntington, Pennsylvania.

Youth soccer

The Kinzua Flatt U-12 soccer team finished the season with an undefeated 8-0 record after defeating Meadville by a score of 7-0 Sunday afternoon. Caleb Lindell, Ryon Flatt, and Alex Nebinski each had a pair of goals for Kinzua while Ben Berdine added the other. Flatt also had two assists, and Luke Smelko and Mitch Grosch had one each. Kinzua received “outstanding ballhandling” from Devon and Damon Navaroli as well as A.J. Seyler. John Page, Ethan Massa, and Grosch played strong defensively, and Thomas Bablak worked the entire game in goal to earn Kinzua’s fifth shutout of the season.