Saturday, September 10, 2011
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College football team lost to visiting Lycoming, 41-3, Saturday in a nonconference game held at Harold Burry Stadium. The Titans are now 1-1 on the season and Lycoming remains unbeaten at 2-0 after beating No. 22 Rowan last week and receiving votes in this week's D3Football.com national poll.
Lycoming outgained Westminster in total yardage 463-89 including a 169 rushing yards while limiting the Titans to minus-19 rushing yards.
After Lycoming scored first, Westminster cut the margin to 7-3 in the first quarter. Junior safety Kyle Allen (New Wilmington, Pa./West Middlesex) blocked a Lycoming punt that was recovered by senior defensive lineman Ryan Brucker (Bethel Park, Pa./Bethel Park) at the Lycoming 7-yard line. Four plays later sophomore kicker Zac Henry (North East, Pa./North East) made a 24-yard field goal for Westminster's only points.
Craig Needhame led Lycoming with 91 rushing yards on eight attempts and two touchdowns. Lycoming quarterback Zach Klinger completed 19 of 34 passes for 294 yards and three touchdowns.
Westminster senior quarterback Shawn Lehocky (Conway, Pa./Freedom) completed 10 of 21 passes for 68 yards.
Junior linebacker Derrick Orloski (Butler, Pa./Slippery Rock) led the Titans with 10 tackles.
Westminster travels to Grove City for a Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) game next Saturday at 7 p.m.
About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster is a top-tier liberal arts college, a national leader in graduation rate performance, and a "Great School, Great Price," according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster ranked 6th among liberal arts colleges in social mobility, according to the Washington Monthly College Guide, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 376 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.
Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 42 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.