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High Fives: Oct. 6 – Oct. 12

Monday, October 13, 2014

High Fives are the Top-5 performances by Westminster athletes during the previous week as selected by the Titan Sports Blogger.

#1 - Junior Matthew Kiernan (Men's Soccer) scored three goals last week, including both in the Titans' 2-1 win versus Saint Vincent, while Westminster won both of its PAC matches. Kiernan also added an assist.

#2 - Freshman Paul Columbo (Football) completed a career-best 20-of-30 passes for a career-high 317 yards and while tossing a career-best four touchdowns in Saturday's 40-28 win over visiting Thiel. He completed passes to six different Titans in the Homecoming victory.

#3 - Westminster sophomore Christijana Vucenovic (Women's Tennis) won a hard fought match at number five singles, 7-6 (9-7), 7-5, in The Titans' 6-3 win at Grove City. Vucenovic also teamed up with classmate Maria Pallone for an 8-6 win at number three doubles. The Titans are 9-0 overall and 6-0 in the PAC.

#4 - First-year Melissa Thomas (Women's Soccer) scored two goals, including the game-winner at Bethany, guiding Westminster to two PAC wins last week.

#5 - First-year Lexie Yoho (Volleyball) led Westminster with 22 kills and nine blocks in two matches last week. The Titans went 1-1.

Honorable Mention:
-Westminster's defense registered a season-high seven sacks, led by senior Justin Smith (Football) with two, in Westminster's 40-28 win versus Thiel on Saturday. Smith added a team-high eight tackles, including a team-best 3.0 tackles for a loss.
-Senior Ryan Francis (Men's Soccer) helped Westminster to a 2-0 record last week against two PAC schools, including a 6-0 shutout against Bethany. The Titans also won 2-1 versus Saint Vincent.
- First-year Abbey Gore (Women's Soccer) helped the Titans to two PAC wins last week. Westminster only allowed one goal and 12 shots combined.
-Senior Jenny Jones (Women's Cross Country) paced the Titans with a 54th-place finish in a time of 20:28.0 at the CMU Invite.
-Sophomore Matt Slagle (Men's Cross Country) finished first for the Titans in 86th-place in a time of 28:33.4 at the CMU Invite.

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High Fives: Sept. 29 – Oct. 5

Monday, October 6, 2014

High Fives are the Top-5 performances by Westminster athletes during the previous week as selected by the Titan Sports Blogger.

#1 - First-year goalie Laura Page (Women's Soccer) earned her team-best third shutout, while improving to 5-1-1 on the season in the Titans' 2-0 win versus Washington & Jefferson. Page gathered in four saves in a complete-match effort.

#2 - First-year Kelsey Phillips (Women's Golf) led Westminster to a second-place finish at the PAC Fall Championship as she carded a 189 (96-93) for fifth-place.

#3 - A first half goal by senior Dan Bishop (Men's Soccer) was all the Westminster College men's soccer team needed for a 1-0 win at home versus Washington & Jefferson College in both team's PAC opener on Saturday. Bishop headed the ball to the top right corner of the net at the 27:53 mark after he received a pass in the box from 30 yards out from classmate Ryan Francis.

#4 - Titan junior Erin Kennedy (Volleyball) led the defense with 52 digs in three PAC matches last week. Westminster went 1-2.

#5 - Freshman Dominique McKinley (Football) led the Titans on the ground with 120 yards on 30 carries for the first 100-yard game of his collegiate career in the Westminster's 27-24 loss to Carnegie Mellon.

Honorable Mention:
-Senior Krysten Opsatnik (Women's Soccer) scored the game-winner for Westminster at the 28:46 mark after she received a deep pass from sophomore Rylie Shaw and got behind the Washington & Jefferson's defense. The Titans won, 2-0.
-Titan junior goalie Tyler Little (Men's Soccer) improved to 4-2 on the year, while earning his team-best third shutout in Westminster's 1-0 PAC win against Washington & Jefferson in both teams' conference opener. Little collected six saves in 90 minutes of play.
-Senior Rich Ellebie (Football) led the Titan defense with a game-high 11 tackles, including two for a loss and a sack in the Titans' 27-24 loss to Carnegie Mellon.
-Titan senior Ross Montanti (Men's Golf) led Westminster with a 167 (87-80) to tie for second place, while the Titans finished sixth with a 710 (363-347).

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Senior Spotlight: Kassie Freyermuth

Monday, September 29, 2014

1. What made you choose Westminster?
When I visited Westminster I fell in love with the beautiful campus, and having the opportunity to play volleyball as well as get a good education just adds to the beauty.

2.  What has been the greatest part of your collegiate career this far?
I think one of the best parts of my collegiate career is all of the wonderful people I have met. Westminster is such a friendly place and the friendships I have made here I will cherish for life.

3.  What is your favorite volleyball moment of all-time?
I am going to take this back to high-school and say winning WIPIALS and getting second in the state my sophomore year. Also, a wonderful memory I have is playing against the Belize junior national team this past summer in Belize.

4.  Do you have any talents or hobbies?
Volleyball is life, but I do enjoy playing racquetball and looking at pictures of dogs.

5.  What are your plans after graduation?
After graduation I hope to get a job as a teacher in either early childhood education or special education. I also wouldn't mind coaching volleyball.

6.  What advice do you have for your underclassmen teammates?
My advice for the underclassmen would be to cherish every moment and play hard because it truly goes by fast. But mostly, have fun and remember why you started playing!

By Megan Romocean '15, Public Relations Major

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High Fives: Sept. 22 – Sept. 28

Monday, September 29, 2014

High Fives are the Top-5 performances by Westminster athletes during the previous week as selected by the Titan Sports Blogger.

#1 - Senior Ryan Francis (Men's Soccer) scored two goals in Westminster's 5-0 win against Penn. College of Technology on Saturday and now leads the team with four goals on the season.

#2 - Sophomore Sydney Sterner (Women's Tennis) went 3-0 at number one singles and teamed up with senior Lauren Fling for a 3-0 record at number two doubles, as the Westminster College women's tennis team improved to 8-0 overall and 5-0 in the PAC.

#3 - First-year Kendell Dickson (Volleyball) led the Titan offense with 23 kills over the weekend, to go along with 13 digs and two blocks, helping the Westminster College team (11-6, 5-1 PAC) win both of its matches on Saturday.

#4 - Sophomore Justin Dahl (Football) scored all of the Titans' points with a pair of field goals on Saturday; one from 33 yards and one from 27 yards. Dahl is now second in the PAC with four made field goals for the season.

#5 - Senior Kerri Inzinga (Women's Soccer) scored the tying goal in the 82nd minute of Westminster's 1-1 double overtime tie versus Penn. State-Behrend.

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High Fives: Sept. 15 – Sept. 21

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

High Fives are the Top-5 performances by Westminster athletes during the previous week as selected by the Titan Sports Blogger.

#1 - First-year goalie Laura Page (Women's Soccer) went 2-0 last week in a pair of matches, while only allowing one goal and collecting seven saves in 158.18 minutes of work.

#2- First-year Kendell Dickson (Volleyball) led the Titan offense with 35 kills and the defense with 43 digs, while Westminster went 3-1 in four PAC matches.

#3 - Freshman linebacker CJ Armstrong (Football) led the defense with a career-high 10 tackles, including 3.5 tackles for a loss, in the Titans' 21-14 overtime loss to Bethany.

#4- Sophomore Mariah Turiano (Women's Tennis) went 2-0 at no. 2 singles and teamed up with first-year Gabby Eaborn for a 2-0 record at no. 1 doubles, while the Titans remained undefeated with a 5-0 record.

#5- Junior Raechel Pusateri (Women's Soccer), who helped Westminster win its fifth-straight match, had a team-high three points (one goal, one assist), including a game-winner (her PAC-best third on the season), in two matches last week.

Honorable Mention:
-Freshman quarterback Paul Columbo (Football) scored both of Westminster's touchdowns on the ground in the Titans' 21-14 overtime loss to Bethany.
-Junior Richard Beaudoin (Men's Soccer) scored Westminster's second goal off a penalty kick in the Titans' 3-2 overtime loss to La Roche. This was Beaudoin's team-best third goal of the season. Westminster went 0-2.
-In the 8K, sophomore Matt Slagle (Men's Cross Country) led Westminster as he placed 93rd out of 233 participants with a time of 28:54.26 at the Dickinson Invite.
-In the 6K, Westminster senior Jenny Jones (Women's Cross Country) finished 66th out of 265 runners with a time of 25:00.48 at the Dickinson Invite.

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