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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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High Fives: Sept. 8 – Sept. 14

Monday, September 15, 2014

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

# 1 - Senior Kassie Freyermuth (Volleyball) was named the MVP of last weekend's Penn State Behrend Tournament after guiding Westminster to a 3-0 record. She registered 21 kills (2.10 kill/set) and 33 digs (3.30 digs/set) while adding a team-best 15 blocks (1.50 blocks/set). Her .327 hitting percentage was tops among hitters with at least 10 attempts.

#2 - Junior Tyler Little (Men's Soccer) and the Titans finished the week 2-1. He worked a scoreless 79 minutes, 26 seconds in their 3-1 win over D'Youville before allowing a single goal in 81:42 during a 5-1 victory over Penn State Altoona. Little collected a career-high seven saves in the Titans' 1-0 loss at Lycoming, the junior's first defeat of the season.

#3 - First-year Abbey Gore (Women's Soccer) was a key contributor on Westminster's defensive unit that helped the Titans claim three-straight shutouts last week. Westminster limited Penn State Altoona, Susquehanna and Lycoming to a combined six shots on goal.

#4 - Senior Jenny Jones (Women's Cross Country) led Westminster to a fifth-place finish at the Bethany Invite by finishing 12th out of 149 runners with a time of 24:48.

#5 - Titan freshman Jametrius Bentley (Football) had 190 all-purpose yards, including a 74-yard touchdown catch and an 88-yard punt return for a score, in Westminster's 56-21 loss to Washington & Jefferson.

Honorable Mention:
Sophomore John-Scott Somora (Men's Cross Country) led the Titans by finishing 29th with a time of 28:43 at the Bethany Invite. Westminster finished 10th overall.
First-year Kelsey Phillips (Women's Golf) led Westminster with a sixth-place finish and a score of 87 (45-42) at the Thiel Invite.
Senior Ross Montanti (Men's Golf) led the Titans with a 164 (84-80) at the Allegheny Invitational. Westminster finished 11th.

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High Fives: Sept. 1 – Sept. 7

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

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

# 1 - Sophomore Sydney Sterner (Women's Tennis) helped the Titans post a 2-0 mark last week in a pair of non-conference matches. She went 2-0 at the number one singles position and teamed up with senior Lauren Fling to go 2-0 at number two doubles. Sterner is 3-0 in the first singles slot this season, and 3-0 with Fling at second doubles.

#2 - Senior Alaura Hanssen (Volleyball) was named to the All-Tournament Team, while the Titans went 2-2 in four non-conference matches at the Marcia French Memorial Invitational. Hanssen had a team-high 51 kills (averaging a team-best 3.19 kills per set) and also added 20 digs.

#3 - Titan senior Ryan Francis (Men's Soccer) was named the Defensive MVP of the Manchester/Anderson Tournament. Westminster went 1-1 in two non-conference matches, including a 2-0 shutout win on Saturday.

#4 - Titan senior Ross Montanti (Men's Golf) led the Titans with a 147 (76-71) for a sixth-place tie in the Wooster Invitational. Montani's score was the top-36-hole-scorer in the PAC last week.

#5 - Freshman running back Jametrius Bentley (Football) rushed for a game-high 114 yards on 22 carries (5.2 avg.) and a score in his collegiate debut in the Titans' season-opening 30-27 loss to Hiram.

Honorable Mention:
-Kerri Inzinga (Women's Soccer) scored her team-leading second goal of the season against Manchester in the Anderson/Manchester Tournament. The titans went 1-1 in two non-conference matches last week.
-Titan first-year Kelsey Phillips (Women's Golf) led the Titans with an 11th-place finish with a score of 97 (57-55) at the Westminster Invitational on Saturday.

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High Fives: August 25 – September 1

Thursday, September 4, 2014

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

# 1 - Titan sophomore women's tennis player Sydney Sterner helped Westminster shutout Thomas More, 9-0, as she won no. 1 singles by winning 6-3, 7-6 and a tiebreaker of 8-6. 2. She also teamed up with senior Lauren Fling for an 8-4 win at no. 2 doubles.

#2 - Junior Rebecca Bradnam's 46th-minute goal was all the Westminster women's soccer team needed, as the Titans won, 1-0, over the visiting Pioneers of Marietta on Saturday. The Titans went 1-1 in two non-conference matches last week.

#3 - Senior Jenny Jones finished fifth (24:48.4), pacing the Westminster women's cross country team for a second-place finish at the annual Fisher Invitational on the campus of Westminster.

#4 - The Titan men's golf team, who placed fourth out of 11 teams at Pitt-Bradford, were led by senior Ross Montanti, who shot a fourth-place score of 75 (+3). 

#5 - Senior volleyball player Kassie Freyermuth was named to the All-Tournament team at the Bearcat Challenge over the weekend. The Titans went 1-3 in four non-conference matches.

Honorable Mention:
Titan senior goalie Michael Girata (Men's Soccer) recorded a career-high 10 saves in a complete-match effort in Westminster's 2-0 loss versus Medialle on Saturday. The Titans went 0-1-1 in two non-conference matches last week.

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