Panthers Sweep Medaille, Remain Unbeaten in AMCC Play
BUFFALO, N.Y. - Returning to the court for the first time in a week, the Pitt-Bradford volleyball team showed no rust in sweeping Medaille on the road Wednesday. The Panthers won by scores of 25-19, 25-14, 25-11.
With the win, Pitt-Bradford remain undefeated in conference play with a 6-0 mark and in the driver’s seat to host the AMCC postseason tournament semifinals and finals. It also represents the Panthers’ fourth sweep in league play.
As a team, the Panthers hit .299 while limiting the Mavericks to a negative hitting percentage and recorded 10 blocks.
Sydney Shepherd and Kirsten Platz led the attack with nine kills apiece, and Erin Fagan totaled seven. Christina Rauh compiled 31 assists and an ace. Defensively, Alexis Dhayer logged 11 digs, Brianna Majot registered 10 and Platz had a match-high seven blocks.
“I thought our blocking really set the tone and defensively we played a great match,” head coach Tom Roof said. “Sydney [Shepherd] was big for us again…she’s really stepped up with Mandy [Finch] being out to injury.
It’s a tough environment to win in. Anyone that’s played there will tell you that and to take them in three is a testament to how well we’re playing right now.”
Pitt-Bradford improves to 18-4 on the season, matching the 2009 squad for the second-most wins in school history. The Panthers travel to Alfred, N.Y., Saturday for a pair of matches.
Courtney Shade Delivers Game-Winner for Pitt-Bradford
BUFFALO, N.Y. - Courtney Shade scored a pair of goals, including the game-winner with eight minutes left, to lift the Pitt-Bradford women’s soccer team over Medaille Wednesday, 2-1.
It was the Panthers’ third straight conference victory and kept them unbeaten in league play at 3-0-2.
Medaille struck first, converting off a corner kick in the 10th minute to jump ahead 1-0. Shade responded in the 22nd minute, scoring an unassisted marker to tie the game.
The score would remain that way until the later stages as Pitt-Bradford struggled to finish despite numerous opportunities. The Panthers dominated the shot chart, outshooting the Mavericks 24-10.
Over a span of 10 minutes in the second half, the Panthers registered five shots on goal yet they were stopped each time by Medaille’s Deejah Burgess.
In the 82nd minute, Kaitlyn Donnelly found Shade, who finished in the back right corner for the game-winning score. It marked the second time this year she scored twice in a game and moved in her into the team lead with five goals.
Sarah Dailey recorded four saves, including a key stop with three minutes left, to earn the win in net.
Pitt-Bradford improves to 6-4-3 on the season and will host La Roche Saturday in the AMCC Game of the Week.
Medaille Defeats Pitt-Bradford Men
BUFFALO, N.Y. - The Pitt-Bradford men’s soccer team dropped an 8-0 decision to Medaille Wednesday.
The Mavericks dominated the stat sheet, outshooting the Panthers 51-4, including 22 shots on goal, and held a 7-1 advantage in corner kicks.
The duo of Colin Frownfelter and Andrew Hoyt combined to record 14 saves, and Steven McFetridge led the Panthers with three shots.
Pitt-Bradford drops to 1-10-1 on the season and hosts La Roche Saturday.