Daily Local News (West Chester, PA)

Immaulata’s Rodriguez nabs cross country crown


Immaculata junior Angel Chimal Rodriguez won the Colonial States Athletic Conference Men’s Cross Country Championsh­ip on Saturday morning recording a time of 26 minutes, 19 seconds to finish 14 seconds ahead of the runnerup. As a team, Immaculata finished fourth out of eight teams with 95 points.

It was the Mighty Macs best finish as a team since placing fourth in the 2011 championsh­ip.

Bobby Rimkis had a topfive finish as the newcomer placed fourth in the field of 56 runners with a time of 27:45. Will Martin was the third Immaculata finisher in 13th with a clocking of 29:21.

Rodriguez and Rimkis were both First Team AllCSAC selection, and Martin earned a spot on the Second Team All-CSAC.

Women’s Cross Country

CSAC CROSS COUNTRY >> Immaculata University’s women’s cross country team placed third picking up 116 points in the scoring. It was the highest finish in the conference championsh­ip meet for the Mighty Macs since the 2000 season when Immaculata came in second at the Pennsylvan­ia Athletic Conference (PAC) Championsh­ip.

Diana Cusick led the way for Immaculata as she earned Second Team AllCSAC recognitio­n after placing ninth with a time of 24 minutes, 25 seconds. Immaculata had two other top-25 finishers as Bridget Doherty ran the 6K course in 25:35 for 22nd place, and Cayla Rimkis was right behind in 23rd with a clocking of 25:37.

Mary Ellen Grap finished 30th crossing the finish line in 26:23, and Emily Lowe was 32nd with a time of 26:35.

Women’s Volleyball

IMMACULATA 3, KEYSTONE 0 >> Immaculata University’s volleyball squad punched its ticket to the CSAC Tournament on Saturday with its 3-0 sweep against Keystone College on Senior Day. The Mighty Macs won the match by scores of 25-23, 25-13 and 29-27.

It marks the first postseason appearance by the Mighty Macs since the 2008 campaign. Immaculata (17-8, 7-4 CSAC) will be the fifth seed in the CSAC Tournament and will travel to fourth-seeded Cairn on Tuesday, Nov. 4.

Gabrielle Guerrera led the squad with nine kills and three total blocks. Arden Vizzard added eight kills and nine digs. Stephanie Johler and Jamie Rombach, both playing in their final home games, each had seven kills and two blocks.

Maranda Jones recorded 17 assists, and senior Brittany Thompson made 14 assists and 10 digs for a double-double to go along with her two service aces. Emily Swank paced the back row making 17 digs, and Molly Truitt had 14 digs.

Men’s Soccer

KEYSTONE4, IMMACULATA­2>> Immaculata season came to a close on Saturday afternoon as the visiting Mighty Macs fell 4-2 on the road at Keystone College in Colonial States Athletic Conference action.

The Mighty Macs wrap up the 2014 campaign with a 3-14-1 overall and 1-8 CSAC record.

Immaculata got on the scoreboard first as Stephen Smith placed Luke Santoni’s cross into the back of the next for the 1-0 Mighty Macs lead in the 14th minute.

The Mighty Macs were able to hold the Giants off until right before halftime when Eddy Enowbi scored in the 41st minute.

Field Hockey

WEST CHESTER 10, MANSFIELD 0 >> Alayna Brown posted a hat trick and an assist as the Golden Rams defeated visiting Mansfield University, 10-0, in a PSAC matchup Saturday afternoon at Vonnie Gros Field.

West Chester (14-2, 11-1 PSAC) registered nine goals in the first half, which was the most since moving to Division II in 2011.

Junior Alexis Versak found the back of the cage one minute into the contest, redirectin­g teammate Kristina Scherrer’s shot. Three minutes later Scherrer setup Hannah Davies for her fourth goal of the season.

The Golden Rams continued to attack the Mansfield defense with Alex Moran contributi­ng an unas- sisted goal, tallying three goals in six minutes.

Men’s Swimming

WEST CHESTER 168.5, BLOOMSBURG 93.5 >> West Chester claimed first place in 11 events, and Victor Polyakov won three of those while swimming a leg on another relay winner, as the visiting Golden Rams downed host Bloomsburg, 168.5-93.5 at Nelson Fieldhouse Pool Saturday afternoon.

West Chester claimed the top two spots in five events as well, showing off its depth early in the season. Polyakov won the 100yard backstroke (51.42 seconds), 100 freestyle (46.48) and the 200 individual medley (1:54.97) while swimming the first leg of the 400 medley relay team that took first place in a time of 3:27.80.

Freshman Tom McCormick recorded two runner-up performanc­es and a third-place showing while classmate Eric Long won the 200 butterfly (1:55.11), was runner-up in the 100 fly (:52.24), placed third in the 200 back (1:59.05) and swam the third leg of the 400 medley relay team that took first place.

Bradley Strathmeye­r won the 200 free in 1:43.65 and placed second in the 500 free (4:50.67) behind teammate Connor Forlini (Warminster, Pa./William Tennett), who took top honors in a time of 4:46.84.

Women’s Swimming

BLOOMSBURG 161, WEST CHESTER 101 >> Kendall Somer registered a pair of wins on Saturday, but the visiting Golden Rams fell to PSAC rival Bloomsburg, 161-101, at Nelson Fieldhouse Pool.

Somer claimed first place in both the 100-yard and 200-yard breaststro­ke. She touched the wall in 1 minute, 8.11 seconds in the 100 breast, and then followed up with a winning time of 2:27.72 in the 200 breast.

Dani Barron was West Chester’s only other firstplace winner on Saturday, taking top honors in the 1000 freestyle in 10:48.27.

Lauren Carastro placed second in the 500 free (5:20.97) and third inthe 1000 free behind Barron. Lauren Keenan placed second in the 200 butterfly with a time of 2:14.79. Tess Hayward was second in the 50 free (:25.28).

High School Boys Soccer

UNIONVILLE­1, WISSAHICKO­N 0 >> Alex Anderson scored on a rebound with 47 seconds left in regulation to give the Indians the victory in the District 1 Class AAA third-place game. Anderson turned in Peter Ferraro’s shot that hit the crossbar.

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