PSC Softball Wins Against Westmoreland County Community College

The Potomac State College Softball game against Westmoreland County Community College was a rousing success. The girls annihilated their opponent with a final score of 9-1 in favor of PSC. The game started a little slow with no one scoring until the third inning, where the girls scored 3 runs for the next 3 innings ending it all in the fifth inning.

“Coming together as a team to win instead of playing for yourself is a victory in itself, our team strives to play as a whole and we do that very well,” said PSC softball player Lexi Trickett about their victory.

The many fans of the softball team turned up to support the girls. Frequent spectator Zane Sine explained that he never misses a game if he can help it.

“They really knocked it out of the park here today. When they started scoring they did not let up until the game was over,” said Sine.

The pitcher for this game, Kadi Cosgrove, was later awarded a student athlete award.

Women’s Lacrosse Team Falls to Anne Arundel’s Riverhawks

The Potomac State Women’s Lacrosse team suffered a loss to Anne Arundle Community College’s Riverhawks at their home game today, March 31, 2018. The loss comes a day after the Catamounts defeat to Howard Community College.

The final score was 7-27, with the Catamounts scoring 6 more points against the Riverhawks than in their previous matchup this season on March 4. Anne Arundle remained dominant on the field, keeping the ball in their possession for the majority of the match.

First half highlights for the Catamounts included “Birthday Goals” scored by midfielder Madelyn Price. Spectators went wild and cheered for the Catamounts’ birthday girl who narrowed the gap when the score was just 2-4.

Catamounts player Drew Sharman also made her fair share of impressive plays during the match, managing to be the Catamounts most reliable person to move the ball from one end of the field to the other. Sharman streaked across the field, intimidating opponents.

Sharman alone was not enough to make the Riverhawks let up on their lead. The first half ended 6-15, and when the game resumed the Catamounts substituted Hannah Bernatowicz as their goalkeeper. PSC’s defense was working overtime to try and shift the balance in their favor from the Riverhawks’ strong offense, and some of the match’s most impressive saves came in the second half when Bernatowicz kept the Riverhawks at bay.

The Riverhawks’ Madeline Szanyi was a leading factor in the fall of the Catamounts, making remarkable catches from long distances and denying the Catamounts the ball at all times.

The Catamounts will get a short break from their two losses this week before facing CCBC Essex in a home game on April 14. They currently stand at 1-4 for the season.

PSC Men’s Lacrosse Update

by Cody Brazil

The Potomac State College Men’s Lacrosse team begins the season with a streak of 3 losses. They played at Delaware Technical Community College on February 21, resulting in a score of 19-10 in favor DTCC. They then played at Harford Community College on February 24, ending in favor of HCC with a final score of 17-3. The most recent game the Catamounts have played was at home against Hudson Valley Community College on February 26. The game ended in the final score of 10-5 in favor of HVCC.

The 2018 team roster is filled with players from all over. There are 7 players from Maryland, 6 players from West Virginia, 2 players from Pennsylvania, a player from Massachusetts, a player from Missouri, a player from Delaware, a player from Virginia, a player from Ohio and a player from North Carolina. The team is led by head coach Josh Seese, who is coaching for his second season at PSC.

Upcoming games include a home game against Mercyhurst North East on March 3 at 5:30 p.m. and an away game at Howard Community College at 4 p.m. Be sure to head out and show your Catamount pride.

For more in-depth data on the scores of the games that have already been played you can check out the Men’s Lacrosse page on the PSC website.

PSC’s Lady Cats Beat ACM in Women’s Basketball

 

2017-2018 Potomac State Womens Basketball

2017-2018 PSC Women’s Basketball. Photo from Potomac State College Website.

The Potomac State College Lady Cats brought in an exciting win for Women’s Basketball Monday, Feb. 5, against Alleghany College of Maryland. This home game marked the 10th win in their season of 18 games at this point in the season.

 

Going into the game Sydney Lyons stated they anticipated a win but were sure to be cautious because there is always a chance of losing.

During the entire game, PSC had a strong lead against ACM. After the first quarter PSC was up 24-10, and by the end of the first half, they were leading 65-22. PSC managed to break the 100th point mark by finishing the game with a final score of 118-65. “We were excited afterwards because we nearly doubled their score,” stated Lyons

PSC’s top scorers of the game were Kaliyah Creasy, Johnee Durham and Hayley Butcher all of which scored 17 points. Other high scorers were Katlyn Tichnell and Lyons both scoring 14 points. ACM’s top scorer was Jayln Whitlock with 23 points.

As of Feb. 18, PSC is at 11 wins and 10 loses for their season, and ACM stands at 10 wins and 13 loses.

Men’s Basketball Recap

The 2017-2018 Potomac State College Catamounts’ Men’s Basketball Team. Photo courtesy of Potomac State College Website

The Potomac State Catamounts’ Mens Basketball team will be competing against Garrett College and Frederick Community College in the upcoming weeks in two home games. The team will face Garrett on Feb. 28 and Frederick on March 3.

Since the spring semester started, the Men’s Basketball team has played 12 games, and six of those games resulted in a victory. The Catamounts are currently 14-12 overall. The largest of those victories occurred this weekend in a game against CCBC Dundalk, where the Catamounts secured a 26 point lead, winning 88-62.

The 2017-2018 statistics for the team show that the team has scored 398 points as of writing, with an average of 16.6 points per game. The team’s roster includes many West Virginia natives, as well as six players from Virginia and one from Delaware. Head coach Shawn White and assistant coaches Russ Clay and Lindy Shank manage the players.

276 people have attended the Catamounts’ games so far this season, for an average of 28 people per game. For comprehensive photo coverage of the Catamounts’ games, be sure to visit the PSC Flickr. Photos from the Catamounts vs. Dundalk game are below.

Potomac State College Volleyball Team Makes Second Trip to Nationals

PSC’s Volleyball Team. Photo courtesy of PotomacStateCollege.edu

Congratulations to the Potomac State Volleyball team for earning their second trip in the college’s history to the National Conference.

After winning the regional championships with a 3-0 victory over top-seeded Northern Virginia Community College at the Region XX Division II Women’s Championship, the team competed in Charleston as the #15 seed.

The Catamounts fell 3-0 to #2 Seed Parkland CC and lost to #10 Seed Iowa Central 3-0.

View photos of the Catamounts’ match against Howard on the college’s Flickr.

Potomac State College Runner Smashes Record

emily pylesEmily Pyles plans to beat the 5k record next.

by Staff and Christopher Hackney

Potomac State College runner Emily Pyles beat the previous women’s 6K time by nearly five minutes at the Frostburg race at Maplehurst.

  The WVU-PSC Catamount cross country team is looking to continue rolling through the 2017 slate after finishing third and seventh in the Barbour County Skirmish and the Westmoreland CCC Invitational respectively, although they had failed to place in the Shenandoah University Invitational. At press time, the team is headed to the Hood College Invitational.

  The Catamount cross country team consists of an all-freshman team of Kole Bennett of McHenry, Maryland, Joshua Kincaid of Parsons, West Virginia and Shane Yutzy of Meyersdale, Pennsylvania. The Catamounts are led by first-year head coach Kurtis Wildman.