• Women’s tennis — The Wolverines improved to 2-0 overall by earning a 5-2 win at Division II Edinboro. Grove City earned one team point for winning all 3e doubles matches. The Wolverines then secured 4 singles victories. The teams used the D-II scoring format, which awards 1 point total for doubles play instead of 3 points as is used in Division III.
Singles winners for Grove City were Morgan Happe, Jenn Elder, Hanna Tarolli and Sydney Adams. GCC doubles winners were Happe/Madi Reed, Elder/Corrie Hopper and Logan Fuss/Mallory Jackson.
Former Hickory High star Morgan Bender won at No. 4 singles for Edinboro.
Grove City returns to action Friday and Saturday at the Oberlin College Invitational.
• Women’s soccer —The Tomcats recorded their 1st win of the season, 2-1 at home over Pitt-Bradford.
With just under 10 minutes to go in the 1st half, Emma Polinski found Kate Sollers who headed the ball past the Panthers’ keeper giving Thiel the 1-0 lead heading into halftime. In the 52nd minute, Sollers scored what would be the game-winner off an assist from Nicole Pereksta to double Thiel’s lead. Taylor Sutryk scored the lone goal for the Panthers.
Bethany Bonnar recorded 5 saves to ensure her 1st win in a Tomcats’ uniform.
Thiel will be back in action Saturday when its visits the Bluffton Beavers at 3:30 p.m.
• Women’s volleyball—The team lost a non-conference match to the La Roche Redhawks on the road, 25-20, 17-25, 25-22, 25-20.
Kylee Eaton led Thiel with 13 kills, Cristiana Tomassetti chipped in with 9 kills, Courtney Grubbs led the Tomcats with 27 assists while adding 16 digs, and Taylor Williams and Alexis Orton notched 16 and 13 digs, respectively.
The Tomcats will be back in action Friday and Saturday when they compete in the Case Western Reserve University Invitational.
• Men’s soccer—The team dropped a 2-1 non-conference game to Pitt-Bradford.
Chase Rider got on the board early for the Panthers when he shot one past Devin Weisbarth just under 5 minutes into the game giving Pitt-Bradford the early lead. Rider would capitalize on a penalty kick in the 34th minute increasing the Panther lead 2-0.
Thiel would not be left off the scoresheet. Just 1 minute later, on a Tomcat free kick, Christopher Felger curled his shot over everyone and into the back of the net cutting the deficit to 2-1. Along with his goal, Felger paced the Thiel offensive effort with 4 shots, 3 of which were on goal.
Bradley Novak also recorded 4 shots in the loss. Defensively, Weisbarth tallied 7 saves in net.
Thiel begins a 3-game road stand this Saturday when they play the Muskingum Fighting Muskies scheduled for 7 p.m.
• Women’s volleyball — The team swept Pitt-Greensburg in its home-opener. The Titans won by double-digits in all three sets (25-12, 25-11, and 25-13).
Titan Reilly DeGeorge earned a match-high 8 kills, followed by Maya Steward with 6. Becky Adelman and Kaylee Sciubba added 4 kills each. Samantha Kelly dished out a match-high 18 assists, to go along with a match- and career-high 6 service aces. DeGeorge added 4 aces. Josie Toporcer led the Titan defense, as she tied a match-high with a team-high 12 digs. Maya Thornton registered 9 digs. Steward and DeGeorge totaled 8 and 7 digs, respectively. Sciubba tallied a match-high 5 blocks, while Shannon Sullivan earned a career-high 2 blocks.
Westminster is back in action at the 4-match Penn State Behrend Invitational Friday.