ERIE, Pa. - Emily Foy has proven to be a welcome addition to the Penn State Behrend women's soccer team.
Just look at the stats.
In the past four games, the freshman and former Frewsburg standout has tallied three game-winning goals (a team-high), the most recent coming in a hard-fought, 1-0 victory over D'Youville in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) semifinals on Wednesday.
The goal, which came just three minutes into the contest when Foy took a pair of dribbles and then drilled a shot over the current AMCC Defender of the Week, vaulted Foy's Lions into the finals against Pitt-Bradford.
A victory in that game would give Penn State Behrend its first conference title since 2007.
Foy's other game winners, which earned her AMCC Offensive Player of the Week Honors, came on Oct. 17 in a 1-0 win over aforementioned Pitt-Bradford and a 2-0 victory over Penn State Altoona on Oct. 20.
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Tess Follman (Salamanca/Salamanca), whose Pitt-Bradford squad will square off against Penn State Behrend in the AMCC championship, forms half of one of the most prolific scoring duos in the conference.
Together with teammate Maggie Boehler, the pair has netted 23 goals this season, helping the Panthers average a healthy 2.8 goals per game.
Follman, last year's Post-Journal girls soccer player of the year, has netted 11 to go along with five assists for a team-leading total of 28 points.
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A number of former Jamestown Community College mens basketball players have moved on to other schools in order to continue their athletic careers.
Xavier Kennedy, an NJCAA Division II All-Region 3 choice in 2011 who led the Jayhawks in scoring with 552 points (17.8 average) and was second on the squad in rebounding with 8.4 per game, is now a member of the Edinboro Fighting Scots, an NCAA Division II program.
Joining Kennedy on the Fighting Scots is another former Jayhawk, Guy Rundle, a 6-foot-2 guard originally from London, England. While at JCC, Rundle averaged 11 minutes and five points per game.
Andrew Joseph, who was a third-team all-region selection with JCC a season ago, has joined the New Paltz basketball squad and Branden Woods is now a member of the Urbana Blue Knights.
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Quarterback Zach Sopak (Southwestern/Falconer) was a perfect of 7 of 7 for 71 yards in Alfred University's opening drive against Empire 8 foe Utica, but an injury forced him from the game and the Saxons fell, 31-7.
Sopak, who leads the team with five touchdown passes and 87 completions for 815 yards, is expected to start for Alfred on Saturday and is looking to halt the team's two-game losing streak.