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Colleges Wychock honored

King’s College field hockey standout Debbie Wychock has been named the Freedom Conference Player of the Week, the MAC Office announced Monday.

It marked the second straight week and third time this season Wychock has been chosen for the award.

Wychock enjoyed another fine week as she led King’s (8-0) to a 2-0 mark, including an upset over 13th-ranked and previously unbeaten Elizabethtown College (6-1).

In the process, she broke King’s career goal-scoring record.

In her first game of the week, Wychock led King’s to a 4-3 win over host Elmira College. With King’s trailing 1-0 early in the game, her first goal of the game knotted the score. With the game tied at 2-2 in the second half, Wychock scored the go-ahead goal to give the Lady Monarchs a 3-2 lead.

Her third goal with 9:29 remaining gave King’s a 4-2 lead and proved to be the game-winner as Elmira would score with 7:41 left.

Wychock’s final goal of the day also enabled her to become the Lady Monarchs’ all-time goal scorer with her 62nd career marker.

In King’s biggest game of the year, a 2-1 win over Elizabethtown, King’strailed 1-0 late in the first half when Wychock assisted on the game-tying goal with just 2:48 left in the opening stanza. Wychock would then score the game-winning goal with 15:57 remaining in the contest.

Howanitz defensive player of week

Mimsericordia University’s Ellen Howanitz has been named the Freed Conference’s field hockey defensive player of the week.

The Northwest grad made 19 saves, including seven in overtime, in a 2-1 overtime victory at Moravian. The senior goalkeeper followed that performance up by making eight saves in a 7-0 shutout of Albright. It was Howanitz’s first career shutout.

Misericordia will his Scranton Tuesday at 4 p.m.

PSU-Purdue set for TV

ESPN or ESPN2 will nationally televise Penn State’s Big Ten clash with Purdue on Oct. 4.

Kickoff is set for noon ET at Ross-Ade Stadium. An announcement will be made by Sept. 29 on which ESPN channel will air the game.

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