Thanks to senior defensive back Alec McLaughlin, Navy’s sprint football team defeated Franklin Pierce 23-9 in its season opener Saturday.
McLaughlin, a State College graduate and returning starter in the secondary, intercepted a pair of passes in Navy’s win, returning the second one to the Franklin Pierce 3-yard line to set up the clinching touchdown. He returned the interceptions a total of 32 yards and also had two solo tackles in the victory.
Colton Myers (State College, Juniata) has four receptions for a total of 61 yards.
Michael John (Philipsburg-Osceola, Juniata) has 104 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries and two receptions for 36 yards. Juniata is off to a 2-0 start.
Kurt Walker (P-O, Shippensburg) has seven solo tackles and three assists. Shippensburg is 1-1.
Colby Way (State College, Buffalo) has seven solo stops and six assists. He has three tackles for loss for minus-13 yards and a sack for minus-7 yards. Buffalo is 1-2 after beating Stony Brook 26-23 in five overtimes.
Alex Boumerhi (P-O, Lock Haven) has a field goal and five extra points in six attempts for the Bald Eagles, who are 1-1.
Bernard Smack (State College, Lock Haven) has one reception for 18 yards and has returned two kickoffs 60 yards.
Zach Czap (P-O, Lycoming) has made 4 of 5 extra points. He has not attempted a field goal to date. He is also averaging 39.8 yards on 13 punts and has averaged 52 yards on seven kickoffs. Lycoming is 1-1.
Sam Rodgers (State College, Syracuse) continues to start as long snapper for the Orange (1-2).
Jon Cox (State College, Franklin & Marshall) has three solo tackles and an assist at nose guard. F&M is 1-1.
Matt Mazzara (State College, St. Francis) is a backup quarterback who has yet to see playing time for the Red Flash.
Josh Weakland (State College, Slippery Rock) is a redshirt freshman reserve quarterback who has yet to see action for the Rock. Slippery Rock is 2-0.
Andy Blunk (State College, Juniata) has two goals and an assist. Juniata is 5-0-1.
Anthony Glossner (Penns Valley, Juniata) has taken one shot in five games.
Reece Fisher (State College, Juniata) has played two games on defense.
Ally Reid (State College, Franklin & Marshall) has two assists to date. F&M is 3-1-1.
David Trunzo (State College, St. Francis) has a goal and has taken three shots. SFU is 4-1-1.
Katelyn Gill (State College, Alvernia) starts on defense and is a captain for Alvernia.
Kelsey Gill (State College, Alvernia) has scored three goals and is a team captain. Alvernia is 5-1.
Izabel Scott (State College, Slippery Rock) has started all three games on defense. Slippery Rock is 1-1-1.
Megan Porter (State College, Geneva) has taken two shots. Geneva is 2-1.
Katie Deardorff (Penns Valley, Lebanon Valley) has a goal and has taken three shots. Lebanon Valley is 3-2.
Kathleen Warner (State College, Clarion) has played in three games to date.
Liz Ventura (Penns Valley, Clarion) has an assist and has stared four games. Clarion is 2-1-1.
Dieter Bahr (State College, Delaware) has played in four games and has taken two shots. Delaware is 4-1.
Elle Matalavage (State College, Paul Smith’s) is a starter for Smith’s, which is 4-1.
Julia Elkin (State College, Muhlenberg) has one kill, one assist, eight digs and no blocks. Muhlenberg is 6-4.
Alexandra Fleagle (State College, Slippery Rock) has a kill, 84 assists, seven aces, 34 four digs and no blocks. Slippery Rock is 4-3.
Randi Leath (State College, DePaul) has 58 kills, three assists, one ace, seven digs and four blocks. DePaul is 9-0.
Megan Flick (Bald Eagle Area, Lock Haven) has 60 kills, four assists, six aces, 48 digs and four blocks. Lock Haven is 5-3.
Kendra Fetzer (BEA, Lock Haven) has 19 kills, 31 assists, nine aces, 34 digs and five blocks.
Suzanne Horner (State College, Mississippi State) has 27 kills, 446 assists, 16 aces, 69 digs and 14 blocks. Mississippi State is 7-4.
Emma Weakland (State College, Winthrop) has 12 kills, one ace, five digs and two blocks. Winthrop is 7-3.
Kayla Confer (BEA, Lebanon Valley) has 83 kills, two assists, four aces, 17 digs and eight blocks. Lebanon Valley is 8-2.
Mikaela Sloan (State College, Juniata) has played in six games. Juniata is 3-3.
Brenna Boehman (State College, Haverford) has played in three games and taken one shots. Haverford is 2-1.
Chloe Schmidt (State College, Illinois) finished 53rd with a time of 23:55.7 in the Boilermaker Invitational at Purdue over the weekend where the Illini placed fourth.
Jason Doll (State College, Delaware Valley) ran a 32:01.78 in the Road Runner Invitational over the weekend.
Paul Crowe (State College, Susquehanna) placed ninth in the Elizabethtown Blue Jay Challenge in 20:23.41.
John Crowe (State College, Susquehanna) finished sixth in 20:12.22 as Susquehanna won the event, placing seven runners in the top 15.
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