September 19, 2008
Around the Horn
Three Honored by ConferenceThree athletes were honored as either a Landmark Conference or Liberty League Athlete of the Week for the third time in a row on Sept. 15.
Sophomore punter and placekicker Bobby Epple- man was the Liberty's football Special Teams Player of the Week. An All-America candidate, Eppleman punted the ball four times for an average of 52.0 yards, including a school-record 73-yard punt in the second quarter, and pinned Juniata inside its own 10-yard line twice in Susquehanna's 10-3 win over the Eagles on Sept. 13. He also made good on his lone extra-point attempt in the game and made one of two field goal tries. His lone miss was blocked. Eppleman's solo tackle on a kickoff return also saved a touchdown.
Junior Paul Thistle was the Landmark's men's cross country Athlete of the Week. Thistle finished sixth among NCAA Division III men at Penn State University's Harry Groves Spiked Shoe Invitational on Sept. 13. He finished 30th overall out of 189 male runners from all three NCAA divisions with a time of 27:19 on the 5.2-mile course.
Freshman Casey Hess was the Landmark's women's cross country Athlete of the Week. Hess finished ninth among Division III women at the Spiked Shoe Invitational. She finished 58th overall out of 187 female runners from all three NCAA divisions with a time of 24:10. Hess' time is the best 6,000-meter mark for a freshman in the Landmark this season and second-best overall.
Crusaders Run in InvitationalThe Susquehanna men's and women's cross country teams finished ninth amongst 14 teams from all NCAA divisions at the Spiked Shoe Invitational.
The sixth Division III athlete to cross the finish line, Thistle led the Crusaders on the 5.2-mile course with a 27:19 finish. Sophomore David Haklar followed registering a time of 28:56, good for 79th place.
On the women's side, sophomore Alycia Woodruff was the fifth Division III athlete to cross the finish line. She finished 39th overall on the 6,000 meter course with a time of 23:35 seconds.
Hess followed registering a time of 24:10, good for 58th place.
This Week at Susquehanna:Field Hockey: Wed. vs. Washington & Jefferson, 4:30 p.m.
Men's Soccer: Sat. vs. Lebanon Valley, 7 p.m.
Women's Soccer: Sat. vs. Lebanon Valley, 1 p.m.
Volleyball: Sat.-Sun. Landmark Conference Round Robin.
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