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October 02, 2009
Vol. 51 No. 4

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In this issue:
Football comes up with big win -- Page 8
Volleyball excels at tournament -- Page 7
Golf teams compete at invite

Senior Mitch Mercer tied for first place out of 70 players to lead the Susquehanna "A" team to third place out of 14 teams at the 2009 Susquehanna Fall Invitational, held at the Susquehanna Valley Country Club on Sept. 26, but it was Susquehanna's "B" squad that placed first to win the team title.
Mercer finished with a 72 on the rainy par-70, 6,300-yard course.
Junior Ryan Redfern tied for third overall by shooting a 73 to help the "B" team claim top honors with a four-man total of 302.
Manhattan and Susquehanna "A" finished in second and third with scores of 306 and 308, respectively. Rutgers-Camden placed fourth with 317, and Scranton scored 320 to round out the top five.
Joining Redfern on the Crusaders "B" squad were freshman Kevin Willett, junior Adam Puskar, sophomore John Jaques and junior Philip Zuhusky.
Senior Rachel Villano competed for Susquehanna, placing fifth out of 10 participants with a score of 95 at the 2009 Susquehanna Fall Invitational, on Sept. 26. There was no team scoring.
Sophomore Amanda Keister was the other Crusader to turn in a card. Keister shot a 111, good for eighth place on the par-73, 5,813-yard course.

Money raised at game
The Susquehanna football and cheerleading teams and Iota Nu Chapter of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority conducted a charitable fundraiser in conjunction with the Susquehanna-Lycoming football game on Sept. 19. The effort raised $1,000 in support of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization, designed to promote breast-cancer awareness and to fund research of the disease.
The Susquehanna football team wore pink ribbons on their helmets that day provided by ZTA and the Crusader cheerleaders dressed in football jerseys passed pink buckets through the crowd to collect donations. ZTA also supplied information about breast cancer at the game.
In addition to those donations, a portion of the gate receipts was targeted to the charity as well.
The $1,000 was donated in the name of Debra Lacy, late mother of Susquehanna freshman football player Chris Lacy. Debra passed away recently after a battle with breast cancer.

This Week at Susquehanna:
Field Hockey: Tomorrow vs. Scranton, 1 p.m.
Tennis: Sunday vs. Lebanon Valley, noon.
Women's Soccer: Tuesday vs. Penn College, 7 p.m.



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