Campus Corner: Swales Scores Two Touchdowns; Lezzer Ends Grid Career Due to Concussions

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LHU senior Beau Swales (Clearfield) scored two TDs Saturday (Photo courtesy LHU Athletics)

LHU senior Beau Swales (Clearfield) scored two TDs Saturday in the 56-20 win (Photo courtesy LHU Athletics)

LOCK HAVEN — Senior Beau Swales (Clearfield) hit paydirt for the first time this season as Lock Haven broke into the win column by dispatching Cheyney 56-20 to delight the Homecoming crowd of 1,756 on hand for the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference East Division clash in chilly Hubert Jack Stadium Saturday.

Swales hauled in one of quarterback Caleb Walton’s four touchdown passes, an eight-yarder with 9:41 left in the first quarter, and rushed for a two-yarder that put the Bald Eagles up 21-0 with 1:58 remaining in the opening period.

He carried 16 times for 69 yards and had three receptions for 32 yards for his second game with more than 100 all-purpose yards as Lock Haven (1-6) posted the most points since a 56-21 win over Edinboro in 1968.

In his second season as a starter, Swales has 96 carries for 524 yards, which ranks 10th among PSAC runners, and 10 receptions for 83 yards.

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CLARION — Senior longsnapper Eric White (Clearfield) had a busy Saturday afternoon on special team units as Clarion remained undefeated and tied with Indiana University of Pennsylvania atop the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference West Division standings with a 44-29 win over Seton Hill in front of 1,700 fans at Memorial Stadium Saturday.

White overcame the snow and rain for good snaps on four field goal attempts and five extra points as well as three punts.

Four consecutive PSAC-West victories have the Golden Eagles soaring at 7-0, their best start since 1983.

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CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. — Boston College sophomore defensive back Christian Lezzer (Clearfield) announced he was voluntarily ending his career because of concussions, five in his estimation according to a story written by Jourdan Rodrigue for the Centre Daily Times (State College) last week.

After making eight appearances with one solo tackle and one assist as a linebacker last year, the former Clearfield Area High School two-way standout was moved to free safety for this season and played in two games with one assist before suffering an injury in practice that led to his decision to step away from the sport.

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WILKES-BARRE — Sophomore Brad Stubbs (Curwensville) made his second start at right tackle for the Lycoming offense in a tough Middle Atlantic Conference loss to King’s at McCarthy Stadium Saturday.

The hosts scored a final-minute touchdown for a 30-26 win that sent most of the 1,036 fans home happy.

The blocking of Stubbs and his teammates enabled Blake Bowman to rush for 142 yards and three touchdowns for the Warriors, who dipped to 1-4 in the MAC and 1-5 overall.

Stubbs has appeared in four games, including a start at defensive tackle before being moved to offense.

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WOMEN’S SOCCER

CLARION — Sophomore forward/defender Carlee Freeburg (Clearfield) played 65 minutes in a reserve role as Clarion upended Shippensburg 3-1 at Memorial Stadium Sunday to snap a four-game Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference losing streak.

She made her 13th start, the third on defense, earlier in the week when the Golden Eagles (4-10-1) were shut out 4-0 at Slippery Rock.

Freeburg has three shots, one on goal, in 15 games.

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GREENSBURG — Freshman midfielder Tessa Munshower (Clearfield) had one of Penn State Behrend’s 19 shots in a 1-0 Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference loss to Pitt-Greensburg Saturday.

The Lions, who beat Medaille (N.Y.) 4-3 in double overtime four days earlier, slipped into third place at 5-2, one point behind the Bobcats (5-1-1).

In 11 games, Munshower has one goal and one assist for three points. She has registered seven shots, one on goal.

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WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

UNIVERSITY PARK — St. Francis junior Rebecca Johnson (Curwensville) ran the Blue-White 6,000-meter course in 26:38 for a 40th-place finish at the Penn State Open Saturday morning.

The Red Flash placed second behind Penn State in the four-team event with 54 points.

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