Campus Corner: Welker Logs Another Shutout, Kelly Has Two TD Passes

RICHMOND, Ind. — Freshman goalkeeper Michelle Welker of Clearfield registered her sixth shutout in 12 games as the Allegheny College women\’s soccer team defeated Earlham College 2-0 in a North Coast Athletic Conference match Saturday afternoon.

Welker, whose goals against average is down to .65 per game, had three saves, increasing her season total to 60 in 68 shots for an 88.2 save percentage.

Both teams are 2-2 in the NCAC. Allegheny, 9-5 overall, hosts Oberlin College Tuesday.

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READING — Quarterback Tanner Kelly of Clearfield passed for two touchdowns, but Albright College came up short in a valiant bid to knock off nationally-ranked Delaware Valley, falling 21-13 in a Middle Atlantic Conference clash at Shirk Stadium Saturday afternoon.

The Homecoming crowd of 4,691, a season high in the MAC, saw the Lions break on top 6-0 on Kelly\’s first TD pass, but the Aggies (5-1, 5-1) came back behind freshman quarterback Mikes Isgro\’s two touchdown passes and touchdown run for their fifth win in six games, all in the MAC. They moved up to No. 23 from No. 24 in the D3football.com national poll of coaches, sports information directors and media.

Kelly, a redshirt freshman, added his second scoring pass in the fourth quarter and finished with 22 completions in 40 attempts for 201 yards. He was intercepted once and sacked four times.

Kelly, who entered the game No. 24 in NCAA Division III passing efficiency at 153.2, went over the 1,000-yard mark in his fifth game. He has 88 completions in 141 attempts for 1,030 yards, an average of 206 a game, with nine TD passes and three interceptions.

Isgro and Kelly are one-two in passing in the MAC, with Albright leading in passing yards per game, 232.7, and total offense, 374.3.

The Lions (1-5, 1-4) get a chance to return to the win column Saturday when they go the road to play FDU-Florham (0-6, 0-5).

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LOCK HAVEN — Dave Richards of Clearfield helped set up the deciding field goal in overtime as Shippensburg University spoiled Lock Haven\’s Homecoming with a 20-17 victory at Hubert Jack Stadium Saturday to climb above .500 and remain in the running for the Western Division title in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference.

After the Bald Eagles were forced to attempt a 52-yard field goal on the first OT possession, the Red Raiders got a 32-yard game-winner from Jamie Reder after Richards had rushed twice for eight yards to move them to the LH-16.

Richards, a redshirt junior right halfback, finished with 10 carries for 56 yards to increase his season totals to 49 carries for 233 yards, a 4.8 average. He returned one kickoff for six yards.

Shippensburg is 2-0 in the PSAC-West, right behind Indiana and California, both at 3-0. The Red Raiders will host IUP in its Homecoming Game Saturday at 1 p.m. and California the following week.

Lock Haven is 0-3 in the division and 1-6 for the season.

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WILKES-BARRE — Freshman defensive back Beau Ryan was credited with an assist on one tackle for Juniata College in its 23-7 loss to Middle Atlantic Conference co-leader Wilkes College (5-1, 5-0) Saturday at Robert Betzler Field.

Ryan has two solo tackles and one assist in five games for the Eagles (1-6, 1-5), who get a week off before hosting Widener on Oct. 28.

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