Penn State Altoona Athletics recap Nov. 12-18

Grace Dangelo

Freshman swimmer Grace Dangelo (right) had four individual first place finishes for the Penn State Altoona women's swimming team in its home opener against AMCC opponent Alfred State College on Saturday, November 16.

Credit: Conner Gilbert

Men’s basketball

  • Penn State Altoona 68, Juniata College 66

Sophomore guard Jack Kusters (Quakertown, Pennsylvania/Lansdale Catholic) helped lead the Lions to a win in their home opener over Juniata on Saturday, Nov. 16, by scoring a team-high 16 points while adding three rebounds and two assists.

Men’s swimming

  • Alfred State College 136, Penn State Altoona 112

Freshman Isaac Swanson (Clearfield, Pennsylvania/Clearfield) picked up two first place finishes in Saturday’s home opener against Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference opponent Alfred State, and he also set a new team record. Swanson won the 200 Yard Freestyle with a time of 1:48.11, and he also placed first in the 200 Yard IM with a time of 2:02.73. The freshman set a new Penn State Altoona men’s swimming record in the 100 Yard Backstroke, finishing in 54.60 to place second in the event.

Women’s basketball

  • Penn State Altoona 82, Geneva College 63
  • Saint Vincent College 108, Penn State Altoona 83

Junior guard/forward Alexis Cannistraci (Tyrone, Pennsylvania/Tyrone) averaged a team-high 20.5 points per game in the Lady Lions’ first two games of the season last week, and she also averaged 8.5 rebounds per game, 3.5 steals per game, 3.0 assists per game, and 1.0 block per game.

Women’s bowling

  • Penn State Altoona 691, Pitt-Bradford 663 (Five-game baker)
  • La Roche University 680, Penn State Altoona 603 (Five-game baker)
  • Saint Vincent College 791, Penn State Altoona 621 (Five-game baker)
  • La Roche University 4, Penn State Altoona 2 (Best-of-seven baker)

Penn State Altoona women’s bowling picked up its first win of the 2019-20 season in its home quad match on Sunday, Nov. 17, defeating AMCC opponent Pitt-Bradford while rolling down a season-high 691 pins.

Women’s swimming

  • Alfred State College 124, Penn State Altoona 90

Freshman Grace Dangelo (State College, Pennsylvania/State College) had four of Penn State Altoona’s seven first place finishes in Saturday’s loss to AMCC opponent Alfred State in the Lady Lions’ home opener. Dangelo earned first place finishes in the 100 Yard Butterfly (1:00.29), the 100 Yard Breaststroke (1:11.95), the 500 Yard Freestyle (5:26.88), and the 200 Yard IM (2:15.55).

Women’s volleyball

  • Grove City College 3, Penn State Altoona 0

Freshman outside hitter Jenna Bauer (Ebensburg, Pennsylvania/Central Cambria) put up 10 kills, 13 digs, two solo blocks, and two block assists in Penn State Altoona women’s volleyball’s loss at Grove City on Wednesday, Nov. 13, in the first round of the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III Championship Tournament.