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ALDEN SCHOLARS: Allegheny’s honors go unnoticed By ELAINA MERCATORIS News Editor email@example.com
Nearly 60 percent of students who received an Alden Scholar award for the 2010-2011 academic year did not know what it was upon receiving it for the first time, according to a poll conducted by The Campus. “I guess that’s an indication that we need to get the word out a little bit more and try to do something more with it because it is an academic honor,” said Dean of the College Linda DeMerrit, whose office helps distribute certificates for the awards. Recipient Anna Good, ’13, didn’t think the award is taken seriously. “I had no idea what it was, and while it’s nice to have that piece of paper, if it does nothing for me, I don’t really care,” she said. “I don’t see what the point of it is except to tell you what you already knew: that you had a GPA above a certain amount.” Students with a 3.2 grade point average over the course of the academic year qualified to be an Alden Scholar. Students with a 3.8 GPA qualified as Distinguished Alden Scholars. The Alden Scholar program is Allegheny’s version of a Dean’s List, similar
to Kenyon College’s Merit List. Other schools in the Great Lakes Colleges Association have official Dean’s Lists. Denison College’s honors students with GPAs of 3.7 or higher on their Dean’s List while Wooster’s minimum is 3.65. A Dean’s List began at Allegheny in the 1930s as a list of students with B averages, the equivalent of a 3.0. Former President Lawrence Pelletier created the Alden Scholar program in 1958. After receiving an Alden Scholar certificate, Sara Mi-
trano, ’13, still didn’t know what it meant to be an Alden Scholar. “If you’re a first time Scholar, they should put in a little sheet of paper that explained what it was,” she said. “It lets students know the administration is aware of student achievements.” On the other hand, Andrew Raker, ’12, thought a change in title would be a better solution. “Considering that the award is only a piece of paper, one might just as well call the award the Dean’s
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Colleges host No Impact Week By CHELSEA FLEISCHMAN News Co-editor firstname.lastname@example.org
CODY MILLER/THE CAMPUS Author of the book “No Impact Man,” Colin Beaven spoke on Monday night in Shafer Auditorium as part of No Impact Week. His talk was also given at Gannon and Ediboro Universities this week.
Allegheny held No Impact Week this week as part of a larger event that includes Edinboro University and Gannon University. The larger Erie No Impact Week was designed to be a competition between local colleges and universities. Sustainability Coordinator Kelly Boulton said she organized No Impact Week’s events over the summer. Boulton said she oringially wanted to get other campus groups involved such as Greek Life and Religious Life, but she couldn’t get a hold of anyone over the summer. Once school started, she said there just wasn’t enough time to schedule meetings with everyone, especially since the
event was set to be the first week of October. She said that despite the synchronized schedules and collaborative effort between the three schools, the week was treated as an individual event. “If you compare Edinboro to Allegheny, it’s totally different student bodies, totally different sizes,” she said. “The weeks are very different, but we are doing things to overlap.” Each of the three schools began the week with a talk by Colin Beavan, author of No Impact Man. The Black Family Foundation, an Erie based nonprofit organization, invited Allegheny, Gannon, and Edinboro to participate in this week’s initiative. According to director of operations Devin Redinger,
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Hellogoodbye to play in November By RACHEL GIESEL Contributing Writer firstname.lastname@example.org
The band Hellogoodbye will perform at Allegheny Nov. 5 as part of GAP’s entertainment events schedule for the year. The concert will be held in Shafer Auditorium. Tickets will go on sale the day after fall break and will be sold for $5 each. The first day of ticket sales are buy one get one free. GAP President Natalie Curtis said the organization decided to bring a more well-known band to campus this year in-
stead of the smaller bands that the majority of students were unfamiliar with. In order to increase student excitement and participation, GAP agreed to bring a more popular band to campus. “We’re hoping Hellogoodbye brings a larger student body audience interested in coming to the event,” Curtis said Hellogoodbye was chosen from a list of possible bands in the given price range. Curtis said the 233 members of GAP received an e-mail asking them
to choose the band they would most like to see. The majority of those that responded said Hellogoodbye was their number one choice and GAP finalized the decision Curtis also wanted to stress that this is not the major concert of the semester. There will be other concerts and events in addition to Hellogoodbye, although no other events have been announced.
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IMPACT the nonprofit started collaborating with Edinboro University to create the Erie No Impact Week after they funded Beavan’s presentation at the university in 2009. He said the organization has been funding green projects for more than ten years. The presentation at Edinboro was the first time their organization had heard of Beavan. “Everything he was working on ran right along with the projects we were working on at the time,” he said. More than 130 students, faculty, and community members attended Beavan’s talk in Shafer Auditorium Monday night. He spoke at Gannon University earlier
from page 1 that day, and finished his Erie tour at Edinboro University on Tuesday. “There was a great audience there [Gannon], very kind and polite and they laughed at my jokes-the same thing as here,” Beavan said. “There were a lot of thoughtful questions afterward.” Dr. Michelle Homan, assistant professor of environmental science at Gannon, said that she was surprised by the turnout for Beavan’s talk. “Colin had asked me how many people I though would show up for his talk and I said ‘Oh, I don’t know, 75’,” she said. “We had about 250 people show up.” In an email, associate
professor at Edinboro University Dr. Melissa K. Gibson, said that about 800 students attended Beavan’s presentation on Tuesday. “Colin’s presentation was focused for our FirstYear Experience program,” she said. “The rest of our [No Impact Week] activities were open to campus and community.” Program director for the No Impact Project Lilly Belanger said in an email that more students have already registered for the project online for part two than had signed up for part one. As of Tuesday afternoon, she reported that there were roughly 1500 registrants. All three schools also planned a “No Impact Man” film screening and night of
smoothies made from bicycle-powered blenders. Boulton said she first mentioned the idea to Gibson and Homan in one of their summer meetings. “The smoothies started here,” she said. “They truly thought that it was so cool, of course, because it really is.” The bicycle-powered blenders were also a featured event in last October’s campus-wide energy challenge. No Impact Week is the kickoff for Allegheny’s energy challenge. Boulton said she and the Eco-Reps haven’t finalized the event’s agenda yet.
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North Village II featured in photo shoot By ALEXANDRIA DeMERITT Contributing Writer firstname.lastname@example.org
Photographers returned to North Village II on Wednesday to conduct a photo shoot featuring redesigned students’ room. The photos will be used to promote the residence hall’s designing firm, WTW Architects. Barton Schindel is the designing architect of North Village II. He said that the images from Wednesday’s photo shoot will be used as stock photos for not only WTW Architects, but also its parent company, Massaro Corporation. North Village II residential assistants first informed their residents of the photo shoot opportunity through an email, sent September 29. Photographers took preliminary pictures last Friday. Of the nine rooms that applied, a single room and two quads were selected. “I was really excited to find out that they did to my room,” said North Village II RA Rachael Jander, ‘14, one of the students whose room was selected for the photo shoot. “When I first moved in, I thought of many different [design] concepts [for her room] and it is nice to see others.” Sarah Knight, Area Coor-
KATIE McHUGH/THE CAMPUS LEFT: Students Sarah Wilhelm ’12, Jen Kuneman ’12, Ben Turin ’12 and Jen Kuneman ’12 pose in North Village II. RIGHT: Photographer Ed Massery conducted the photo shoot.
dinator for North Village, said that additional decorations were supplied for the shoot. “As part of that process for taking the photos, [WTW Architects] offered to help supplement some of the student’s
own decorations.” She also said that students featured in the shoot were allowed to keep any extra decorations. Past photo shoot decorations have included area rugs
for the 2010-2011 year. DeMerrit said the reinstatement of a banquet dinner has never come up. Currently, the names are posted online and in the honors convocation and commencement ceremony programs. Alden Scholars receive a certificate in the mail while Distinguished Alden Scholars receive the same certificate in addition to a letter and a book prize. Although the title Distinguished Alden Scholars was used in their letter, the certificates for Alden and Distinguished Alden Scholars remained the same. The course catalogue does not indicate a difference between the two. DeMerrit recognized this as a problem, and said the first step is to change the title on the certificates and in the course catalogue to Distinguished Alden Scholar instead of only Alden Scholar. “It’s much more compet-
Marshalls. They also used their own personal textbooks as additional props. Other students felt that the photo shoot was a good idea and particularly liked that students could keep the decora-
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List because that is essentially what the Alden Scholar award is,” he said. Raker, who knew about the award before receiving it, recognized a more problematic situation. “I think the bigger difficulty might be for people unfamiliar with the college, who don’t know who Timothy Alden was or what an Alden Scholar is,” he said. “Some employers may sense the distinction while others may just question what it is.” The name Alden Scholar has never been addressed as a problem, DeMerrit said. Upon creation of the program in 1958, winners were announced at a special ceremony, and later at a dinner, until this stopped in 1998. DeMerrit and her secretary Samantha Stephens recalled that the banquet dinner was discontinued because of low attendance from students. Approximately 600 students received both awards
and window dressings. Julie Amsdell and Jamie Stoltz were both on the photo shoot team. They said that approximately $500 was budgeted for the decorations that they purchased from IKEA and
itive,” she said. Raker wanted even more recognition for the students who qualified for the Distinguished Alden Scholar award each year. “I think there could be more emphasis placed on how difficult it is to pull off a 3.8 average,” Raker said. Good felt that the announcement is downplayed. “I think that if they want it to be a big deal, they should make a bigger deal about it,” she said. “I’ve never seen anything about Alden Scholars anywhere except for on the certificate.” DeMerrit cited a reason for this: unlike other honors, students don’t have to submit an application. “You’re going to get it if you meet the criteria,” DeMerrit said. “Since you don’t have to apply, it probably makes it below the radar screen, but you find out about it when you receive it.”
tions. “The school provides us with a certain amount [of furniture],” said Ley Hunter, ’14, said. “Since we have so much space, the walls sometimes look empty.”
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“Moneyball” swings, strikes out Film’s message, development fail to inspire Reviewed by ERIN BROWN Contributing Writer firstname.lastname@example.org
“Moneyball” is a decent film and it’s moderately entertaining, but it’s nothing exceptional. Its basic premise, that “statistics triumph over all,” defeats the feel-good humanist message it attempts to convey. The film follows the failed major-leaguer turned general manager of the Oakland Athletics Billy Beane (Brad Pitt) as he attempts to bring the team back from the loss of three key players to higher paying teams. He employs Peter Brand (Jonah Hill), a nerdy Yale economics graduate, to rebuild the team based on a system of complex analysis that narrows players’ skills down to a single number by which they can be compared. Beane fights against the traditional approach to baseball and brings in underrated players that other scouts disregarded. “Moneyball” is definitely the story of an underdog, but director Bennett Miller and screenwriters Steven Zaillan (“Schindler’s List”) and Aaron Sorkin (“The Social Network”) focus too much on Beane and totally minimize the players themselves. In doing this, they miss a major opportunity to pull on heartstrings. The team members’ struggle to overcome
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It’s that time of year again, when the weather turns, the leaves change, people carve pumpkins and I buy candy corn. Fall has officially arrived, and this means I’m already obsessed with pumpkin-flavored everything. My mom makes an easy, delicious pumpkin bread, so I asked her for the recipe. Muffins are much simpler and quicker to eat, so I decided to attempt the bread recipe in muffin tins. Go to the store and buy a can of pumpkin now. Granted, when I went to Tops two weeks ago, they didn’t
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their designations as supposedly inferior players and win would have added to the whole underdog struggle and might have made a great sub-plot. The focus on Beane at the expense of the other characters definitely detracts from
the film, but Pitt’s performance helps to redeem the film’s emotion. Brad Pitt dominates the movie and mesmerizes as Beane. His boyish charisma charms the audience into actually car-
have any yet. Buy a 3-lb. can so you can make pumpkin muffins, pumpkin cookies, and pumpkin bread. Insert raisins or chocolate chips for a twist. Don’t be like me and forget that you need a can opener for this recipe! If you don’t own muffin trays, buy disposable aluminum baking pans but don’t dispose of them. I use paper cup liners for muffins and just wash my bread pans and reuse them. Otherwise, you’ll need the baking basics: sugar, oil, eggs, flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt, in addition to cinnamon and allspice. First, preheat your oven to
325 degrees Farenheit. Combine 1 cup of sugar and ½ cup of oil in a fairly large bowl. Add the two eggs, one at a time, beating after each. Add 1 cup of pumpkin and mix well. In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients: 1 2/3 cup flour, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1/2 teaspoon allspice (which, for the record, is a spice of its own, not a bunch of spices mixed together). Add the dry bowl to pumpkin mix, stirring just until it’s combined. Be careful not to over-mix. Spoon batter into muffin pans, and place in the oven. The kitchen and surrouning area will smell as lovely as fall itself. The original bread recipe bakes for an hour in the same temperature, but because I used muffins, I began checking them at a half hour. I took them out after 45 mi nutes, partly because I like my baked goods moist and partly in fear of drying them out. But they turned out to be the perfect consistency for me. They could take a little longer than 45 minutes though, pending your consistency preferences. Test them by sticking a toothpick or fork down the middle of one. If it comes out clean, they’re done! My batch made 15 muffins, so share the goods with your friends as soon as they’re out of the oven. Save a few for later to eat for breakfast or a midnight snack.
ing about what is otherwise a rather dull story, and his interactions with his teen daughter (Kerris Dorsey) are the most genuinely touching aspect of the whole film. The film feels generally underdeveloped. “Moneyball” leaves me with too many questions. I wonder whether Brand has any kind of life outside of his numbers and what, if anything, Beane’s perpetual flashbacks to his days as a failing majorleaguer have to do with his drive to implement statistics instead of traditional scouting. The ending is less touching than it should be when Beane turns down the largest offer in history to work for another team simply because he promised himself after turning down a full ride to Stanford for a position in the major league that he would never make a decision based on money again. Sure, money isn’t everything, but it seemed like one heck of an opportunity to me, and he never seemed to have much affection for any of the people at the Oakland A’s anyway. The film just leaves too much unexplained. “Moneyball” barely avoids striking out. The message is just not as warm and fuzzy as one would expect from a film about an underdog team.
CODY MILLER / THE CAMPUS With a pound of pumpkin, Elaina made over a dozen warm, sweet-smelling muffins to share with friends.
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enowned cookbook author Mollie Katzen, this year’s second Year of Sustainable Communities speaker, will bring a new approach to food education to campus this Tuesday. Katzen, author of titles such as the “Moosewood Cookbook” and “The Enchanted Broccoli Forest”, will give two separate presentations on sustainable cooking methods. With a focus on eating healthy and local - her first presentation is titled “What Does Eating Mostly Plants look Like? Hint: Not What You Think” - Katzen will provide a dinner table twist to the Year of Sustainable Communities. Professor Ishita Sinha Roy, member of the Public Events Committee, which is responsible for planning the Year of Sustainable Communites events, believes Katzen’s event will show students that it’s possible to eat healthy, no matter where their food comes from. “Mollie’s particular appeal is that she talks to younger people about how you can live in a dorm, have a meal plan, and still make good choices,” Sinha Roy said. “Two big obstacles of any social change action are the ease with which you can make these changes and access to the resources. This event shows that when it comes to making choices about smart eating, it can be easier than you think.” Director of Conference and Event Services Timothy Cooper also felt that Katzen’s experiences with her own children would provide a unique perspective for students. “She has kids who are college age right now, and so she should provide some interesting inside information from a personal and professional perspective,” Cooper said. Although Katzen’s books sometimes maintain a focus on vegetarianism, Sinha Roy noted that Katzen’s talks will be more broad. “[The event is] more the idea of promotion of local foods and healthy lifestyles,” Sinha Roy said. In addition to guiding students toward healthier eating habits, Katzen’s message will also be accessible to the Meadville community, said Cooper. One of her lectures, titled “The Great Food Flip: Toward a New Center of the Plate,” is open to the Meadville community and will target a broader audience.
Katzen Comes to Campus Cookbook author to focus on healthy local eang “This is a rural community; we have a lot of farmers around here,” Cooper said. “From an economic standpoint, keeping our dollars local is beneficial, and there’s an overriding benefit to having fresh produce get to the table quicker. It’s a selffulfilling cycle.” In recognition of the upcoming visit, Parkhurst organized various Katzen-inspired events this week such as “Mollie Monday.” On Monday and Tuesday, the dining halls featured granola bars, rice and pasta dishes and other items from Katzen’s recipe collection. “The idea is a takeoff of Mid-Week Madness, just for the week leading up to her event,” said Cooper. “It’s also to get people, students in particular, interested in eating healthy and knowing that there’s not a compromise.” Noreen Chatta, ‘15, is eager to learn about the lifestyle changes that could come from Katzen’s insight. “This [event] being about food directly relates to me and what I consume and my direct quality of life,” Chatta said. “An event like this can teach students to understand what it means to give themselves a higher quality of life and to take better care of themselves, since they’re the only ones who can.” Scott Schoffle, technical director of programming on campus, who helps faculty coordinate for the annual theme contract and execute the programming, said that Katzen’s event fits of the mold of the rest of the Year of Sustainable Abilities programming. “The interesting thing about this year is that it all kind of fits together,” Schoffle said. “With Colin Beavan relating some things about the environment and the real world, and Mollie coming in and discussing healthy lifestyles, to Bill McKibbin with 350.org having an interesting environmental standpoint...[their viewpoints are] what we’re really trying to represent this year.”
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Gator offense struggles in loss versus Spartans Football fumbles chance at win, falls to Case Western 17-10 By COLLEEN PEGHER Sports Editor email@example.com
The Gators suffered a loss to Case Western after a devastating fumble that resulted in a Spartan touchdown that sealed their 17-10 victory in the closing minutes of the game. “The defense had just come off the field after stopping Case Western on fourth down,” said senior linebacker Doug Williams. “We were all excited and thought we had won the game. Then we fumbled and I could just tell by the look on my fellow teammates faces and the way I felt. We were sick to our stomachs.” After a solid first half defensively, allowing only nine points in the first three quarters of play, the Gator defense thwarted a Case fourth-down attempt, leaving the Gator offense deep in their own territory with 1:21 left on the clock. After running two plays, Case’s Dan Calabrese hit tailback Brian Tamburlin, ’12, forcing a fumble that was carried 10 yards by Cary Dieter, putting the Spartans at the Allegheny five-yard line. With 45 seconds left on the clock, Case quarterback Erik Olson threw a three-yard touchdown pass, giving the Spartans the lead. Head coach Mark Matlak urged his team to get back on the field and do their best to recover. “I was thinking about where they had the ball and getting the defense back on the field,” said Matlak. “We used two timeouts to preserve some
time so that our offense had some time left on the clock so they had an opportunity to score. It worked out so that we had a Hail Mary pass with five seconds left to give ourselves a chance to tie the game.” Quarterback Jordan Fowler originally thought that Tamburlin was down, but the call stood. After a final failed Hail Mary pass attempt, the Gators were left to cope with what would be their third loss of the year, tying their total losses for all of last season. “My initial thought whenever the ball was fumbled was Brian may have possibly been down, but I did not hear a whistle,” Fowler said. “I had mixed emotions after the game. I felt absolutely horrible for our defense because they played their hearts out and did not deserve to lose.” On the defensive end, the Gators stopped five of seven fourth-down attempts by the Spartans. They also broke up six passes and recorded five sacks. Senior cornerback Travis Wilkins picked off a pass that helped the offense to score their only touchdown of the game, with fullback Tim Werley, ’13, taking it in from the one. “Our performance on defense was outstanding,” Williams said. “The effort level and the will to never give up were there. There were several times throughout the game that Case was driving on us and it came down to fourth down. I’m very proud of the defensive unit.” “The defense gave our foot-
Courtesy of LORI YACKMACK The last Gator victory came against DePauw on Sept. 17 (pictured above). Since then, the offense has struggled, scoring only 13 points total versus Wittenberg and Case Western in their last two matchups.
ball team a chance to win the game,” Matlak said. “They gave outstanding effort under adverse situations.” Fowler was disappointed with the offensive production. The Gator offense finished the game with a total of 150 yards, and earned eight first downs to Case’s 19. “Offensively we did not even deserve to be in the game at all with our performance,”
said Fowler. “But as a competitor you always hate to lose, so it definitely still hurt. Our performance on offense honestly was just sad.” The offense did succeed in producing one scoring drive which ended with a field goal by kicker Ryan Zipf, ’12, that would give the Gators a 10-9 lead. The drive was sparked by a 46-yard Fowler pass to senior tight end Max Kauert that put
the Gator offense at the Spartan one yard line. “The problem with the offense during the Case game was our inability to block,” Matlak said. “If our blocking improves then our offense will improve.” Fowler stressed the need for improvement on the offensive end. “I have been trying to think of why exactly we played so
badly on offense, and the only answer I can come up with was that we clearly were not prepared as well as Case Western was prepared,” Fowler said. “Everyone has to be accountable and prepare better this week in order for us to improve.” The Gators hope to rebound from their two-game losing streak this Saturday against Kenyon on the road at 1 p.m.
Men’s soccer defeats regional rival Behrend By MATT MASCOLO Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org
ALLEGHENY SPORTS INFORMATION The men’s soccer team bounced back from their loss against Denison last Saturday with a comeback win versus regional rival Penn State Behrend on Monday night, putting the Gators at 8-3 overall this season.
ANDREW CROFFORD /THE CAMPUS Senior Audra Batdorff helped the Gators take the Terriers to five sets.
ANDREW CROFFORD /THE CAMPUS Freshman Katelynn Long’s kill put the Gators up 25-24, allowing the Gators to take the first set in a match that went down to the wire.
The women's volleyball team battled Hiram Tuesday night, falling after five tough sets that ended in a 3-2 loss. The Gators will travel to Washington, D.C. this Friday to participate in the Gallaudet University Tournment this weekend.
After falling to conference foe Denison last Saturday, the men’s soccer team defeated regional rival Penn State Behrend at a final score of 2-1 at home on Monday night. Coming off the loss to Denison, the Gators were off to a shaky start against Behrend. “We didn’t really play well early,” said head coach Angelo Panzetta. “We made some adjustments at the half. I was really pleased with our effort and execution in the second half. We were much sharper.” As the first half came to a close, a goal by Behrend’s Jake Gamble allowed the Lions to take the lead, and left the Gators with their fourth consecutive scoreless half, their longest drought of the season. Going into the second half trailing 1-0, Allegheny quickly tied it up with a goal by junior Conor Azevedo from the assist of Andrew Miller, ’13. The matchup was a physical one, but the physicality benefitted the Gators with the ejection of Behrend head coach Dan Perritano. Lions midfielder Michael Liebdzinski was also sent to the locker room after gaining his second yellow card of the day. The Gators were also given two yellow cards during the first half when an argument broke out at midfield. Coach Panzetta was skeptical of the calls. “It was a physical game like always with teams down I-79, but that happens with regional rivalries,” said Panzetta. “Many of these kids played each other in high school and on club teams. It was more the way the refs handled the incidents that made it seem worse.” Goalkeeper John Lichina, ’14, also questioned the validity of the ejections. “The Behrend coach getting sent off was completely illegitimate because he was completely within his rights with
what he was saying,” said Lichina. “The referee wasn’t having it and kind of overreacted.” Despite their ten fouls, the Gators avoided any ejections. Captain Travis Tasker, ’13, applauded the Gators ability to stay in the game, even after their two yellow cards. “I was happy with the way we were able to keep our composure, but I honestly expect nothing less from our guys,” said Tasker. “Getting yellow cards and losing composure in big games won’t help us in the long run.” Tasker’s poise and leadership helped the Gators to prevail in the final minutes of the match. In the 85th minute, Tasker sent a cross to David Del Greco, ’13, at the top of the box. Del Greco kicked the ball over the head of an approaching defender to score his fourth game-winner of the season. Del Greco has been a bright spot for the Gators. He recently won NCAC Player of the Week and has six goals for the season in addition to being third in the league in scoring. “Dave transferring here has been a huge plus for us this year,” Panzetta said. “He’s had a major impact in every game.” “Dave’s had a huge impact on the team,” Lichina said. “He works really hard everyday. He’s scored a lot of goals for us this year. He’s definitely the highest scorer on the team and he pushes everyone else to work that much harder to get better.” The Gators will take their come from behind victory as they head west to Indiana this weekend to face the Little Giants of Wabash College. Both Allegheny and Wabash seek their second conference victory as the two teams jockey for position in the NCAC. The teams will face off Saturday at noon.