A forward focus

Lauren Brentlinger defends the ball during a match against Northwest Missouri on Wednesday, Oct. 19, in John Lance Arena. Photo by: Srikanth Korlapati/Collegio

Sohomore brings leadership, dedication to team Alex Mott | Collegio Reporter Lauren Brentlinger has proved to be a dedicated volleyball player during her time at Pitt State. The sophomore has helped the team earn several important wins, often leading it in kills and blocks. Brentlinger says her role on the team as a leader can be seen in her on-court performance. “I feel like I am there to consistently score points for the team,” Brentlinger said. “I’m not a huge vocal leader, but I would rather lead by doing my job and doing it to the best of my ability.” Brentlinger began playing volleyball when she was in eighth grade. “One of my friends asked…

Basketball begins

Garrett Mccollough | Sports editor The Gorilla basketball season opened with a pair of Division I exhibition games this week. The women traveled to Lincoln, Neb., to face the Cornhuskers on Sunday, Oct. 30, while the men faced the KU Jayhawks on Tuesday, Nov. 1. Both teams were able to keep the games close in the first half. Men’s coach Kevin Muff and his Gorillas were down by as many as 10 in the first half, but were able to claw their way back within two at the 4:20 mark. At the end of the half Pitt State was trailing 32-27, thanks to its defense and a balanced scoring attack, with seven different Gorillas scoring….

From soccer to cross country

Erica Testa and Bridgette McCormick cross the finish line at the Women’s annual Alumni Cross Country Meet at the Countryside Golf Course on Saturday, Sept. 10. FILE PHOTO

Amelia Mallatt | Collegio Reporter Alex Moase has become one of the younger forces for the Pitt State women’s cross country team. Moase, freshman from Lee’s Summit, Mo., says her passion for running started in her childhood when she played soccer in grade school. “I started running with the hope that it would help me improve in soccer,” Moase said. “When I got to high school I gave up soccer for running because I loved it so much. I ended up having a lot of success. I made it to state every year and was able to be a part of four-state championship team titles.” Moase says she had many colleges to choose from but…

It’s no game of luck

Amelia Mallatt | Collegio Reporter Junior Kaley Temaat from Dodge City started running cross country in high school and has become a lead runner on the Pitt State cross country team. “I didn’t know much about Pitt until my junior year of high school when my older sister decided to go to Pitt,” Temaat said. “She mentioned to me that the cross country team was pretty good, so I looked into it and came on a visit. I liked it so much that it wasn’t a very hard decision. The team was very welcoming and made it feel like a great place to be.” Many athletes in sports outside of cross country and track consider…