Seton Hill calls off rest of women's lacrosse season

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From local and wire dispatches

Seton Hill University canceled the remainder of the women's lacrosse season Friday after a bus accident March 16 on the Pennsylvania Turnpike killed a coach, her unborn son and the bus driver.

The athletic department said in a release: "Due to concern for the physical health and emotional well being of our student-athletes, Seton Hill University and its [athletic] [department] has decided to cancel the remainder of the 2013 women's lacrosse season. The team had five games remaining to be played on its schedule."

Twenty-three people, including the driver, players and coaches, were aboard when the eastbound bus crashed near Carlisle. The team was en route to an afternoon game with Millersville University.

Head coach Kristina Quigley, 30, of Greensburg, and two other injured passengers were flown by helicopter to Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Quigley died there. She was six months pregnant and her unborn son did not survive. The driver, Anthony Guaetta of Johnstown, died at the scene.

The team had not played since the accident. Seton Hill began the season 3-1.

College football

Robert Morris announced its 2013 football schedule in what will be Joe Walton's final season as coach after 20 years.

The Colonials open the season Aug. 29 under the lights at Eastern Kentucky. The game will be full of firsts for the Colonials as it marks their inaugural against the Colonels, their first game on a Thursday in program history and the first time they will play in August.

Robert Morris' home opener will be at noon Sept. 7 against Morgan State.

The Northeast Conference schedule kicks off at 6 p.m. Oct. 19 against rival Duquesne on homecoming weekend. The Colonials then play at defending NEC champion Wagner Oct. 26.

Robert Morris wraps up its spring season at 1 p.m. April 20, with its annual spring scrimmage at Joe Walton Stadium.

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