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October 06. 2013 11:19PM

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The District 2 Class 2A and 3A individual golf championships scheduled for Monday were postponed by the threat of impending rain.


The individual districts for both classes will instead be played starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday at Elmhurst Country Club in Moscow.


Holy Redeemer teammates Mariano Medico and Chase Makowski, coming off rounds of 74 and 75, respectively while leading the Royals to the District 2 Class 2A team championship during the weekend, will be two of the favorites in the Class 2A field.


Dallas’ Ryan Georgetti, Crestwood’s Joe Hurn and Coughlin’s Daulton Lentini will be among the players to watch in the Class 3A field.


HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS TENNIS


Wyoming Seminary 3, Abington Heights 2


The Blue Knights dominated singles play Sunday, sweeping the individual matches to defeat the Comets.


Wyoming Seminary was the top team in the WVC in Class 2A during the regular season, and Abington Heights was the best Class 3A team in the Lackawanna League.


Jacqui Meuser dropped just two games to win at No. 3 singles for Sem.


WOMEN’S COLLEGE TENNIS


Wilkes dominates MAC finals


The Wilkes University women’s tennis team captured four singles titles and three doubles championships at the Middle Atlantic Conference Individual Championships on Sunday.


Wilkes had champions at No.2 and No. 3 singles. Ashli Livermore recorded a straight set 6-1, 6-0 win over Brooke Rooney of Albright to claim the No. 2 crown. Kendra Croker posted a 7-5, 6-2 victory over Elizabethtown’s Kaitlyn Pellegrino in the final at No. 3.


At No. 5, Wilkes was guaranteed a winner as Anastasia English and Madison Salmon met in the finals. English prevailed 6-3, 6-3.


Amanda Rossi notched her second straight title at No. 6 singles beating teammate Alannah Denauski 6-4, 6-3 in the final.


In doubles competition, Ally Kristofco and Livermore cruised into the finals only to meet the top seed of Victoria Foanio and Ashley Sell of Albright. Wilkes prevailed in the final scoring an 8-6 win to capture the No. 1 pairs crown.


At No. 2 doubles, the Wilkes team of Croker/Gabrielle Dubruille won the title with an 8-2 victory over teammates Olivia Hewison/Denauski. Wilkes’ final championship in the event came at No. 3 doubles when Taylor Hoffman and English posted an 8-6 win over Lebanon Valley in the final.


King’s trio falls in semis


King’s saw all three of its semifinalists fall a match short at the MAC Championships.


In No. 2 singles, Sara Lynn dropped a marathon 2-6, 7-5, 10-7 heartbreaker to Brooke Rooney of Albright.


In the first doubles flight, King’s third-seeded team of Lynn and Madeline Griffin lost in the semifinal round by Ally Kristofco and Ashli Livermore of Wilkes by an 8-0 count.


In No. 2 doubles, King’s Emily Biffen and Katlyn Rossowski were eliminated Sunday morning by the top-seeded Kendra Croker and Gabrielle Dubruille of Wilkes 8-0.


COLLEGE MEN’S SOCCER


PSU Wilkes-Barre 5, PSU Mont Alto 2


Mark Bugelhollhad four goals to power PSU Wilkes-Barre to victory.


David Cavalieri added a goal for Wilkes-Barre (7-2-1, 6-2-1 PSUAC).


Misericordia 4, Delaware Valley 0


Misericordia got the scoring started early as junior Nick vonEgypt scored in the sixth minute off assists from Nick Ferguson and T.J. Schaefer on Saturday.


With a 1-0 lead intact after 68 minutes, the Cougars broke the game open. Colin Snyder scored a beautiful goal with some help from Jonathan Grybos and Trey Ziegler and they added an insurance goal in the 79th minute when Rob Wiacek scored off a corner kick from Kevin Matlon.


Misericordia sealed the 4-0 victory in the 84th minute when Matlon scored, unassisted.


FDU-Florham 3, King’s 2


King’s was never able to get a lead in dropping a road contest Saturday.


King’s knotted the score at 1-1 when Niall Croke struck net on a penalty kick at 18:40 of the second half.


The Devils scored twice to take a 3-1 lead, then King’s managed a final goal with 0:39 left when Eric Stanfield scored on a header off the foot of Chris Nygren.


Eastern 3, Wilkes 0


The Colonels opened up their 2013 Freedom Conference schedule Saturday with a loss. Despite being down 2-0 in the first half Wilkes was able to outshoot Eastern 8-5 and out-corner kick them 4-2.


Zach Johnson scored two goals for the Eagles, both off rebounds from Wilkes goalkeeper Dave Marr.


COLLEGE FIELD HOCKEY


Lynchburg 2, Wilkes 0


Wilkes dropped its second game in as many games Sunday in a neutral site matchup at Shippensburg.


Kelli Williams started the scoring for the Hornets with 1:08 remaining in the first half when Megan Tillou found her off a penalty corner. Catherine Rogerson added an insurance tally in the second half.


Alexis Reed had 12 saves for Wilkes. Despite the loss, Wilkes held a 16-11 advantage in penalty corners.


COLLEGE CROSS COUNTRY


King’s Men Take Eighth at Paul Short


King’s men’s cross country team placed eighth in the Paul Short Invitational White Division on Saturday. Crestwood graduate Robert Moulton was 10th individually. Due to extreme heat, the women’s race was canceled for the safety of the runners.


Moulton ran a 26:44 on the 8K race to top all King’s runners. T.J. Ferguson was 35th with a 27:55. Tim Lambert crossed 47th at 28:04. Steve Medina finished 104th with a 28:58; Nick Guarino was 112th at 29:04. Holy Redeemer grad Mitchell Ford was 136th with a time of 29:35. Wyoming Valley West alum Bennett Williams finished 166th at 30:23.


WOMEN’S COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL


Wilkes earns split


Wilkes split a pair of matches at the Middle Atlantic Conference crossover matches Saturday.


In the five-setter against Elizabethtown, Wilkes took the match by scores of 10-25, 25-21, 18-25, 25-21, and 15-12 in the deciding fifth set. Casey Bohan led the offense with 17 kills and four total blocks (two solo). Ally Paskas followed with a season-high 13 kills and 10 digs for her first collegiate double-double. Megan Powers led the passing game with a match-high 44 assists. Abigail Sanders finished with 18 digs defensively.


Widener claimed the final match of the four-match event over Wilkes by scores of 26-24, 25-20, and 25-18. Kelsey Yacko contributed a team-high 11 kills and one solo block. Marissa Mallory added 20 digs in the libero position.


HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS SOCCER


Wyoming Valley West 5, Wyoming Area 0


Alyssa Shaver had a hat trick as the Spartans won Saturday.


Carissa Bevan and Michaela Shonk each added a goal and an assist.


Paige Heckman and Bevan teamed for the shutout in goal.


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HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS SOCCER

Wyoming Valley West 5, Wyoming Area 0

Valley West`4`1`—`5


Wyoming Area`0`0`—`0


First half — 1. WVW, Alyssa Shaver (Caitlyn Hargrave), 29:45; 2. WVW, Michaela Shonk (Carissa Bevan), 26:39; 3. WVW, Bevan (Shonk), 18:16; 4. WVW, Shaver, 10:12. Second half — 5. WVW, Shaver (Rebecca Ritsick), 21:52.


Shots — WVW 23; WA 7. Saves — WVW 7 (Paige Heckman 4, Bevan 3); WA 18. Corner kicks — WVW 6, WA 5.


HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS TENNIS

Wyoming Seminary 3 Abington Heights 2

SINGLES — Nathalie Joanlanne (WS) d. Tyra Abdalla 7-6, 6-0; Madison Nardone (WS) d. Cierra Beck 6-3,6-2; Jacqui Meuser (WS) d. Caroline Mattise 6-0, 6-2.


DOUBLES — Katie Decker/Rachel Sometz (AH) d. Alex Cuddy/Megan Obeid 6-3, 6-2; Jessica Rickwood/Allie Pusateri (AH) d. Michaela Pezlova/ Christina Regis 2-6, 6-3, 7-6.




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