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February 19. 2013 4:51PM
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Misericordia's women's soccer team tied the school record for wins in a season and advanced to the NCAA Division III Sweet 16 with a 1-0 at Middlebury on Sunday.

Sam Helmsetter scored the lone goal of the game in the 21st minute with an assist by Laura Roney, and Maureen Ciccosanti and the Misericordia defense made it stand up as the No. 10 Cougars improved to 19-2-1 and earned a date with Ithaca.

That game will be played Friday or Saturday. Misericordia, which increased its winning streak to 11, hasn't lost since a 1-0 decision to Ithaca (19-1-2) a little over a month ago.

Helmstetter's 18 goals and 44 points are the second-highest single-season total in Cougars history, while Roney's 11 assists ties her for the team lead. She and Helmstetter share the Misericordia career assists mark with 33. Helmstetter also moved into a second-place with 121 career points.

Stevenson 2, Wilkes 1, OT

Kayla Curry scored 4:46 into overtime on an assist by Shannon McGuire to propel top-seeded Stevenson to a win over third-seeded Wilkes on Sunday in the ECAC South Region Championship game at Swarthmore College.

Wilkes concludes its season with a 12-5-5 record. The Colonels set school records for goals allowed (15) and team shutouts (12).

Wilkes broke open a scoreless game 27:46 into the first half when Jana Martin's shot deflected off a Stevenson defender and Krista Zawistowski kicked home the rebound for her first goal of the season.

Stevenson's Jamie Matlock tied the game at the 60:31 mark in the second half when she found the back of the net off an assist from Meaghan Williams.

FOOTBALL King's Kempa honored

King's sophomore wide receiver Dan Kempa has been named the Middle Atlantic Conference Offensive Player of the Week.

Kempa enjoyed a record-setting performance in King's 44-32 loss at Wilkes in the 17th annual Mayor's Cup game on Saturday. Kempa caught a career-high 10 passes in the game, the second highest single-game total in King's history, for a school-record 237 receiving yards.

He also equaled a school-record with three receiving touchdowns in the game. His touchdown catches were for 14, 31, and 51 yards.

Kempa also returned five kickoffs for 85 yards and had two punt returns for 17 yards as he posted 337 all-purpose yards in the contest. He was named King's Most Valuable Player in the game.

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