Colonel athletics in brief

Sept. 25

WTEN: The Lady Colonels concluded ITA Southeast Regional play hosted by the University of Mary Washington. Sophomore Dana Saliyev won in singles play in the first round 5-7, 6-1, 1-0, but then fell 6-2, 6-2 in the quarterfinals. Junior Jordan Vasarkovy went on to the singles championship but dropped both her matches. Sophomore Laura Zielinski dropped her opening match 6-1, 2-6, 1-0, and would make it to the consolation finals. Doubles team Saliyev and Vasarkovy would upset second seed Annika Kezman and Julia Kwedi of Salisbury in the championship bracket, 9-7, but would then fall 8-2 in the round of 16.

Sept. 26

WSOC: In its first game as a regionally ranked team since 2013, the Lady Colonels took on the University of Scranton. They would play the Royals to a 0-0 draw after double-overtime didn’t produce a winner. Goalie Courtney Stanley earned her third shutout of the season, and the Lady Colonels held a 12-6 shot advantage and a 5-1 shots-on-goal advantage.

FH: A comeback sparked by Sophomore Sarah Smith in the 47th minute would fall short as the Lady Colonels fell to the University of Scranton, 5-3. Smith was the first of three second-half goals for Wilkes. Junior Megan Kane, and freshman Maddie Kelley, with her first career goal, made the other two goals in the 67th and 70th minutes, respectively. Freshman Sarah Weisenfluh made eight goals in the defeat.

Sept. 27

MSOC: After winning two straight against Susquehanna and Stevenson, the Colonels would fail to find the back of the net in a 3-0 defeat at the University of Scranton. The Royals were able to get by goalie Tim Gallagher at 21:04, 30:19, and 31:00 in the victory.

WVB: In a hard fought battle with FDU-Florham, the Lady Colonels would fall in five sets, 25-18, 18-25, 20-25, 25-21, and 8-15. Sophomore Jamey Mikovich set a career high in kills with 21 and sophomore Juliet Betke set a career high in digs with 30.

Sept. 29

WSOC: The Lady Colonels capitalized on two corner kicks, one very early in the game, and the second in the 26th minute to outlast Delaware Valley 2-0. The first kick by senior Elena Denger, after being headed by two Aggie defenders, was headed in by freshman Elise Brubaker. Sophomore Haley Evans played in the second kick near freshman Catherine Gregoire, as an Aggie defender headed the ball out. Luckily enough, the ball went right to a waiting Denger, who shot the ball in from seven yards out, for her second goal on the season.

Sept. 30

FH: Two first half goals by junior Haley Gayoski and junior Megan Kane were not enough for the Lady Colonels, as FDU-Florham scores three unanswered goals in the second half to come up with a 3-2 victory.

MXC/WXC: Men’s cross country team finishes 13th of 22 and Women’s cross country team finishes 21st of 25. Sophomore Franco Balbuena leads the way for the men’s side finishing 33rd overall, freshman Autumn Pedron finishes 121st overall to lead the Lady Colonels.

FB: Wade Rippeon finishes 17-of-28 for 112 yards, Shane Deemer rushes 15 times for 43 yards and one score, Garrett Armstrong goes for three catches for 25 yards, as the Colonels fall to Lycoming 34-7. Jordan Stiles and Bud Moyer lead the defense with 9 tackles and 8 tackles, respectively.

MTEN: The Colonels sweep Penn College in men’s tennis 9-0. Chris Maderitz opened the scoring for the Colonels with a 6-0, 6-0 victory. Ryan Simon followed with a clean sweep, Alec Levin then got the third victory. Jack Maline, Mark Ellis, and Matt Angara rounded out the victories.

WTEN: Jordan Vasarkovy opened up scoring for the Lady Colonels with a 6-0, 6-0 victory. Also scoring in the sweep were Francesca Varela-Seri, Brittany Stanton, Sarah Malone, Courtney McCowan, and Nicole Gaetani.

MSOC: The Colonels opened up MAC Freedom play at Delaware Valley with a 3-2 victory. Junior Camry Huff continued his impressive start to the season, scoring two of the Colonels’ three goals. Tim Gallagher came up with one save in the victory.

MGOLF: Senior Alex Anderson leads all scorers with a match-low score of 82 in the Colonel’s 364-384 victory over Penn State Wilkes-Barre.

WVB: Lady Colonel’s fall to Penn State Behrend in their first matchup of the day 25-21, 16-25, 15-25 and 20-25. The team also dropped another close matchup to Penn State Altoona 25-27, 25-11, 23-25 amd 20-25. Senior Alexis Morgan tallied 21 assists and 10 digs for a double-double against PSU-Behrend.