Colonel Athletics in Brief 10/9

Luke Modrovsky, Sports Editor

Oct. 3

WTEN: The Lady Colonels dominated in an 8-1 win against the University of Scranton. Jordan Vasarkovy, Francesca Varela-Seri, Dana Saliyev, Laura Zielinski and Brittany Stanton were all singles winners. The double teams of Vasarkovy/Saliyev, Varela-Seri/Zielinski and Stanton/Erin Volutza were winners in doubles competition.

WSOC: Courtney Stanley posted her fifth shutout of the season in a 2-0 victory over non-conference opponent Stockon. Goal scorers were Micaela Oliverio and Ema Sabovic.

WVB: The Lady Colonels fell to their cross-town rival King’s in straight sets, 15-25, 25-27 and 13-25. Alexis Morgan totaled 29 assists in the loss.

Oct. 4

MSOC: Tim Gallagher posted his fourth shutout of the year in a 2-0 victory over Lancaster Bible College. Camry Huff struck first at 17:39 before Cole Hefner added an insurance goal late in the second half at 77:54.

FH: In a tightly contested non-conference matchup where the Lady Colonels outshot visiting Elizabethtown on goal, 5-4, Wilkes could not find an equalizing goal in the 1-0 loss.

Oct. 5

WVB: See page 21.

Oct. 6

WSOC: See page 19.

Oct. 7

WVB: The Lady Colonels swept Lebanon Valley and Rutgers-Newark in their homecoming tri-match. Games scores were 25-6, 27-25, 18-25 and 25-20 and 25-20, 25-22 and 25-21, respectively. Alex Ferrier led the offense in the first match with 12 kills. Jamey Mikovich led the second match with 13.

MXC: Franco Balbuena ran the fifth best time in school history in 27:32.3 in the 8k event hosted by Desales. The Colonels finished 11th out of 28 teams at the event.

WXC: Lady Colonel Moriah Teed posted her career-best time of 26:39.9 to lead Wilkes. Wilkes would take 15th out of 22 teams.

MSWIM: The Colonels kicked off their 2017-18 campaign in a tightly contested non-conference battle with William Patterson. Wilkes dropped a 98-108, but saw numerous Colonels post first place finishes, along with three program records.

FB: See page 19.

FH: Wilkes handed Desales their first Middle Atlantic Conference Freedom loss of the season in a 1-0 win. Zoe Stepanski scored the game’s lone goal eleven minutes into the second half. Netminder Dallas Kendra posted her eighth career shutout, tying for third on the school’s all-time list with Margo Serafini ‘86. It was just announced that Serafini will be inducted into the Wilkes Athletics Hall of Fame.

MSOC: The Colonels dropped a 1-0 decision to give visiting FDU-Florham their first victory of the season. Wilkes dominated the game on the scorecard, but could not find the back of the net in the loss.