Colonel athletics in brief: the last two weeks of Wilkes fall sports

Alex Kielar, Staff Writer

Oct. 9

WVB: Senior Madison Scarfaro leads the Lady Colonel’s to 3-1 victory over Marywood with a career-high 16 kills. Set scores were 25-20, 25-19, 21-25, and 25-21.

Oct. 10

WSOC: Sophomore Delfina Bracchi hit a second half free kick to propel the Lady Colonels to a 1-0 victory over rival King’s. Junior goalie Courtney Stanley made two saves, one with just over three minutes left to record her seventh shutout in the last nine games.

Oct. 11

FH: Senior Marissa Surdy hits the game-winner 7:59 into overtime for her third goal of the game as the Lady Colonels defeat Widener 3-2.

WVB: Lady Colonels fall to Desales 3-1 with set scores 18-25, 27-25, and 26-28. Sophomore Jamey Mikovich led the match with 19 kills, senior Alexis Morgan led the match in assists with 41.

MSOC: Sophomore Cole Hefner is unable to capitalize on a tremendous opportunity as he beats the King’s goalkeeper but hits the crossbar in a closely contested 1-0 defeat. Junior goaltender Tim Gallagher made five saves for the losing Colonels.

Oct. 14

FH: Junior Hayley Gayoski made both goals for the Lady Colonels in a 2-0 win over Manhattanville, assisted by Junior Megan Kane and Senior Marissa Surdy. Junior goaltender Dallas Kendra made one save for her sixth victory of the season.

MXC: Freshman Blade Tirado led the Colonels with a time of 28:23.0 to come in 88th place overall as the Colonels placed 18th of 25 teams at the Gettysburg Invitational.

WXC: Freshman Autumn Pedron leads the Lady Colonels with a time of 26:58.2 to place 148th overall. The team placed 25th out of 31 teams, with five runners setting season-best times.

WSOC: The Lady Colonels fail to find the back of the net in a 2-0 loss against DeSales as their four-game winning streak is snapped. Shots on goal were equal in the contest with goalie Courtney Stanley making four saves for the Lady Colonels.

MSWIM: Led by freshman Justin Burda, freshman Jared Byrne, and the relay team of freshman Mike Pettit, freshman Tyler Deters, and junior Chase Osborne, the Colonels finished first of four teams with 752 points at the Colonel Splash and Dash Invite.

WSWIM: The Lady Colonels finished third with a total of 330 points, with Freshman Abby Keating setting new program records in the 100 butterfly and the 100 IM, finishing first with a time of 1:04.31 and third with a time of 1:05.88, respectively.

MSOC: The Colonels play to a double-overtime draw versus DeSales behind seven saves from junior goalkeeper Tim Gallagher for his fifth shutout of the season.

Oct. 15

WTEN: See page 19.

MGOLF: The Colonels finished in seventh place at the 2017 Gino Biondi Memorial Invitational with a two-day score of 676. Senior Alex Anderson led all Colonel scorers with a four-over 75 on day two and a combined 156 for the tournament.

Oct. 17

WVB: The Lady Colonels completed a 3-0 shutout victory of Delaware Valley with a 25-19 set three victory, overcoming an early 9-5 deficit in what would be the final set. Sophomore Jamey Mikovich led the match with 12 kills and 20 digs. Senior Alexis Morgan led the match with 28 assists. The Lady Colonels won the first two sets, 25-18 and 26-24, respectively.

MSOC: Tim Gallagher makes four saves in a 3-1 defeat at Misericordia. Freshman Shane Henehan found the back of the net for his first career goal in the 60th minute for the Colonels only goal of the contest.

Oct. 18

WSOC: See page 19.

FH: Junior Haley Gayoski found the back of the net with under two minutes left in the game to propel the Lady Colonels to 2-1 victory over rival King’s. Gayoski also hit the tying goal in the 47th minute assisted from junior Megan Kane. Junior Dallas Kendra made three saves in the victory.

Oct. 20

WVB: On the first night of the Colonel Clash Tournament, the Lady Colonels dropped a pair of 3-0 matches to Morrisville State College and Catholic University of America. Senior Alexis Morgan recorded her tenth double-double this season with 23 assists and 15 digs.

MSWIM: The Colonels fell to Arcadia 142-44 with all racers and relay teams finishing in no more than second place for the Colonels. The 200 free relay team of freshman Jared Byrne, sophomore Tyler Weatherby, freshman Tyler Deters, and freshman Nick Martino finished with a time of 1:33.41, just over one second shy of first place.

WSWIM: Freshman Abby Keating takes first place in the 200 IM with a time of 2:24.92, but the Lady Colonels fall 136-42 at Arcadia. 200 medley relay team of Keating, junior Morgan Williams, junior Allie Aspey, and sophomore Kyleigh Smeltzer finished second with a time of 2:05.38.

Oct. 21

FH: It might have been Senior Day, but it would the youth doing most of the scoring. Junior Megan Kane (2), freshman Maddie Kelley (1) and sophomore Gianna Gennetts (1) scored four out of the five goals. Senior Marissa Surdy rounded out the scoring action.

FB: In a what was expected to be an opportunity for the Colonels to pull off their first win, the FDU-Florham Devils had other plans in the MAC contest, defeating Wilkes 49-31.

MSWIM: The Colonels snatched their first victory of the season over Mount Saint Mary, 152-97. The relay team of sophomore Anthony Stampone, freshman Nick Martino, sophomore Tyler Weatherby and freshman Jared Byrne set a program record in the 800 free relay in 7:58.81.

WSWIM: The Lady Colonels fell to Mount Saint Mary in their home opener, 151-79. The  relay team of junior Morgan Williams, sophomore Kyleigh Smeltzer, freshman Abby Keating and junior Allie Aspey took second in the 200 medley relay in 2:07.07. Keating also finishes with two victories on the day, 50 freestyle in 27.36 and 500 freestyle in 5:43.02. Aspey placed first in the 100 butterfly with a time of 1:09.34.

MSOC: Alvaro Fernandez-Maldonado nets his first career goal with just 52 seconds remaining in the second overtime to lead Wilkes to a 1-0 win over Eastern. It was the first victory over Eastern since 2009.

WSOC: After 110 minutes of action, none of the combined 25 shots between the Lady Colonels and Eastern would find the net. The game ended in a tie after double overtime.