Colonel athletics in brief: Women’s soccer takes No. 1 seed in MAC

Oct. 22

MTEN: The Colonels take a clean sweep of the Middle Atlantic Conference Individual Championships with seven singles championships and four doubles championships. The total 11 championships gives the Colonels a MAC leading 40 singles titles and 24 doubles titles. The Colonels conclude their fall season on a high note and will remain idle until the Drew Invitational on Feb. 17-18.

Oct. 24

WSOC: After a scoreless defensive grudge match in the first half, junior Nicolette Towlen was finally able to find the back of the net in the 66th minute, which would up as the only goal, as the Lady Colonels defeated SUNY Cortland, 1-0. Junior goalie Courtney Stanley made three saves and tied a Wilkes season record with her ninth on the season.

WVB: In their MAC Freedom finale against Misericordia, the Lady Colonels were able to take the first set, but would drop three straight sets to lose the match 3-1. Sophomore Jamey Mikovich led the Lady Colonels with 13 kills and the back line with 16 digs.

Oct. 25

MSOC: The Colonels went off for six goals, five of them unanswered, to be victorious, 6-1, on Senior Night against Penn College. Ironically, however, there were no seniors who found the back of the net for the Colonels for any of the six goals. The goals were scored by junior Camry Huff (2), freshman Lucas Snedeker (2), freshman Jeffrey Eager-Heffner, and sophomore Kyle Bentz. Seniors did get in on the assist action with assists from David Sinegra (1) and Casey Ritsick (2).

Oct. 26

FH: See page 20.

Oct. 28

WVB: The Lady Colonels close their 2017 campaign with a sweep in their home tri-match. Wilkes avenged a 3-2 loss earlier in the year to Rutgers-Camden by starting the day with a four-set victory (25-22, 25-20, 17-25 and 25-22). Wilkes was led by big kills from senior Kayley Schinski and sophomore Jamey Mikovich to close out the set. The Lady Colonels finished their second game, against Utica, with a season-best hitting game. Wilkes posted a .305 hitting percentage on 39 kills with seven errors on 105 total attacks to sink Utica in straight sets (25-14, 25-18 and 25-16).

MXC: The Colonels placed eighth of 17 teams in the Middle Atlantic Conference Championships, hosted by Delaware Valley. The Colonels, led by sophopmore Franco Balbuena’s 23rd overall finish, totaled 281 points in the 8k event. Balbuena finished in 27:46.5 for the eighth fastest time in Wilkes history. He now owns seven of the top 10 times since 2008.

WXC: The Lady Colonels placed 13th of 16 teams in the Middle Atlantic Conference Championships, hosted by Delaware Valley. The Lady Colonels score 361 points in the 6k event. They were led by senior Moriah Teed (71st overall) with a time of 26:51.1.

MSWIM: The Colonels dominated in a home dual against Stevenson, 117-20. Freshman Jared Bryne led the charge by setting a new program record in the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:09.58. He also took first in the 50 freestyle in 22.44.

WSWIM: The Lady Colonels fall in a home dual against Stevenson, 104-61. Freshman Abby Keating posted a 2:09.49 first place finish in the 200 freestyle.

FB: Albright broke the hearts of the Colonel faithful by scoring with 15 seconds remaining in regulation for a final score of 26-23. The Wilkes defense played its best game of the 2017 campaign by limiting the Albright offense to 341 total yards, including a season-low of (-20) rushing yards.

WSOC: It would be youth who brought havoc to Purchase, Ny. as freshmen Catherine Gregoire and Elise Brubaker erase a 1-0 halftime deficit with one goal each. With the 2-1 victory over Manhattanville, Wilkes finishes their regular season at 5-1-1 in MAC Freedom action and their first number one seed in program history.

MSOC: The Colonels drop their season finale on the road against Manhattanville, 1-0. Neither team found the back of the net in the first half but it would be the Valiants finding the net for the lone goal of the contest.


WSOC: The Lady Colonels take their first top seed in program history.


10/31 vs. Desales, TBA

FH: The Lady Colonels secured the No. 3 seed in the MAC Freedom playoffs.


11/1 @ Misericordia, 7:00 p.m.