What you missed: Colonel Athletics in brief

Mar. 3

WLAX: The Lady Colonels came up with their first win on the young season, defeating SUNY Maritime 13-4. Kyra Boccio and Jessyca Held combined for 11 points on eight goals and three assists.

MLAX: The Colonels, led by eight different players scoring at least a point, topped Alvernia, 13-4, to improve to 3-2 on the season. Nico Lorenzo scored 4 goals, John Wink scored 3, Matthew Bush and Nicholas Ruggiero scored 2, Jeremy Kachel and Connor Daly scored 1.

Mar. 4

MTEN: The Colonel’s opened up their spring break trip in Hilton Head sweeping their first two matches 9-0 against Nebraska Wesleyan and St. John Fisher. Courtney Murphy (6-2, 7-5), Artyom Nabokin (6-0, 6-0), Andrew Neidig (6-0, 6-1), Chris Maderitz (6-0, 6-1), Ryan Simon (6-3, 3-6, 10-6), and Jack Maline (6-3, 6-0) all won in their singles matches in the first match. The doubles teams of Murphy/Jonathan White (8-0, 8-3), Nabokin/Braddock Chow (8-4, 8-3), and Larry Scartz/Neidig (8-1, 8-2) won  both their doubles matches.

WTEN: The Lady Colonels opened up its spring break trip by sweeping their first two matches 9-0 against Nebraska Wesleyan and St. John Fisher. Dana Saliyev (6-1, 6-4; 6-2, 6-1), Erin Volutza (6-0, 6-2; 6-0, 6-0), Laura Zielinski (6-1, 6-0; 6-1, 6-2), and Sarah Malone (6-1, 6-1; 6-2, 6-0) all won both their singles matches on the day. Doubles teams of Vasarkovy/Saliyev, Francesa Varela-Seri/Zielinski and Volutza/Brittany Stanton won both matches on the day.

SOFT: Gracen Staunton capped a four-run seventh inning rally with an RBI single for the Lady Colonels as they defeated Shenandoah 10-9 in the second game of a double-header to open up their spring break trip. Wilkes dropped the first game 9-2.

BASE: Led by sophomore Matt Amaral pitching six solid innings and only allowing 2 earned runs, the Colonels beat up on Lehman College, 18-5 to open up spring break action in Mrytle Beach. Ten Colonels had at least one hit in the game with this week’s Athlete of the Week, sophomore Matt Reinert, going 4-for-4 with 4 RBIs.

Mar. 5

SOFT: The Lady Colonels defeated SUNY Polytechnic Institute 9-3 before falling 2-0 to Eastern Mennonite University in the second game on the day. Freshman Celine Podlesney pitched a gem, going the whole 7 innings, allowing no earned runs and striking out three in the first game.

BASE: Wilkes shut out Mount Aloysius and knocked 16 hits in an 11-0 victory, as junior Jeremy Worlinsky pitched a solid 6 innings with 2 strikeouts. Juniors Matt Maranca, Zach Metz, and freshman Andrew Indzonka, all pitched one shutout inning each. Sophomore Matt Reinert and freshman Vincent Uzzi led the Colonels with three RBIs each.

Mar. 6

MTEN: The Colonels dropped their first game of the season, falling 6-3 to Methodist University. Juniors Courtney Murphy and Jonathan White recorded the only singles and doubles victories on the day for the Colonels.

WTEN: The Lady Colonels dropped their first game on the season, falling 9-0 to Methodist University. No. 1 doubles team of junior Jordan Vasarkovy and sophomore Dana Saliyev came the closest to a victory as they battled to a 9-7 defeat.

SOFT: The Lady Colonels came up with a come-from-behind walk-off victory in their first game on the day against Penn State Harrisburg. With two runners on in the last of the seventh inning, sophomore Kaliyah Moore drove in freshman Britny Jumalon with an RBI single to tie the game. Junior Haley Welker then knocked a change-up to left-center to drive in sophomore Gracen Staunton to walk it off for Wilkes. In the second game, the Lady Colonels  knocked 14 hits on the way to a 8-1 victory against Regis College. Sophomore Celine Podlesney, junior Haley Welker, freshman Jordyn Kondras, and Staunton finished with two hits each

BASE: The Colonels smashed 12 hits and drove in 10 in a 10-6 victory over Eastern Mennonite. Sophomore Matt Reinert continued his hot start to the season, going 2-for-3 with 3 RBIs. Freshman Matthew Konikow earned the vicotry pitching 5 innings and only allowing 2 runs.

Mar. 7

BASE: The Colonels suffered their first loss of the season, falling 11-1 to Penn State Harrisburg. Senior Jarret Clymer and freshman Nick Pronti each smasheed two hits. Clymer drove in the only run for the Colonels when he singled in the top of the fourth to bring home senior Joe Champi.

Mar. 8

SOFT: A five-run second inning for the University of Mary Washington doomed the Lady Colonels as they fell 10-2. Freshman Britny Jumalon, sophomore Gracen Staunton, and freshman Sydney Cogswell each recorded one hit, with Cogswell also driving in a run. In the second game against Mount Aloysius, the bats came alive for Wilkes in the fourth inning, as they erased a 4-0 deficit on the way to a 6-4 win. Freshman Jordyn Kondras drove in two runs, freshmen Britny Jumalon and Megan Magoon, sophomores Celine Podlesney and Sarah Gibson each drove in one.

MTEN: In their final day of the spring break trip, the Colonels were able to come up with two wins in the three matches, defeating Bridgewater College (6-3) and Catholic University (7-2).  All singles matches were won by Wilkes in both victories, with doubles team senior Gabriel Velez and junior Andrew MacDonald having the only doubles win for the Colonels in the final match.

WTEN: The Lady Colonels concluded their spring break trip with a 7-2 victory over Bridgewater College. Doubles teams Vasarkovy/Saliyev(8-5),Varela-Seri/Zielinski (8-4) , and Volutza/Statnton (8-6)  all won their doubles matches.

BASE: The Colonels fell to Penn College, 7-4, as they surrendered five runs over the last four innings. Freshman Michael Patrizio finished 2-for-3 with two RBIs and one walk.

WREST: Senior Matthew Grossman finished his career at the NCAA Championships, as he fell in both matches at Baldwin Wallace University in Cleveland, OH.

BASE: The Colonels dropped their final game of spring break to Catholic University, 15-5.

WLAX: The Lady Colonels fell 14-7 to Purchase College in their first road game on the season.

MLAX: Junior John Wink and freshman Nico Lorenzo combined for 12 points as the Colonels had a huge second half to outlast Neumann University, 18-12.

Mar. 11

MTEN: The Colonels dropped Yeshiva University 8-1, as Murphy, Nabokin, White, Maderitz, and Simon won their singles matches.

Mar. 13

WLAX: Despite six goals from junior Kyra  Boccio, the Lady Colonels fell to Keystone College, 9-6.

Mar. 14

MLAX: A late rally by Wilkes fell just short, as the Colonels fell 11-10 to Moravian College. Junior John Wink led all scorers with four goals.

Mar. 15

WLAX: Wilkes was outscored in the second half, 6-1, to Old Westbury, as they fell 13-5. Senior Jessyca Held led the Colonels in scoring with three goals.

MVB: The Colonels dropped all three matches to Lehman College 25-12, 25-13, and 25-22.

Mar. 17

MVB: Junior Jones Mensah’s career-high were not enough in a 3-1 loss at Alvernia (25-15, 25-20, 23-25, 25-21). Senior Danny Sales also posted his fourth double-double of the season with 21 assists and a career-high 19 digs.

WLAX: Junior Krya Boccio (3), freshman Ashley Burkhardt (5) and sophomore Jessyca Held (3) combined for 11 of 12 goals in a 17-12 loss at Mount Saint Mary.

BASE: The Colonels split a MAC Freedom doubleheader with Eastern. Wilkes took game two 9-5 after dropping game one 8-4. Freshman Nick Pronti blasted a two-run double and a three-run home run in game two.

Mar. 18

BASE: In a game moved to Eastern due to poor playing conditions, Wilkes took game three and the series 2-1 by defeating the hosting Eagles. Senior Joe Champi and freshman Michael Parizio hit a combined 6-for-8 with three RBIs and three runs scored in the win.