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McGrady’s two goals lift King’s to 10th consecutive win

WILKES-BARRE—Sarah McGrady scored two goals to lead the King’s College field hockey team to a 4-1 victory over Neumann College on Monday at Betzler Fields.

The win gives unbeaten King’s a 10-0 record, adding to its school record.

McGrady, a Nanticoke graduate, opened the scoring at 28:21 of the first half when she converted a pass from Megan Farrell into the first goal of the game. McGrady gave the Lady Monarchs a 2-0 halftime lead when she scored an unassisted goal with 59 seconds remaining.

Lindsay Sabo scored the Lady Monarchs final goal, marking her 52nd career goal, leaving her one goal shy of equalling Kelly Poncheri’s school-record 53 goals.

Wychock Player of the Week

King’s College field hockey star Debbie Wychock has been named the MAC Freedom Conference Player of the Week.

Wychock led the 17th ranked Lady Monarch’s to a 2-0 week, including a 2-1 victory over arch-rival Wilkes University.

In a 9-1 win over Arcadia, Wychock scored three goals with one assist. Against Wilkes, Wychock assisted on the first goal of the game and scored the winning goal off a penalty corner just 3:43 later to give King’s a 2-1 lead.

WOMEN’S SOCCER King’s 2, Cedar Crest 1, OT

Lisa McMillan scored two goals, including the game-winner in the second overtime, as the King’s College women’s soccer team posted a 2-1 victory over host Cedar Crest College.

King’s, which outshot Cedar Crest 26-4, tied the score at 1-1 when McMillan scored off an assist from Adrienne Stine.

After one scoreless overtime period, McMillan ended the game with a goal four minutes into the second overtime.

MEN’S SOCCER Proctor wins MAC honor

Wilkes goalkeeper Dominik Proctor has been named the Freedom Conference Goalie/Defender of the Week for his efforts in a pair of shutout victories for the Colonels.

Proctor, a Wyoming Valley West grad, was outstanding in net in helping the Colonels open the week with a 1-0 win over Lycoming. The senior stopped all six shots and kept the Warriors off the scoreboard.

On Saturday, he played a key role in Wilkes’ 1-0 win over Delaware Valley. Proctor had five saves against the Aggies. He has registered 52 saves this season, limiting the opposition to 0.82 goals per match. Proctor currently has a string of 203 consecutive minutes without giving up a goal.

WOMEN’S TENNIS Wilkes 8, Baptist Bible 1

The Wilkes University women’s tennis team continued its unbeaten streak, winning its 12th consecutive match.

Wilkes’ Xiaoqiao Zhang and Jotanna O’Connell won in singles and teamed for a doubles victory, while Kaitlyn Wetzel and Caitlin Kelly did the same.

Misericordia 8, Eastern 1

Misericordia won all but one match, as Sherri Bell, Maura Haupt, Blaire Lord and Sarah Golis were all doubles winners for the Cougars, who improved to 7-3 overall and 6-2 in the PAC.

CROSS COUNTRY Beecher top PAC runner

College Misericordia cross country standout Steve Beecher has been named the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference Runner of the Week.

Beecher, the defending PAC cross country champion, finished second at Misericordia’s second annual Cougar Classic in a time of 20:04, helping lead the Cougars to a first-place finish.

HIGH SCHOOLS GOLF Crestwood 174, Nanticoke 205

Crestwood’s Jim Jeckell medalled with a score of 41 at par-36 Blue Ridge Trail’s “Blue Nine.” Joe Popowycz (42), Sean White (45), Josh Popowycz (46) and Shane Bonar (48) followed to clinch the Southern Division title while finishing undefeated (12-0) for the second consecutive season.

For Nanticoke, Justin Agustini had a 45 while Tyler Shipp (49), Rob James (52) and Dave Yezefski (59) also scored.

TENNIS Dallas 5, Wyoming Area 0

Erica Lisses, Paige Kyle and Rachel Schaub each won their singles matches for Dallas.

Alicia Evans and Kristen O’Brien won at first doubles, while Claire Mitchell and Danielle Harding won at second doubles.

Pittston Area 4, Bishop Hafey 1

Pittston Area swept the singles points with straight set wins from Jess Brogna, Maria Cometa and Morgan Fereck.

Emily Skuba and Anne McAndrew won in straight sets at first doubles for Bishop Hafey.

Tunkhannock 3, MMI 2

Tunkhannock’s doubles teams of Nicole Wooten and Julia Sherry and Nicole Stroney and Ciera Rosario swept the doubles points with straight-set wins.

Nathalie Kocon and Anna Loshakov won in straight sets at first and second singles in MMI’s losing effort.

Coughlin 5, Seton Catholic 0

Coughlin’s Katie Barry, Taylor Popple and Lora Chronowski all won in straight sets to sweep the singles points.

Berwick 5, GAR 0

Katie Lynn, Andrea Malatesta and Kaitlyn Ide had wins at first, second and third singles, respectively as Berwick improved to 10-0.

WVW 3, Hazleton Area 2

Jamie Cybulski and Emily Dekmar won at first doubles for Wyoming Valley West, which improved to 8-2. Imani Holcumb and Nicole Molino won at second doubles.

Aubrey Klesh and Nemahun Vincent both picking up singles wins for Hazleton Area.

VOLLEYBALL Abington Heights 3, MMI 0

Jamie Holloran led Abington Heights to a 25-9, 25-4, 25-14 victory with five kills, one block and three digs. Courtney Grzech added 19 digs and one kill, and Dana Hodge recorded 10 assists, 18 service points and six aces.

For MMI, Becky Price had five digs and two aces, and Bridget Hine tallied five service points.

Hanover Area 3, Coughlin 0

Marylou Pavlick had 15 service points and 15 digs to lead the Hawkeyes to victory over the Crusaders by scores of 25-9, 25-10, 25-22. Kelly Evans added six kills, 10 service points and 10 digs, while Jessica Ozmina had nine service points, seven assists and six digs.

Robin Tlapa paced Coughlin with 16 digs and three paces, while April Poplawski added four kills, 21 digs and two aces.

Lake-Lehman 3, Hazleton 1

Marissa Harrison had 10 kills, two digs and four aces to lead the Black Knights to victory over the Cougars by scores of 11-25, 25-15, 25-22, 25-14. Megan Devine added 11 kills and eight service points, while Leanne Grabski had five kills and one block.

Nanticoke 3, Bishop O’Reilly 0

Sarah Acker had 17 kills, four service points and two aces to lead the Trojans past the Queenswomen by scores of 25-13, 25-18, 25-18. Aly Byorick added 15 kills, 10 digs and two aces, while Amy Robacheski pitched in with 11 assists and two service points.

Erica Krakoski paced Bishop O’Reilly with eight kills, four blocks and six service points.

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