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Wilkes falls short of upset bid vs. Messiah

Second-ranked Messiah got a goal from Patrick Lenehan with 6:04 remaining to post a 2-1 win over the Wilkes men’s soccer team Tuesday at Ralston Field.

Wilkes took an early lead over the two-time national champions when Adam Curry beat Messiah goalkeeper Dustin Shambach to put the Colonels on top 1-0 in the first half.

But Messiah would tie it up in the 55th minute on a Dan Visser goal before Lenehan’s winner.

King’s 3, Marywood 0

King’s opened the scoring just seven minutes in when Ryan Symons knocked in an unassisted goal.

The Monarchs would stretch the lead to 2-0 10 minutes later when Jordan Miller scored unassisted. Brandon Heller also scored for King’s.

WOMEN’S SOCCER Eastern 4, Misericordia 0

Misericordia surrendered three second-half goals and suffered its first Pennsylvania Athletic Conference loss of the season.

Jemial Najjar-Keith and Jen Gregorowicz combined for six saves in goal for the Cougars.

FIELD HOCKEY Wilkes 8, St. Vincent 0

Diana Wright had two goals and an assist and Lauren Risser added a pair of tallies to lead Wilkes.

Kristina Naveira, Jennifer Keegan, Devon McKay and Alyssa Koncelik also scored for the Lady Colonels, who dominated the game with a 30-0 shots advantage.

WOMEN’S TENNIS Misericordia 9, Keystone 0

Sherri Bell, Amy Jayne, Maura Haupt, Cara Callanan and Tanya Bernacki were all doubles winners for the Cougars.

King’s 6, Marywood 3

Kristen Hunter, Brittany Turnbaugh and Jackie Dunn were winners in both singles and doubles for the Lady Monarchs.

BASEBALL Penn State Wilkes-Barre 14, Penn College 13

Pittston Area graduate George Bidwell was the winning pitcher and went 2-for-4 with four RBI and a two-run home run to lead Penn State Wilkes-Barre. Tracy Blaine (Northwest) was 2-for-5 with three RBI.

HIGH SCHOOLS GIRLS’ TENNIS Hanover Area 5, Bishop Hafey 0

Stephanie Podczasy, Emily Mullen and Andrea Kordek won their singles matches easily, dropping a combined nine games.

Crestwood 3, Seton Catholic 2

Cassie Bowman won at first singles for Crestwood. Jillian and Allison Harford won at first doubles, while Claire Gothreau and Laura Barna won at second doubles.

Pittston Area 3, GAR 2

The teams of Jillian Luckasavage/Marissa Marano and Angie Smirne/Megan Arbruster both won their doubles matches for Pittston Area. Morgan Fereck won at third singles for Pittston Area.

SOCCER Dallas 5, Tunkhannock 0

Kevin Pierce had a pair of goals and an assist to lead the Mountaineers, who were ranked ninth in the newest Pennsylvania Soccer Coaches Association poll, released Monday.

Billy Barnes, Chuck Youngman and David Luksh also netted scores for Dallas.

The Mounts will resume their suspended game from Sept. 27 against Coughlin at 4:15 p.m. today.

Wyoming Seminary 1, Crestwood 0 (OT)

Kevan Nagle scored midway through the overtime period for Seminary. Seminary keeper Mason Astaneh made eight saves, while Crestwood keeper Josh Herr turned back five shots.

GAR 8, Berwick 1

The Grenadiers remained undefeated thanks to Maurizio Illiano and Adam Wayman, who each scored a pair of goals. Rob Hadvance, Shawn Jones, Godson Tandoh and P.J. Brown also scored for GAR.

Meyers 7, Hanover Area 1

Brian Lavan and Brett Mirigliani scored two goals each for Meyers. Omar Jobarteh and Felix Ngolo had a goal and an assist each.

Hazleton Area 0, Bishop Hoban 0 (2 OT)

Hazleton goalkeeper Walter Meza made seven goals, while Anthony Aquilina stopped eight shots for the Argents.

Wyoming Valley West 7, Lake-Lehman 2

Freshman forward Joe Schmid connected for a hat trick and an assist to lead the Spartans. Rob McGuiness added two goals for WVW, while Bill McGuiness and Matt Cecconi also scored.

VOLLEYBALL Bishop Hoban 3, Dallas 0

Allie Downing led the way in the sweep (25-11, 25-21, 25-14) with nine kills and four blocks. Maggie McCormick came up with 19 assists and six kills for the Argents.

Berwick 3, Pittston Area 1

Berwick won by scores of 25-21, 16-25, 25-10 and 25-20. Haley McClafin led Berwick with 18 service points. Kim Gerlach added seven service points and 13 assists.

Daniell McAndrew led Pittston Area with 12 service points, four aces and six assists.

Wyoming Valley West 3, GAR 0

Kim Kulick served 10 aces and added 16 assists in the Spartans’ 25-12, 25-15, 25-14 victory. Liz Proietto had eight kills for Valley West.

Wyoming Area 3, North Pocono 2

Casey Bohan had 16 kills as the Warriors held on for the win (26-28, 25-18, 25-13, 20-25, 15-7). Leandra Hetro chipped in 25 assists.

FIELD HOCKEY Wyoming Valley West 3, Honesdale 1

Nikki Maffei had two second half goals, including the tying and go-ahead goals. Maria Kayrish assisted twice.

Dominique Pasqualichi also scored for WVW.

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