PURCHASE, N.Y. – The Wilkes women’s volleyball team snapped a three-match losing streak by beating Manhattanville 3-1 by scores of 25-12, 22-25, 25-19, 25-13.
Marissa Harrison picked up her 10th double-double of the season with a match-high 14 kills and 10 digs.
As a team, the Colonels (10-4) outkilled Manhattanville 37-20 and also picked up 75 digs.
Eastern University, which is ranked 23rd nationally, posted a 25-10, 25-25, 25-18, improving to 10-1 on the year while King’s fell to 11-3.
King’s was led by Danielle Belfanti who posted 24 digs, while Kelly Greenway added 21 assists and three digs. Kaitlyn Malshefski registered eight kills while Kat Clerici contributed six kills. Colleen Groesinick chipped in with five kills, five digs, and five service points.
Cailin McCullion led the Cougars with seven kills and Lexie Goble added six kills, while Shannon Kane had 13 digs and three aces.
Penn State Wilkes-Barre placed first at the Penn State Skuykill Invitational. Five teams played at the invitational which was held at Sugarloaf Golf Club (par 72).
Shooting a 79, co-medalist Kevin Green led Penn State Wilkes-Barre to a score of 328. Other leading scorers for Penn State WB were Mike Haley (80), Mike Wills (81), and Mark Wasickanin (88).
Penn State Hazleton’s Nick Couceiro also was a co-medalist with a 79. His team finished second with 337.
Jenna DiSabatino scored a pair of goals, while her sister Cassie DiSabatino scored a goal and had an assist to lead the Colonels.
Alyson Paulauskas, Jennifer Keegan, Chelsea Minix and Amanda Tilley also found the back of the cage for Wilkes.
Jillian Tallarico and Diana Darby won at No. 1 and No. 6 singles respectively then teamed up to claim No. 1 doubles to help the Monarchs post the shutout.
Christy Rossowski, Rachel Hoffnagle and Jennifer Bader were also double-winners for King’s.