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LOCAL COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Burkarth Tabbed To Lead Wilkes Women’s Lacrosse

January 24, 2019

Wilkes University named Sarah Burkarth its newest women’s lacrosse head coach on Wednesday, the school announced in a news release.

Burkarth was a graduate assistant with the Colonels last season.

“An advantage of transitioning from graduate assistant to head coach is that I can hit the ground running with no down time,” Burkarth said in a statement, “and I am thankful to (Athletic Director) Addy Malatesta and Associate Director of Athletics Phil Wingert for the opportunity.”

The Colonels finished 3-13 last season. Kammie Towey coached the team in her 12th season before stepping down in the fall.

Men’s Basketball

Wilkes dropped a high-scoring affair at home on Wednesday, 99-90 to Delaware Valley.

Mark Mullins led Wilkes with 24 points. Rob Pecorelli was right behind him with 23.

Also for Wilkes (12-6, 4-3 MAC Freedom) Marcus Robinson scored 17 points and Tommy Bowen had 15.

Women’s Basketball

Wilkes picked up its second straight win, topping Delaware Valley at home on Wednesday, 56-45.

Wilkes led 17-6 after the first quarter and held on the rest of the way.

Maddie Kelley led a balanced scoring effort for the Colonels with 12 points.

Gab Giordano posted a double-double with 10 points and 14 rebounds. Gianna Roberts also added 11 points.

The win lifts Wilkes to 7-10, 3-4 in the MAC Freedom conference.

Men’s Volleyball

Misericordia fell, 3-1, to Messiah in the team’s season opener at the Anderson Center.

Ryan Miller led the Cougars with 14 kills, and Jordan Spindle recorded 36 assists.

Men’s Ice Hockey

At Hershey, Cam Anklewich tied the game with 8 seconds left in regulation, but King’s fell in overtime, 4-3, to Lebanon Valley on Brett Johnson’s tally.

Jamie Lukas and Alex Bastone also scored for the Monarchs.

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