LOCAL COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Tabora Leads Wilkes To Win
At Alvernia, Wilkes quarterback Jose Tabora hit the end zone four times, three times rushing and one receiving, as the Colonels beat Alvernia 31-14.
Tabora had two first-half touchdowns but the teams went to halftime tied.
In the second half, Tabora kept scoring and the Wilkes defense shut down the hosts. Tabora finished with 147 yards passing and 40 yards rushing with the three scores.
He also caught a touchdown from Nick Yanik.
King’s 29, Lycoming 14
At Lycoming, the Monarchs jumped ahead 10-0 after the first quarter. Lycoming cut the lead to 16-14 at half, but King’s put two more touchdowns on the board in the second half while shutting out Lycoming.
Tommy Clock threw four touchdowns for King’s, part of a 12-for-21, 259-yard day.
Jordan Downes caught four passes for 68 yards and two scores, and also led King’s with 65 yards rushing.
Tim Costantino had a team-best 85 yards receiving with a touchdown. Jayner Garospe also caught a TD pass.
Misericordia 52, Castleton 33
At Mangelsdorf Field, the Cougars won their third straight with another offensive outburst.
Brady Williams accounted for six touchdowns, throwing three and rushing for three.
Sam Gillison caught five passes for 206 yards and two touchdowns. David Cromwell rushed for 157 yards and a score. Isaiah Soloman also caught a touchdown.
At Schmidt Stadium, Jeffrey Eager-Heffner scored twice, as Wilkes won its MAC Freedom opener over Delaware Valley, 3-1, on Saturday.
The Colonels improved to 5-3-1 overall. Shane Henehan scored the other Wilkes goal on a header with just seconds remaining in the first half.
King’s 4, FDU-Florham 0
At McCarthy Stadium, Liam McLoughlin scored two goals to pace the Monarchs in a shutout in their conference opener. August Axtman also scored on a penalty kick for his team-leading fourth goal this season, and King’s improved to 6-3-2.
Misericordia 3, DeSales 2
At DeSales, Jared Houser scored twice as the Cougars won their MAC Freedom opener. Thomas Kabinoff also scored.
At Wilkes, Allison Peet broke a scoreless tie with a goal in the 70th minute. It was the only tally in a 1-0 Colonels win over Delaware Valley in the MAC Freedom opener.
Samantha Cecere got her first career win in goal.
Misericordia 5, DeSales 1
At DeSales, the No. 16 Cougars scored three times in the first 20 minutes en route to the win. Jeanna Orfanos scored twice with Maddy Carlo, Michaela Fasolino and Saffron Hughes also scoring.
King’s 1, FDU-Florham 0
At McCarthy Stadium, Emily Harrington scored the game’s only goal in th 87th minute to lift the Monarchs to the win.
Tara Bender made eight saves in goal.
At McCarthy Stadium, senior Kelsey Gabriele scored in the 25th minute, and Brianne Maluda preserved the lead with a clean sheet in a 1-0 win for King’s against local rival Misericordia.
The Monarchs moved to 2-0 in conference play for the third time in the past four seasons.
Wilkes 3, Manhattanville 2
At Purchase, New York, Lauren Shiplett scored a tiebreaking goal — her fourth this season — and gave the Colonels the victory. Goalie Dallas Kendra also earned her 34th career win, as Wilkes improved to 6-4 overall and 2-0 in league play.
At Cortland, New York, Wilkes lost a pair of matches on the final day of the Cortland Invitational, 3-1 against Morrisville State and 3-0 against host SUNY Cortland.
Wilkes fell to 12-7 overall. Jamey Mikovich combined for 23 kills and 16 digs over the two matches.
King’s 3, Ursinus 0
Widener 3, King’s 0
At Widener, King’s earned a straight set victory over Ursinus, but were swept by the hosts. Rachel Miller put down 10 kills to lead the offense against Ursinus. Taylor Mueller had 23 digs.
Becca Goldberg had seven kills to lead King’s against Widener.
Wilkes’ Courtney Murphy fell in a round of 16 singles match 6-4, 6-0 at the ITA Regionals in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Chris Maderitz and Jonathan White also lost singles matches, while Maderitz and Braddock Chow dropped a Flight A doubles match.
At Mount St. Mary, Wilkes’ women earned their best finish since 2010 in a meet with over 10 teams, taking fifth out of 26 schools. Autumn Pedron was 29th overall finishing in 28:30.
The men were fourth out of 28 schools led by John Zick who took 22nd overall in 30:27.
King’s ran at the Paul Short Run hosted by Lehigh, the King’s women’s team finished 31st out of 43 teams while the men were 26th out of 37.
Tara Weitz was the top finisher for the women running the 6K course in 25 minutes, 24 seconds. Nilang Suthar led the men finishing the 8K in 28:35.