LOCAL COLLEGE: Colonels Use Strong Start To Beat FDU
Wilkes University rode a big first half to a 31-16 win over FDU-Florham in a college football game Friday in Madison, New Jersey.
The Colonels (4-3 overall, 3-2 MAC) scored all their points in the first half, including outscoring FDU-Florham 17-0 in the second quarter to build a 31-7 halftime lead.
Jose Tabora threw four touchdown passes and finished with 313 yards passing. In the first quarter, Tabora hit Juan Salas-Negron for a 49-yard touchdown pass and Jeff Steeber on a 20-yard touchdown pass. After a Jagger Green touchdown pass for the Devils, Tabora hit Steeber on a pair of touchdown passes in the second quarter. The two connected on a 24-yard scoring play with 9:59 left in the second quarter to cap a 12-play, 80-yard drive. Seven minutes later, Steeber caught a 39-yard touchdown pass and then David Kutteroff kicked a 31-yard field goal with six seconds left in the first half.
Steeber finished with nine catches for 127 yards and three touchdowns for the Colonels
Kaitlyn Kozdron scored two goals to lead Cedar Crest College to a 3-0 win over Clarks Summit University.
Avery Huston also scored for the Falcons, who outshot Clarks Summit, 29-4. Lauryn Brown had eight saves for the Lady Defenders (4-6).
The University of Scranton earned a pair of 3-2 wins over Stevens and Stockton at the Stevens Invitational. Kristin Kirwan had 20 kills and 12 digs for Scranton (16-12) against Stevens and Kindler Norman had 40 assists. Against Stockton, Megan Monastra had nine kills and 12 digs for Scranton and Kyra Bevenour had 52 assists and 15 digs.
Scranton Prep graduate Emilia Jakubek and Dunmore graduate Nastashia DeNunzio each had two wins to lead the University of Scranton to an 8-1 win over Lebanon Valley.
Marissa Campo, Wallenpaupack graduate Kristen Denniston and Stephanie Hoffman all had singles wins for the Royals, who finished 3-0 in the fall portion of their schedule.
Men’s cross country
Forest City graduate Justin Wolfe finished 16th overall for Lackawanna College at the Monroe Mustang Invitational. Wolfe finished the 8K race in 34:50.1 and Western Wayne graduate Peter Tomasetti was 23rd in 36:10.8.
Women’s cross country
Emily Carr finished 18th overall for Lackawanna College at the Monroe Mustang Invitational. Carr finished the 5K race in 25:39.6, Molly Palmer was 24th in 29:53.4 and Honesdale graduate Brooke Rutherford was 27th in 32:05.1.
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