Local College Roundup: Tabora Throws 6 TDs In Wilkes’ Comeback Win
At Schmidt Stadium, Wilkes quarterback Jose Tabora threw for a school record six touchdowns in the Colonels’ 47-43 win over Albright.
Wilkes fell behind by a field goal with just under two minutes left, but Tabora led a nine-play, 75-yard drive in a minute and a half. With 11 seconds left on the clock, Tabora hit Jeff Steeber in the end zone for the winning score.
Tabora finished the day 28 of 47 for 368 yards. He also rushed for 111 yards on 22 carries. Steeber and Nick Yanik topped 100 yards receiving. Steeber caught three touchdowns.
Misericordia defeated Lycoming on Saturday to win its fourth straight matvh.
Hannah Bonk won at second singles and Kayla Rembish won at No. 5.
Bonk and Erika Slowicki also won 8-6 at second doubles.
Wilkes swept its home tri-match with wins over New Jersey City (27-25, 25-11, 21-25, 25-12) and Penn State Altoona (25-20, 25-11, 25-23).
Jamey Mikovich had 17 kills and 13 digs in the opening win, then posted her 13th double-double of the season with 14 and 17 in the next match.
Jessica Egan’s goal in the 78th minute sealed Wilkes’ 2-1 win over DeSales, which marked the Colonels’ third win in a row.
Nicolette Towlen also scored for Wilkes.
Scranton Prep graduate Clare Schoen won the DeSales Invitational in 21:54.2, leading Misericordia to second place in the 25-team field.
Led by Tara Weitz in 56th place (25:13.0), King’s took 12th as a team.
Wilkes was right behind in 13th. The Colonels’ top runner was Autumn Pedron, who placed 84th overall (26:21.8).
Men’s Cross Country
Alex Fitch placed fourth in 26:02.1 to pace Misericordia at the DeSales Invitational, where the Cougars finished ninth of 25 teams.
Noah Molina was the top runner for 15th-place Wilkes. The West Scranton grad took 74th place (28:35.6).
Scranton grad Nilang Suthar finished 66th (28:22.3) for King’s, which fielded an incomplete team.
Wilkes opened its season with a victory for the first time since its program was revived for the 2014-15 season, as the Colonels defeated FDU-Florham, 90-57.
Jessica Turnitza won the 50 freestyle (29.51) and 100 free (1:03.85), and she was part of Wilkes’ winning 200 medley relay.
Like its women’s team, Wilkes opened its season on a winning note for the first time since swimming returned to campus in 2014-15, with a 152-51 victory over FDU-Florham.
Freshman Trey Harloff was an individual standout, taking first in the 1000 freestyle, 100 butterfly and 100 breaststroke.