No. 1 Messiah field hockey moves on to its second-straight Final Four with a 5-0 win over Trinity College on Sunday in an NCAA Division III match. Carissa Gehman notched two goals in the win, while Kristin Donohue, Kezia Loht and Nicole Wilkerson each got a goal for the Falcons.
Messiah women's soccer moves into the Sweet 16 with a win over Scranton 1-0 in its NCAA Division III match. Sunny Gelnovatch found the net in the 67th minute of the second half to send the Falcons to the next round.
Messiah men's soccer moved into the NCAA Division III Sweet 16 on Sunday with a 1-0 win over Hobart College. Samuel Ruiz Plaza found an opening in the second half with just 40 seconds to go to get the Falcons the win.
Carissa Gehman's goal with less than eight minutes left finished a 3-2 comeback victory for No. 1 Messiah field hockey in its NCAA Division III Tournament opener against Washington & Lee on Saturday. The Falcons trailed 2-1 at halftime before Taylor Holt's second goal of the game tied it, setting up Gehman's go-ahead tally.
Shippensburg opened its NCAA Division II field hockey playoffs with a 6-1 victory over Stonehill on Saturday afternoon at Robb Sports Complex. Emily Barnard scored back-to-back goals in the first half to give the Raiders a 3-1 lead. Jazmin Petrantonio also scored twice for Ship (15-4), while Lauren Zengulis and Madison Scharr added one goal each. Brooke Sheibley had a pair of assists.
Messiah women's soccer cruised to a 4-0 victory over Westfield State in its NCAA Division III Tournament opener. Brooke Firestone had a goal and two assists for the Falcons, who also picked up goals from Sunny Gelnovatch, Emily D'Amico and Julia Kyne.
Messiah men's soccer got the goal it needed in the 54th minute, the No. 9 team beating Castleton 1-0 in the NCAA Division III first round on Saturday evening. Nick West provided the goal, as the Falcons (19-2) outshot the Spartans 25-3.
Dickinson men's soccer dropped a 3-1 decision to Emory in Saturday's first round of the NCAA Division III tourney. Jason McCartney had a pair of goals in the first half for the Eagles, who led 3-0 at the break. Brendan McGovern's tally prevented a shutout for the Red Devils, who finish the campaign 11-7-3 overall.
In the NCAA Division III Mid East Regional men's cross country championships at Big Spring High School, Dickinson finished fifth and Messiah sixth among the 50-plus schools. The Red Devils' top individual finisher was sophomore Bryce Descavish in 34th place (25:55.2), a half-second and three spots ahead of junior teammate Eric Herrmann. For the Falcons, junior Benjamin Schott finished seventh overall (25:29.8). The overall winner was Haverford's Graham Peet, whose 25:22.9 helped his school to the team title.
In the women's cross country race, Dickinson placed fifth as well, while Messiah was 19th. Red Devils senior Sofia Canning placed second individually in 21:37.3, not even 4 seconds behind winner Ellie Clawson of Johns Hopkins. Dickinson sophomore Tessa Cassidy placed 29th, while Messiah was paced by Leanne Weaver's 40th-place finish.
Messiah's No. 4-ranked wrestling team advanced six wrestlers to finals and won two championships at the Roger Williams Invitational in Rhode Island on Saturday. Ben Swarr (174) and Northern's Kyle Koser (197) won titles, with Koser earning Outstanding Wrestler of the Invite honors. Swarr and Derek Beitz (184) also reached 100 wins for their respective careers in the tournament.
Shippensburg scored the final three points of the match, the last two on Kendall Johnson kills, as the Raiders edged Pitt-Johnstown 3-2 in PSAC women's volleyball. The scores were 17-25, 25-23, 25-21, 16-25, 15-13. Morgan DeFloria (17), Johnson (13) and Gabriella Johnson (12) led Ship in kills, with Emily Hangen totaling 45 assists in the triumph.
Shippensburg men's basketball netted six straight free throws midway through overtime to seize control en route to a 78-72 victory over Virginia Union Saturday night at Heiges Field House. Dustin Sleva first hit a pair to tie the score at 60-60, then John Castello knocked down two to put the Raiders (2-0) up for good. Clay Conner added two more moments later for the decisive 6-0 run. Sleva finished with 30 points and 15 rebounds, while Castello also had a double-double with 11 points and 10 boards. Justin McCarthur (11) and Antonio Kellem (10) also hit double figures. Virginia Union forced overtime with a dunk in the final second of regulation.
Shippensburg women's basketball fell 73-64 to Bowie State, though freshman Ariel Jones scored 27 points for the Raiders (0-2) to go with seven rebounds, two assists, two blocks and a steal.
Dickinson men's swimming beat Scranton 126-79 in Saturday's home opener, with sophomore Will Freeman winning three events: 200 medley relay, 200 individual medley and 200 breaststroke. The women lost 120-85, though sophomore Molly Sternick won three events: 50 and 100 freestyle, and medley relay.