LOCAL COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Misericorida, Wilkes Women’s Soccer To Play For Conference Title
Misericordia and Wilkes set up a crosstown showdown for the MAC Freedom women’s soccer championship after each won their conference semifinals on Wedensday.
Misericordia, the top seed and ninth-ranked team in the nation, rallied for a 2-1 win over FDU-Florham.
Despite having a 12-2 shot advantage at halftime, the Cougars trailed on the scoreboard 1-0.
Hannah Larkin evened the game less than two minutes into the second half. Michaela Fasolino scored the game winner midway through the second half.
Meanwhile, at Schmidt Stadium, the Colonels built an early two-goal lead over DeSales and held on for a 2-1 win.
Nicolette Towlen scored Wilkes’ first goal just over 10 minutes into the game. Delfina Bracchi added another goal for the Colonels midway through the half.
Misericordia (14-2-1) hosts Wilkes (9-6-2) at 5 p.m. on Saturday for the conference championship.
In a MAC Freedom semifinal at DeSales, Wilkes gave up a pair of goals early in the second half and couldn’t recover, falling to DeSales 3-2.
The Colonels close their season with an 8-10 record.
DeSales opened the scoring early in the first half, but Wilkes tied it off a Maddie Kelley goal.
DeSales posted two goals to start the second half. Wilkes got one back with Haley Gayoski scoring, but couldn’t draw even.
In a MAC Freedom semifinal at Eastern, Misericordia lost 3-0 but saw a Cougar reach a milestone.
Tara Welliver had four kills in the match, giving her a school record 356 in the season.
Jessica Oltman led Misericordia with eight kills while Sarah Pool chipped in six.
Karley May had 19 assists and eight digs.
The loss snapped the Cougars’ 10 match winning streak.