Lilly Kashishian
Sports Editor

It was an action-packed week, with three teams advancing to their respective NCAA Division III National Tournaments.

Men’s Wrestling opened up their 2018-2019 campaign, hosting the Messiah Invitational. The team placed second, behind Gettysburg. Lee Cassel won the 157-lbs weight class, while in the 149-lbs weight class, Stephen Maloney fell in the championship.

Women’s Volleyball defeated Widener University 3-0 (25-21, 25-20, 25-21) early in the week. Kate Preudhomme and Natalie Marsch each contributed 10 kills, and Amanda Dahlman accumulated 17 digs.

Men’s Swimming lost to Widener, but beat Hood on Saturday. Headlining the day was Ridge Hagar, Anthony Pompei, Daniel Logan and Andrew Leeper’s performance as they combined to win the 200 Yard Medley Relay.

Women’s Swimming defeated both Widener and Hood in their double-dual meet. Nancie Ziegler led the Falcons as she won both the 1000 Yard Backstroke and the 500 Freestyle.

Men’s Soccer earned their way to the MAC Commonwealth Championship after defeating Stevenson 1-0. Luke Groothoof scored the only goal of the game in the 69th minute.

The men won the MAC Commonwealth Championship game after defeating Lycoming in penalty kicks. Goalkeeper Connor Bell was named MVP of the tournament.

Field Hockey downed Lebanon Valley College 7-0 Wednesday. Five first-half goals propelled the Falcons to the MAC Commonwealth Championship.

The team kept rolling on Saturday as they shut out Arcadia 6-0 to claim their 12th straight MAC Commonwealth Title. Kristen Musser led the way with a hat-trick, while Taylor Wiederrecht, Megan Wetzel and Emily Kneep added goals.

Women’s Soccer began the week taking on Lebanon Valley College in the MAC Commonwealth Semifinals. Three goals from the Falcons in the first eight minutes of the game would be all the team needed to advance to the MAC Commonwealth Championship game.

On Saturday, the Falcons defeated Arcadia to claim the 2018 MAC Commonwealth Championship. Brooke Firestone scored the golden goal in the second overtime period, as the Falcons won 1-0, automatically qualifying for the NCAA Division III National Tournament.

Coming Up This Week

Thursday, Nov 8

Women’s Basketball vs York College 7:00 p.m.

Friday, Nov 9

Men’s Basketball vs Clarks Summit University 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, Nov 10

Field Hockey vs Winner of Endicott Gulls/St. Joseph’s (ME) Monks TBD

Women’s Cross Country @ NCAA Regionals TBD

Men’s Cross Country @ NCAA Regionals TBD

Wrestling @ Roger Williams Invitational 10:00 a.m.

Men’s Swimming @ Gettysburg College 1:00 p.m.

Women’s Swimming @ Gettysburg College 1:00 p.m.

Women’s Basketball vs Juniata College 7:00 p.m.

For more information and in-depth coverage of the matches visit GoMessiah.com.

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