Mario Cosentino, Student Writer
Here’s all the end of season action you missed in the past week:
Baseball beat the York College Spartans 5-2 on Wednesday. The Falcons were shut out in most innings of the game, but managed to score all five runs in the top of the fifth.
Their season came to a heartbreaking end on Thursday after a 9-8 loss to Moravian College. Messiah was in the lead going into the bottom of the ninth but three walks set the Greyhounds up for a walk-off single. They ended the season with an overall record of 17-23.
Men’s Tennis defeated Lebanon Valley College in the MAC Commonwealth semifinals 5-3 on Tuesday. Galen Fitzkee and Andrew Bookman started the day off strong with
The Falcon’s made a charge to defend their Conference title against Stevenson University on Saturday, but their efforts fell short. The Mustangs were victorious 5-1. Once again, Fitzkee and Bookman earned a key doubles win, but Messiah dropped the first three singles matches, ending their season. They finished with a 7-11 record and 4-2 against MAC opponents.
Women’s Tennis stayed undefeated in conference play after a 5-0 win over the Lebanon Valley Dutchmen. They dominated all three doubles matches and won the first two singles matches to secure the win and their fourth-straight appearance in the conference finals.
The Falcons did not disappoint the home crowd and won in the conference finals over the Golden Wolves of Arcadia. Their 5-1 victory guarantees them a spot in the NCAA National Tournament. Sisters Amanda and Rebekah Adams won the first match of the day 8-2. Gabby Brooks and Rachel Marcroft also posted an 8-2 win. Brooks, and the both Adam’s sisters dominated their individual matches, securing the win and the conference title.
Men’s Lacrosse ended their season on Wednesday night in a close 15-12 MAC Commonwealth semifinal game to the Lycoming Warriors. Dylan Gillisse led all scoring efforts with four goals while Cory Hurst and Joseph Franken each added three. The team’s record was 9-8 overall and 6-2 in conference play.
Women’s Lacrosse lost to Lebanon Valley College 16-12 on Wednesday in the MAC Commonwealth semifinals, holding off a late offensive push from the Falcons. Abby Howard led Messiah with four goals. The team ends the season with a 6-12 overall record and a 6-2 conference record.
Men’s Track and Field competed in the MAC outdoor track Championships and placed sixth as a team with 83 points. Ben Schott earned the track athlete of the year honor after winning both the 1500m and 3000m Steeplechase. Other top three performances include the 4x800m relay team, Caleb Christner in the pole vault, Caleb Puelo in the decathlon, Brendan Provan in the triple jump and Matt Royer in the 800m
Women’s Track and Field won their third straight MAC outdoor title this weekend posting a score of 188 over Eastern University’s 178.5. Taylor Weiderrecht won both the heptathlon and the high jump, earning the title of field athlete of the year. Freshman Esther Seeland was named the conference rookie of the year after winning both 800m and the 1500m runs. In total, the Falcons won nine events and scored many podium finishes throughout the meet. Additionally, school records were set in the 1500m, 4x100m and the 4x400m relay
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