Sports

Recapping KU’s first fall semester athletic events

By Bonnie Charles
Sports Editor

Women’s Soccer: KU vs. Charleston

The KU women’s soccer team won 3-0 at the University of Charleston in West Virginia on Sept. 5 in a non-conference match, meaning the team has won their opening game three years in a row. 

Emily Zwiercan, senior, scored during the first half of the game. She was assisted by Kaylee Kupiec, senior. Maggie Cecere, junior, scored twice during the second half of the game, assisted by Rachel Rizzo, junior. 

Field Hockey: KU vs. Adelphi

The KU field hockey team lost 2-1 at the Motamed Field in Garden City, N.Y., on Sept. 5. 

Rose Moore, senior, scored in the 35:29 minute, assisted by Kyra Wozniak, senior. Jackie Brown of Adelphi scored in the 45:44 minute, assisted by Giana McKeough. Danielle Kempf of Adelphi scored in the 59:00 minute. 

Men’s and Women’s Cross Country: KU vs. Franklin and Marshall

Both KU men’s and women’s cross country teams won a 5K race in Lancaster, Pa., against Franklin and Marshall on Sept. 5.

Ku men’s cross country: 

Evan Adanatzian, sophomore, won the race at 16:20 minutes, Andrew Sulon, junior, came in second with 16:21 minutes and Ryan Smith, freshman, came in third place with 16:30 minutes. Matt Salazar, freshman, came in fourth place with 16:31 minutes. AJ Kilpatrick, senior, came in fifth place with 16:36 minutes. 

David Schwartz, Franklin and Marshall runner, came in sixth place. Derek Barney, junior, came in seventh place with 16:40 minutes. Giordanovenchy Cerisier, sophomore, came in ninth place with 17:07 minutes. Nate Burkhart, senior, came in 11th place with 17:17 minutes. Nate Shutter, freshman, came in 14th place with 17:37 minutes. Ryan Riley, sophomore, came in 15th place with 17:41 minutes. Teagan Fortna, junior, came in 18th place with 18:08 minutes. 

KU women’s cross country:

Lindsay Hoffman, senior, won the race with a career-best 5K time of 20:10 minutes. Alexis Salerno, Franklin and Marshall runner, came in second place. Lindsay Smyth, junior, came in third place with 20:14 minutes. Julia Wiemken, junior, came in seventh place with 20:33 minutes. Julie Stratton, graduate student, came in eighth with 20:27 minutes. 

Sarah Shannon, junior, came in 11th place with 20:42 minutes. Mya Ostermiller, freshman, came in 13th place with 20:47 minutes. Katie Duguid, junior, came in 16th with 21:06 minutes. Devon Montanari, sophomore, came in 26th with 21:38 minutes. Kiara Mayers, sophomore, came in 28th place with 21:48 minutes.

Women’s Golf: KU vs. Evann Parker Memorial 

The KU women’s golf team played against Evann Parker Memorial in North East, Pa., on Sept. 6.

Cecilia Knecht, freshman, parred six holes on the front nine and four on the back to finish with a team-high of 10. Molly Agnello, sophomore, recorded three pars and scored a 98 on the par 72 track at 5,808 yards. Olivia Donnini, freshman, shot 101 in the first round and recorded two pars. Kayla McMahon, freshman, shot 102 and recorded four pars. Corrine Deichmeister, freshman, shot 105 and recorded two pars. 

The team sits 14th in it’s standings with a 99 over 387. 

Women’s Volleyball: KU vs. Chestnut Hill and KU vs. Walsh 

The KU women’s volleyball team won 3-1 against Chestnut Hill College and lost 1-3 against Walsh University in Shippensburg, Pa. on Sept. 6.

Chestnut Hill Match:

Sydney Wilson, junior, recorded her fourth career 30-dig match and is seventh place on KU’s all-time digs list. Holly Owen, junior, recorded 36 kills during the opening day at the Shippensburg Raider Classic. 

Britney Hewitt, junior, made two kills and two blocks during the second set. Owen made two kills and one block during the second set, and Allie Henderson, junior, had an ace during the second set. 

Henderson made five kills in the third set, and Haylee Holsoppie, junior, and Owen had back-to-back kills assisted by Abbey James, junior. 

James recorded a match-high of 26 assists, 15 digs and three aces. Owen, Henderson and Hewitt all made double-figure kills. Wilson made 21 digs over the last two sets, and Henderson had 10 digs for a double-double. 

For coach John Gump, this victory marked number 595 game wins in his 23 years as KU’s head women’s volleyball coach. 

Walsh match:

Erin Patterson, sophomore, and Henderson made kills to tie the set. Hewit and Henderson made a combo block in the front during the set. Lexi Morrow, freshman, set a pass to Henderson that helped keep KU in the game. Morrow and Hewit made a block allowing for a one point lead. Hewit and Henderson blocked Justine Coffman, Walsh player, to allow for a one point lead for KU again. Owen had a kill during the set and Hewit had an ace giving KU a two point lead. 

Owen finished the match with a team-high of 19 kills. Henderson had 10 kills. Wilson had 28 digs and 10 assists. Morrow had 14 assists and 11 digs. 

Wilson made 58 digs during the two matches on Sep. 6 to increase her career total to 1,134 digs. 

Women’s Golf: KU vs. Evann Parker Memorial 

The KU women’s golf team played against Evann Parker Memorial in North East, PA on Saturday, Sept. 7.

Cecelia Knecht, freshman, led the team with a round of 88 in the second and final round. Molly Agnello, sophomore, had a 96 on the par 72 track at 5,808 yards. Corinne Deichmeister, freshman, scored a 97. Olivia Donnini, freshman, scored a 98. Kayla McMahon, freshman, scored a 101. 

Football: KU vs. Assumption 

The KU football team won 54-16 against Assumption in Kutztown on Sept. 7.

First Half: 

At the TOP 2:09 minutes, Jack Pikerton, redshirt senior, caught a 20 yard pass from Collin DiGalbo, redshirt senior, leading to a touchdown and a field goal by Dean Krick, redshirt junior. Pikerton caught a 1 yard pass from DiGalbo leading to a touchdown and a field goal by Krick at the TOP 2:05 minutes. DiGalbo made a 76 yard run that resulted in a touchdown and a field goal by Krick at the TOP 1:55 minutes. Assumption scored a touchdown and field goal at the TOP 3:29. 

Second Half:

Jake Novak, redshirt freshman, caught a 20 yard pass from DiGalbo that resulted in a touchdown and a field goal by Krick at the TOP 1:31 minutes. Novak caught a 21 yard from DiGalbo that resulted in a touchdown and a field goal by Krick at the TOP 0:06 minutes. 

Third Half:

  1. Davis-McNeil, redshirt freshman, made a 1 yard run that resulted in a touchdown at the TOP 3:22. Assumption added two points to their score with a 98 yard PAT return. DiGalbo made a 5 yard run that resulted in a touchdown at the TOP 0:46 minutes. Assumption made a 2 yard run that resulted in a touchdown at the TOP 2:17 minutes. 

Fourth Half: 

Keagan Harvin, redshirt sophomore, made a yard run that resulted in a touchdown and a field goal by David Burns, redshirt freshman, at the TOP 4:21 minutes. 

Field Hockey: KU vs. Southern Connecticut State 

KU’s field hockey team won 6-0 against Southern Connecticut State in Colchester, VT on Saturday, Sept. 7.

Kyra Wozniak, senior, scored a hat-trick making her 40 career goals. Mackenzie Fuhrman, senior, assisted Wozniak with her second goal. Fuhrman, Breann Craley, freshman, and Juliana Borisow, sophomore, all contributed in scoring goals. Molly Bobjak, senior captain, made two assists. Leigh Roselli, junior, assisted Fuhrman in a goal. 

Wozniak, Fuhrman, and Izzy Radel, sophomore, led the team with six shots on goal. The defence shut out the Owls during the game. Katie Dotterweich, sophomore, Kerri Hanshaw, senior, and Grace Dow, redshirt sophomore, were goalies during the match. 

Women’s Volleyball: KU vs. Roberts Wesleyan 

The KU women’s volleyball team won 3-0 against Roberts Wesleyan in Shippensburg, PA on Sept. 7.

Holly Owen, Junior, had 14 kills during the match. Sydney Wilson, junior, recorded 19 digs during the match. Abbey James, junior, had 18 assists during the match. Lexi Morrow, freshman, had nine assists and 2 aces. Erin Patterson, sophomore, recorded 6 kills during the match. Haylee Holsopple, junior, recorded 5 kills during the match. Britney Hewitt, junior, recorded 5 kills during the match. Lilly Charlton, sophomore, had three blocks. Alli Henderson, junior, had 8 digs during the match. James had 7 digs during the match. 

 

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