Marywood University Family Weekend Sports Recap


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John Ferraro, Alex Eiden, and Anne Zukowski

Marywood University held its annual Family Weekend last weekend.

Families of the students visiting campus participated in the Fall Carnival, Bingo Night, a Celebration of the Eucharist, and more.

The school also hosted many sporting events, from Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) games to alumni contests. Here is a recap on the games that mattered in the record book, as reported on

Sept. 23
Women’s Tennis
Marywood: 9 Keystone College: 0

The women’s tennis team continued its hot start to the season by shutting out Keystone College. The Pacers improve to 4-2 on the young season and 3-1 in CSAC play.

Sophomore Abygail Doud and graduate student Kristen Lambert won 8-3 in one doubles while the senior-freshman duo of Avery McCall and Danielle Ogonowski blanked their opponents.

The best match of the day was at one singles with a 6-2, 7-5 battle between Doud and the Giants’ Devinne Scott.

Ogonowski was a 6-2, 6-4 winner at two singles. Both McCall and Lambert swept their singles matches at three and four singles respectively. Keystone would forfeit both five and six singles to complete the shutout win for the Pacers.

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Photo courtesy of Marywood Athletics

Men’s Tennis
University of Scranton: 9 Marywood: 0

The Marywood men’s tennis team came out flat against the University of Scranton in its season opener.

The Royals were absolutely dominant, only allowing five total points on the afternoon.
The Pacers were shutout in two through six singles, one doubles, and three doubles. The only bright spot of the day for Marywood was junior Ahmed AlOreif at one singles.

AlOreif battled in a 2-6, 2-6 loss to the Royals’ Alex Ochalski. The only other point came from the senior-freshman duo of Bryon Scholl and John Shebby in their 8-1 loss.

Sept. 24
Women’s Tennis
Marywood: 7 Immaculata University: 2
The women’s tennis team won its third straight CSAC match with some hard fought battles, improving to 4-1 in conference play.

The Mighty Macs were victorious at one doubles before the Pacers won both two and three doubles to take a 2-1 advantage into singles competition.

After sophomore Abygail Doud fell in one singles, Pacers freshman Danielle Ogonowski scored a 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) victory while senior Avery McCall defeated her opponent 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (9-7).

The Pacers swept the four through six singles to take home the win.

Field Hockey
Marywood: 4 Cedar Crest College: 0
Marywood’s field hockey team was led by the excellent play of senior forward Gabbie Bower in the team’s opening CSAC game.

Bower figured in all four goals as she contributed a hat trick and one assist.
The scoring opened up in the 28th minute when Bower took a feed from senior forward Amelia Waibel to get the Pacers on the board.

Nearly three minutes later, Bower assisted freshman midfielder Kenzie Drew to extend the lead. Bower would tack on two unassisted goals to finish the game, improving the Pacers to 6-2 (1-0, CSAC).

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Women’s Soccer
Marywood: 6 Cedar Crest College: 0

The women’s soccer team shutout Cedar Crest College in conference play. Sophomore forward Megan Swiecicki made the most of her birthday by completing a hat trick.

Shea Olszewski opened up the scoring with a 16-yard shot off a feed from Aly Barlok to put the Pacers up 1-0 in the 14th minute.

Swiecicki started her strong day by tapping in a cross from Jackie VonItter. Defender Elizabeth Carlson contributed in the 24th minute when she chipped home a corner kick from Julie Youngman.

Swiecicki would score in a 30-second span early in the second half to complete the hat trick. Ashley Kruchinsky finished off the scoring.

The win was Marywood’s second in a row and moved the Pacers to 2-4-1 (2-0 CSAC). The Falcons fell to 4-3 (0-1 CSAC) with the loss.

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Photo courtesy of Marywood Athletics

Men’s Soccer
Keystone College: 2 Marywood: 0

The Marywood men’s soccer team looked to get back on track with a win against rival Keystone College, but came up short in a shutout loss.

The Giants’ win broke an eight-game losing streak to the Pacers that dated back to Sept. 15, 2004.

Keystone forward Kouassi Kouadio and midfielder Haris Sabovic each scored a goal late in the second half of play to lift the Giants to its fourth victory of the year and a first place tie in the CSAC standings with Immaculata.

Keystone led in almost every statistical category in the win, owning 16 shots compared to Marywood’s nine, including seven shots on goal to only four from the Pacers.

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