PACER SPORTS REPORT: Women’s soccer clinches #1 seed, Driscoll notches 100th career win


Photo credit/ Stephanie Leone

The women’s soccer team captures the #1 seed in the playoffs to headline the Marywood sports results last week. Let’s see how the rest of the teams fared.

Tuesday, Oct. 25
Field Hockey
#18 Kean University: 1 Marywood: 0
The Pacers were unable to take a win off of 18th ranked Kean University last week despite another great performance from sophomore goalie Kerri Mountz. The game was scoreless for 62 minutes until the Cougars’ Shauna Melina scored off a shot deflected by Mountz’s pads.

Mountz totaled 17 saves on the day, and teammate Tori Jo Kakusian recorded four defensive saves, according to The Cougars’ defense was strong as well, limiting Marywood to just two shots on goal.

The Cougars dominated the Pacers on the offensive end, out-shooting the Pacers by 30 overall and by 18 in penalty corners.

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Wednesday, Oct. 26

Men’s Soccer
Marywood: 5 Clarks Summit University: 2
Eleventh-year head coach Dawson Driscoll recorded his 100th win as the Pacers defeated Clarks Summit University (CSU) 5-2. Driscoll is the all-time winningest men’s soccer coach in Marywood history with a career record of 100-86-18.

The win came at the perfect time for the Pacers, as they fought for one of the last spots in the conference playoffs.

Senior midfielder Matthew Hull was the difference-maker for the Pacers, scoring two goals and assisting on another. Junior midfielder Daniel Gallagher and freshman forward Alex Chafe also scored for the Pacers. Chafe’s goal was the first of his career.

Marywood outshot Clarks Summit 19-11 in the game and had three corner kick opportunities while CSU had zero.

soccerPhoto credit/ Bethany Wade

Thursday, Oct. 27

Field Hockey
Marywood: 4 Keystone: 1
Marywood secured a #3 seed in the Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) tournament with a win over Keystone College. The Pacers offense was strong during the game, and many players contributed to the win.

On offense, senior forward Amelia Waibel had two goals. This was her third two-goal game of the season. Freshman midfielder Kenzie Drew also scored a goal and added an assist on the day. Senior forward Gabbie Bower scored her 12th goal of the year.

Defensively, goalie Kerri Mountz only allowed one goal in 70 minutes of play, and also recorded eight saves.

Women’s Soccer
Marywood: 6 Neumann University: 0
The women’s soccer team clinched the #1 seed in the CSAC playoffs with a shutout win over conference foe Neumann University. With the assistance of a Cabrini University 1-0 loss to Gwynedd Mercy University, the Pacers now have home-field advantage in the postseason.

The Pacers put the game away early with four goals in the first 13 minutes of the contest — two of them in the first minute.

Freshman forward Shea Olszewski scored a goal at the 41-second mark and was quickly followed by a goal by sophomore forward Megan Swiecicki nearly 20 seconds later.

Swiecicki finished the day with two goals and an assist to lead Marywood to victory for the ninth time in CSAC play this season.

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Saturday, Oct. 29
Swimming & Diving
CUA men: 200.5 Marywood 86.5: CUA women 193 Marywood 90
The Marywood swimming and diving team lost its first Landmark conference meet against the Catholic University of America.

A few highlights for the Pacers were junior Virginia Cobb, who finished first in the 200 freestyle race in just over two minutes and senior Bryon Scholl, who beat his opponent by a mere eight-tenths of a second.

Scholl also took the 100 free in 50.06 and the 100 butterfly in 56.50. Senior diving captain Gabby Creazzo won the one-meter diving event with a 163.95 and was victorious in the three-meter diving with a score of 205.

Marywood travels for a Landmark Conference tri-meet at Susquehanna University this Saturday, Nov. 5.
swimmingPhoto credit/ Bethany Wade

Field Hockey
Marywood: 3 Misericordia University: 2

The Marywood field hockey got the better of Misericordia University in a double overtime win to move to 12-6 in the conference.

The Pacers honored seniors Gabbie Bower, Ty Fitchet, Amelia Waibel, Kirsten Webb and their families for their season performances.

Junior defender Tori Jo Kakusian made the first goal in a penalty corner. Defensive freshman Sara Marshall scored the second goal just before the half to make the score 2-1. Bower assisted both goals.

Sophomore goalkeeper Kerri Mountz collected a total of 15 saves in the win, giving her 40 saves on the week.

The Pacers look to down the #2 seed Cabrini in the CSAC conference tournament semifinals today at 4:30 p.m. Marywood’s last game against Cabrini ended in a 3-1 loss.

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