PACERS SPORTS REPORT: Youngman continues to climb the record book; rugby kicks off


Nicolo Manzo

Women’s Golf vs. Arcadia University and University of Scranton (tri-match)

Women’s golf split a tri-match by carding a 352 team score for the day. The University of Scranton won the day with the low team score of 342. Arcadia logged a 366.

In the split, a record fell. Leslie Major and Mariah Casey now own the best and second-best individual round scores in program history, respectively. Major shot a 75 and Casey a 79 to eclipse Tessa Briselden’s previous low of 84.

Men’s Soccer vs. Gwynedd Mercy University

The men’s soccer team welcomed Gwynedd Mercy to open conference play.

The hard-fought opener ended in a 1-1 draw. The Pacers again conceded a late equalizer to send the game to extra time.

Dominic DeGeorge capitalized on a miscue from the Gwynedd keeper to open the scoring in the 50th minute. The goal was DeGeorge’s first career score and the Pacers’ first Atlantic East goal.

Marywood held the lead for 35 minutes until an 85th minute equalizer. Hugh Lynch assisted Kevin Bowers on the Gwynedd goal.

Neither team scored during the two extra time periods to ensure a draw.

Mike Gallagher recorded three saves for the Pacers and Gwynedd goalie Kace Peters turned eleven shots aside.

Women’s Rugby vs. Drexel University

Marywood’s first ever women’s rugby match ended in a defeat for the Pacers.

Drexel prevailed 31-22 in the sevens match.

Drexel built a 19-0 lead to open the match and increased it to 31-5.

Gabrielle Tutoni scored the first try in program history. The Pacers had a comeback bid behind Ciara Sharkey’s three tries.

Women’s Soccer vs. Immaculata University

The Pacers’ defense was at it again against Immaculata.

Marywood posted a 1-0 win over the Mighty Macs in the team’s third consecutive shutout.

Julie Youngman remained a consistent factor for the Pacers by delivering the winning goal in the 62nd minute.

With the goal, Youngman moved into second place in program history in goals (42) and points (115) in addition to tying the program record with 16 game-winning goals.

Pacers goalkeeper Aly Moyer turned aside an Immaculata penalty shot and made three saves in all to secure a clean sheet.

The Pacers outshot the Mighty Macs 16-10 and 8-3 in shots on goal.

Women’s Soccer vs. Cabrini University

Marywood women’s soccer earned its first win over Cabrini in seven years with a 2-1 victory.

In a familiar storyline, defense and Julie Youngman played a big part in the Pacer victory.

Youngman opened the scoring in the 15th minute off assists from Ashley Kruchinsky and McKenzie Dailey.

The Pacers took a 1-0 lead into halftime, but Cabrini answered in the 48th minute. Payton Greene scored off Marissa Portelli’s corner kick delivery to equalize. That was the first goal the Pacers allowed in four matches.

With the score sitting 1-1, Megan Swiecicki put the Pacers up for good with a 59th minute goal. Natalia Colasurdo assisted on the game-winner.

Aly Moyer again came up big for the Pacers with five saves.

The win moved Marywood to 3-0 in the Atlantic East.

Volleyball vs. Immaculata University

The volleyball team picked up its first conference win of the season over Immaculata in four sets, 22-25, 25-16, 25-16, 25-16.

After dropping the first set, the Pacers went to work.

Sam Compton and Gabriella Santos had ten kills each for the Pacers. Peri Sheerin added nine kills and six aces.

The win moves the team to 12-6 on the year and 1-1 in the Atlantic East.

Field Hockey vs. Neumann University

The duo of Sara Sterchak and Jenna Dickey scored two goals each to lead Marywood to a 4-1 victory over Neumann.

The Pacers dominated the game from the get-go by building a 3-0 lead before halftime.

In the game, Marywood goalkeeper Kerri Mountz stopped an impressive three penalty strokes and only allowed a goal in the closing minutes of the contest.

Despite losing, the Knights outshot the Pacers 22-12 and 13-9 in shots on goal.

Volleyball vs. Marymount University

After picking up their first conference win, the Pacers came up short against Marymount.

The Saints picked up the win in four sets, 25-11, 24-26, 25-8, 25-18.

After dropping the first set by double digits, Marywood rallied to even the match at one set apiece, but it was all Marymount from there.

Sam Compton and Peri Sheerin led the Pacers with seven kills each.

Men’s Soccer vs. Wesley College

Wesley used one early goal and one late goal to secure a 2-0 victory over the Pacers.

The game-winner came in only the second minute as Danny Garza put the Wolverines up for good.

Wesley tacked one more on in the 72nd minute to finish the 2-0 win.

Mike Gallagher recorded nine saves for the Pacers.

The final shot stats showed a 21-8 advantage for Wesley with an 11-0 advantage in shots on goal.

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