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(10/27) Wilkes 5 Arcadia 0
Wilkes University ended their 2006 field hockey campaign with a 5-0 non-conference win over Arcadia University on Friday afternoon at Artillery Park. The Lady Colonels conclude their season with an overall record of 9-9. Arcadia saw their overall record fall to 3-15.
           
Alex Ingram got the Lady Colonels on the board just 3:31 into the opening half when she scored off an assist from Jennifer Keegan to make it 1-0. Devon McKay would add a goal at 16:07 off a Lindsay Thomas assist to up the lead to 2-0. Thomas would then score unassisted at the 21:51 mark of the first stanza to give Wilkes a 3-0 lead at halftime. 
           
Just 1:12 into the second half Kendal Billig extended the Lady Colonels lead to 4-0 with an unassisted goal. Diana Wright would cap the scoring with an unassisted goal at 63:51 that made it 5-0.
           
Wilkes out-shot Arcadia by a 20-4 count. The Knights were able to gain a 9-7 edge in penalty corners. Four Lady Colonels goalkeepers, Julia Smith, Ashley Price, Hilary Weber and Serena Eber combined to make two saves in goal. Jeannie Nutter and Maggie LoCasale split 10 saves in net for Arcadia.    



(10/24) Wilkes 2 DeSales 1
Wilkes University ended Freedom Conference play with a 2-1 field hockey win over DeSales University on Tuesday afternoon. The Lady Colonels improved to 8-9 overall and moved to 4-3 in the conference, while the Bulldogs fell to 9-9 overall and 2-5 in the conference.
           
Despite the win, the Lady Colonels were eliminated from playoff contention with Delaware Valley’s 5-1 win over Drew University on Tuesday. Wilkes and Delaware Valley finished with identical 4-3 records in the conference. However, the Aggies won the tie-breaker thanks to their 1-0 win over the Lady Colonels earlier in the season.
           
Diana Wright gave Wilkes a 1-0 lead at halftime when she scored off an assist from Kerry Battersby at 24:58 of the opening half. 
           
DeSales would rally to tie the contest at 1-1 thanks to an unassisted goal by Jen Pulcini at 47:19 of the second stanza.
           
The Lady Colonels would notch the game winning goal with just 4:20 remaining in the contest. Devon McKay sent a ball toward the post and Alex Ingram deflected it into the goal cage to make it 2-1.
           
DeSales held a 24-8 shots edge and a 9-7 advantage in penalty corners. Julia Smith stopped nine shots in goal for the Lady Colonels to register the win. DeSales goalkeeper Molly Pope finished with three saves.



(10/21) Cortland 5 Wilkes 0
Kayla Chambers scored three goals and assisted on another as nationally top-ranked SUNY Cortland stayed unbeaten with a 5-0 victory over Wilkes University. The Red Dragons improved to 15-0 and are off to their best start since 1994. Wilkes saw their record fall to 7-9.

Cortland took control early, scoring three times in the first four minutes, three seconds to take a 3-0 lead. Brit Paulus scored 2:16 into the game when she deflected a ball from Chambers into the cage. Paulus finished with a goal and an assist. A minute and a half later, Chambers knocked in a rebound after Wilkes defender Courtney Eleazermade a defensive save off a shot by Christine McCabe.

Chambers struck again only 17 seconds after her first goal. The Red Dragons sent a ball into the circle that Wilkes goalie Julia Smithkicked away. Chambers knocked in the loose ball for the unassisted goal.

The Red Dragons added two goals in the first 11 minutes of the second half. Junior Kristin Courtneytallied her second goal of the season 2:30 into the half. Paulus’ initial shot was stopped by Kristina Naveira – one of four defensive saves on the day for the Wilkes back – but Courtney put home the rebound. Chambers completed her second hat trick of the season with her 16th goal of the season 15:33 into the half. Paulus sent a lead pass from just inside the top of the circle to Chambers to set up the tally.

Cortland sophomore goalie Stacy Billingsmade three saves, all in the final 11 minutes, for her seventh solo shutout of the season. Smith finished with 17 saves, 10 in the first half. Cortland out-shot the Lady Colonels 45-6, including a 26-0 margin in the first half.



(10/19) Wilkes 1 Scranton 0
Devon McKay scored the lone goal of the game at the 54:15 mark of the second half to lead Wilkes University to a critical 1-0 Freedom Conference field hockey win over the University of Scranton on Thursday afternoon at Ralston Field. 
           
The win improves the Lady Colonels to 7-8 overall and, more importantly, 3-3 in the conference. Wilkes took a half-game lead over idle Delaware Valley (2-3) and a one-game lead over DeSales (2-4) in the battle for the final playoff spot. The Lady Colonels will travel to DeSales for their final conference game on Tuesday afternoon. 
           
Scranton suffered its first loss of the season to slip to 9-5 overall and 5-1 in the conference. The Lady Royals are tied with King’s on top of the conference standings, while FDU-Florham (4-1) sits a half-game back.
           
Neither team was able to generate much offensively in the opening half as Wilkes had the only two shots of the period. However, McKay would give the Lady Colonels the only goal they would need in the second stanza when she took a pass from Courtney Eleazer and cracked a shot past Lady Royals’ goalkeeper Kristina Goetz to make it 1-0.
           
Wilkes ended the game with a 6-2 advantage in shots and an 8-7 edge in penalty corners. Julia Smith stopped the only two shots that she faced to notch the shutout win in goal for the Lady Colonels. Goetz finished the day with three saves in goal for Scranton.



(10/15) Philadelphia 6 Wilkes 5 (ot)
Brooke Woodland scored off an assist from Carson Mumma 9:43 into the first overtime period to lead Division II Philadelphia University to a 6-5 field hockey win over Wilkes University on Sunday afternoon at Artillery Park. 
           
The win improves the Rams to 7-10 overall. Wilkes, which topped Drew University in double-overtime on Saturday, saw their overall record slip to 6-8.
           
Karen Bloomfield gave Philadelphia a 1-0 lead with an unassisted tally at 18:35 of the first half. Lauren Risser would tie the game at 1-1 with an unassisted goal for Wilkes at 22:24 of the first.
           
Woodland would assist on goals by Mumma and Melissa Levenduski late in the first half to give the Rams a 3-1 lead at intermission.
           
Alyssa Koncelik would score just 1:25 into the second half off an assist from Jennifer Keegan to pull Wilkes within 3-2. Koncelik would then tie the game at 3-3 with an unassisted goal at 45:03. 
           
At the 48:41 mark the Lady Colonels took a 4-3 lead when Koncelik fed Devon McKay for a goal. Ellen Etzweiler countered for Philadelphia with an unassisted score at 55:23 to make it 4-4. 
           
The Rams gained a 5-4 advantage with 10:43 left when Woodland scored off a Pamela Koons’ assist. However, Wilkes would force overtime when Risser tallied her second unassisted goal of the afternoon with 6:18 left. 
           
Wilkes out-shot Philadelphia 24-18 and gained a 13-5 advantage in penalty corners. Jessica Snyder and Anne Stroble combined to stop 10 shots in goal for the Rams. Hilary Weber and Serena Eber had 11 saves between them for Wilkes.



(10/14) Wilkes 4 Drew 3 (2ot)
Carrie Stolarick scored off an assist from Amanda Tilley 7:53 into the second overtime period to lead Wilkes University to a 4-3 win over Drew University in a Freedom Conference field hockey game on Saturday. 
           
The Lady Colonels kept their playoff hopes alive with win and improved to 6-7 overall and 2-3 in the conference. Drew saw their records slide to 2-9 overall and 0-5 in conference action.
           
Alyssa Koncelik gave Wilkes a 1-0 lead at halftime when she scored unassisted at the 29:07 mark. However, Drew would tie the contest at 1-1 at 45:14 of the second when Ryan Hoover scored off an assist from Nicole DiBattista. 
           
Wilkes would regain the lead just 10 seconds after the Rangers had tied it. Devon McKay was awarded a penalty shot and the sophomore converted to make it a 2-1 game. Tilley extended the lead to 3-1 at 59:36 when she scored off an assist from McKay.
           
Drew would rally once again. Hillary DeCataldo tallied off assists from Whitney Kerns and Jen Schoepflin at 62:04 to cut the lead to 3-2. DiBattista would tie the game and force overtime when she found the back of the cage off a Schoepflin assist with 4:18 left. 
           
Wilkes gained a 28-20 advantage in shots and Drew had a 10-9 edge in penalty corners. Hilary Weber stopped seven shots to earn the win in goal for the Lady Colonels. Stef Rutkowski finished with nine saves in net for Drew.



(10/11) Widener 4 Wilkes 2
Widener University erased a 1-0 halftime deficit by scoring four unanswered goals in the second period on their way to a 4-2 non-conference field hockey win over Wilkes University on Wednesday afternoon at Artillery Park. The Pride saw their record move to 9-4 overall, while the Lady Colonels slipped to 5-7.
           
Wilkes took a 1-0 lead at the 19:24 mark of the opening period when Jennifer Keegan tallied a goal off an assist from Alex Ingram.
           
Widener would begin their rally when Colleen Guille scored on a penalty shot just 2:58 into the second stanza to knot the game at 1-1.
           
The Pride took the lead for good at 47:27 thanks to a goal by Erica Rose off a Stephanie Henson assist that made it 2-1. Just 5:34 later Jaime Carr hit the back of the cage off an assist from Missy Pappas to extend the Widener lead to 3-1. Mallory Meyer would add an unassisted tally at 57:22 to up the advantage to 4-1.
           
Wilkes would cut the final deficit to two goals thanks to a goal by Devon McKay at 64:30. Keegan was credited with an assist on the play.
           
Widener out-shot Wilkes by an 18-10 margin, while also gaining a 15-6 edge in penalty corners. Kate Heritage garnered the win in goal for the Pride by coming up with six saves. Julia Smith had seven saves and Hilary Weber had one stop in goal for Wilkes.   



(10/7) FDU-Florham 2 Wilkes 0
FDU-Florham scored once in each half to post a 2-0 Freedom Conference field hockey win over Wilkes University on Saturday afternoon at Artillery Park. The Devils improved to 9-3 overall and 3-1 in the conference, while the Lady Colonels slipped to 5-6 overall and 1-3 in conference play. 
           
FDU-Florham would take a 1-0 lead at 18:07 of the first half when Christy Barbetto struck net unassisted. The score would remain that way until the 50:13 mark of the second stanza when Kristen Mahon scored off an assist from Christina Fabian that extended the lead to 2-0.
           
Wilkes and FDU-Florham were both credited with 10 shots and 11 penalty corners. Jamie SanFilippo had five saves in 52 minutes of action in net for the Devils, while Lauren Wright came on to play the final 18 minutes and registered three saves. Wilkes goalkeeper Julia Smith finished the afternoon with six saves. 



(10/5) William Paterson 4 Wilkes 1
Katie Jo Cipriani scored two goals and dished out one assist and Meghan Hall added one goal and two helpers to lead William Paterson University to a 4-1 non-conference field hockey win over Wilkes University on Thursday night. The win improves the Pioneers to 7-4 overall, while the Lady Colonels see their record even at 5-5.
           
Lauren Frazier gave William Paterson a 1-0 lead 9:29 into the opening stanza when she struck net off a Hall assist. Cipriani would add a goal off another Hall assist at the 22:00 mark, and an unassisted score at 28:05 to extend the lead to 3-0 at intermission. 
           
The Pioneers would up their advantage to 4-0 with 7:13 left when Hall scored off a Cipriani helper. Wilkes would avoid the shutout when Lauren Risser knocked home a shot unassisted with only 10 second left.
           
William Paterson held an 11-7 shots advantage and a 10-4 edge in penalty corners. Pioneers goalkeeper Grace Browne registered three saves to earn the win. Wilkes starter Hilary Weber had one save, while Serena Eber, who came on to replace Weber in net, was credited with three saves.



(10/3) Wilkes 8 St. Vincent 0
Diana Wright had two goals and an assist and Lauren Risser added a pair of tallies to lead Wilkes University to an 8-0 non-conference field hockey victory over St. Vincent College on Tuesday afternoon at Artillery Park.
           
The win improves the Lady Colonels to 5-4 overall. The Bearcats saw their overall record slip to 2-8 with the loss. 
           
Kristina Naveira scored an unassisted goal just 5:34 into the contest to provide Wilkes with a 1-0 lead. Jennifer Keegan extended the lead to 2-0 when she scored off an assist from Amanda Tilley at 27:22 of the opening half.
           
Just 26 seconds into the second stanza the Lady Colonels made it 3-0 when Risser struck net of an Alex Ingram assist. Risser would net her second goal at 41:21, this time off an assist from Devon McKay, to push the lead to 4-0.
           
McKay got in on the scoring act at 47:52 when she scored unassisted to up the Wilkes lead to 5-0. Wright would follow just 18 seconds later with her first goal off an assist from Keegan to make it 6-0. 
           
Wright scored her second goal of the game at 55:54 unassisted to give the Lady Colonels a 7-0 advantage. She would then assist on the final goal by Alyssa Koncelik at 58:55 that made it 8-0.
           
The Lady Colonels held a 30-0 shots advantage and a 19-1 edge in penalty corners. Four Wilkes goalkeepers, Julia Smith, Ashley Price, Hilary Weber and Serena Eber, combined for the shutout win. St. Vincent goalkeeper Kaitlyn Ruachat finished with 14 saves.



(9/30) Susquehanna 3 Wilkes 0
Susquehanna University got goals from three different players on their way to a 3-0 non-conference field hockey win over Wilkes University on Saturday afternoon. The Crusaders improved to 3-7 with the win, while the Lady Colonels saw their record even at 4-4.
           
Courtney Salsman put Susquehanna on top for good with an unassisted goal at the 18:17 mark of the opening half. The Crusaders would up their lead to 2-0 at intermission thanks to an unassisted goal by Becki Nash just 2:20 before the end of the period. Jenni Iacovone would cap the scoring at 61:05 of the second half with an unassisted goal that made it 3-0.
           
Wilkes out-shot Susquehanna by a 20-11 count and also claimed an 11-5 advantage in penalty corners. Lyndsay Meabon got the start in goal for Susquehanna and came up with 16 saves. Hilary Weber registered five saves in goal for Wilkes.



(9/27) King's 2 Wilkes 1
Debbie Wychock scored the game-winning goal with 10:56 remaining as the King's College field hockey remained unbeaten with a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Wilkes University Wednesday at Betzler Fields.

With the win, King's, ranked 17th nationally in Division III, improved to 9-0 overall and 2-0 in Freedom Conference play. Wilkes slipped to 4-3 overall and 1-2 in conference play.

King's would take a 1-0 lead at halftime thanks to a goal by Sarah McGrady at the 21:09 mark of the opening stanza. Wychock was credited with an assist on the play.

In the second stanza, Wilkes would get the equalizer when Lindsay Thomas broke free on the right wing to knot the score at 1-1 with an unassisted tally at the 55:47 mark.  

King's would recapture the lead when Wychock took a feed off a penalty corner by Ave' Moran and drilled the ball past Wilkes goalie Hilary Weber for what proved to be the game-winning goal just 3:47 later.

King's out-shot Wilkes 17-10 and held a slim 8-7 advantage in penalty corners. Lady Monarch goalie Kari Leach made six saves, while Weber posted six stops for the Lady Colonels.



(9/23) Delaware Valley 1 Wilkes 0
Stephanie Dec scored with just 49 seconds remaining and Delaware Valley College had to hold on at the end as the Aggies notched a 1-0 road victory over Wilkes University in a Freedom Conference field hockey game on Saturday at Artillery Park..
        
Delaware Valley notched its fifth consecutive victory as the Aggies upped their mark to 5-1 overall and 1-0 in conference play. The Lady Colonels, who earlier in the week defeated 13th-ranked Elizabethtown College, fell to 4-2 overall and 1-1 in the Freedom. 
        
The game was scoreless until the final minute when Lauren Lansberry raced down the right sideline and sent a diagonal pass into the box. Dec and Wilkes goalkeeper Hilary Weber moved for the ball but Dec got there first. The sophomore deflected the ball over Weber and it fell into the cage for only goal of the contest.
        
Wilkes came right back in the closing seconds and even had three penalty corners with no time left on the clock. On the last corner, the Lady Colonels batted the ball out of the air and into the cage, but the officials disallowed the tally and Delaware Valley had the win.
        
Wilkes held a 26-13 advantage in shots and also had 21 corner opportunities compared to three by the Aggies. Delaware Valley goalkeeper Jackie Deschenses was solid in goal as she made 13 saves. Weber had four stops in net for Wilkes in the loss.  



(9/19) Wilkes 1 Elizabethtown 0
Amanda Tilley scored the only goal of the game in the opening half to lead Wilkes University to a 1-0 non-conference field hockey win over 13th-ranked Elizabethtown College on Tuesday afternoon at Artillery Park. 
           
With the victory the Lady Colonels improve their overall record to 4-1 heading into Saturday’s Freedom Conference game at home against Delaware Valley College at 1:00 p.m. Elizabethtown suffered its first loss of the season to fall to 5-1.
           
The lone score came at the 14:09 mark of the initial stanza. Tilley took a penalty corner for Wilkes and made a pass to Devon McKay. McKay immediately fed the ball back to Tilley on the left post and she slipped a shot past Blue Jays goalkeeper Kristen Callaghan for a 1-0 Wilkes lead.
           
The Lady Colonels defense did the rest, allowing Elizabethtown only five shots in the contest. Wilkes finished the game with 11 shots. The Lady Colonels also gained a 10-6 edge in penalty corners. Hilary Weber notched the shutout victory in goal for Wilkes by stopping three shots. Callaghan was credited with seven saves in goal for the Blue Jays. 



(9/16) Wilkes 5 Manhattanville 1
Lauren Risser scored a pair of goals to lead Wilkes University to a 5-1 Freedom Conference win over defending conference champion Manhattanville College on Saturday afternoon at Artillery Park. The win improved the Lady Colonels to 3-1 overall and 1-0 in the conference, while the Valiants fell to 0-5 overall and 0-1 in conference play.
           
Risser got Wilkes on the board just 8:22 into the opening half when she scored off a Brittney Sines assist to make it 1-0. Lindsay Thomas would extend the lead to 2-0 just 1:46 later when she struck net unassisted to push the advantage to 2-0.
           
Manhattanville cut the lead in half at 24:41 of the opening stanza on a penalty stroke by Kelsey Verrillo. However, Wilkes would regain their two-goal advantage before halftime thanks to an unassisted goal by Devon McKay at 30:30 that made it 3-1.
           
The Lady Colonels would add to their cushion at 41:59 of the second when Risser knocked home her second tally off an assist from Amanda Tilley to up the lead to 4-1. Erica Sundberg closed out the scoring for Wilkes with an unassisted goal at 62:13.
           
Wilkes held a 16-2 shots advantage and a 12-4 edge in penalty corners. Hilary Weber and Julia Smith combined on the shutout win for the Lady Colonels, with neither goalie having to make a save. Manhattanville goalkeeper Lauren Gagnon finished with nine stops. 



(9/12) Misericordia 3 Wilkes 0
College Misericordia used some stellar first half play to score all of their goals in a 3-0 non-conference field hockey win over Wilkes University on Tuesday night. The Cougars upped their record to 2-3 overall, while the Lady Colonels suffered their first loss in three games.
           
Misericordia got on the board at 14:25 of the opening half when Laura Leighow knocked home a shot off an assist from Heather DiMenno to make it 1-0. Just 6:04 later, Sheena Hoffman took a pass from Leighow and deposited it into the back of the cage to extend the Cougars advantage to 2-0. Misericordia would strike for their final goal at the 30:32 mark of the first stanza when DiMenno scored off an Amy Ruda assist.
           
Misericordia held a 12-7 advantage in shots, while also claiming a 7-2 edge in penalty corners. Ellen Howanitz had three saves in goal for the Cougars to register the shutout win. Wilkes goalkeeper Hilary Weber was credited with five saves.
 

(9/9) Wilkes 3 Goucher 0
Wilkes University posted a 3-0 non-conference field hockey win over Goucher College on Saturday afternoon in Maryland. The win improves the Lady Colonels to 3-0, while the Gophers see their record fall to 0-2.
           
Wilkes took a 1-0 lead at halftime when Alyssa Koncelik knocked home a shot off an assist from Devon McKay at the 31:30 mark. 
           
The Lady Colonels upped their lead to 2-0 at 43:35 of the second when McKay scored off a Lauren Risser assist. Shannon Carper would close out the scoring with an unassisted tally at 63:16. 
           
Wilkes dominated play and held a 33-2 shots advantage and a 24-4 edge in penalty corners. Julia Smith, Ashley Price, Hilary Weber and Serena Eber combined to post the shutout win in goal for the Lady Colonels. Aline Haddad finished with 21 saves in goal for Goucher. 


(9/6) Wilkes 4 Marywood 0
Lauren Risser scored a pair of goals to lift Wilkes University to a 4-0 win over Marywood University in a non-conference field hockey game on Wednesday afternoon at the Playing Fields Sports Dome. The Lady Colonels were making their season debut, while Marywood is now 0-2.
           
Risser got Wilkes on the board just 2:55 into the first half when she scored unassisted to make it 1-0. The game would stay that way until the 59:18 mark of the second stanza when Amanda Tilley assisted on Risser’s second goal of the contest to extend the Lady Colonels advantage to 2-0.
           
Shannon Carper pushed the Wilkes lead to 3-0 at 67:37 when she directed a pass from Stacy Malia into the back of the cage. Jennifer Keegan capped the scoring for the Lady Colonels when she tallied off an assist from Alyssa Koncelik.
           
Wilkes dominated the game statistically, holding a 29-0 advantage in shots and a 7-4 edge in penalty corners. Hilary Weber picked up the win in goal for the Lady Colonels, while Marywood’s Sarah Knyff suffered the loss in net despite making 22 saves.
 








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