Progress report for all Gannon sports: Feb. 10-17

Alex Pepke, Sports Editor

Women’s Basketball (9-1): The No. 15 Knights continued their winning ways last week. They defeated Clarion 65-53 on Thursday and 67-58 on Saturday. Sam Pirosko had 49 points between the two games and is Gannon’s leading scorer, averaging 14.6 points per game. The Knights’ next game is Saturday against American International.

Men’s basketball (7-0): Gannon remains unbeaten on the season.

Men’s wrestling (0-1, competed four times): Gannon took on Mercyhurst Wednesday, winning 11 of 18 matchups. No. 12 Austin Hertel (141) defeated Mercyhurst’s eighth-ranked Alexis Soriano and Gannon’s Cameron Page (184) picked up a win against No. 12 Trevor Begin.

The Knights are ranked No. 4 in the nation in Division II.

Women’s wrestling (0-3): The Knights did not compete this past week. The Gannon Invitational that was scheduled for Saturday was canceled. Their next scheduled event is Saturday’s National Collegiate Women’s Wrestling Coalition (NCWWC) Northeast Regional qualifier.

Men’s swimming and diving (2-1): Gannon took down Indiana University of Pennsylvania on Saturday 143-117. The Knights won 10 of 14 events, placing second in the four events they did not win. Josh Nel, Andrew Beyer and Luke Engel each won two individual events while Engel also took first in two relays for four victories on the day.

Gannon will take on IUP once again Saturday.

Women’s swimming and diving (1-2): After defeating Clarion in its last matchup, Gannon fell to IUP 178-79 Saturday. Silvija Taraska had another strong showing for the Knights, winning two individual events, the 100 and 200 free. Francesca Nemetz took first in the 500 free.

Men’s water polo (3-1): After beginning the season 3-0 and winning their first two MAWPC-West matches, the Knights took their first loss Saturday against McKendree in close matchup, 13-11. Gannon stormed back late in the fourth quarter, but eventually lost its first MAWPC game of the year. Robert Bolmanski scored five goals for Gannon while Ethan Hamp added two and Marty Kaverman, Vladimir Mickic, Seth Johnson and Anthony Squeglia each contributed one.

They will face Salem in more MAWPC action Saturday.

Women’s volleyball (2-0): After a couple early cancellations to begin the year, Gannon won its first two matchups 3-0 and 3-1, both against Georgian Court Sunday. Lauren Sampson and Ashley McClung had 19 and 18 kills, respectively, between the two matches.

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