Progress report for all Gannon sports: Feb. 18-24

Alex Pepke, Sports Editor

Women’s basketball (9-1): 12th-ranked Gannon had contests scheduled for both Saturday and Sunday with American International canceled. The Knights are scheduled to take on Saint Rose on the road in back-to-back contests Saturday and Sunday.

Gannon’s regular season schedule will conclude with an away-and-home matchup with rival Mercyhurst Wednesday, March 3, and Saturday, March 6.

Men’s basketball (9-1): After dropping their first game of the year to rival Mercyhurst on Saturday, 83-61, the Knights are ranked No. 22 in the nation and bounced back with a win against Salem, 72-63, on Tuesday. Chris Clancy led the team in scoring with 24 points.

Gannon will play Salem again on Wednesday night then close its regular season out against Mercyhurst in the Porreco Pride of Erie Game on Saturday at the Hammermill Center.

Men’s wrestling (0-1, competed four times): The Knights, ranked No. 4 in the nation in Division II, are scheduled to see action Sunday at the NCAA Super Region 1 championships. The No. 4 ranking is the highest in program history.

Gannon has nine wrestlers in the NWCA rankings – the most in the nation. The ranked wrestlers are Dom Means (No. 3 at 149 pounds), Alex Farenchak (No. 3 at 165), Joel Leise (No. 4 at 197), Freddie Nixon (No. 6 at 285), Charlie Lenox (No. 7 at 125), Austin Hertel (No. 9 at 141), Jacob Dunlop (No. 10 at 133), Evan Fisler (No. 10 at 157) and Cameron Page (No. 12 at 184).

Men’s swimming and diving (2-1): Gannon took down Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP), 143-117, on Feb. 13 in its most recent action. Its meet against IUP on Saturday was canceled. The Knights will hit the pool on Saturday to compete in the IUP Last Chance Meet along with the PSAC invitational in Carlisle.

Women’s swimming and diving (1-2): Gannon fell to IUP 178-79 in its most recent competition on Feb. 13. Its next meet against IUP was canceled, and the Knights will head to Carlisle on Saturday to participate in the IUP Last Chance Meet and PSAC Invitational.

Men’s water polo (5-1): After suffering their first loss against McKendree, the Knights bounced back with two wins on Saturday, beating Salem, 15-7, and Washington and Jefferson, 14-10. The game against Austin College Friday was canceled.

Gannon will play in the MAWPC-West tournament this weekend, looking to repeat as MAWPC-West champions.

Women’s volleyball (2-0): Gannon won its first two matchups 3-0 and 3-1, both against Georgian Court on Feb. 14. Its next two matches, scheduled for this past Friday, were canceled. The Knights will travel to take on Hillsdale Saturday.

Men’s soccer (0-1): The Knights began their unusual spring season against St. Bonaventure on Friday but fell 2-1 in overtime. Sergio Del Castillo scored Gannon’s only goal. The Knights’ next game will be Friday at Ashland.

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