Progress report for all Gannon sports: March 3-March 9

Alex Pepke, Sports Editor

Men’s wrestling: After dominating the Super Region 1 championships Feb. 28, Gannon will send Charlie Lenox (125), Jacob Dunlop (133), Austin Hertel (141), Nick Young (157), Alex Farenchak (165), Cameron Page (184), Joel Leise (197) and Freddie Nixon (285) to the NCAA Division II wrestling championships Friday in St. Louis.

Women’s wrestling: Gannon ended its season at the NCWWC tournament Saturday, as three wrestlers earned All-America honors. Caleann Blarr (123) finished in eighth place, Lana Perez (130) came in sixth and Amara Devericks (191) came in seventh.

Men’s swimming and diving (2-1): Stephen McCallum (200-yard freestyle and 100 free) and Chris Luus (100 free and 100 back) will compete at the NCAA Division II championships March 17-20.

Women’s swimming and diving (1-2): Silvija Taraska will compete in the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle at the NCAA Division II championships March 17-20.

Men’s water polo (7-2): Gannon’s season ended abruptly when the MAWPC tournament field was reduced to three teams after the tournament was moved to Bucknell.

Women’s volleyball (5-0): After upsetting No. 1 Hillsdale 3-1, the Knights swept two matches from Clarion, 3-0, Saturday at Clarion. Maggie Greenfield led the team with six blocks and Ashley McClung pitched in for a combined 20 kills in the two matches.

Men’s soccer (0-1): After two exhibition losses to Ashland and Tiffin, the Knights’ next game is Friday in Pittsburgh against Point Park.

Women’s soccer (0-0): In an exhibition match to kick off their season, the Knights tied Tiffin, 1-1, Wednesday. Their next action will be March 21 against Roberts Wesleyan.

Men’s cross country: The Knights finished in fourth place in their last action at the Lock Haven Winter Invite with a team score of 99 points. They will host the Gannon Invitational Saturday.

Women’s cross country: The Knights finished in second place at the Lock Haven Winter Invite on Feb. 27. The Knights will host the Gannon Invitational Saturday.

Acrobatics and tumbling (1-0): No. 5 Gannon opened its season Saturday with a win over Frostburg State, 247.665-148.550. The Knights won all six events and 16 of 19 heats. They will compete next March 21 against Fairmont State.

Baseball (2-1): After dropping its first game 11-1, Gannon bounced back for a 5-0 win against Notre Dame (Ohio) Sunday and a 4-2 victory over Lake Erie Monday. Brandon Wetherholt leads the team with a .636 batting average.

Softball (0-2): Gannon dropped its first two games of the year to Cal U Tuesday, 8-0 and 10-2. The Knights will take on Cal again Wednesday, this time at home, in another doubleheader.

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