Progress report for all Gannon sports: April 14-April 20

Alex Pepke, Sports Editor

Women’s soccer (2-1): The Knights played two games during the past week, tying in both. They faced Mercyhurst Wednesday in an exhibition match and the game ended in a 1-1 draw. Leah Bermudez scored Gannon’s only goal. Gannon followed that match with a 2-2 draw against Roberts Wesleyan in another exhibition Saturday. Taylor Lewis scored Gannon’s first goal and Kayla Bevacqua scored on a penalty kick in the second half for Gannon’s other goal. The Knights have two games left in their regular season, starting with Mercyhurst Wednesday and ending with Clarion Saturday.

Acrobatics and tumbling (6-0): No. 5 Gannon’s season ended this past week after defeating Concordia and Trine in a Tri-Meet April 10. Unfortunately for the Knights, their 6-0 record was not good enough to qualify for the 2021 NCATA National Championships this year, where the field was reduced to just four teams. Gannon swept all six events four separate times this year and won an impressive 85 of 95 total heats.

Baseball (10-12): Gannon took on No. 7 Seton Hill four times this weekend, with doubleheaders Friday and Saturday. Seton Hill took three of those games, with Gannon’s lone win coming in game one Saturday, when Deven Judy threw a complete game in a 5-1 Gannon victory. The Griffins won both games Friday, 12-4 and 7-2, and the second game Saturday 8-4. The Knights will take on Lake Erie Wednesday before facing IUP four times across Friday and Saturday.

Women’s water polo (3-12): After going 1-2 at the Mercyhurst Invitational April 10-11, Gannon will take part in the Western Water Polo Association Championship April 23-25 to wrap up its season. Through 15 games, Nicole Wiemken leads the Knights with 47 goals and 67 points.

Women’s lacrosse (1-9): The Knights earned their first victory of the season Wednesday, defeating D’Youville 18-6. They followed the win with a 17-12 loss against Indiana University of Pa. Saturday, and a heartbreaking 12-11 loss against Lock Haven Sunday. Gannon lost to Slippery Rock Tuesday, 11-9, capping off a busy week. Its next game is Thursday at home against IUP.

Football (0-3): The Knights fell to Davenport 37-22 April 9 in their third game of the spring. After getting their game Saturday against Hillsdale canceled, they will take on Mercyhurst Saturday to conclude their spring season.

Volleyball (18-4): After ending its regular season undefeated, Gannon traveled to Dallas last week to compete at the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) National Championship Tournament. The Knights went 2-4, with their two wins coming against Texas Woman’s and Arkansas Fort Smith. Their season has officially concluded, and they will start to prepare for a normal season in the fall.

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