Misericorida Spring Athletes Keep Rolling

Kaitlin Redling focuses on making a hit at bat in a game against FDU.

Kobe Martin, Reporter

There wasn’t much fooling around from the Cougars as three teams recorded wins on April 1.

The men’s volleyball team faced King’s and Widener in a dual meet, finishing with a three-set sweep against King’s and a 3-1 match victory over Widener, lifting the Cougars into post-season play.

Both women’s and men’s lacrosse dominated King’s as well with the women’s team traveling to Wilkes-Barre and grabbing a 23-8 win while the men’s team defended the home field, getting a 29-11 victory over the Monarchs.

The Cougars brought out the brooms for sweeps for the softball and baseball teams on April 2. The softball team traveled out of state to face FDU and won both games with a 5-1 win in game one and a 9-4 win in game two. At Tambur Field, the baseball team faced conference rival Wilkes University, taking game one, 4-1, and dominating game two with a 14-3 win.

The Cougars track and field teams traveled to Widener University for the Danny Curran invitational on April 1. Matthew Brunelle was a top finisher, taking seventh in the long jump and ninth in the triple jump. 

On the women’s side, Brenna Karnish set a school and MAC record in the hammer throw with a throw of 54.07m to finish second overall. Other top performers included Casey Allen, finishing second in the high jump; Sarah DeVries, taking third in the 5000m; and Grae Gallagher, finishing eighth in the 500m.

The men’s baseball team currently sits second overall in the MAC Freedom and the women’s softball team also has the second overall spot in the MAC Freedom Conference. 

Men’s lacrosse is on a steady climb, sitting fourth overall, while the women’s team sits in third. 

Men’s volleyball is fifth overall in the MAC Conference, going into the postseason.