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Pacers, Defenders undefeated in men’s tennis

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Marywood University and Baptist Bible College remained undefeated and in the first two spots in the Colonial States Athletic Conference men’s tennis standings.

The Pacers improved to 5-0 in the CSAC and 10-3 overall while the Defenders moved to 3-0 and 4-3. Keystone College went into the weekend tied for third at 2-2 and 2-5.

Marywood posted a pair of 8-1 wins, beating Neumann College April 16 and Keystone Monday.

Daniel Pfafman and Ethan Jones rolled to 6-0, 6-0 singles sweeps at third and fourth singles and won separate doubles matches against Keystone.

Baptist Bible edged Neumann, 5-4, Tuesday in league play and added a 9-0 non-league win over Keuka in Wednesday’s home finale.

BBC won the second through fifth singles matches to pull out the win over Neumann.

Matt Benjamin posted a 6-0, 6-0 win at fourth singles and lost just one game while combining with Caleb Evans for the team’s only doubles victory.

YEARLY AWARDS

Senior women’s soccer captains Andrea Barker and Meghan Coyle were named Marywood’s Co-Senior Student-Athletes of the Year at the school’s annual sports banquet.

Coyle was also named Pacers Club Humanitarian Award winner.

WEEKLY AWARDS

Marywood’s Taylor McKeown picked up multiple women’s lacrosse awards.

McKeown was named CSAC Player of the Week and Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Metro/South Region Offensive Player of the Week and was selected to the Synapse Sports (formerly womenslacrosse.com) Division III Honor Roll after combining for 13 goals and two assists in a pair of wins.

McKeown and teammate Allie Sodl were placed on the Boardwalk All-American Watch List.

TOP EVENTS

BBC came within a half-inning of winning the National Christian College Athletic Association Division II East Region baseball championship before falling, 7-6, to Philadelphia Biblical University Wednesday.

Alexandra Stine, a freshman from Valley View, threw a six-hitter to lead Marywood to an 8-1 win over Immaculata University in the opener of a CSAC doubleheader Monday. Immaculata took the second game, 4-2.

Scranton’s Jamie Bresnahan shot a 76 Sunday to finish the Empire 8 Conference Golf Championships tied for second with a 72-hole total of 311. The Royals finished fourth.

Nick Parks scored the 100th goal of his career during a 10-7 victory over Gwynedd-Mercy College that allowed Marywood to clinch its fourth straight CSAC men’s lacrosse playoff appearance.

- Compiled by Tom Robinson

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