Local roundup: Lyco men’s soccer to host NCAAs this weekend
After tying the program record with 18 wins and winning their third MAC Commonwealth Championship in five years, the 12th-ranked Lycoming men’s soccer team will host the NCAA Division III men’s soccer first and second rounds at the Shangraw Athletic Complex, beginning with a matchup between Lycoming and Lehman on Saturday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m.
In the other first round matchup, Franklin & Marshall and Drew will square off at 1:30 p.m. The winners of the two games will face each other on Sunday, Nov. 15, at 1 p.m., with the winner of that game advancing to the round of 16.
• In women’s soccer, Patriot League champion Bucknell will be headed to No. 2 seed and fifth-ranked West Virginia Saturday for the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. This will be the first time Bucknell (12-8) has played in the NCAA Tournament and not played Penn State in the first round. The Bison fell to the Nittany Lions 3-1 in 2001, 6-0 in 2005, and 6-0 last season.
• In college wrestling, with a win over a top-10 ranked wrestler in his first tournament at Lycoming , junior and Canton graduate Garrett Wesneski has earned his first career Middle Atlantic Conference Wrestler of the Week award.
By winning his weight class at the Messiah Invitational, Wesneski provided the upset of the tournament in his first tournament at heavyweight. The University of Maryland transfer posted a 6-4 win over sixth-ranked and 2016 All-American Paul Triandafilou in the finals.
Alex Klucker of Lock Haven has been named the Eastern Wrestling League (EWL) Athlete of the Week after he took home the individual title at 157 pounds at Sunday’s Clarion Open. Klucker went 5-0 with two pins, a tech fall and a major.