Kovach, Fisher earn MAC Player of the Week honors

From staff reports

The Lycoming College football team picked up a pair of weekly plaudits from the Middle Atlantic Conference, as junior Zach Kovach was named the Defensive Player of the Week and junior Jamie Fisher was named the Special Teams Player of the Week, the conference office in Annville, Pa., announced on Sunday, Sept. 9.

Kovach led a Warrior defense that held Widener to just 190 total yards, including 34 rushing yards, in a 33-19 win in the non-conference contest. Kovach led the squad with seven tackles, a sack and 1.5 tackles for loss against the Pride, a team picked to finish third in the MAC.

Kovach is the first Warrior to earn the MAC Defensive Player of the Week award since Cole Welham on Sept. 21, 2014.

Fisher became the first Warrior to kick four field goals in a game to lead Lycoming to a 33-19 win over Widener in a non-conference matchup. Fisher connected from 39 and 26 yards in the second quarter, 43 yards in the third quarter and 23 yards in the fourth quarter. The senior was also 3-for-3 on points-after-touchdowns (PATs) to give him 15 points, which tied a school record set in 1985 by Rusty Fricke. Fisher also had eight kickoffs for an average of 59.2 yards and one touchback.

The award is the first of Fisher’s career and the first time Lycoming has won the MAC Special Teams Player of the Week award since Cameron Kriner won it for a blocked field goal on Nov. 9, 2014.

•In women’s field hockey, Mansfield defeated Southern Connecticut State, 4-1. Amber Prince, Dana Evans, Larissa Motts and Mikaila Chakon each scored in the game. Brittany Ryan had two saves in goal for the Mountaineers.

Lock Haven rolled to a 6-1 victory against Colgate University. Alyscia Smith tallied a hat trick in the game. Taryn Piano added two goals and Kayla Brathwaite had a big day with a goal and three assists. Emma Goldberg finished the game with 7 saves.

•Bucknell fell to Saint Joseph’s, 5-1, in women’s soccer. Gabby Bair scored her first goal of the season and Dani Kaufman finished the game with four saves in net for the Bison.

Lycoming fell to Bethany College 2-1. Megan Oyler scored her second goal of the season off an assist from Tara Reese. Bronwen Lewis had three saves.

•In men’s soccer, Bucknell defeated Stetson in double overtime, 1-0.

• Bucknell finished in a tie for 11th place at Colgate’s Alex Lagowitz Memorial Invitational in men’s golf. Bucknell freshman Jason Lohwater finshed his debut weekend with an even-par 72 and junior Pater Bradbeer finished with a 74. Senior J.P Raftery shot 77, and freshman Carter Cook shot a 79.

Women’s Soccer

BETHANY 2, Lycoming 1

Bethany 0 2 — 2

Lycoming 0 1 — 1

B–Grace Chambers (unassisted), 57:13. L–Megan Oyler (2) (Tara Reese), 73:14. B–Grace Chambers (1) (Lindsey Cornish), 76:05. Shots: Bethany 9, Lycoming 27. Saves: Bethany 15 (Sammie Weiss 14; TEAM 1), Lycoming 3 (Bronwen Lewis 3). Corners: Bethany 3, Lycoming 9.

Field Hockey

Mansfield 4, Southern Conn St. 1

Mansfield 3 1 — 4

Southern Conn St. 1 0 — 1

M–Amber Prince, 10:12. M–Dana Evans, 19:41. S–Amanda Oberly, 30:43. M–Mikaila Chakon, 60:40. Shots: Mansfield 45, Southern Conn St. 4. Saves: Mansfield 2 (Brittany Ryan), Southern Conn St. 21. Corners: Mansfield 25, Southern Conn St. 2.

Lock Haven 6, Colgate 1

Lock Haven 2 4 — 6

Colgate 0 1 — 1

L– Alyscia Smith, 5:47. L– Alyscia Smith, 9:44. L– Alyscia Smith, 42:17. L– Kayla Brathwaite, 42:53. L– Taryn Piano, 53:43. C– Nora Mulroy, 55:43. L– Taryn Piano, 69:22. Shots: Lock Haven 19, Colgate 6. Saves: Lock Haven 4, Colgate 7. Corners: Lock Haven 13, Colgate 2.

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