Kachinko victorious in home return

June 24th, 2015 2:05 pm

First Posted: 9/10/2013

WILKES-BARRE — In Bernie Kachinko’s return to Scandlon Gymnasium, Emily Heimbecker logged 12 kills, five digs and one ace to lead King’s College to a straight-set victory over Penn State-Hazleton to remain undefeated on the season.

Kachinko retired in 2009 after 21 years of coaching the women’s volleyball team at King’s. The Lady Monarchs didn’t spoil his first game back in Scandlon Gymnasium since Oct. 30, 2009, winning each set by scores of 25-16, 25-13 and 25-18.

Mary Loughran dished out 28 assists, three aces and four digs for King’s, while Jessica Carr added six kills and one block in the victory.

Susquehanna 3, Wilkes 0

Casey Bohan led Wilkes-University with a team-high eight kills and two blocks as the Lady Colonels lost 25-18, 25-14 and 25-17 to Susquehanna University.

Paige Trusty added five kills for Wilkes, while Erin Nothstein chipped in nine digs in the loss.


After his first season with the team, Shane McGrady stepped down as head volleyball coach citing personal reasons.


PSU-Wilkes-Barre 4, PSU-Worthington 0

Mark Bugelholl, David Cavalieri, Raul Ortiz and Zamir Vallecillo scored one goal apiece to lead Penn State Wilkes to a win at home.

PSU Wilkes-Barre will face off against Penn State Brandywine at 1 p.m. Saturday at home.


Erin McGreal, Maureen Ciccosanti and Barry Fitzgerald earned Freedom Conference honors.

Erin McGreal earned Women’s Soccer Player of the Week, while teammate Maureen Ciccosanti was named Goalkeeper of the Week.

Barry Fitzgerald earned Goalkeeper of the Week on the men’s side.

McGreal scored four goals, including a hat trick, while Ciccosanti allowed just one goal in an undefeated week for Misericordia. Fitzgerald recorded two shutouts to lead the Cougars to two victories.


After recording three goals and one assist in three games, Wilkes junior Eric McAnena earned Freedom Conference Men’s Soccer Player of the Week.

McAnena’s offensive production led to two Colonels’ victories, including two goals in comeback victory over Stevenson.


Alvernia 2, Misericordia 1 OT

Jenn O’Neill scored the lone goal for the Lady Cougars. Hannah Harvey added an assist in the loss.


Misericordia 9, Keystone 0

Emily Hullings earned victories in her singles and doubles match to lead Misericordia.

Michelle Cameron, Breanne Phillips, Emily Gherghel, Bridget Boyle and Megan Myers added singles wins for the Lady Cougars.