Sam Gillison made a diving catch in the back of the end zone for a two-point conversion with four seconds to play as Misericordia defeated Widener 36-35 Saturday afternoon at Mangelsdorf Field.
The Cougars started their game-winning drive at their own 25-yard line after a fair catch with 4:57 to go.
Facing third-and-7, quarterback Brady Williams scrambled around left end for 10 yards and a first down at the Misericordia 34. Klayton Kelly made a sliding catch across the middle on the next play for 13 yards and another first down near midfield.
Williams then found Kelly along the right sideline for 23 yards to the Widener 30.
After a pass of 8 yards to Isiah Williams and a 6-yard run by Brady Williams, a pass interference penalty placed the ball a the Widener 2-yard line. Three plays later, Brady Williams scored on a 1-yard run to move Misericordia within 35-34. Gillison then made his catch in the left corner of the end zone for the two-point conversion.
Jared Skidds knocked down a desperation heave by Widener to end the game.
Brady Williams led the Cougars with 122 yards rushing and added 143 yards passing and a score. Jeremy Bass and Isiah Williams added scores and Damian Diaz returned an interception for a TD.
Delaware Valley 21, Wilkes 10
Host Delaware Valley came up with key plays in timely situations to defeat Wilkes in both teams’ Middle Atlantic Conference opener.
Wilkes’ Jose Tabora finished 21-of-37 passing for 214 yards and one score through the air. He also ran 17 times for 50 yards. Nick Yanik led all Colonel receivers hauling in nine passes for 90 yards while Derek Nelson finished with six catches for 60 yards and the lone Wilkes touchdown.
Defensively Wilkes was stout throughout against a high-octane Aggie offense. Andrew Chang topped the unit with 10 tackles while Bud Moyer followed with eight stops and Amari Peterson seven.
Keystone 2, Wilkes 1 OT
Wilkes’ Cole Hefner scored his first goal of the season in the 76th minute to tie the game, but Keystone scored four minutes into overtime for the victory.
Bard 3, Wilkes 1
Haley Evans scored the only goal for Wilkes.
Arcadia 1, Misericordia
The Cougars suffered their first loss of the season as Arcadia converted a penalty kick.
Wilkes sweeps tri-match
Wilkes defeated Medgar Evers 25-12, 25-5, 25-14 and followed with a 25-11, 25-27, 25-13, 25-20 victory against Wesley.
Wilkes’ Kristie Najdek led the way with eight aces in the opener. Karlye Huffman dished out a career-high 45 assists against Wesley.
Misericordia posts two wins
Misericordia defeated Alfred 3-1 and Cairn 3-0.
In the opener, Sarah Pool had 13 kills and 14 digs and Jassmine Watson had 11 kills and 13 digs. Against Cairn, Tara Welliver had 11 kills and four aces and Pool added 10 kills and 12 digs.
WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
Misericordia wins Cougar Classic
Clare Schoen (23:56) cruised to a 28-second win over teammate Meredit Hartz (24:24) as the Cougars placed five runners in the top eight to win the 6K at the Cougar Classic.
Autumn Pedron ran a season best time with a 27:13.30 to finish 21st overall to pace Wilkes to a fourth-place finish.
MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
Misericordia finishes second
Alex Fitch finished second overall to lead Misericordia to a runner-up finish at the Cougar Classic. Scranton won the event.
Phillip Castrine was the top finisher for Wilkes, which finished fourth.
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