Women's Golf Posts Wins Over Wilkes, Misericordia

Freshman Maggie McDonough had a pair of impressive match play victories on Thursday.
Freshman Maggie McDonough had a pair of impressive match play victories on Thursday.

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The University of Scranton women's golf team continued its impressive inaugural season with match play victories over Wilkes and Misericordia on Thursday afternoon at Wilkes-Barre Golf Club.

The Royals improved to 8-2 on the season by defeating Wilkes, 5-0, and Misericordia, 3½-1½. Scranton is now 4-1 in match play this season.

Sophomore Maggie McDonough (Dunmore, Pa./Holy Cross) led the way with a pair of impressive victories, winning 9 & 8 against Wilkes and 9 & 7 against Misericordia. Her twin sister Maura McDonough (Dunmore, Pa./Holy Cross) was almost as impressive, winning 8 & 7 against Wilkes and 3 & 1 against Misericordia.

Freshman Brianna Stein (Basking Ridge, N.J./Ridge) was the other Royal to post two victories, winning 9 & 7 against Wilkes and 2-up against Misericordia.

Scranton also received a 5 & 4 victory from junior Julie Cranney (Exton, Pa./Downingtown East) and a 6 & 5 win from freshman Kristen Davis (South Abington Township, Pa./Scranton Prep).

The Royals will be back in action on Monday, April 17, when they face Marywood at Glenmaura National Golf Club.

Wilkes-Barre Municipal Golf Course – Par 73, 5,929 yards
Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
Match Play

Scranton 5, Wilkes 0
Brianna Stein (S) def. Christy Taylor, 9 & 7
Julie Cranney (S) def. Beth Reyes, 5 & 4
Kristen Davis (S) def. Alexa Flood, 6 & 5
Maura McDonough (S) def. Lauren Hertzog, 8 & 7
Maggie McDonough (S) def. Ashley Hoffman, 9 & 8

Scranton 3.5, Misericordia 1.5
Brianna Stein (S) def. Alexis Wyandt (M), 2-up
Michaela McQuaig (M) def. Julie Cranney, (S) 1-up
Kristen Davis (S) vs. Kelly Williams (M), all square
Maura McDonough (S) def. Brianna Kubishin (M), 3 & 1
Maggie McDonough (S) def. Kate Valallo (M), 9 & 7