Women's Golf Opens Fall Schedule With Wins Over Misericordia, Wilkes

Junior Brianna Stein had a victory against Wilkes on Saturday at the top of the Royals' lineup.
Junior Brianna Stein had a victory against Wilkes on Saturday at the top of the Royals' lineup.

DALLAS, Pa. – The University of Scranton women's golf team opened its 2018-19 season by posting match play victories over both Misericordia and Wilkes on Saturday afternoon at Irem Temple Country Club.

The Royals (2-0) defeated Misericordia, 4-1, and Wilkes, 3-1, to open the season in successful fashion. Sophomore Catherine Shin (Lancaster, Pa./Manheim Township) and freshman Emma Nemitz (Moscow, Pa./North Pocono) both posted wins in each match to lead the way.

Shin was an 8 & 7 winner in both matches while playing at the no. 2 spot in the lineup. Nemitz played at no. 3 and matched Shin by also posting a pair of 8 & 7 victories.

Against Misericordia, the Royals also got a 4 & 3 win from freshman Molly Lennon (Melville, N.Y./Half Hollow Hills East) at no. 4 while freshman Gabriele Hanstein (Scranton, Pa./Scranton Prep) was a 2-up winner at no. 5.

In the win over Wilkes, Scranton also received a 7 & 5 win from junior Brianna Stein (Basking Ridge, N.J./Ridge) at no. 1.

The women's golf team will be back in action on Thursday, Sept. 20, when the Royals host Keystone at 1 p.m. at Glenmaura National Golf Club.

Scranton 4, Misericordia 1
Alexis Wyandt (M) over Brianna Stein, 6 & 5
Catherine Shin (S) over Lara May, 8 & 7
Emma Nemitz (S) over Petris, 8 & 7
Molly Lennon (S) over Maguire, 4 & 3
Gabriele Hanstein (S) over Kat Dougherty, 2-up

Scranton 3, Wilkes 1
Brianna Stein (S) over Cassidy Taylor, 7 & 5
Catherine Shin (S) over Paige Wampole, 8 & 7
Emma Nemitz (S) over Sarah Sorber, 8 & 7
Gwen MacConnell (W) over Molly Lennon, 2 & 1

--ROYALS--