No. 18 Delaware Comes to Life in Fourth Quarter to Down Rhode Island 24-17 in Atlantic 10 Football
Date: Sat, 23 Sep 2006 20:44:36 +0000
SUBJECT: No. 18 Delaware Comes to Life in Fourth Quarter to Down Rhode
Island 24-17 in Atlantic 10 Football
DATE: September 23, 2006
KINGSTON, RI -- The University of Delaware struggled on both sides of
the ball for much of the day, but the offense picked up and the defense
clamped down when it counted most in leading the No. 18 ranked Blue Hens
to a much-needed 24-17 victory over host Rhode Island in its Atlantic 10
Conference football opener Saturday at rainy Meade Stadium.
Quarterback Joe Flacco scored the game-winner on a three-yard touchdown
run with 6:51 left to play just moments after hitting tight end Ben
Patrick on a 42-yard pass as the Blue Hens (2-1, 1-0 Atlantic 10)
bounced back from a 17-10 setback at home to Albany last week. The Blue
Hens face a tough task this Saturday as they take on the No. 1 ranked
University of New Hampshire at Delaware Stadium.
Rhode Island (1-2, 0-1 Atlantic 10), which hadn’t played since defeating
NCAA II Merrimack 42-7 back on Sept. 9, pounded out 266 yards on the
ground, including 53 on their first play from scrimmage, and took a
17-10 lead into the final stanza before running out of gas. The Rams’
266 yards rushing were the most allowed by Delaware since Navy, another
triple-option attack, rushed for 346 in 2004 and the most by an NCAA
I-AA opponent since Georgia Southern rushed for 279 yards in the 2002
“Any win on the road in the Atlantic 10 is a great win,” said Delaware
head coach K.C. Keeler, whose squad also trailed 10-3 heading into
halftime. “We had a tough loss last week and to let things get away
would have been a bad thing. We had a championship week of practice. I
really liked the way we came back. Our kids never panicked. The offense
they were seeing was brand new but our kids battled and did a pretty
good job. We could have collapsed a few times in the second half but our
Flacco hit on 15 of 30 passes for 205 yards while Omar Cuff run for 76
yards on 19 carries and Patrick caught six passes for 91 yards. Cuff
moved into 10th place on the all-time UD rushing list with his effort,
moving past Dan Reeder (2,067 yards in 1982-84) with 2,103 yards. Rhode
Island’s Jimmy Hughes ran for 106 yards while Joe Casey picked up 97
yards. The Rams completed just four passes for 32 yards on the day.
Delaware overcame a scoreless third quarter that saw the offense
struggle to gain just five total yards on 13 plays. That enabled Rhode
Island to take a 17-10 lead with 8:08 left in the stanza when
quarterback Derek Cassidy scored his second touchdown of the day. The
drive was set up when Stuart Kenworthy’s punt travelled just 28 yards to
the URI 38-yard line. Rhode Island then ran 12 straight running plays,
six by Cassidy, capped by the short scoring run.
The Blue Hens finally got things going in the final quarter to pull out
the win. Delaware’s Roger Brown recovered a fumble on a botched handoff
to Casey that was forced by Bubba Jespersen at the URI-30-yard line. The
Hens followed with a nine-play drive that was capped by Cuff’s two-yard
burst up the middle with 11:13 left to play that tied the game at 17-17.
Cuff took care of the final 12 yards of the drive on four runs,
including a key nine-yarder to the two.
“Omar really took over for us in that final quarter,” said Keeler. “He
was spectacular. When it came down to it, Omar came up big for us.”
After Rhode Island went three plays and out on their next drive, the
Hens got the ball on their own 38-yard line and drove for the
game-winner. The big play of the drive came when Flacco hit Patrick down
the left sideline for a 42-yard gain to the six-yard line. After Cuff’s
three-yard run put the ball on the three, Flacco completed the drive
when he faked a handoff and ran around the left side untouched for the
touchdown and the 24-17 lead.
The Rams never made it out of their own end of the field on their next
possession, giving the ball up on their own 21-yard line. Cuff took over
for the Hens, running out the clock and preserving the win as he gained
28 yards on four carries. Flacco then took a knee on the URI one-yard
line to finish out the victory.
The first half ended in a 10-10 deadlock with the Blue Hens tying the
game up on an 11-yard run by freshman Jared Bradley with 3:57 left in
the second quarter. The run capped a 74-yard drive that included two big
third down plays with Joe Flacco hitting Kervin Michaud for a 21-yard
gain to the URI 44-yard line and then running himself for 11 yards to
the Ram 25-yard line.
Rhode Island piled up 198 yards rushing on the ground as its
triple-option attack frustrated the Blue Hens. The Rams’ Jimmy Hughes
ran for 53 yards on the first play from scrimmage, setting up a 32-yard
field goal by Colin Gallagher with 11:54 left in the first half to open
Delaware had some early success of its own as Flacco hit Mark Duncan on
a 51-yard bomb on the Hens’ first place from scrimmage, putting the ball
on the URI 19-yard line. The drive stalled, but Zach Hobby connected on
a 36-yard field goal, his school record eighth straight successful
conversion, to tie the score at 3-3 with 10:36 left in the half.
The Rams took a 10-3 lead with seven seconds left in the first half when
Derek Cassidy capped a 65-yard drive with a one-yard dive. The drive was
highlighted by a 28-yard run by Joe Casey off a fake punt that put the
ball on the UD 31-yard line. Cassidy scored seven plays later.
NORFOLK, VA -- #13 Old Dominion University held a 24-7 advantage in shots and scored a goal in each half on its way to downing the University of Delaware, 2-0, in the Colonial Athletic Association opener for both teams.
Zachary Kinney and Edson Elcock each scored a goal for ODU, while Jonathan Curry-Edwards made 11 saves in his debut for the Hens.
The Monarchs (6-1, 1-0 CAA) took the lead with under 15 minutes remaining in the first half when Kinney took a pass from A.J. Kulp and beat Edwards with the first goal of the game.
Just over 20 minutes into the second half, Elcock gave the Monarchs a 2-0 lead when he was sent in on a break on the Blue Hen net by a pass from Trevor Banks.
Curry-Edwards kept the Hens in the game by making 11 saves, a season-high for a Delaware goalkeeper.
The Hens will return to action on Sunday when they travel to Williamsburg to take on the College of William & Mary at 2 p.m.
MEN'S SOCCER: Nesterak Brings Home Victory
POUGHKEEPSIE, Ny. - Swarthmore sophomore midfielder Evan Nesterak scored
the winning goal in the 98th minute, sending the Garnet to victory over
host Vassar in overtime, 3-2, at Prentiss Field. The Garnet (3-1) also got
scores from midfielders J.P. Faunes '08 and Ladule Lako Lo Sarah '09.
VOLLEYBALL: Swarthmore Outlasts Rutgers-Newark
NEWARK, Nj. - Swarthmore senior outside hitter Erica Geroge tallied a
game-high 17 kills and 22 digs while junior middle blocker Katherine Gold
added 12 kills as the Garnet defeated Rutgers-Newark 3-2 (30-25, 30-22,
28-30, 29-31, 15-11) in non-conference volleyball action on Saturday afternoon.
SUBJECT: No. 15 Delaware Just Misses Shutout with 30-7 Win over West
Chester in Football Opener
DATE: September 9, 2006
NEWARK, DE -- The University of Delaware came within 19 seconds of its first shutout since 2003 and junior Joe Flacco threw two touchdown
passes and ran for another in his debut as the 15th ranked Blue Hens opened the 2006 season with a 30-7 football victory over West Chester at
Delaware Stadium Saturday night.
Flacco, in his first year of eligibility at Delaware since transferring from the University of Pittsburgh, connected on scoring passes of 16
yards to freshman Jared Bradley and 50 yards to fellow Pitt transfer Robbie Agnone and also scored on a short touchdown run as the Hens (1-0)
built a 27-0 halftime lead and never looked back. The game was played before a sellout crowd of 22,329, the 13th straight sellout at Delaware
Stadium since the 2004 season.
Zach Hobby added a school-record tying three field goals, including a career-long 45-yarder, and Bradley rushed for a game-high 91 yards in
his collegiate debut to lead the Blue Hens, who downed the NCAA Division I Rams (0-2) for the 13th straight time. West Chester has advanced to
the NCAA II Tournament each of the past two seasons.
Delaware held West Chester to 252 total yards and took advantage of four Ram turnovers but just barely missed posting its first shutout since
downing Colgate 40-0 in the 2003 NCAA I-AA championship game and its first season-opening shutout since downing West Chester by a 28-0 score in 1991. West Chester defensive back Maurice Garlic scooped up a fumble by backup Delaware running back Matt Ruggiero and raced 83 yards for a touchdown with just 19 seconds remaining to spoil the Hens’ shutout bid.
“It was a sloppy first game and I was disappointed that we didn’t finish it (shutout) off,” said Delaware head coach K.C. Keeler, who improved to 13-1 all-time in season openers, including a 4-1 mark at Delaware.
“Great teams do that. But we saw some good things and we will enjoy every single win. We have a lot to work on but we’ll get back to practice this week and see if we can get better.”
Flacco completed 9 of 18 passes for 110 yards and two touchdowns but threw an interception, lost two fumbles, and was sacked three times.
Bradley rushed 20 times for 91 yards while All-American Omar Cuff gained 59 yards on 12 carries before leaving the game with leg cramps early in
the second half.
West Chester, which turned the ball over four times itself, managed just 250 total yards with Osagie Osunde gaining 48 yards rushing on 13
carries. Bill Zwaan hit on 6 of 15 passes for 35 yards while Matt Burdalski hit on 4 of 8 for 42 yards.
Hobby opened the scoring with a 45-yard field goal with 5:28 left in the opening quarter and Flacco made it 10-0 when he scored on a four-yard
burst after Aaron Hicks returned an interception 31 yards to the WCU eight-yard line. Bradley made it 17-0 with 31 seconds left in the opening quarter as he scored a touchdown on a 16-yard screen pass from Flacco on the first touch of his college career.
The lead increased to 27-0 at the half as Flacco hit Agnone on a 50-yard bomb down the left sideline early in the second half and Hobby hit a
29-yard field goal with 22 seconds left in the half. The field goal was set up when Bubba Jespersen recovered a Zwaan fumble at the WCU 32-yard line.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 8, 2006
NO. 24 BOSTON UNIVSERITY DOWNS SAINT JOSEPH'S SOCCER TEAM, 3-1
BOSTON - Playing against its toughest opponent to date, the Saint Joseph's women's soccer team put forth a gritty effort, but it wasn't enough Friday evening as the Hawks fell to the No. 24 ranked Boston University Terriers 3-1.
Boston University opened the scoring in the 31st minute as Farrell McClernon beat the Hawks' junior goalkeeper Jen Kuhn (Wernersville, PA/Conrad Weiser) to give the Terriers a 1-0 edge. Emily Pallotta and Taleen Dimirdjan assisted on the goal.
Saint Joseph's didn't trail for long, as senior forward Ali Wean (Wallingfrod, PA/Strath Haven) tied the game up three minutes later. Wean took a pass of a free kick by teammate Kaiti McCaffery (Langhorne, PA/Conwell-Egan)to tie the game at 1-1 at 33:58.
Unfortunately for the Hawks, the Terrie rs struck right before the half as Marisha Schumacher-Hodge one-timed home a pass from Paula Moniz at 44:14.
In the second half, Boston University extended its lead to 3-1 on McClernon's second goal of the game off a corner kick by Schumacher-Hodge at 79:27.
For the game, the Terriers out shot the Hawks 16-4 and held a 5-0 edge in corners. Between the pipes, Kuhn made a game-high eight saves, while Stephanie Dreyer made two for the victory at the other end.
Individually, Wean tallied her team-leading fourth goal of the season in the loss.
With the loss, the Hawks fall to 2-3-0 on the season, while the Terriers improve to 3-1-1.
The Hawks return to Sunday, September 10, at Northeastern. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.
SUBJECT: Delaware Downs William & Mary, 2-0, For First Conference Win
DATE: September 22, 2006
WILLIAMSBURG, VA -- Paul Danaher and T.C. Young each scored their first goal of the season and Taylor Thames made seven saves in leading the University of Delaware menâ€™s soccer team to a 2-0 win over the College of William & Mary on
The win is Delaware's first in nine tries against the Tribe, after going 0-7-1 in eight previous matchups. William & Mary (5-5, 1-1 CAA) had lost four previous games, all to teams ranked in the top 24 nationally.
Delaware (3-2-2, 1-0 CAA) took the lead 6:38 into the second half when Danaher put home his first collegiate goal with an assist from Sobhan Tadjalli. Just under 15 minutes later, Tadjalli recorded his second assist of the day when his corner kick was put home by T.C.Young.
Brennan Wergley made one save for the Tribe, while Taylor Thames made seven saves for his third shutout of the season.
The Hens will return to action on Friday when they play host to Virginia Commonwealth at 7 p.m. at Delaware Mini-Stadium.
The Neumann Knights Men’s soccer squad (0-3) found them on unusual grounds Wednesday as they hosted Rutgers-Camden University (1-1) under the lights at Widener University.
In the first half, the Knights kept it a close game with solid defense led by juniors Matthew Higgins (Coopersburg, PA. Southern Lehigh) and captain Jimmy Diamond (Philadelphia, PA. Northeast Catholic). Neumann found themselves down at the half 1-0 by one of Rodney Guishard’s two goals coming at 6:24.
During the first minute of the second half the Raptors bit again with Guishard’s 2nd goal of the game. The Knights fought back with offence from mid-fielder Jimmy Diamond who recorded both shots on goal for the team. Rutgers-Camden added to their lead at 61:33 by sophomore Andrew Dorsey to secure the 3-0 win.
Freshman Cory Grove (Allentown, PA. Parkland) saw his first colligate start in goal and recorded 5 saves on the night for the Knights.
The Knights will regroup for Saturday when they host Eastern University in a conference match-up.
Justin McCall's Goal in the Second Overtime Lifts Men's Soccer to 4-3 Conference
Victory at Lebanon Valley
9/19/06 -- Freshman Justin McCall (Brookhaven, PA) scored in the second overtime
as Widener won its Commonwealth Conference opener, 4-3 at Lebanon Valley in
McCall took a pass from sophomore Doug Gabel (Feasterville, PA) and directed it
home in the 108th minute for his first career goal.
That capped a second overtime in which the Pioneers (2-3-1, 1-0 CC) owned a 3-1
Widener posted a 12-8 advantage in shots in the second half to score twice.
Sophomore William James (Perkasie, PA) tallied in the 66th minute off Gabel's
assist for a 2-2 tie and his team-leading third goal of the season.
Widener grabbed its first lead, 3-2, in the 78th minute as Gabel netted his
second of the season off an assist from senior Travis Jones (Lancaster, PA).
Zack Barkus tied it for the Dutchmen (3-4, 0-1) in the 82nd minute.
Freshman Max Bernhard (Coopersburg, PA) scored for Widener in the first half
sandwiched between two first-half goals from Eric Nkurunziza and Adam Burns for
Freshman Marty Squicciarini (Lansdale, PA) made six saves for the Pioneers and
John Mentzer had five for the Dutchmen.
Widener returns home Friday to host Moravian as part of a doubleheader with the
women's team. The women's game begins at 6:00 pm followed the men's contest at
WIDENER’S TODD FAIRLIE TABBED ECAC DIVISION III MEN’S LACROSSE SOUTH/METRO ALL-STAR
Centerville, MA (June 19, 2006) – Widener senior Todd Fairlie (Broomall,
PA/Marple Newtown) collected another award today as he was named ECAC Division III Men’s Lacrosse South/Metro All-Star.
An Honorable Mention Division III All-America according to the United States
In tercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) and a three-time All-Middle
Atlantic Conference member, Fairlie once again gave the Pioneers another
standout season. He easily led the league with 45 assists and 82 points,
finished third with 37 goals and notched at least five points in 10 of the
Pioneers’ 18 contests.
Fairlie was at his best in Widener’s last four games of the season. He posted
seven goals and four assists over two games during the MAC Tournament and was
named tournament MVP, helping the team win its ninth conference title in 11
years. He had five points in Widener’s first-round NCAA Tournament victory at
Kenyon and netted a season-high five goals in the second round at No. 2
Fairlie concluded his career fifth in school history with 119 goals, second with
152 assists and third with 271 points.
The Honorable Mention Preseason All-American, as selected by Inside Lacrosse
Magazine, helped No. 1 8 Widener (13-5, 9-1 MAC) clinch its fifth trip to the
NCAA Tournament. The victory at Kenyon was the team’s first in the NCAA
Fairlie also competed in the STX North/South Senior All-Star Game on May 26. He
scored a man-down goal for the Division III All-Stars in a 17-6 loss against the
Division I & II All-Stars.
Fairlie’s exploits are not limited to lacrosse. A safety on the football team,
he was tabbed first team Division III All-America by Don Hansen’s National
Weekly Football Gazette, East Region Defensive Player of the Year by the
Football Gazette, Honorable Mention All-America and first team All-East Region
by D3Football.com as well as second team all-conference.
Former Terrapin men's lacrosse All-American Joe Walters was selected as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2006 Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft Wednesday night in Fairfield, Conn. Walters, a Rochester, N.Y., native, was selected by his hometown team, the Rochester Rattlers.
Walters, the 2006 Attackman of the Year and one of five finalists for the Tewaaraton Trophy, is Maryland's all-time leader in points and goals with 227 and 153, respectfully, and was the active career leader among Division I players in both statistical categories in 2006. This past season, Walters led the Terps with 60 points on 36 goals and 24 assists, becoming the first Maryland player to lead the team in total points in each of his four years. Prior to the draft, Walters was named the MVP of the Warrior Major League Challenge after scoring five goals, including a two-pointer, and adding an assist.
Two-time first team All-American Bill McGlone was also a first round selection, going to the Baltimore Bayhawks with the fifth overall selection. McGlone was the only repeat first team All-American after scoring 33 points on 22 goals and 11 assists, which ranked him third on the team behind Walters and Xander Ritz. The Swarthmore, Pa., native was also named to the All-ACC team for the second time and was a preseason first team All-American by Inside Lacrosse magazine. McGlone scored a goal and added two assists in the Warrior Major League Challenge.
The Bayhawks also selected Maryland's Brendan Healy with their first selection in the second round, the 13th overall pick. Healy a three-time All-American was one of the fastest players in college lacrosse and will be a consistent threat in the fast paced, up and down style of Major League Lacrosse, according to majorleaguelacrosse.com. He scored 14 of his 21 goals in Maryland's last seven games and finished fourth on the team in points and goals with 32 and 21, respectively.
The final Terp to be selected was Ritz, who was a third-round selection (27th overall) by the Philadelphia Barrage. Ritz, a native of Wayne, Pa., scored a career-best 46 points on 34 goals and 12 assists. That goal total is 18 more than his previous season-best of 16 as a freshman at Delaware. He scored 10 of his 34 goals on extra-man opportunities, helping the Terps to a .500 extra-man conversion percentage that was third in the nation.
Walters, McGlone, Healy and Ritz will all play their first professional games this Saturday, June 3. Walters' Rochester Rattlers will travel to the West Coast to play the Los Angeles Riptide. McGlone and Healy will suit up for the Bayhawks when they play at the Denver Outlaws. Ritz and the Barrage will host the New Jersey Pride.
Todd Fairlie Named First Team Division III Preseason All-America by Don Hansen's
National Weekly Football Gazette
8/1/06 -- Widener senior safety Todd Fairlie (Broomall, PA), a first team
All-America pick last season, has been named first team Division III Preseason
All-America by Don Hansen’s National Weekly Football Gazette.
Fairlie was cited based on his spectacular 2005 campaign in which he also was
tabbed Division III East Region Defensive Player of the Year by the Football
Gazette, Honorable Mention All-America and first team All-East Region by
D3Football.com as well as second team All-Middle Atlantic Conference.
Possessing the ability to change the game with his energetic play, the 5-8
Fairlie was twice named MAC Defensive Player of the Week. His first award came
after Widener’s 41-38 victory at Lebanon Valley from September 24. In that
contest, he forced and recovered a fumble at the Pioneers’ one yard line,
intercepted a pass leading to the go-ahead touchdown and recovered an onside
kick in the closing minutes.
Fairlie’s second award occurred after Widener’s 31-28 triumph at then No. 29
Salisbury on November 5. He forced and recovered a fumble at the Pioneers’ one
yard line and returned an interception 23 yards in the closing moments, setting
up a game-winning field goal.
His efforts helped the Pioneers (8-3, 6-3 MAC) notch eight victories for the
fifth time in eight seasons and post their first undefeated campaign at home
(5-0) since recording the same mark in 2002. Widener defeated Montclair State,
27-18, in the ECAC South Atlantic Bowl on November 19 for the school’s first
postseason title since its second national championship in 1981.
Fairlie becomes the first for the Pioneers’ football team named first team
All-America since 2003, when defensive lineman Thomas DeMoss was so honored by
the Associated Press Little All-America Team and the American Football Coaches
Association. He is the first bestowed a first team pick by the Football Gazette
since 2001, when the group honored Defensive Player of the Year T.J. Hess at
defensive back and NFL pick Michael Coleman at wide receiver.
Also a standout midfielder on the lacrosse team, Fairlie last spring was named
Honorable Mention All-America by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse
Association (USILA), first team All-MAC and an ECAC Men’s Lacrosse South/Metro
All-Star. He easily led the league with 45 assists and 82 points and finished
third with 37 goals for No. 18 Widener (13-5, 9-1 MAC), which won its ninth MAC
title in 11 years and notched its first NCAA Tournament victory in school
The football team opens its season Saturday, September 9 at home against Wilkes.
Force and Whitman lead Gettysburg to sweep of Swarthmore
SWARTHMORE, Pa. – Christian Force (Shippensburg, PA/Berwick) and Tobin Whitman (Lyme Center, NH/Hanover) picked up wins as Gettysburg swept Swarthmore in Centennial Conference (CC) action on Tuesday.
Gettysburg (15-20, 7-9 CC) is on a three-game winning streak while Swarthmore falls to 6-21 overall and 1-15 in the CC.
The Garnet jumped out to a 2-0 lead in game one. Scott Dalane doubled to left center field, and Ian Andelstein doubled Dalane home for a 1-0 advantage after the first inning. An RBI single by Travis Allen in the third gave Swarthmore a 2-0 lead after three.
Gettysburg rallied to tie the game at 2-2 in the fourth inning. Andrew Freeburger (Baltimore, MD/Parkville) walked and Brendan McDonald (Bennington, VT/Mt. Anthony Union) singled to give the Bullets runners on first and second. Mark Campo (Arendtsville, PA/Biglerville) followed with a groundball to the third baseman, but a throwing error allowed Freeburger to score. McDonald late r scored on a first-and-third play when Campo stole second base.
Swarthmore plated a run in the sixth to take a 3-2 lead into the final frame. RBI singles by Joe Bonyai (Torrington, CT/Hotchkiss School) and Freeburger helped Gettysburg gain a 5-2 advantage in the top of the seventh.
Force and Brian Koch (Union, NJ/Roselle Catholic) combined to hold the Garnet scoreless in the final half-inning to secure the win. Force struck out six batters and picked up his second victory of the season.
Back-to-back-to-back hits to lead off the fourth inning gave Gettysburg a 2-0 lead in game two.
Brian Pernice (Smithtown, NY/Smithtown) smacked a triple to right-center field. An RBI single to left by Freeburger plated Pernice, and Freeburger scored after a McDonald base hit.
Ben Mendelson scored on a sacrifice in the fifth inning to cut the Bullets lead to 2-1. However, Gettysburg rallied to score five runs in the top of the sixth to take a commanding lead. McDonald led off the frame with a single, and Campo sacrificed him to second base. Matt Stillitano (Ewing, NJ/The Hun School of Princeton) and Chase Straub (Perkasie, PA/Pennridge) followed with consecutive singles. A walk by Dave Olson (Orchard Park, NY/Orchard Park) and a single by Will Kleva (Ocean City, NJ/Ocean City) set the table for a two-run knock by Bonayi. A sacrifice fly by Freeburger plated the Bullets’ fifth run of the inning.
The Garnet managed another run in the ninth, but Whitman shut down Swarthmore for a 7-2 complete-game win. He struck out seven batters, scattered eight hits and only issued two walks for his third win of the season.
Gettysburg returns to action on Thursday at home against Catholic. Game time is 3:30 p.m.
The second seeded University of Maryland men’s lacrosse team
returns to the NCAA Final Four for the third time in the
past four seasons after defeating No. 7 seed Princeton, 11-
6, in the quarterfinals Sunday afternoon in front of 7,260
at Towson’s Unitas Stadium.
The Terps (12-4) used an opportunistic offense and a stingy
defense to stifle the Tigers for much of the contest. Senior
midfielder Brendan Healy scored his third straight hat trick
to pace the Maryland offense, while junior All-America
defenseman Steve Whittenberg tied his career high with six
caused turnovers to lead the defense.
Maryland jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first quarter on a
pair of goals from Healy and one each from senior All-
American Joe Walters and sophomore middie Drew Evans.
Princeton finally got on the board with an unassisted goal
from Scott Sowanick at the 4:19 mark, but junior attackman
Michael Phipps scored a minute later for the Terps to take a
5-1 lead into the second quarter.
That second period saw the Tigers score four goals in 2:57
to tie the game at 5-5. But Princeton would never take the
lead as Maryland settled down and took control of the game
again with a goal by freshman midfielder Dan Groot at 5:42
of the second quarter. Phipps would add another Maryland
goal, his second of the game and the eventual game-winner,
at 3:24 to give the Terps a 7-5 halftime advantage.
The two teams battled in the third quarter with both
defenses holding the opposing offense in check. Healy
tallied the lone goal of the quarter at 9:58, his third of
the game. Walters started the play by drawing a double team
on the right side of the Tiger crease before skipping a pass
to Healy, who laced a shot from 15 yards out on the right
wing past Tiger keeper Alex Hewit.
The fourth quarter started well for the Terps when
Princeton’s Alex Haynie was penalized for illegal procedure
at 13:49 to give Maryland a man-up opportunity. The
Terrapins, who are second in the nation in extra-man
efficiency, took a 9-5 lead when senior Xander Ritz scored
his 10th man-up goal of the season off of a quick feed from
Walters to the left side of the crease.
Sophomore attackman Max Ritz score Maryland’s 10th goal of
the game at the 7:31 mark off an assist from older brother
Xander. Walters would finish off the scoring for the Terps
with his second goal of the day at 3:24. Princeton’s Josh
Lesko scored the game’s final goal with 32 seconds left,
ending a 38:09 scoreless stretch for the Tigers.
In addition to Whittenberg’s six caused turnovers, the
Maryland defense received outstanding efforts from its other
starting close defenders. Sophomore Joe Cinosky caused three
turnovers and picked up three groundballs, while junior All-
American Ray Megill had four groundballs and one caused
turnover. In goal, All-American Harry Alford stopped eight
shots, including six in the second half.
The Terps also controlled the game from the face-off circle
with senior David Tamberrino winning 11 of 20 draws and
picking up a game-high seven groundballs. Junior defensive
midfielder Jimmy Borell was outstanding on the wing for the
Terps, tying his career best with five groundballs.
The Terps will meet unseeded Massachusetts in the semifinals
on Saturday, May 27, at Lincoln Financial Field. Face-off
between the Minutemen and the Terrapins is scheduled for
2:00 p.m. The first semifinal will pit No. 1 seed Virginia
vs. No. 5 seed Syracuse at 11:30 a.m.
• With today’s 11-6 win Maryland is now 29-12-1 all-
time vs. Princeton and 1-5 vs. the Tigers in the NCAA
• The Terps are now 19-8 all-time in the quarterfinals
of the NCAA Tournament.
• With four points on two goals and two assists, Joe
Walters now has 41 multi-goal and 52 multi-point games in
• Walters raised his career record totals at Maryland
to 153 goals and 227 points.
• Xander Ritz scored a goal and added an assist to
raise his career total to 42 multi-point games.
• Today’s game marked the 11th time the Ritz brothers
have scored goals in the same game.
• Bill McGlone did not score a goal for the first time
this season, ending his goal-scoring streak at 15 games.
• Brendan Healy scored three times to raise his career
totals to eight hat tricks, 18 multi-goal and 27 multi-point
• The Maryland defense held the Tigers scoreless in
the third quarter, upping its season total of scoreless
quarters to 18.
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Track & Field Enjoys Successful First Day at ECAC Championships
5/18/06 -- Widener put forth a strong outing in day one of the ECAC Track & Field Championships in Springfield, MA.
Senior Zach Miller (Media, PA) finished second in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 9:35.51. Junior Chris Steigerwalt (Lehighton, PA) is sixth after day one of the decathlon and sophomore Chris Slabek (Philadelphia, PA) qualified for the final of the 110-meter hurdles, running in 15.69 seconds.
No. 18 WIDENER MEN’S LACROSSE TO VISIT GETTYSBURG IN SECOND ROUND OF NCAA
TOURNAMENT ON SATURDAY
Chester, PA (May 11, 2006) – No. 18 Widener, fresh off its first NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Tournament victory, on Saturday visits second-ranked Gettysburg in the second round at 1:00 pm.
The winner advances to the NCAA Division III quarterfinals against either Cabrini or Roanoke. It is the schools’ first meeting since Gettysburg notched a 19-6 victory in 2000, spoiling Widener’s maiden voyage to the NCAA Tournament.
Widener (13-4) notched an 11-9 triumph Wednesday at Kenyon in the first round. Senior Alan Krawitz (Havertown, PA/Haverford) tied a season high with three goals with sophomore Luke Weber (Lititz, PA/Manheim Township), senior Dennis Mann (Havertown, PA/Haverford) and junior Gavin Goane (Springfield,
PA/Springfield) all scoring twice. Senior Todd Fairlie (Broomall, PA/Marple Newtown) added a goal and four assists.
Making their fifth appearance in the NCAA Tournament, the Pioneers tied the team mark for most victories in a season (1998, 1999). They also won their 10th straight game to move within one of the school record from 2002.
The 13th victory also sets a new single-season best for sixth-year coach Jamie Steele. The school’s winningest coach with 65 victories went 12-4 in 2002 and 2003.
This marks the first NCAA Tournament victory for a school from the MAC. Widener has won nine MAC championships over the last 11 seasons.
WIDENER’S JAMIE SCHILD NAMED FIRST TEAM ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT 2 FOR BASEBALL
Chester, PA (May 11, 2006) – Senior Jamie Schild (Fairport, NY/RIT), who last season was selected a CoSIDA first team Academic All-America for Widener, today was named first team CoSIDA Academic All-District 2 for baseball.
Schild enjoyed another standout campaign for the Pioneers. He ended fifth on the team with a .338 batting average, second with 34 RBI, third with 21 stolen bases, first with four triples and tied for third with nine doubles. Schild also closed fifth in the Commonwealth Conference with a .547 slugging percentage, eighth with 50 hits, tied for sixth in RBI and tied for second in stolen bases.
The standout infielder started all 39 games this season, including 31 at second base. He posted a nine-game hitting streak (3/5-17), during which he batted .415 (17-for-41), and recorded seven multi-RBI contests.
His effort helped the Pioneers (25-13-1, 14-6-1 CC) close second in the league and advance to the conference tournament.
Schild owns a 3.64 grade-point average in Civil Engineering and is a two-time member of the Middle Atlantic Conference Academic Honor Roll. He became the 39th student-athlete in school history to earn Academic All-America honors, a number that has since risen to 40.
Schild is the fourth Widener student-athlete this year to earn Academic
All-District honors. Doug Schlack (Easton, PA) from the football team was tabbed first team en route to All-America honors, fellow senior from the football team Fran Golden (Doylestown, PA) was named second team and volleyball sophomore Rachel Chizmadia (Saline, MI) earned third-team honors.
BRIAN CAMPBELL, JAMIE SCHILD AND JOSH McLEOD NAMED FIRST TEAM ALL-COMMONWEALTH
CONFERENCE FOR BASEBALL; BILL DAVIS TABBED CO-ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Annville, PA (May 15, 2006) – Widener junior Brian Campbell (Media, PA/Cardinal
O’Hara) and seniors Jamie Schild (Fairport, NY/RIT) and Josh McLeod
(Phoenixville, PA/Great Valley) were among those cited f or Commonwealth
Conference awards in baseball.
Campbell was named first team all-conference at shortstop and pitcher, Schild
took home the honor at second base and McLeod was tabbed as an outfielder.
Freshman utility player Bill Davis (Penndel, PA/Neshaminy) was honored as the
league’s Co-Rookie of the Year as well as second team all-conference with
sophomore catcher Matt Fischer (Bensalem, PA/Conwell-Egan Catholic) earning a
Campbell went on a tear this season in many ways. He closed third in the league
and second for the Pioneers with a .401 batting average, fourth in the league
with 54 hits, tied for second with 22 stolen bases and also had 10 doubles and
31 RBI. Campbell also made his mark on the mound, ending 5-1 with a 3.28 ERA
along with 46 strikeouts and just 15 walks over 49 1/3 innings.
Schild, a two-time first team member, ended fifth on the team with a .338
batting average, second with 34 RBI, third with 21 stolen bases, tied for third
with nine doubles, fifth in the conference with a .547 slugging percentage and
eighth with 50 hits. The first team Academic All-America from last year was
named first team Academic All-District this season with the national voting to
be released after Memorial Day.
McLeod used his awesome power to close second in the league with a .417 batting
average, tied for first with 52 RBI, third with a .669 slugging percentage,
first with a .548 on-base percentage, fifth with 53 hits and tops for Widener
with 11 doubles and five home runs. McLeod last season was named second team
Davis ended ninth in the league with a .361 batting average, sixth with 52 hits
and first with 23 stolen bases. In sharing rookie honors with Adam Sheibley
from Elizabethtown, Davis finished 5-1 on the mound with a 5.01 ERA over 46
Fischer made his mark behind the plate . He threw out 12 attempted base
stealers, posted a .980 fielding percentage with just four errors over 198
chances and had a team best 172 putouts. Fischer batted .286 with nine doubles
and 22 RBI.
Widener (25-13-1, 14-6-1 CC) closed second in the league and advance to the
Date: Sat, 29 Apr 2006 01:10:54 +0000
Track & Field at Penn Relays
Golf Fourth at Centennial Conference Championship Tournament
TRACK & FIELD: Garnet Men Run in Pop Hadelton
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - The Swarthmore men competed in the annual Pop Hadelton race, a 4x400 meter race, at the 2006 Penn Relays at Franklin Field on Thursday afternoon. The quartet of Connor Darby '09, Matt Schiller '07, Tyler Lyson '06, and Dillon McGrew '07 finished ninth with a time of 3:31.10.
GOLF: Garnet Fourth at CCs
PEACH BOTTOM, Pa. - Junior Eric Zwick carded a team-best 79 to finish day tied for sixth place and the Garnet posted a team score of 329 to hold fourth after day one of competition at the 2006 Centennial Conference Championships held at Pilgrim's Oak Golf Course in central Pennsylvania on Friday afternoon. Senior Michael Cullinan is in ninth place after posting an 80, freshman David Lau carded an 84, and junior Ed Goldstein shot an 86 as the Garnet found themselves nine strokes behind first-round leader Franklin & Marshall (320).
No. 2 seed Maryland will take on No. 7 seed Princeton in the NCAA Quarterfinals this Sunday at Unitas Stadium in Towson, Md. Face-off is set for 12:00 p.m. in a game that will be televised throughout the nation, distributed through ESPN Regional Syndication. It will be shown live on Comcast SportsNet in the Mid-Atlantic Region. The game will be also available on DirecTV on ESPNU. Dave Ryan and Quint Kessinich will call the action from Towson.
• The Terps are making their 29th NCAA Tournament appearance, the second most of any school in NCAA history and is vying for its 19th trip to the NCAA Semifinals. Princeton is making its return to the NCAA tournament after missing postseason action for the first time in 16 years last season. The Tigers earned an at-large berth out of the Ivy League. Princeton is 10-4 in 14 trips to the quarterfinals.
• The winner of the Maryland/Princeton game will take on the winner of the No. 3 Hofstra (17-1)/UMass (11-4) game on Saturday, May 27 in the national semifinals at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pa. The Pride and the Minutemen play at 12 noon on Saturday, May 20, at Stony Brook's Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium.
Top 5 Terp Tidbits
• Maryland leads the all-time series with Princeton 28-12-1.
• Maryland's seniors are accounting for 73.0% (108 goals) of the teams's 148 goals.
• Of the Terps' 242 points (148 G, 94 A) in 2006, 164 (67.8%) have been produced by seniors, including 56 by Joe Walters and 43 by Xander Ritz .
• Seventeen different Terps have scored goals in 2006, including five who have scored more than 15 each.
• The Terps are 18-8 all-time in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament.
UCLA Beats Stanford, 8-7, On Tim Stewart's Ninth Inning Walkoff Homer
Los Angeles, Calif. - Tim Stewart's two-out walkoff homer in the bottom of the ninth lifted UCLA (30-22, 12-9 Pac-10) to a dramatic 8-7 victory over Stanford (29-23, 11-13 Pac-10) in a key series rubber game between the clubs Sunday at Jackie Robinson Stadium. The homer was the second of the game for Stewart (2-4, 2 HR, 4 RBI), who also had a three-run blast to cap a six-run Bruin fifth that erased an early 5-0 Stanford lead. Blair Dunlap (2-3, HR, RBI) also had a key long ball for the Bruins when he led off the bottom of the eighth with a solo shot that answered Michael Taylor's solo shot in the top half of the inning that had given Stanford a 7-6 lead.
Chris Lewis (3-4, HR, 3 RBI) also homered and drove in three runs for the Cardinal in the contest, while Jason Castro (2-4, 2B, RBI), Grant Escue (2-3) and Ryan Seawell (2-4, SB) added two hits each with Castro extending his career-high hit streak to 10 games. Chris Minaker also ran his hit streak to nine with an RBI single in the top of the first.
Cody Decker (2-4) and Ryan Babineau (2-4) added two hits each for UCLA.
Matt Manship (2-6) took the loss, allowing the final two Bruin homers to Dunlap and Stewart in an otherwise solid relief outing (3.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 SO).
Josh Roenicke (2-3) pitched a scoreless top of the ninth for the Bruins to pick up the victory, allowing just one walk and striking out two.
Stanford jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the top of the first inning, collecting five singles and a walk in the rally. Three consecutive singles by Seawell, Escue and Minaker to start the game plated Seawell with the first Cardinal run. After Taylor lined to center field for the first out, UCLA starter Tyson Brummett (6.0 IP, 11 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO) walked Molina to load the bases for Lewis, who responded with a two-RBI single to left to field to score Escue and Minaker. Castro capped the rally when he followed with an RBI single to bring home Molina.
Stanford added another run in the fourth to go ahead 5-0 when Castro led off with a double down the left field line, moved to third on a sacrifice bunt from John Hester and scored when Joey August fought off an 0-2 pitch for a line drive RBI single to center.
The Bruins turned a 5-0 deficit into a 6-5 lead when UCLA batted around in its six-run fifth that Stewart capped when he blasted a three-run homer off Stanford reliever Erik Davis (0.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER). Dunlap had started the rally with a leadoff single against Cardinal starter Jeremy Bleich (4.1 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO) and Babineau just beat out an infield single two batter later to put Bruins on first and second with one out. Jermaine Curtis followed with an RBI double to score Dunlap with the first Bruin run of the contest. A hard-hit RBI infield single by Crawford brought home Babineau and ended Bleich's outing. Jensen then greeted Davis with an RBI single to score Curtis before Stewart lofted Davis' 2-2 delivery just over a jumping August at the left field wall.
Lewis tied the score at 6-6 when he lined an opposite field homer just inside the right field foul pole with one out in the top of the sixth, before Taylor and Dunlap traded their eighth inning solo shots.
Stanford will conclude its 2006 regular season with three non-conference contests next week, beginning with a game at Pacific on Wednesday, May 24 (2 pm, PT). The contest was originally scheduled for the previous day but was moved to Wednesday to allow members of the Stanford Baseball program to attend memorial services this Tuesday for former head coach Dutch Fehring, who passed away at the age of 93 on April 13. The Cardinal will then play a two-game home-and-home series with UC Davis, hosting the Aggies on Friday (6 pm, PT) before traveling to Davis on Saturday (2 pm, PT).
The 16 Regional host sites for the 2006 NCAA Championship will be announced on Sunday, May 28, while the 64-team field will be revealed on Monday, May 29. Stanford has made 12 consecutive appearances (1994-2005) in the postseason.
* Stanford had its three-series win streak snapped by dropping two-of-three at UCLA this Friday-Sunday but still had an 8-4 record in the second half of league play to finish its conference slate with an 11-13 mark after posting just a 3-9 record in the first half of league action
* Despite Sunday's loss at UCLA, Stanford remained in fifth-place in the Pac-10 standings
* Stanford had its string of eight consecutive series victories over UCLA snapped as the Bruins beat the Cardinal for the first time in a series since 1997
* Stanford lost for the first time this season when the Cardinal has hit two or more home runs, falling to 11-1 in those contests
* Jason Castro extended his career-high hit streak to 10 games
* Chris Minaker extended his hit streak to nine in a row and has hit safely in 21 of his last 22 contests
* Chris Minaker started his 149th consecutive game at shortstop and has played every inning at the position in the last two seasons
* Chris Lewis started his 111th straight contest
Elizabethtown Defeats MAC Rival Scranton 12-8; Frankie Puzzangara Sets Etown Season Goal and Ground Ball Records
ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. --- Elizabethtown the University of Scranton 12-8 at home in a Middle Atlantic Conference game Wednesday. The win improves the Blue Jays to 5-9 overall and 5-4 in the MAC, while Scranton drops to 3-11 overall and 3-7 in the MAC with the loss. In that game, Elizabethtown junior midfielder Frankie Puzzangara (Wallingford, PA/Strath Haven) set new program records for most goals and most ground balls in a season.
Scranton’s Kevin Joyce (Floral Park, NY/Chaminade) scored the game’s first goal 1:54 after the opening whistle. Etown’s Jeff Cowan (Drexel Hill, PA/Upper Darby) tied the score at 1-1 with 10:40 on the clock in the first quarter. Scranton went ahead 2-1 58 seconds later when Dan Stallone (South Plainfield, NJ/St. Joseph’s Metuchen) scored. Puzzangara scored his first goal of the game on a man-up opportunity with 3:24 left in the quarter to tie the game 2-2, and a Matt Seiboth (Havertown, PA/Haverford) goal with 2:24 left gave Etown a 3-2 lead at the end of the first quarter. Despite the tight score, Elizabethtown out-shot Scranton 20-5 and held a 15-6 edge in ground balls in the first quarter.
Etown took a 4-2 lead 1:07 into the second quarter when a Puzzangara shot ricocheted off Scranton goaltender Thomas Davis (Media, PA/Penncrest) and into the stick of Chris Harrison (Newark, DE/Salesianum), who buried the ball into the net for his first goal of the game. Scranton followed with a goal at 8:57 when Todd Cuccia (Larchmont, NY/Iona Prep.) scored. Harrison scored again for Etown with 4:09 left in the second quarter, and Scranton scored again at 3:51 on an Edward Boate (Media, PA/Penncrest) goal. Puzzangara scored his second goal of the game at 3:25 to give Etown a 6-4 lead. His third goal, and his record-tying 40th goal of the season, came with 41 seconds left in the second quarter to extend the Blue Jay lead to 7-4. Scranton narrowed the gap to 7-5 just 11 seconds later when Boate scored again.
Tom Welch (West Chester, PA/West Chester East) scored with 14:34 left in the third quarter to extend Etown’s lead to 8-5. Scranton cut the deficit to 8-6 on a Cuccia goal with 2:19 left in the third quarter.
Etown went up 9-6 as Puzzangara scored his Etown-record 41st goal of the season and fourth goal of the game with 14:25 left in the fourth quarter. The old record of 40 was set by Sean Thomson in the program’s inaugural season of 2002. Scranton responded with a goal by Joyce at 12:15 in the fourth quarter. Etown then rattled off three unanswered goals beginning at 8:52 as Welch scored again. At 8:43, Harrison scored his third goal of the game, and Max Felty (Elizabethtown, PA/Lancaster Country Day) followed with the second goal of his collegiate career at 4:59 to give Etown a 12-7 lead. Scranton scored its last goal with 2:20 left as Cuccia scored a man-down goal.
In addition to his four goals, Puzzangara also had an assist and 15 ground balls in the game. The 15 ground balls boosted his season total to 104, also setting a new Etown season record. The old record of 91 was set by Chris McCrea ’05 last season. On top of all of that, Puzzangara also won 17 of the 20 face-offs he took. Defender Gary Senese (West Chester, PA/Tatnall School, DE) had six ground balls for the Blue Jays, and goalie Chris Schuch (Columbia, PA/Hempfield) made nine saves and had two ground balls. Andrew Wagner (Bel Air, MD/C. Milton Wright) had two assists for Etown.
Cuccia led Scranton with three goals, and both Stallone and Thomas Kornobis (Merrick, NY/W.C. Mepham) had two assists for the Royals. Defender Dominick Bellizzi (Edison, NJ/St. Joseph’s) had six ground balls to lead Scranton. Davis made 21 saves and had three ground balls in 57:30 in the Scranton net.
Elizabethtown out-shot Scranton 52-23 over the course of the game, and the Blue Jays held a 50-27 edge in ground balls. The Blue Jays won 18 out of 22 face-offs and converted three out of six extra man opportunities.
Elizabethtown will return to action in its final regular-season game of 2006, a 2:00 p.m. road game against MAC rival Moravian College Saturday, April 29.
Kris Clarkson Tabbed ECAC First Team All South Region in Men's Basketball; Chelsea Luhta Named Second Team All-Region in Women's Basketball
3/27/06 -- Widener All-American Kris Clarkson (Philadelphia, PA) was named ECAC first team All-South Region and fellow senior Chelsea Luhta (Medford Lakes, NJ) earned second-team honors.
Clarkson enjoyed a season most players dream about as he was named first team All-America, NABC Mid-Atlantic Region Player of the Year, first team All-Mid Atlantic Region by D3Hoops.com and Commonwealth Conference Player of the Year. He led the league with 20.3 points per game, 10.2 rebounds per contest, 2.86 steals per game, 1.79 blocks per contest and 3.55 offensive rebounds per game. He also was fifth with a .578 shooting percentage and ninth with 2.72 assists per game.
The 6-8 center ended his career 16th in school history with 1,136 points and also grabbed 694 rebounds. He recorded 16 double-doubles, including eight straight early in the season, to give him 24 career. Clarkson also closed 37th in the nation in scoring, 19th in rebounding, 16th in steals, 44th in blocks and 54th in shooting percentage.
Widener (23-6, 10-4 CC) this season advanced to the "Sweet 16" for the first time since 1987 thanks to an NCAA Tournament second-round upset at No. 9 York. The Pioneers also were regular-season champions of the Commonwealth Conference, were ranked as high as number two in the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Region Poll and received votes in the D3Hoops.com Top 25 poll.
Also tabbed second team All-Mid-Atlantic Region by D3Hoops.com, Luhta was tabbed first team all-conference again after leading the league in scoring a second straight season, this time with 21.4 points per game. She also was fifth with 7.7 rebounds per game, third with 3.08 assists per contest, second with an .857 free throw percentage and sixth with 2.12 steals per game. Luhta scored 534 points this season for the third highest total in school history.
The 5-11 forward closed her career second in Widener annals with 1,679 points, including a school-record 39 points January 18 in an upset of No. 16 Moravian. She finished 10th in the nation in scoring and 22nd in free throw percentage.
The Pioneers (15-11, 8-6) advanced to the conference tournament all four of Luhta’s seasons. She helped the team win the conference in 2004 to gain an NCAA Tournament berth and was a part of the 2005 squad that played in the ECAC Southern Tournament.
Brian Campbell Named Commonwealth Conference Baseball Pitcher of the Week
3/27/06 -- Widener junior Brian Campbell (Media, PA), fresh off a mammoth effort on the mound, today was named Commonwealth Conference Baseball Pitcher of the Week.
Campbell on Saturday gave the Pioneers the best effort in his brief tenure as a starter. He notched a career-best 10 strikeouts over eight innings, permitting two runs – one earned – and three hits in Widener’s 3-2 victory over Juniata.
The Pioneers clinched the series finale in the bottom of the eighth inning as a grounder from Bill Davis (Penndel, PA) went through the legs of first baseman Dan Kaufmann, scoring Matt Fischer (Bensalem, PA).
Used only as a reliever his first two years, Campbell pitched 12 2/3 innings with 12 strikeouts in that span. This season, he has won both starts with 17 strikeouts and allowed just five runs – four earned – over 17 innings.
Campbell also has been a terror at the plate, leading the squad with a .483 batting average and five doubles along with driving in 16 runs. He is batting .500 (20-for-40) during an 11-game hitting streak.
Widener (14-2-1, 5-0-1 CC) went 2-0-1 in its series against Juniata, picked by the coaches to win the conference, and leads Elizabethtown (5-1) by one-half game atop the league.
Widener on Tuesday visits Neumann for a 3:15 pm non-conference game.
Andrew Johnson Named Middle Atlantic Conference Men's Lacrosse Goalkeeper of the Week
3/27/06 -- Widener junior Andrew Johnson (Wallingford, PA), who came off the bench Saturday to give his team a big lift, today was named Middle Atlantic Conference Men’s Lacrosse Goalkeeper of the Week.
Johnson made 10 saves in just over 40 minutes in 17th-ranked Widener’s crucial 10-7 victory at Messiah. The win in a re-match of last year’s MAC final puts the Pioneers (3-3, 2-0 MAC) in a four-way tie for first place.
It was the first decision of the year for Johnson, who has a 4.86 goals-against average in just under 62 minutes. Last season, he posted a 7-4 mark with an 8.96 GAA.
This has helped a defense which has allowed just 8.85 goals per game this year and has permitted only 11 goals combined in its last two outings.
Widener on Wednesday visits conference-foe Drew for a 7:00 pm face-off.
Baseball Sweeps Doubleheader From Juniata
3/25/06 -- Widener received clutch hitting and solid pitching to complete a Commonwealth Conference doubleheader sweep against Juniata, both by 3-2 scores with the latter going eight innings in Chester, PA.
Widener (14-2-1, 5-0-1 CC), which is 8-0-1 in its last nine outings, in game one grabbed a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the sixth inning. Jamie Schild (Fairport, NY) laced a one-out single to right-center field and took third when fellow senior Josh McLeod (Phoenixville, PA) singled up the middle. Sophomore Zak Atiram (Old Bridge, NJ) followed with a sacrifice fly to left field.
Juniata’s seven-inning rally was thwarted in dramatic fashion. Zach Sternberg drew a leadoff walk and was lifted for pinch-runner Jason Enoch, who pitched eight innings Friday in a 6-6 tie. Junior Tom Pletcher (Royersford, PA) came on in relief and got the break he needed as sophomore catcher Matt Fischer (Bensalem, PA) threw out Enoch trying to steal second base.
Pletcher got Darren Hake on a groundout and Troy Beaver to strike out swinging for his first save of the season.
Penndel, PA freshman Bill Davis (3-0) struck out four and gave up two runs and four hits over six innings. He and McLeod each closed with two hits.
Cody Zong (3-2) allowed three runs – two earned – and six hits over six innings with five strikeouts for Juniata (11-6-1, 6-2-1), which posted four hits.
Widener in game two won in walk-off fashion. Fischer drilled a two-out triple to right-center field and scored when Davis’ grounder went through the legs of first baseman Dan Kauffman.
The Eagles in game two scored twice in the top of the second. Jesse Leonard lined an RBI double down the right-field line and scored when a grounder from Shawn McDonald got past freshman first baseman Colin McHale (Wynnewood, PA) for an error.
Widener scored twice in the fifth for a 2-2 tie. Freshman Chad Walton (Coatesville, PA) laced an RBI single to center and McHale followed with a run-scoring single up the middle.
Media, PA junior Brian Campbell (2-0) did all he could on the mound and then some. He notched a career-best 10 strikeouts over eight innings, surrendering two runs – one earned – and three hits.
Campbell also posted a hit in each contest and is batting .500 (20-for-40) during an 11-game hitting streak. Davis closed with three hits and is batting .321 (9-for-28) in a seven-game hitting streak.
Andrew Snyder (2-1) struck out six over 7 2/3 innings, permitting three runs – two earned – and six hits with no walks. But he could not overcome Juniata recording just three hits.
Widener on Tuesday visits Neumann for a 3:15 pm start.
ASTON, PA- The Knights men's lacrosse team battled PAC rival College
Misericordia on Saturday afternoon of March 25th at 3:00pm. The Knights
came into the game with a record of 2-2 overall and 0-1 in the PAC, and
the Cougars enter the game with a record of 0-5.
After the starting face-off, both teams were eager to take the lead,
but it was the Cougars who scored first of a goal from Matt Carey
(Kennebunk, ME/Kennebunk). Freshman Devin Mossor (Ridley Park,
PA/Ridley) put 2 goals in for the Knights in the first 2 periods of play
and added 2 more later on in the game. The score was tied at 6 going
into the half, but Misericordia took the lead in the last quarter of
play going up 4 goals over Neumann. Ryan McCauley (Havertown,
PA/Monsignor Bonner) added 3 goals for the Knights, followed by
teammates Nick Schall (Baltimore, MD/Perry Hall) with 2 and Jason Kahn
(Wilmington, DE/Concrod) and Ed Geiger (Drexel Hill, PA/Haverford
School) who had one a piece. In goal for Neumann, Mike McCauley
(Ridley, PA/Ridley) racked up 15 saves on the day. The Knights put
forth a great effort, staying with the Cougars until the final minutes,
but Misericordia came out on top with a final score of Misericordia 14,
The Knights will play again on Wednesday, March 29th in Collegeville,
Pa where they will face-off against Ursinus College.
CM goals- Matt Carey 5, Sean Collins 3, Kevin Malkin 2, Chris Kurnee 2,
Jared Kohler 1, Paul Lawruk 1.
CM assists- Kevin Mailkin 3, Chris Kurnee 2, Matt Carey 1, Sean Collins
1, Jared Kohler 1.
NC goals- Devin Mossor 4, Ryan McCauley 3, Nick Schall 2, Jason Kahn 1,
Ed Geiger 1.
NC assists- Ryan McCauley 1, Ed Geiger 1.
The No. 4 Maryland men's lacrosse team (4-1) will look to avenge its stunning 7-6 loss to Dartmouth (3-2) Tuesday afternoon. The game is set for a 12 noon start at Ludwig Field. It will be Maryland's first game at Ludwig
Field since Coach Dave Cottle took over the program in 2002.
The game willl also mark the debut of Maryland men's lacrosse on the Terrapin Sports Radio Network. Every home game, as well as the Johns Hopkins and postseason contests, will be broadcast on TSRN. Stations
carrying Maryland men's lacrosse this season are: ESPN Radio 1300 AM (WJFK), Baltimore (Flagship); WTBO AM 1450, Cumberland (tape delay); WARK AM 1490,
Hagerstown; WQMR FM 101.1, Ocean City (tape delay); WAMD AM 970, Aberdeen. Calling the action will be a pair of Maryland alums: Steve Stofberg (`94) on
play-by-play and former Terp defenseman Dan Radebaugh, who was a first team All-American in 1995.
Dartmouth enters the game with a 3-2 mark. After winning its first three games of the season on the road, the Big Green have dropped its last two games at neutral sites. Dartmouth does not play a home game until March
Top 5 Terp Tidbits
€ Maryland leads the all-time series with Dartmouth 7-1.
The Terps' are 4-0 vs. the Big Green in College Park.
Of the Terps' 65 points (42 G, 23 A) in 2006, 51 (78.5%) have been produced by seniors, including 19 by Xander Ritz . Joe Walters leads current Terps in scoring vs. Dartmouth with four points on two goals and two assists.
Maryland holds an all-time record of 90-16-1 vs. Ivy League schools.
Feb. 13, 2006
ASTON, PA - The Knights (9-14, 8-8) hosted the Griffins of
Gwynedd-Mercy College (10-13, 8-8) on Monday night in what would be an
exciting game from start to finish. It would also be the last regular
season home game for seniors Leon Dales and Andre Wright, who were
honored before tonight's PAC match-up.
Seniors Leon Dales and Andre Wright were recognized in a pre-game
ceremony honoring them for their achievements in the past four seasons.
The Knights came out with intensity... and so did the fans. The
Knights attacked first, with a 3 pointer from Andre Wright to put
Neumann on the scoreboard. Wright also led the Knight in scoring
netting 11 first half points. Neumann's Ely Hitchens made two 3
pointers in his 8 point first half, Elisha Hannibal put up 6 points in
the fist half, and Ronnie Fields' aggressive play netted him 5 points
for the Knights. Gwynedd-Mercy's Francis Bowe had 7 points as did
teammate Kevin Lauer. The Knights maintained their lead, and went into
the half with a 7 point lead over the Griffins, 37-30.
The game intensified even more in the second half, both teams looking
to extinguish the other's offense. Chris DelBrocco dominated in points
in the second half for the Griffins, along with teammate Frank Barder.
The Knights had the lead the entire second half up until the last second
when Gwynedd's Chris DelBrocco ran out the clock and made the
game-winning lay-up for the Griffins. It was an
on-the-edge-of-your-seat thriller, but the Griffins stole the win by one
point. The game ended with a score of Gwynedd-Mercy 64, Neumann 63.
The Knights fall to a record of 9-15, 8-9 and the Griffins improve to
Gwynedd-Mercy - Chris DelBrocco (18 pts), Kevin Lauer (13 pts), Francis
Bowe (9 pts).
Neumann - Andre Wright (15 pts), Ely Hitchens (15 pts), Gregory
Cunningham (9 pts), Ronnie Fields (8 pts).
Player of the Year candidate Joe Walters scored five goals
to lead the fourth-ranked University of Maryland men's
lacrosse team to a 9-6 win over North Carolina on a soggy
Saturday afternoon at Fetzer Field.
With Carolina (2-7, 0-2 ACC) clinging to a 5-4 lead midway
through the third quarter, the Terps (6-1, 2-0 ACC) scored
five unanswered goals to pull out the victory.
The first quarter was played at a meticulous pace by both
teams with Maryland scoring the lone goal of the period on
Walters' 13th goal of the season at the 11:44 mark. The play
started in the Carolina offensive zone when Joe Cinosky
caused a UNC turnover that Ray Megill scooped up, starting
the Maryland break. Junior long pole Ryan Clarke found
Walters on the right wing, who rocketed a shot past Tar Heel
goalie Grant Zimmerman.
Carolina tied the game at 1-1 with 10:11 remaining in the
second quarter when attackman Ryan Blair scored an
unassisted goal on a diving shot from the back left of the
Walters put the Terps back on top with an unassisted goal
midway through the second period. After Maryland settled the
ball into its offensive zone after a successful clear,
Walters scored on an iso play from the right side of the Tar
Heel net and beat Zimmerman to the top left corner of the
That lead was short-lived for the Terrapins because less
than a minute later Carolina midfielder Rob Driscoll scored
an unassisted goal to tie the game at 2-2.
The Tar Heels took their first lead of the game at the 2:56
mark when UNC's Ben Hunt took advantage of an extra-man
It looked as if Carolina would take a 3-2 lead into
halftime, but Maryland junior defensive middie Travis Holmes
caused a Tar Heel turnover in the final minute to give the
Terps a chance to tie the game. Walters made sure that
chance would not be wasted by scoring his third goal of the
game off an assist from senior All-American Brendan Healy.
Maryland took the lead again early in the third quarter on
sophomore Max Ritz's fifth goal of the season. Junior
attackman Michael Phipps took a swing pass behind the UNC
goal and found a cutting Ritz in front of the crease where
he one-timed a shot into the Tar Heel goal.
Carolina responded quickly, tying the game once again less
than two minutes later when Hunt scored his second goal of
the game, this time off an assist from Brian Connors.
Connors would then give UNC a 5-4 lead when he scored an
unassisted goal on a low shot from the right wing.
The back-and-forth contest swung in favor of Maryland less
than a minute later when All-American midfielder Bill
McGlone found Phipps open on the right side of the Tar Heel
net. Phipps beat Zimmerman for his second goal of the season
and a 5-5 tie with 6:26 remaining in the third.
Maryland took the lead again, 6-5, with 3:23 left in the
third when Max Rtiz scored an unassisted goal on an iso play
beginning on a restart from behind the left side of the
Walters gave the Terps their biggest lead of the game at 7-6
when he laced a shot from about 12 yards in front of the
crease to convert on an extra-man opportunity at the 1:08
mark of the third.
The fourth quarter started ominously for Maryland when
senior face-off specialist David Tamberrino was assessed a
one-minute non-releasable penalty for having an illegal
stick. But the Terrapin man-down unit made the penalty moot
by killing the penalty without allowing a goal.
The Terps responded with Walters' season-high fifth goal of
the game at the 9:34 mark for an 8-5 Maryland lead. Walters
started the play at the midfield stripe when he intercepted
a Carolina pass on a clear attempt. The Rochester, N.Y.,
native then raced across the field to the left wing and
slipped a low shot on the shot side past Zimmerman.
Maryland put the game out of reach with 5:10 left in the
game when Xander Ritz found a cutting McGlone in front of
the Tar Heel net for another Terrapin extra-man goal.
The Terps return home to face top-ranked Virginia next
Saturday, April 1, at Byrd Stadium in College Park. Face-off
is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.
• With today's 9-6 win Maryland is now 33-18 all-time vs.
• With five goals, Joe Walters extended his point scoring
streak to 40 games.
• Walters now has 29 hat tricks, 36 multi-goal games and 46
multi-points games in his career.
• Walters is now in sixth place on Maryland's all-time
points scored list with 195. He now needs just 25 points to
become the school's all-time leader.
• Xander Ritz extended his point scoring streak scoring to
24 games with an assist on Bill McGlone's fourth quarter
• McGlone's two-goal effort gives him 15 multi-goal games
and 18 multi-point games in his career.
• When Walters and McGlone score goals in the same game
Maryland is now 28-10.
Bulldogs Hang On for 9-6 Win Over Marist
Sawyer and Janco Go Deep in the Sixth
WEST HAVEN, Conn. – Brett Rosenthal (Irving, Texas) worked out of a bases loaded, two-out jam in the ninth to put away the resilient Marist Red Foxes (4-11) 9-6 in non-conference action Wednesday afternoon at Yale field. The Bulldogs (9-6) led 9-1 going into the eight, but the Red Foxes rallied for five before Rosenthal came in to shut the door. All nine Eli starters picked up a hit and Yale took advantage of 4 Marist errors to win despite being out hit by the Red Foxes 16 to 12.
The Bulldogs struck first, scoring an unearned run in the second inning.
Jake Doyle (Wilmington, Del.) doubled to deep left center to lead off the inning and was brought home when a John Janco (Cannonsburg, Pa.) grounder was misplayed by Marist second basemen Kyle Meyer allowing Doyle to come all the way around to score.
The squads traded solo runs in the third inning, Marist scoring on a passed ball and Yale on a Justin Ankney (Ft. Myers, Fla.) RBI single.
The Bulldogs took control in the fourth, putting up four runs.
Doyle led off the inning with a base knock and he was promptly plated by Janco who doubled to left center. Eric Rasmussen (Brewster, Mass.) then dropped down a bunt on which Marist third basemen Pat Feeney made a throwing error.
With runners on the corners reigning Ivy League Co-Player/Rookie of the Week Ryan Lavarnway (Woodland Hills, Calif.) singled to score another run. Josh Cox (Gainesville, Fla.) closed the scoring by driving in a run with single up the gut.
The Bulldogs tacked on three more in the fifth, courtesy of the long ball.
Junior Marc Sawyer (Largo, Fla.) hit a line drive home run to the short porch in left to lead off the frame. After Doyle, who finished the day two for three with three runs scored, drew a walk Janco sent a tape-measure blast that nearly clipped the scoreboard in right center to give the Bulldogs a commanding 9-1 lead which they would hold until the eighth.
To that point the revolving door of Yale pitchers had been excellent. Alec Smith (Turlock, Calif.), Mike Elias (Alexandria, Va.), Alex Christ (South Pasadena, Calif.), Brian Irving (Hamden, Conn.), Adam Barrick (Freeport, N.Y.) and Chris Wietlispach (Crystal Lake, Ill.) all pitches scoreless inning with only Jon Hollis (Jacksonville, Fla.) getting touched for a run.
In the eighth the Red Foxes would feast of Matt Fealey (Queens, N.Y.).
Fealey retired the first batter he faced, but then gave up six consecutive hits, highlighted by a two-run triple off the bat of Marist leadoff man Max Most. Up 9-6 the Bulldogs turned to Rosenthal to end the inning.
He got the first man he faced to pop up before getting an inning ending grounder to escape without any further damage.
Marist would load the bases on him in the ninth, but he induced a game ending groundball to escape with the victory.
Hollis (3-0) picked up the win and Rosenthal the save, his fourth. Marist starter Jacob Wiley (0-2) took the loss.
The Bulldogs return to action this weekend, with a pair of doubleheaders against the University of Albany. The four-game set starts on Saturday with the first pitch scheduled for 12:00 p.m.
The Knights lose to the Griffins, 64-63
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*Chris Minaker (2-3, RBI) has half of Stanford's four hits, while Brent Milleville drives in first two collegiate runs in loss
Kansas Holds Off No. 19 Stanford, 5-4, For Second Straight Win Over Cardinal
Stanford, Calif. - Kansas (6-1) scored four times in the fourth inning on a pair of two-run homers by Ryne Price and Buck Afenir and then held off No. 19 Stanford (3-2) for a 5-4 victory Saturday at Sunken Diamond, their second in a row over the Cardinal after coming into this series with an all-time record of 0-6 against Stanford. Chris Minaker (2-3, RBI, SB) had half of Stanford's four hits while Brent Milleville drove in the first two runs of his career. Gus Milner (2-4) was the only Jayhawk player with more than one hit.
Kansas starter Ricky Fairchild (2-0) was credited with the win, holding the Cardinal to three runs (two earned) on four hits, a pair of walks, and a hit batsmen despite not striking out a Stanford batter over the first 5.1 innings. Don Czyz, the sixth Jayhawk pitcher of the game, earned his second save in as many days by setting down the Cardinal in order in the ninth.
Stanford starter Matt Manship (0-1) took the loss, allowing four runs (three earned) on five hits before he could get an out in the fateful fourth. Manship struck out four and did not walk a batter.
Stanford took an early 1-0 lead in the contest when Minaker led off the second inning with a single, stole second base and came around on a two-out RBI single by Milleville.
Kansas tied the score at 1-1 with an unearned run in the third, taking advantage of a pair of Stanford errors. Minaker's errant throw on Matt Baty's routine grounder to the Cardinal shortstop allowed the Jayhawks' leadoff man to reach. Baty then stole second, moved to third on Ritch Price's groundout and scored when Cardinal third baseman Austin Yount could not field a grounder by Jared Schweitzer.
The Cardinal went back in front, 2-1, with its own unearned run in the bottom of the third. Jim Rapoport reached on a one-out error by Ryne Price at second base, before going to third on a single by Jason Castro and scoring on a clutch two-out RBI single from Minaker.
The Jayhawks struck quickly in their four-run fourth that ultimately proved to be the winning margin. John Allman, who had the game-winning hit in Friday night's series-opener, led off with a single before Ryne Price hit a high fly ball that cleared the right field wall. Erik Morrison followed with a double to chase Manship. Eric Davis came on to retire Preston Land for the first out of the inning before Afenir touched him for a two-run homer to left field that would provide the Jayhawks with all the scoring they would need.
Davis (3.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO) and Nolan Gallagher (2.2 IP, 5 SO) kept the Cardinal in the contest with outstanding relief work.
Stanford did manage single runs in the sixth and eighth frames to make the final score, 5-4, but left two runners on base in each inning.
In the sixth, the Cardinal scored three times without a hit, taking advantage of three consecutive one-out walks by Jayhawk pitchers to John Hester, Yount and Milleville, before Ryan Seawell plated Hester with a sacrifice fly. The rally ended when Andy Marks (1.2 IP, 1 BB, 1 SO) retired Chris Lewis on a fly out to Milner in right field.
Stanford again took advantage of wildness from the Jayhawk pitching staff in the eighth when Minaker drew a leadoff walk and moved all the way to third on a wild pitch. Pinch-hitter Brian Juhl drew the second walk of the inning two batters later to put runners on first and third with only one out. Kansas then brought in its third pitcher of the inning and its fifth of six in the game in Paul Smyth (0.2 IP, 1 BB, 1 SO), who allowed a sacrifice fly to Milleville that scored Minaker but protected Kansas' slim lead when he struck out Lewis with the tying run on second base two batters later to end the threat.
The teams conclude the series on Sunday with former Stanford righty Kodiak Quick (1-0, 1.29) slated to start for Kansas against Cardinal righthander Matt Leva (0-0, 0.00). First pitch is scheduled for a special start time of 11 am, PT.
Stanford needs a victory in Sunday's series finale to avoid being swept in a regular season three-game series at Sunken Diamond for the first time since Arizona State took three in a row from April 11-13, 1997 (a span of 62 consecutive regular season three-game home series)
Today's loss to Kansas marked the second time in a row the Cardinal had been defeated by the Jayhawks after having entered the series with a perfect 6-0 all-time record versus Kansas, sweeping the Jayhawks in three-game series in both 2004 and 2005 at Sunken Diamond
Brent Milleville drove in his first two career runs at Stanford in the contest
Stanford was outhit for the fourth time in its first five contests and was held to just four hits for the second consecutive game
Stanford's team batting average fell to .199
Chris Minaker has been Stanford's top hitter in the series, going 3-for-8 (.375) with a homer and three RBI
The temperature at first pitch was 73F, marking the second straight game in the series that the temperature has been in the 70's at the start of the game.
INDOOR TRACK: Chaplin Breaks 33-year old Indoor Mile Record Junior Vernon Chaplin took down one of the longest-standing track and field records in Swarthmore history on Saturday afternoon, running the indoor mile in a time of 4:19.15 to break the record of 4:19.3 held by Gil Kemp '72. Ross Weller '08, Adam Hunt '06, and Emily Wistar '06 also ran
personal-best times this past weekend at the Valentine Invite hosted by
MEN'S BASKETBALL: Gettysburg Outlasts Garnet
by Andrew Quinton '08, SID staff
SWARTHMORE, Pa. - Swarthmore hung tough for a half but couldn't keep up with the visiting Gettysburg Bullets in the second period and fell 67-50 on
a snowy Saturday afternoon. Sophomore Matt Kurman led the Garnet with 18 points, while classmates Steve Wolf (11) and Ian McCormick (10) also
finished in double figures.
MEN'S TENNIS: Colgate Raids Garnet
by Toks Adegboro '09, SID staff
The Garnet (0-1 overall) hosted Division I Colgate (NY) Raiders Saturday afternoon and lost 5-2 in the Michael Mullan Tennis Center. Swarthmore's No. 1 singles player Zach Rodd '06, ranked fourth in the region, defeated Colgate's Chris Innes in two straight sets.