November 14, 2011 at 7:16 AM
Kevin Hearon (Westfield, Soph.) scored a touchdown on an interception to help Hobart defeat Rochester, 24-10, on the road Saturday and enable the Statesmen to secure an NCAA Division 3 football playoff berth. Hearon, a cornerback out of Westfield High, galloped 36 yards with the pick that occurred midway through the fourth quarter. He also had one solo tackle in the game. Hobart (7-1) has a date in Dover, Del. on Saturday with Wesley College.
Tom Fischer (Livingston, Sr.) connected with Gerald Silvera (West Orange, Fr.) for an 8-yard touchdown pass with 7:22 left in the fourth quarter, but it proved to be too little, too late as Montclair State lost to Kean, 27-14, at Montclair’s Sprague Field on Saturday. Fischer, who hadn’t seen game action since suffering an injury in mid-October, completed 22 of 44 passes for 219 yards, but showed some rust as the Cougars picked off five of his aerials. Vin Fischer (Livingston, Jr.) received one pass from his brother for a gain of 12 yards and also recorded a solo tackle on one of the intercepted pass attempts. Silvera had 10 receptions for 146 yards, with a long gain of 43 yards. The victory gives Kean (9-1), ranked 14th in Division 3, the New Jersey Athletic Conference championship. No. 15 Montclair State ends the regular season at 8-2 and awaits any at-large postseason bids that might come its way.
The College of New Jersey prevailed, 7-0, over Rowan in Glassboro on Saturday in a defensive battle. James Siracusa (New Providence, Jr.) had his finest game of the season, taking part in seven tackles (three on his lonesome), breaking up two passes and recovering a fumble. Teammate Kevin Allgood (Chatham, Sr.) was in on two tackles, one of which resulted in a 3-yard loss for Rowan, while Kevin Reavey (Berkeley Heights, Jr.) had a hand in one tackle. Rowan tight end Kevin DelleDonne (Summit, Jr.) caught one pass for a 5-yard gain. TCNJ finished up with a 7-3 record, while Rowan went 5-5.
William Paterson running back Dwaine Dabney, Jr. (Summit, Fr.) had two carries, each for a gain of 11 yards as the Pioneers ended their season with a 45-19 victory over Western Connecticut State in Danbury, Conn. on Saturday. Dabney also returned a kickoff for 21 yards and posted one solo tackle. The Pioneers finished with a 4-6 record.
Syracuse tight end David Stevens (Short Hills, Sr.) caught three passes for a total gain of 35 yards in Friday’s 37-17 loss to South Florida at the Carrier Dome. Stevens’ long gain went 26 yards. The loss was a serious hit to the bowl aspirations of the Orangemen, who fell to 5-5. Their next opponent is Cincinnati at home on Nov. 26.
Muhlenberg’s Greg DeLade (Chatham, Fr.) had two solo tackles and a fumble recovery as the Mules ended the season with a 28-0 rout of Moravian at home on Saturday. One of DeLade’s tackles was a sack that landed the quarterback six yards behind the line of scrimmage. Teammate Andrew Tullo (New Providence, Soph.) was in on two tackles, one on his own and another that dropped the ballcarrier a yard behind the line of scrimmage. Muhlenberg ended the season with a 7-3 record.
Salisbury administered a 49-7 defeat upon visiting Frostburg State on Saturday. Alex Smith (Madison, Sr.) started at left guard for the Sea Gulls, with the offensive line opening holes that allowed their ground game to average 6.2 yards per carry, while allowing only one sack. Salisbury (9-1) will host Western New England on Saturday in first-round NCAA Division 3 playoff action.
Gettysburg cornerback Hugo Nolasco (Westfield, Soph.) returned two kickoffs for pickups of 18 and 12 yards on Saturday as the Bullets downed Franklin & Marshall, 28-14, in Lancaster, Pa. Nolasco also registered two tackles (one unassisted) and intercepted one attempted pass. Gettysburg finished the season at 6-4.
Ursinus wound up its season with a 34-16 defeat of Dickinson in Carlisle, Pa. on Friday. Eric Mannes (South Orange, Sr.) had two solo tackles for the Bears (6-4), including a sack that occurred four yards behind the line of scrimmage. Teammate Greg Fontaina (Millburn, Jr.) recorded one unassisted tackle and two assisted.
Yale linebacker William Vaughan (South Orange, Fr.) saw game action in Saturday’s 33-24 road victory over Princeton. He posted one solo tackle. Yale is now 5-4 and will line up against Harvard on Saturday in the Yale Bowl.
Kenyon’s Matt Martin (Summit, Sr.) ended his collegiate career on a losing note as the Lords fell to Denison, 26-7, in Granville, Ohio on Saturday. Martin had seven punts, the longest of which traveled 49 yards, for an average of 35.9 yards per punt. Four of those landed inside the Denison 20-yard line. Kenyon finished a very long season with an 0-10 record.
Ithaca’s Joe Gilfedder (Berkeley Heights, Sr.) saw his career end with Saturday’s 27-3 loss to Cortland State in Ithaca, N.Y. Gilfedder was responsible for five tackles, three of which he pulled off by himself. The Bombers went 4-6 this season.
Bryant defensive back Max Machado (Berkeley Heights, Soph.) recorded five tackles, three of which were solo jobs, in Saturday’s 45-34 victory over St. Francis (Pa.) in Smithfield, R.I. Bryant (7-3) next plays Central Connecticut State at home on Saturday.
Monmouth lost, 41-24, to Albany in West Long Branch on Saturday. Tight end Tyler George (Berkeley Heights, Jr.) caught five passes for 35 yards, with a long gain of 10 yards. The Hawks’ Pat Gray (Westfield, Fr.) made three tackles (two solo), while Ryan Mohr (West Orange, Fr.) got off five punts that averaged 31.4 yards per carry, with a long punt of 39 yards. Monmouth dropped to 5-5 and will host Wagner this Saturday.
Marist’s Vinny Fuschetto (New Providence, Fr.) had a hand in three assisted tackles and broke up an attempted pass in Saturday’s 13-7 road loss to San Diego. The Red Foxes called it a season with a 4-7 record.
Colorado College’s Maggie Harkins (Summit, Sr.) finished 18th in the NCAA Division 3 Western Regional in Claremont, Calif. on Saturday. Harkins, a Villa Walsh Academy grad, covered 6,000 meters in 22:26.22. Pomona-Pitzer’s Annie Lydens won the race with a time of 21:26.11.
Princeton’s Tyler Udland (Millburn, Soph.) placed 29th in the NCAA Division 1 Mid-Atlantic Regional in Princess Anne, Md. on Saturday. He ran the 10,000-meter course in 31:19.9. Teammate Donn Cabral ran the winning time of 30:30.3. Rutgers’ Curtis Richburg (West Orange, Fr.) was also on the course and came in 116th in 33:24.5, while Bucknell’s Andrew Kirna (Westfield, Fr.) was 133rd to finish in 33:44.9, with Lafayette’s Zach Lizmi (Westfield, Fr.) close behind in 137th place, stopping the teletimer in 33:54.5. The race featured 183 runners.
Columbia’s Mallory Anderson (Madison, Jr.) and Dartmouth’s Bridget End (Summit, Soph.) finished on nearly even terms in Saturday’s NCAA Division 1 Northeast Regional in Amherst, N.Y. Anderson finished 88th, while End got 90th place; both posted times of 22:44.4 for 6,000 meters. Also in the pack were Brown’s Kat Grimes (Chatham, Soph.), 105th, who ran the race in 23:05.5, and Colgate’s Kelly Cattano (New Providence, Sr.), 132nd, in 23:29.5. Dartmouth’s Abbey D’Agostino was first of 243 women to finish, in at 20:25.3.
Kenyon’s Willy Friedlander (Short Hills, Soph.) finished 25th in Saturday’s NCAA Division 3 Great Lakes Regional in Oberlin, Ohio. He needed 25:52.77 to complete the 8,000-meter course. Wabash’s Kevin McCarthy was the race winner in 24:31.01.
Drew’s Steve Monteleone (Berkeley Heights, Sr.) came in 41st in Saturday’s NCAA Division 3 Atlantic Regional in Canton, N.Y. His time for 8,000 meters was 26:28.3 in a race won by Lee Berube of SUNY-Geneseo in 24:41.3. Stevens Tech’s Nicholas Chapel (Westfield, Fr.) finished 213th of 272 runners with a time of 29:16.9.