The College Report: Maya Hayes of West Orange Can Only Do So Much as Penn State Bows Out of NCAA Soccer Playoffs

November 21, 2011 at 7:31 AM

Penn State’s Maya Hayes (West Orange, Soph.) scored two goals in the final six minutes to put Friday’s second-round NCAA Division 1 Women’s Soccer Tournament match with Marquette on ice. The Nittany Lions advanced with a 4-1 victory. The magic ended in Winston-Salem, N.C. on Sunday, however, when Penn State lost, 4-2, to Wake Forest and was eliminated. Hayes scored both Penn State markers, her 30th and 31st of the season, a total that leads all NCAA Division 1 players. Her points total for this season (70) is an all-time Penn State and Big Ten record. Penn State ended the season with a 21-5-0 record.



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Kean’s Matt Pitarresi (New Providence, Jr.) caught one pass for a 9-yard gain as the Cougars defeated Christopher Newport, 34-10, in the first round of the NCAA Division 3 playoffs. Kean (10-1) hits the road to take on Salisbury this Saturday at 12 Noon.

Salisbury, meanwhile, ripped Western New England, 62-24, at home to set up Saturday’s match with Kean. Alex Smith (Madison, Sr.) assumed his usual position at left guard for Salisbury and helped clear the holes that allowed the ground attack to rack up 568 yards on 47 carries for an incredible 12.1 yards per carry. In other words, a first down every time they ran the ball. Their pass protection was also first rate, as their quarterback got off 29 passes without a sack. The Seagulls are now 10-1.

Bryant’s Max Machado (Berkeley Heights, Soph.) made seven solo tackles and forced a fumble as the Bulldogs finished the season with a 41-21 loss at home to Central Connecticut State on Saturday. Bryant wrapped up a 7-4 season.

Monmouth brought the curtain down on the 2011 campaign with a 44-29 loss to Wagner in West Long Branch. Tyler George (Berkeley Heights, Jr.) caught two passes for the Hawks, both of which amounted to 6-yard gains. Ryan Mohr (West Orange, Fr.) booted four punts, averaging 32.8 yards per attempt, with a long kick of 46 yards and two punts leaving Wagner to start from inside their own 20-yard line. Pat Gray (Westfield, Fr.) had one solo tackle in the Monmouth defensive backfield. Monmouth went 5-6 this season.



Hamilton College won its own Tip-Off Tournament by defeating Bridgewater State, 69-66, on Friday and Clark, 60-58, on Saturday. Pat Sullivan (Madison, Sr.) hit double digits in the points column in both games, scoring 14 points on 6-for-12 shooting (2-for-3 from long range) against Bridgewater and 16 points in the Clark game, again on 6-for-12 from the field, plus 4-for-5 from the foul line. He also grabbed eight caroms in the latter contest.

Stevens Tech’s Russ Thompson (West Orange, Jr.) amassed a game-high 14 assists in the final game of Stevens’ Tip-Off Tournament, a 112-107 triple overtime loss to William Paterson on Saturday in Hoboken. Thompson also chipped in 11 points, canning three of eight bombs and two of three free throws. The Ducks (2-1) advanced to the game against Paterson with a 75-57 victory over SUNY-Purchase. Thompson again hit on three of eight attempts from downtown for nine points, to which he added six assists.  

Femi Agunbiade (Maplewood, Soph.) scored six points for William Paterson in the Stevens win, shooting 3-for-7 in his 17 minutes on the floor. He also had two rebounds and blocked two shots. The Pioneers (3-0) won Friday’s opening game over King’s, 82-66. Agunbiade had a productive 13 minutes on the floor, scoring 11 points on 4-for-7 shooting and 3-for-4 from the foul line. He also pulled down six boards.

St. Peter’s notched its first win of the season by defeating visiting Binghamton, 66-43, on Sunday. The Peacocks’ Yvon Raymond (Maplewood, Jr.) led all scorers with 16 points. He nailed six of 14 field goal attempts and four of five free throws. He also gathered six rebounds and dished out three assists.

Amherst opened its season by taking the Ken Wright ’52 Memorial Invitational Tournament for the 11th straight year by defeating Plymouth State, 90-63, in the opening game, followed by a 100-64 defeat of Washington & Lee in the title match. Tom Killian (Summit, Soph.) saw action in both games, scoring four points and handing out four assists in the Plymouth tilt. He also blocked a shot, to go with two rebounds and a steal. He scored two points in the championship game and came down with three rebounds.  

Bloomfield College is off to a slow start, falling to 0-3 after Saturday’s 90-82 home loss to C.W. Post. Kevin Udo (West Orange, Soph.) chipped in six points, put the clamps on nine caroms and blocked five shots for the Deacons. Steve Henderson (West Orange, Soph.) came off the bench to drain his sole field goal attempt, that from outside the 3-point arc.

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