Friday’s match between Columbia and Penn in men’s squash in New York City was knotted, 4-4, with the showdown between the No. 3 players, Columbia’s Tony Zou (Short Hills, Sr.) and Penn’s John Dudzik, to decide which team would win. Zou took the early advantage, winning the first two games, 12-10 and 11-7, but he let Dudzik back in. That rival squared the match by taking the next two games, 12-10 and 11-4. Neither man was prepared to let his side down, but Zou ultimately prevailed, 13-11, in the fifth and deciding game, which allowed the Lions a 5-4 victory in their final home match of the season and Zou’s collegiate finale at home.
Penn’s women had an easier time with their counterparts from Morningside Heights, defeating Columbia, 9-0. Hyland Murphy (Short Hills, Jr.) got the call at No. 9, where she registered a 3-0 (11-5, 11-5, 11-3) win over Jenny Schroder. On Sunday, Chloe Blacker (Summit, Jr.) moved into that spot for the Quakers and the Pingry grad rallied to pull out a 3-1 (5-11, 11-4, 11-6, 11-6) win over Cornell’s Olivia Wherry. The Quakers took this match in Philadelphia, 7-2.
Dartmouth’s Mark Funk (Short Hills, Soph.) won both his matches last week as the Big Green triumphed, 6-3, over Williams on Wednesday and lost, 7-2, to Yale on Friday. Funk, playing at No. 9, handled Williams’ Addington Graham, 3-1 (11-7, 11-3, 8-11, 11-7). He then moved up to No. 8 to take on Yale’s Pehlaak Bajwa, whom he defeated, 3-0 (12-10, 11-9, 11-6).
Mike Ambrosia (Chatham, Fr.) got the scoring started for Princeton in Friday's 4-2 road win over Colgate. The goal, which was Ambrosia's sixth of the season, came at the 7:20 mark of the first period. Princeton is now 9-10-4.
Patrick Dougher (Scotch Plains, Soph.) hit what turned out to be the winning points for Lycoming in Saturday's 82-76 win over Arcadia in Glenside, Pa. Dougher, who had 10 points in the overtime contest, pulled off a steal with six seconds left in regulation to deny Arcadia a last chance at victory, and then connected on a jumper in the key with 58 seconds left in the extra stanza for the Warriors' 76th and 77th points. He shot 4-for-6 in the game, including 2-for-3 from long range. He also brought down five boards for Lycoming (15-8, 9-7 Commonwealth Conference).
Columbia tattooed Harvard with the Crimson's first Ivy League loss of the season, 78-63, in New York City on Saturday. Alex Rosenberg (Short Hills, Soph.) contributed 13 points for the Lions (10-10, 2-4 Ivy League), dropping four of nine shots from the field (one of two from the steps of St. John the Divine) and all four shots from the foul line.
Joey Kizel (Short Hills, Jr.) scored a game-high 16 points to pace Middlebury in a 66-59 home win over Trinity (Conn.) on Saturday. Kizel cashed four of his 11 field goal attempts, including one of four from downtown, and seven of his nine free throws. The Panthers, ranked fifth in Division 3, are 21-1 overall and 8-1 in the New England Small College Athletic Conference.
Jack Cole (New Providence, Soph.) didn't have one of his finer offensive outings, but he made up for that with 10 swipes of the boards and a game-high five rejections as Stonehill defeated Merrimack, 58-56, in Easton, Mass. on Saturday. Cole scored eight points, nailing three of 11 field goal attempts and both of his free throws. The Skyhawks are flying a little higher at 11-10 overall and 7-10 in the Northeast-10.
Austin Little (Maplewood, Soph.) concentrated on quality, not quantity, in helping Oberlin to a 51-49 upset win over DePauw in Greencastle, Ind. on Saturday. Little took just four shots from the floor, all from the far side of the three-point arc, and got three of them to drop, for nine total points. The Yeomen improved to 6-17 overall and 4-10 in the North Coast Athletic Conference.
Russ Thompson (West Orange, Sr.) and Patrick Sabatino (Westfield, Soph.) carried much of the offensive load for Stevens Tech in victories over Elmira, 59-46, on Friday and Ithaca, 87-65, on Saturday. Both games were played in Hoboken. Thompson led the Ducks with 17 points in the Elmira win, despite playing just 19 minutes. He connected on six of 10 shots from the field, including five of seven from Washington Ave. He also had seven rebounds. Sabatino posted a double-double, accounting for 14 points (4-for-7 from the field and 6-for-6 from the foul line) and 11 rebounds. He also swatted four Elmira shots. Sabatino fell one rebound shy of a double-double in the Ithaca game, scoring 20 points (8-for-14 from the field and 4-for-4 from the foul line), pulling down nine caroms and blocking three shots. Thompson added 16 points on 6-for-13 shooting from the field, which included 3-for-5 while waiting on line for cake. He also dished out four assists as the Ducks improved to 20-3 overall and 10-2 in the Empire 8.
Lamar Powell (West Orange, Jr.) shot 80 percent from the floor (8-for-10) and canned five of seven free throws to finish with a game-high 21 points for Bard in a 76-59 loss to Hobart in Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y. on Saturday. He also pulled off a game-high three steals. Bard dropped to 4-19 overall and 1-14 in the Liberty League.
Andy Charles (West Orange, Jr.) posted another double-double – no. 10 on the season – as Centenary lost, 88-73, to Neumann in Hackettstown on Saturday. Charles scored 15 points on five of 11 shooting from the field and five of eight from the foul line, and ripped down a team-high 10 rebounds. His three steals were a game high. The Cyclones slowed to a record of 13-10 overall and 10-6 in the Colonial States Athletic Conference.
Ken Rubenstein (South Orange, Sr.) scored 10 points and came down with seven caroms as Montclair State lost, 77-70, to Kean in Union on Monday. Rubenstein hit two of six three-point tries and four of five foul shots as the Red Hawks slipped to 7-17 overall and 3-14 in the New Jersey Athletic Conference.
You sure couldn't fault the shot selection of Chenae Earle (South Orange, Sr.) in Emmanuel's 65-58 victory over Rivier in Nashua, N.H. on Sunday. She scored nine points, making both of her field goal attempts (one three-pointer) and all four of her free throws. The Saints are 18-5 overall and 10-0 in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference.
Jeramie Barletta (Madison, Sr.) got a start as Drew defeated Goucher, 67-49, in Madison on Saturday. She scored eight points for the Rangers (9-14, 5-7 Landmark Conference), connecting on three of five field goal attempts, including two of three from bonus territory.
Felician's Ashley Morris (West Orange, Soph.) was good for 11 points and eight rebounds in Sunday's 66-57 loss to Holy Family in Rutherford. She knocked down four of her five shots from the field (including one try from Route 17) and both of her free throws. Felician fell to 6-16 overall and 6-9 in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference.
Caroline Murphy (Chatham, Jr.) led all scorers with 20 points as Gettysburg defeated Washington (Md.), 61-49, in Chestertown, Md. on Saturday. She got eight of 20 shots from the floor to drop and didn't miss on four free throws. She also managed eight distributions, along with five rebounds and four steals. The Bullets are firing at 17-6 overall and 14-4 in the Centennial Conference.
Lindsay Atchison (Green Village, Sr.) was one of three King's College players to score 15 points as the Lady Monarchs defeated Manhattanville, 79-58, in Purchase, N.Y. on Saturday. Five of her nine field goal attempts found the target (including one of two from PepsiCo headquarters), as did four of her five free throws. She rounded out her fine performance with four assists and three rejections. King's is 18-5 overall and 10-2 in the Freedom Conference.
Abigail Martin (Maplewood, Sr.) rolled a pair of 8s in the points and rebounds columns as Monmouth defeated Fairleigh Dickinson, 76-71, in Hackensack on Sunday. Two of her six field goal attempts and four of her six free throws found their way through the hoop. She also meted out three assists as the Hawks ticked up to 10-12 overall and 7-4 in the Northeast Conference.
Tracy Borsinger (Chatham, Sr.) added 16 points to Middlebury's cause in Sunday's 81-71 home win over Trinity (Conn.). Five of her 15 field goal attempts reached their desired destination, as did six of her seven free throws. The Panthers are 13-10 overall and 4-5 in Nescac play.
Amanda Berntsen (Chatham, Fr.) got in for eight minutes of Princeton's 68-37 win over Brown on Saturday in Providence, R.I. She got two of her three shots from the floor through the hoop for four points and came by three rebounds. The Tigers are 14-5 overall and 5-0 in the Ivy League.
Alyssa Polimeni (Berkeley Heights, Fr.) went the entire 40 minutes for Ursinus in Saturday's 69-65 loss to Johns Hopkins in Collegeville, Pa. She tallied 11 points, shooting 3-for-9 from the field (2-for-6 from downtown) and 3-for-4 from the foul line. She also notched three assists and three steals as the Bears evened their season record at 11-11 (8-9 in the Centennial Conference).
TRACK & FIELD
Rider's Ashley Edwards (Westfield, Soph.) got sixth place of 27 runners in the Women's 400 Meter Dash Championship at the Lafayette-Rider Winter Games at New York's 168th Street Armory on Friday. She ran the nearly quarter mile in 58.13. The winning time of 55.75 came in a different heat.
The Columbia duo of Mallory Anderson (Madison, Sr.) and Caroline Williams (Westfield, Jr.) were fourth and fifth, respectively, to finish the Women's 3,000 Meter Run Championship at the Armory. Anderson hit the beam in 9:39.61, while Williams was along in 9:46.18. They produced the best finishes of the collegians in the race; the top three finishers were all post-grads, with the winner coming in at 9:22.62.
Among the men, Rider's double threat, Anthony DeFranco (Berkeley Heights, Soph.), contested the Men's 60 Meter Dash Championship and the Men's Pole Vault Championship. He got seventh place in the 60 Meter Dash, finishing in 7.26, with the winner breaking the tape in 7.07. In the pole vault, he shared fourth place with three others who all cleared 4.35 meters. He cleared that bar on his third attempt.
Rider's James Burroughs (West Orange, Sr.) ran the Men's 60 Meter Hurdles Championship, where he finished second in 8.31 to a teammate's 8.18, and the Men's 500 Meter Championship, where he finished eighth of 16, getting the distance in 1:05.99, with the winner in at 1:03.77.
Notre Dame trekked up to East Lansing, Mich. on Saturday, where they defeated Michigan State, 6-1. Quentin Monaghan (Chatham, Fr.) took care of business at third singles with a win, 6-2, 7-6 (11-9), over John Patrick Mullane.