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Pick by Westfield's Pat Gray Salts Monmouth Gridiron Win

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Monmouth’s Pat Gray (Westfield, Fr.) found an auspicious time for his second collegiate interception. The defensive back out of Westfield High picked off a Central Connecticut State pass at the Monmouth 42-yard line with less than two minutes on the game clock to squash a CCSU drive and ensure a 24-12 Hawks’ football victory in New Britain, Conn. on Saturday. Gray also had two unassisted tackles, including one behind the line of scrimmage for a loss of three yards. Tight end Tyler George (Berkeley Heights, Jr.) caught two passes for the Hawks, for gains of six yards and one yard. Finally, Ryan Mohr (West Orange, Fr.) got off punts of 48 and 34 yards for Monmouth. The 48-yarder was downed by CCSU at their own 11-yard line, where they began the drive that ended in Gray’s pick. Monmouth (2-1) will face Robert Morris in West Long Branch on Saturday.

Tom Fischer (Livingston, Sr.) and Vin Fischer (Livingston, Jr.) hooked up for a 7-yard touchdown pass to highlight a Montclair State aerial bombardment that resulted in a 55-24 Montclair victory over Buffalo State at Sprague Field on Saturday. Tom Fischer completed 13 of 23 passes for 223 yards, including a 29-yard toss to Dan Keegan for six points. Tom Fischer’s long gain through the air went for 42 yards. He also netted 12 yards on four carries, with a long run of 11 yards. The 3-0 Red Hawks visit Brockport State on Saturday.  

Greg DeLade (Chatham, Fr.) was in on five tackles, while Andrew Tullo (New Providence, Soph.) had a hand in three for Muhlenberg in the Mules’ 27-17 loss to Johns Hopkins in Baltimore on Saturday. One of DeLade’s unassisted tackles was a sack of the quarterback for a loss of three yards. He managed one other tackle on his own; Tullo had one unassisted tackle. Muhlenberg fell to 2-2 overall and 2-1 in the Centennial Conference.

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Matt Pitarresi (New Providence, Jr.) hauled in two passes for gains of 16 and 13 yards as Kean defeated Western Connecticut State, 44-33, in Danbury, Conn. on Saturday. The Cougars’ Jimmy Mattina (Madison, Soph.) also got credit for breaking up one WCSU pass. Kean (3-0) is now looking at a Friday evening home engagement with The College of New Jersey.

As for TCNJ, they kept their season blemish-free with a 28-14 home win over Morrisville State on Saturday. The Lions’ Kevin Allgood (Chatham, Sr.) was credited with four tackles (one solo), while teammate Kevin Reavey (Berkeley Heights, Jr.) was in on one assisted tackle.

Edgar Osols (Summit, Jr.) converted a 32-yard field goal and added an extra point as Mass.-Dartmouth defeated Plymouth State, 16-0, to snap a 6-year drought against that opponent. Osols handled all foot-to-ball chores for the Corsairs (2-2), averaging 62.8 yards on four kickoffs and 35.8 yards on five punts, with a long boot of 45 yards. Osols and teammates next square off against MIT at home on Saturday.

Tight end David Stevens (Short Hills, Sr.) caught passes for gains of six yards and one yard as Syracuse defeated Toledo, 33-30, in overtime at the Carrier Dome on Saturday. The Orangemen (3-1) have Rutgers visiting on Saturday for a Big East showdown.

John Manganiello (Berkeley Heights, Jr.) posted four tackles, one solo, as Coast Guard ripped Mass. Maritime, 61-30, in the Bears’ homecoming game on Saturday in New London, Conn. Coast Guard (1-2) travels to Fitchburg State this coming Saturday.

Ursinus defensive tackle Greg Fontaina (Millburn, Jr.) blocked a McDaniel extra-point attempt in the Bears’ 35-28 home win on Saturday. Fontaina, a starter for Ursinus, also had one solo tackle. Ursinus (2-2) next visits Moravian on Saturday.

Bryant held on to win its homecoming game over Wagner, 30-28, in Smithfield, R.I. on Saturday. Max Machado (Berkeley Heights, Soph.) patrolled the defensive secondary for Bryant (3-1), which held Wagner to just eight passes completed from 24 attempts. Machado had one solo tackle and one that was assisted. Bryant hits the road to face Duquesne this coming Saturday.

Doug Van Orden (Madison, Jr.) pulled down four passes for 20 total yards as FDU-Florham took a 50-7 shellacking from undefeated Delaware Valley in Madison on Saturday. Van Orden’s long gain was seven yards. Next up for winless FDU (0-3) is Wilkes, which visits on Saturday for the Devils’ homecoming game.

Kenyon is also looking for its first win of the season after losing, 35-14, to Carnegie-Mellon in Gambier, Ohio on Saturday. Matt Martin (Summit, Sr.) got off five punts for the Lords (0-3), averaging 43.4 yards per boot, with a long carry of 59 yards. Teammate Dan Muller (Summit, Soph.) had two unassisted tackles at linebacker. Kenyon’s next assignment is a Saturday road game at Wabash College.

Vinny Fuschetto (New Providence, Fr.) was in on two tackles – one solo, one assisted – in the Marist defensive backfield in the Red Foxes’ 52-28 loss to Georgetown at home on Saturday. Marist (1-3) hopes to turn the tide when Jacksonville stops in to visit on Saturday.

Hobart moved to 2-0 on the season with a 56-20 road win over St. John Fisher on Saturday. Matt McGriff (South Orange, Fr.) came up with two tackles for Hobart, one solo and one assisted. Hobart plays its first home game of the season on Saturday against St. Lawrence.

CROSS COUNTRY

Wesleyan’s Julian Applebaum (Westfield, Jr.) got fifth place in Saturday’s Wesleyan Invitational in Middletown, Conn. He required 28:13.50 to complete 8,000 meters. Shawn Mulcahy, running unaffiliated, won the race with a time of 27:39.70.

Florida Tech’s Stephanie Fonseca (New Providence, Jr.) finished 32nd of 162 runners in Saturday’s Seminole Invitational in Tallahassee, Fla. She needed 19:24.45 to get 5,000 meters. Jackie Drouin, running unaffiliated, won the race in 17:30.23.

Fairfield’s Sam Tooley (Fairfield, Fr.) was the 30th of 82 runners to finish in Saturday’s Fr. Leeber Invitational in Fairfield, Conn. He got the 8,000-meter course in 28:18. Teammate Connor Kelley won the race in 26:38. In the women’s race, Fairfield’s Nikki Livesey (Livingston, Sr.) checked in 56th of 93. Her time for 5,000 meters was 21:54.93. Sacred Heart’s Brittney Lane was leader of the pack in 18:41.06.

Amherst’s Olivia Tarantino (Summit, Fr.) finished 80th of 202 runners in Saturday’s Purple Valley Classic at Williams College. She ran the 6,000 meters in 25:10. The winner was teammate Keri Lambert in 22:00.

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