The College Report: Chatham's Lauren Murray Scores Twice for Lehigh in Women's Lacrosse

Chatham resident Lauren Murray of the Lehigh women's lacrosse team

Lehigh's women's lacrosse team withstood a late Albany rally to hold on for a 17-14 victory at home on Monday. Lauren Murray (Chatham, Soph.) scored twice for the winning side, increasing her output to 15 for the season. Murray, a Chatham High grad, and the Mountain Hawks are 11-3.

Harvard's Sara Flood (Westfield, Sr.) scored three goals and assisted on another pair as the Crimson defeated Holy Cross, 15-9, in Cambridge, Massachusetts on Wednesday. Flood, a graduate of the Lawrenceville School, also picked up two ground balls. Harvard is now 5-6.

Sarah Baker (Summit, Sr.) came up with three goals and five assists, but it was for naught as Salve Regina lost, 23-15, to Western New England in Springfield, Massachusetts on Tuesday. Baker, a graduate of Summit High, leads the Seahawks in both goals (30) and assists (20) thus far this season. The Seahawks dropped to 2-8 overall and 1-5 in the Commonwealth Coast Conference.

Trina Rennie (Short Hills, Jr.) contributed two goals to Kenyon's 12-4 rout of Wittenberg at home on Wednesday. The Millburn High product also assisted on another score for the 9-1 Ladies.

Vanderbilt's Hannah Clark (Chatham, Soph.) had a goal and an assist in the Commodores' 23-11 victory over Binghamton in Vestal, N.Y. on Wednesday. Clark, who prepped at Chatham High, also controlled two draws. Vanderbilt is now 10-3.

Cabrini's Courtney Davis (Madison, Jr.) scored a goal and picked up an assist as the Cavaliers downed Centenary, 15-10, in Hackettstown on Wednesday to improve to 7-5.

Kean's Chelsea Davis (Livingston, Sr.) scored once and set up two other goals in the Cougars' 19-4 drowning of SUNY-Maritime at home on Wednesday. Kean is now 5-7.


Jack McBride (Madison, Jr.) scored three second-half goals to lead Princeton past Rutgers, 10-8, at home on Tuesday. The Delbarton grad has scored 21 on the season for the 8-2 Tigers. Chad Wiedmaier (Chatham, Soph.) came up with two groundballs for Princeton. Chris Mattes (Westfield, Jr.) scored late to pull the Scarlet Knights (5-5) within a goal, but they allowed another Princeton tally and lost by two. Mattes, a Westfield High alum, won 11 of 22 faceoffs and lifted five groundballs.

Union College of New York squeezed past Williams, 7-6, in Schenectady on Wednesday. Scott Garibaldi (Summit, Sr.) and Sam Kenyon (Summit, Jr.) each assisted on one Union goal; Garibaldi came up with three groundballs, while Kenyon had two. Teammate Joe Cordrey (Summit, Fr.) lifted one. On the Williams side of the ledger, Michael Acierno (Short Hills, Soph.) retrieved seven groundballs. The Union trio all left Summit High, while Acierno left Newark Academy for Williams. Union improved to 8-2, while Williams dropped to 4-6.

John Bukawyn (Short Hills, Soph.) scored an unassisted goal to help Swarthmore defeat Drew, 8-7, in overtime at home on Wednesday. That was the fourth tally of the season for the Philips Andover product. The Garnet are now 4-7.

Jerry Ragonese (Berkeley Heights, Sr.) scooped up nine groundballs and won 15 of 24 faceoffs on Wednesday when Rochester Institute of Technology suffered a 12-9 loss to St. John Fisher in Pittsford, N.Y. The Tigers dropped to 7-4 overall and 2-1 in the Empire 8.

Roanoke showed Guilford little mercy on Wednesday, administering a 31-3 beating in Salem, Virginia. Jeff Keating (Chatham, Soph.) scored a goal for Roanoke and set up six others scores. The Chatham High grad also lifted five groundballs. Teammate Kyle Hagens (Chatham, Fr.) came up with one groundball for the 13-2 Maroons, who are now 6-0 in Old Dominion Athletic Conference play.

Patrick Nann (Livingston, Sr.) contributed a goal to help Montclair State slide by SUNY-Farmingdale, 12-8, at home on Wednesday. The winning Red Hawks are now 9-3 overall and 2-0 in Skyline Conference action.

Muhlenberg's Michael Carpetto (Westfield, Fr.) scored a goal to help the Mules knock off Moravian, 17-7, at home on Wednesday. Older brother and fellow Delbarton grad Al Carpetto (Westfield, Sr.) was credited with an assist in the game that saw Muhlenberg improve to 5-6.


Luke Marchese (Summit, Soph.) continues to be money in the bank for Duke. The Summit High grad won all three of his matches at sixth singles in the last week, beginning with a victory over Georgia Tech's Juan Spir, 6-4, 5-7, 6-3, last Saturday. On Sunday, he handled Clemson's Moritz Dettinger, 6-3, 6-3, and came back on Tuesday to defeat North Carolina's Andrew Crone, 6-2, 7-5. Marchese's play was critical for the Blue Devils, who prevailed over Georgia Tech and North Carolina by 4-3 scores; they defeated Clemson, 5-2. All the matches were played on Duke's courts in Durham, N.C. "It is great to be able to do my part and contribute," Marchese said. "I feel like I have done a good job this season, and, even though I am low in the lineup, the thing about tennis is each match counts the same."

Paul Salierno (Chatham, Sr.) got the call for Franklin & Marshall in the Diplomats' match against McDaniel in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on Wednesday and he came through with a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Aaron Waltemayer. Salierno, a Chatham High grad, also played third doubles with Josh Calo and they left the court as 8-2 winners over Tim Foley and Luke Schmidt.

Scranton treated Catholic to a 7-2 defeat in the Electric City on Saturday, with the Royals' Jonathan Russo (Madison, Fr.) nailing things down at fourth singles. He handled Catholic's Rubin Tian, 6-3, 6-0. A victory by Dean Thompson (Westfield, Fr.) kept Sunday's match with Salisbury close, but the Lions finished on the short end of a 5-4 decision at home in Ewing. Thompson, a Westfield High product, handled Daniel Barnas, 6-2, 6-2, at fourth singles.

Fordham's Rob Evans (Westfield, Sr.) teamed with Ben Kelly to defeat the St. Francis of Brooklyn duo of Alex Tokarz and Edward Alontaga, 8-5, in a match at second doubles on Tuesday in the Bronx. Fordham edged St. Francis, 4-3.


Amanda Barletta (New Providence, Sr.) went undefeated on the Rams' road trip that began last Friday with a 4-3 loss to LIU at the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows. She came out on top of Stephanie Elie, 6-1, 6-2, in their match at fifth singles. Victories to the tune of 7-0 then ensued over St. Joseph's and La Salle in Philadelphia on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. Barletta, a New Providence High grad, took the measure of St. Joe's Tara Walsh, 6-0, 6-1, at fifth singles and La Salle's Courtney Babo, 6-0, 6-0, at no. 4. On their way back to New England, the Rams stopped in Teaneck, where they lost to Fairleigh Dickinson, 5-2, although Barletta prevailed over Ksenia Chernyshova, 6-2, 6-1, back in the fifth spot.

The Williams College tandem of Nikki Reich (Westfield, Jr.) and Lucy Marchese (Summit, Jr.) was successful in both singles and doubles action against The College of New Jersey last Saturday in Williamsville, Massachusetts. Reich, a Westfield High grad, faced Stephanie Haar at third singles and left the court a 6-3, 6-2 winner. She also teamed with Kristin Alotta at second doubles to defeat Allison Tierney (Berkeley Heights, Fr.) and Karisse Bendijo, 8-4. Marchese needed three sets to dispose of Lauren Balsamo, 5-7, 6-4, 10-5. Marchese, a Pingry alum, also joined Carolina Capute at third doubles, where they knocked off Balsamo and Emily Petersack, 8-4.

Williams scored a 7-2 victory over TCNJ. Skidmore's Laura Attley (Chatham, Sr.) was victorious in both singles and doubles action as the Thoroughbreds defeated St. Lawrence, 9-0, in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. last Saturday. Attley, a Chatham alum, worked out a 6-1, 6-2 win at third singles over Chelsea Hubbell and joined Tory Engros at second doubles for a 9-7 win over Hubbell and Shannon Murphy. Skidmore then bumped up against Vassar on Sunday and lost, 5-4. Attley fell, 6-4, 6-4, to Joy Backer at third singles, but enjoyed an 8-3 doubles victory with Engros over Jennifer Beckerman and Nicole Block.

Lafayette's Kristie Cavanagh (New Providence, Jr.) defeated La Salle's Sarah Chambers, 6-3, 6-1, in a match at sixth singles in Philadelphia on Thursday. Cavanagh, a graduate of New Providence High, also teamed with Katherine Charchalis for an 8-1 victory at third doubles over Chambers and Pearl Wilkins.


Duke's Michael Ness (Chatham, Sr.) pitched five innings of 3-hit, scoreless ball as the Blue Devils (20-14) eked out a 1-0 win over UNC-Greensboro in Cary, N.C. on Wednesday. Ness, a former Seton Hall Prep star, struck out four batters and threw 41 of his 60 pitches for strikes.

T.J. Griffin (Livingston, Soph.) pitched two innings of no-hit relief, which resulted in his first win of the season as Stevens Tech downed Drew, 9-4, in Hoboken on Wednesday. Griffin, a Livingston High grad, picked up one strikeout as he worked through the Drew lineup without allowing a baserunner. Stevens is now 12-17.

Zach Carr (Chatham, Soph.) worked out a walk in his role as a pinch hitter in MIT's 7-5 win over Salem State in Cambridge, Massachusetts on Wednesday. The Pingry grad remained in the game as the designated hitter and later produced a single that began a rally that brought in the winning runs for the Engineers (10-10), although he was removed for a pinch runner.

Pat Butler (Chatham, Fr.) had the luxury of pitching with plenty of offensive support in UConn's 15-3 pasting of Brown in Providence, R.I. on Wednesday. The Chatham High alum started the game and pitched five innings, allowing three earned runs. The Huskies are now 24-7.

David Ulrich (Summit, Soph.) left the mound with Claremont-Mudd-Scripps down, 3-2, having surrendered just three earned runs in seven solid innings against the University of La Verne last Saturday. The bullpen let the game slip away, however, and CMS (16-16) was tagged with an 8-2 defeat. Ulrich, a lefty out of Newark Academy, scattered five hits, struck out three batters and walked three in his stint.

Seton Hall's Mike Genovese (Livingston, Fr.) gave the Pirates 1-2/3 innings of hitless ball in Tuesday's 8-7 loss to Rider in Lawrenceville. The Livingston High grad retired one batter on strikes.

Wake Forest's Mike Murray (Westfield, Sr.) produced a ninth-inning double to left field in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts yesterday that brought in two runners against Boston College. The Demon Deacons' rally was snuffed out, however, as they lost, 11-9, to fall to 10-26 overall and 2-14 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Murray, a catcher out of Westfield High, also reached base on a walk.


Franklin & Marshall's Danny Liebowitz (Westfield, Soph.) finished third in the Bent Creek Invitational at Bent Creek Country Club in Lititz, Pennsylvania on Monday. The Westfield High grad shot even-par 71, which was bettered by only two of the 83 golfers on the course. Widener's Anthony Alvernes (Westfield, Soph.) shared 55th place by shooting 84. Then, on Tuesday, Franklin & Marshall teed off in the Ursinus Invitational at Stonewall Golf Club in Elverson, Pennsylvania. Liebowitz carded 7-over-par 77 for a share of fifth place. Low score among the 66 finishers was 72. Franklin & Marshall grabbed the team hardware at both events.

Williams College's Anne O'Leary (Short Hills, Sr.) finished joint-3rd on Sunday among 61 golfers in the Vassar College Invitational at Dutchess Golf Club in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. The Millburn High grad carded rounds of 83 and 82 to finish 21 strokes over par at 163, which was five strokes off the low score. Williams took second place in the team scramble, six strokes behind Amherst.


Notre Dame is streaking, having won 29 of their last 31 games (including the last eight in a row), after starting the season 1-4. Alexa Maldonado (Short Hills, Soph.) has been stationed in centerfield throughout and, at home on Wednesday, stroked a run-scoring double in a 5-0 shutout of Georgetown. The Fighting Irish are now 30-6 and 9-0 in the Big East.

Denison's Kait Fiore (Millburn, Soph.) has been installed as the leadoff hitter for her team in recognition of the hot bat she's been wielding of late. Fiore, a Millburn High alum, drove in five runs in last Saturday's 15-9 win over Allegheny in the first game of a doubleheader. She doubled and tripled in three at-bats and reached on a walk, as well. On Tuesday, Denison (17-11) swept both ends of a twin bill with Defiance, 8-7 (in 10 innings) and 10-5. In the elongated game, Fiore rapped a double in four at-bats and managed a base on balls; she eventually came around to score on both occasions. In the nightcap, she managed a single and a double in five at-bats, scoring once and driving in two runs.

Ramapo's Rachel Wong (Livingston, Jr.) and Danielle Rothenberger (Livingston, Soph.) teed off on New Jersey City's pitching on Tuesday in Jersey City. In the opening game of a pair, won by Ramapo, 15-0, Wong went 3-for-4 at the plate plus a walk, with two stolen bases and two runs batted in, while Rothenberger produced one double from three at-bats. She also walked twice and brought in three runs. The Roadrunners (16-12) also won the second game, 10-4, as Wong got her seventh double of the season in her only at-bat. She drove in a run and came around to score. Rothenberger clubbed a home run, along with a single, in four at-bats, which was good for two RBIs.

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