Sports

The College Report: Liberty's Masullo of Berkeley Heights Stops 19 Shots in Win Over LIU

de42f950189ae54965dc_kristen_lu_goalie_3.jpg
Kristen Masullo Credits: Filomena Masullo
de42f950189ae54965dc_kristen_lu_goalie_3.jpg

Liberty's Kristen Masullo (Berkeley Heights, Soph.) made 19 saves in goal to help the Flames to a 19-14 victory over LIU in Brooklyn on Thursday in women's lacrosse. Liberty then visited Wagner on Staten Island on Sunday, but came away with a 12-11 overtime loss. Masullo had 13 saves. At the other end of the field, Wagner's Shannon Sweeney (Madison, Fr.) played the first half and stopped two Liberty shots, while allowing five goals. Teammate Michela Galante (Maplewood, Soph.) earned credit for one ground ball and one draw control. Liberty fell to 1-4, while Wagner evened its season mark at 3-3.

Richmond's Jamie Penney (Short Hills, Fr.) scored her first collegiate goal on a free position shot and the tally made a difference as the Spiders defeated James Madison, 13-12, in Harrisonburg, Va. on Saturday. The winning Spiders are now 3-3.

Holy Cross defeated American, 12-8, in Worcester, Mass. on Saturday with Sarah Weber (Summit, Soph.) in goal. Weber stopped eight shots and was credited with picking up three ground balls. Seton Hartnett (Westfield, Soph.) contributed offensively for the Crusaders (2-4, 1-0 Patriot League) with an unassisted goal.

Sign Up for E-News

Carolyn Bradley (Short Hills, Jr.) forced a turnover and recovered two ground balls as 20th-ranked Stanford downed New Hampshire, 15-13, in Palo Alto, Calif. on Sunday. Stanford is now 2-4.

Amherst opened its season with a 7-6 loss to Colby on Saturday when the home team scored the winning goal with five seconds left on the game clock. Claire Bennett (Westfield, Sr.) rustled up two ground balls for Amherst, while teammate Hilary Densen (Summit, Jr.) controlled one draw. Amherst got in the win column on Sunday in Lewiston, Maine with an 11-9 overtime triumph over Bates. Bennett caused two Bates turnovers, lifted two ground balls and controlled one draw.

Dickinson's Val Hoffman (Westfield, Soph.) scored her fourth goal of the season on a free position shot in a 16-3 loss to York (Pa.) in Carlisle, Pa. on Saturday. The Red Devils, winners of their first two games this season, are now 2-4.

MEN'S LACROSSE

Colgate defeated Holy Cross, 13-9, in Worcester, Mass. on Saturday on the strength of contributions from Bobby Lawrence (Summit, Soph.) and John Donnally (Madison, Sr.). Lawrence had a team-high five ground balls, while Donnally scored an unassisted goal and retrieved four ground balls; both were credited with causing one turnover. Terry McKenna (Summit, Fr.) scored a pair of goals for the Cross, in addition to causing a Colgate turnover and recovering a ground ball. Teammate James Kennedy (Summit, Jr.) notched one goal and assisted on three others. Finally, the Crusaders' Ryan Troy (Summit, Soph.) forced two Colgate turnovers. The Raiders improved to 5-1, while Holy Cross dropped to 3-3. This was the first Patriot League game of the season for both teams.

Rob Guida (Chatham, Soph.) scored a goal and came up with five ground balls on Saturday as second-ranked Johns Hopkins defeated UMBC, 12-5, in Baltimore. Hopkins is now 6-0.

Bucknell treated visiting Hobart to a 14-10 defeat on Saturday, with Billy Eisenreich (Chatham, Sr.) scoring one Bison goal and assisting on three others. He also claimed two ground balls, as did teammates John Scally (Short Hills, Sr.) and Kyle O'Keefe (Madison, Jr.). O'Keefe also got credit for causing a pair of Hobart turnovers. Bucknell is now 2-3.

Alex White (Summit, Jr.) scored the first goal of the game, but little good would that do Harvard when time expired, as they lost, 11-10, to Georgetown in Washington, D.C. on Saturday. His brother Terry White (Summit, Sr.) returned to the lineup for the Crimson (2-2) and got credit for causing a turnover and picking up a ground ball.

Roanoke's Jeff Keating (Chatham, Sr.) scored two goals in Saturday's 14-9 loss to Dickinson in Salem, Va. That dropped the Maroons to 3-2 this season.

MEN'S HOOPS

Kevin Udo (West Orange, Soph.) scored 10 points and cradled nine rebounds to help Bloomfield advance in the NCAA Division 2 playoffs with a 69-60 win over Franklin Pierce in Worcester, Mass. on Sunday. Udo drained four of six field goal attempts, as well as both of his free throws. He also blocked four shots. The Deacons (26-7) face Stonehill this evening at 7 p.m. in Worcester.

A game-high 21 points from Joey Kizel (Short Hills, Soph.) weren't enough to prevent Middlebury from elimination in the NCAA Division 3 playoffs. The Panthers lost, 58-55, to Scranton on Friday at home. Kizel knocked down eight of 14 field goal attempts, including two of six from long range, and all three of his free throws. Middlebury ended the season with a 26-4 record.

WOMEN'S HOOPS

Emmanuel College defeated King's College, 67-56, in Amherst, Mass. on Friday in NCAA Division 3 playoff action. Chenae Earle (South Orange, Jr.) scored two points for the winners, sinking her only shot from the floor. She also got credit for a rebound, an assist and a steal in her 16 minutes on the floor. King's Lindsay Atchison (Green Village, Jr.) pulled down 10 rebounds. The Lady Monarchs ended their season 24-6. Emmanuel's season then stopped dead on Saturday with an 84-61 loss to undefeated Amherst on the winner's court. Earle saw limited action and didn't score. The Saints finished with a 25-7 record.

The 2011-12 season is now a wrap for Monmouth, which lost, 58-48, to Sacred Heart in the Northeast Conference Tournament final round in Fairfield, Conn. on Sunday. Monmouth's Abby Martin (Maplewood, Jr.) was good for six points on 3-for-6 shooting from the floor, while grabbing five rebounds. The Hawks completed a 19-13 campaign.

SOFTBALL

Notre Dame's Alexa Maldonado (Short Hills, Sr.) crossed the plate three times in Saturday's 8-1 trouncing of Oregon in Lakewood, Calif. She opened the game with a double, her only hit in four at-bats; she also reached base on a fielder's choice and a throwing error. On Sunday, batting leadoff again, she once more started the game with a double and soon came around to score. She also reached base on a single, but the result was different, a 5-2 loss to Charleston Southern, again in Lakewood. The Fighting Irish are now 8-8.

Chelsea Durgin (Summit, Soph.) of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps singled twice in three at-bats in Saturday's 6-2 win over California Lutheran in the first game of a doubleheader. She also drove in a pair of runs with her bat. The Athenas are 10-4 after sweeping the twinbill.

BASEBALL

Mike Cappiello (Westfield, Sr.) got the season off to a resounding start by blasting two home runs to lead Plymouth State to a 6-4 victory over SUNY-Maritime in their season opener in the Bronx on Saturday.  The lefty-swinging first baseman knocked the ball over the fence on his first trip to the plate in the first inning with a man on base. He repeated that feat in the third inning to finish the game with four runs batted in. The Panthers swept all four of their games over the weekend.

Rob Fonseca (Madison, Fr.) hit his first collegiate home run, a solo shot, to account for the winning run in Northeastern's 4-3 victory over William & Mary in Williamsburg, Va. on Sunday. That reversed a 4-3 William & Mary triumph over Northeastern on Saturday. In that game, the Huskies' John Puttress (New Providence, Jr.) sprayed two singles from four at-bats, and scored one run. Previously, Northeastern trounced the Tribe, 8-0, on Friday, with Fonseca legging out a triple from five at bats. Northeastern is now 7-4 overall and 2-1 in the Colonial Athletic Association.

A.J. Flores (West Orange, Soph.) scored all the runs that William Paterson needed in Saturday's 5-2 victory over Utica College in Wayne. Flores reached first base on an error in the first inning and scored on a double down the rightfield line. In the fifth inning, Flores himself poked a double down the same line for his only hit of the game; he then came around on a single to rightfield. He got his third run in the sixth inning after he reached base on a fielder's choice. He stole second base and scored on another rightfield single. The Pioneers improved to 4-0.

Sean White (Summit, Sr.) scattered five hits over five innings, allowing two runs (one earned), to get the win as Dickinson defeated Mount St. Vincent, 11-4, in Lakeland, Fla. on Saturday. White struck out six batters and walked just one. The Red Devils are now 6-3.

Jimmy Napolitano (Livingston, Jr.) slugged a bases-empty home run to help Rutgers-Newark to a 5-3 win over Occidental in Los Angeles on Sunday. That was his second home run of the season. Matt Larangera (Livingston, Jr.) started the game and got the win for the Scarlet Raiders (4-5). He allowed just two runs (both earned) on three hits in seven innings, while striking out six batters and walking two.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Berkeley Heights

Have Your Voice Heard Tonight on Vote for $4 Million Extra for Municipal Complex

July 10, 2018

The Berkeley Heights Municipal Complex project is the largest and most expensive local public project we will likely witness as Berkeley Heights residents. It is a vast responsibility. Therefore, it was concerning to learn that the Township Council and Mayor placed an ordinance on the agenda June 26 for an additional $4 million for the municipal complex without much regard to time.

Avoiding 10% Tax Penalty

Do you want access to money from your retirement accounts but aren't sure of the real costs involved?

Most retirement accounts have a set age requirement you must reach before making penalty-free income distributions, which is usually 59.5 but can sometimes be as early as age 50. If you decide to access your accounts earlier, you could face penalties ranging from 10%-25%, which is not ...

Beneficiary Forms - As Important as Your Will

As you plan for the future, don’t leave out one of the most overlooked must-do’s: naming the beneficiaries of your retirement assets. Updating your beneficiary forms ensures that the legacy you worked so hard to build will be distributed correctly. Don’t delay -- the designations on your beneficiary forms supersede those stated in your Will. 

Try answering the ...

Union County’s Free Summer Arts Festival Continues July 18 at Echo Lake Park Featuring 5 Against 1

July 15, 2018

The Union County Summer Arts Festival concert series continues on Wednesday July 18, with the band 5 Against 1, a Pearl Jam  tribute band, taking the stage at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside.

The free series, presented by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders,is held at Echo Lake Park during July and moves to Oak Ridge Park in Clark during August.

5 Against 1, which ...

Award-Winning Senior Art Exhibited at Freeholders Gallery

A new exhibit of award winning artworks by local artists age 60 and up is now on display at the Freeholders Gallery through August 29. Each of the 13 works received first place honors in the countywide Senior Art Exhibit held earlier this summer in the Atrium at Liberty Hall in Union Township.

“Each in their own unique way, these artists have contributed to an enriching, creative ...

Union County Students Invited to Experience a Unique Silent Party

Students ages 12 to 16 are invited to “Youth Chella,” a silent party scheduled for Friday, Aug.16 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. in Union County’s Watchung Reservation at the Trailside Nature and Science Center, 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside.

Admission and refreshments are free with the donation of a snack item. The donations will be provided to students in the ...

Diahann Lassus Named in Investopedia 100 for 2018!

Diahann W. Lassus, CFP®, CPA/PFS and President of Lassus Wherley has been named in Investopedia’s second annual ranking of the most influential financial advisors in the U.S., called the Investopedia 100.

The advisors that comprise the Investopedia 100 were selected from hundreds of applicants and stand out for their contributions to conversations about financial literacy, investing ...

Geoffrey the Giraffe Moves In To New Brunswick Children's Hospital

July 12, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Over a stretch of nearly 70 years, Geoffrey the Giraffe at Toys R Us stores was the symbol of happy times for generations of children, and now he may provide those same feelings for children coming to a hospital.

"From this day forward, Geoffrey stands tall in our lobby to encourage our smallest patients to smile when they enter our facilities," said John ...

Severe Thunderstorm, Flash Flood Warnings in Effect for Berkeley Heights Tuesday Afternoon

July 3, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Union County until 2:30 p.m. and a flash flood warning until 5 p.m.

“Torrential rainfall is occurring with this storm, and may lead to flash flooding,” the service warned. “Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.”

Sign up for our free enews and get ...

Upcoming Events

Tue, July 17, 10:00 AM

Healing the Children, new providence

Summit Old Guard

Giving Back

Wed, July 18, 10:30 AM

Berkeley Heights Public Library, Berkeley Heights

Story Time & Craft with DIVA DELORES AND THE ...

Other

Carousel_image_b91f21bd7ac6c164e408_wednesday_matinees_at_trailside

Wed, July 18, 1:30 PM

Trailside Nature & Science Center, MountainsidE

Trailside’s Annual Summer Wednesday Matinee ...

Arts & Entertainment Education

Carousel_image_f315283ead6566b0f0d0_24b31797abd0cb2d199e_senior_bbq

Wed, July 18, 6:00 PM

Summit YMCA, Summit

Senior Summer BBQ at the Summit YMCA

Food & Drink

Wed, July 18, 7:30 PM

Chatham United Methodist Church, Chatham

Masterwork’s Summer Sing Four to Feature Brahms

Arts & Entertainment

Special June Episode of 'Berkeley Heights Here & Now' Features 6th Annual Street Fair

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – The Berkeley Heights Communications Committee (BHCC) today announced a special edition of Berkeley Heights Here & Now is available on the Township website, www.berkeleyheightstwpnj.gov.

 

The special episode features the 6th Annual Berkeley Heights Street Fair held on June 24 and includes onsite interviews with attending residents/visitors, event ...

Women Have Special Financial Needs That Advisors Overlook

Women have special financial needs that advisors overlook in two ways: 1) advisors don’t always acknowledge the different planning needs women have and 2) advisors don’t always communicate well with female clients – especially if the client comes to a meeting with her husband. It’s very common for a male advisor to spend much or most of the face time in meetings talking to ...

5 Things You Should Know About Your Air Conditioner

How an air conditioner works

Air conditioners use refrigeration to cool indoor air. When a liquid converts to a gas, it absorbs heat. This process is called phase conversion. Air conditioners use phase conversion by forcing refrigerants to evaporate and condense over and over in a closed system of coils. 

What air conditioner filters do

Filters remove particles from the air, keeping ...