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

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Kristen Masullo Credits: Filomena Masullo
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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.

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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.

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