Chelsea Davis (Livingston, Sr.) of Kean's women's lacrosse team went on the warpath against Mount St. Vincent in Brooklyn on Tuesday. The Livingston High grad scored five goals to pace the Cougars to an 18-9 victory. Davis also controlled three draws and caused two turnovers as Kean evened its season mark at 7-7 overall and 5-2 in the Skyline Conference.
Notre Dame's Gina Scioscia (Summit, Sr.) tallied three goals and assisted on a fourth as the Fighting Irish edged Ohio State, 12-11, in Columbus, Ohio on Thursday. Scioscia, a Summit High grad, now has 27 goals and 14 assists this season. Notre Dame sports a 10-4 mark.
Duke's Bridget Nolan (Summit, Soph.) picked up an assist as the Blue Devils defeated Boston College, 17-6, in a first-round Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament game in College Park, Maryland on Thursday. Nolan, an Oak Knoll product, also caused one turnover. Another Oak Knoll alum, Boston College's Katherine Caufield (Chatham, Soph.), was credited with two groundballs and one draw control. The Blue Devils were eliminated from the tournament yesterday when they lost to top-ranked North Carolina, 14-4. Duke is now 12-5, while Boston College is 10-5.
Megan Leonhard (Summit, Fr.) scored a pair of goals and set up two others as Trinity (Conn.) downed Eastern Connecticut State, 18-6, in Mansfield, Connecticut on Thursday. Leonhard, a graduate of St. George's in Rhode Island, also picked up one groundball and controlled one draw. Teammate Joy Finnen (Chatham, Fr.), a product of Chatham High, likewise, was credited with one groundball and one draw control. The Bantams are now 11-1.
Stevens Tech knocked off Cabrini, 16-5, in Hoboken on Wednesday with Pamela Loria (New Providence, Jr.) scoring a goal and setting up another. Loria, a New Providence High product, also caused two turnovers. Teammate Sam Zucker (Westfield, Sr.) caused one turnover and picked up three groundballs. The Ducks improved to 12-2.
Kenyon's Trina Rennie (Short Hills, Jr.) scored a goal as the Ladies defeated Denison, 13-8, in Gambier, Ohio on Tuesday. Kenyon is now 12-1.
George Mason's Cristina Maurizi (Summit, Sr.) set up a pair of goals in last night's 20-9 drubbing by William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. Mason is now limping along at 3-12 overall and 0-5 in the Colonial Athletic Association.
Sara Flood (Westfield, Sr.) assisted on a Harvard goal in the Crimson's 11-9 loss to Dartmouth in Cambridge, Massachusetts on Wednesday. Helping to throttle the Harvard offense was Dartmouth defender Georgia Bird (Summit, Soph.), who played most of the game as the Big Green used its bench sparingly. Harvard dropped to 6-7 overall and 2-4 in the Ivy League, while Dartmouth improved to 10-2 overall and 5-1 against Ivy rivals.
Lucy Johnson (Short Hills, Soph.) notched a pair of goals as William Smith lost, 16-7, to Ithaca in a Tuesday road game. Johnson, a Millburn High product, also had three draw controls for the 6-6 Herons.
Sarah Baker (Summit, Sr.) scored a goal and set up another for Salve Regina in the Seahawks' 21-9 loss to Endicott in Beverly, Massachusetts on Wednesday. Salve Regina is now 4-10 overall and 1-7 in the Commonwealth Coast Conference.
Richard Bradley (Short Hills, Jr.) scored his first goal of the season to help Lehigh get past Villanova, 15-14, in overtime at home on Tuesday. Bradley, a Pingry grad, also came up with two groundballs.
Lehigh's Brian Bienemann (Chatham, Sr.) picked up three groundballs, while Villanova's Chris Ficke (Madison, Jr.) caused four turnovers and lifted three groundballs for the 8-4 Wildcats. Lehigh is now 7-7.
The University of Scranton traveled to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania on Wednesday, where they dominated Moravian, 16-3. Oliver Nugent (Short Hills, Fr.) assisted on two goals for the Royals. Tyler Cox (Chatham, Jr.) was credited with one interception and one groundball for Scranton (5-8, 2-3 Landmark Conference).
Susquehanna's Tylere Fritts (Chatham, Fr.) accounted for a goal and an assist as the Crusaders lost to Marywood, 11-5, at home on Wednesday. Luke Delavan (Madison, Soph.) also set up a goal for Susquehanna (6-7), while teammate Henry Weismantel (Chatham, Jr.) brought up two groundballs.
Michael Acierno (Short Hills, Soph.) scored two goals and assisted on three others, but Williams College fell short, 17-15, to Plattsburgh State on Tuesday in Plattsburgh, N.Y. The Ephs are now 5-7.
Jerry Ragonese (Berkeley Heights, Sr.) won 18 of 24 faceoffs and retrieved eight groundballs in Rochester Institute of Technology's 18-9 victory over Alfred on Wednesday in Rochester. The Tigers are now 9-5 overall and 4-2 in the Empire 8.
Rob Novack (Madison, Jr.) caused three turnovers and recovered two groundballs in Wednesday's 5-2 victory over King's in Madison. The Devils are now 8-4.
Rachel Wong (Livingston, Jr.) and Danielle Rothenberger (Livingston, Soph.) each drove in a run in Ramapo's 2-0 win over Albright in the first game of a doubleheader in Mahwah on Thursday. Wong had a 2-for-3 game at the plate and came up with her 12th double of the season. Rothenberger had a single from three at-bats. After winning the second game, 2-1, the Roadrunners improved to 22-12.
Caldwell College's Danielle Genovese (Livingston, Sr.) has hit safely in the Cougars' last 12 games, of which they've won 11. Genovese, a Livingston High alum, started the week off with her eighth home run of the season in an 8-0 triumph over University of the Sciences on Monday in Philadelphia. The dinger drove in three runs. She then went 2-for-4 in the second game, producing a double and a single, as Caldwell squeezed out a 2-1 victory. Genovese had 1-for-2 games in both ends of Tuesday's twin-bill victories over Post University, 8-0 and 4-2. Bloomfield College was the victim on Thursday, losing 6-2 and 8-1 to Caldwell. Genovese had a combined 3-for-5 day batting. Caldwell is now 33-11.
Kait Fiore (Millburn, Soph.) showed a disciplined eye at the plate as Denison swept a doubleheader from Otterbein on Wednesday by scores of 17-2 and 10-2. Fiore, a Millburn High grad, drew four bases on balls and came around to score four times in the twin-bill, which lifted Denison's season mark to 22-12. Fiore got a single from two at-bats in the first game and, then, swatted a double in her lone at-bat in the nightcap.
Dominican's Kelli Rehm (Livingston, Sr.) picked up a double from three at-bats in the Chargers' 11-0 victory over Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia on Monday. Rehm, a Livingston High grad, then went 2-for-3 and drove in a run in the second game of a doubleheader with Post University, a 10-2 victory, on Thursday. Dominican is now 28-12.
Notre Dame's Alexa Maldonado (Short Hills, Soph.) singled in a run as the Fighting Irish just got by Valparaiso, 7-6, at home on Wednesday. Maldonado, a Millburn High product, had a 1-for-3 day at the plate. Notre Dame is now 35-9.
Heather Bergman (Berkeley Heights, Fr.) went 1-for-3 with an RBI in both ends of a doubleheader as Montclair State first lost, 6-2, to William Paterson before avenging that with a 4-3 victory in Wayne on Tuesday. Both her hits were singles. On Thursday in Little Falls, Bergman had a 1-for-2 day at the plate, singling in two runs, as Montclair shut out Baruch, 8-0. The Gov. Livingston High grad also drew a walk as the Red Hawks improved to 17-13.
Plymouth State's Mike Cappiello (Westfield, Soph.) blasted a 3-run homer in the Panthers' 10-6 loss to Keene State in Plymouth, N.H. on Tuesday. Cappiello, a first baseman out of Westfield High, also had a single to make for a 2-for-4 game at the plate. He also reached base on a walk. Plymouth fell to 5-19 overall and 1-7 in the Little East.
Wake Forest's Mike Murray (Westfield, Sr.) doubled twice from four at-bats in the Demon Deacons' 13-7 loss to UNC-Greensboro in Winston-Salem, N.C. on Wednesday. The catcher out of Westfield High drove in two runs as Wake fell to 10-30 on the season. The doubles were his ninth and 10th of the season and he also accounted for a sacrifice fly, his third of the campaign.
John Gianis (Summit, Soph.) produced a double and a single from five at-bats as North Carolina State defeated East Carolina, 8-6, in Greenville, N.C. on Wednesday. Both of Gianis' hits drove in a run. Gianis is a centerfielder out of The Hun School. The Wolfpack is now 26-13 this season.
Zach Carr (Chatham, Soph.) came up to the plate twice in pinch-hitting spots for MIT this week and justified his manager's faith in him. In Wednesday's 5-2 loss to Wheaton, the Pingry grad got on base with a single. Then, yesterday, Carr worked out a bases-loaded walk to drive in a run in an 11-inning, 7-6 loss to the Coast Guard Academy. The Engineers stand at 11-13 at this point of the season.
Matt Larangera (Livingston, Fr.) pitched two and one-thirds innings of scoreless ball for Rutgers-Newark yesterday in a 9-8 loss to New Jersey City in Jersey City. The Livingston High grad allowed just one hit, with three strikeouts and two walks. The Scarlet Raiders fell to 16-17 overall and 6-6 in the New Jersey Athletic Conference with the loss.
Jason Anderson (Westfield, Sr.) had a double - his seventh of the season - from four at-bats as Franklin & Marshall lost, 6-5, to Messiah, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on Thursday. Anderson, a second baseman out of Westfield High, also worked out a walk and scored a run for the 12-18-1 Diplomats.
Drew's David Kaplow (Westfield, Sr.) drove in two runs with a single from two at-bats as the Rangers tripped up City College of New York, 8-3, in Brooklyn on Thursday. Kaplow, a Westfield High product, is a designated hitter for the 8-26 Rangers.
Cornell's Frank Hager (Berkeley Heights, Soph.) drove in two runs and scored one as the Big Red defeated Penn, 11-6, in the second game of a doubleheader in Philadelphia last Sunday. Hager, a third baseman out of Delbarton, rapped a double and a single in four at-bats, and reached first base twice on walks. He also successfully handled five chances at the hot corner. Cornell is now 11-17 overall and 4-8 in the Ivy League.
Sam Politan (Livingston, Soph.) had a single from two at-bats in Montclair State's 16-9 win over William Paterson in Wayne yesterday. The first baseman out of Livingston High came around to score, as did Adam Bergman (Berkeley Heights, Soph.), who reached base on a walk. Montclair is 15-15-1 and 8-5 in the NJAC.
Villanova's Conor Casey (Madison, Jr.) shared eighth place and Rutgers' James Arbes (Westfield, Sr.) tied for 21st place in the Big East Championship at Innisbrook Resort in Innisbrook, Florida on Tuesday. Casey, out of Madison High, shot rounds of 76, 71 and 70 for a total of 217, which was four strokes over par and two off the low score. Arbes, a Westfield High grad, carded rounds of 76, 73 and 72 for an aggregate 8-over-par 221, which left him six strokes off the low number. Villanova finished sixth in the 12-team field, while Rutgers tied for ninth place; 60 golfers teed off in the tournament, which was won by Georgetown.
Williams College's Anne O'Leary (Short Hills, Sr.) tied for 29th place in the Jack Leaman Women's Championship at Hickory Ridge in Amherst, Massachusetts last weekend. O'Leary, a Millburn High grad, shot rounds of 90 and 86. Williams took third place among the 11 teams that teed off.
Goucher's Mara Bergman (Summit, Soph.) toughed out a win at second singles over Beth Handy of St. Mary's of Maryland on Thursday in Towson, Maryland. Bergman, a Summit High grad, won in straight sets, 7-5, 6-4; Goucher took the match, 7-2.
Hamilton College's Melissa Mann (Short Hills, Fr.) was a winner at sixth singles on Tuesday in Clinton, N.Y., although the Continentals lost to St. Lawrence, 6-3. Mann, a product of Millburn High, defeated Paige Cohen, 5-7, 6-4, 10-8.
Nikki Reich (Westfield, Jr.) and Lucy Marchese (Summit, Jr.) worked out singles victories to power Williams College past Middlebury, 7-2, in Williamsville, Massachusetts on Wednesday. Reich, who prepped at Westfield High, handled Brittany Faber, 6-2, 6-4, at third singles, while Marchese, a Pingry grad, took care of Jamie Haar, 6-1, 4-6, 6-1, at fourth singles.
Penn's Jason Magnes (Short Hills, Fr.) closed out the season with a victory at fifth singles over Cornell's Evan Bernstein in Ithaca, N.Y. last Sunday. Magnes, a Millburn High product, needed three sets to claim the match, which went 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.
MEN'S TRACK & FIELD
Fordham's Ryan Campi (Millburn, Sr.) finished 15th of 27 runners in the 1,500 meters at the Metropolitan Championships in Mahwah last Saturday. Campi, a Seton Hall Prep alum, needed 4:09.18 in a race won by teammate Kevin Fitzgerald in 3:59.10.
Holy Cross' Stephen Madsen (New Providence, Soph.) finished seventh in the 800 meters last Sunday at the Holy Cross Quad Meet in Worcester, Massachusetts. Madsen came in at the 1:58.19 mark, with Central Connecticut State's Mohamed Hrezi in first at 1:52.81.
WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD
Gettysburg's Emily Smith (Chatham, Fr.) took eighth place in the 800 meters at the Mason-Dixon Invitational at Gettysburg last Saturday. Smith, a Chatham High grad, got the distance in 2:35.15; Dickinson's Mary Nolte won the race in 2:23.68.