The College Report: Madison’s Avery Koep Leads Franklin & Marshall to Centennial Crown

Credits: David Sinclair

Franklin & Marshall won the Centennial Conference Field Hockey Tournament with victories over Ursinus, 2-0, and Haverford, 4-1, last weekend. Avery Koep (Madison, Jr.) minded the goal for the Diplomats, making two saves against Ursinus and seven against Haverford. Franklin & Marshall’s season ended on Wednesday with a 2-1 overtime loss to Eastern in first-round NCAA Division 3 Tournament play. Koep rejected eight Eastern shots. The Diplomats finished the season with an 18-2 record.

MIT won the New England Women and Men's Athletic Conference Tournament with victories over Wellesley, 2-1, in the semifinal match and Springfield, 6-3, in the championship tilt. Molly Duffy (New Providence, Jr.) scored a goal for MIT in each game. Duffy, who prepped at Oak Knoll, also earned an assist in the Springfield win. She has 18 goals this season, along with nine assists. MIT (17-2) takes on Bowdoin in a first-round NCAA Division 3 playoff game in Geneva, N.Y. on Saturday.

Two goals from Megan Traub (Berkeley Heights, Jr.) weren't enough for Stevens Tech to stave off Utica College in the championship game of the Empire 8 Conference Tournament on Sunday. Traub knocked in her eighth and ninth goals of the season, but Utica prevailed, 4-3. Stevens then began play in the ECAC Mid-Atlantic Tournament with a 5-2 road win over Swarthmore on Wednesday, in which Traub again scored twice. The Ducks (14-7) take on Lebanon Valley in the championship match on Saturday in Annville, Pa.

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Joseph Greenspan (Westfield, Soph.) got the scoring started for Navy in Saturday's match with Colgate in Annapolis, Md., but the Middies couldn't make the lead hold up and suffered a 3-2 defeat to the Raiders. The goal was the sixth of the season for Greenspan, a Westfield High grad. Navy is now 7-7-3.


William Paterson kept Kim Jaikissoon (Maplewood, Sr.) plenty busy in Drew's semifinal match of the ECAC Tournament, but the keeper out of Columbia High was up to the task, letting just one ball get through while stopping 10 others. Drew (10-7-3) prevailed, 3-1, and now plays Richard Stockton in Pomona on Saturday.

Another Columbia alum, Gettysburg's Eliza Gray (South Orange, Fr.) also gave an excellent performance between the pipes in Saturday's Centennial Conference Tournament semifinal match with Haverford, but the difference is that her teammates provided no offense. Gray made five saves in a 1-0 Gettysburg loss. The Bullets are 12-6.

Marist defeated Iona, 2-0, in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament semifinal action on Friday in Poughkeepsie. Samantha Panzner (Livingston, Jr.) earned an assist on the first goal. The Red Foxes (15-7) then lost the championship tilt on Sunday to Loyola (Md.), 2-1.

Hannah Kronick (Westfield, Soph.) scored a goal and assisted on another as Johns Hopkins defeated Swarthmore, 3-1, in a Centennial Conference Tournament semifinal match on Saturday. She also picked up an assist on the only goal the Blue Jays scored in Sunday's championship contest, which was won by Haverford, 2-1. Hopkins (15-4-1) was then selected to play in the NCAA Division 3 Tournament and will face Lancaster Bible in Baltimore on Saturday.


Aysia Peterson (Scotch Plains, Soph.) registered a team-high seven kills as Kean lost dropped a match to Richard Stockton, 3-0 (25-13, 25-19, 25-11), in Galloway on Saturday in the New Jersey Athletic Conference Tournament.


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