Region

The College Report: Stevens Tech’s Pamela Loria of New Providence Opens Season in Big Way

b45e559f554f4698516f_loria.jpg
The College Report: Stevens Tech’s Pamela Loria of New Providence Opens Season in Big Way
b45e559f554f4698516f_loria.jpg

The Stevens Tech women’s lacrosse team hit the road to take on Montclair State on Saturday and returned to Hoboken with a 17-7 victory in their season opener. Pamela Loria (New Providence, Sr.) was involved in eight of the Ducks’ 17 goals, scoring three and setting up five others. Loria, a New Providence High grad, also caused two turnovers.

Lucy Johnson (Short Hills, Jr.) whipped four goals into the net, but William Smith fell one short of Nazareth, losing their season opener, 15-14, in Pittsford, N.Y. on Saturday. Two of her tallies were unassisted and the other pair was scored on free position shots.

Hannah Clark (Chatham, Jr.) notched three goals for Vanderbilt in Saturday’s 12-9 road victory over Jacksonville. The Commodores are now 3-3. 

Sign Up for E-News

Carolyn Bradley (Short Hills, Soph.) scored twice within four minutes in Stanford’s 17-5 victory over Ohio State on Saturday in Columbus, Ohio. The ninth-ranked Cardinals are now 6-0.

Lauren Murray (Chatham, Jr.) led off the second half with an unassisted goal for Lehigh (2-2) in their 15-10 loss to Florida in Gainesville on Friday.

Nora McGuire (Summit, Soph.) earned credit for two assists as St. Joseph’s of Philadelphia defeated St. Francis (Pa.) in Philadelphia on Sunday. The Hawks are now 2-2.

MEN’S LACROSSE

Jeff Keating (Chatham, Jr.) was a one-man wrecking crew in Roanoke’s 17-8 trouncing of Birmingham Southern yesterday in Atlanta. The Chatham High product scored six goals and assisted on one other. He also lifted four ground balls as the Maroons improved to 3-0.

Bobby Lawrence (Summit, Fr.) caused five Hobart turnovers and picked up three ground balls as Colgate left the field with an 11-7 victory on Saturday in Geneva, N.Y. Teammate John Donnally (Madison, Jr.) scored a goal for the winning Raiders (3-2) and lifted two ground balls.

Matt Langan (Madison, Sr.) meted out four assists in Loyola of Baltimore’s 9-6 home victory over Bellarmine on Saturday. The 10th-ranked Greyhounds are now 3-0.

Susquehanna opened its season at home on Friday with a 9-3 triumph over Washington & Jefferson. Luke Delavan (Madison, Jr.) scored a goal and assisted on another, while teammate Jimmy Warburton (Chatham, Sr.) unearthed four ground balls.

Grant Foulsham (Madison, Jr.) and Max Blair (West Orange, Soph.) each scored a goal for Rensselaer Poly in Saturday’s 10-9 overtime loss to Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, N.Y. Blair also recovered four ground balls for the Engineers (1-1).

Danny Feeney (Summit, Fr.) won nine of 17 faceoffs and picked up a team-high six ground balls as Penn eked out a 7-6 victory over Lafayette in Philadelphia on Friday. Brian Feeney (Summit, Fr.) was in goal for the Quakers (3-0) and made four saves.

Terry White (Summit, Jr.) scored a pair of goals as Harvard lost, 15-9, to Hofstra in Hempstead, N.Y. on Saturday. Alex White (Summit, Soph.) contributed a goal and assisted on three others for the Crimson (1-1).

Holy Cross’ James Kennedy (Summit, Soph.) laid claim to seven ground balls, a team high, in the Crusaders’ 10-5 loss to Quinnipiac in Hamden, Conn. on Saturday. Kennedy also assisted on two goals. Teammate Conor McKenna (Summit, Sr.) earned credit for three ground balls as the Cross fell to 0-3.

Swarthmore’s John Bukawyn (Short Hills, Jr.) picked up two assists in the Garnets’ 6-5 home loss to Widener on Saturday. Swarthmore is now 0-2.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

Ryan Bacon (Maplewood, Sr.) twice scored in double figures as St. Peter’s advanced to tonight’s Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championship game against Iona by defeating Loyola (Md.), 70-60, on Saturday and top seeded Fairfield, 62-48, yesterday. Bacon, a 6-7 forward out of St. Benedict’s in Newark, poured in 15 points in just 24 minutes in the quarterfinal game against Loyola. He shot 6-for-8 from the field and 3-for-4 from the foul line. He also had seven rebounds. Yesterday’s triumph over Fairfield saw Bacon tally 10 points on 5-for-9 shooting from the floor. More importantly, perhaps, were the four rejections he was credited with, along with six rebounds. Teammate Yvon Raymond (Maplewood, Soph.) also saw action for the Peacocks (19-13), scoring four points against Loyola and two against Fairfield. Tonight’s Iona game, which will be played in Bridgeport, Connecticut, will be televised by ESPN2. Game time is 7 pm.

Bloomfield College earned a spot in the NCAA Division 2 Tournament by winning the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference title game, 94-81, over Goldey-Beacom in Philadelphia on Saturday. Kevin Udo (West Orange, Fr.) grabbed 11 rebounds (eight off the offensive glass) and scored eight points, hitting two of four shots from the floor and four of six free throws. Friday’s semifinal win over Chestnut Hill was an 82-80 nail biter, in which Udo scored nine points on 4-for-5 shooting from the floor and 1-for-2 from the foul line, to accompany eight caroms and four blocks. Bloomfield (20-8) will face American International on Saturday at 2:30 pm at Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts in first-round NCAA action.

Middlebury made quick work of Western Connecticut State in second-round NCAA Division 3 Tournament action. The Panthers, ranked second in Div. 3, downed WCSU, 79-53, with Joey Kizel (Short Hills, Fr.) managing a game-high five assists. He also chipped in seven points on 3-for-7 shooting from the floor and 1-for-2 from the foul line. Four rebounds landed in his clutches, too. Next up for Middlebury (26-1) is Rochester at 7:30 pm on Friday in Rochester, N.Y.

Russ Thompson (West Orange, Soph.) had a team-high seven assists as Stevens Tech won the ECAC Metropolitan Tournament with an 84-71 victory over Rutgers-Newark in Hoboken yesterday. Thompson, a 6-2 guard out of West Orange High, also scored 11 points on 3-for-7 shooting from the floor, including 1-for-4 from the Erie Lackawanna Terminal, and 4-for-4 from the justice line. That’s also where teammate Patrick Sabatino (Westfield, Fr.) scored all four of his points in as many tries. The Ducks concluded a 22-7 season.

The Jason Banzhaf (Livingston, Sr.) era at Catholic University ended yesterday with a 74-61 loss to Lebanon Valley in the championship game of the ECAC Southeast Tournament. The Cardinals advanced to that game with an 88-56 blowout of DeSales on Saturday, in which Banzhaf had a double-double. The Seton Hall Prep grad scored 23 points on 10-for-16 shooting from the floor, including 3-for-5 from long range. He also earned credit for 10 rebounds and three assists. Another double-double was in the offing in the Lebanon Valley loss; he scored 14 points, although eight of those came at the foul line. He was just 3-for-11 from the field. Ten rebounds landed in his hands, as well. Catholic finished the season 21-9.

The season is also over for Ithaca’s Jordan Marcus (West Orange, Soph.) and Jordan Healey (Summit, Soph.). The Bombers lost, 82-78, at home on Friday to MIT in a first-round NCAA Division 3 Tournament game. Marcus scored nine points on 3-for-9 shooting from the floor, including 2-for-5 from 3-point land. Healey did not see action. Ithaca wrapped up a 20-7 campaign.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Abby Martin (Maplewood, Soph.) proved to be a difference maker as Monmouth took out Quinnipiac, 55-36, in a first-round Northeast Conference Tournament game in West Long Branch on Saturday. Martin, a Columbia High product, nearly equaled the opposition offensive output with her 25 points. She connected on 10 of 18 shots from the field and five of nine from the victim’s line. Her 11 rebounds were also a game high. Monmouth (22-8) now has Robert Morris to look forward to at 7 pm tomorrow in West Long Branch.  

Kean advanced to the NCAA Division 3 Tournament round of 16 with victories at home over Vassar, 80-49, on Friday and Western Connecticut State, 82-64, on Saturday. Emily Cristaldi (Summit, Fr.) scored nine points against Vassar, shooting 4-for-9 from the floor and 1-for-4 from the Elizabeth city line. She also racked up four thefts. The Summit High grad tallied 14 points in Saturday’s win, making seven of 12 field goal attempts. Kean’s next opponent is Christopher Newport on Friday at Lebanon Valley College in Pennsylvania.

BASEBALL

Sean White (Summit, Jr.) pitched a 7-inning complete game to lead Dickinson to a 3-2 win over Messiah in the second game of a Saturday doubleheader in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. White, a southpaw who prepped at The Salisbury School, allowed just two hits and two earned runs, while striking out five Messiah batters. The Red Devils improved to 5-1 on the season.

Seton Hall’s Mike Genovese (Livingston, Soph.) saw action for the Pirates in Saturday’s 4-3 loss to Florida International in Miami and sprayed three singles in four at-bats. He also laid down a sacrifice bunt and drove in a run. Yesterday, the Livingston High grad rapped an RBI-double in four at-bats as the Hall lost, 3-1, to FIU. The Hall is now 2-7.

Rensselaer Poly’s Jonny Rio (Maplewood, Soph.) opened the spring season with a double in four at-bats in an 8-4 loss to Western New England in Farmingdale, N.Y. on Saturday. Rio, a shortstop, later scored on a single up the middle. He also made six putouts and picked up one assist.

Northeastern’s John Puttress (New Providence, Soph.) went 2-for-7 in a Saturday doubleheader in West Palm Beach, Fla. The catcher out of New Providence High stroked a double in four at-bats in the first game, a 9-4 Huskies victory over St. Bonaventure. Northeastern defeated Western Michigan, 11-8, in the nightcap as Puttress drove in two runs on a single to centerfield. Northeastern is now 2-8. 

Cornell opened its season with four losses spread over two days to Rider and Virginia. Third baseman Frank Hager (Berkeley Heights, Jr.) was a bright spot for the Big Red on Friday, however, as he went 3-for-5, plus a sacrifice bunt, on the day in a 6-0 loss to Rider and a 12-1 loss to Virginia. Hager’s hits were all singles and he successfully handled four chances in the field in the Virginia defeat.

A lack of offensive support hampered Franklin & Marshall’s Josh Gray (Livingston, Soph.) in Friday’s game against Rowan in Glassboro. Gray allowed just two runs, both earned, in six innings, but left with the game tied at 2. The floodgates opened upon his departure and Rowan left with a 6-2 victory. Gray, a righty out of Morristown Beard, allowed just three hits and struck out three Profs. The Diplomats are now 0-4.

  

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Berkeley Heights

New Jersey Youth Symphony Announces 2018 Summer Camps

February 20, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE—The New Jersey Youth Symphony announced today that it will hold two summer camps, Orchestral Camp from June 24 until July 7 and Junior Winds Camp from July 30 until August 3, at 570 Central Avenue in New Providence. Campers can take advantage of a 5% tuition discount by registering before the Early Registration deadline on June 1, 2018. For more information visit ...

Return Berkeley Heights Public Library's Books, etc.

Remember those book and DVDs and other materials borrowed from the Berkeley Heights Public Library before it closed? It's time to return them.

Staff will be at the Municipal Courtroom/Council Chambers at 29 Park Ave. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24 to accept them. Enter through the glass door, using the stairs by the Police Department.

For more information, email ...

2018 Gov. Livingston Highlander Softball Clinic Set for March 19

Come join and learn from the 2017 Union County Softball Champion Gov. Livingston coaches and varsity players on Monday, March 19, 2018 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Activities will include the following fastpitch softball skills:

Batting Techniques
Throwing Mechanics
Fielding
Base Running

Who: Children grades 1-7 of any skill level or ability

Where: Gov. Livingston High School, 175 ...

Mike Zuko at Salem Roadhouse Cafe

Raised on a diet of The Beatles, Buddy Holly and The Doors, Michael Zuko was exposed first hand to the thrilling music of the legendary 70s NYC club scene. Zuko and the band show a skilled singer-songwriter who is backed by solid musical talent, bringing original, fresh and intelligent lyrics to the stage. A true entertainer, Mike engages the audience fully and leaves them wanting more. Mike and ...

Colleen Mahr Has Paid Her Dues, Earned Peoples’ Trust, and Left a Track Record of Success

February 20, 2018

Dear Editor:

As a 26-year-old Scotch Plains resident who cares more about the well-being of our town than about local politics, I am extremely disappointed that the Scotch Plains Democratic Committee leadership has decided to abandon Colleen Mahr in her run for Chair of the Union County Democratic Committee.

Mahr, who as Mayor of Fanwood for 15 years has worked closely with Scotch Plains ...

We Need More Women Like Colleen Mahr in Municipal, County and State Government

Dear Editor:

I’m proud to support Colleen Mahr for Chair of the Union County Democratic Committee  (UCDC) and am encouraging my Scotch Plains peers to join me.

I was a first time candidate wanting to make a difference in my hometown of Scotch Plains, when Mayor Mahr of neighboring Fanwood stepped in to help me campaign and win my election to be Councilwoman three years ago.

Democratic Party Would Be Making a Big Mistake by Not Recognizing Colleen Mahr's Talents

Dear Editor:

Mayor Colleen Mahr has been a valuable friend to the Township of Cranford. Whether it’s offering advice and assistance during devastating flood cleanup, supporting the Mayor's Council on the Rahway River, or her insight and assistance in meeting our affordable housing obligations, Mayor Mahr is always there for Cranford.

Colleen’s fairness and integrity is ...

Chatham Borough Police Chief Crosson has Retired; Captain Gibbons is Acting Commander

February 12, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - Phil Crosson Jr., who has been a member of the Chatham Borough Police Department since 1992, retired from his position as the police chief on Feb. 1.

"It came on pretty quickly," Crosson said when reached by phone on Sunday. "I was on vacation for six weeks and I bought a business. I came back for one day and retired."

According to Crosson, ...

‘Reefer Madness’ Comes to Chatham Borough Council; Cannabis Advocates Make Pitch for Chatham Marijuana Shop

February 14, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - A group of pro-cannabis activists came to the Borough of Chatham Council meeting on Monday night and used the public commentary portion of the meeting to ask the council to support a marijuana dispensary in town.

The advocates, who say they have attended more than 80 town meetings to inform about the benefits of medical cannabis, mentioned the 1936 movie "Reefer ...

Upcoming Events

Wed, February 21

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Volunteer Art Show!

Arts & Entertainment Green

Wed, February 21, 2:00 PM

New Providence Memorial Library, New Providence

The Underground Railroad Documentary

Arts & Entertainment

Thu, February 22

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Volunteer Art Show!

Arts & Entertainment Green

Thu, February 22, 6:00 PM

UCEDC, Cranford

Next Level Business Planning

Business & Finance

Fri, February 23

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Volunteer Art Show!

Arts & Entertainment Green

Carousel_image_b59229b3972266545812_magnet_fundraising_auction_2018_flyer_0219

Fri, February 23, 6:30 PM

Union County Vocational Technical Schools, West Hall Cafeteria, Scotch Plains

Union County Magnet High School Silent Auction

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink

Invest Like a Tortoise -- Not Like a Hare

Aesop’s “The Tortoise and the Hare” is a perfect metaphor for the way people go about investing their money. As you recall in the fable, the hare brags about his ability to beat the tortoise and is overly confident about winning. In the investment world, the hare is someone who thinks he or she is great at selecting “winners” and avoiding “losers.” The ...