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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.