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The College Report: Corasaniti and Cognetti Contribute to Scranton Soccer Win

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Tina Cognetti
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Caroline Corasaniti
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Scranton’s women’s soccer team improved to 12-4-1 overall and 5-0-0 in Landmark Conference scuffles with a 3-1 victory over Juniata at home on Saturday, which featured contributions from Caroline Corasaniti (Chatham, Sr.) and Tina Cognetti (Westfield, Jr.). Corasaniti notched the first goal of the match on a one-time shot just 2:32 into the action when a teammate found her open in front of the net. Cognetti set up the second tally just eight minutes later when she delivered a long pass that was converted into a goal.

When the Panthers of SUNY-Purchase sniff an advantage, they show their opponents no mercy. For the second time in four days, Purchase went on a 10-goal rampage, trouncing SUNY-Maritime, 10-3, at home on Tuesday. At the heart of the Purchase attack was Abigail Katz (Livingston, Soph.), who scored not one, not two, not . . . oh, let’s cut to the chase. Katz found net on six of nine shots on goal and for the exclamation point, she assisted on a seventh Panther score.  Then, reality set in on Saturday against Old Westbury on Long Island, where the Panthers were treated to a 4-2 defeat. Katz was limited to one goal here, which was unassisted in the 12th minute and the first point on the scoreboard. She now has 18 goals and four assists this season for Purchase (6-8-1, 4-6-0 Skyline Conference).

Ava Scheininger (Westfield, Jr.) scored two goals in Johns Hopkins’ 8-0 rout of Bryn Mawr in a Saturday road contest. Those were the first tallies of the season for the Morristown-Beard alum. The Blue Jays are now 13-3-0.

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Ithaca’s Liz Masucci (New Providence, Grad.) doesn’t rack up big numbers in the offensive categories, but then neither do her opponents when she’s on the pitch. The Bombers have held their rivals scoreless in their last seven matches, which resulted in six victories and one tie. Ithaca, which carries an 11-2-1 mark, has allowed only six goals this season with Masucci, a New Providence High grad, anchoring the defense. She has also assisted on two Ithaca goals. 

Dickinson stretched its winning streak to nine matches with victories over Franklin & Marshall, 2-0, on the road Wednesday, and 2-1, in overtime at home against Haverford on Saturday. Annie Weichert (Chatham, Soph.) minded the goal for the Red Devils (12-2-1, 7-1 Centennial Conference) in both matches, making two saves against Franklin & Marshall and one save against Haverford.

Monmouth split a pair of 1-0 outcomes over the weekend, falling to LIU in Brooklyn on Friday before regrouping to defeat Wagner in overtime in Staten Island on Sunday. Lia Fierro (Short Hills, Sr.) was in goal for the Hawks in both matches. She stopped three LIU shots, but was stymied by a deflection that got past her. The Millburn High product then made two saves in the Wagner match, as Monmouth bettered its record to 9-6-2 overall and 4-3-2 in the Northeast Conference.
 
MEN’S SOCCER

Hennie Bosman (Short Hills, Soph.) booted in the winning goal as Hamilton defeated Clarkson, 3-2, in overtime in Clinton, N.Y. on Saturday. The tally, which was unassisted, was the second of the season for the Millburn High grad. The Continentals improved to 9-1-2 with the victory. 

Brian Maher (Westfield, Jr.) notched his first goal of the campaign to help Catholic defeat Goucher, 4-1, in Washington on Wednesday. The midfielder out of Seton Hall Prep connected on a shot over the goalie from six yards out in front of the net. The Cardinals are now 8-5-3.

Brendan Burgdorf (Westfield, Soph.) and Josh Plump (Millburn, Soph.) combined for Bucknell’s first goal in Saturday’s 3-3 tie with Colgate in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. The tally materialized after Burgdorf powered his way through two defenders to nudge the ball over to Plump, whose shot was smothered by the Colgate keeper. Burgdorf, however, headed the rebound into the net over the keeper’s head for the first Patriot League goal scored on Colgate this season. The Bison were down, 3-1, with four minutes left in the match, only to knot the score when freshman defender Mayowa Alli headed in two balls in a span of 50 seconds for the first scores of his collegiate career. Bucknell carries a 6-6-2 mark into tonight’s home contest against NJIT.

Washington & Lee’s Conor Starr (Summit, Soph.) scored the first goal of the match for his side to propel the Generals to a 4-1 victory over Eastern Mennonite in Harrisonburg, Virginia last Wednesday. Starr, a Pingry grad, has now scored twice this season for the 6-6-2 Generals.

Jonathan Aguirre (Madison, Fr.) served up a cross that teammate Ryan Finley directed into the goal for a 2-1 Duke victory over High Point in overtime last Tuesday in Durham, N.C. The Blue Devils are currently 6-4-4.

Just 71 seconds into last Wednesday’s road match with York (Pa.), Gettysburg’s Andrew LaFontaine (Summit, Fr.) found teammate Brooks Taylor with a pass that resulted in a goal for Taylor and an assist for LaFontaine, his first point on the collegiate level. The Gettysburg lead didn’t hold up, however, as York prevailed, 2-1. 

Dickinson’s Thomas Parkinson (Westfield, Sr.) earned an assist on the Red Devils’ first goal in Saturday’s 2-2 tie with Gettysburg in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Parkinson, a Westfield High grad, sent a cross to teammate Javier Mena, who finished the play off with a half-volley for the first goal of the match in the 14th minute. Dickinson is now 9-3-3 overall and 3-2-2 in the Centennial Conference, while Gettysburg is 4-8-2 and 3-2-2 in Centennial play. 
 
SWIMMING

The scores were 190-110, but the winner depended on who was in the pool at the time as Lehigh visited West Chester on Saturday. The Mountain Hawks men prevailed by that score over their counterparts, thanks in large measure to Chris Toth (Madison, Jr.), who won two events and finished second in a third. Lehigh’s women, meanwhile, came out on the short end of the same score, although Priscilla Barletta (New Providence, Jr.) was in the money in the two events she dove into. Toth, a Madison High grad, won freestyle events at 1,000 and 500 yards with times of 9:52.58 and 4:49.56, respectively. He also got second place in the 400-yard individual medley with a 4:15.55 clocking against the winner’s 4:12.13. Barletta took second place in the 200-yard freestyle, which she completed in 1:58.78 against a winning 1:58.16, and was third to touch the wall in the 100-yard butterfly, which she swam in 1:00.02, with the winner home in 58.36.
 
FIELD HOCKEY

Taylor Sankovich (Short Hills, Jr.) scored two goals and assisted on another pair to lead Yale past Penn, 10-0, in New Haven on Saturday. Sankovich, a midfielder/back out of Pingry, has started all 15 games this season for the 10-5 Bulldogs and has scored seven goals with two assists.

Julia Conroy (Westfield, Soph.) scored Ithaca College’s first goal in Saturday’s 5-2 home loss to Washington & Jefferson. Conroy, a Westfield High grad, has now scored three goals for the Bombers (5-8-0) this season.
 
CROSS COUNTRY

Colorado College’s Maggie Harkins (Summit, Soph.) finished 43rd of 208 runners in Saturday’s Mount Marty Invitational in Yankton, S.D. Harkins, who prepped at Villa Walsh, covered the 5,000 meters in 19:35. Augustana College’s Runa Falch was first in at 17:38. 
 
VOLLEYBALL

Casey Larsen (Livingston, Jr.) produced a double-double in last Wednesday’s home match with Rochester Institute of Technology, which the Yellowjackets won, 3-2 (23-25, 25-19, 25-17, 19-25, 15-12). The Livingston High grad was good for 17 kills and 17 digs, as well as two aces. Rochester is now 12-13.

Virginia Union’s Jessica Thompson (Westfield, Soph.) had 21 digs, co-high for the team, in last Tuesday’s 3-2 (29-31, 25-16, 25-23, 23-25, 9-15) loss to Virginia State in Richmond. Virginia Union then lost to Lenoir-Rhyne, 3-0 (25-5, 25-12, 25-4), in Misenheimer, N.C. on Saturday, in which Thompson, a Westfield High grad, had a team-high eight assists. 

Fairleigh Dickinson’s Erin Roudebush (Westfield, Sr.) had six kills in Saturday’s 3-0 (25-15, 25-20, 25-23) loss to Sacred Heart in Hackensack. FDU then traveled to Connecticut on Sunday to take on Quinnipiac, which resulted in a 3-2 (30-28, 25-20, 22-25, 16-25, 15-13) loss for the Knights (9-16, 4-6 Northeast Conference). Roudebush, a Westfield High grad, had 13 kills and four digs.

Nicole Peotter (New Providence, Soph.) saw action for FDU-Florham over the weekend. She played one set in Saturday’s 3-0 (25-11, 25-13, 25-18) victory over the Merchant Marine Academy, coming up with two kills and three digs. Peotter, a New Providence High alum, played two of the three sets in Sunday’s 3-0 (25-23, 25-22, 25-23) loss to Baruch, and had five kills. She was on the floor for all four sets in Sunday’s 3-1  (25-11, 22-25, 25-11, 25-15) win over Montclair State, and produced six kills. FDU-Florham is now 25-7.

Lafayette’s Katrina Racibarskas (Chatham, Sr.) posted a team-high six kills in the Leopards’ 3-0 (25-6, 25-17, 25-14) loss to Army in Easton, Pennsylvania on Friday. She also managed three digs. Lafayette then hosted Holy Cross on Saturday, winning the first set, 25-20, before the Cross got down to business and swept the remainder, 25-22, 31-29, 25-16, for a 3-1 victory. Racibarskas was credited with 14 kills and three digs, while teammate Alexandra Russo (New Providence, Soph.) had six kills. The Leopards dropped to 4-19 overall and 0-9 in Patriot League skirmishes.
   

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