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The College Report: Penn's Chris Twombly of Short Hills Racks Up 11 Tackles in Loss to Army

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Chris Twombly Credits: University of Pennsylvania
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Chris Twombly (Short Hills, Jr.) managed 11 tackles as Penn’s sprint football team lost to Army, 58-44, in West Point, N.Y. on Friday. The Millburn High grad brought down the ballcarrier without assistance on five of those tackles. Penn (4-2) wraps up the season on Friday evening at Princeton.

Dan Muller (Summit, Soph.) led the Kenyon defensive unit with seven tackles (all unassisted), although the Lords tumbled to 0-8 on the season with a 44-24 loss to Ohio Wesleyan in Gambier, Ohio on Saturday. Kenyon actually enjoyed a 24-17 halftime lead after recording 24 unanswered points. Matt Martin (Summit, Sr.) handled the punting for Kenyon, getting off seven punts for an average of 39.6 yards, with a long boot of 46 yards. Martin is a Morristown-Beard grad, while Muller, a linebacker, prepped at Pingry. Kenyon seeks that elusive first win of the season on Saturday at home against the College of Wooster.

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Susquehanna’s Duke Hyacinthe (Maplewood, Soph.) gained 17 yards on five carries as the Crusaders defeated Franklin & Marshall, 40-14, in Lancaster, Pa. on Saturday. Hyacinthe, a St. Peter’s Prep grad, also caught one pass for a 5-yard gain. His long carry was for seven yards. On the other side of the line of scrimmage, Aaron Fant (Madison, Fr.) made one solo tackle for the Diplomats (3-5), who face a daunting task this Saturday when they travel to Baltimore to take on undefeated Johns Hopkins. As for Susquehanna (5-3), their next assignment is a Saturday home game against McDaniel.

Rowan’s Kevin DelleDonne (Summit, Jr.) scored the Profs’ only touchdown in Saturday’s 13-6 loss to Kean in Union, but the tight end out of Summit High did so without catching a pass. Slippery conditions caused by Saturday’s snow led to a fumble inside the Kean end zone in the first quarter, which DelleDonne recovered for the first points of the game. Rowan (5-3) returns home to face Montclair State on Saturday.

Syracuse’s David Stevens (Short Hills, Sr.) caught three passes for 22 yards in a 27-10 road loss to Louisville on Saturday. The long gain for the tight end out of Millburn High was 18 yards. The Orangemen (5-3) hope to keep their bowl aspirations alive when they travel to UConn on Saturday.

Hobart’s Kevin Hearon (Westfield, Soph.) was good for five tackles as the Statesmen remained unbeaten by defeating Worcester Poly, 27-13, in a Saturday road game. Hearon, a cornerback out of Westfield High, had assistance on only one of his tackles. Hobart (6-0) has a Saturday game at home against RPI.

Middlebury’s Matt Rea (Summit, Soph.) returned four kickoffs for a total of 68 yards in the Panthers’ 42-7 loss at home to Trinity (Conn.) on Saturday. Rea, a running back out of Summit High, had a long gain of 32 yards. He also had four carries from scrimmage and netted 11 yards, with a long gain of four yards. Ken LeStrange (New Providence, Sr.) handled the snapping chores for Middlebury (2-4), which will take on Hamilton at home on Saturday.

The Gettysburg duo of Ben Zepnick (New Providence, Jr.) and Hugo Nolasco (Westfield, Soph.) both recovered fumbles in Saturday’s 22-14 victory over Moravian in Bethlehem, Pa. Zepnick, a lineman out of New Providence High, also had four tackles, two unassisted. Gettysburg (5-3) next hosts Dickinson on Saturday.

Elsewhere in the Centennial Conference, the Muhlenberg duo of Andrew Tullo (New Providence, Soph.) and Greg DeLade (Chatham, Fr.) racked up sacks in the Mules’ 12-0 home victory over Dickinson on Saturday. For Tullo, a defensive end out of New Providence High, the sack was one of two solo tackles he had on the day, along with a forced fumble. He nailed the quarterback 10 yards behind the line of scrimmage. DeLade, a Chatham High grad, brought the Dickinson quarterback down for a loss of three yards. Muhlenberg (5-3) travels to Ursinus on Saturday.

Ithaca snapped a 3-game losing streak with a 13-10 win over visiting Frostburg State on Saturday. Joe Gilfedder (Berkeley Heights, Sr.) contributed eight tackles to the Bombers’ defense, including a solo tackle (one of four) for a loss of three yards. Next up for Ithaca (4-4) at its Butterfield Stadium is Alfred on Saturday.

Tyler George (Berkeley Heights, Jr.) caught two passes for Monmouth in Saturday’s 16-0 home loss to Duquesne. His receptions were good for gains of 27 yards and one yard. Ryan Mohr (West Orange, Fr.) got off four punts for the Hawks for an average of 31.5 yards, with the long ball traveling 38 yards. Monmouth (4-4) next ventures to Loretto, Pa. for a Saturday game with St. Francis.

CROSS COUNTRY

Princeton’s Tyler Udland (Millburn, Soph.) took seventh place in Saturday’s Ivy Heptagonal men’s championship race in Princeton. The Millburn High grad covered 8,000 meters in 25:10.9. Dartmouth’s Ethan Shaw ran 24:47.6 for first place.

Columbia’s Mallory Anderson (Madison, Jr.) was the top finisher of three area women in the women’s Ivy Hep race in Princeton. Her time of 23:05.9 was good for 31st place. Dartmouth’s Bridget End (Summit, Soph.) placed 42nd in 23:23.9, while Brown’s Kat Grimes (Chatham, Soph.) was 63rd to finish, running 6,000 meters in 24:02.5. Dartmouth’s Abbey D’Agostino was the winner in 21:58.2.

Colorado College’s Maggie Harkins (Summit, Sr.) finished 10th in the SCAC championship race in Sewanee, Tenn. on Saturday. The Villa Walsh grad covered 6,000 meters in 22:57.88. First place went to Maddie Murphy of Trinity (Tex.), who broke the tape in 22:07.90.

Drew’s Steve Monteleone (Berkeley Heights, Sr.) got 13th place in the Landmark Conference championship race in Bethlehem, Pa. on Saturday. The Gov. Livingston High grad finished up in 26:06.80 for 8,000 meters in a race won by Susquehanna’s Ian Quinlan in 24:23.30.

Kenyon’s Willy Friedlander (Short Hills, Soph.) finished 19th in the North Coast Athletic Conference championship meet in Springfield, Ohio on Saturday. The Millburn High grad ran 8,000 meters in 26:34.9 to lead his team. First in was Denison’s Dan Salukombo in 25:09.1.

Bucknell’s Andrew Kirna (Westfield, Fr.) checked in 41st in Saturday’s Patriot League championship race in Bethlehem, Pa., with Lafayette’s Zach Lizmi (Westfield, Fr.) close behind in 46th place. Both graduated from Westfield High. Kirna completed 8,000 meters in 26:40.90, while Lizmi needed 26:43.70. Top honors went to Colgate’s Christopher Johnson, who ran the race in 24:53.90.

Colgate’s Kelly Cattano (New Providence, Sr.) took 45th place in the Patriot League women’s race. Her time for 6,000 meters was 23:58.30. Navy’s Jess Palacio won this race in 21:56.10.

Stevens Tech’s Nicholas Chapel (Westfield, Fr.) got 46th place in the Empire 8 Conference championship race in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. on Saturday. Another Westfield High product, Chapel ran 8,000 meters in 29:21. First place went to Cohen Miles-Rath of St. John Fisher, who finished in 25:55.

Rutgers’ Curtis Richburg (West Orange, Fr.) finished 89th in Saturday’s Big East championship race in Louisville, Ky. His time for 8,000 meters was 26:29.4. Cincinnati’s Eric Finan was home first in 23:17.7.

Fairfield’s Nikki Livesey (Livingston, Sr.) finished 78th in Friday’s MAAC championship race at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx. The Livingston High alum needed 25:24.4 to run 6,000 meters. Iona’s Hollie Rowland was first in, running the course in 20:44.7. In the men’s race, Fairfield’s Sam Tooley (Westfield, Fr.) was 94th to finish. His time for 8,000 meters was 28:18.3. Iona’s Leonard Korir won this race in 24:41.6.

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