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The College Report: Pick by Westfield's Pat Gray Seals Monmouth Road Win

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Pat Gray Credits: Monmouth University
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An interception by Pat Gray (Westfield, Fr.) at the Monmouth 48-yard line with less than two minutes on the game clock sealed a 48-45 road victory over St. Francis (Pa.) in a wild and wooly football contest on Saturday. The Westfield High grad returned the ball 19 yards to the St. Francis 33. He also accounted for six tackles, three solo, in the Monmouth defensive secondary. Tight end Tyler George (Berkeley Heights, Jr.) had three pass receptions for 36 yards, with a long gain of 17 yards. Punter Ryan Mohr (West Orange, Fr.) got off three punts that averaged 33 yards, with a long boot of 38 yards. The Hawks (5-4) host Albany on Saturday.

Defensive back Max Machado (Berkeley Heights, Soph.) led Bryant’s defensive unit with 11 tackles in Saturday’s 31-17 road win over Albany. The Gov. Livingston High grad had seven solo grabs and an interception to boost the Bulldogs to 6-3 on the season. Saturday finds them at home against St. Francis (Pa.).

Linebacker Joe Gilfedder (Berkeley Heights, Sr.) had a hand in nine tackles in Ithaca’s 21-19 loss to Alfred at home on Saturday. Gilfedder, another Gov. Livingston product, handled two of those tackles on his own, with three of his drops landing behind the line of scrimmage. The Bombers (4-5) hope to even their season mark on Saturday as they conclude the season with a home game against Cortland State.

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Linebacker John Manganiello (Berkeley Heights, Jr.) had two solo tackles, one of which came behind the line of scrimmage as the Coast Guard Academy ended its 2011 season with a 52-15 win over Maine Maritime in Castine, Maine on Saturday. The Bears went 2-7 this season.

FDU-Florham broke into the win column with a 17-3 win over King’s in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Wide receiver Doug Van Orden (Madison, Jr.) had one reception for the Devils (1-8), which resulted in a gain of 10 yards. FDU looks to make it two in a row in Saturday’s season finale against Lycoming in Williamsport, Pa.

Marist defensive back Vinny Fuschetto (New Providence, Fr.) ran back an interception for 23 yards as the Red Foxes defeated Valparaiso, 30-7, in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. on Saturday. The New Providence High grad also broke up a pass and assisted on two tackles. Marist (4-6) will end the season on Saturday with a road game against the University of San Diego.

Gerald Silvera (West Orange, Fr.) caught two passes for gains of 13 and six yards as Montclair State defeated Rowan, 37-31, in overtime in Glassboro on Saturday. Kevin DelleDonne (Summit, Jr.) had two receptions for Rowan, moving the chains 16 and five yards. Montclair (8-1) wraps up the regular season on Saturday at home against Kean, while Rowan (5-4) will host The College of New Jersey on Saturday in their season finale.

Tight end David Stevens (Short Hills, Sr.) caught one pass for a 15-yard pickup as Syracuse lost to Connecticut, 28-21, in East Hartford, Conn. on Saturday. The Orangemen (5-4) face off against South Florida in the Carrier Dome on Friday evening.

Edgar Osols (Summit, Jr.) nailed a 25-yard field goal to provide Mass.-Dartmouth with three points in a 28-18 loss at home to Western New England on Saturday. Osols, a Summit High product, also tacked on a point after a touchdown, booted four kickoffs for an average of 41 yards, and punted the ball six times, with a long punt of 44 yards and with three balls sticking inside the 20-yard line. The Corsairs ended the season with a 5-5 record.

Portland State’s Bryant Long (South Orange, Soph.) was good for two unassisted tackles as the Vikings knocked off Sacramento State, 29-20, in a Saturday home game. Portland State (6-3) will visit Northern Colorado on Saturday.

Alex Smith (Madison, Sr.) started at left guard for Salisbury in Saturday’s 41-21 home win over St. John Fisher. The offensive line of the Seagulls, ranked 15th in Division 3, opened holes that allowed their running backs to average 6.7 yards per carry, while allowing no sacks. Salisbury (8-1) hosts Frostburg State on Saturday.  

Ryan Hislop (Summit, Fr.) and Matt Rea (Summit, Soph.) both saw action for Middlebury on Saturday as the Panthers defeated Hamilton, 40-21, at home. Rea, a Summit High grad, caught two passes for gains of 17 and five yards, along with three carries for seven yards gained on the ground. Hislop carried the ball one time and picked up three yards. Middlebury (3-4) will end its season on Saturday at Tufts.

Muhlenberg squeezed by Ursinus, 24-21, in Collegeville, Pa. on Saturday. The Mules benefited on defense from the presence of Greg DeLade (Chatham, Fr.) and Andrew Tullo (New Providence, Soph.). DeLade racked up four unassisted tackles, including one sack, while Tullo had two solo drops. Greg Fontaina (Millburn, Jr.) came up with two tackles, one of which was unassisted, while the tackle with help was delivered behind the line of scrimmage. Teammate Eric Mannes (South Orange, Sr.) earned credit for one assisted tackle. Muhlenberg (6-3) will clash with Moravian on Saturday, while Ursinus (5-4) will close out its campaign at Dickinson.

Chris Twombly (Short Hills, Jr.) made seven tackles (six unassisted), intercepted one pass and broke up another pass play, and returned a punt for 20 yards as Penn’s sprint team defeated Princeton, 38-6, in a Friday road contest. The Quakers ended the season with a 5-2 mark.  

CROSS COUNTRY

Drew’s Steve Monteleone (Berkeley Heights, Sr.) came in 11th of 300 runners in Saturday’s ECAC Division 3 Championship run in Williamstown, Mass. His time for 8,000 meters was 26:45.96. New England College’s Antoine Gisore was first to finish, in 26:10.22.

Amherst’s Olivia Tarantino (Summit, Fr.) finished 27th of 276 starters in the women’s division in Williamstown. Tarantino, a Pingry grad, covered 6,000 meters in 24:23.10. Middlebury’s Claire McIlvennie won the race in 22:33.54.

Florida Tech’s Stephanie Fonseca (New Providence, Jr.) placed 12th in the NCAA Division 2 Southern Regional in Brandon, Fla. on Saturday. She needed 23:22 to run the 6,000-meter course. Tampa’s Heather Nicolosi was the race winner with a time of 21:43.

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