Sports Wrap - September 16, 2010

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Release: September 16, 2010
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Bronc Sports Wrap 
16, 2010

Upcoming events in varsity athletics


Field Hockey (3-2)
W 4-1 at La Salle
W 5-0 COLGATE      
W 8-3 at Pennsylvania      
L 1-2 at Delaware      
L 3-4 (OT) at Hofstra      
Fri. 17 at Saint Joseph’s    3pm
Sun. 19 at Holy Cross       1pm
Fri. 24 at West Chester     4pm
Wed. 29 TEMPLE             4pm

Field Hockey
At Hofstra freshman Sandra Penas (Barcelona, Spain) broke a 2-2 tie with 16 minutes left in regulation on a penalty corner with junior Holly Cuff (Washington/Warren Hills) picking up the assist.  Penas, the Northeast Conference Player and Rookie of the Week last week, leads Rider with six goals. Junior Megan Pisani (Plainsboro/W. Windsor Plainsboro-North) scored her fifth goal of the season on a rebound at 8:33 and junior Virginia Egusquiza (Getxo, Spain) scored her first of the season to give Rider a 2-0 lead.  

W. Soccer (2-2-2)
L 1-2 (2ot) at Vermont
T 1-1 (2ot) New Hampshire at Vermont
W 3-0 at Delaware State    
L 2-4 at Sacred Heart
Fri. 17 at Wagner             4pm
Tue. 21 NJIT                    4pm
Sun. 26 at Holy Cross      1pm

W. Soccer
Sophomore Abi Cottam (Leominster, England/Ludlow) had a goal and an assist against FDU. Cottam crossed the ball to freshman Jody Sokol (Bensalem, PA/Bensalem) and Sokol scored her second collegiate goal. Rider senior goalkeeper Alex Post (Chalfont, Pa./Central Bucks West) made three saves for her eighth career shutout. Cottam scored three goals at Delaware State. Cottam and freshman Jennifer Meier (Sayville, NY/St. Anthony's) scored at Sacred Heart. 

M. Soccer (0-4)
L 1-4 at James Madison    
L 0-5 High Point at JMU  
Sat. 18 ST. FRANCIS-NY    2:30
Wed. 22 at Temple             3:30
Sat. 25 NJIT                       2pm
Wed. 29 at Army                7pm

M. Soccer
Against The Mount sophomore goalkeeper Matt Perrella (North Brunswick, N.J./N. Brunswick) made four saves. At James Madison sophomore Sam Kotowski (Cranbury, N.J./Princeton) scored with 4:24 left in the game to break the shutout. The goal was the third of his career. Junior Sam Bryant (Burlington Twp., NJ/Burlington Twp.) collected the assist. 

Cross Country (0-0)
M 2nd, W 5th at Lehigh  
M 2nd, W 3rd at Fordham    
Fri. 1 at Lehigh’s Paul Short

Cross Country
Senior Chris Gonzalez (Somerset, NJ/Franklin Twp.) finished first overall and senior Mike Soroko (Kinnelon, NJ/Kinnelon) finished second at the 14-team Fordham Fiasco, Gonzalez in 25:50.1 on the 5.0 mile Van Cortlandt Park course and Soroko in 26:07. For the Rider women, senior Chelsea Callan (Hazlet, NJ/Raritan) finished 10th overall in the 5K race in 19:00.9 and sophomore Jillian Shutt (Lawrenceville, PA/Williamson) was second among Broncs in 20:11. Also for the Rider men, junior Michael Lindner (Whitehouse Station, NJ/Hunterdon Central) placed 12th (26:45.44) among the 136 runners and sophomore Sean Donohue (Cliffwood Beach, NJ/Matawan) placed 16th (26:58.29)

Volleyball (1-8)
W 3-0 UMES at Northern Arizona
L 0-3 at Northern Arizona    
L 1-3 Texas A&M at Northern Arizona
L 0-3 TEMPLE    
L 0-3 Stony Brook at Fordham
L 1-3 Harvard at Fordham
L 0-3 Syracuse at Fordham
L 0-3 at Fordham
Sat. 18 *MANHATTAN    2pm
Sun. 19 *FAIRFIELD       2pm
Sat. 25 at *Niagara         1pm
Sun. 26 at *Canisius      2pm

At Fordham’s tournament freshman Megan Knott (West Caldwell/James Caldwell) had nine kills, three digs and three blocks against Fordham and was named to the all-tournament team after averaging 2.15 kills per set in the four matches.

Golf (0-0)
13th of 17 at Rutgers
Sun. 19-20 at St. Bonaventure    9am
Sat-Sun 25-26 at Cornell            TBA

At Rutgers junior Brent Wolgast (Bay City, Mich./Pendleton) had a 76 on Saturday to finish with a 54-hole total of 229 to place 43rd of 88 golfers. Wolgast shot a 153 (76/77) on Friday. Junior Brian Accorsini (Hopkinton, Mass/Hopkinton) shot an 80 on Saturday to finish 49th at 231. Accorsini shot a 151 (75/76) on Friday. Junior Jordan Wycoff (Fort Washington, Pa./Saint Stephen's Episcopal) had a 76 Saturday for a total of 236 to finish 62nd, Wycoff  had a 160 (83/77) on Friday. Freshman James Buttermark (Staten Island, N.Y/Monsignor Farrell) shot an 83 Saturday to finish 67th at 237, tied with senior Chris Wolak (Issaquah, Wash./Hopkinton), who had a team-best 74 on Saturday at the par 71, 6,337 yard Rutgers University Golf Course and also finished with a 237. Buttermark had a 73 after an opening round 81 for a two-round total of 154 on Friday. Wolak shot a 163 (85/78) on Friday. 

W. Tennis (0-0)
Thur. 16 HOLY FAMILY    3pm
Sat. 18 MANHATTAN       12 noon
Sun. 19 DELAWARE STATE    12 noon
Wed. 22 at Saint Joseph’s 2pm
Fri-Sat 24-25 at Navy Trn   All Day
Tue. 28 at NJIT                 3pm

W. Tennis

The women’s tennis season begins September 16 with a home match. The Broncs will be led by junior Tricia Ashmore (Sparta) and senior Mallory Garbaravage (Little Egg Harbor/Pinelands Regional).

M. Tennis (0-1)
L 0-7 at Lafayette      
Tue. 21 at NJIT                    3pm
Wed. 22 at Saint Joseph’s    2pm
Sat. 2 at *Siena                   11am

M. Tennis

At Lafayette sophomore Drew Laverty (Mount Royal/Kingsway) won three games at number two singles.  Laverty also teamed with sophomore Ryan Carpenter (Sahuarita, Ariz./Sahuarita) to win three games at number one doubles.

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