Jul 25, 2014
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Daily Sports Digest: Huguenots Dominate Fulton Invitational

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The Top Spot:

Harrison High School hosted the annual Fulton Invitational yesterday and six teams competed in track and field events. Bronxville, Harrison, New Rochelle, Scarsdale and Somers all sent boys and girls teams to Harrison High School for the tournament named after Harrison’s former coach Dennis Fulton.

On the boys side Somers and New Rochelle tied with a score of 90 for first place and Scarsdale finished in third with 87 points.

New Rochelle dominated on the girls side as they finished in first with 130. Bronxville finished in second with 98 points and Harrison finished third with 89.

New Rochelle came up big in this year’s invitational and several of the Huguenots walked away with first place finishes. Ashley Wiggins won the 100 hurdles, Alyssa McDonald claimed victory in the 400 m hurdles and Nijera Manuel finish with the best score in the discus throw.

For the boys Teme Bajulaiye won the 800 meter run and Justin Alleyne won the 400 meter dash.

Yesterday’s Results:

Sport: Boys Tennis

Game: New Rochelle vs. Mamaroneck

Score: Mamaroneck Won 7-0

Sport: Softball

Game: New Rochelle vs. John Jay

Score: John Jay Won 7-6 (9 Innings)

Highlights: Joanna Giordano struck out 12 as she picked up the win and pitched a complete nine inning game. Alesandra Greco went 2-4 with two runs scored for New Rochelle in the loss.

Sport: Girls Lacrosse

Game: Ursuline vs. Dobbs Ferry

Score: Ursuline Won 10-7

Highlights: Carly Wooters and Michaela Brown each scored three goals in the win and Megan McCarthy and Kelly Felicetta scored twice. Nikki Apostolopolous had 14 saves for the Koalas in the win.

Today’s Schedule:

In baseball, New Rochelle heads to Scarsdale at 4:30 p.m.

In boys lacrosse, Irvington heads to New Rochelle at 4:30 p.m.

In softball, New Rochelle heads to Mount Vernon at 4:30 p.m.

In girls golf, Rye will host Ursuline at 4 p.m.

In softball, White Plains heads to Ursuline at 4:30 p.m.

College Sports Notebook:

Dolphins have Long-Shot in Battle to Reach .500

The College of Mount Saint Vincent baseball team has an opportunity to reach .500 with doubleheaders scheduled Friday and Saturday.

The Dolphins (12-16) visit Yeshiva University on Friday at 10 a.m., and then meet Polytechnic Institute of NYU on Saturday at noon at Concordia College in Bronxville.

Benjamin Toro of Yonkers, an alum of Lincoln HS, is batting .304, which ranks fifth on the team, while Vinny Todino of Eastchester ranks seventh with a .267 average.

Rob DeLuca of Yonkers, a Fordham Prep graduate, is batting .238 while James Puma of Thornwood and Dan DiLascio of Yonkers are both 1-1 on the mound. DiLascio, an Iona Prep alum, is pitching to a very-fine 1.00 ERA.

Nyack Tames Another Golf Course, Edges STAC in Playoff

Team captain Camden Lawrence of Monroe Township, NJ, fired a 77-75—152 as the Nyack College golf team concluded a history-making regular season by winning the Goldey-Beacom Spring Classic at Deerfield Golf Club in Newark, DE. 

The Warriors turned back St. Thomas Aquinas College by a stroke in a fierce battle that was determined when Lawrence, a junior, parred the third-toughest hole on the course card in a playoff.

STAC was led by third-place finisher Mike Gunderson of Duxbury, MA, who fired a 73-76—149 while sophomore Thomas Linehan of Dansville shot 78-77—155 to tie for 10th place with senior teammate John Casey of Garnerville.

Senior Jay Barry and junior Nick Delango, both of Stony Point, each shot 159 for the Spartans.

STAC and Nyack finished with a team score of 614, forcing the playoff that will send the Spartans to the Super Regionals at Hershey, PA, in May.

Also assisting in a superior team effort for champion Nyack College were freshmen Andres Aranguen of Madrid, Spain, with 78-75—153, and Matt Yun of Flushing with 77-77-154.

Mortarboard musings

  • Manhattanville College attack Casandra Honovich of Cortlandt Manor scored 17 goals with two assists in two games and was named the Freedom Conference women’s lacrosse player of the week. The Valiants (3-9) visit King’s College (8-5) in Wilkes-Barre, PA, on Saturday at 1 p.m. Kelly Murray of Shrub Oak is a junior defender for the Valiants.
  • The College of Mount Saint Vincent men’s lacrosse team (7-9) is prepping for the Skyline Conference tournament April 25-28. Senior midfielder Dan Cohen of Ardsley leads the Dolphins in scoring with 41 points on 28 goals and 13 assists, while junior midfielder Matt Desimone of Congers, a Clarkstown South graduate, ranks fourth with 30 points on 25 goals and five assists. Other contributors include Mount Saint Michael graduates Dom Scipioni and Mike Visintin, both of Yonkers; Bryan Stein of Larchmont, a Mamaroneck HS alum; and Phil Cyclone of Pleasantville, an alum of Westlake HS.
  • Junior Amanda Babcock of Haverstraw went 2 for 5 with two RBI as the Manhattan College softball team split a doubleheader against visiting Quinnipiac (23-13). The Jaspers (5-26) won the opener, 5-0, but lost the nightcap, 3-2. Babcock, a graduate of North Rockland, is second on the team in hitting with a .274 average. Manhattan hosts Canisius on Saturday in a scheduled twin-bill starting at noon.
  • Maura Power of Pearl River leads the pitching staff on a struggling St. Thomas Aquinas College softball team that has lost seven straight games to fall to 9-27 on the season. Power is 6-12 with a 4.14 ERA for the Spartans, who are set to play a twin-bill at Dowling College today at 3:30 p.m.
  • ’s water polo player Katie Steinick was named MAAC Rookie of the Week. Steinick and the rest of the Gaels went 4-0 over the weekend and clinched the team’s second straight regular season conference championship. The freshman currently has five goals and 15 steals on the season.
  • Every year Manhattanville College hosts an awards banquet for their athletes in late April and this year is no exception. Earlier in the week the Valiants announced their nominees in ten categories on the athletics website. This year’s banquet will be held April 30.
  • Tuesday afternoon Purchase College and the College of New Rochelle squared off for a double-dip in Purchase. The Panthers dominated the Blue Angels in both games and won 12-0 and 12-0 to improve to 8-16 on the year. Alyse LaPadula of New Rochelle had an inside the park two run home run in the second game for the Panthers.

Weekly Sports Poll:

The Marlins won their second straight game since Ozzie Guillen returned to the bench as they beat the Cubs 9-1 and improved to 6-6 on the season. asks if you think the Marlins should let their manager go after he made several controversial remarks in a TIME Magazine article. 

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