Sports Wrap - February 9, 2012
Courtesy: Rider Sports Information  
Release:  02/09/2012

Bronc Sports Wrap 
February 9, 2012
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Wrestling (9-7, 3-1 CAA)
W  19-18 Drexel
L  15-27  Buffalo
W  28-6 * at George Mason                   
L  12-20 *Binghamton at Mason             
W  44-3 Sacred Heart at F & M              
W  35-6 at Franklin & Marshall               
W 18-15  *at Drexel                   
Sat.  11  COLUMBIA                              6pm
Thur.  16  *HOFSTRA                             7pm     

Wrestling
At Drexel freshman Jimmy Morris (Northport, NY/St. Anthony's) won by fall in the final bout to give Rider a come-from-behind CAA victory. Sophomore James Brundage (Ossining, N.Y./Ossining) won a major decision at 165 to give Rider a 7-6 lead. Junior Zac Cibula (Luxemburg, Wis./Luxemburg Casco), freshman Clint Morrison (Mechanicsburg, Pa./Cedar Cliff), and sophomore Chuck Zeisloft (Woodbury Heights, N.J./Gateway) also won. Against Sacred Heart and F&M Chuck Zeisloft, Jimmy Morris, sophomore Ramon Santiago (Sayreville, N.J./Sayreville), Clint Morrison and freshman Donald McNeil (Plainville, Mass./Wyoming Seminary) all won twice. At the CAA Duals Jimmy Morris and sophomore Evan Craig (Clarks Summit, Pa./Abington Heights) won both of their matches.  Against Mason  the Broncs won eight of the 10 matches.

W. Basketball (10-13, 2-9 MAAC)          
L  54-76 *at Marist                    
L  56-67 *SIENA                                   
L  53-69 *at Niagara                              
L  54-60 *at Canisius                             
L 35-51  *at Fairfield                             
L  57-71  *at Loyola                              
Fri.  10  *CANISIUS                                7pm
Sun.  12  *MANHATTAN (NGWSD)         1pm
Fri.  17  *IONA                                       7pm

Women's Basketball
At Loyola freshman Emily Fazzini (Wayne, Pa./Archbishop Carroll) and sophomore MyNeshia McKenzie (Springfield, Pa./Springfield (Delco)) each scored 12 points. Fazzini scored five of Rider's seven points to start the second half as the Broncs cut the lead to 44-36. At Fairfield junior Caitlin Bopp (Baltimore, Md./Inst. of Notre Dame) had nine points and 14 rebounds. MyNeshia McKenzie had nine points and four rebounds. At Canisius MyNeshia McKenzie had a game-high 16 points and added nine rebounds. Rider went on a 9-0 run, four points by McKenzie, cutting the Golden Griffin lead to one with 2:19 left. At Niagara Caitlin Bopp hit a jumper with 5:18 left in the game, bringing Rider to within 57-49, one of several times the Broncs cut the Niagara lead to eight.  Bopp finished with 15 points and seven rebounds. McKenzie had with 15 points, four rebounds and three steals.

M. Basketball (10-15, 7-6 MAAC)          
W  88-77 *at Manhattan
W  99-86  *MARIST
W  72-58  *at Saint Peter's
L  79-83  *at Siena
L  52-61  *at Fairfield
L  71-91 *at Iona (ESPNU)                     
W  89-65 *CANISIUS                             
W  90-55 *SAINT PETER'S (ESPN3)      
W  83-72 *SIENA                                  
L  46-63 *at Loyola (ESPNU)                 
W  74-73 *NIAGARA                              1pm
Thur.  9  *at Canisius                              7pm
Sat.  11  *at Niagara                              2pm
Wed.  15  *IONA (ESPN3)                      7pm
Sat.  18  at Albany                                 7pm

Men's Basketball
Senior Brandon Penn (Philadelphia, Pa./Paul Robeson) made a three-point field goal with 0.8 seconds left to give Rider a 74-73 MAAC victory over Niagara. Sophomore Anthony Myles (Dover, DE/Poly-Tech) made a three-pointer with 38 seconds left to tie the score at 71-71. Myles finished with 13 points off bench. Senior Jeff Jones (Chester, PA/Monsignor Bonner) scored 18 points. Junior Jonathon Thompson (Orlando, Fla./Jones) had 11 points and seven assists. At Loyola sophomore Daniel Stewart (Philadelphia, PA/Neumann-Goretti) led the Broncs with 13 points and 10 rebounds, his third 'double-double' of the season and the seventh of his career.  Against Siena Jeff Jones scored 18 points and four other Broncs scored in double figures. Rider made 12 of 14 foul shots in the final 1:52, four by Anthony Myles.  Myles finished with 13 points and seven rebounds. Rider jumped out to an 11-3 lead, five points by Brandon Penn. Penn finished with 12 points. Freshman Junior Fortunat (Quebec/Roman Catholic) scored a career-high 10 points. Against St. Peter's Jones scored 19 points.

Swimming & Diving (Men 3-5, Women 2-6)
W m 182-114 L w 155-139  *LOYOLA
W m  194-91 W w 178-110  *at Fairfield
L w  74-221 at Rutgers                          
W m 170-228  L 78-216 w  Fordham       
Thur-Sat  16-18  at MAAC Championships

Swimming & Diving
Against Fordham and Rutgers junior Johnny Funk (Las Vegas, Nev./Southeast Academy) won the 100 back, the 200 back  and swam on the winning 200 medley relay with junior Julien Hensen (Delafield, Wis./Kettle Moraine), freshman Zach DeLillo (Reading, PA/Wilson) and freshman Drew Peterson (Boulder City, Nev./Boulder City). Peterson won the 400 IM, the 200 fly and the 1,000 free. Hensen won the 100 breast and the 200 breast. Senior Brendan Cavallaro (Middleboro, Mass/Middleboro) won the 3-meter and placed second in the 1-meter. Sophomore Trevor Hiller (Galloway Twp., NJ/Absegami) won the 1-meter and placed second in the 3-meter dive.

Indoor Track & Field
NTS  at Princeton New Year Meet
NTS  at Penn State Relays
M 4th, W 6th at Army Duals
NTS at Terrier Classic
W m. 100-67 W w. 92-72  TCNJ Dual
Fri.  10  Rider/Lafayette Games at NYC Armory
Fri.  17  MAAC Championships at Armory

Track & Field
Against TCNJ junior David Hightower (Easton, Pa./Easton) won the 55m hurdles in an IC4A qualifying time of 7.43 and led the sprint medley relay to a Rider record time. Junior Jorge Merino (Old Bridge) won the shot put with an IC4A qualifying distance of 15.87m, junior Greg Wesh (Horsham, Pa./Hatboro-Horsham) won the 1,000m in an IC4A qualifying time of 2:28.36, senior Heather Giovagnoli (Royersford, Pa./Spring Ford) won the 1,000m in a Rider record time of 2:55.40 and led the sprint medley relay to a Rider record time. Junior Mia Riley (West Caldwell, N.J./James Caldwell) won the 55m dash (7.29) and the 200m (25.87) and ran on the winning 4 x 400 relay.  Sophomore Lauryn Strebeck (Dayton, OH/South Brunswick) won the 55m hurdles (8.75) and won the triple jump (11.56m). At Terrier Invite sophomore Steven Brown (Penns Grove) was second in the triple jump with an IC4A qualifying distance of 14.85m and was third in the long jump, junior Dave Brown (Ewing) was fifth in the 500m with an IC4A qualifying time of 1:04.15 and junior David Hightower (Easton, Pa./Easton) placed fifth in the 60m hurdles.  Junior Mia Riley (West Caldwell, N.J./James Caldwell) placed seventh of 150 in the 200m with a Rider-record time of 25.26 and was eighth in the 60m dash. Junior Megan Elgin (Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks East) placed 24th of 83 in the 3,000m with an ECAC qualifying time of 9:58.56, setting a new Rider record. Sophomore Lauryn Strebeck (Dayton, OH/South Brunswick) placed 15th of 38 in the long jump with an ECAC qualifying distance of 15'11.5" and senior Heather Giovagnoli (Royersford, Pa./Spring Ford) placed 18th of 115 in the mile with a Rider-record time of 5:00.07.

Baseball (0-0)
Fri. 17  at Norfolk State                          1pm
Sat. 18  at Norfolk State (dh)                  1pm
Sun.  19  at Norfolk State                       1pm


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