Sports Wrap - April 19, 2012

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Release: April 19, 2012
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Bronc Sports Wrap 
April 19, 2012
Upcoming events in varsity athletics 

Baseball (11-24, 6-6 MAAC)      
L  1-2  NJIT                                          
W  5-3 *at Fairfield                    
W  11-1 *at Fairfield                  
L  1-3 *at Fairfield                                 
L 5-6  at Monmouth                              
W 11-9 *MANHATTAN               
W 3-1 *MANHATTAN                 
L 4-13 *MANHATTAN                
L  8-10 at LIU                            
Fri-Sat 20-21  *MARIST                          3:30p/12 noon (dh)  
Tue.  24  at St. Joseph's                         3pm
Wed.  25  PRINCETON                          3:30
Sat-Sun 28-29 *at Saint Peter's               11am

At LIU senior Brandon Cotten (Wiconisco, Pa./Williams Valley) had four hits giving him 191 for his career, 14th most ever at Rider. Against Manhattan junior Ian Lindsay (Oaklyn/Haddon Twp.) had four hits and five RBI in the doubleheader with three runs scored, including a walk-off, two-run home run with one out in the seventh inning to give Rider the sweep. Junior Tyler Smith (Westmont/Haddon Twp.) pitched a complete game, his second in as many starts, striking out eight. Sophomore Nick Crescenzo (Hammonton, NJ/Hammonton) had three of Rider's eight hits in game two, and sophomore Jerry Mulderig (Langhorne, PA/Council Rock South) had two. Crescenzo had four hits in the twin bill and Mulderig had three. At Monmouth the Broncs scored five runs in the ninth inning on five hits and an error, but Monmouth came right back and scored six runs on seven hits in the bottom of the ninth. Freshman David Hafer (Pine Grove, PA) pitched eight scoreless innings, striking out six while allowing six hits and three walks. Graduate student Ryan Murphy (Yardville, N.J./Steinert) had two of Rider's eight hits. Brandon Cotten  hit a two-run single to break a scoreless tie. At Fairfield Jerry Mulderig had five hits, five RBI and a save on the mound.

Softball (15-24-1, 4-2 MAAC)
W 8-0 *ST. PETER'S                             
L  1-2 *ST. PETER'S
L 0-8 at Stony Brook
L 1-3 at Stony Brook
L 0-2 (11 innings)  *MARIST                   
W 10-7   *MARIST                     
Sat.  21  *at Iona                                   1pm
Tue.  24  LAFAYETTE                            3pm
Wed.  25  at Monmouth                         3pm
Sat.  28  *SIENA                                    1pm

Junior Alyssa Paul (Toms River/Toms River HS East) hit a two-out RBI double to break a 7-7 tie and freshman Gina McCool (Marlton/Cherokee) followed with a two-run triple to defeat Marist. Paul had three hits, three RBI and scored twice in the second game with McCool also adding three hits and three RBI. Freshman Allysen Breeden (Hagerstown, Md./North Hagerstown) named MAAC Rookie of Week. Against Delaware senior Rachael Matreale (Williamstown) pitched a 1-hitter while Alyssa Paul and Allysen Breeden homered for a 2-0 lead. Against Saint Peter's Matreale pitched a no-hitter, striking out 13, and was named the MAAC Pitcher of the Week for the fourth time this year. Against Lehigh Breeden had six hits.

W. Tennis (2-5)
L  1-6  at Lafayette                               
W 6-1  WAGNER                                  
L  0-6  *LOYOLA code cranberry           
W 6-0  at St. Francis-NY           
L  0-7 *NIAGARA                                  
Fri.  20  *MARIST                                   3pm

M. Tennis (0-9)
L  0-7  LA SALLE                      
L  1-6  WAGNER                                  
L  0-7  *LOYOLA code cranberry           
L  1-5  at St. Francis-NY            
L  1-6  *NIAGARA                                 
L  0-7  *MARIST                        
L  0-7  at Fordham                    
Tue.  24  *at Saint Peter's                       3:30

Against St. Francis junior Marly Roche (Sussex/High Point Regional) won at first singles 6-1, 6-3, senior Tricia Ashmore (Sparta) won at second singles (6-0, 6-0) and freshman Michelle Caravaglio (Manalapan/Freehold) won 6-0, 6-0 at third singles. Senior Allison Clay (East Brunswick) was a 6-2, 6-1 winner at fourth singles, junior Jaclyn Giameo (Roselle Park) won 6-0, 6-0 at fifth singles and freshman Samantha Troxell  (Mays Landing/Buena) was a 6-0, 6-1 winner at number six singles. Against Wagner Marly Roche won in straight sets at first singles (6-3, 6-4) and Tricia Ashmore won 6-1, 6-1 at second singles. Michelle Caravaglio won for the sixth time this season, with a 6-0, 6-2 victory at third singles. Roche and Caravaglio teamed up for an 8-4 win at first doubles. Against Loyola junior Matt DiMartino (Langhorne, Pa./Neshaminy) won his first set 6-3 at sixth singles before losing in a three-set tiebreaker 10-5.

Outdoor Track & Field
Men 2nd, W 5th  at Lafayette 7-Way
M 9th, W 17th of 28  at Colonial Relays    
M 2nd, W 3rd of 10  RIDER INVITATIONAL           
Fri-Sat 20-21 at Princeton's Larry Ellis/Moravian Invite
Thur-Sat 26-28 at Penn Relays
Sat. 28 at TCNJ Lion Invitational

Track & Field
At the Rider Invitational junior Mia Riley (West Caldwell/James Caldwell) won the 100m and placed second in the 200m and senior Heather Giovagnoli (Royersford, Pa./Spring Ford) won the 800m in a Rider record time. Junior David Hightower (Easton, Pa./Easton) won 110m hurdles in an IC4A qualifying time. Senior Ron Moore (Nashville, Tenn./John Overton)  won the 400m hurdles. Freshman George Solujich (East Windsor, NJ/Notre Dame) qualified for IC4A in the shot put and graduate student Mike Soroko (Kinnelon) won the 1500m. At the Colonial Relays as junior Nicole Tassello (Suffern, N.Y./Suffern)  won the 10,000m with a Rider record time of 37:11.06 to earn MAAC Performer of the Week. Heather Giovagnoli placed 17th in the 1500m (4:32.90), breaking the Rider record by almost nine seconds. Junior Megan Elgin (Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks East)  set a new Rider record in the 5,000m with a time of 17:22.26. Junior Sean Donohue (Cliffwood Beach/Matawan) placed fourth in the 10,000m (30:32.28) and freshman Anthony Dentino (Sewell, NJ/Washington Twp.) placed fifth in the 10,000m (30:33.65), both qualifying for the IC4As. Freshman Sydney Grimes (West Orange, NJ) placed fourth in the discus (112'3") and  Mia Riley placed fifth in the 100m dash (12.32). Junior Greg Smith (Milford, NJ/Delaware Valley) placed fifth in the triple jump (42'6.25") and David Hightower placed ninth in 110m hurdles (14.64).

10th  of 12 at George Washington
8th of 12  at La Salle
15th of 16  at Pennsylvania
14th of 14  at Princeton
Mon.  23  at Saint Peter's Peacock Invitational
Fri-Sun 27-29 at MAAC Championships

At Princeton freshman Cole Clark (Califon/Voorhees) finished 42nd out of 73 golfers after rounds of 75-77-75 (227). Freshman Luke Liddell (Philadelphia, Pa./Father Judge) was 65th with a total of 237 (85-77-75) and senior Chris Wolak (Issaquah, Wash./Hopkinton) and junior Chris Foster (Pittsgrove/Schalick) finished tied for 71st with a 243.  Wolak shot rounds of 84-78-81 and Foster scored rounds of 82-82-79.

At Penn sophomore James Buttermark (Staten Island, N.Y/Monsignor Farrell) shot 84/79 for a total of 163, finishing 37th out of 85. Cole Clark finished with a 172 (84/88) and tied for 62nd with Chris Wolak 86-86 (172) and Luke Liddell (85-87-172). At La Salle Invite Cole Clark finished 20th of 64 with a 163 (78/85).

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