The College Report: Union's Casey Tepper of Livingston Doubles Up
Thursday, November 3, 2011 • 7:41am
Union College outside hitter Casey Tepper (Livingston, Soph.) posted double-doubles in a pair of losses at last Friday's Skidmore Invitational volleyball tournament in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Tepper, a Livingston High product, rang up 18s in both the kills and digs columns in a 3-2 (25-19, 22-25, 26-28, 25-21, 16-14) loss to Skidmore. She then went one better in the kills column, while again coming up with 18 digs in a 3-1 (25-18, 13-25, 25-20, 26-24) loss to Baruch. The next day at the same site, Tepper tallied 19 kills and 16 digs in a 3-1 (25-21, 22-25, 25-19, 25-20) loss to SUNY-New Paltz. The loss put Union at 20-15 for the season.
The University of Rochester hosted the New York Regional Challenge last weekend and finished with a 4-0 record, with Casey Larsen (Livingston, Sr.) making the All-Tournament team. On Friday, she had six kills and 16 digs in a 3-1 (21-25, 25-9, 25-20, 25-19) win over Brockport State, followed by six kills and nine digs in a 3-0 (25-15, 25-8, 25-22) victory over St. Lawrence. Saturday began with a 3-0 (25-12, 25-22, 25-15) win over Lycoming, with Larsen posting 10 kills, four digs and two service aces. The Yellowjackets (19-14) ended the event by defeating Rochester Inst. of Technology, 3-1 (25-20, 26-28, 25-17, 25-7), as Larsen contributed 17 digs, eight kills and two aces.
Scranton's Kelly Zimmerman (Livingston, Sr.) was good for eight kills in the Royals' 3-1 (25-17, 20-25, 25-18, 25-18) triumph over Delaware Valley at home on Friday. She then had five kills and six digs as the Royals lost a Landmark Conference quarterfinal, 3-2 (25-20, 25-21, 22-25, 23-25, 16-14) to Moravian on Wednesday. Scranton now sports a 17-16 record.
Muhlenberg's Laurainne Ojo-Ohijuare (West Orange, Soph.) contributed to two Mules' victories in St. Mary's City, Md. on Friday. The Montclair Kimberley grad had six kills, five digs, two assists and one block in a 3-1 (25-17, 22-25, 25-21, 25-19) win over Wesley. She also came up with eight kills and four digs in a 3-1 (25-22, 19-25, 25-21, 25-19) win over Bridgewater College. Muhlenberg finished the season with a 10-18 record.
Ramapo's Deandra Black (Westfield, Fr.) posted 11 kills in Friday's 3-2 (28-26, 14-25, 25-18, 16-25, 18-16) victory over Hunter College in New York City. Later that day, she had eight kills in a 3-1 (25-19, 26-24, 16-25, 25-18) victory over Ithaca College. Black, a graduate of East Brunswick High, then had nine kills at the same venue on Sunday as the Roadrunners (26-6) fell to Elmira, 3-2 (21-25, 27-25, 25-14, 26-28, 15-12).
Nicole Peotter (New Providence, Jr.) had six kills for FDU-Florham in the Devils' 3-0 (25-12, 25-13, 25-13) victory over Penn State-Harrisburg in the Messiah Tournament in Grantham, Pa. on Sunday. FDU is 27-7.
Kai Greene (South Orange, Fr.) got the first goal of his collegiate career on Sunday and it won the match as Seton Hall knocked off third-ranked Connecticut, 1-0, in South Orange. Greene, a Columbia High grad, sent the ball into the upper left corner of the cage from the middle of the box. The Pirates are now 5-11-2.
Jonathan Aguirre (Madison, Soph.) finished off a cross from six yards out in the sixth minute to put Duke up, 1-0, in their home match with Virginia Tech on Saturday. Duke later profited from an own goal, which proved the difference in a 2-1 Blue Devils' victory. Aguirre's goal was his second of the season; he starred at Madison High before leaving for Durham, N.C. Duke is now 9-6-1.
The trip to Conway, Ark. proved worthwhile when Colorado College left with a 3-2 victory over Hendrix. Matt Fechter (Westfield, Jr.) scored the matchwinner on a direct kick over the keeper's head from 25 yards out in the 65th minute. That is the eighth time in his career than he has scored the winning goal. A Pingry alum, Fechter set up the first two Tigers goals. Colorado College now sports an 11-4-3 record.
Catholic University's Brian Maher (Westfield, Sr.) earned assists on the Cardinals' first two goals in Tuesday's 3-1 win over Susquehanna in a Landmark Conference tournament semifinal match in Washington, D.C. Catholic is now 14-3-1.
Bucknell's Brendan Burgdorf (Westfield, Jr.) picked up an assist as the Bison lost, 2-1, to Patriot League rival Colgate in Hamilton, N.Y. on Saturday. Bucknell fell to 7-8-2.
Johns Hopkins completed a perfect regular season with a 6-1 victory over Gettysburg in Baltimore on Saturday. Ava Scheininger (Westfield, Jr.) notched her third goal of the season, which, as the second goal of the match, turned out to be the winning goal. Hannah Kronick (Westfield, Fr.) picked up an assist on the Blue Jays' next tally. Hopkins (17-0) now has the Centennial Conference tournament to focus on.
Maya Hayes (West Orange, Soph.) got an assist as Penn State defeated Purdue, 2-0, in State College, Pa. on Friday. The Nittany Lions, ranked 12th in Division 1, are 17-3-0.
Swarthmore's Alison Ranshous (Chatham, Jr.) scored one of the Garnet's goals in last Wednesday's 5-0 triumph over Bryn Mawr. Swarthmore finished the season with an 8-10 record. Ranshous recorded two goals and four assists, while teammate Eileen McHugh (Chatham, Fr.) completed her first year on the collegiate level with one assist. Both graduated from Chatham High.
Megan Traub (Berkeley Heights, Soph.) scored the first goal of the game off a penalty corner and later got an assist for the gamewinner when a teammate scored on a rebound of her shot in Stevens Tech's 4-1 victory over Washington & Jefferson in Hoboken on Sunday. The win lifts the Ducks' season record to 11-6.
Molly Duffy (New Providence, Soph.) was up for a goal and an assist as MIT knocked off Babson, 4-0, in a Saturday road game. MIT is now 15-3.
There were plenty of goals to go around as Ithaca defeated Elmira, 6-1, at home on Saturday to finish the season with a 5-11 record. Julia Conroy (Westfield, Jr.) helped herself to one of those tallies; the Westfield High alum notched four goals and two assists this season for the Bombers.
Delaware's Clare O'Malley (Summit, Soph.) scored a goal to help the Blue Hens get past Virginia Commonwealth, 4-1, in Richmond, Va. on Saturday. Delaware will go into the Colonial Athletic Ass'n. tournament with an 8-11 record.
Liz Blanken (Short Hills, Jr.) came up with an assist at the right moment, helping Dartmouth to a 1-0 victory over Harvard in Cambridge, Mass. on Saturday. The Big Green's season record now stands at 9-7.
Yale showed visiting Holy Cross no mercy on Sunday, pummeling the Crusaders, 8-0. Taylor Sankovich (Short Hills, Sr.) set up one of the Yale goals. Yale improved to 10-6.
Kean closed out the regular season with a 4-1 win over Vassar at home on Friday evening. Stephanie Soares (Berkeley Heights, Soph.) assisted on the first Kean goal and Erin Langan (Millburn, Soph.) made three stops in the cage while playing the entire contest. Kean then lost, 5-1, to The College of New Jersey in Ewing on Wednesday in first-round New Jersey Athletic Conference tournament action. Soares scored her 11th goal of the season, while Langan made four saves. The Cougars finish the campaign 10-6.
Franklin & Marshall defeated Dickinson, 2-0, at home on Monday with Avery Koep (Madison, Soph.) in goal. The Madison High grad had a quiet afternoon, needing to make only one save as the Diplomats worked their season mark to 15-2.