The College Report: Governor Livingston Alums Sparkle on Gridiron
Monday, October 17, 2011 • 9:14am
Max Machado (Berkeley Heights, Soph.) had a hand in nine tackles (four on his own) in a losing effort as Bryant fell, 40-35, to Monmouth in Smithfield, R.I. on Saturday in football action. Machado, a defensive back out of Gov. Livingston High, also recovered one fumble. Monmouth tight end Tyler George (Berkeley Heights, Jr.), a former high school teammate of Machado’s, caught one pass for the Hawks for a gain of eight yards. Ryan Mohr (West Orange, Fr.) handled the punting for Monmouth (3-3) and averaged 31.0 yards from five punts, with a long carry of 37 yards and three boots leaving Bryant (4-3) starting a drive from inside their own 20-yard line. Bryant travels to Robert Morris next Saturday, while Monmouth journeys to Fairfield, Conn. to take on Sacred Heart.
Coast Guard’s John Manganiello (Berkeley Heights, Jr.), another product of Gov. Livingston High, was in the thick of the battle on the defensive end, registering five tackles in Saturday’s 24-21 loss to Westfield State in New London, Conn. Two of Manganiello’s tackles were made without assistance and came behind the line of scrimmage. Coast Guard (1-5) will take the field against Worcester State at home on Saturday.
Yet another Gov. Livingston High alum, Ithaca’s Joe Gilfedder (Berkeley Heights, Sr.) had a typical big game in the Bombers’ 38-33 loss to Springfield on their rival’s field Saturday. Gilfedder led Ithaca in tackles with 10 (nine solo) and even returned a kickoff 12 yards to the Ithaca 37-yard line. Ithaca dropped to 3-3 and will try to pick up the pieces at Utica College on Saturday.
Salisbury defeated Alfred, 69-0, in Alfred, N.Y. on Saturday to remain undefeated at 6-0. Alex Smith (Madison, Sr.) started at left guard for the winning Seagulls, who netted 252 yards on the ground, with an average gain of 4.5 yards. Salisbury returns to upstate New York on Saturday to take on Hartwick.
Greg Fontaina (Millburn, Jr.) was in on six tackles – two solo – in a 21-0 Ursinus victory over Juniata in Collegeville, Pa. on Saturday. One of the joint tackles leveled by Fontaina, a Millburn High alum, came a yard behind the line of scrimmage. Ursinus is now 4-2 with a Saturday road game at Susquehanna looming.
Gettysburg, which was behind 10-0 after one quarter, rallied in front of its home crowd to defeat Muhlenberg, 14-10, on Saturday. Griffin Ahsler (Chatham, Fr.), who prepped at Blair Academy, was in on one assisted tackle for the victorious Bullets, while the Mules benefited from the defensive play of Andrew Tullo (New Providence, Soph.) and Greg DeLade (Chatham, Fr.). Tullo, a New Providence High grad, was in on three tackles (two solo), two of which resulted in a loss of yardage for Gettysburg, while DeLade, formerly of Chatham High, earned credit for one solo tackle. Gettysburg (4-2) welcomes Johns Hopkins on Saturday, while Muhlenberg (3-3) will look for a reversal of fortune at Juniata.
The College of New Jersey had a long bus ride home from Buffalo, N.Y., where they lost, 34-12, to Buffalo State on Saturday. Contributing to the Lions’ defense were Kevin Reavey (Berkeley Heights, Jr.), who had four tackles (two unassisted), Kevin Allgood (Chatham, Sr.), who was in on three tackles (one solo), and James Siracusa (New Providence, Jr.), who earned credit for one assisted tackle. TCNJ (4-2) will now set its sights on spoiling Montclair State’s undefeated season in Ewing on Saturday.
As for Montclair (6-0), they’ve yet to hit a speed bump this season and got past William Paterson, 20-0, at Sprague Field on Saturday. The Red Hawks’ Vin Fischer (Livingston, Jr.) caught two passes for 11 total yards. His brother, Tom Fischer (Livingston, Sr.), Montclair’s starting quarterback, was sidelined with an injury suffered the previous week and did not see action against the Pioneers. The Fischers graduated from Livingston High.
Edgar Osols (Summit, Jr.) contributed three points on point-after tries as Mass.-Dartmouth defeated Nichols, 21-6, at home on Saturday. Osols, a Summit High product, also booted the ball an average of 59 yards on four kickoffs, and had an average carry of 32 yards on eight punts, two of which left the ball spotted inside the opposition’s 20-yard line. The Corsairs (3-4) have a road game at Endicott on Saturday.
Vinny Fuschetto (New Providence, Fr.) has worked his way into Marist’s starting lineup at cornerback, where he was involved in five tackles in Saturday’s 35-21 loss to Campbell in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. The New Providence High grad brought down the ball carrier on his own on three of those occasions and broke up one pass play. Marist (2-5) hits the road to take on Butler in Indianapolis this Saturday.
That first win of the season is proving elusive for Kenyon, 45-7 losers to Wittenberg in Gambier, Ohio on Saturday. Linebacker Dan Muller (Summit, Soph.) recorded two unassisted tackles for Kenyon, while teammate Matt Martin (Summit, Soph.) got more work punting the ball than he cared for. His seven boots sailed an average of 44 yards, with a long carry of 54 yards and two inside the Wittenberg 20-yard line. The Lords (0-6) look for a reversal of fortune on Saturday at the University of Chicago, alma mater of the late Jay Berwanger, the first Heisman Trophy Award recipient (1935).
Drew’s Steve Monteleone (Berkeley Heights, Sr.) finished 21st in Saturday’s Leopard Invitational in Easton, Pa. The Gov. Livingston High grad competed in a race comprised largely of runners from Division 1 schools. In fact, he was the fourth non-D1 runner to cross the finish line. He was home in 27:14.2 for 8,000 meters. Muhlenberg’s Mike Esposito (Millburn, Jr.) was also in the field of 111 starters and got 70th place in 29:00.7. The top spot went to Chris Mills of St. Francis (Pa.), who broke the tape in 25:47.6.
Kenyon’s Willy Friedlander (Short Hills, Soph.) finished 37th of 315 runners in Saturday’s Inter-Regional Rumble in Oberlin, Ohio. The Millburn High product completed 8,000 meters in 26:45.0. The winning time of 25:23.3 belongs to Franciscan’s Bill Jones.
When Princeton's Tyler Udland (Millburn, Soph.) reached the finish line of the adidas Invitational in Madison, Wis. on Friday, he had 200 runners behind him. The Millburn High alum took 70th place, needing 24:38.0 to get the 8,000 meters. Arizona's Lawi Lalang had everyone behind him, reporting home in 23:10.8.
The companion women's race in Madison found Columbia's Mallory Anderson (Madison, Jr.) checking in 201st of 305 runners, while teammate Caroline Williams (Westfield, Soph.) was close behind in 214th place. Anderson covered the 6,000-meter course in 21:52.5, with Williams along in 21:58.3. Villanova's Sheila Reid wore the victor's laurels, recording a winning time of 19:59.4.
Colgate’s Kelly Cattano (New Providence, Sr.) finished 143rd of 268 runners in Friday's Penn State National Invitational in State College, Pa. Cattano, a graduate of New Providence High, ran 6,000 meters in a driving rain in 24:10. First place went to West Virginia's Kate Harrison in 20:50.
Elsewhere in the Keystone State, an intimate gathering of 360 women trudged over 6,000 meters in the Gettysburg Invitational, with Bucknell’s Sara Lederman (Livingston, Jr.) getting 50th place. The Livingston High grad was timed in 25:40.85. St. Vincent’s Ivette Mejia won the race with a time of 23:24.20.
The Bucknell men, meanwhile, headed in a different direction, reporting to Mercer County for Saturday’s Princeton Invitational. Andrew Kirna (Westfield, Fr.) finished 78th in the 139-man field. The Westfield High product completed 8,000 meters in 26:20.
Fairfield’s Nikki Livesey (Livingston, Sr.) got 18th place in the Father O’Neil Invitational in Fairfield, Conn. on Saturday. A Livingston High grad, Livesey was along in 21:04 for 5,000 meters. Wagner’s Alexis Bivona ran a winning 19:15.
The men’s component of the Father O’Neil found Fairfield’s Sam Tooley (Westfield, Fr.) checking in 16th. The Westfield High grad ran 28:17 for 8,000 meters. Zachary Spector made it a sweep for Wagner, winning the race in 26:24.
Franklin & Marshall’s Bridget Grogan (Westfield, Jr.) was 23rd to finish in Saturday’s Blue & Gold Meet’s Divisions 2&3 at White Creek State Park in Newark, Del. A Westfield High grad, Grogan got 6,000 meters in 27:21.38. Teammate Sheena Crawley was first in with a time of 22:50.26.
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