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The College Report: Local Trio Stand Out in Monmouth Gridiron Victory

John Manley

Monday, September 24, 2012 • 8:01pm

Monmouth’s football team got valuable contributions from a trio of locals in Saturday’s 27-14 home win over Sacred Heart. Tight end Tyler George (Berkeley Heights, Sr.) hauled in six passes for a total of 36 yards, including a long gain of 10 yards. Free safety Pat Gray (Westfield, Soph.) led the Hawks’ defensive unit with eight tackles. Four of those were without help, including one behind the line of scrimmage for a loss of six yards. He also intercepted two passes, one of which he was able to return for eight yards. Finally, Monmouth punter Ryan Mohr (West Orange, Soph.) averaged 37.2 yards on four punts, with the long punt traveling 40 yards. Monmouth (3-1) heads north for a Saturday contest against Albany.

Dan Barletta (New Providence, Soph.) blitzed the quarterback from out of the defensive secondary for a sack and a loss of 13 yards to help Montclair State to a 34-17 victory over William Paterson in Wayne on Saturday. Barletta also forced a fumble and had a hand in two other tackles. Teammate Vin Fischer (Livingston, Sr.) caught one pass for a 13-yard pickup. Going the other way, the Pioneers’ Dwaine Dabney, Jr. (Summit, Soph.) rushed the ball twice, both for gains of five yards. He also returned two kickoffs for 18 and 17 yards. Montclair (2-2) travels to Cortland State on Saturday, while William Paterson (1-2) buses over to the Throgs Neck section of the Bronx, where they will take on Maritime College.

Joe Mallock (West Orange, Jr.) put 10 points on the scoreboard as Williams opened its season with a 41-7 thrashing of Colby at home on Saturday. Mallock kicked field goals of 39 and 42 yards, and nailed all four of his extra-point tries. He averaged 62.5 yards on eight kickoffs and 34.5 yards on two punts. Williams hosts Trinity (Conn.) on Saturday.

Edgar Osols (Summit, Sr.) converted a 45-yard field goal on Saturday to help Mass.-Dartmouth to a 23-21 victory at home over Plymouth State. Osols also nailed two extra-point tries for the Corsairs. Additionally, he averaged 66.5 yards on four kickoffs and 46.2 yards on four punts, with two nestled inside the opposition’s 20-yard line. The Corsairs (1-3) next have a road game with MIT on Saturday.

Aaron Fant (Madison, Soph.) returned four kickoffs for an average of 27.5 yards per carry as Franklin & Marshall won a wild 45-38 victory over Juniata in Huntingdon, Pa. on Saturday. Fant, who starts at cornerback for the Diplomats (3-1) made one tackle and recovered one fumble. F&M has a date with Dickinson in Carlisle, Pa. on Saturday.

Robby Fay (New Providence, Fr.) handled the kicking chores for Gettysburg in the Bullets’ 35-24 victory over Susquehanna in Selinsgrove, Pa. on Saturday. Fay booted six kickoffs for an average of 50 yards, averaged 37 yards on four punts, including two that he landed inside the 20-yard line, and converted all five extra-point attempts. Teammate Hugo Nolasco (Westfield, Jr.) accounted for two solo tackles at cornerback. The Crusaders’ Duke Hyacinthe (Maplewood, Jr.) handled one kickoff, which he returned 17 yards. Gettsyburg (4-0) hosts McDaniel on Saturday, while Susquehanna (1-3) looks to regroup at home against Muhlenberg.

Muhlenberg will be looking to atone for Saturday’s 33-21 loss at home to Johns Hopkins. Andrew Tullo (New Providence, Jr.), who started at nose tackle for the Mules, was in on five tackles, including two solo jobs.

Tosin Kazeem (Short Hills, Soph.) accounted for seven points in Union’s 31-20 road win over St. Lawrence on Saturday. The Peddie School grad got the Dutchmen on the scoreboard when his field goat attempt from 31 yards sailed through the uprights. He later tacked on extra points after four Union touchdowns. Union (1-3) has a home game on Saturday against Springfield.

Michael Watts (Summit, Jr.) was in on five assisted tackles for Colgate in Saturday’s 32-31 road loss to Stony Brook. The lineman out of Summit High also broke up one pass play. Colgate (1-3) travels to New Haven, Conn. on Saturday to take on Yale.

Bryant Long (South Orange, Jr.) made two unassisted tackles in Portland State’s 49-42 loss to Southern Utah in Portland, Ore. on Saturday. One of those tackles occurred behind the line of scrimmage for a loss of one yard. Next up for the Vikings (1-3) is Northern Arizona in Flagstaff, Ariz. on Saturday.

Penn’s Kevin Ijoma (South Orange, Soph.) had a hand in three tackles in the Quakers’ 24-8 loss to Villanova at Franklin Field in Philadelphia on Saturday. The defensive back made one of those tackles without assistance. He also ran back one kickoff for 15 yards. Teammate Ryan O’Malley (Summit, Soph.) caught one pass for a gain of 23 yards. Penn (0-2) begins the Ivy League portion of its schedule on Saturday with a road contest at Dartmouth.

Coast Guard’s John Manganiello (Berkeley Heights, Sr.) made four tackles, three unassisted, in the Bears’ 42-38 loss to Mass. Maritime in Buzzards Bay, Mass. on Saturday. Coast Guard (1-2) returns to New London, Conn. for its homecoming game against Fitchburg State on Saturday.

Columbia’s Mike DiTommaso (Short Hills, Jr.) was in on three tackles in the Lions’ 20-13 home loss to Fordham on Saturday. One of his tackles was unassisted. Columbia (1-1) next meets Princeton in northern Manhattan next Saturday.

Kevin Hearon (Westfield, Jr.) and Charlie Ehlers (Maplewood, Fr.) both made one unassisted tackle in Hobart’s 42-21 victory over the Merchant Marine Academy in Geneva, N.Y. on Saturday. Hearon also took part in two assisted tackles. The undefeated Statesmen (4-0) look to stay on their roll against Worcester Poly on Saturday in a road game.

Greg Fontaina (Millburn, Sr.) participated in three tackles (one solo) to help Ursinus to a 40-21 road win over McDaniel on Saturday. The Bears (2-2) host Moravian on Saturday.

Kyle Douglas (Scotch Plains, Soph.) had a hand in eight tackles as Princeton’s sprint team suffered a 62-13 defeat by Navy at home on Saturday. Douglas made two of those tackles by himself. The Tigers are 0-2 in advance of Friday’s road trip to Cornell.

CROSS COUNTRY

Columbia finished third in the Toledo Bubble-Buster on Friday, with Caroline Williams (Westfield, Jr.) and Mallory Anderson (Madison, Sr.) finishing in close proximity of each other. Williams needed 14:03.1 to cover the 4,000 meters, which was good for 48th place, while Anderson was in at the 14:10.2 mark; she got 55th place. Butler’s Katie Clark broke the tape in 13:04.8.

Melissa David (Maplewood, Jr.) of California (Pa.) placed 22nd of 139 runners in the St. Vincent Invitational in Latrobe, Pa. on Saturday. She ran the course in 21:16. Sarah Meeks of Geneva College ran a winning 19:09.

NYU’s Eloisa Cusi (Livingston, Fr.) placed 22nd of 215 runners in the Purple Valley Classic in Williamstown, Mass. on Saturday. Her time for 6,000 meters was 23:15. Williams’ Louisa Lee (Short Hills, Jr.) placed 45th in 23:44, while Amherst’s Olivia Tarantino (Summit, Soph.) finished 73rd with a 24:21 clocking. Middlebury’s Addie Tousley won the race with a time of 21:50.   

LaSha Johnson (South Orange, Jr.) of Rutgers-Newark took 33rd place, tops on her team, in the Roadrunner Invitational at Garret Mountain in West Paterson on Friday. She covered the 5,000-meter course in 24:41. Ramapo’s Courtney Schofield won the race in 19:57.5.

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