The College Report: Madison’s Aaron Fant has Season-high Eight Tackles on the Gridiron for Franklin & Marshall
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 • 9:37am
Aaron Fant (Madison, Soph.) recorded a season-high eight tackles (five solo) as Franklin & Marshall completed the season with a 38-34 loss at home to Albright in the ECAC South-East Bowl. Fant, a starting cornerback out of Madison High, also broke up one attempted pass. The loss brings the Diplomats’ season mark to 7-4.
The ride continues for Hobart, 38-20 winners over Washington & Lee in a first-round NCAA Division 3 playoff game in Geneva, N.Y. on Saturday. Kevin Hearon (Westfield, Jr.) got credit for one unassisted tackle for the Statesmen (11-0), who host Wittenberg on Saturday in second-round action.
Ryan O’Malley (Summit, Soph.) caught two passes for first downs in Penn’s 35-28 win over Cornell in Ithaca, N.Y. on Saturday. The tight end out of Summit High rambled for gains of 21 and 10 yards on the completions. Teammate Kevin Ijoma (South Orange, Soph.) returned one kickoff for 20 yards. Penn (6-4 overall, 6-1 Ivy League) claimed the Ivy League crown – their third in the last four seasons – with the victory.
Syracuse remained bowl eligible with Saturday’s 31-27 road win over Missouri. Tight end David Stevens (Short Hills, Sr.) caught passes of 14 and 11 yards for the Orangemen (6-5), who will complete the regular season on Friday in Philadelphia against Temple in a game that begins at 11 am.
Temple will enter the Syracuse game off a 63-32 win over Army in West Point, N.Y. on Saturday. Marcus Green (Scotch Plains, Sr.) was good for four tackles (two solo) for the Owls, who improved to 4-6 with the win.
Pat Gray (Westfield, Soph.) led the Monmouth defensive unit with nine tackles (three solo) as the Hawks completed the season with a 26-21 road win over Robert Morris on Saturday. Ryan Mohr (West Orange, Soph.) again handled punting chores for Monmouth and averaged 43.2 yards on five boots, with a long kick of 54 yards, while three nestled inside the Morris 20-yard line. Tight end Tyler George (Berkeley Heights, Sr.) also started the game for the Hawks (5-5), but did not receive any passes in his collegiate swan song.
Mike DiTommaso (Short Hills, Jr.) had two unassisted tackles as Columbia finished the season with a 22-6 road loss to Brown on Saturday. The Lions completed a 3-7 campaign.
In another Ivy League game, Yale lost to Harvard, 34-24, in Cambridge, Mass. on Saturday. William Vaughan (South Orange, Soph.) recorded two solo tackles for Yale, which finished out a 2-8 season.
Both Colgate’s Michael Watts (Summit, Jr.) and Fordham’s David Barletta (New Providence, Fr.) recorded one unassisted tackle in Colgate’s 41-39 victory in the Bronx on Saturday. The Raiders (8-3) continue their season in an NCAA playoff game against Wagner in Staten Island on Saturday, while Fordham has all winter to contemplate their 6-5 season record.
Cornerback Vinny Fuschetto (New Providence, Soph.) had one unassisted and one assisted tackle as Marist defeated Campbell, 28-7 in Buies Creek, N.C. on Saturday. He also broke up two attempted passes. Marist (4-6) has one game remaining, against the University of San Diego in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. on Dec. 1.
Muhlenberg suffered a 24-21 loss to Delaware Valley in the ECAC South Atlantic Bowl in Allentown, Pa. on Saturday. The Muhlenberg defensive tandem of Andrew Tullo (New Providence, Jr.) and Greg DeLade (Chatham, Soph.) both got credit for one unassisted tackle and two assisted tackles. One of DeLade’s assisted hits was a sack of the Delaware Valley quarterback. Muhlenberg finished off an 8-3 season.
Princeton’s Tyler Udland (Millburn, Jr.) checked in 79th in the NCAA Division 1 Men’s Cross Country Championships in Louisville, Ky. on Saturday. Udland posted a time of 30:33.5 for 10,000 meters. Texas Tech’s Kennedy Kithuka won the race with a 28:31.3 clocking. Princeton placed 11th in the team scramble.
Joshua Baker (Chatham, Sr.) of Johns Hopkins finished 122nd of 280 runners in Saturday’s NCAA Division 3 Men’s Cross Country Championship in Terre Haute, Ind. Baker needed 25:51.6 to complete the 8,000-meter course. Tim Nelson of Wisconsin-Stout won the race with a time of 24:26.8. Johns Hopkins finished 20th of the 32 teams competing; North Central were the team champs.