The College Report: Madison’s Romano Goes on Scoring Binge for Quinnipiac Field Hockey
Friday, November 2, 2012 • 6:48pm
Quinnipiac's Christa Romano (Madison, Jr.) entered play last weekend having scored two goals on the season. She more than doubled that output with one tally in Friday's 5-0 home win over Siena and two markers in Sunday's 3-0 road triumph over Bryant. So, that's five goals for the Madison High grad, with the Bobcats purring to a 12-6 mark.
Sarah Tompson (Chatham, Soph.) scored her fourth goal of the season to help William Smith advance past the first round of the Liberty League Tournament with a 3-2 win over Rensselaer Poly in Geneva, N.Y. on Thursday. The Herons are 15-3.
Nicole Solino (Madison, Sr.) tipped in the winning goal for Susquehanna in Saturday's 2-0 win over Moravian in Selinsgrove, Pa. That gives the Crusaders a 6-12 record.
Delaware's Clare O'Malley (Summit, Jr.) tipped in a crossing pass from a teammate for a goal that sent Friday's game with James Madison in Newark, Del. into overtime. Delaware ended up falling short, 3-2, in the extra period to drop to 7-11 on the season. That was O'Malley's second goal of the season.
Avery Koep (Madison, Jr.) made five saves in goal for Franklin & Marshall in a 3-2 victory over Dickinson in Carlisle, Pa. on Saturday. The Diplomats ticked up to 16-1.
The scoring came easy for MIT in a 10-1 bruising of Smith in Cambridge, Mass. on Saturday. Molly Duffy (New Providence, Jr.) scored one of the MIT goals, her 16th of the season for the Engineers (15-2).
Liz Blanken (Short Hills, Sr.) was good for an assist in each of Dartmouth's 4-1 victory over Harvard on Saturday and a 5-4 overtime loss to New Hampshire on Sunday, both in Hanover, N.H. The Big Green are currently 10-6.
Megan Traub (Berkeley Heights, Jr.) earned assists on two of Stevens Tech's three goals in Sunday's 3-0 road win over Elmira. The Ducks improved to 12-6.
Nick Cerrone (Summit, Soph.) made six saves to preserve a 2-1 Johns Hopkins victory over Franklin & Marshall in the first round of the Centennial Conference Tournament in Baltimore on Wednesday. The lone Diplomat goal was set up by Mike Irving (Westfield, Sr.). Last Saturday, Cerrone had two saves in a 2-0 Hopkins triumph over Washington (Md.) in Chestertown, Md. The Blue Jays roll on with an 8-7-2 mark, while the Diplomats close the books on a 12-6 season.
Colorado College defeated Austin College, 2-0, in Sherman, Tex. on Sunday, with Matt Fechter (Westfield, Sr.) figuring in both the Tigers' tallies. The Pingry grad scored the first goal in the 43rd minute on a corner kick directly into the net. Thirteen minutes later, he helped set up the insurance goal as the Tigers worked their record to 13-4-2. Fechter has now scored 16 goals this season and assisted on 13 others.
Jonathan Aguirre (Madison, Jr.) sent a cross across the box to a teammate that resulted in a goal for Duke in a 2-0 win over Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va. on Saturday. The Blue Devils are now 7-7-1.
Evan Elko (Summit, Sr.) scored an unassisted goal for Earlham on Saturday in a 2-1 loss to Mount St. Joseph in Richmond, Ind. The Quakers dropped to 3-10-5.
Joseph Greenspan (Westfield, Soph.) knocked in Navy's third goal in a 3-1 win over Howard in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday. That was the fifth goal on the season for Greenspan, a Westfield High alum. The Midshipmen improved to 7-6-3.
Bragging rights in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. went to Wilkes University, thanks to Katy Fissel (Madison, Sr.), who scored on a one-touch shot from the left wing to lead the Colonels to a 1-0 win over King's on Saturday. Fissel's goal, her seventh of the campaign, came in the 58th minute of the match. Wilkes now has an 11-4-3 record.
Maya Hayes (West Orange, Jr.) sent a cross from the right side to a teammate in the middle of the box, the end result being Penn State's first goal in a 2-0 win over Iowa in first-round play of the Big Ten Conference conclave in Bloomington, Ind. on Wednesday. The Nittany Lions have a 17-2-1 mark to roar about.
Annie Weichert (Chatham, Sr.) had little margin of error to operate with in Dickinson's tussle with Franklin & Marshall in Carlisle, Pa. on Saturday. The Red Devils offense didn't score until the 83rd minute, while Weichert, a Chatham High grad, made three stops to ensure a 1-0 Dickinson victory. The Red Devils are now 12-5.
Drew's Kim Jakissoon (Maplewood, Sr.), likewise, had a thin edge to work with, as the Rangers offense scored its only goal in the 28th minute of Saturday's match with Catholic University in Madison.
Gettysburg did a pretty good neutralizing Johns Hopkins' Hannah Kronick (Westfield, Soph.) in last Saturday's match in Gettysburg, Pa. Kronick didn't even get off a shot on goal, although that left teammate Emily Nagourney (Scotch Plains, Soph.) in position to head in her first goal of the season in the 81st minute to provide the Blue Jays with a 2-1 victory over the home side. Eliza Gray (South Orange, Fr.) stopped six shots in goal for Gettysburg (12-5-0). Hopkins improved to 14-3-1.
Casey Read (Chatham, Jr.) played two sets and had four kills as Marquette downed Milwaukee, 3-0 (25-15, 25-11, 25-22) in Milwaukee on Tuesday.
Aysia Peterson (Scotch Plains, Soph.) provided Kean with 14 kills and six digs in Saturday's 3-2 (18-25, 25-20, 29-27, 20-25, 15-6) win over Cairn University in Langhorne, Pa. Kean has a 26-9 record.
Wagner's Matt Kraus (Livingston, Fr.) tied for 24th place in the Barnabas Health Intercollegiate at Fairmont Country Club in Chatham recently. Kraus shot rounds of 80 and 74 to finish the 36-hole event 12 strokes over par and 12 behind the medalist, LIU's Obediah Ayton. Kraus also had the low score among his Seahawks teammates.