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The College Report: New Providence's Zepnick Provides Strong "D" in Gettysburg Gridiron Win

John Manley

Monday, September 17, 2012 • 7:07am

Gettysburg defensive tackle Ben Zepnick (New Providence, Sr.) made five solo tackles and assisted on three others as the Bullets defeated Juniata, 28-7, at home on Saturday in football. Cornerback Hugo Nolasco (Westfield, Jr.) was good for three tackles (one unassisted) and broke up three attempted passes. The next assignment for Gettysburg (3-0) is a Saturday road contest with Susquehanna.

Greg DeLade (Chatham, Soph.) was involved in four tackles, including one for a loss of seven yards, as Muhlenberg remained undefeated with a 33-0 rout of McDaniel in Westminster, Md. on Saturday. DeLade had one other solo tackle and assisted on two. Teammate Andrew Tullo (New Providence, Jr.) also assisted on a tackle that pushed the ball back three yards. The Mules next face undefeated Johns Hopkins at home on Saturday in a contest that should go a long way to determining this year’s Centennial Conference champion.

A field goal from 30 yards out by Tozin Kaseem (Short Hills, Soph.) put Union up by three points over Ithaca in overtime on Saturday, but the Bombers rallied to score a touchdown and send Union back to Schenectady, N.Y. with a 27-24 loss. Kaseem also caught one pass for a 36-yard gain, converted three extra-point tries and averaged 56.2 yards on four kickoffs. The Dutchmen (0-3) have a road game against St. Lawrence slated for Saturday.

Aaron Fant (Madison, Soph.) contributed five solo tackles in Franklin & Marshall’s 40-28 victory over Ursinus in Lancaster, Pa. on Saturday. Fant, a cornerback, also returned one kickoff for 11 yards. Greg Fontaina (Millburn, Sr.) was in on four tackles (three unassisted) for Ursinus. The victorious Diplomats (2-1) are at Juniata on Saturday, while Ursinus (1-2) travels to McDaniel.

Mike DiTommaso (Short Hills, Jr.) got credit for four tackles (one solo) as Columbia edged Marist, 10-9, in New York City on Saturday. The defensive back out of Seton Hall Prep also broke up one pass. Marist benefited from the presence of Vinny Fuschetto (New Providence, Soph.) in its defensive secondary. Fuschetto, a New Providence High grad, had one solo and two assisted tackles, one of the latter falling behind the line of scrimmage. He also batted down one pass attempt. The Lions, who host Fordham next Saturday, are now 1-0, while Marist fell to 1-2 and prepares for Davidson next Saturday at home in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Free safety Pat Gray (Westfield, Soph.) managed three solo tackles in Monmouth’s 38-17 victory over Wagner in Staten Island, N.Y. on Saturday. Starting tight end Tyler George (Berkeley Heights, Sr.) had no receptions, but did get credit for one tackle on a turnover. The Hawks (2-1) will next take on Sacred Heart in a Saturday home game.

Yale’s William Vaughan (South Orange, Soph.) contributed two tackles to the Bulldogs’ 24-21 defeat of Georgetown in Washington, D.C. on Saturday. One of the two bringdowns was unassisted for the linebacker out of Columbia High. Next up for Yale (1-0) is Cornell in Ithaca, N.Y. on Saturday.

The College of New Jersey’s James Siracusa (New Providence, Sr.) had a hand in six tackles (two on his own) in Saturday’s 41-17 road loss to Brockport State. He also broke up one pass. The Lions (1-2) are off this week; they will resume their season against Western Connecticut State in Danbury, Conn. on Saturday, Sept. 29.

Cornerback Kevin Hearon (Westfield, Jr.) recorded two unassisted tackles in Hobart’s 45-26 road victory over Utica on Saturday. The Statesmen (3-0) next welcome the Merchant Marine Academy to Geneva, N.Y. for a Saturday home game.

Penn suffered a 28-21 defeat to Lehigh to open its season. Kevin Ijoma (South Orange, Soph.) intercepted one Lafayette pass and ran the ball back 19 yards. Ryan O’Malley (Summit, Soph.) got credit for one tackle for the Quakers, who take on Villanova at Franklin Field on Saturday.

Princeton opened the season with a 17-14 road loss to Lehigh on Saturday. Spenser Huston (Summit, Soph.) started the game at left tackle for the Tigers, who will next host Georgetown on Friday evening at Palmer Stadium.

Josh Brown (West Orange, Fr.) was in on three tackles in Montclair State’s 7-0 win over Morrisville State at Sprague Field in Montclair on Saturday. Brown plays defensive line. The Red Hawks (1-2) next take on William Paterson in Wayne on Saturday.

William Paterson’s Dwaine Dabney, Jr. (Summit, Soph.) netted 17 yards on four carries as the Pioneers suffered a 51-0 defeat to Rowan in Glassboro on Friday evening. Dabney’s long carry was for eight yards. The Pioneers are now 1-1.

Chris Twombly (Short Hills, Jr.) recorded a team-high 11 tackles (eight solo) as Penn’s sprint team lost, 42-34, to Cornell in a Friday evening game that required six overtimes for a resolution. The Quakers are 0-2 in advance of their next game, a road trip to Franklin Pierce on Sunday, Sept. 30.

Linebacker Kyle Douglas (Scotch Plains, Soph.) made two unassisted tackles and one with help as Princeton’s sprint squad lost to Mansfield, 23-16, in Princeton on Friday. The Tigers (0-1) hope to get their first win this Saturday when Navy pays a visit.

CROSS COUNTRY

Bucknell’s Andrew Kirna (Westfield, Soph.) and John Kirna (Westfield, Fr.) finished 20th and 29th, respectively, in the Detroit Titan Invitational in Northville, Mich. Andrew Kirna ran the 4-mile course in 21:24, while his brother needed 21:48 to finish. The winning time of 20:31 belonged to teammate John Dugan. The race attracted 106 starters.

Florida Tech’s Stephanie Fonseca (New Providence, Sr.) finished 37th of 157 runners in Saturday’s Florida Invitational in Gainesville, Fla. Fonseca, a New Providence High grad, was caught in 19:24.88 for 5,000 meters. Florida’s Agata Strasua ran a winning 17:13.32.

 

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