The College Report: Summit’s O’Malley Hauls in First College TD for Penn
Monday, November 5, 2012 • 9:19pm
Ryan O’Malley (Summit, Soph.) caught only one pass, but it was good for a 14-yard gain that ended in the end zone and gave Penn a 14-13 halftime lead over Princeton in football in Mercer County on Saturday. The Quakers went on to defeat the Tigers, 28-21. The touchdown, which came with less than two minutes left to play in the first half, was the first of O’Malley’s collegiate career. He is a tight end out of Summit High School. Penn (4-4) welcomes Harvard to Franklin Field on Saturday.
Matt Rea (Summit, Jr.) broke loose offensively, gaining 58 yards on the ground and 28 through the air to help Middlebury defeat Hamilton, 50-21, in Clinton, N.Y. on Saturday. Rea, a running back out of Summit High, also scored the game’s final touchdown on a 20-yard run. He averaged 4.8 yards per carry on 12 rushes and caught six passes with a long gain of 11 yards. Teammate Ryan Hislop (Summit, Soph.) carried the ball three times for six total yards. Hamilton’s Nick Ball (Chatham, Fr.) saw action and got credit for an assisted tackle. Middlebury (6-1) hosts Tufts on Saturday, while Hamilton (1-6) treks to Lewiston, Maine for a game with Bates.
Vin Fischer (Livingston, Sr.) caught a 56-yard touchdown pass to help Montclair State rally from being behind, 28-0, to defeat Brockport State, 55-49, in Montclair on Sunday. The drive consumed only two plays midway through the third quarter. Fischer, a wide receiver out of Livingston High, also caught two other passes for 28 yards combined. Teammate Aaron Williams (West Orange, Fr.), a wide receiver out of Jonathan Dayton High, grabbed three aerials for a total of 82 yards, with a long gain of 48 yards. Dan Barletta (New Providence, Soph.) got credit for five tackles (two solo) on defense. One of the assisted tackles was a sack that pushed the ball back four yards. Montclair enters Saturday’s road game against Kean with a 4-5 record.
Yale linebacker William Vaughan (South Orange, Soph.) was in on five tackles (two solo) in Saturday’s 20-0 loss to Brown in Providence, R.I. Yale (2-6) looks to regroup against Princeton in New Haven, Conn.
John Manganiello (Berkeley Heights, Sr.) was involved in six tackles (two unassisted) to help Coast Guard defeat Mass. Maritime, 42-13, in New London, Conn. on Saturday. The Academy completed a 5-4 season with the victory.
Gettysburg fell, 23-13, to Dickinson in Carlisle, Pa. on Friday evening. Bullets cornerback Hugo Nolasco (Westfield, Jr.) managed four tackles (three solo), with teammates Ben Zepnick (New Providence, Sr.) accounting for two unassisted tackles at defensive end, Robby Fay (New Providence, Fr.) getting one solo tackle and Griffin Ahsler (Chatham, Soph.) assisting on one bringdown from the linebacker slot. Fay also averaged 60 yards per boot on three kickoffs, as well as 34 yards on six punts, with three sticking inside the Dickinson 20-yard line, and a long boot of 47 yards. Gettysburg (6-3) concludes its season on Saturday at home against Franklin & Marshall.
Aaron Fant (Madison, Soph.) got credit for two unassisted tackles, as well as for breaking up a pass attempt, as Franklin & Marshall knocked Johns Hopkins from the undefeated ranks, 14-12, in Lancaster, Pa. on Saturday. The Diplomats ticked up to 7-2.
Muhlenberg defeated Ursinus, 24-17, in overtime in Allentown, Pa., with both sides receiving defensive contributions from local players. Greg Fontaina (Millburn, Sr.) was good for four tackles (three solo) for Ursinus; he also forced a fumble. Muhlenberg got five tackles (two solo) out of Greg DeLade (Chatham, Soph.), who also got credit for two quarterback hits. Teammate Andrew Tullo (New Providence, Jr.) was involved in three tackles (two unassisted). Muhlenberg (7-2) calls it a season on Saturday at Moravian, while Ursinus (5-4) hosts Dickinson.
Edgar Osols (Summit, Sr.) converted field goal attempts of 42 and 35 yards to put six points on the scoreboard for Mass.-Dartmouth in Saturday’s season-ending 38-12 loss to Western New England in Springfield, Mass. The Corsairs wrapped up a 1-9 season.
The College of New Jersey’s James Siracusa (New Providence, Sr.) had a hand in six tackles (three unassisted) as the Lions defeated Morrisville State, 14-0, on the road on Saturday. TCNJ (4-5) hosts Rowan in a season-ending Friday evening game this week.
Colgate defensive tackle Michael Watts (Summit, Jr.) laid two unassisted tackles on Lafayette ball carriers in Saturday’s 65-41 Colgate triumph in Hamilton, N.Y. The Raiders (6-3) take their act to Lehigh on Saturday.
Joe Mallock (West Orange, Jr.) nailed a 19-yard field goal to tack three points on the scoreboard for Williams in Saturday’s 19-7 triumph at home over Wesleyan. Mallock also converted two extra-point tries as the Ephs improved to 4-3 in advance of Saturday’s road game at Amherst.
In sprint football, Kyle Douglas (Scotch Plains, Soph.) came up with two unassisted tackles in Princeton's season-ending game with archrival Penn, won by Penn, 36-21, in Philadelphia on Friday evening. Douglas, playing defensive secondary, also broke up one pass play. Princeton ended the season at 0-7, while Penn finished at 3-4.
Florida Tech’s Stephanie Fonseca (New Providence, Sr.) finished 24th in the NCAA Division 2 South Regional in Huntsville, Ala. on Saturday. Fonseca ran 6,000 meters in 23:54.57. Tampa’s Kelly Hagan won the race with a time of 22:18.48.