The College Report: Summit's Will Moore of Middlebury Aces Assignments at CSA Meet
Sunday, March 3, 2013 • 8:27am
Middlebury won the Summers ("C") division of last weekend's College Squash Association team championships at Yale in New Haven, Conn. and at Choate in Wallingford, Conn. Will Moore (Summit, Jr.) held down the No. 4 position for the Panthers and won all three of his matches. In Friday's 7-2 win over Connecticut College, Moore, a Pingry grad, disposed of Benjamin Thaler, 3-0 (11-4, 11-4, 11-4). Saturday saw Middlebury get past Bowdoin, 8-1, although Matthew Cooper took Moore to the limit before succumbing, 3-2 (11-9, 11-6, 15-17, 12-14, 11-9). Middlebury won the championship match, 7-2, over Wesleyan, with Moore prevailing, 3-0 (11-7, 11-6, 11-2) over Daniel Sneed.
Columbia and Dartmouth advanced to the third-place game in the Hoehn ("B") division at the CSA, with Dartmouth prevailing, 7-2. Millburn High grad Mark Funk (Short Hills, Soph.) was slotted eighth for the Big Green, which began with an 8-1 opening-round win over Brown. Funk knocked off Charles Lebovitz, 3-0 (11-2, 11-9, 11-8). Saturday's 5-4 loss to Western Ontario saw Funk take out Kale Wilson, 3-0 (11-5, 11-7, 11-6). Funk dropped down to No. 9 for the Columbia match and defeated Alex Nalle, 3-0 (11-9, 11-5, 13-11).
Columbia got two wins out of Tony Zou (Short Hills, Sr.) during their time at the CSA. Zou, a Phillips Andover grad playing No. 3, was a 3-0 winner over Navy's Hunter Beck as the Lions advanced, 6-3. Saturday’s 6-3 loss to Williams saw Zou come out on the short end of a 3-0 (11-5, 14-12, 11-8) verdict with Taylor Foehl. Zou then was one of two Columbia men to score against Dartmouth, defeating Christopher Jung, 3-1 (11-9, 9-11, 11-4, 11-8).
Bates took fifth place in the Hoehn division at the CSA get-together. Richard Keating (Short Hills, Sr.) won all three of his matches, including clinching victories in 5-4 wins over both Navy and Penn. In Friday's 6-3 opening-round loss to Williams, Keating, a Delbarton man, defeated Alexander Greaves-Tunnell, 3-2 (11-5, 8-11, 3-11, 12-10, 11-9). On Saturday, he defeated Navy's Hunter Bouchard, 3-1 (11-8, 11-6, 9-11, 11-5), and then did likewise with Penn's August Frank, 3-2 (4-11, 11-5, 8-11, 11-5, 11-8) in Sunday's consolation final. Keating was slotted in the fourth position throughout.
Bucknell's women's swimming team got second place in last weekend's Patriot League Championship meet in Lewisburg, Pa., due in part to strong performances from Kelly Pontecorvo (New Providence, Jr.) and Stephanie Koziol (Summit, Soph.).
Pontecorvo, a Mount St. Mary alum, won the 1,650-yard freestyle with a time of 16:30.95, more than 20 seconds better than the second finisher. She and Koziol finished second and fourth, respectively, in the 500-yard freestyle. In so doing, both bettered the school record at the distance, which had been 4:55.73. Pontecorvo needed 4:50.26, while Koziol was along in 4:53.67 in a race won in 4:50.01.
Koziol, an Oak Knoll grad, did her best work in the 400-yard individual medley, in which she finished second. Her 4:19.87 time was nipped by the winner's 4:19.72. She also won the 'B' final of the 200-yard butterfly, which she completed in 2:05.84.
Lafayette's Megan Kaveney (Westfield, Soph.) qualified for three 'B' finals at the Patriot League meet. The Westfield High product finished second in the 50-yard freestyle (her 23.78 to the winner's 23.62), fourth in the 100-yard freestyle (her 52.18 to the winner's 51.57) and seventh in the 100-yard butterfly (her 58.91 to the winner's 57.46).
Kylie Bangs (Westfield, Soph.) and Lauren Brundage (Madison, Jr.) of Ithaca College and Anne Trojanowski (Chatham, Soph.) of Union College all qualified for the 'A' final in three events at last week's Upper New York State Collegiate Swimming Association Championships in Ithaca, N.Y.
Bangs nearly pulled out a win in the 200-yard backstroke, lagging the winner by less than a second. She touched the wall in 2:04.78, with a teammate slightly ahead of her in 2:04.45. Bangs, a Westfield High grad, also got third place in the 100-yard backstroke (clocked in 57.48 to the winner's 56.29) and fifth place in the 200-yard individual medley (her 2:10.03 to the winner's 2:05.63).
Brundage, a St. Elizabeth's grad, wasn't far behind Bangs in the 200 medley, getting seventh place with a 2:11.12 clocking. She did slightly better – sixth place – in the 400 medley (in at 4:37.88 to the winner's 4:24.02). Another seventh-place finish beckoned in the 200-yard breaststroke (her 2:27.97 to the winner's 2:16.20).
Trojanowski, a Chatham High product, was the runner-up in the 1,650-yard freestyle. She reached the wall in 17:29.51, with the winner having finished in 17:13.46. She also got fifth place in both the 500-yard freestyle (her 5:13.24 against a winning 5:04.94) and the 200-yard freestyle (her 1:56.22 against a winning 1:52.49).
Ellen Tomljanovich (Scotch Plains, Soph.) of Rensselaer Poly was the 'B' final winner in two events – the 100-yard breaststroke (a winning time of 1:09.70) and the 200-yard breaststroke (2:29.36). The Mount St. Mary grad also won the 'C' final of the 100-yard butterfly, with a time of 1:01.31.
RPI's Michael Rizzo (Scotch Plains, Soph.) won the 'B' final of the 200-yard breaststroke; he was in at 2:11.82. He also took third place in the 'B' final of the 400-yard individual medley (his 4:16.48 against a winning 4:14.68) and sixth place in the 'B' final of the 200-yard butterfly (his 1:56.60 against a winning 1:54.74).
Matt Bauer (Summit, Fr.) of St. Lawrence got 22nd place in the men's 1,650-yard freestyle. He was done in 18:00.73, with the winner in at 15:50.50.
Anna Fetter (Westfield, Soph.) helped Richmond win the Atlantic 10 women's championship by scoring points in three events. She scored 11 points with an eighth-place finish in the 'A' final of the women's 200-yard individual medley, which she finished in 2:05.63 (the winner touched in 1:59.05). She also got six points by finishing third in the 'B' final of the 100-yard butterfly (her 55.87 to the winner's 55.73) and three points with a sixth-place finish in the 'B' final of the 200-yard butterfly (her 2:05.47 to the winner's 2:03.40).
Columbia's Alex Rosenberg (Short Hills, Soph.) ruled the paint, as he pulled down a game-high 10 rebounds in the Lions' 59-46 win over Yale in New York City on Friday. The 6-7 forward out of Millburn High also scored nine points, connecting on four of nine field goal attempts (one of two from Butler Library). Columbia is now 12-13 overall and 4-7 in the Ivy League.
St. Peter's Yvon Raymond (Maplewood, Sr.) scored 16 points in the Peacocks' 77-65 loss to Canisius in Buffalo, N.Y. on Thursday. The 6-3 guard out of Columbia High got seven of 11 shots from the floor to drop, including his one attempt from the Peace Bridge, and one of three from the foul line. He also grabbed eight rebounds and dished out three assists for St. Peter's (9-19, 3-14 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference).
Drew Marley (Maplewood, Soph.) came off the bench to pump in 10 points for New Jersey City, which defeated NYU, 74-66, in New York City on Wednesday in first-round action of the ECAC Metro tournament. Marley, a 6-4 swingman out of Columbia High, made three of seven shots from the field and all four of his free throws in 16 minutes of action.
Joey Kizel (Short Hills, Jr.) scored 13 points as Middlebury edged Curry, 68-66, in first-round NCAA Division 3 playoff action on Saturday in Middlebury, Vt. The 6-foot guard out of Millburn High stuck three of nine shots from the floor through the hoop, along with seven of eight free throws. He also meted out five assists. The Panthers (23-3) next face Cortland State next Saturday at a site that is yet to be determined.
Stonehill ended the season with a 70-52 loss to St. Anselm in Manchester, N.H. on Tuesday. Jack Cole (New Providence, Soph.) scored 10 points on 5-for-11 shooting for the Skyhawks, grabbed eight boards and meted out four assists, a team-high. Cole, a 6-8 forward out of New Providence High, finished the season as the second-leading scorer on the team, averaging 10.6 points per game, with a field goal percentage of 58.7. He also led Stonehill (11-15, 7-15 Northeast-10) in rebounds, with 8.9 per game.
Gettysburg bowed out of the NCAA Division 3 playoffs with a 71-64 loss to William Paterson in first-round action in Grantham, Pa. on Friday. Caroline Murphy (Chatham, Jr.) picked off 10 rebounds and scored five points for the Bullets (21-7) before fouling out with 1:50 left in the game.
TRACK & FIELD
Kayla McDonald (Summit, Sr.) of the University of Chicago finished second in the women’s 800 meters at the University Athletic Association meet in Cleveland last Sunday. The Summit High product ran the distance in 2:17.63, with the winner in at 2:16.92. The silver lining is that McDonald’s meet record of 2:12.43, set last year, held.