The College Report: Westfield’s O’Rourke Scores First Collegiate TD for Gettysburg
Monday, October 22, 2012 • 8:14pm
Gettysburg's James O'Rourke (Westfield, Fr.) scored his first collegiate touchdown in the Bullets' 49-35 loss to 10th-ranked Johns Hopkins in Baltimore on Friday evening. The score, which put the Bullets up by a touchdown in the third quarter, capped a drive that consumed 13 plays, beginning at the Gettysburg 11 yard line. O'Rourke, a Westfield High grad, rushed the ball in from three yards out. He had two other carries, one good for a gain of five yards, with the other carry losing a yard.
Robby Fay (New Providence, Fr.) converted all five extra-point attempts for Gettysburg. He also averaged 57 yards on six kickoffs.
Gettysburg also got defensive contributions from Hugo Nolasco (Westfield, Jr.) and Ben Zepnick (New Providence, Sr.). Nolasco, a cornerback out of Westfield High, had a hand in five tackles (one unassisted) and broke up one pass attempt. Zepnick, a defensive tackle out of New Providence High, earned credit for four assisted tackles. The Bullets (5-2) look to regroup on Saturday at home against Moravian.
Greg Fontaina (Millburn, Sr.) was on top of things as Ursinus routed Susquehanna, 36-0, in Collegeville, Pa. on Friday evening. The tackle out of Millburn High managed five unassisted tackles and one with help that resulted in a sack. One of his solo jobs landed four yards behind the line of scrimmage and he recovered two fumbles. The Bears improved to 5-2, with a Saturday home game against undefeated Johns Hopkins looming.
Vinny Fuschetto (New Providence, Soph.) produced a co-team high 11 tackles for Marist in Saturday’s 34-27 overtime loss to Drake in Des Moines, Iowa. Six of his slams were without help and one resulted in a loss of two yards to Drake. The Red Foxes (2-5) return to the heartland on Saturday for a game against Valparaiso.
John Manganiello (Berkeley Heights, Sr.) earned credit for five unassisted tackles as Coast Guard defeated Worcester State, 31-28, in overtime in Worcester, Mass. on Saturday. Next up for Coast Guard (4-3) is Framingham State at home on Saturday.
Bryant managed a 27-24 upset win over Monmouth in West Long Branch on Saturday. Max Machado (Berkeley Heights, Jr.) saw his first action of the season for Bryant and made one unassisted tackle that came 12 yards behind the line of scrimmage. Monmouth’s Pat Gray (Westfield, Soph.) recorded six tackles (four solo), whilte teammate Tyler George (Berkeley Heights, Sr.) picked up 31 yards on three receptions at tight end. Ryan Mohr (West Orange, Soph.) launched four punts, which averaged 35 yards per boot. The long punt traveled 39 yards and one stuck inside the Bryant 20-yard line. Monmouth (3-4) will seek atonement at Duquesne on Saturday, while Bryant (2-6) looks to make it two wins in a row on Nov. 3, when they host Sacred Heart in Smithfield, R.I.
Hobart’s season remains unblemished with a 35-7 defeat of Rensselaer Poly in Troy, N.Y. on Saturday. Kevin Hearon (Westfield, Jr.) had two unassisted tackles for the Statesmen (7-0), who play host to Union on Saturday.
A trio of area residents saw action in Saturday’s 27-13 Yale victory over Penn in New Haven, Conn. Yale’s William Vaughan (South Orange, Soph.) got credit for one unassisted tackle. Penn’s Ryan O’Malley (Summit, Soph.) caught one pass for a gain of 23 yards. Teammate Kevin Ijoma (South Orange, Soph.) ran back one kickoff for 31 yards. Penn (2-4) has its homecoming game with Brown looming on Saturday, while Yale (2-4) visits Columbia in New York City.
Franklin & Marshall’s Aaron Fant (Madison, Soph.) had a couple of unassisted tackles in the Diplomats’ 34-2 rout of Moravian in Lancaster, Pa. on Saturday. The Diplomats (6-1) face Susquehanna in Selinsgrove, Pa. on Saturday.
Greg DeLade (Chatham, Soph.) was involved in three tackles in Muhlenberg’s 35-14 win over Juniata in Allentown, Pa. on Saturday. Two of those tackles, including a sack for a loss of three yards, were unassisted. Teammate Andrew Tullo (New Providence, Jr.) made one solo tackle and broke up a pass play. The Mules (5-2) next have an away game at Dickinson on Saturday.
Joe Mallock (West Orange, Jr.) put six points on the scoreboard on Saturday when he made two field goals in Williams’ 25-7 win over Tufts in Somerville, Mass. Mallock converted attempts of 43 and 19 yards. He also averaged 62 yards on six kickoffs, as well as 43 yards on four punts. The Ephs (2-3) visit Hamilton in Clinton, N.Y. on Saturday.
James Siracusa (New Providence, Sr.) made six tackles (four unassisted) for The College of New Jersey in Saturday’s 34-30 loss to Kean in Ewing. One of Siracusa’s solo jobs was good for a loss of two yards. TCNJ (2-5) hopes to right the ship at home on Friday under the lights against William Paterson.
Shawn Hillas (Summit, Jr.) caught one pass for an 11-yard pick-up in William Paterson’s 31-6 road triumph over Morrisville State on Saturday. Hillas also got credit for one unassisted tackle. The Pioneers are now 3-4 in advance of Friday’s road game with TCNJ.
Matt Rea (Summit, Jr.) carried the ball six times and picked up 22 total yards in Middlebury’s 38-23 victory over Bates at home on Saturday. Rea’s long carry moved the chains nine yards. The Panthers (5-0) visit Trinity in Hartford, Conn. on Saturday.
Edgar Osols (Summit, Sr.) of Mass.-Dartmouth had plenty of opportunity to practice his punting in Saturday’s 61-15 loss to Endicott in North Dartmouth, Mass. He got off nine punts, which averaged 42 yards per boot, with a long punt of 52 yards, and two dropping inside the Endicott 20-yard line. Osols also averaged 57 yards on four kickoffs. The Corsairs (1-7) have a Saturday home game with Curry.
Bryant Long (South Orange, Jr.) was involved in four tackles on Saturday as Portland State suffered a 37-25 road loss to Cal Poly. One of Long’s tackles was unassisted. The Vikings (2-5) will return to California on Saturday to take on Cal.-Davis.
Michigan's Nicola Hallenborg (Summit, Soph.) finished 20th in the Eastern Michigan Fall Classic in Dexter, Mich. on Friday. She ran 5,000 meters in 19:00.4 in a race won by teammate Anna Pasternak in 17:49.3.
Florida Tech’s Stephanie Fonseca (New Providence, Sr.) got 20th place in the Sunshine State Conference championship race in Orlando, Fla. on Saturday. She made it in at 24:15.10 after running 6,000 meters. Nova Southeastern’s Alexandria Palm won the race in 21:51.80.
Stonehill’s Stephen Leonard (Chatham, Jr.) got 23rd place in the Northeast 10 Conference championship race in Syracuse, N.Y. on Saturday. He covered 8,000 meters in 26:30.0. First place went to American International’s Michael Biwott in 24:41.3.
LaSha Johnson (South Orange, Jr.) of Rutgers-Newark clocked a personal best of 27:45.19 for 6,000 meters in running 37th in the CTC Championships in Sewell on Saturday. Rowan’s Vanessa Wright was the race winner with a time of 22:05.2.
In the men’s CTC race, Stevens Tech’s Nicholas Chapel (Westfield, Soph.) checked in 35th with a time of 29:47.5 for 8,000 meters. Rowan’s Jonathan Sewnig was the winner in 26:57.7.
Melissa David (Maplewood, Jr.) of California University of Pennsylvania placed 73rd of 138 runners in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference championship run in Slippery Rock, Pa. on Saturday. She posted a time of 25:12.9 for 6,000 meters. Shippensburg’s Katie Spratford ran a winning 21:32.1.