The College Report: Chatham's Guida Leads Hopkins to Upset Win Over Loyola
Saturday, May 5, 2012 • 10:49am
Rob Guida (Chatham, Soph.) scored a game-high three goals, including the gamewinner in overtime, as Johns Hopkins took down top-ranked Loyola, 10-9, in an intracity lacrosse matchup in Baltimore on Saturday. Hopkins (10-3) had been ranked no. 1 until losing to North Carolina in the Meadowlands on April 1, a game that began a downward spiral in which they lost two of their next three.
Princeton defeated Cornell, 14-9, at home on Saturday to win the Ivy League Championship. The Tigers’ defense received strong contributions from Chad Wiedmaier (Chatham, Sr.), with three caused turnovers and three ground balls, and Rob Castelo (Westfield, Soph.), with two caused turnovers and two ground balls. Princeton (10-3, 6-0 Ivy League) hosts the Ivy League Tournament this weekend, starting with a Friday evening contest with Brown. The winner takes on the survivor of Cornell/Yale. The title game is slated for 12 Noon Sunday.
James Kennedy (Summit, Jr.) scored a goal and assisted on two others as Holy Cross concluded its season with a 12-6 loss to Dartmouth in Hanover, N.H. on Tuesday. The trio of Kennedy, Nick Rabiecki (Maplewood, Sr.) and Terry McKenna (Summit, Fr.) came up with one ground ball apiece, while teammate Ryan Troy (Summit, Soph.) forced a turnover and recovered two ground balls. The Crusaders went 5-10 this season.
Grant Foulsham (Madison, Sr.) scored a goal as Rensselaer Poly defeated Lebanon Valley, 12-2, in Madison on Saturday. The Madison High grad also caused a turnover and retrieved a ground ball. Teammate Max Blair (West Orange, Jr.) forced two opposition turnovers and brought up one ground ball. RPI is 10-5.
Monmouth won the Northeast Conference Championship with victories over Quinnipiac, 9-4, on Friday and Mount St. Mary’s, 11-3, on Sunday, both in Fairfield, Conn. Sam Lillo (Short Hills, Sr.) scored two goals, plus an assist, along with a game-high six draw controls in the win over Quinnipiac. She then put the ball in the net four times in Sunday’s title win that sends the Hawks (9-10) into an NCAA play-in game against Towson on Saturday. Lillo has racked up 41 goals thus far this season.
Massachusetts won the Atlantic 10 Conference Championship in Richmond, Va. last weekend with victories over George Washington, 17-3, on Friday and Richmond, 14-9, on Sunday. Melissa Carelli (Maplewood, Soph.) produced a team-high four ground balls in the semifinal win, along with one caused turnover. She had one of each in the title game. UMass improved to 18-1 with the victories. Janie Penney (Short Hills, Fr.) had two draw controls in each of the loss to UMass and Friday’s 17-11 win over Duquesne. The Spiders have a 10-8 overall record.
Holy Cross advanced to the Patriot League Championship game with a 13-12 victory over Colgate in Annapolis, Md. on Friday. Seton Hartnett (Westfield, Soph.) scored three goals for the Crusaders. The Holy Cross defense was bolstered by Sara Cox (Chatham, Jr.), who caused one turnover and picked up two ground balls, while Sarah Weber (Summit, Soph.) made eight saves in goal. The Crusaders then dropped Sunday’s title game to Navy, 18-11. Cox posted a team-high four ground balls and caused one Navy turnover. Holy Cross finished the season 10-8.
Gabriella Cerrone (Summit, Soph.) caused four turnovers, a team high, as Misericordia finished the season with a 17-12 loss to Arcadia in Glenside, Pa. on Saturday. Cerrone, a Mount St. Mary alum, also assisted on a goal and lifted five ground balls, co-high for her side. The Cougars finished with a 6-10 overall record and 2-4 in the Freedom Conference.
Kristen Masullo (Berkeley Heights, Soph.) made 12 saves in goal in a losing cause as Liberty lost, 13-12, to Longwood in Farmville, Va. on Friday. The Flames fell to 3-12 with the loss.
Mike Genovese (Livingston, Jr.) shone on both the mound and in the batter’s box as Seton Hall swept a 3-game series from visiting West Virginia over the weekend. The Hall won by scores of 11-9, 3-1 and 9-4, as Genovese earned a save (his first of the season) in the first game of the series and went 6-for-12 (all singles) with the bat. In his mound stint, he pitched two and one-third scoreless innings, in which he allowed two hits and struck out one batter. Offensively, the second baseman out of Livingston High, also drew a walk, scored five runs and brought five in. The Pirates are currently 26-19.
Rensselaer Poly’s Jonny Rio (Maplewood, Jr.) went 4-for-6 at the plate in a Saturday doubleheader against Skidmore in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. The shortstop out of Columbia High also drew two walks, scored two runs, stole a base and drove in one run. RPI won the opener, 12-0, and dropped the nightcap, 4-3, in which Rio went 3-for-3.
Rio took Sunday off as the same teams repaired to Troy, N.Y. for another twin bill. Kyle Kopacz (Chatham, Sr.) alternated as catcher and designated hitter for RPI, which swept both ends, 11-7 and 13-11 (10 innings). Kopacz had a 2-for-6 day in the batter’s box, plus a couple sacrifices, a walk and a run batted in. RPI ended the weekend, 19-17 overall and 16-8 in the Liberty League.
Cyndil Matthew (Westfield, Jr.) led off the bottom of the third inning with a triple, and came in to score when the next batter singled, resulting in the first run in a 3-1 Massachusetts win over Charlotte in the first game of a Sunday doubleheader in Amherst, Mass. Matthew again tripled in the nightcap, an 8-0 UMass victory; she drove in two runs on the play. Earlier, she reached base on a fielding error, stole a base and eventually came around to score. UMass is 30-11 overall and 15-0 in Atlantic 10 play.