Monday, October 18, 2004
By Mike Ballard
RAPTOR OF THE WEEK
Senior forward Mike Hannings played a huge role in keeping the Rutgers-Camden men’s soccer team undefeated in a pair of key New Jersey Athletic Conference games last week. Hannings scored a goal in each game against William Paterson (Oct. 13) and Kean (Oct. 16), and both of them proved to be the winning goal. He notched the second goal in a 4-1 victory against Paterson and scored the game’s lone goal in a 1-0 win over Kean to lift the Raptors to 12-0-4 overall and 4-0-2 in the NJAC.
The Rutgers-Camden soccer team produced new heroes in a new week, but the amazing results remained the same.
The Scarlet Raptors collected a pair of New Jersey Athletic Conference home victories last week, defeating William Paterson University, 4-1 (Oct. 13), and Kean University, 1-0 (Oct. 16). Not only did they clinch a berth in the NJAC playoffs with the win over Paterson, they snapped a long losing streak against Kean as they climbed into third place in the NJAC standings.
The two-win week also gave head coach Greg Ogden his 50th win with the Rutgers-Camden men’s program. He is 50-32-13 in his fifth year with the men’s team after posting a 15-8-1 record in two years building the Rutgers-Camden women’s team.
Senior forward Mike Hannings (Cinnaminson, NJ/Cinnaminson) scored the only goal of the game with 18:32 remaining in overtime as the Raptors edged Kean, 1-0., for the first time since a 1-0 home decision on Sept. 15, 1982. Since then, the Cougars had won 21 straight games.
Kean leads the all-time series, 27-5.
Following a restart, Raptors junior forward Kevin Ridgway (Cinnaminson, NJ/Cinnaminson) took a shot from the left side of the box, which bounded to Hannings in the middle of the box. Hannings finished off his third goal of the season with his second game-winning tally in as many games. He also had the game-winning goal in the 4-1 victory over William Paterson.
The game, which was played in the pouring rain throughout most of the first half, saw Rutgers-Camden hold a slim 9-7 advantage in shots. Kean had a 4-2 margin in corner kicks in a contest in which neither team had many good scoring opportunities.
In the first half, Rutgers-Camden junior midfielder Devin Burgin (Pennsauken, NJ/Bishop Eustace) hit a shot off the post. In the second half, Kean’s senior forward Mike Andrews hit a shot wide of the left post on a breakaway.
Kean junior keeper Bogdan Protas didn’t have to make a save as eight of the Raptors’ nine shots were wide of the net. Rutgers-Camden sophomore keeper Tim Giacobbe (Stratford, NJ/Sterling) made three saves to raise his record to 6-0 and record his fourth shutout of the season. It was the Raptors’ eighth team shutout.
In their first NJAC game of the week, senior midfielder Tom Magoffin (Sewell, NJ/The King’s Christian School) scored two goals and freshman midfielder Pat Baldiserra (Milmay, NJ/Buena Regional) assisted on the first two goals of the game to power the Scarlet Raptors over William Paterson University, 4-1.
Baldiserra’s through ball set up Magoffin with the game’s first goal at 12:14. Less than three minutes later, Baldiserra played another through ball to the right wing, where Hannings tucked a shot inside the right post. The two assists raised Baldiserra’s team-leading total to four.
William Paterson had a great chance to slice the margin in half a few minutes later when sophomore midfielder Brandon Burton was taken down in the penalty box and took a penalty kick. That shot was saved by Raptor sophomore goalie David Cunningham (Voorhees, NJ/Eastern), and Burton took a quick followup shot off the rebound that also was smothered by Cunningham.
The Pioneers broke the shutout bid at 55:40 when sophomore forward Jay Hooper popped a shot inside the right post, assisted by sophomore back Michael Petracca.
The Raptors, however, tacked on two late goals. Burgin scored at 66:15 on a one-on-one play with Pioneer keeper Kevin Nuss following a through ball from sophomore midfielder Mike Reed (Cherry Hill, NJ/Cherry Hill East).
With two minutes remaining in the game, Magoffin scored his second goal of the day, and fourth of the season, following a long restart by junior back Tom Guida (Cherry Hill, NJ/Cherry Hill East).
Rutgers-Camden held a 16-10 advantage in shots and a 4-1 margin in corner kicks. Cunningham, who played the first 88:44 in goal for the Raptors, made four saves. Freshman Chris Comuso (Turnersville, NJ/Washington Township) played the final 1:16 in goal for Rutgers-Camden.
WOMEN'S SOCCER (11-3-1/2-2-1 NJAC)
The Lady Raptors worked overtime against two New Jersey Athletic Conference foes during a 1-1 week.
Rutgers-Camden opened its week with a 3-2 double-overtime win at William Paterson University Oct. 13, then dropped a 4-3 decision in the first overtime at Kean University Oct. 16. Kean sophomore midfielder Brienne Campbell scored the game-winning goal 50 seconds into the first overtime. She took a corner kick and it deflected off Lady Raptor keeper Therese Comella (Delran, NJ/Delran) and into the net for the winning goal.
Trailing 3-1 less than 10 minutes into the second half, Kean junior midfielder Alycia Hoffman sent a pass across the front of the goal that sophomore forward Allison Fream one-timed into the back of the net to cut the deficit in half.
Less than seven minutes later, Fream directed the ball inside the box to freshman forward Michelle Fischer, who sent a shot just inside the right post to tie the game at 3-3.
In the first half, the Cougars took an early 1-0 lead when Fischer dribbled through the Lady Raptor defense and fired a shot past Comella just 6:03 into the contest.
The Lady Raptors didn’t wait long to knot the score at 1-1, scoring only 59 seconds later. Senior midfielder Rachel Greenwald (West Deptford, NJ/West Deptford) sent a pass upfield that sprung junior forward Jacci Giannone (Williamstown, NJ/Williamstown) on a breakaway. Giannone scored her 10th goal of the season and seventh goal in the last five games.
Greenwald gave the Lady Raptors a 2-1 lead late in the first half after picking up a loose ball 35 yards out and ripping a shot for her seventh goal of the season. It also was the 57th goal of the year for the Lady Raptors, setting a new team record. The old mark of 56 was set last year.
Early in the second half, Lady Raptors sophomore forward Aubree McDermott (Moorestown, NJ/Moorestown) took a pass from Greenwald for the breakaway goal just 5:34 into the stanza to increase the RU-Camden lead to 3-1 and the team goal record to 58. It was the ninth goal of the year for McDermott and the ninth assist for Greenwald, who increased her Rutgers-Camden career assist record to 35.
Kean outshot Rutgers-Camden, 19-10, while the Raptors held a 5-4 edge in corner kicks. Kean sophomore goalkeeper Jenny Lykin made three saves in the net. Comella had seven saves for the Raptors.
The Lady Raptors opened their week with a 3-2 double-overtime victory at William Paterson University as Giannone scored her second goal with 7:32 remaining in the second overtime period for the win.
Giannone, who also assisted on a goal by senior forward Heather Greenwald (West Deptford, NJ/West Deptford), knocked in the winning goal off a loose ball at the right post 2:28 into the final 10-minute overtime period.
The victory gave head coach Brian Sheehan his 50th win at Rutgers-Camden. Sheehan, in his fifth year with the Lady Raptors, now owns a 50-27-9 mark at the school. Coupled with two years coaching at Gloucester County College, he is 59-47-10 in his overall collegiate coaching career.
Lady Raptors goalie Tracy Stonaker (Cinnaminson, NJ/Cinnaminson) made seven saves to raise her record to 9-2-1, tying the single-season Rutgers-Camden goalie victory record set last season by Tracy Winter.
Rutgers-Camden took an early lead by scoring twice in a 1:11 span. Giannone scored her first goal at the 26:17 mark on an assist from freshman Lauren Houck (Cherry Hill, NJ/Cherry Hill East). Giannone then fed Heather Greenwald for the second score and NJAC-leading 16th of the season.
William Paterson trailed 2-0 before sophomore Lea Mullady's scored off a free kick to cut the deficit in half at 33:49. Fellow sophomore Melissa Boka forged a 2-2 tie when she converted abreakaway off a feed from senior Erin Guidera.
William Paterson held a 15-14 advantage in shots and a 5-3 edge in corner kicks, but Giannone’s goal ended the game in the 103rd minute.
Oct. 15 East Stroudsburg University Tournament
1. Moravian College, 305; 2. Rutgers-Camden, 310; 3. Keystone College, 311; 4. Manhattan, 326; 5. Albright, 328; 6. Queens, 331; 7. Centenary, 335; 8. East Stroudsburg, 345; 9. Scranton, 355; Misericordia, 359.
Medalist: Brian Bergstol (Moravian College), 73.
Junior golfer Chris Binder (Collingswood, NJ/Collingswood) shot a 75 and sophomore Chris Kelley (Haddonfield, NJ/Haddonfield) added a 76 here Friday to lead the Rutgers University-Camden golf team to a second-place finish in the 10-team East Stroudsburg University Fall Invitational.
Rutgers-Camden shot a 310 team score, only two shots off the school record it set earlier in the season, to finish behind Moravian College (305).
Moravian’s Brian Bergstol was the individual winner with a 73 in the event played at the par 71 Shawnee Country Club in Shawnee-on-the-Delaware, PA. Binder tied for fourth and Kelley tied for sixth out of 48 golfers.
Binder’s round of 75 was three stokes off the school record of 72 that he tied earlier this season at the Moravian College Fall Golf Invitational (Sept. 23). The Raptors’ team score was two strokes shy of the mark of 308 they set at the Franklin & Marshall College Invitational Sept. 13. It was the third-best team score in school history, behind that 308 and the 309 the Raptors carded at their own Rutgers-Camden Spring Golf Invitational April 23, 2004.
Finishing third for the Scarlet Raptors was senior Brian Mason (Bridgeton, NJ/Bridgeton), who shot a 78. Senior Hugh Arbuthnot (Marlton, NJ/Cherokee) carded an 81, while junior John Goff (Haddon Heights, NJ/Paul VI) turned in his top score of the season with an 82.
Mount St. Mary College 30-30-30, Rutgers-Camden 10-28-10
The Lady Raptors suffered through an 0-4 week in which they started by losing in three games against New Jersey Athletic Conference rival William Paterson University and they finished by going 0-3 at the Gothic Knight Invitational at New Jersey City University.
In the Gothic Knight Invitational Oct. 16, the Raptors were swept by Mount St. Mary College, 30-10, 30-28 and 30-10, and were swept by host NJCU, 30-13, 30-20 and 30-4. They lost a marathon third match to New York City Tech, 32-30, 29-31, 31-29 and 30-22.
Rutgers-Camden finished seventh at the Gothic Knight event, earning that spot when its opponent for the seventh/eight-place match, Medgar Evers, decided to leave and not play the match.
For the Lady Raptors, freshman Julie Grochowski (Williamstown, NJ/Williamstown) was named to the All-Tournament team. She notched 37 kills, 25 assists, 38 digs, eight blocks and four service aces in the three matches.
In the Scarlet Raptors’ lone NJAC match of the week, junior Katie Lord served nine aces and junior Lauren Shears collected 10 kills as William Paterson swept visiting Rutgers-Camden, 30-7, 30-10 and 30-15, Oct. 12.
Juniors Jessica McKenna and Holly Tedesco combined for 22 assists, while juniors Viviane Abreu and Kerri Lindenthaler each collected nine digs to lead the Pioneers.
Rutgers-Camden received 10 kills and seven digs from Grochowski. Junior Joelle Diener (Rickenbach, Switzerland/Kantonsschule, Olten) added eight assists and 10 digs for the Lady Raptors.
Sophomore Karla Maisto (Voorhees, NJ/Eastern) notched six assists and three kills.
MEN: 1. Catholic University, 28; 2. Gwynedd-Mercy College, 92; 3. Holy Family College, 101; 4. University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, 111; 5. Cabrini College, 123; 6. Alvernia College, 153; 7. Williamson Trade School, 172; 8. Arcadia University, 186; 9. Rutgers-Camden, 209. Incomplete team: Wesley College, Cumberland County College.
Leading runner: Andrew Phillips (Holy Family College), 27:54.40.
WOMEN: 1. Gwynedd-Mercy, 43; 2. University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, 52; 3. Cabrini College, 63; 4. Rutgers-Camden, 79; 5. Arcadia University, 127; 6. Wesley College, 145; 7. Holy Family College, 160. Incomplete team: Immaculata, Cheyney University, Cumberland County College.
Leading runner: Carolyn Roberts (Cabrini College), 19:52.48.
The Rutgers University-Camden women’s cross country team finished fourth out of 10 teams in the Cabrini College Invitational held here Saturday at the Belmont Plateau in Fairmount Park. The Lady Raptors compiled 63 points to finish behind Gwynedd-Mercy College (43), University of the Sciences in Philadelphia (52) and Cabrini (63).
Junior Joelle Diener (Rickenbach, Switzerland/Kantonsschule, Olten) led the Lady Raptors’ team, posting a time of 21:31.13 to finish fifth out of 48 runners. Senior Sarah Roberts (Pittsgrove, NJ/Schalick) finished 15th in a time of 23:11.26.
The 5K race was won by Cabrini College’s Carolyn Roberts (19:52.48).
The Rutgers-Camden men, meanwhile, finished ninth out of 11 teams with 209 points. Catholic University won the event with 28.
The Raptor men were led by junior Chris McGowan (Barington, NJ/Gloucester Catholic), who ran the 8K course in 32:28.86. Holy Family’s Andrew Phillips won the 74-runner race in a time of 27:54.10.
Rounding out the women’s team for the Lady Raptors were sophomore Erin Rajauski (Haddon Heights, NJ/Camden Catholic), who was 19th (23:49.21), sophomore Rachel McCormick (Blue Anchor, NJ/Winslow Township), who was 21st (24:14.75) and junior Jackie Tursi (Sewell, NJ/Clearview Regional), who placed 26th (24:43.70).
Finishing second for the Raptor men was freshman Stefon Coleman (Penns Grove, NJ/Penns Grove), who was 44th overall (35:31.32). Senior Matthew Weng (Lakehurst, NJ/Shawnee) finished 52nd in a time of 36:46.41, while freshman Steven Sooy (Millville, NJ/Millville) was 62nd at 39:50.41. Rounding out the Raptors’ team was junior Andrew Silipino (Hammonton, NJ/Hammonton), who was 72nd at 46:22.14.
The Rutgers-Camden women’s crew team participated in a pair of races in their second varsity event, the Navy Day Regatta along the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia Oct. 16. Rowing in the Raptors’ boat were junior Nicole Corl (Sewell, NJ/Gloucester Catholic), freshman Monica Fleming (Collingswood, NJ/Collingswood), sophomore Renee Martin (Mays Landing, NJ/Oakcrest), sophomore Stephanie Jones (Swedesboro, NJ/Kingsway Regional) and freshman coxswain Jill Corl (Sewell, NJ/Gloucestser Catholic).
The Raptors finished 14th out of 15 in the Women’s College 4+ race and placed third of three boats in the Women’s Club 4.