January 27, 2013 |
Dvonne Trumbo and Flo DaSilva combined for 12 points in the first quarter. They were even better at the defensive end. "That was the game plan," Trumbo said of the pressure defense that sparked Bishop Eustace to a 57-40 victory over Wildwood Catholic on Saturday in the Jeff Coney Classic boys' basketball showcase at Rancocas Valley. Trumbo and DaSilva, junior guards, combined for five steals in the first quarter, setting the tone for the impressive victory for Bishop Eustace (11-3)
May 21, 2012 |
Zac Gallen was the bat boy who sat in the front row for the photo when Bishop Eustace Prep won the Joe Hartmann Diamond Classic title in 2004. His older brother, Jay, was a star as a junior pitcher for the Crusaders in those days. "I thought, 'Wow, this is big time,' " Zac Gallen said. "I knew I wanted to get one of these one day. " Like his brother eight years ago, Gallen sparked Bishop Eustace to the championship of the prestigious 16-team invitational tournament.
May 16, 2012 |
At the plate, Bishop Eustace's baseball team managed just two hits and struck out 12 times. In the field, the Crusaders were nearly flawless. Zac Gallen pitched a complete game with zero walks and T.J. Maiorino and Chris Jones worked middle-infield magic with their gloves, as Bishop Eustace clinched a share of the Olympic National title with a 4-1 victory over Paul VI on Tuesday. "The defense was big," Gallen said. "Those guys made every play, especially when we needed it. " Gallen, a junior righthander, pitched a six-hitter with three strikeouts as Bishop Eustace won its sixth in a row to improve to 14-5 overall and 6-1 in the division.
May 31, 2013 |
There were no surprises, no secrets. How could there be when the two Olympic Conference National Division rivals had met four times this season? Bishop Eustace ended up winning the best-of-five season series against Camden Catholic with Wednesday's 5-1 victory over the visiting Irish in a South Jersey Non-Public A baseball quarterfinal. Third-seeded Eustace (22-7) will visit St. Augustine in Friday's sectional semifinals. That Camden Catholic (19-10) was a No. 11 seed spoke volumes about the difficulty that exists in Non-Public A. And even more challenging was trying to beat Eustace righthander Zac Gallen.
May 6, 2014 |
Nick Browne is trying to work the middle of the field. Mike Krusinski is trying to remain relaxed. Chris Jones is trying to stay back on the baseball. None of the Bishop Eustace players is trying to hit home runs. But the Bash Brothers have been clearing the fences at a remarkable rate. Through the first half of the season, Browne, Krusinski and Jones have combined for 20 home runs as Bishop Eustace has fashioned a 16-1 record and grabbed the No. 1 spot in The Inquirer Top 10 rankings.
April 13, 2011 |
If the net was a glowing light, Zach Kaestner was the gnat fixated on weaving, wobbling, and often crashing into it Wednesday in the West Deptford boys' lacrosse team's 13-11 win over Bishop Eustace. Kaestner's teammates call him "Squirt. " His coach, Mike Yarusso, describes him as the type of player who is usually getting up off the ground every time he scores a goal. Yarusso said Kaestner, a sophomore attack, stands about 5-foot-4 and weighs about 135 pounds. "Actually, change that," Kaestner said.
September 12, 2012 |
As many goalies do, Camden Catholic senior Isabella Dolente likes a little action in front of her net. But all that traffic Tuesday was nearly too much of a good thing. "The whole second half, it seemed like it never stopped," Dolente said of the pressure created by Bishop Eustace during a fast-paced clash of two of South Jersey's best field hockey teams. Dolente and the Irish withstood the assault and emerged with a 2-1 victory in an Olympic Conference National Division game on Bishop Eustace's artificial turf field.
November 25, 1988 |
Pennsauken did not qualify for the NJSIAA South Jersey playoffs this fall. So yesterday, the Indians did the next best thing. They beat a team that has already won in the playoffs. Pennsauken used stout defense to upset previously unbeaten Bishop Eustace, 7-6. A standing-room-only crowd of 3,500 watched the game at Pennsauken. The Indians, ranked No. 9 in South Jersey by The Inquirer, finished their season 7-2. Bishop Eustace, which had won its third consecutive South Jersey Parochial B championship a week ago, finished 9-1. The Crusaders are ranked No. 3 by The Inquirer.
May 8, 2013 |
Zac Gallen stuck with an old formula. Mike Krusinski tried something new. Both approaches worked to dramatic effect in Bishop Eustace's 4-0 victory over Cherry Hill West on Tuesday in an Olympic Conference National Division clash of Top 6 baseball teams. Gallen, a senior righthander, pitched a four-hitter with seven strikeouts as the Crusaders snapped the Lions' 10-game winning streak and kept pace with division-leading Camden Catholic in the Olympic National race. Krusinski, a junior leftfielder, snapped a 0-0 tie with a three-run triple on an 0-2 count with one out in the top of the seventh for Bishop Eustace (14-5 overall, 7-2 division)