November 11, 2013 |
Lauren Crudele scored four goals and Tara Young stopped the only shot she faced, propelling host Bishop Eustace to a 6-0 shutout of Holy Cross on Saturday in the Non-Public South field hockey semifinals. Crudele scored three of her goals after intermission to help Eustace, the second seed in the tournament, stretch a 2-0 halftime lead against the third seeds. Sara Furey had three assists and Elizabeth Love and Drew Pecora added goals for Eustace, which will face top seed St. Joseph in the final Wednesday.
November 8, 2013 |
It is something special, John DeMarco said, that the two best St. Joseph field hockey players he has coached in his 30-year tenure are his daughters. And now he is preparing for his younger daughter, Emily, to surpass her older sister's mark. Emily DeMarco scored three times Wednesday to lead the Wildcats past visiting St. Rose, 5-0, in the South Jersey Non-Public quarterfinals. The senior bound for American University is just three goals from her sister Megan's school record of 126 career goals.
October 10, 2013 |
Sarah Furey was involved in four of Bishop Eustace's six goals Tuesday as the Crusaders took down Camden Catholic for the second time this year in field hockey and the first time on its home field in three years, 6-2. "It's been a while since we beat them on our home turf," said Furey, a senior captain. "It's really great to win under the lights in the last regular-season game we'll play against them. " The game was up for grabs until Eustace pulled away with a couple of minutes remaining.
September 23, 2013 |
As if Bishop Eustace's football team wasn't punched in the gut enough by ending last season with an eight-game losing streak, the Crusaders absorbed an opening-day body blow that would have left many teams down. Leading by 21 points late in the second quarter, the Crusaders fell, 36-27, to Woodrow Wilson on Sept. 14. After that game, the seniors did what all good leaders do: They laid down the law in a players-only meeting. And then the Crusaders put on a stellar effort in Saturday's 14-6 win over Gloucester Catholic in an interdivisional West Jersey Football League game.
September 19, 2013 |
Ever since she stepped on the field as a freshman, Sarah Furey has made a major impact on the the Bishop Eustace field hockey team - both as a player and a leader. "Some people are leaders and they speak as leaders, and some lead by their actions," Eustace coach Danielle Senior said. "Sarah is the kind of leader who speaks with her actions. " Furey, one of the most dominant players in South Jersey, has led the Crusaders to two Group 2 state titles in the last three seasons, and just last year was named first-team all-South Jersey and third-team all-state.
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 23, 2013 |
Roy Hansen's statistics weren't too shabby Tuesday. He scored five goals, assisted on another, and went 11 for 15 on faceoffs. But those gaudy numbers probably won't be what the sophomore midfielder will remember about Bishop Eustace's 15-10 win at Newark Academy in the first round of the South Jersey Non-Public B Tournament. Instead, he'll savor the number one, as in the first boys' lacrosse playoff victory for the Crusaders in program history. Bishop Eustace, the No. 10 seed, first fielded a team in 2007.
May 20, 2013 |
Devin Smeltzer walked off the mound after the win the same way he walked onto it in the first inning. It was the same stone-faced attitude he used to recover from allowing an RBI single with no outs in the second inning. Nothing appeared to faze the 6-foot-2 lefthander, and his Bishop Eustace baseball team latched onto that mind-set Saturday in a 6-1 victory over Eastern in the quarterfinals of the Diamond Classic at Washington Township. "I just kept going at them," said Smeltzer, who threw a two-hitter, striking out nine and walking two. "I try to keep my emotions in check, settle in, and hit my spots.
May 10, 2013
South Jersey's all-time leaders in baseball coaching victories: Rk. Coach School(s) Win-Loss 1. Russ Spicer Haddonfield, Moorestown, Paulsboro, Cinnaminson 603-287 *2. Lee Ware Woodstown 597-328 *3. Rich Bender Delran 585-297 *4. Sam Tropiano St. Augustine, Bishop Eustace 549-206 5. Dave Martin Cherry Hill East 502-286 6. Dennis Barth Gloucester Catholic 485-94-1 7. Brian Gibney Shawnee 469-210 8. Tom Trotman Cherry Hill West 467-234-1 *9. Gary Sarno Cherry Hill West, Hammonton 433-241 *10. Rich Horan Audubon 425-162-2 11. John Bush Washington Township 406-191-1 12. John Haessler Cherokee 403-224 *–active Source: S.J. Baseball Coaches Association.
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)