November 11, 2015 |
Soccer can frustrate the best of teams because of the degree of difficulty in scoring goals. That's not a problem for the Eastern girls' soccer team these days. The Vikings are focused on playing with an "easy mind-set," according to senior striker Rachel Wood. "Our confidence level is very high but not too high," Wood said after scoring the first goal in Eastern's 2-0 victory over Washington Township in the semifinals of the South Jersey Group 4 tournament. Junior Amirah Ali, who assisted on Wood's goal, added her 36th marker of the season as second-seeded Eastern (22-1-1)
September 18, 2015 |
Eastern hung on to an early lead, beating Washington Township, 2-1, Wednesday in an Olympic Conference girls' soccer battle. Amirah Ali scored both goals in the first half for the Vikings. Washington Township's Emily Gray scored to cut the lead in half, but the Minutemaids couldn't find the equalizer. In other Olympic Conference action, Cherokee played to a 1-1 tie with visiting Bishop Eustace. Izzy Dewes scored for the Chiefs, and Gabby Pietrangelo tallied for the Crusaders.
April 3, 2015 |
Darrun Hilliard, Villanova's leading three-point shooter during the regular season, will be a contestant in the three-point- shooting competition to be held Thursday night in Indianapolis in conjunction with the Final Four. The contest will take place in Butler's Hinkle Fieldhouse, the same building in which Hilliard knocked down a career-high eight threes in a Feb. 14 win for the Wildcats. Hilliard also will participate Friday in a college all-star game at Lucas Oil Stadium along with teammate JayVaughn Pinkston and Temple's Will Cummings.
March 13, 2015 |
THE NATION'S unlikely leading scorer was thisclose to going to a Division III school. Hersey Hawkins' kid is doing his dad quite proud. And can Temple get another win or two (or three) to get back into the NCAAs after losing 22 games last season? Lace 'em up tight. Here are the last of the conference tournaments to begin: American At Hartford, Conn. FIRST ROUND/Today 8-East Carolina vs. 9-UCF, 3:30 7-Tulane vs. 10-Houston, 6 6-Connecticut vs. 11-South Florida, 8:30 QUARTERFINALS/Tomorrow 1-SMU vs. ECU/USF, 12 4-Temple vs. 5-Memphis, 2:30 2-Tulsa vs. Tulane/Houston, 7 3-Cincinnati vs. UConn/USF, 9:30 SEMIFINALS/Saturday Times: 3 & 5:30 CHAMPIONSHIP/Sunday Semifinal winners, 3:15 (ESPN)
December 16, 2014 |
Villanova quarterback John Robertson, who was unable to play in Saturday's 34-31 playoff loss to visiting Sam Houston State because of a concussion, is among three finalists for Football Championship Subdivision's most prestigious honor, which will be presented Monday in Philadelphia. Among the finalists for the Walter Payton Award are Robertson, a redshirt junior; Eastern Washington quarterback Vernon Adams Jr., and Idaho State quarterback Justin Arias. The award will be presented Monday at the Sports Network Banquet at the Sheraton Society Hill.
December 4, 2014 |
Villanova quarterback John Robertson is among three finalists for the Walter Payton Award, the Football Championship Subdivision's version of the Heisman Trophy. The winner will be announced at the Sports Network FCS awards banquet Dec. 15 in Philadelphia. A panel of media and college sports information directors will decide the winner. Villanova has had two previous Walter Payton Award winners, wide receiver Brian Finnneran in 1997 and running back Brian Westbrook in 2001. All three of this year's finalists are quarterbacks, including Eastern Washington's Vernon Adams Jr. and Idaho State's Justin Arias.
December 18, 2013 |
ON SATURDAY, the Heisman Trophy ceremony was held in New York. Last night at the Sheraton Society Hill, Hatboro-based The Sports Network handed out the FCS equivalent, named after Jackson State great Walter Payton, at its 27th annual awards dinner. His son Jarrett was there to honor the winner, Eastern Illinois senior quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, who finished 130 points ahead of Eastern Washington QB Vernon Adams. The other finalist was Towson running back Terrance West. In 2002, an EIU QB named Tony Romo won this award, narrowly beating out Villanova's Brett Gordon.
December 16, 2012 |
Matt Scott threw two touchdown passes in the final 46 seconds, and the college bowl season started with a wild one when Arizona rallied to beat Nevada, 49-48, on Saturday in the New Mexico Bowl in Albuquerque. Overcoming a slow start and three big turnovers, Arizona (8-5) recovered an onside kick in the last minute, setting up Scott's 2-yard toss to Tyler Slavin with 19 seconds left. Arizona trailed by 21-0 in the first quarter and was down by 45-28 entering the final period.
January 8, 2011 |
FRISCO, Texas - Pat Devlin transferred to Delaware from Penn State in 2009 for two reasons: to get playing time and win a national title. The fifth-year senior quarterback from Downingtown East has to settle for playing time. Eastern Washington defeated Delaware, 20-19, Friday night at Pizza Hut Park for the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision title. The victory, in front of a crowd of 13,027, gave the Eagles (13-2) their first national title. Junior quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell, a Southern Methodist transfer, produced three second-half touchdown passes.
December 18, 2010 |
CHENEY, Wash. - One of the keys to Villanova's two Football Championship Subdivison playoff wins was its plus-six edge in turnover margin. The Wildcats were on the opposite end of that statistic Friday night, and it helped bring their season to a close. Villanova committed six turnovers - four fumbles and two interceptions - that led to 20 Eastern Washington points, and the Eagles went on to a 41-31 victory in the semifinals in front of 6,000 at Roos Field. Top-ranked EWU (12-2)