May 3, 2015
SOFTBALL OLYMPIC CONFERENCE Washington Township 5, Cherry Hill West 2: Jess Hughes, a Fordham recruit, got her 200th career hit as the host Minutemaids improved to 20-1. Lauren Shannon earned the win. Seneca 4, Camden Catholic 3: Jordan Wahrenberger drove in two and Kendra Decker scored a run as the Golden Eagles won at home. Eliza Sweet struck out four to earn the win. BURLINGTON COUNTY LEAGUE Florence 7, Maple Shade 0: Lacey Olaff had nine strikeouts in a four-hitter and Tatum Marshall doubled twice to lead the Flashes to the road win. Delran 11, Westampton Tech 3: Christina Arroyo and Brooke Tamres doubled for the host Bears.
May 1, 2015 |
With his team trailing by two and down to its final out Tuesday, Camden Catholic head coach Bob Bergholtz knew he had the perfect batter at the plate for the situation. Shawn Stone drove a 3-1 fastball over the fence in left-center for a three-run homer to give the Irish a 9-8 victory over Lenape in an Olympic Conference baseball game. Stone finished 4 for 5 with two doubles, three runs scored, and three RBIs. "Shawn is one of our senior leaders," Bergholtz said. "He was seeing the ball great all day and I knew he would come through for us. " In other Olympic Conference action: Sean Heslin went 2 for 3 with three RBIs and a run scored in Shawnee's 6-4 road win against Timber Creek.
April 12, 2015 |
Bishop Eustace had a surplus of offense Friday. Nate Steele, Chris Jones, Nick Browne, and Ryan DiMeo each hit a home run to power the Crusaders past Camden Catholic, 12-1, in an Olympic Conference baseball game at home. Steele also had a double and was 3 for 3 with three RBIs and two runs. DiMeo scored three runs. Jones had two RBIs. Justin Hagenman drove in a pair of runs. MYRTLE BEACH TOURNAMENT Egg Harbor Township 10, Niles McKinley 0: Brandon Riggs stuck out six in a win at the Ripken Experience in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Todd Henry went 3 for 3, including a home run and a double, with five RBIs and two runs.
April 12, 2015
Softball OLYMPIC CONFERENCE Camden Catholic 2, Bishop Eustace 1: In the bottom of the seventh with two outs, freshman first baseman Emily Wargo singled to center field, knocking in Taylor Holmes and Ashley Surgner to give the Irish a walk-off win. Sarah Byrnes struck out 14 to earn the win. Byrnes also doubled. TRI-COUNTY CONFERENCE Gloucester 8, Clayton 0: Brianna Anderson sent down six on strikes en route to a shutout as the Lions earned the win at home. Skyler Pino went 2 for 3 with an RBI. Rayanne Castagna drove in one, and Kelly Higginbotham knocked in two for the hosts, who scored three in the bottom of the sixth to put it away.
March 14, 2015 |
NEW YORK - If Villanova designed a blueprint for what it had to accomplish to win its first Big East tournament championship since 1995, the Wildcats couldn't have done it any better than they did Thursday against Marquette. The fourth-ranked Wildcats controlled their Big East quarterfinal game relatively early with amazing efficiency from three-point range and strong defense that kept the Golden Eagles off the scoreboard for nearly seven minutes, rolling to their 13th straight win, 84-49, at Madison Square Garden.
March 13, 2015
NEW YORK - Barely 6 minutes into its quarterfinal game of the Big East Tournament yesterday, Villanova had built a double-digit lead over upset-minded Marquette. This was precisely the formula Jay Wright had preached to his top-seeded team beforehand, the easiest way to cut the legs from under a tired, upset-oriented team before adrenaline could do its magic. Defend the arc, where Marquette had lived the night before against Seton Hall. Rebound, make threes in transition. Gas them.
February 23, 2015 |
MILWAUKEE - Sixth-ranked Villanova competed Saturday against an undermanned Marquette team that had only six scholarship players available, and 'Nova spent two-plus hours playing one of its worst defensive games of the season. Fortunately for the Wildcats, they had enough offensively with five players scoring in double figures, and they emerged with an 87-76 win over the Golden Eagles at the BMO Harris Bradley Center, giving them a three-game lead in the Big East with four games remaining.
February 22, 2015 |
When: Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Where: BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee TV/Radio: Fox 29, 610 AM. Records: Villanova (24-2, 11-2 Big East, ranked No. 6 in AP Poll); Marquette, Marquette (11-14, 3-10). Coaches: Jay Wright (14th season, 310-151); Marquette, Steve Wojciechowski (first season, 11-14). Last meeting: Villanova overcame a slow start and defeated the Golden Eagles, 70-52, on Feb. 4 at the Wells Fargo Center. Villanova's top three: Darrun Hilliard (14.3 ppg.)
February 22, 2015 |
It has been quite an eventful February for Villanova's Ryan Arcidiacono, and we're not just talking about the fact that the sixth-ranked Wildcats are unbeaten for the month under the floor leadership of their junior point guard and that he reached a season high of 20 points against Providence. It hasn't been just filling a stat sheet, either. Most of the college basketball world has seen the tape of Arcidiacono's getting hit in the forehead by the lower right forearm of Seton Hall's Sterling Gibbs on Monday during a struggle for a loose ball in an 80-54 win for the Wildcats (24-2, 11-2 Big East)
February 6, 2015 |
In watching the first 81/2 minutes of Villanova's game Wednesday night against Marquette, one got the feeling that Jay Wright was channeling his inner Vince Lombardi, possibly saying from the bench, "What the hell is going on out here?" "At one point, I think they were up 6-4 when I was thinking, 'Man, we're lucky right now. This could be like 18-4,' " the Wildcats coach said. "But I thought our defense was good. " The defense stayed tough until the offense came around, and the combination propelled the seventh-ranked Cats to a 70-52 Big East Conference victory over Marquette before 13,313 at the Wells Fargo Center.