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.
February 5, 2015 |
With Marquette struggling this season in the Big East, it has been easy for the public to overlook the exploits of sharpshooting lefthanded guard Matt Carlino. However, Villanova coach Jay Wright hasn't failed to notice Carlino, and he knows his defense will be tested Wednesday night when the seventh-ranked Wildcats (19-2, 6-2) welcome the Golden Eagles (10-11, 2-7) to the Wells Fargo Center. The 6-foot-2 Carlino went to Marquette for his final season of eligibility after spending three seasons at BYU, where he knocked down 157 three-point baskets.
February 1, 2015 |
Drexel defeated the visiting College of Charleston, 64-47, on Friday evening as Rachel Pearson and Sarah Curran, both Archbishop Carroll graduates, each scored a game-high 18 points to help the Dragons improve to 7-2 in CAA play. Alexis Smith was the other Drexel player in double figures with 10 points. Jamila Thompson grabbed 10 rebounds for the Dragons (14-7). The Cougars (4-17, 2-8) were led by Jacquel Luna-Castro with 14 points. Penn 55, Dartmouth 39 - The Quakers jumped out to 6-2 lead and never looked back in the Ivy League tilt in New Hampshire.
January 9, 2015 |
Hammonton controlled the mat midway through the match against visiting Kingsway. But a few late victories by Kingsway turned the tide and clinched the Dragons' 34-33 win Wednesday night in a Tri-County Royal showdown. Kingsway trailed by two points heading into the 138-pound match, the night's final bout. Stanley Atkinson scored a 6-2 decision over Austin Figueroa to put Kingsway ahead for good. After Kingsway took a 18-6 lead through the first four matches, Hammonton rallied to five straight victories.