October 21, 2012 |
Andrew and Danny Gonzalez, senior soccer players at Conestoga, are very much what you'd expect identical twins to be. They have been best friends since they were born, as Danny put it. They have the same friends. They do everything together, Andrew said. They have the same car. And they've been playing soccer, always on the same team, since they were 4. They even took recruiting trips together to Lafayette and Lehigh. So when Danny Gonzalez committed in the spring to Lehigh, and Andrew Gonzalez was down to two finalists, Lehigh and Lafayette, the older-by-a-minute brother had a decision to make - a virtual 50-50 ball in the game of life.
October 10, 2012 |
Villanova's men's soccer team scored two quick goals and then held on for a 2-1 home victory over visiting Lafayette. Villanova (9-2-2) got its first goal from Ryan Quane, off a cross from Oscar Umar. The second came when Dylan Renna sent a line-drive cross into the box for Kyle Soroka, who one-timed a shot. Host West Chester fell to Slippery Rock, 2-0, in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference men's soccer action. West Chester fell to 3-7-2 overall and 2-2-1 in league action.
October 7, 2012
Saturday at 3:30 p.m., Franklin Field. Records: William and Mary, 1-4; Penn 1-2. Radio: WFIL (560 AM) Coaches: William and Mary, Jimmye Laycock, (214-155-2); Penn, Al Bagnoli, (21st season, 137-64, 223-83 overall). Series: William and Mary leads, 4-1. Three things to watch Penn had eight turnovers in its opening 28-21 loss to Lafayette but didn't turn it over in the next two games. Of William and Mary's 11 offensive drives that resulted in touchdowns, five have come off turnovers.
October 6, 2012 |
The Penn football team has had a difficult early-season schedule, and it continues Saturday when the Quakers face their third scholarship school in the first four games. Penn (1-2) will welcome William and Mary (1-4) to Franklin Field at 3:30 p.m. Saturday for a nonleague matchup. Ivy League schools don't give scholarships or participate in the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs. Penn's only nonscholarship opponent was Dartmouth, which the Quakers defeated, 28-21, last week.
September 21, 2012 |
Who: Villanova (2-1) at Penn (0-1) When: Saturday, 3:30 p.m. Where: Franklin Field TV: Comcast Network Radio: ESPN (950-AM) and WFIL (560-AM) History: Villanova leads, 11-5, having won all 11 games since 1911 (10 in the last 13 years). Many have been close. Last year, it was 30-21. About Villanova: The Wildcats have won two straight, which matches their win total from last season. They beat Rhode Island at home, 31-10, last week in their CAA opener . . . They've not allowed a second-half point in their victories . . . They've rushed for 200 yards in each of their opening three games for the first time in two decades . . . Running back Austin Medley (hamstring)
September 18, 2012 |
PLAYERS OF THE WEEKEND National: Andrew Luck's successor, junior Josh Nunes, threw two second-half touchdown passes as Stanford rallied past Southern Cal once again. Local: Widener's Chris Haupt threw for 432 yards in a 67-0 win at Misericordia, which was playing its first home game in its inaugural season. AROUND TOWN * Villanova 31, Rhode Island 10: The Wildcats (2-1, 1-0) opened their Colonial Athletic Association season Saturday by dominating the second half at home for the second straight week.
September 16, 2012 |
EASTON, Pa. - Lafayette wasted no time turning its home opener into a party, handing Penn a loss to start the season for the second year in a row. The Leopards (2-0) dropped the Quakers, 28-21, at Fisher Field, ending Penn's first three drives with interceptions. Penn has lost its opener in five of the last six seasons. "That's going to be one of the most athletic teams that we see this season," Penn coach Al Bagnoli said. "Most of the turnovers were caused by them - breaking on balls, playing smart.
September 15, 2012
When: Saturday, 6 p.m. Where: Fisher Stadium, Bethlehem, Pa. Records: Penn (0-0), Lafayette (1-0) TV/Radio: Pennathletics.com/WFIL-AM (560) Coaches: Penn, Al Bagnoli (21st season at Penn, 222-81 overall, 136-62 at Penn); Lafayette, Frank Tavani (13th season, 67-69) Series: Penn leads, 62-22-4, but Lafayette won last year, 37-12. THREE THINGS TO WATCH Will Lafayette have a letdown after a 17-14 win at William and Mary, a week after the Tribe barely lost to Maryland, 7-6?
September 15, 2012 |
Penn football coach Al Bagnoli said that Lafayette will have an advantage in the Quakers' opener simply because the Leopards have a head start, having played last week. For a dissenting opinion, talk to Lafayette coach Frank Tavani, whose team hosts the Quakers in Saturday's 6 p.m. matchup at Fisher Stadium in Easton. Tavani was in the same situation as Penn last week, opening against a William and Mary team that had played a game. Not only did William and Mary have game experience, the Tribe scared the living daylights out of Maryland before losing, 7-6. (That was a Maryland team that beat Temple last week.)
September 14, 2012 |
THE PRESEASON is almost behind them. The Villanova Wildcats still have to go to Penn next week, but other than that it's all Colonial Athletic Association from here on out. Which is just the way coach Andy Talley prefers it. "That's a good place to be," he said. "It was good to get a win, for sure. Now we're excited to be back in our conference. " The win was over visiting Fordham, 28-13. That followed an opening, 41-10 loss to Temple. Next up is 0-1 Rhode Island, Saturday on the Main Line.