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.
September 10, 2012 |
The final stick touches on offense just did not connect for Temple field hockey in a 3-0 loss to visiting Lafayette (3-1) on Sunday afternoon at Geasey Field. Sophomore Nicole Gerdes scored her second goal of the season, but St. Joseph's came up short, losing at Fairfield, 2-1. Drexel's five-game winning streak came to an end as the Dragons fell on the road to No. 16 Stanford, 2-1. The Dragons are now 5-1. Columbia scored five second-half goals to pull away from La Salle for an 8-3 win in New York.
September 8, 2012 |
Whitemarsh Township police have released composite drawings of two people sought in the shooting of a man during an apparent ambush in Lafayette Hill on Aug. 21. According to police, the 32-year-old victim met a woman in the Germantown section of Philadelphia and took her to his home on the 4100 block of Joshua Road. After getting out of the car around 9:30 p.m., the man was shot twice when he was confronted by two men during an apparent robbery attempt, police said. The woman who was with the victim then fled with two assailants in a car, police said.
August 21, 2012
Villanova coach Jay Wright announced Monday that Raphael Chillious has been hired as an assistant basketball coach. Chillious, who played college basketball at Lafayette, comes to Villanova from the University of Washington, where he was an assistant coach for three seasons under Lorenzo Romar. "We are proud to add Raphael and his family to our Villanova community," Wright said in a statement. "Raphael played for a great Villanovan, Fran O'Hanlon, at Lafayette and worked for an outstanding coach in Lorenzo Romar.
August 21, 2012 |
THE VILLANOVA men's basketball team has hired Raphael Chillious as an assistant coach. Chillious had been an assistant coach the past 3 years at the University of Washington. Chillious is a 1996 graduate of Lafayette. While at Lafayette, he was known as Ralph Carter. The Olney, Md., native began his coaching career in 1997 at the University of Victoria in British Columbia. He was head coach at West Nottingham Academy in Colora, Md., from 2001 to '03. In 2003, he was head coach at South Kent School in Connecticut.
June 8, 2012 |
If John O'Connor was ever going to get another chance, this was the place. It's no surprise that when Lafayette College basketball coach Fran O'Hanlon had an opening on his staff this spring, he called O'Connor, his former assistant. The name should ring a bell, if you refer to him as former Holy Family coach John O'Connor. Or if you saw a video that went viral of an angry incident with a player during a drill, one that cost O'Connor his job as head coach at the Northeast Philadelphia school in February 2011.
April 25, 2012 |
Lafayette midfielder Ana White (Strath Haven) was named first team all-Patriot League in women's lacrosse. The Patriot League rookie of the year in 2011, White was named the league's player of the week five times this season when she set a league record with 113 draw controls. White scored 36 goals. Navy's Kathy Young (Villa Maria Academy) also was named first team all-Patriot League at midfield. Melissa Scanzano (Haverford) scored five goals as Cabrini (8-8)