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College Sports Notes

by | Oct 25, 2018 | Sports

Shelby Aarden, URI ’19, finished 25th at the New England Collegiate Cross Country Championship, covering the 5k in 18:50.

Ryan Branch, Lafayette ’21, ran 27:23 for 8k to finish 97th out of 367 finishers at the Paul Short Invitational at Lehigh Sept. 29.

Julia Burdulis, Trinity ’21, finished 27th at the James Early Cross Country Invitational to help her team to a runner-up finish at the Oct. 6 meet in Westfield. She ran the 5k in 19:45.

Hanna Engstrom, Trinity ’19, had five kills and five digs in her volleyball team’s 3-1 loss to Wesleyan Sept. 28. She had nine kills and five digs in a 3-2 win over Connecticut College the next day. She had three kills and a dig in a 3-0 win over Nichols Oct. 9. In a 3-1 loss to Williams Oct. 12, she had seven kills and a dig.

Kara Finnerty, Bowdoin ’20, scored two goals and assisted on another in her field hockey team’s 6-0 win over Wellesley Sept. 27. She had an assist in a 7-1 win over UMaine Farmington Oct. 3 and added another assist in a 2-1 loss to Trinity Oct. 6. She notched a goal in a 4-1 win over Colby Oct. 7.

Sara Freedman, Stonehill ’19, made nine saves in goal in her field hockey team’s 5-0 win over Bentley Sept. 29. She made seven saves and allowed three goals in a 5-0 loss to Adelphi Oct. 6. In a 6-3 win over Franklin Pierce Oct. 9, Freedman made one save and allowed two goals.

Brian Gaughan, Franciscan ’21, made one save in his soccer team’s 6-0 shut out of Hilbert Sept. 29. He made three saves playing the full 90:00 in the net in a 4-2 win over LaRoche Oct. 3. In a 2-1 loss to Penn State-Altoona Oct. 9, he made two saves. The starting goalie has made 55 saves this season, compiling a 7-5 record. He recorded his first shutout in a 1-0 win over Alfred Sept. 8, when he made 15 saves.

Amanda Gilbert, Endicott ’22, was named Commonwealth Coast Conference volleyball rookie of the week for two weeks in a row. For the first week, Endicott said, “The freshman played a huge role in Endicott upsetting Wesleyan, the fourth ranked team in the most recent NEWVA poll. In the 3-1 win over Wesleyan, Gilbert posted career-highs in kills, digs and hitting percentage (min. 20 attempts). Gilbert went off for 15 kills and 10 digs while hitting for a .342 average as the Gulls knocked off the Cardinals for the first time in program history. For the week, the Hopkinton, Mass., native averaged 2.11 kills/set, 2.00 digs/set and hit .268.”

   For her second honor, the athletic department said, “The outside played in two matches for the Gulls, finishing as the kill leader, or tied for the kill lead, in both. Gilbert started the week with a flawless 12 kills performance on 21 attempts with no errors while hitting .571 in the team’s 3-0 sweep of Gordon in which she also chipped in three digs and an assist block against the Fighting Scots. The freshman closed the week with a 13-kill, four-dig, two-block effort in the team’s 3-1 loss to Babson. Gilbert’s 13 kills came on 31 attempts with just three errors to hit .323. For the week, the freshman outside averaged 3.57 kills/set, 1.00 digs/set, .43 blocks/set and 3.8 points/set while hitting .423.”

   She followed those weeks with a 14-kill game against Roger Williams on the road. She hit .93 and had six digs in the 3-2 loss Oct. 9. In a 3-1 loss to Bowdoin Oct. 12, Gilbert had 14 kills and just two errors on 34 swings for a .353 average to go with five digs and two assist blocks.

Isabelle Giordano, Dartmouth ’21, finished 43rd in the sub-varsity race at the New England Collegiate Cross Country Championship at Boston’s Franklin Park Oct. 6. She covered the 5k course in 19:53.

Jack Guelfi, Salve Regina ’20, had one solo tackle in his football team’s 14-41 loss to Western New England Sept. 29.

Molly Hawkins, Haverford ’21, finished 34th in the white race at Lehigh’s Paul Short Cross Country Invitational Sept. 29. She helped her team to the win in the title by more than 100 points in the 45-team field. She covered the 6k in 24:20. On Oct. 6, she took 44th at the DeSales Invitational, running 24:47 for 6k and helping her team to a fifth-place finish.

Lauren Hazzard, Bucknell ’19, finished 218th out of nearly 200 in the Penn State Open Oct. 12. She ran 22:51 over the 6k course.

Jimmy Hervol, UConn ’19, tied for seventh place at the Firestone Invitational held Oct. 1 and 2 at the Firestone Country Club North Course in Akron, Ohio. The co-captain shot a 3-under 72-68-73=213 to lead his golf team to a sixth-place finish. At the UConn Invitational at GreatHorse from Oct. 7-9, Hervol tied for the individual title and led his team to the win. He shot a 2-over 72-73-73=218 for his best finish of the season.

Jake Kelleher, Salve Regina ’21, made seven passes for 53 yards and rushed for 16 yards in his football team’s 14-41 loss to Western New England Sept. 29. The next weekend, in a 31-8 win over Becker, he made five passes for 112 yards and rushed for 26 yards.

Beth Koeller, Bowdoin ’22, made a defensive save in her field hockey team’s 2-1 loss to Trinity Oct. 6.

Sam Lehman, Stonehill ’20, made one solo tackle in his football team’s 51-30 loss to Pace Sept. 29.

Jack McGuire, Endicott ’20, finished 34th at the Suffolk Invitational at Franklin Park Oct. 12. He covered the 8k course in 29:24. He helped his team to a seventh place finish out of 19 teams.

Harrison Parsons, Union ’20, assisted on one tackle in his football team’s 28-29 loss to Hobart Oct. 6.

Hayden Pereira, Salve Regina ’19, had one solo tackle in his football team’s 14-41 loss to Western New England Sept. 29.

Nicholas Poillucci, Salve Regina ’20, made four tackles, including two solo, in his football team’s 14-41 loss to Western New England Sept. 29. The next weekend, he assisted on four tackles in a 31-8 win over Becker.

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