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The Top Spot:
The Manhattanville Valiant baseball team fell 7-0 at ranked Eastern Connecticut. Manhattanville only collected four hits against starting pitcher Greg Porter who picked up his third win on the year.
In the loss Manhattanville centerfielder John Bucci of Port Chester went 1-3. Currently Bucci is hitting .343 with 16 RBI and he is currently second on the team with 23 runs scored.
In softball, Byram Hills will host Port Chester at 4:30 p.m.
College Sports Notebook:
Dolphins have Long-Shot in Battle to Reach .500
The College of Mount Saint Vincent baseball team has an opportunity to reach .500 with doubleheaders scheduled Friday and Saturday.
The Dolphins (12-16) visit Yeshiva University on Friday at 10 a.m., and then meet Polytechnic Institute of NYU on Saturday at noon at Concordia College in Bronxville.
Benjamin Toro of Yonkers, an alum of Lincoln HS, is batting .304, which ranks fifth on the team, while Vinny Todino of Eastchester ranks seventh with a .267 average.
Rob DeLuca of Yonkers, a Fordham Prep graduate, is batting .238 while James Puma of Thornwood and Dan DiLascio of Yonkers are both 1-1 on the mound. DiLascio, an Iona Prep alum, is pitching to a very-fine 1.00 ERA.
Nyack Tames Another Golf Course, Edges STAC in Playoff
Team captain Camden Lawrence of Monroe Township, NJ, fired a 77-75—152 as the Nyack College golf team concluded a history-making regular season by winning the Goldey-Beacom Spring Classic at Deerfield Golf Club in Newark, DE.
The Warriors turned back St. Thomas Aquinas College by a stroke in a fierce battle that was determined when Lawrence, a junior, parred the third-toughest hole on the course card in a playoff.
STAC was led by third-place finisher Mike Gunderson of Duxbury, MA, who fired a 73-76—149 while sophomore Thomas Linehan of Dansville shot 78-77—155 to tie for 10th place with senior teammate John Casey of Garnerville.
Senior Jay Barry and junior Nick Delango, both of Stony Point, each shot 159 for the Spartans.
STAC and Nyack finished with a team score of 614, forcing the playoff that will send the Spartans to the Super Regionals at Hershey, PA, in May.
Also assisting in a superior team effort for champion Nyack College were freshmen Andres Aranguen of Madrid, Spain, with 78-75—153, and Matt Yun of Flushing with 77-77-154.
- Manhattanville College attack Casandra Honovich of Cortlandt Manor scored 17 goals with two assists in two games and was named the Freedom Conference women’s lacrosse player of the week. The Valiants (3-9) visit King’s College (8-5) in Wilkes-Barre, PA, on Saturday at 1 p.m. Kelly Murray of Shrub Oak is a junior defender for the Valiants.
- The College of Mount Saint Vincent men’s lacrosse team (7-9) is prepping for the Skyline Conference tournament April 25-28. Senior midfielder Dan Cohen of Ardsley leads the Dolphins in scoring with 41 points on 28 goals and 13 assists, while junior midfielder Matt Desimone of Congers, a Clarkstown South graduate, ranks fourth with 30 points on 25 goals and five assists. Other contributors include Mount Saint Michael graduates Dom Scipioni and Mike Visintin, both of Yonkers; Bryan Stein of Larchmont, a Mamaroneck HS alum; and Phil Cyclone of Pleasantville, an alum of Westlake HS.
- Junior Amanda Babcock of Haverstraw went 2 for 5 with two RBI as the Manhattan College softball team split a doubleheader against visiting Quinnipiac (23-13). The Jaspers (5-26) won the opener, 5-0, but lost the nightcap, 3-2. Babcock, a graduate of North Rockland, is second on the team in hitting with a .274 average. Manhattan hosts Canisius on Saturday in a scheduled twin-bill starting at noon.
- Maura Power of Pearl River leads the pitching staff on a struggling St. Thomas Aquinas College softball team that has lost seven straight games to fall to 9-27 on the season. Power is 6-12 with a 4.14 ERA for the Spartans, who are set to play a twin-bill at Dowling College today at 3:30 p.m.
- Iona College’s water polo player Katie Steinick was named MAAC Rookie of the Week. Steinick and the rest of the Gaels went 4-0 over the weekend and clinched the team’s second straight regular season conference championship. The freshman currently has five goals and 15 steals on the season.
- Every year Manhattanville College hosts an awards banquet for their athletes in late April and this year is no exception. Earlier in the week the Valiants announced their nominees in ten categories on the athletics website. This year’s banquet will be held April 30.
- Tuesday afternoon Purchase College and the College of New Rochelle squared off for a double-dip in Purchase. The Panthers dominated the Blue Angels in both games and won 12-0 and 12-0 to improve to 8-16 on the year. Alyse LaPadula of New Rochelle had an inside the park two run home run in the second game for the Panthers.
Weekly Sports Poll:
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