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TIM RUTAN (Wayne) ran three events for
Nazareth College at the Muhlemberg
Invitational on Saturday
By John Addyman

   WAYNE COUNTY (Apr 6 11 – Canisius College won its school-record seventh lacrosse game in a row on Sunday, besting Iona, 13-8, in a MAAC contest. Senior midfielder Jackie Loson (Newark) collected one ground ball and had one draw control. The Griffins are now 8-3 (2-0 MAAC).
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   St. Andrews Presbyterian College junior lacrosse midfielder Chelsea Ross (Newark) scored her fifth goal of the season Tuesday afternoon as the Lady Knights were all over Lees McCrae College, 16-2. St. Andrews took an 8-2 lead into halftime and Chelsea got her goal in the second half. She also picked up four ground balls, had two draw controls and caused one turnover – a pretty complete game. Junior defender Shana Schroeder (Newark) gathered in a team-high six ground balls, had two draw controls and caused two turnovers.
   The Knights are 5-9 (2-3 Conference Carolinas).

   Keuka College got its first NEAC win and third victory overall on Saturday in an 11-4 triumph over the Fighting Tigers of SUNY Cobleskill. Sophomore defender Scott Welch (Pal-Mac) scooped two ground balls and had two draw controls for the Storm, which is now 3-4 (1-1 NEAC).
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   Sophomore goalie Tim Doyle (Pal-Mac) stopped nine Elmira College shots on Saturday and picked up three ground balls, providing the backstop for a 13-7 Nazareth College win. The Golden Flyers improve to 6-2 (2-0 E-8).   
Two hits key FLCC win
   St. Bonaventure freshman right fielder Lindsay Stowell (Gananda) hit three singles and scored twice on Sunday as the Bonnies split a doubleheader with the University of Dayton. In the opening game, she was 2-for-4 at the plate with a run scored; in the nightcap, she was 1-for-4 with a run scored in the last inning. The Bonnies took the first game, then lost the second, 11-5. St. Bonaventure is 6-11 (3-5 Atlantic 10). Lindsey is hitting .314 in the lead-off spot for the Bonnies.
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   Finger Lakes Community College freshman infielder Sarah List (Sodus/DeSales) had two hits to help lead the Lakers to a 7-5 win over Broome Community College on Saturday. FLCC lost the nightcap and is 3-12 overall. 
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   Utica College junior pitcher Heather Kingsbury (Williamson) took the mound in both games with Skidmore on Sunday but escaped without a decision as the Pioneer Women lost both ends of the doubleheader, 9-8 and 11-7,
   She pitched to three batters in the top of the seventh inning, allowing one hit but no runs, striking out one batter and walking another. In the second game, Heather allowed five hits and was touched for four runs (two earned) in three innings of work as the starter. She struck out three and walked two. The losses drop Utica to 7-7.
   Heather, with a 5-2 record, leads the Pioneers in wins and in opposing batters’ batting average (.233).
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   The College of Saint Rose dropped a Saturday doubleheader to American University, 6-1 and 9-1. Junior Sarah Arbogast (Newark) took the mound for the Golden Knights in the second game and was doing fine until the fourth inning, where American scored three runs. Sarah got tagged for six hits, struck out two and walked one. With the loss, her record is 1-5. The knights are 5-12 (1-5 NE-10).
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   Monroe Community College got its fourth and fifth wins of the season on Sunday, sweeping a doubleheader from Lakeland Community College, 4-1 and 9-1. Freshman Kaylee Quigley (Gananda) led the Tribune offense by going 3-for-4 on the afternoon with a double and two RBIs. Freshman left fielder Angelica Valino (Gananda) had three of her own. MCC is 5-12.
   Utica College freshman Austin Williams (Clyde-Savannah) got the Pioneers’ first baseball win of the season on April 2 against Fredonia State. Austin came on in the fifth inning for starter Matt Zitt, pitched two and a third innings, allowing no runs and no hits, striking out one and walking three Fredonia batters.
   The 8-7 win came in the first game of a doubleheader – Fredonia took the second game. The Pioneers are 1-12. Austin leads the team in opposing team batting average (.238).
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   You had to be alert to track Keuka College freshman Dom D’Augustino (Williamson) in Sunday’s doubleheader with Penn State/Abington. In the first game, a 7-1 loss, Dom was at third base, and went 1-for-3 in the batter’s box for the Storm. He had the same 1-for-3 performance at the plate in the second game, but in the field, he was at second base.
The Storm lost that game, too, 4-0, and are 1-6 (1-3 NEAC).
   Roberts Wesleyan College opened its outdoor track and field season at the Bill Van Home Invitational at Wheeling Jesuit University a week ago. Junior Matt Hussey (Marion) came in ninth in the 1500 meters (4:10.92). Sophomore Aaron Steensma (Marion) was 17th in the long jump (5.74 meters), 28th in the javelin (35.27 meters), 36th in the 100-meter dash (12:20) and 38th in the discus (28.99 meters).
Wins shot put in first outdoor meet
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   Breiten Balschmiter (Newark) had a sparkling start to his first collegiate outdoor track and field season on Saturday at the Hamilton College Continental Invitational. The Utica College freshman won the shot put (49-2.25), took second in the discus (134-10), and was fourth in the hammer (134-8).
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   Nazareth College junior Tim Rutan (Wayne) finished 22nd in the 1500 meters (4:28.41), was 28th in the 800 meters (2:09.14) and ran the first leg of the fifth-place 4-by-800 relay (8:36.66) at Saturday’s Muhlenberg College Spring Invitational.  
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   RPI freshman Alex DeAngelis (North Rose-Wolcott) finished 11th in the long jump (18-1.5) at the Engineers’ Cup at MIT on Saturday.
   Keuka College had all kinds of trouble with Penn State/Harrisburg on Sunday, getting whitewashed, 9-0. Storm freshman Scott Fries (Marion) lost in first singles to John Dixon (2-6, 0-6), then couldn’t do any better when he teamed with Blaine Phair in first doubles and lost to Dixon and All Eteiba, 1-8. Keuka is still looking for its first match win after two tries.
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   Le Moyne College sophomore Rebecca Black (Pal-Mac) won her second-straight straight-set, first singles victory on Sunday, finishing off American International College’s Amanda McLean (6-1, 6-1). Rebecca then teamed with Caroline Tisdell to beat Martine Turgeon and Jamie Roy in first doubles, 8-0. The Dolphins won the match, 9-0, and are 3-10 (3-7 NE-10).
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   Methodist University won its 17th match in a row on Sunday, squashing Huntingdon College, 8-1. Monarch sophomore Stacey Brooks (Newark) and partner Laura Baker won at third doubles, 8-5, over Huntingdon’s Hannah Creamer and Kati Bryant.
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   Senior Adam Landry (Pal-Mac) got a win at third singles over Alfred University’s Nathan Garletts (4-6, 6-4, 10-5) and then with partner Jeremy Mancus, got a second win at second doubles over Nathan Kucko and Stefan Nonneman, 8-2, as Nazareth College took a 7-2 win on Tuesday afternoon. The Golden Flyers are 4-7 (1-0 E-8).
   St. Andrews Presbyterian College junior lacrosse defender Shana Schroeder (Newark) has been awarded a spot on the Conference Carolinas Academic All-Conference Team. To qualify, a student-athlete must maintain a classroom GPA of 3.25 or higher.
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   Have news about a Wayne County athlete who is now playing a college sport? Please drop me a line at john.addyman@yahoo.com and I’ll follow up.


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