The Richard Stockton College women's soccer team posted its second straight shutout, beating Wilkes University, 2-0, in the DC Classic at Catholic University with Washington, D.C.

The Ospreys improved to 2-2 on the season after dropping their first two games.

Stockton got goals from Jessica Balnis (Buena Regional) and Lexi Stasi, who each scored their first goals of the season.

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Stockton took a 1-0 lead just 5 minutes, 40 seconds into the game as Balnis scored an unassisted goal.

In the second half, Stasi added the insurance goal on the throw-in by Brooke Southard (Our Lady of Mercy Academy), to give the Ospreys a 2-0 lead at the 51:36 mark.

The Ospreys will play the host Catholic University at 2:30 p.m. today.

Wilkes 0 0-0

Richard Stockton 1 1-2

Goals-Balnis, Stasi RS.

Goalies-Mahoney (3) W. Hinkle (3) RS.

Records-Wilkes 2-1, Stockton 2-2.

Richard Stockton College men's soccer: Stockton beat Methodist University, 2-0, Saturday at Stockton.

The Ospreys got goals from Dominic Nocito and Chris Katona to improve to 3-1 on the season.

Nocito put Stockton up 1-0 just 8:47 into the match. 24 minutes later, Katona scored thanks to an assist from Anthony Colofranson to beat Methodist goalie Nick Martens and give the Ospreys a 2-0 lead.

Stockton goalie Bob Millar made four saves for his first shutout of the season.

Stockton will travel to Gwynedd-Mercy College on Wednesday for a 7 p.m. start.

Methodist 0 0-0

Richard Stockton 2 0-2

Goals-Nocito, Katona RS.

Goalies-Martens (2) M. Millar (4) RS.

Records-Methodist 1-2-1, Stockton 3-1.

Richard Stockton College field hockey: Stockton field hockey jumped out to an early lead and held on to beat Wesley College, 5-1, at Stockton.

The Ospreys (2-1) found the net three times in the first 14 minutes, taking a commanding 3-0 lead to cruis to their second straight win.

Just 2:14 into the game, Susie Balidemaj used her persistence to beat Wesley goalkeeper Sarah Daniels on a rebound attempt to give the Ospreys a 1-0 lead. That goal turned out to be the first of a hat trick for Balidemaj.

Balidemaj scored Stockton's next two goals, giving her team a quick 3-0 lead. She added an assist later in the game to cap off a four-point game.

Megan Irving and Alicia Leadbeater each scored for Stockton's final two goals.

Stockton goalkeeper Liz Stankiewicz meeded to make only three saves in the win. The Ospreys outshot Wesley 24-9 on the game.

Stockton plays at Albright next Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Wesley 0 1-1

Richard Stockton 3 2-5

Goals-Leone W. Balidemaj (3), Kirk, Irving RS.

Goalies-Daniels (5), Fromal (4) W. Stankiewicz (3) RS.

Records-Welsley 2-2, Stockton 2-1.

Richard Stockton College women's tennis: The unbeaten Ospreys shut out visiting Immaculata University 9-0 on Saturday. Sydni Fahringer (Mainland Regional) dropped only two games as she won 8-0 at No. 3 doubles with Scout Bauer and 6-2, 6-0 at No. 4 singles. At No. 1 singles, Krystle Bendijo (Egg Harbor Township) rallied to win 6-0, 0-6 and 10-7 in a super-tiebreaker. Other singles winners were Sam Koropchak, Kristy Faren, Laura Church and Gianna Letinski (Barnegat).

Stockton (3-0) hosts The College of New Jersey at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in its first New Jersey Athletic Conference match.

Richard Stockton College cross country: The Stockton women's team won the Highlander Invitational at Cairn University in Langhorne, Pa. on Saturday with four finishers in the top 10. The Stockton men finished third.

Samantha Merkh led the Ospreys with a third place finish in 19:53 in the three-mile race. Teammate Cassandra Hrusko was fourth in 20:07, while Rachel Casttellitto was seventh (20:16) and Sara Bridge (Pilgrim Academy) finished eighth (20:19).

Mike Scala led the Stockton men by finishing ninth in the 8K race in 28:30. Antonino Piro (Wildwood Catholic) was 12th for the Ospreys in 29;02.

The Stockton men's and women's teams will run in the Kutztown University on Sept. 14.

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