Bridget Ruskey completed a big weekend for the La Salle University women’s lacrosse team, helping the Explorers to a pair of wins.

On Friday, the 2017 Middle Township High School graduate had three goals and two assists, including the game-winner, in a 15-14 victory over Duquesne. Ruskey added a ground ball and four draw controls.

On Sunday, Ruskey paced the Explorers’ offense with four goals to go with two ground balls and two draw controls in a 14-2 win over St. Bonaventure. Allison Hunter (Middle Township) assisted on one of those goals and added two draw controls.

Through 14 games, Ruskey, a freshman midfielder, is second on the team in goals (41), assists (eight) and points (49).

Ruskey, a three-time Press Girls Lacrosse Player of the Year and two-time Athlete of the Year, is New Jersey’s all-time leading scorer (485 goals).

In Caldwell’s 23-11 win over Post last Tuesday, Rachel Lucia (EHT) had five goals, an assist, seven ground balls, seven caused turnovers and four draw controls. Amber Raines (Millville) added a goal. In a 21-13 loss to Dominican on Thursday, Lucia had two assists and two ground balls. In a 17-11 loss to Jefferson on Saturday, Lucia had two goals, an assist, four ground balls, two caused turnovers and two draw controls and Raines added an assist.

Vanessa Pagliei (Mainland) had three goals and four assists in Holy Family’s 18-15 win over Post on Saturday.

Teagan Hay (Oakcrest) had two goals and an assist in Jefferson’s 23-5 win over Nyack on Thursday. Hay and Ashley Lamey (Lower Cape May Regional) each scored in a 17-11 win over Caldwell on Saturday.

Taylor Teliszewski (Barnegat) had two goals, two assists and three ground balls in Delaware Valley’s 12-11 loss to DeSales on Wednesday.

Abby Daigle (Millville) scored in Rowan’s 17-8 win over Stockton last Tuesday. In a 23-11 win over Stevens Institute of Technology on Thursday, Daigle scored twice, Mikala Gillespie (Ocean City) scored once and Dara Hennessy (Ocean City) had an assist. In a 21-3 win over Ramapo on Saturday, Gillespie scored, Daigle had two goals and Hennessy added a goal.

Caroline Kelley (Absegami) and Kristi Rohrer (Ocean City) each scored in Widener’s 21-4 loss to Messiah on Wednesday. In an 18-17 loss to Lycoming on Saturday, Kelley had a goal and Rohrer had an assist.

Ashley Hunt (Lower Cape May) scored three goals in Lourdes’ 20-13 win over Madonna on Wednesday.

Rowing

Olivia Martinelli (Ocean City) was the coxswain for the West Virginia women’s third varsity eight that took second place at the Big 12 Duals in Norfolk, Virginia, on April 7.

For the Drexel men, Colin Stewart (Ocean City), Rocco Fucetola (St. Augustine) and Ryan Rimmele (EHT) were on the winning second varsity eight at the Kerr Cup in Philadelphia on Saturday.

The third varsity, consisting of Hunter Reed (Millville), Zachary Seither (St. Augustine) and Kyle Hershmann (Absegami), also took gold.

Baseball

Todd Henry (Egg Harbor Township) singled, scored and drove in a run in Delaware State’s 6-4 loss to La Salle last Tuesday. He singled, scored and drove in a run in an 11-4 loss to Coppin State on Saturday.

Bill Chillari (St. Augustine) improved to 5-0 last Tuesday, pitching five innings in Duke’s 5-0 win over Davidson last Tuesday. He allowed hits and three walks and struck out four.

Anthony Boselli (Holy Spirit) doubled in Fairfield’s 3-2 loss to Manhattan on Saturday. Josh Arnold (Ocean City) went five innings in a no decision, allowing two runs and striking out four.

Robert Boselli III (Holy Spirit), Anthony’s older brother, singled and scored for St. John’s in a 5-1 loss to Iona on Wednesday. Sean Mooney (Ocean City) improved to 7-1, going 62/3 scoreless innings and striking out eight, in a 6-2 win over Creighton on Friday.

In Mercer County College’s 10-7 win over Valley Forge Millitary in the first game of a doubleheader last Tuesday, Dom Boselli (Holy Spirit), the younger brother of Anthony and Robert, hit a solo homer. Jimmy Versage (Middle Township) singled, scored twice and homered, and Tyler Knox (Holy Spirit) singled, scored twice and drove in two runs. In the second game, an 11-3 win, Knox homered twice and drove in seven runs. Boselli singled, scored twice and drove in a run, and Versage singled and scored three runs.

Matt Colon (Buena Regional) pitched 11/3 scoreless innings of relief in James Madison’s 2-1 loss to Maryland in 12 innings last Tuesday. He went two-thirds of a scoreless inning in a 2-1 win over George Mason on Wednesday.

Jared Kacso (Barnegat) pitched a scoreless fourth inning with a strikeout in New Jersey Institute of Technology’s 11-3 win over Saint Peter’s last Tuesday. In a 7-3 loss to USC Upstate on Friday, Kacso started and pitched four innings to get the win. He allowed two runs, one earned, with three strikeouts. Johnny Malatesta (Vineland) got the last two outs.

Nick Caregnato (Buena) pitched 31/3 innings scoreless innings of relief, allowing two hits and a walk with seven strikeouts, in North Carolina Central’s 4-3 loss to Norfolk State on Wednesday. In a 2-1 win over North Carolina A&T on Sunday, he pitched 61/3 shutout innings in relief to improve to 3-1. He allowed one hit and a walk and struck out eight.

Brendan Bean (Gloucester Catholic; North Wildwood resident) pitched three shutout innings, allowing one hit, two walks and striking out five, in Penn’s 3-1 loss to Monmouth last Tuesday. In Penn’s 3-0 loss to Princeton on Saturday, he pitched 41/3 scoreless innings in relief, striking out six.

Kyle Gerace (Mainland Regional) pitched three shutout innings of relief, allowing a hit and a walk with a strikeout, in Rutgers’ 10-4 loss to Illinois on Sunday.

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Contact: 609-272-7210 JRusso@pressofac.com Twitter @ACPress_Russo

I graduated from Rowan University in 2011 where I studied journalism. I covered local high school and college sports at the South Jersey Times and Vineland Daily Journal. I have been a sports reporter with The Press since July of 2013

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