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Local athletes excelling for their college teams

Joseph Fala broke the Ramapo College men's soccer single-season goal record last week.

Fala, a 6-foot-7 junior forward and 2016 Middle Township High School graduate from Cape May Court House, scored the game-winning goal in a 3-2 overtime victory against William Paterson on Wednesday. His 23rd goal of the season came in the 93rd minute.

Fala’s first goal of the game, in the eighth minute, broke the Road Runners’ previous record of 21 goals that stood for eight years.

Ramapo (14-2-2) is the No. 2 seed in the New Jersey Athletic Conference tournament and will play at 2 p.m. Tuesday against sixth-seeded William Paterson in the semifinal.

Josiah Nistorenko (Ocean City) had an assist in Cairn's 4-0 win over Bryn Athyn. It was the freshman's first collegiate point.

Stevenson’s Matt Stellitano (Mainland Regional) earned his second Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth Defensive Player of the Week award Monday. He made six saves in a 1-0 loss to Haverford and five in a 2-0 win over Widener.

Chad Catalana (St. Augustine Prep) had an assist in Immaculata’s 2-1 loss to Cabrini.

Caden Sundermann (Pinelands Regional) had an assist in Wesley’s 3-2 win over Marymount.

Women’s soccer

Two Absegami grads battled in net during a 1-1 tie between Albright and Widener. Alexis Tunney (2015 graduate) made 12 saves for Albright, and Delaney Sabath (2018) made 10 for Widener.

Tunney made one save in a shutout half of a 5-2 win over Alvernia. Sabath made five in a 1-0 win over Stevenson.

Another Absegami graduate and goalie, Mackenzie Paugh, was named to the Colonial States Athletic Conference second team Monday. Paugh made six saves in Cairn’s 1-0 loss to Centenary. In a 3-0 win over Keystone, Paugh made three saves, and Dakota Hitchner (Atlantic Christian) scored.

Madie Gibson (Lower Cape May Regional) had two assists in Monmouth’s 7-0 win over Iona. She was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week on Oct. 8, her second honor of the season.

Natalie Axelsson (Absegami) made three saves in Georgian Court’s 1-0 win over Holy Family.

Madison Chiola (Hammonton) made seven saves in Palm Beach Atlantic’s 2-1 win over Embry-Riddle.

Brittany Purdy (Absegami) scored in Cabrini’s 1-1 tie with Immaculata.

Kylee Ballard (Egg Harbor Township) scored in Coast Guard Academy’s 4-0 win over Albertus Magnus.

Ashley Edgell (Ocean City) had an assist in Misericordia’s 6-0 win over Manhattanville.

Maddie Musico (Barnegat) had an assist in Montclair State’s 2-1 win over Rutgers-Camden in a New Jersey Athletic Conference tournament game.

Anna Attardi (ACIT) made seven saves in Neumann’s 5-0 win over Marywood.

Morgan Bringoli (Barnegat) had an assist in William Paterson’s 3-1 win over Ramapo.

Field hockey

Rialee Allen (Ocean City) had an assist in La Salle’s 2-1 win over Rider and another in a 7-1 loss to Saint Joseph’s.

Kelly Hanna (Ocean City) had an assist in Monmouth’s 2-0 win over Lock Haven.

Madison Morano (Eastern Regional; Hammonton resident) had an assist in Penn State’s 5-0 win over Bucknell and another in a 3-2 loss to Iowa.

Kat Conroy (Southern Regional) had an assist in Rider’s 2-1 loss to La Salle and scored in a 2-1 loss to Colgate.

Alyssa Donato (Cumberland Regional) scored both goals, including the go-ahead goal in the 70th minute, in Kutztown’s 2-1 win over Indiana (Pennsylvania).

Men’s cross country

Louis Corgliano (Hammonton) finished 10th on the 8K course for Temple (27 minutes, 56.40 seconds) to help the Owls finish second at the American Athletic Conference Championships in New Orleans. It was the highest team finish in program history.

Ryan Herlihy (Middle Township) finished third in the 8K (25:29.2) for host Haverford, which won the Centennial Conference Championship.

Tyler Barrett (Oakcrest) finished 89th (30:54) for Alvernia at the Middle Atlantic Conference Championships 8K in Owings Mill, Maryland. The Wolves finished 12th.

Korey Greene (Ocean City) was 34th in the 8K (28:02.97) for Rowan at the New Jersey Athletic Conference Championships it hosted. The Profs finished seventh. Conor McBride (Southern) was 50th (28:55.75), Nicholas Simila (St. Augustine) was 56th (29:14.02) and Jordan Pitt (Vineland) was 65th (29:50.12).

Rutgers-Camden’s Elijah Crouch (Buena Regional) was 77th (30:56.35) at the NJAC Championships.

Women’s cross country

Coast Guard Academy’s Kaitlyn Mooney (Southern Regional) won the women's race Saturday at the New England Athletic Conference Championships in Northampton, Massachusetts. She won the event for the second year in a row, finishing the 6K in 18:38, which was 21 seconds ahead of the runner-up. Coast Guard finished third.

Towson’s Abby Gauthier (Lacey Township) was 29th (22:19.20) on the 6K course at the Colonial Athletic Associated Championships in Bethpage, New York.

Delaware’s Lauren Zodl (Lacey) finished 31st (22:20.20) at the CAA Championships.

Julianna Catania (Egg Harbor Township) was 66th (22:29.1) for Penn at the Ivy League Championships 6K at Princeton.

Kristin Siegle (Buena Regional) finished 62nd (24:02.8) for Rider at the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championships 6K in Latham, New York.

Vanderbilt’s Devon Grisbaum (Ocean City) finished 60th (20:57) at the Southeastern Conference Championships 6K at Auburn.

Gretchen Shirk (Ocean City) finished 13th (29:05.9) to help Cairn win the Colonial States Athletic Conference Championship 6K in Allentown, Pennsylvania. She was named second-team all-conference.

Mackenzie Greene (Ocean City) finished ninth (28:45.70) for Immaculata at the inaugural Atlantic East Conference Championships 6K in Scott Township, Pennsylvania.

Women’s volleyball

Amy Bruno (Barnegat) had six kills in Georgian Court’s 3-1 win over Thomas Jefferson.

Tymera Crudup (Barnegat) had two kills and 10 digs in Lincoln’s 3-0 loss to University of the Sciences. She had 25 digs in a 3-1 loss to Chowan.

Alexa Cacacie (Southern) had nine kills in Maine Maritime’s 3-2 win over Colby. She had 16 kills in a 3-0 win over Maine-Presque Isle.

Morgan Ridgway (Barnegat) had 18 kills and nine digs in Ramapo’s 3-1 loss to William Paterson. She had seven kills and six digs in a 3-0 win over The City College of New York and 14 kills and six digs in a 3-0 win over Alvernia.

In a 3-1 win over New Jersey City, Morgan Mulligan (Pinelands Regional) had nine kills and six dig. Her twin, Jamie Mulligan (Pinelands), had 12 kills and five digs, and Jordan Erskine (Barnegat) had 10 kills. In a 3-1 win over Marywood, Morgan Mulligan had 11 kills and 15 digs, and Jamie Mulligan had six kills and three digs. In a 3-1 loss to Wilkes, Morgan Mulligan had 11 kills and 14 digs. Jamie Mulligan had six kills and six digs.

Men’s swimming

Joey Rogers (Mainland Regional) won the 100-yard breaststroke (46.94 seconds) for Lehigh in a 161-139 victory over Loyola.

Joe Ianelli (Atlantic City) won the 1-meter dive (235.20 points) for Seton Hall in a 160.5-127.5 loss to Drexel.

Dom Merighi (Vineland) was fifth in the 1,000 freestyle (11:05.87) for Rowan in a 137-68 win over Arcadia.

Derek Kneisel (Mainland) and Andrew Duff (EHT) swam on The College of New Jersey’s 200-medley relay (1:38) in a 162-112 win over Montclair State. Kneisel also won the 100 backstroke (54.10) and the 100 butterfly (54.50). John Gregory (St. Augustine Prep) won the 50 (22.75).

Women’s swimming

Ryann Styer (Ocean City) was sixth in the 50 free (23.83) for South Carolina in a 157-143 loss to Georgia.

Amanda Nunan (Ocean City) was third in the 1,000 (9:59.70) for Tennessee in a 155-145 loss to Louisville. She also was fourth in the 500 (4:55.42). In a 206-94 win over Alabama, she was second in both the 1,000 (9:59.79) and the 500 (4:57.27).

Bailey Howarth (EHT) was second in the 400 individual medley (4:52.86) for Rowan in a 149-56 win over Arcadia.

Women’s rowing

Olivia Martinelli (Ocean City) was the coxswain for West Virginia’s varsity-four C boat that finished 12th in a field of 44 at the Head of the Schuylkill in Philadelphia.

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