Mackenzie Pluck (North Wales/Germantown Academy) had a goal and an assist as the Duke women's soccer team scored four times in the first half in beating East Carolina 5-0 last Thursday.
Pluck tallied the game's opening goal at 4:57 then picked up the assist as the Blue Devils took a 2-0 lead at 7:18.
Pluck is second on Duke – which has won its first six games – in goals (4), assists (2) and points (10).
· Susquehanna field hockey goalkeeper Mackenzie Bross (Perkasie/Pennridge) was named National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division III Defensive Player of the Week last Monday as the junior helped the River Hawks to victories over Christopher Newport and Salisbury.
Bross, who was also named Landmark Conference Defensive Athlete of the Week, made six saves in a 1-0 shutout win over Christopher Newport Sept. 4 then recorded another six saves in the 2-1 victory over Salisbury Sept. 5.
Last Wednesday, Bross had one save as Susquehanna shut out Dickinson 1-0.
· Bucknell football’s Justin Fisher (King of Prussia/Upper Merion) was named Patriot League Football Rookie of the Week last Monday. Fisher tied for the game high with nine tackles – two solo, seven assisted – and also had a quarterback hurry in the Bison’s 21-0 win over Sacred Heart Sept. 4.
· Josh Jones (Hatfield/North Penn) scored his first collegiate goal as the Louisville men’s soccer team opened ACC play with a 3-0 victory over Wake Forest last Friday. The freshman defender gave the Cardinals a 2-0 lead in the first half as he headed in a free kick at 27:29.
· Delaware football's Liam Trainer (Glenside/La Salle) had his first career interception to along with five tackles - three solo, two assists with one tackle for loss – while Justis Henley (Philadelphia/North Penn) made four tackles (all solo) as the Blue Hens beat St. Francis (Pa.) 27-10 last Saturday to improve to 2-0.
· MK Stefanowicz (Lansdale/Mount St. Joseph) scored twice for the Bucknell field's hockey team in its 2-0 victory over Lock Haven Sunday.
Both of Stefanowicz's goals came on penalty corners - she gave the Bison a 1-0 lead in the second quarter at 18:02 then doubled the advantage in the fourth, finding the back of the cage at 42:04.
Stefanowicz also had an assist in Bucknell's 2-1 win over Temple Sept. 5, earning the helper on the second-quarter goal that tied the game 1-1 at 15:24.
· Chestnut Hill College women's soccer's Bri Hewlett (North Wales/North Penn) post the first shutout of her college career, the senior goalkeeper making six saves - four in the first half - in a 1-0 win over Roberts Wesleyan last Saturday.
· Penn women's soccer's Janae Stewart (North Wales/Penn Charter) scored her first college goal, the assist going to Sizzy Lawton (Fort Washington/Upper Dublin) as the Quakers shut out George Washington 4-0 Sunday.
Stewart's goal at 56:18 was Penn's fourth of the contest, collecting the rebound of Lawton's shot that hit the crossbar then put a volley over the keeper and into the net.
· Ursinus football's Octavious Carter (Souderton/La Salle) had eight receptions for 77 yards while Billy Cook (Southampton/Archbishop Wood) had three catches for 24 yards and a touchdown - hauling in a two-yard TD pass at 8:51 the second quarter - as the Bears lost to Johns Hopkins 49-21 last Saturday.
For UC's defense, Brett Gross (Langhorne/Archbishop Wood) had an interception and six tackles (four assisted, two solo with one tackle for loss) while Ryan DiVergilis (Philadelphia/Archbishop Wood) made five tackles (two solo, three assisted). Tristan Hulme (Doylestown/Central Bucks West) added three tackles, one solo and two assisted.
· Liberty field hockey’s Jill Bolton (Souderton/Dock Mennonite) had an assist in the Flames’ 4-3 loss to Northwestern last Tuesday. Bolton’s assist came in the third period as Liberty pulled even 2-2 at 44:01.
· Marco Grenda (Perkasie/Pennridge) had two goals while Jerry Bardol (Fort Washington/Upper Dublin) while also scored as the Ursinus men’s soccer team defeated Neumann 3-1 last Saturday.
Grenda pulled the Bears even 1-1 with his goal at 25:24 with Bardol giving UC the lead late in the first half, striking at 44:17. Grenda made it a brace by scoring again at 49:27 for his sixth goal of the season.
Last Friday, Grenda also had a goal in Ursinus’ 5-0 victory over Gwynedd Mercy.
· Millersville field hockey’s Georgia Werkiser (Norristown/Norristown) scored in the third quarter in the Marauders’ 2-1 double-overtime win over Limestone last Saturday. The goal, which came at 32:25, was the third of Werkiser’s career.
· Drexel women’s soccer’s Melissa Lyon (Perkasie/Pennridge) and Kailey Horton (Meadowbrook/Abington) both scored in the first half as the Dragons extended their unbeaten streak to five with a 3-1 win over UMass Lowell Sunday.
Lyon converted a free kick to tie the contest 1-1 at 23:51 with Horan put Drexel ahead for good with her goal at 38:51.
· Ally Clark (Jamison/Germantown Academy) scored the Columbia women’s soccer team’s first goal, finding the back of the net at 7:16 as the Lions claimed a 3-0 victory over Farleigh Dickinson Sunday.
· Delaware Valley football’s Tahmir Barksdale (Philadelphia/Archbishop Wood) returned a punt 51 yards for a touchdown at 10:24 in the fourth quarter as the Aggies topped Montclair State 26-2 last Saturday.
Barksdale also had two catches for 11 yards and two rushes for six yards. Julian White (Philadelphia/North Penn) finished with one reception for 10 yards and three rushes for 14 yards.
Defensively for Delaware Valley, Yusuf Aladinov (Huntingdon Valley/William Tennent) had seven tackles – two solo, five assisted – and 1.5 sacks. Dontae Mason (Philadelphia/Bishop McDevitt) had four tackles (one solo, three assisted) while Cole Kitchen (Hatboro/Upper Moreland) recorded three tackles (two solo, one assisted).
· Vanderbilt women's soccer's Maddie Elwell (Ambler/Wissahickon) scored three minutes into last Friday's 2-0 victory over Lipscomb and also collected an assist Sunday as the Commodores lost to Middle Tennessee 2-1.
· Jamie Mayer (Huntingdon Valley/Lower Moreland) dished out two assists - one in the second, another in the third - as the Ursinus field hockey team rolled past Wilkes 8-0 last Wednesday. Mayer assisted on the Bears’ second goal at 19:23 then had the helper on the squads’ eighth tally at 37:27.
· West Chester football's Jackson Taylor (Glenside/Abington) had five tackles - 0.5 tackles for loss, one solo and four assisted - in the Golden Rams' 56-10 win over Mercyhurst last Saturday.
Shamar Edwards (North Wales/North Penn) and Nick Chapman (Hatboro/Hatboro-Horsham) both had two tackles - each recording a solo and an assisted tackle - for WCU.
· Maryland field hockey's Julianna Tornetta (Plymouth Meeting/Agnes Irwin School) had a goal and an assist as the Terrapins topped Cal 4-0 Sunday.
Tornetta earned the assist as Maryland took a 2-0 lead at 31:56 then had the Terps' last goal, finding the back of the cage at 58:23. Taylor Mason (Doylestown/Central Bucks West) had two shots on goal for Maryland, who won its third straight in improving to 3-1.
· Caroline Sweeney (Lower Gwynedd/Gwynedd Mercy) capped the Northeastern field hockey team's 4-0 win over Holy Cross last Friday with a fourth-quarter goal, deflecting in a shot on a penalty corner at 52:06 as the Huskies earned their first victory of the season.
· East Stroudsburg football quarterback Matt DeLaurentis (East Norriton/Pope John Paul II) was 7-of-15 passing for 75 yards and a touchdown – a 9-yard completion at 10:19 in the fourth quarter – as the Warriors lost 22-7 to Slippery Rock last Saturday.
ESU’s Ryan Hieber (Doylestown/Central Bucks West) recorded half a sack and finished with two tackles (one solo, one assisted).
· Gwynedd Mercy men’s soccer Shaine Kirby (Newtown/Archbishop Wood) scored his first career goal, finding the back of net at 44:12 in last Saturday’s 5-1 loss to Delaware Valley.
· Katie Cusomano (Lansdale/Gwynedd Mercy) scored the Catholic field hockey team’s lone goal at 39:21 in a 5-1 loss to Ursinus last Saturday.