Daily Sports Digest: Pearl River’s Power Leads Struggling STAC Pitching Staff

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Maura Power of Pearl River leads the pitching staff on a struggling St. Thomas Aquinas College softball team that has lost seven straight games to fall to 9-27 on the season. Power is 6-12 with a 4.14 ERA for the Spartans, who are set to play a twin-bill at Dowling College today at 3:30 p.m.

Yesterday’s Results

Sport: Boys Golf

Game: Pearl River vs. Nanuet

Result: Pearl River 219, Nanuet 223

Highlights: Pearl River turned in five of the eight low scores to pull out a close victory over Nanuet on the par 36 Blue Hill Golf Course. Pearl River's Brian McGarvey shot a 40 to match Nanuet's Mike Smith and Joe Dorrian for the low score. Pirates placed fifth through eighth, with Ciaran Hennessey (43), Glenn Watson (44), Dylan Faller (45) and Gary Healy (47). Pearl River improved to 6-2 on the season with the victory, dropping Nanuet to 1-4.  

Sport: Boys Lacrosse

Game: Suffern vs. Pearl River


Highlights: Steven Vaccari and Peter Sharp each scored four goals for Suffern in the win. Matt Bosco led Pearl River with four goals in the loss.

Sport: Boys Tennis

Game: Suffern vs. Pearl River

Score: Suffern Won 4-3

Sport: Boys Lacrosse

Game: Albertus Magnus vs. Clarkstown North

Score: Clarkstown North Won 15-1

Highlights: Anthony Termine had a career day as he ha eight goals and one assist for North in the win. Ricky Straniere, Maurice Murphy and Vincent Barbetto each scored twice in the victory and Nick Goldberg picked up 12 saves. Connor Houlihan had the only goal for Albertus Magnus in the loss.

Sport: Boys Tennis

Game: Albertus Magnus vs. Clarkstown North

Score: Clarkstown North Won 4-1

Today’s Schedule

In baseball, Albertus Magnus will host Pearl River at 4:15 p.m. at Pecks Pond in Haverstraw. The game was originally scheduled to be played at Albertus, but the schools announced the change Wednesday. 

In girls lacrosse, Clarkstown North heads to Pearl River at 4:15 p.m.

In softball, Pearl River heads to Albertus Magnus at 4 p.m.

In boys tennis, North Rockland is at Pearl River at 4 p.m.

In boys tennis, Albertus Magnus heads to Nanuet at 4 p.m.

In girls lacrosse, North Rockland heads to Albertus Magnus at 4:15 p.m. 

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College Sports Notebook:

Nyack Tames Another Golf Course, Edges STAC in Playoff

Team captain Camden Lawrence of Monroe Township, NJ, fired a 77-75—152 as the Nyack College golf team concluded a history-making regular season by winning the Goldey-Beacom Spring Classic at Deerfield Golf Club in Newark, DE. 

The Warriors turned back St. Thomas Aquinas College by a stroke in a fierce battle that was determined when Lawrence, a junior, parred the third-toughest hole on the course card in a playoff.

STAC was led by third-place finisher Mike Gunderson of Duxbury, MA, who fired a 73-76—149 while sophomore Thomas Linehan of Dansville shot 78-77—155 to tie for 10th place with senior teammate John Casey of Garnerville.

Senior Jay Barry and junior Nick Delango, both of Stony Point, each shot 159 for the Spartans.

STAC and Nyack finished with a team score of 614, forcing the playoff that will send the Spartans to the Super Regionals at Hershey, PA, in May.

Also assisting in a superior team effort for champion Nyack College were freshmen Andres Aranguen of Madrid, Spain, with 78-75—153, and Matt Yun of Flushing with 77-77-154.

Mortarboard musings

  • Manhattanville College attack Casandra Honovich of Cortlandt Manor scored 17 goals with two assists in two games and was named the Freedom Conference women’s lacrosse player of the week. The Valiants (3-9) visit King’s College (8-5) in Wilkes-Barre, PA, on Saturday at 1 p.m. Kelly Murray of Shrub Oak is a junior defender for the Valiants.
  • The College of Mount Saint Vincent men’s lacrosse team (7-9) is prepping for the Skyline Conference tournament April 25-28. Senior midfielder Dan Cohen of Ardsley leads the Dolphins in scoring with 41 points on 28 goals and 13 assists, while junior midfielder Matt Desimone of Congers, a Clarkstown South graduate, ranks fourth with 30 points on 25 goals and five assists. Other contributors include Mount Saint Michael graduates Dom Scipioni and Mike Visintin, both of Yonkers; Bryan Stein of Larchmont, a Mamaroneck HS alum; and Phil Cyclone of Pleasantville, an alum of Westlake HS.
  • Junior Amanda Babcock of Haverstraw went 2 for 5 with two RBI as the Manhattan College softball team split a doubleheader against visiting Quinnipiac (23-13). The Jaspers (5-26) won the opener, 5-0, but lost the nightcap, 3-2. Babcock, a graduate of North Rockland, is second on the team in hitting with a .274 average. Manhattan hosts Canisius on Saturday in a scheduled twin-bill starting at noon.
  • Iona College’s water polo player Katie Steinick was named MAAC Rookie of the Week. Steinick and the rest of the Gaels went 4-0 over the weekend and clinched the team’s second straight regular season conference championship. The freshman currently has five goals and 15 steals on the season.
  • Every year Manhattanville College hosts an awards banquet for their athletes in late April and this year is no exception. Earlier in the week the Valiants announced their nominees in ten categories on the athletics website. This year’s banquet will be held April 30.
  • Tuesday afternoon Purchase College and the College of New Rochelle squared off for a double-dip in Purchase. The Panthers dominated the Blue Angels in both games and won 12-0 and 12-0 to improve to 8-16 on the year. Alyse LaPadula of New Rochelle had an inside the park two run home run in the second game for the Panthers.

Weekly Sports Pol

The Marlins won their second straight game since Ozzie Guillen returned to the bench as they beat the Cubs 9-1 and improved to 6-6 on the season. asks if you think the Marlins should let their manager go after he made several controversial remarks in a TIME Magazine article. 

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