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College Roundup Corbally holds key to Friars’ success

February 16, 2011

By Staff Reporter

By John Manley

The Providence men’s soccer team has started the 1999 season 2-0-1, with much thanks to Kempes Corbally, a sophomore from Dublin. Corbally scored what became the decisive goal in the Friars’ 3-1 victory over Boston College. He notched the Friars’ second tally of the match, unassisted, in the 33rd minute.

Corbally then put Providence on the board when he converted a direct kick from the top of the box against Fairfield. The Stags’ Barry O’Driscoll made good on a penalty kick less than eight minutes later and the score stood 1-1 at the end of two overtimes.

The Friars then endured another overtime tilt, this time outscoring Harvard, 3-2. Brian Ainscough (Dublin) coaches Providence.

Boston College’s Paul Bourke, a junior from Cork, earned his first assist of the season in the Eagles’ 3-0 triumph over Army. Coached by Ed Kelly (Dublin), Boston College evened its record at 2-2 in this match. They defeated Siena, 3-0, in the previous outing.

Villanova’s Conor Porter, a senior from Raphoe, Co. Donegal, has three assists after the Wildcats’ first four games. Porter fed Joe Noonan for the first goal of the season in ‘Nova’s 4-2 victory over St. Joseph’s (Pa.). Porter found Dave Francalangia to tie up the next contest against LaSalle, which Villanova eventually lost, 2-1. Porter also had an assist in the Wildcats’ 6-3 loss to Penn State.

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A tie is better than a loss and Rhode Island has Gareth Elliott, a sophomore from Belfast, to thank for sparing them against Florida International. The Rams (0-1-1) were down 2-1 with 38 seconds on the clock, when Elliott found the net on a short header. The two teams went scoreless in overtime and left the pitch tied at 2.

Mark Hutchinson, a junior from Swords, Co. Dublin, set up the fourth goal in Northeastern’s 9-0 rout of Sacred Heart. Hutchinson fed Anders Hoyen less than one minute into the second half. The Huskies are now 2-1.

Sean McCabe, a Derry freshman, scored the first goal of the match as Mercyhurst went on to defeat Slippery Rock, 2-1, in a battle of Irish coaches. John Melody (Dungarvan, Co. Waterford) calls the shots at Mercyhurst, while Noreen Herlihy oversees the Rock. Slippery Rock subsequently defeated New York Tech to lift its mark to 3-2.

Vermont got its first victory of the season for coach Roy Patton (Belfast) by downing New Mexico, 3-1. Jason Allen, a sophomore from Belfast, scored an insurance goal in the 71st minute. The Catamounts are 1-1-1.

Winthrop’s Gareth Hayden, a sophomore from Dublin, found the net in the 73rd minute to even the score with Vanderbilt. But Vanderbilt prevailed in the 25th minute of overtime for a 2-1 triumph, dropping Winthrop to 0-2.

Clemson began the season ranked fourth in the country, but the Tigers have failed to live up to that status through their first four games. Coached by Trevor Adair (Belfast), Clemson began with losses to Davidson, 2-0, and Penn State, 3-2. They got their first win of the year over Ohio State, 2-1, but then were defeated by North Carolina, 2-1, for the first time since 1991.

Another Belfast native masterminded that Clemson loss to Penn State, he being Barry Gorman. The Nittany Lions then made it 3-0 for the young campaign with wins over Loyola (Md.), 2-1, and Villanova, 6-3.

Joe Behan of Dublin has some things to be happy with as New York University gears up for play in the University Athletic Association. The Violets are 2-1-1 so far against non-league opponents. After beginning the campaign with a 1-0 loss to Drew, NYU banged John Jay, 8-1, followed by a 2-0 victory over Stevens Tech. Most recently, NYU tied Skidmore, 1-1.

Séamus McFadden of Donegal has the University of San Diego Toreros on their way. USD helped bolster its No. 24 ranking in Division I with wins over Nevada-Las Vegas, 3-1, and Cal State Northridge, 2-1.

Old Dominion began the season with a 3-2 victory over Delaware. Alan Dawson (Belfast) once again coaches the Monarchs.

Fairleigh Dickinson-Madison got by Rutgers-Newark, 3-2. Tom McLoughlin (Belfast) coaches the winners.

Gary Hamill (Belfast) has seen Wingate get off on the right foot, with early wins over Morehouse, 3-1, and Concord, 9-0.

Women’s soccer

Mary Reid, a senior from Belfast, scored what turned out to be the decisive goal in St. Joseph’s (Ind.) 3-2 triumph over Indiana Wesleyan. Reid found the cage early in the second half. The Lady Pumas record now stands at 4-1.

South Carolina, coached by Sue Kelly of Cork, received an early season wakeup call. Wake Forest handed the Gamecocks a 5-0 defeat to start the season, but Kelly’s crew rebounded to ring up three successive victories. They beat Charleston, 4-1, Georgia Southern, 1-0, and Vanderbilt, 1-0. Most recently, they went to overtime against Kentucky, only to lose, 2-1. South Carolina is 3-2 overall and 1-1 in Southeast Conference play.

Keene State, likewise, bounced back from an opening season loss to even their mark at 1-1. The New Hampshire school, coached by Denise Lyons (Newcastle West, Co. Limerick), opened with a 1-0 loss to Framingham State. They earned their first win of 1999 over Western New England, 2-1.

Field hockey

Syracuse’s Gemma Ormonde, a senior from Bray, Co. Wicklow, started the season in auspicious fashion, notching the season’s first goal at the 31:26 mark of the first half in their 5-1 rout of Albany. Ormonde also earned an assist in the Orangewomen’s 7-0 laugher over Temple.

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