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College Roundup: Dwyer leads Hawks to victory

February 17, 2011

By Staff Reporter

She was also perfect on nine free throws. She was also good for five rebounds and five steals. Dwyer leads the Hawks with 17.9 points per game. Monmouth is now 7-7 overall and 3-2 against Northeast Conference foes.
Laura Mullally had a game-high 16 points to lead Dowling (7-9, 7-6 New York Collegiate Athletic Conference) past New York Tech, 62-45. The senior from Athlone, Co. Westmeath shot 4-for-13 from the floor, including 3-for-8 from downtown, and 5-for-6 from the foul line. Earlier in the week, Mullally scored 14 points to help Dowling defeat Molloy, 69-53. She hit on 6 of 14 from the field and 2 of 5 from the line.
Ann-Marie Healy shot a perfect 4-for-4 from the field but her eight points couldn’t help Jacksonville State from falling to Murray State, 96-85. The junior center from Killenaule, Co. Tipperary also got her hands on six rebounds and had two rejections. JSU (6-9, 3-3 Ohio Valley Conference) pinned a loss on Morehead State, 71-61, with Healy again scoring eight points, this time on 4-for-9 shooting. Her eight rebounds and three steals were game highs.
Another Killenaule product, Aine O?Dwyer, chipped in eight points as New Jersey Institute of Technology (6-7) roughed up Nyack, 73-46. The sophomore connected on 4 of 9 from the floor and came down with seven rebounds.

Michael Westbrooks contributed 14 points to Colby’s cause in a 75-71 win over Bowdoin. The Dublin junior shot 6-for-9 from the floor, canning his only 3-point try, and converting his lone free throw. Six rebounds fell his way, and Colby improved to 10-4 with the win. Westbrooks is averaging 9.4 points per game, to go along with 5.5 rebounds and 3.1 assists.
Davidson ran its winning streak to six games with victories over Western Carolina, 80-57, and Furman, 68-61. Senior forward Conor Grace saw his first significant playing time in an injury-plagued season. He grabbed six rebounds in the Western Carolina blowout, although he didn’t score, missing his only two field goal attempts in 20 minutes.
Against Furman, the Dubliner threw in seven points, making 3 of 4 shots from the floor, including a successful 3-point try. His six had boards helped the Wildcats, who are 11-7 overall and 7-0 against Southern Conference foes.
Middlebury lost all three of its games last week. A 65-64 squeaker against Union (N.Y.) saw senior guard Simon Behan find net on the only 3-pointer he lofted. The Dubliner did likewise with his two free throws to finish with five points. He also came up with eight rebounds and five assists.
Middlebury then was trounced by Bates, 86-66, as Behan again found the range on his only missile launcher, hitting 3-for-4 overall on field goal attempts to finish with seven points. He accounted for seven assists in only 19 minutes as he was ejected after picking up his fifth personal foul.
Middlebury (5-11) completed a long week with a 91-82 overtime loss to Tufts. Here, Behan scored 11 points, shooting 4-for-12, including 2-for-6 from outside the arc, and 1-for-4 from the line. He dished out four assists and grabbed four caroms. Behan is averaging 7.7 points and 5.0 assists per game.
Lafayette (5-11) got eight points out of Paul Cummins in an 85-63 loss to Penn. The Co. Kildare freshman shot 3-for-7 from the floor, 2-for-4 from bonus territory. He also had two assists.
Barry Kelleher had a game-high 11 rebounds as Mt. Aloysius (5-9) defeated Medaille, 124-95. The senior from Cork scored seven points for the Mounties on 3-for-10 shooting from the floor, including 1-for-2 on 3-pointers.

Butler’s Thomas Frazer won the men’s mile at Indiana’s Hoosier Classic. The Belfast senior pounded the boards in 4:18.76.
DePaul’s Gavin Kennedy broke the tape in the men’s mile at the Chicago Pentangular. The Waterford senior posted a time of 4:23.87.
Southern Illinois junior Joe Byrne, from Downpatrick, Co. Down, was victorious in the men’s mile at the Saluki Booster meet in Carbondale, Ill. He was caught in 4:20.69.
Iona’s Sean Connolly posted the second-fastest mile in the school’s history when he finished sixth in the New Balance Games at the 168th St. Armory in Manhattan. The senior from Tallaght, Co. Dublin finished in 4:02.98 in a race won by Kenya?s Elakanah Angwenyi in 3:59.38. Ireland’s Packie Mulvany blazed the fastest mile in Iona’s colors in 1991 with a 4:02.48 clocking.
Providence senior Deirdre Byrne won the women’s mile at the New England Challenge Cup. Byrne, from Avoca, Co. Wicklow, crossed in 4:51.27. Teammate Roisin Quinn, a senior from Waterford, was second at 800 meters, with a time of 2:16.76. Both Byrne and Quinn joined Katie Boyle and Megan Fanning for a victory in the distance medley relay, won in 12:22.17.

Dublin junior Steven Manley won the men’s 1,000-yard freestyle to help Kentucky defeat Louisville, 177-107. Manley finished in 9:19.43, almost 20 seconds ahead of his nearest pursuer. Teammate Mark Doyle, a sophomore from Dublin, had two third-place freestyle finishes. At 50 yards, he came in at 21.68 (against a winning 20.01), and he swam the 200 yards in 1:43.49 (against a winning 1:41.47).
Carl Bailie took second place in the men’s 100-yard butterfly to give Coe College four points towards its 136-25 victory over Morningside. Bailie, a freshman from Bangor, Co. Down, needed 57.08 seconds, whereas the winner completed his laps in 56.79.

Notre Dame sophomore Barry King picked up three singles wins from his first four matches, all at the second position. The Dubliner began 2005 by defeating Toledo?s Tony Tran, 6-3, 6-1. Next to fall was Illinois State’s Djordje Uskokovic, 6-3, 6-3. King, ranked 113th by the Intercollegiate Tennis Assn., then lost to Indiana?s Ryan Recht, 6-3, 6-3, but rebounded to knock off Wisconsin’s Jeremy Sonkin, 7-5, 6-2. The Fighting Irish won all four matches.
William & Mary’s Colin O’Brien won a singles match at fifth singles and joined for a win at second doubles as the Tribe defeated Winthrop, 6-1. O’Brien, a sophomore from Dublin, downed Jorge Padilla, 6-3, 6-4. He teamed with Alex Cojanu for an 8-1 doubles win.
North Carolina State’s Conor Taylor was upset in his first match of 2005, losing to High Point’s Mike Tolman, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, at first singles. The Dublin senior, ranked 84th by the ITA, bounced back with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Gardner-Webb?s Roberto Vasques. The Wolfpack took down High Point, 6-1, and Gardner-Webb, 7-0.
David Mullins has been named Associate Men’s Tennis Coach at DePaul University in Chicago. Mullins has most recently been an assistant pro at Donnybrook L.T.C. in Dublin, where he worked with elite junior Irish tennis players and assisted the Irish National Team. Mullins, who played during college at Fresno State, has represented Ireland in Davis Cup play each of the last three years.

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