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College Roundup: Harkin’s goals herald Fairfield victories

February 16, 2011

By Staff Reporter

Harkin then knocked in the match winner in the 50th minute as the Stags downed Brown, 2-0. Fairfield is 5-5-1.
Wingate has won its last three matches. The Bulldogs, coached by Belfast native Gary Hamill, defeated Pfeiffer and Carson-Newman by identical 3-1 scores, then shut out Belmont Abbey, 3-0. Freshman Steven Walsh from Cork had a goal in the Carson-Newman win. Wingate is 10-6-1.
Sean McCabe, a junior from Derry, assisted on one goal as Franklin Pierce beat Bryant, 5-1. Pierce is 9-4-4 overall and 6-3-4 in the Northeast 10 Conference.
Tony Anderson, a Belfast sophomore, assisted on two goals as Vermont defeated Hartford, 4-2. The Catamounts, coached by Belfast native Roy Patton, are 10-5-1 overall and 5-1-1 in the America East.
Jon Leonard directed five shots on goal and converted three as Rio Grande defeated Cumberland, 3-0. Teammate Kevin McCloskey assisted on all three tallies. Both players are seniors from Belfast. They reversed roles in Rio’s 1-1 tie with Ohio Dominican, as McCloskey scored off a Leonard feed. Rio is 13-0-1 overall and 5-0-1 in the American Mideast Conference.
Winthrop outscored Charleston Southern, 5-4, as Gareth Hayden came through with a tally. Hayden is a senior from Dublin. Winthrop is 9-3-1.
John Reilly fed Daniel Ronan for Memphis’ only goal in a 3-1 loss to Louisville. The score was Ronan’s ninth of the season. He is a freshman from Blanchardstown, Dublin. Reilly is a Dublin sophomore. The Tigers fell to 8-5-1 and 2-5-0 against Conference USA opponents.
Eoin Lynch provided early but winning goals in two 1-0 victories for Providence this month. The Dublin native who now calls Yarmouth, Maine home came through against Virginia Tech in the 11th minute and against West Virginia in the sixth minute. Providence moved to 4-8-0 overall and 3-4-0 in the Big East with the latter win.
George Mason dropped matches to Maryland, 4-1, and North Carolina, 2-0, playing Virginia Commonwealth to a scoreless tie. Keeper John O’Hara recorded eight saves in the latter match. Mason, coached by Dubliner Fran O’Leary is 6-4-3 overall and 1-1-1 in Colonial Athletic Association matches.
Ed Kelly’s Boston College Eagles knocked off Pittsburgh, 2-0, and Syracuse, 3-1, to improve to 9-3-0 overall and 6-2-0 in the Big East Conference. Kelly is a Dublin native.
Alan Dawson’s Old Dominion squad split four recent contests. A 1-0 triumph over Delaware was followed by a loss to Towson by an identical score. The Monarchs then fell to Virginia, 3-2, but came back to top Hofstra, 3-2. ODU, whose coach is from Belfast, is 7-6-0.
Fourth-ranked Clemson outlasted Appalachian State, 3-2, then played No. 2 Wake Forest to a 2-all tie. Coached by Belfast native Trevor Adair, Clemson is 10-1-2 overall and 2-1-1 in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
New York University has won its last two contests, defeating Centenary (N.J.), 6-2, and Case Western, 2-1. NYU, coached by Dubliner Joe Behan, is 10-5-1 overall and 2-3-0 in the University Athletic Association.
Seamus McFadden’s San Diego squad rebounded from a 2-0 beating from Portland to down Santa Clara, 2-1. The Toreros are 12-4-0 overall and 1-2-0 in the West Coast Conference. McFadden is a Galwayman.
Bowdoin is now 10-2-1 overall and 7-1-0 in the New England Small College Athletic Conference. Coached by Dubliner Brian Ainscough, Bowdoin disposed of Trinity (Conn.), 3-2, in overtime, tied Babson, 2-2, and defeated Colby, 4-0.
Christian Brothers has been on a late-season run. Gareth O’Sullivan’s Bucs shut out both Alabama-Huntsville and Lincoln Memorial, 1-0, and Ouachita Baptist, 2-0. The tables were then turned by Central Arkansas, 3-0 winners over CBU, which is now 7-8-2 overall and 4-2-1 in Gulf South Conference action. O’Sullivan comes from Ballina, Co. Mayo.

Green Mountain’s Zelda Mooney, a senior from Dublin, had three goals and two assists in an 8-0 romp over Lyndon State. Marie Harrington, a senior from Howth, Co. Dublin, also picked up a goal. GMC is 12-3-0.
Lindsey Wilson College ran roughshod over Campbellsville, 11-0. Sophomore Debbie McGuinness from Dundalk picked up a goal. Wilson is 9-4-0 overall and 3-0-0 in the Mid-South Conference.
Margaret Saurin, a senior from Dublin, nailed three goals and was credited with two assists as Christian Brothers blasted Ouachita Baptist, 10-0. Saurin then had a goal, her 17th of the season, and three assists in an 8-0 romp over Central Arkansas. CBU, coached by Gareth O’Sullivan, is 17-1-0 overall and 8-0-0 in the Gulf South Conference.
Aisling Callaghan, a junior from Dublin, had an assist in Northern Kentucky’s 3-1 victory over Indianapolis. The Norse, top ranked in Div. II, are 14-0-2 overall and 7-0-2 in the Great Lakes Conference.
Hofstra downed Old Dominion, 2-0. Elaine O’Connor, a senior from Dublin, recorded her seventh assist of the season for the 10-4-1 Pride. They are now 3-3-0 in Colonial Association play.
Hamilton went above the .500 mark with victories over Rensselaer, 2-1, and Vassar, 2-0. Hamilton, coached by Finglas, Dublin native Colette Gilligan is 6-4-2 overall and 4-2-1 in the Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association.
Quinnipiac picked up a league win by defeating Fairleigh Dickinson, 1-0. Dave Clarke’s team then came up short against Boston College, 1-0, and St. Francis (Pa.), 3-0. The Lady Braves are 3-10-1 overall and 3-3-1 in the Northeast Conference. Coach Clarke hails from Donaghmede, Dublin.
Keene State, coached by Denise Lyons, came away with 1-0 victories over both Rhode Island College and Eastern Connecticut State. Lyons’ team is 14-2-1 overall and 5-0-0 in the Little East Conference. Lyons is a native of Newcastle West, Co. Limerick.

Kent State’s Martina Gillen tied for 10th place in the Adidas Fall Invitational at PGA Village in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Gillen, a junior from Dublin, shot 226 (75-76-75). North Texas’ Randi Gauthier brought in the low score of 215.
Campbell’s Michelle Holmes tied for 69th place in the Mission Inn Fall Classic at El Campeon Golf Club in Howey-In-The-Hills, Fla. The County Mayo sophomore carded a score of 174 (86-88). Indiana’s Karen Dennison was medallist with 149.
A Toledo trio and a Rhode Island duo were on the course in the Gary Koch/Cleveland Golf Intercollegiate at the Old Memorial Golf Club in Tampa, Fla. Toledo’s Sean McTernan, a senior from Sligo, came in with the best score, 141 (72-69), which earned him a 10th-place tie. Finishing behind him were teammate Richard Kilpatrick, a freshman from Banbridge, Co. Down, who tied for 28th place at 145 (71-74), Rhode Island’s Kenneth Fahey, a freshman from Clifden, Co. Galway, who tied for 42nd place at 147 (76-71), Rhode Island’s James Clarke, a Belfast junior, who tied for 47th place at 148 (75-73), and Toledo’s David Jones, a Derry senior, who tied for 47th place at 148 (74-74). Earning medallist honors were Vanderbilt’s Brandt Snedeker and Ohio State’s Zach Doran, who both came in at 135.
Southeast Louisiana’s Mark O’Sullivan tied for 37th place in the SMU Stonebridge Invitational at Stone Bridge Country Club in McKinney, Texas. The Galway senior shot 224 (70-76-78). Teammate Mervyn Owens, a sophomore from Mallow, Co. Cork, tied for 61st place at 229 (78-73-78).

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