Sports Shorts-Nov. 13

Nov. 13-19, 2003
Sports Shorts-Nov. 13
By Luke Eggleston/ SUN staff writer
Le Moyne Men’s Soccer Falls In Tournament Quarterfinal

The Le Moyne men’s soccer team fell 3-0 to Bentley in the quarterfinal round of the Northeast-10 Conference Tournament. The loss capped the Dolphins’ season at 10-7-2 record. October 29, the Dolphins concluded their regular season by throttling Saint Rose 4-0. Scoring leader Scott Newman (Bethesda, Md./Winston Churchill) scored two goals in the victory, and Mariel Lako (Rochester, N.Y./Penfield) and Tim Kenyon (Chittenango, N.Y./Chittenango) also scored for Le Moyne. Lako, Drew Gilbert (Liverpool/Liverpool HS), and Pat Delaney (Severn, Md./Old Mill) were all credited with assists. Junior goalkeeper Tim Mann (Silver Spring, Md./Paint Branch) had two saves and freshman Shawn Barker (Baldwinsville/Baldwinsville HS) held the net to keep the Golden Knights scoreless. The shutout was Le Moyne’s fifth of the season.

Le Moyne Men’s, Women’s Swim Teams Take Wins Over Bentley

The Le Moyne men’s swim team took a 153-137 victory over Bentley Saturday, while the Dolphins’ women’s squad emerged with a 166-134 triumph over the River Hawks as well. Earlier in the week, the Northeast-10 Conference recognized four Dolphins swimmers for a variety of honors. Kara Carbonaro (Auburn/Auburn HS) received Women’s Swimming Athlete of the Week honors after setting the pool record at Utica in the 100 butterfly with a time of 1:00.39. Shawn Bankey (Camillus/West Genesee HS) earned Men’s Swimming co-Freshman of the Week honors after winning the 100 free and 200 free against Utica. Men’s swimmers Luke O’Brien (Mexico/Mexico Academy) and Will Chidsey (Liverpool/Liverpool HS) received Honor Roll distinction from the Northeast-10 Conference. CBA Product Joe Casamento Enjoying Outstanding Season At Villanova

Former Christian Brothers Academy quarterback Joe Casamento Jr. is enjoying and outstanding season under center at Villanova.

The junior has led the NCAA Division 1AA Wildcats to a 7-2 record overall including a victory over Division 1 Temple. Before an upset loss at the hands of the University of Massachusetts Minutemen, Villanova was ranked as high as second in the nation. Saturday, the Wildcats were stunned by Hofstra (2-8, 2-6) and fell to a 5-2 record in Atlantic-10 Conference play. Following the victory over Temple, Casamento was selected as the Atlantic-10 Conference’s Offensive Player of the Week. During the victory over the Owls, Casamento completed 28 of his 37 pass attempts for 347 yards and two touchdowns, which is the most yards thrown by an Atlantic-10 quarterback in a game this season.

The former Brothers quarterback is currently third among Atlantic-10 passers with 214.1 yards passing per game. He leads the conference in completion percentage at 72.8. In the Wildcats’ loss to 34-32 loss Hofstra Saturday, Casamento weathered an injury to come out on the field and put Villanova in a position to tie the game. With 55 seconds remaining, he connected with John Deiser for a touchdown from the Pride’s 15-yard line. On the two-point conversion attempt, however, he was sacked. Casamento was 7-7 for 86 yards and one touchdown.

Earlier in the season, Casamento had been placed on the Walter Payton Award watch list due to his impact on the Wildcats’ season.

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