The Record from Hackensack, New Jersey on November 23, 1986 · 249
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wajajjaapapkti0pPal High SchoolCollege, THE RECORD, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1986 Mizzone, Kempfstep into Meet of Champs spotlight iW"iyt"' By Paul Schwartz Correspondent HOLMDEL Jen Mizzone and Amy Kempf have spent most of their careers in the shadows of other outstanding crosscountry runners. For Mizzone, it was Wayne Valley teammates Missy Duchini, Jen Van Horn, and Cathy Feeney. Para-mus's Kempf was outdone by Hacken-sack's Jasmin Jones on most occasions. But the two oft-overlooked runners held the spotlight yesterday in the New Jersey State Meet of Champions at Holmdel County Park, joining Cathy Paz of Clifton and Feeney in the girls top 10. Only Ridgewood's Eric Berntsen among local boys entered finished in the top 19 in the boys race. Christian Brothers Academy of Lincroft and Carlos Martins of Newark East Side were boys winners, and North Hunterdon and Jodie Billotta of North Hunterdon repeated in the girls race. Mizzone was sixth and Kempf seventh in the 5,000-meter race, both running career-best times. Paz led all local finishers in fifth place and Feeney, a freshman, was eighth. Until about a month ago, Mizzone was having an average season. It seemed as if she would never reach the promise she projected from her first season three years ago. "When I got injured, I got down and my attitude wasn't good," said Mizzone. "She came to me and said that she would keep running for the team's sake, but that she didn't think she'd do very well," said Stearns. "I told her we needed her to do well for the team to do well" "That helped a lot," said Mizzone, who paced the Indians to a third-place finish in the girls race. "Coach Stearns talked to me a lot and really helped me get more confidence." CROSS-COUNTRY I Kempfs confidence was shaken by back-to-back subpar races in the Bergen Meet of Champs and the state sectionals. But she snapped back with a good race last week in the Group 4 championship and ran impressively yesterday. "She was supposed to stay up in the top 20 for the first half of the race and then make a move," said Paramus coach Brian Rodak. "But at the first mile she was third! She got a little excited but it didn't hurt her. She had put too much pressure on herself in some of the other races, but she handled it well today." In all, Bergen and Passaic counties combined to place six runners in the top IS and 10 in the top 31. Allyson Perre of Passaic Valley finished 12th, and Bergen County champ Jones continued to have her problems at Holmdel, finishing 15th. The boys picture was not as bright Berntsen, hampered by a hairline fracture of the sternum suffered earlier in the week at practice, was disappointed with his lOth-place finish, but it helped Ridge-wood to a fourth-place finish in the 18-team boys race." The second local finisher was Ramsey's Matt Swanson, who ran his best of the year with a 20th-place finish. "I got out slowly, maybe in the middle of the pack of 150 runners," said Swan-son. "I had a lot of work to do when I got up the first hill but I began to pass people out in the back of the course and just kept passing them." Swanson finished a place ahead of Paramus Catholic junior John Lamia. Bergen County champion Chris Moore of Emerson was 29th. The showdown for Passaic County bragging rights went to B Division champ Steve Fahmie of Neumann Prep, who was 48th, 11 places and 12 seconds ahead of A Division winner Lawrence Brown of Kennedy. But both Fahmie and Brown said the race wasn't the same as a normal contest "I never saw Larry during the who.e race," said Fahmie, who started on the opposite end of the starting line from Brown. "I just concentrated on running the way I could." idgewood stuns Paramus By Kevin deMarrais Correspondent FAIR LAWN Four points from defeat, Ridgewood rallied to defeat previously unbeaten Paramus, 13-15, 15-12, 15-8, yesterday to capture the New Jersey State Interschlastic Athletic Association North Section Group 4 volleyball championship. VOLLEYBALL Secaucus, behind sisters Nadine and Shiela Ulrich, upset top-seeded Hawthorne in Group 2, 15-6, 15-11; and Old Tappan rallied to repeat in Group 3 with a 16-14, 16-14 win over Ramsey, and Wallington, which lost to Park Ridge in last year's final, took the Group 1 title with a 15-13, 15-12 win over Bogota. GROUP 4: Ridgewood presented retiring coach Kitty Batterson with a farewell present with its emotional victory. After dropping the first game and trailing in the secood, 11-6, the Maroons (23-3) scored nine of the next 10 points to extend the match to a third game. Ridgewood, which had lost to Paramus twice in Northern New Jersey Interscholastic League play, and in the final in the Bergen County Tournament for its only losses, dominated the third game. They jumped ahead, 10-3, behind cocaptain Jill Berry's serving. After Paramus (23-1) had closed the margin to five, 13-8, the Maroons locked up the title on spikes by cocaptain Suzanne Riley and Leslie Day. GROUP 3: The Golden Knights (21-3) held off two game points after falling behind, 14-10, in the first game. Marianne Cenicola, Old Tappan's only senior, got one point back before Mary Claire Buccola served for the final five points, winning the game with a service ace. In the second game, Ramsey (21-4) jumped ahead, 14-11, but Kris Osinchak served for the final five points to give Old Tappan the victory. Claire Luthin slammed the ball for the final point, her 11th spike of the match. GROUP 2: Junior Nadine Ulrich served for 16 points and executed nine spikes while Shiela Ulrich, a senior cocaptain, put in six serves and had 16 spikes, five of them aces. Nadine scored eight straight service points to close out the first game. The Patriots (19-3) jumped ahead, 4-0, in the second game, but Hawthorne scored 10 of the next 11 points to open a five-point lead. Secaucus quickly regained control with Kim Constantino and Nadine Ulrich combining for eight points. Liz Vitale put in two spikes for the winning points. Secaucus, which won its fourth title in the last six years, also received strong play from Amy Komorowski, who had 27 sets. GROUP 1 Wallington put together scoring streaks at the end of both games to turn back Bogota. The sixth-seeded Bucs had gone ahead in the see-saw game 13-12, on Kristen Lukacs's three service points before Bonnie Poltorak followed with three points to give the Panthers (20-2) the game. Bogota jumped ahead in the second game, 12-8, but Wallington ran off the last seven points to win the title, with Tanja Varsolovic serving for the final three. The Panthers were led by Karen Schaef er's spiking and Tammy Ab-boud's setting. Roxbury's big plays surprise Montclair SUCCASUNNA - A hook-and-ladder pass play boosted unbeaten Roxbury past Montclair, 13-7, yesterday in the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association Group 4, Section 2 football play-mffs. Nick Cerligione tossed to Dave Moore, who lateraled to Bill Nolan, igniting a 65-yard fourth-period play. Roxbury had taken the lead in the first period on an 85-yard pass play from Cerligione to Moore, but College volleyball PISCATAWAY - Host Rutgers was eliminated from the Atlantic 10 volleyball championships Friday when it lost to George Washington, 15-4, 15-9, 15-5, in the quarterfinals. Junior Danaan Luce of Secaucus had 13 sets, and freshman Elke Voight of Fair Lawn had nine kills. The Scarlet Knights finished the season with a 7-26 record. GROUP 4 FOOTBALL the conversion kick failed. Montclair took the lead in the second period when Scott Egan caught a 17-yard TD pass from Frank Cuozzo and kicked the extra point. The title game is Dec. 6, pitting third-seeded Union at Roxbury. Union downed second-seeded Bar-ringer, 10-6, yesterday. College swimming KINGS POINT, N.Y. - Freshman Tanya Shipp of Wayne set a school record with a time of 5:44.9 in the 500 freestyle and also captured the 200 individual medley to lead undefeated William Paterson past the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, 109-68, in women's swimming. ir til 4 -r r-s II 4 i .it. i, ', ' -it-. 4 Staff photo by Joe Glardelll Clifton's Cathy Paz's fifth-place finish was the highest by a Bergen-Passaic runner at the state Meet of Champions. NJSIAA Meet of Champions cross-country summaries At Htlfndtt Girl meet TEAM SCORING North Hunterdon 24, Brick 72, Wayne Valley 111, Bernards 112, Paul VI 133, Mater 01 164, Ridgewood 1)5, Ridge 187, Ocean City 227, Malwah 259, Somer-vllle 277. KIMallnnv 287. I. Jodie BIHotta, North Hunterdon 2. Anne Letko, North Hunterdon . 3. Jeannle LaPlaca, North Hunterdon- 4. Elaine Dohertv, Morrfstown 5. Cathy Pai, Clifton . 6. Jen Miizone, vvne Valley 7. Amy Kempf, Paramus 8. Cathy Feeney, Vikyne Valley 9. Glna Wllloughby, Randolph 10. Tracy Hlnman, Bernards 12. AHyson Perre, Passaic Valley . IS. Jasmin Jones, Hackensack 26. Jennifer Hughes, Ridgewood- ze. Dee tteougn, Manwah 30. Terrl Grlvas, Dumont 31. Laura Drake, Wayne Valley 47. Robvn Helm, Lyndhurst SI. Missy Duchlnl, Wayne valley 57. Lvnne Collaio, Ridgewood 61. Nancy Montevechi, Mahwalu. 62. Kathy Shevlln, Ridgewood 66. Jean Hughes, Ridgewood . 73. Nicole McLennan, Ridgewood . 74. Nana Titus, Ridgewood. 77. Kelly Hughes, Wayne Valley 78. Heather Frey, Mahwah 82. Adrlenne Bolan, Wayne Valley. 4. Karen Zdanis, Mahwah . 5. Jodl Rubensteln, Wayne Valley -11:56. ,19:13. 1 1931 19:40. 19:43. 19:47. 1948. 19:52. .19:54. .19:56. HH5. .20:17. .20J4. .20:42. .20:44. -20:46. .21:13. .21:17. .21:28. -21:31. .2135. -21:56. -22:19. -22:19. .2232. -22:37. -22:44. .23:54. -23:57. Delbarton 258, Clnnamlnson 263, Holy Cross 283, Jefferson 306, Ramsey 314, Morris Catholic 360, SI. Benedict's 360. Klngsway 388. Boys meet TEAM SCORINC CBA 63, Toms River North 130, Paul VI 149, Ridgewood 195, Kearny 199, Bernards 202, Princeton 227, HaddonfieM 240, Haddon Twp. 241, Caktwetl 246, I. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 20. 21. 24. 29. 32. 39. 40. 48. 57. 59. 63. 71. 75. as. 99. Carlos Martin, Newark East Side . Cesar Gaudln. Union Hill Jason De Joseph, Paul VI Kay pug wey, Mendham . Tim Koerner, Toms River North John Chichester, Caldwell John Coyle, CBA Urle Rldgewav, Brldgeton Dave Lee, East Brunswick Eric Barnfun DMommaH man swanson, Ramsey 16:10. 16:13 IfclS. .16:16. .16:22. .1627. .1631. .1634. .1638. John Lauria, Paramus Catholic . Kevin McCabe, Ridgewood Chris Moore, Emerson Jason Kaplan, Wtstwood Rich Wlsse, Saddle Brook win kosiow. Fort Lee 16:41. .16:50. -16:50. -16:53. -16:58. .17:05. .17:15. .17:16. .1752. .1731. .1734. .1737. .17:44. .17:50. Chris Roe, Rldgewood! 18:17. Steve Fahmie, Neumann Prep. Robe Lages, Palisades Park Lawrence Brown, Kennedy tnris Meyers, Ramsey Eugine Peterson, Morris Catholic . Paul KnaDB DlHawAnri Brian Williams, Ridgewood Oil E1E SCENE Port making presence felt at Duke Chris Port of Wanaque thought he was prepared for every challenge college football presented before he began his freshman year at Duke University. But there was one surprise for the former standout at Don Bosco Prep. "The only thing that I really wasn't prepared for was the sue of the stadiums," he says. "When we first walked into Sanf ord Stadium at Georgia, that overwhelmed me. I'd never played before a crowd of more than 5,000 until this year, and playing in front of 80,000 people was really exciting." . Port has excited Blue Devils fans with his play at offensive guard. The 6-foot-7, 260-pounder has started all but one game this season, playing 539 of 655 offensive plays. He has had only five missed assignments the best mark of any Duke starter and has given up just two sacks. "Before I came to Duke, I was thinking that maybe I could make third team and then trjrto work my way up to second team so maybe I could get a couple plays each game," Port says. "I didn't realize that I would play this early. I thought that by my sophomore year I might be able to start, but starting my freshman year is a goal that I didn't think I could reach." MEN'S SPORTS Port says his teammates have played a major role in his quick development "The seniors and the upperclassmen really helped me out, by motivating me, trying to get my confidence up, and using their experience to teach me about techniques and other things," he says. "I didn't need to go to a coach every time I had a question." Freshman wide receiver Chris White of Wyckoff is a major reason Susquehanna Uni versity's football team completed its regular season 10-0 and won the Middle Atlantic Conference championship. White caught 27 passes for 352 yards. Junior quarterback Tony Campana of Wayne recently got his first collegiate start for the Gettysburg (Pa.) College football team. Campana rushed for 87 yards and completed four of 13 passes for 54 yards to lead the Bullets to a 31-0 victory over Dickinson, snapping a four-game losing streak. Matt McLaughlin, a former Lakeland player, recently caught two fourth-quarter touchdown passes to spark East Carolina to a 35-33 comeback football victory over Georgia Southern. Bob Donfield of Woodcliff Lake is the leading receiver for the University of Rhode Island football team, with 40 receptions for 534 yards and two touchdowns. JOHN JACKSON eton Hall has luck of the Irish By Mark J. Czorwintki Correspondent SOUTH ORANGE - When Ed Kelly took over a Seton Hall University men's soccer program that hadn't had a winning season in 11 years, he could have began straightening things out by cracking the whip. Instead, . Kelly began making friends. COLLEGE SOCCER He started taking his players under his wing, appealing to their love of the sport. Two years later, the Pirates (16-1-2) set a school record for victories, won the Big East championship, and earned the chance to face Perm State today in the National Collegiate Athletic Association tournament's Mid-Atlantic regional final. "When I came here, I didn't set a timetable like three years or five years," said Kelly, 38, who served as an assistant coach at Fairleigh Dickinson University for five years. "You can't set a gauge like that because you don't hold all the cards. You just go after the best guys available with what's available to you. After that, you have to have some luck." In Kelly's case, it was truly the luck of the Irish. Kelly, whose recruiting ability helped turn FDU into a powerhouse five years ago, went back to his native Ireland to find the backbone of his 1986 Seton Hall squad. In 1985, Brian Hammond joined the team from Dublin. This season, he was joined by freshmen Pat O'Kelly, Pat O'Brien, and Pat Hughes of Dublin and Ian Hen-nessy of Cork. All cultural barriers faded away on the playing field as the newcomers combined for 34 goals this season. "Everything here has been tremendous," said Hennessy, a forward who scored 14 goals. "I didn't know what the structure or organization was going to be like here, but everyone has helped make things easier. I think it's a symbiotic relationship, so to speak, because it works both ways. They feed off us, but we learn from them." The learning experience has worked both ways. Kelly and his countrymen combined with German-born Peter Matischak of Ridgefield to introduce the fast-paced European style of play to the Pirates. American players such as Joe Alfano of Jamesburg and John Murphy of Elizabeth were quick to respond. "It wasn't like the kids from New Jersey stunk before they came, but they are so advanced that they just made us better," said Murphy, a freshman midfielder. "Their style is a little different, but that can only help a team with so many younger players." Kelly, a self-described "player's coach," instilled a new attitude in his team. Gone is the win-at-all-costs approach that seems to per-miate the American sports scene. In its place is a group of players who love to play the game for the game's sake. Practices are informal, and the players have broken the tension that goes along with postseason play by joking and kidding among themselves. Even Kelly, a former professional in the North American Soccer League, joins in, donning a mesh practice jersey and scrimmaging with the team. The squad is young only two seniors, but mature. They could have wilted under the distractions caused by their newfound celebrity status, but, thanks to Kelly's influence, they've thrived. "I work hard at building a relationship with my players and providing a good environment," said Kelly, who served as an assistant coach with the Philadelphia Fever of the Major Indoor Soccer League in 1982. "I find that more important than the tactical X's and O's. These kids want to learn about the game, and it's not life and death. It's not cutthroat like professional sports, and it's not supposed to be." ? Kelly's professional background has been one of his main strengths as a coach. The players respect his knowledge of the game, and realize that his advice is more than a simple rehash of age-old theories. Kelly began running practices at FDU for head coach Ben Stravato, who believes the experience taught Kelly some valuable coaching lessons. "These kids are different than any age group he was with before. They have a different type of personality," Stravato said. "They may be more mature than high school kids, but you have to be more of a psychologist I think Eddie was able to learn things like that from his experience here." Nowhere is the Pirates' new attitude more evident than in the team's approach to today's game. Their goal is victory, but their motivation is the sport itself. "What am I looking forward to against Perm State? Football the Anglo-European term for soccer, of course," said Hennessy. "We all just want to play football." "I'm looking forward to the game itself as much as the ride home after we win," Kelly said. "It's a game I would just love to see as a spectator. Of course I want to win, but if we look horrible doing it, I won't feel as good." NCAA men's soccer schedule NEW ENGLAND Boston U, 16-1-3, at Harvard 10-3-3, 1 P.m. NEW YORK Long Island U, 15-0-3, at Hartwick, 12-6-1, 1 p.m. SOUTH DufuTS-l, at North Carolina St, 13-3-2, 1 p.m. SOUTH ATLANTIC FAR WEST First renal fteeleael Dual Sunday Sunday George Mason, 10-4-5, at Loyola, Md, 16-0-4. 2 pm GREAT LAKES Akron, 14-3-3, at EvansvMe; 17-2-2, 1 pm MID-ATLANTIC Salon Hal, 18-1-2, at Pern St, 11-5-5, I pm MIDWEST First raeaf St. Louis, 13-5-2, at Southern Methodist, 15-4-2, 1 pm UCLA, 14-O-S, at Fresno St, 16-4-2, 7 pm QUARTERflaalS Te to cammed er Sunday, Not. 38 wo George Mason-Loyola vs. wo Duke-North Carolina St. wo Boston U.-Harvard vs. wo Long Island U-Hartwlck wo Akron-Evansvme vs. wo Seton Hal-Peon State wo UCLA-Fresno St. vs. wo St. Louis-Southern Methodist SEMHknlS Te aa cemented by Sunday, Dec. 7 Sites aad Nmes TBA George Mason-LoyolaDuke-North Carolina St. winner vs. Boston U.-Harvard Long Island U-Hertwtek winner Akron-EvansvlNeSeton Han-Perm State vs. UCLA-Fresno SI.SI. Louis-Southern Methodist winner CHAMPIONSHIP Saturday, Dec II At Tacoma, Wash, 1030 pm t,:

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