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67 gj V ?siT NOVEMBER 18, 1990 B THE SUNDAY RECORD t-a Big overhauls WallMgton By Dan Cafaro Record Staff Writer iCRESSKILL Craig Zaikov's hands were not hia only asset in Cresskill'g 20-6 victory over Wellington Saturday that gave the unbeaten Cougars the Bergen County Scholastic League Olympic Division football championship. Trailing 6-0 at the intermission, Cresskill coach Bob Valli received a suggestion from Zaikov. The brainstorm resulted in Zaikov's 59-yard touchdown on Cresskill's first play of the second half. "Craig is really good about giving us ideas at helftime," Valli said. "He called that play. He said it was there." pn the play, a post pattern that split Wellington's secondary, quarterback Mike Doto fired a pass into Zaikov's chest. With one explosive burst, the junior wide receiver was gone. On the next series, Cresskill senior defensive end Jon Bloom planted a hit on Paul Magrini, causing the senior quarterback to fumble. Zaikov recovered on Wellington's 25. "That was a key play," Valli said. "Getting that kind of field position with the wind to our backs was important." After Doto's 7-yard gain on an Spann From The Record's news services FROSTBURG, Md. - Fullback Glinton Spann ran for 131 yards and two touchdowns to lead Ramapo to a 20-14 victory over Frost-burg State Saturday in the Eastern College Athletic Conference South Bowl football chempionship geme. Ramapo (10-1) took the lead early after recovering a fumble on the Frostburg 15-yard line three minutes into the game. Five plays later, Spann dove in from 1 yard out for a 7-0 lead. Frostburg scored with 3:27 left in the game on a 1-yard run by Rory McTigue to pull within six, 20-14. Frostburg State drove to Ramapo settles By John Mayer Correspondent EWING TOWNSHIP - Gine Ciavarra mey heve summed it up best efter Ramapo played to a scoreless tie with Camden Catholic Seturdey to gein a share of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Associetion Group 3 girls soccer title et Trenton Stete College. "Yes, it's e Stete title, but it's not our own," seid Cieverre, Re-mepo's senior goalie. "Now we heve two like this." Ciavarra was referring to Rama-po's scoreless tie with Ramsey in ' the Bergen County Tournement final where co-chempions were crowned es well. Thet wesn't the only similerity in the two gemes. Much like the County finel, Ramapo egein hed the better of pley, but feiled to finish. "Cemden Cetholic didn't keep it out of the net es much es we didn't put it in," seid Ramapo coach Peul Heenehan, who took his team to the final for the first time since 1987 when they defeated Ewing, 2-1. "We were creeting greet situe-tions in their third of the field, end we certainly came close to scoring enough times." Ramapo unleeshed 30 shots, 10 in the first quarter, to dominate play. Camden Catholic didn't get its first shot on goal until the five-minute mark of the second period, one of only seven on the day. Ramapo hed two tremendous scoring chances midway through the third period. Alison Smith's blast hit the top of the crossbar and went over the net. Less than a minute later, Cristen Paige's shot barely missed the left corner. Midway through the fourth quarter, Ramapo just missed egein as Ginnie Dalton's shot was partially stopped by goalie Chris Owens. The ball rolled toward the goal line before being cleared by Erin Garrity, who anchored the defense for the Fighting Irish (18-2-2). Camden Catholic's best scoring chance came with seven seconds left in regulation play on a direct kick grabbed in the air by Ciavarra. "With this turf and the field being wet, I knew that if I let it hit the turf, it could very well go over my head and in," said Ciavarra, play by Zaikov BCSL OLYMPIC option keep, the Cougars nearly pulled off a flea flicker for a touchdown, but Zaikov was ruled out of bounds when he caught it. Not to be discouraged, Doto found Zaikov in the end zone six plays later on a 10-yard post pattern. The TD pass was the senior quarterback's 25th in eight games, breaking the school record he set last season. Despite, weather that would normally dictate a ground game, Doto completed 13 of 25 passes for 190 yards. "With the receivers we have, our offense is tailor-made for Mike," said Valli, who credited offensive coordinator Ken Shultz for installing the Miami Hurricane-like passing attack. "He could be a great run-end-shoot quarterback for a Division I school." Zaikov's five catches (for 91 yards) give him 37 receptions on the season, eight for touchdowns. Senior wide receiver Mike Dei-drichs caught three passes for 46 yards. Senior tight end Brian Goodwin had two receptions for 39 yards, including a 27-yard slant carries the Ramapo 20-yard line on a 47-yerd pass from Jones to Warren Tweedy with two minutes left, but four incomplete passes killed the drive. Frostburg State (9-2) was led by sophomore quarterback Mike Jones, who had 12 completions for 219 yerds. Trenton St. 24, Ithaca 14 , ITHACA, N.Y. - Steve Mortel-lite pessed for two firsl-querter touchdowns and rushec1 ::or another to lead Trenton Sv.te to a 24-14 win over Ithaca i i u- NCAA Division III East Regouai semifinal. Mortellite threw 1 vo 3 yard Tracy Blasius of Ramapo, left, tries the Group 3 girls soccer final. The who is barely five feet tail Ramapo almost scored that way with 1:07 left in the second overtime as Paige's shot deflected off a Camden Catholic defender and bounded over the head of Owens. Fortunately for Camden Catholic, the ball landed on top of the goal cage. "We certainly didn't come down here to end up co-champs, but we're certainly not going to give it back," said Heenehan, whose team that set up Doto's 2-yard touchdown plunge midway through the fourth quarter. "Their offense is built on their ability to throw the football," said Wellington coach Carl Von Tobel. "Doto's for real. He gets the job done." Junior linebacker Joe Lucosky's 10-yard sack of Doto and a 17-yard windblown punt set up Wellington's lone score. Junior tailback Shawn Ivanicki blasted Up the middle to score from 6 yards. Senior fullback Brian Mosher hed a 12-yerd run on the five-pley, 30-yerd drive. "They beet us on the field. We hope we can come beck in two weeks to pley them again," said Von Tobel, referring to the Group 1 playoff final. After the intermission, the Cougars defense rose to the occasion, holding Wellington to 59 yards. Following Doto's rushing score, Zaikov intercepted Magrini on Cresskill's 21 with less than five minutes to go. It was Zaikov's 10th interception of the season. - "I'm proud of the way my kids played in adverse conditions," Valli said. "We didn't even consider changing our game plan. We wanted to pass and we did." NOTES It wes the first time Ramapo to championship ECACDIV. Ill touchdown passes to tight end Dave Aungst to put Trenton up 14-0 after the first period. Ithaca scored in the second quarter on a 17-yard run by fullback Jeff Wittman, who rushed for 111 yards on 18 carries. Ithaca missed the extre point. Mprtellite's 6-yerd touchdown run late in the first helf mede it 21-6. Mortellite rushed for 90 yerds on 20 cerries. In the final two minutes of the helf, Itheca moved 70 yerds on 12 plays, scoring on Todd Wilkows-ki's 8-yard pass to Ken Hammel. for tie in final s , v; ri ED HILLTHE RECORD to outmuscle a Camden Catholic defender for possession of the ball in teams shared the title after a scoreless tie. finished 21-1-3. Group 1 EWING Morris Catholic won the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association Group 1 title for the third straight year with a 3-0 win over Metuchen. "What can you say?" said Morris Catholic head coach Steve Racine. "Three in a row." After a scoreless first quarter, the Crusaders went to work. if Fred Amicucci of Cresskill falls f A' in school history thet Cresskill State sectional title ageinst Wald-won beck-to-beck leegue titles. . . wick Seturdey. Wellington takes Cresskill begins defense of its on Palisades Park. COLLEGE FOOTBALL Wittmen caught flanker Nick Is-mailoffs pass on the extra-point try for e two-point conversion to meke it 21-14 at the half. Ithaca challenged on its first second-half possession, driving to the Trenton 6-yard line. But Trenton stopped Wittman short of a first down on fourth-end-one. Scott Osborne edded a 39-yerd field goal for Trenton in the fourth quarter. Trenton forced six turnovers, including two interceptions by defensive back Durrell Linder. Trenton faces top-renked Hof- The first goal came 7:12 into the second quarter when Tina String-field took a direct kick from Holly Young at about the 18-yard line. Stringfield then pushed the ball forward into an opening and blasted a shot over the top of Metuchen goalie Deneen Habarta. Morris Catholic would pad its lead before the half ended when Young took a direct kick from the 35-yard line and curved a perfectly placed shot over Habarta. - - ' i ,' i - ( forward for a gain as Wellington's Paul stre in the NCAA East Regional final Seturdey. Hofstra 35, Cortland St. 9 HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. - Merk Cox ren for two touchdowns and Bob Bohlert kicked three field goals as undefeated Hofstra overcame five first-half interceptions by Rhory Moss to beat Cortland State, 35-9, in the other East Regional semifinal. The Flying Dutchmen piled up 534 total yerds to 203 for the Red Dregons (9-2). Cox geined 101 yerds on 16 carries while Moss, who was not intercepted in the second half, was 31-for-49 for 300 yards. Late TD gives St. Joseph title By Bob Kurland Record Staff Writer MONTVALE - St. Joseph Regional marched to the Northern New Jersey Interscholastic League Atlantic Division football title lest yeer, and Saturday it did the same in its first Pacific season by turning back Don Bosco Prep, 9-0. The Green Knights (8-1, 7-0) won the game in the fourth quarter, when they controlled the ball for 10 minutes before Greg Tele-maque scored from 3 yards out. "I thought our kids played an outstanding game," losing coach Ed Molloy seid, "but we couldn't come up with a big play to stop them in the last querter." The big pley for St. Joseph ceme eerly in the period. On fourth-end-inches on their 44, the Green Knights went for it, end Mike Beckerich sloshed his wey for 5 yerds. "Thet wes dangerous," conceded coach Tony Karcich. "It was a gamble, but we felt Beck could go over left tackle behind Jim Young and Ken Dusebout, and he almost broke it. "Two or three times on the drive, we hed third-end-short and thought about going on top, but decided it was more important that we hold the ball than score a touchdown." Telemeque carried 10 times for 31 yards in the drive. St. Joseph scored all the points it would need in the second quarter when Rob Wehrberger kicked his third field goal of the season, a 25-yarder. "It was tough," he said, "because the field was slippery. I just concentrated on getting the ball up and knew without looking up the Montclair shuts out Passaic PASSAIC Cory Heggins and Terrence Garrison combined for 170 yards rushing and three TDs, and quarterback Lamont Ponton threw for another score Saturdey as Montclair trounced Passeic, 26-0, in e Northern New Jersey Interscholastic League Atlantic Division football game. Heggins highlighted the scoring 8 Jit STEVE AUCHARDTHE RECORD Magrini (14) moves In. I Summaries S-18 Cortland State took a 2-0 lead 44 seconds into the second quarter when Cox's punt wes blocked by Steve McGowan and rolled through the end zone for e safety! But Hofstra then capitalized on three turnovers to score 16 straight points. After Jim Salgedd recovered Scott Berent's fumble on the Red Dregons' 16, Brian McGee scored from the 1 to put Hofstra aheed 6-2. A Steve Gevinski's' fumble recov ery on the Cortland State 29 early in the third quarter led to Boh-lert's first field goal, a 23-yarder. Jeff Brown's fumble recovery on the Red Dragons' 20 set up Cox's 3-yard TD for e 16-2 leed. r Hi M .it UIJJIL PACIFIC , kick was perfect." , A roughing-the-holder penalty was called on the kick, and the, Knights could have had a first, down on the 4. "Because of the conditions of the day rain, windy and mud, I decided to take the-( points," Karcich said. "I would have kicked myself if we didn't go in, so I decided to keep the three." The Don Bosco defense, led by! Brian Flynn, held Telemaque to 11 hard-earned yerds on 26 cerries;a The Ironmen (6-3, 5-2) hed & chence to take charge early in thlP game when Rudy Smith blocked Rich Picinich's punt and Den' Stone returned it to the Green Knights' 24. But a clip pushed itt back to the 39, and the defense held. Another penalty hurt the Iron1 men in the second period after-they moved to the St. Joseph 19" following the field goal. A 30-yard run by Merk Merino end a 17-yard pess from Pete Herteveld to Brian Geine accounted for most of the yardege. A holding call set them back 15 yards, end on fourth-end-13, Den McCann's 38-yard field goal attempt was blocked. "We didn't take adventege of our chances, but we would have liked to have pessed more," MoK loy said. "But the weether wesn? right.' Harteveld completed four of II for 47 yards, while Telemaque misfired on his two option passes; one of which wes dropped in the open. with a nifty 71-yard TD on a broken play in the third quartefi Garrison scored on runs of 3 and 12 yards. Ponton passed to Jason Curry for a 30-yard touchdown. Montclair (9-0 overall, 8-d league), will face Morris Knolls Saturday in a North Section 2, Group 4 playoff matchup.

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