Profs Defeat William Paterson 25-10
GLASSBORO, NJ - John Maldonado caught six passes for a career-high 153 yards and scored the go-ahead touchdown, and the Profs’ defense picked off four passes, as Rowan (1-5; 1-3 NJAC) defeated William Paterson, 25-10, on Homecoming for its first victory of the year.
Kicker Jake Hurler tied the school record for field goals made with four in the contest and quarterback Mike Husni was 14-for-22 passing for 212 yards and one touchdown, while he ran for another.
The Rowan defense limited William Paterson (3-4; 1-2 NJAC) to its lowest point total of the year, led by 12 tackles and one interception from linebacker Mike Mascioli, and two interceptions from safety Malachi Winters. Jared Wright also added an interception while AJ Akins had nine tackles and 1.5 sacks.
With 4:50 left in the second quarter, Maldonado made a highlight-film catch on the sideline in between two William Paterson defenders and ran the rest of the way in untouched for a 69-yard touchdown to give the Profs a 12-7 lead they would not relinquish.
Husni added to the lead, 19-7, on a six-yard run with 12:17 to play in the third quarter, before William Paterson’s Ronald Alvarez connected on a 36-yard field goal at the end of the quarter to close the gap to 19-10.
Hurler finished out a fourth-quarter drive with a 38-yarder, the field goal that tied the school record set by Tyler Knighton in 2014, also against William Paterson.
The Profs opened the game with a 47-yard pass play to Maldonado on their first play from scrimmage, with the drive resulting in a 24-yard field goal by Hurler.
William Paterson went ahead, 7-3, later in the quarter on a 5-yard run by Marcel Mason to cap a 13-play, 90-yard drive.
The interception by Wright set up Rowan’s next score as the drive ended with a Hurler field goal from 24 yards out to cut the deficit to 7-6 with 11:03 left in the second quarter.
Rowan heads to Montclair State next Saturday, October 30.
Rowan women's swimming and diving team Start Season with Win
GLASSBORO, NJ -- The 15th-ranked Rowan women's swimming and diving team got their 2021-22 season off on the right foot with a convincing 181-61 victory over York at the Tony Lisa Natatorium on Saturday.
Jordan McChesney finished first in a total of four events. She was the top swimmer in the 50 Free (24.62s) and the 100 Free (53.40) and also teamed with Kylie Salerno, Nicole Harms, and Veronica Alferez in both the 200 Medley (1:51.89) and 200 Free Relay (1:44.02).
Alferez, Natalina Baldinazzo, and Gabby Buck were also dual winners in individual events. Alferez took first in the 1000 Free (11:06.01) and 500 Free (5:29.32) while Baldinazzo was tops in the 200 Breaststroke (2:39.57) and 200 IM (2:18.13). Buck won the 200 Backstroke (2:15.46) and the 100 Butterfly (1:02.02).
Other first place finishers included: Harms in the in 100 Breaststroke (1:09.66), Salerno in the 100 backstroke (1:02.43), Elizabeth Jones in the 200 Free (2:04.58), and Emma Padros in the 200 Backstroke (2:15.46).
The team returns to action on Friday when the women head to Kean for their first NJAC competition.
Rowan men's swimming & diving opened their 2021-22 season with a 182-70
GLASSBORO, NJ -- #19 Rowan men's swimming & diving opened their 2021-22 season with a 182-70 win over visiting York on Saturday at the Tony Lisa Natatorium.
Kevin Gillooly spearheaded four events winning the 100 Backstroke (51.45) and the 100 Free (46.85). He, along with Greg Cann, Kevin Yanagisawa, and Alex Volin were first in the 200 Medley Relay (1:36.39). In the 200 Free Relay, the team of Gillooly Andrew Fenton, Matt Maretic, and Matt DeGennaro were victorious in a time of 1:25.75.
Cann, Tobias Cahnbley and Joe Rucci also scored two individual wins on the day. Cann was first in the 100 (1:00.24) and 200 Breaststroke (2:13.31). Cahnbley was triumphant in the 1000 Free (9:53.60) and the 200 Backstroke (1:52.82). Rucci earned the top spot in the 200 Butterfly (1:50.84) and the 200 IM (1:56.04).
Other first place Profs were: Volin in the 200 Free (1:44.48), Fenton in the 50 Free (21.33), Yanagisawa in the 100 Butterfly (52.68), and Justin Goglia in the 500 Free (5:01.47).
The Profs will begin its NJAC slate when they host William Paterson here on Friday, November 5th at 4:00 p.m.
Rowan Rallies Over Salisbury 3-2 to Win 10th Straight
SALISBURY, MD – The 6th-ranked Rowan field hockey team rallied for a 3-2 win over #17 Salisbury as Rachel Stone scored the tying goal and Julia Patrone had the game winner. The Profs’ winning streak is extended to nine games with the victory as they improve to 12-2 on the year.
Trailing 2-1, Stone scored off a pass from Kristiina Castagnola at 51:28 to tie the game. Then just six minutes later, Patrone netted the winning goal, for her fifth gamewinner of the year.
The Profs took the early lead as Castagnola tallied her team-high 15 goal of the season at 8:31 into the contest.
Salisbury (9-6) answered back with one by McKenzie Mitchell at 12:18 as the teams went into halftime tied at 1-1.
The Sea Gulls, which had two goals on three shots, pushed ahead at 42:09 on a goal by Jordan Brooks before the Profs were able mount their comeback.
Rowan held a 15-3 advantage in shots and a 10-6 edge in penalty corners.
Although the Profs saw their six-game shutout streak come to an end, goalkeeper Abby Hainsworth made one save on the day to earn the win.
The Profs will play their final regular-season home game on Wednesday, October 27, against Elizabethtown in “Senior Day”. Rowan has clinched the top seed in the NJAC Championship and will finish out the conference slate on October 29 at William Paterson.
Rowan Men's Soccer Falls to #5 Montclair State, 2-1
GLASSBORO, NJ – Rowan’s comeback attempt fell short as the Profs were defeated by #5 Montclair State, 2-1, in an NJAC men’s soccer match on Homecoming and “Senior Night”.
Montclair State (15-1-1; 8-0 NJAC) broke a scoreless tie as Janbi Kaghado scored one off a short cross with 34:36 remaining. Kaghado tallied another just eight minutes later to give the Red Hawks a 2-0 lead.
Matias Carrion pulled the Profs (9-3-1; 4-3-1 NJAC) within a goal as he one-touched a short cross sent by Chad Yates with 11:27 remaining in the contest.
The Profs kept up the pressure the rest of the way, but could not convert the tying goal.
Rowan played a man down for most of the match after Gil Ferreira was sent off with a second yellow card 22 minutes into the first half. But the Profs managed 11 shots and the defense kept Montclair State off the board until the second half.
At halftime of the game, Rowan’s seniors – Junior Miranda, Aaron Robertson and James Weinberg – were honored in the final regular-season contest. As part of Homecoming, Rowan also welcomed back members of the 1981 NCAA Championship Team which celebrates its 40th anniversary.
The Profs will close out the regular season on Wednesday when it heads to Rutgers-Camden.