College Cross Country
Mount St. Mary’s won its first Northeast Conference men’s title in 20 years on Saturday at the Northeast Conference Championships at Bryant University.
The Mount men had four runners earn All-Conference honors. The Mountaineer women’s team also had a strong day with a fourth-place finish and a pair of top five performances.
The Mount had four runners earn All-NEC honors, the first time that has happened since 2008. The top 14 finishers at the meet earn All-NEC recognition.
Nicolas Fransham paced the Mountaineer men’s team with a second place finish at the meet. It is the third consecutive season that Fransham has earned All-NEC honors.
Joining Fransham in the top 10 were Will Merritt, Isaac Kole and Benjamin Finnigan, who finished seventh through ninth, respectively. Mitchel Wileczek rounded out the Mount’s top five, finishing 18th overall. The Mount finished with 44 points to win the team title, ahead of Saint Francis U (59) and Wagner (60).
The Mount last won the men’s NEC title in 1998, capping a four-year run of consecutive championships that season. It’s the Mount’s sixth title since joining the NEC in 1989-90.
For the Mount women, Erin Jaskot and Maddie Kole each posted top five performances to earn All-NEC honors.
Jaskot finished the five-kilometer course with a time of 18:20.5 to finish in third place behind Central Connecticut’s Angelia Rafter and Saint Francis U’s Hannah Dorian. Kole finished in fifth place in a time of 18:41.1 to earn All-NEC honors for the second time in her career. It is the first time since 2013 that the Mount women’s team has had a pair of All-NEC performers in the same season.
Hood 2, Lycoming 1
Alain Shekanino scored the game-winner off an assist from Graham Bussink in the 53rd minute as the Blazers knocked off No. 24 Lycoming in a Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth match for their first win over a nationally ranked opponent in program history.
AJ Lewis scored Hood’s first goal on an assist from Robert Ellerson. Blazers (8-7-1) keeper Danny Castillo had four saves.
Hood 3, Lycoming 1
Colby Painter, Erin Scarborough, and Sam Plinke each scored a goal to help the Blazers win their season finale.
Meghan Moir and Elisa Botten each had an assist for Hood (5-11). Keeper Lydia Erickson had one save in 77 minutes of action, and Rachel Knoebel played the remaining 13 minutes in goal.
College Field Hockey
Nuemann 2, Hood 1
ASTON, Pa. — Jayden Barrick scored a goal and had a defensive save for the Blazers in their season finale.
Patricia Huerta had her first career assist for Hood. Marietta Cordero had a defensive save. Goalie Hailey Poisal had 12 saves in 52 minutes, and Nicole Bennett had six saves in the remaining 18 minutes.