College Corner: Crestwood’s Cole starring as a senior for Ohio State field hockey

By Bill Arsenault - For Times Leader
Crestwood grad Casey Cole (center) has scored six goals so far for the Buckeyes field hockey team in her final season. - Submitted photo

Casey Cole spends a lot of time on the field for the Ohio State field hockey team and it’s time not wasted.

Cole, a Crestwood grad, has started all 12 games for the Buckeyes in her senior season and has scored six goals for 12 points. She has started 66 of 67 games in her career and has 10 goals and seven assists for 27 points.

“Casey is a four-year starter and she has really solidified her position in the midfield,” coach Jarred Martin said. “She is one of our most skilled players and I love her competitiveness on the field.”

Martin feels that Cole brings it every day and said it’s something that the coaches have seen grow throughout her four years.

“I’m so happy she is playing her best hockey in her senior year,” Martin said.

The Buckeyes are 6-6 overall and 2-3 in Big Ten play after a 1-0 victory over Indiana on Sept. 25 and a 2-1 loss to Iowa last Sunday in Columbus. Cole had the only goal in the Indiana victory.

Mimnaugh running well

The Bloomsburg women’s cross country team has competed in three meets thus far and junior Madison Mimnaugh is off to a solid start for the Huskies. The Pittston Area grad opened the season by finishing third in a dual meet with Mansfield on Aug. 30 in Bloomsburg with a 4,000-meter time of 10:35.

She got revenge for the Huskies on Sept. 8 when she finished first in another dual meet in Mansfield with a 5,000-meter time of 19:21. In the Lock Haven Invitational on Sept. 22 in Lock Haven she finished 68th out of 229 runners with a 6,000-meter time of 24:08.4.

Judge knows the score

Redshirt freshman Sean Judge has scored two touchdowns for the Shippensburg football team, the Raiders 2-3 overall and 0-2 in PSAC play after a 28-21 loss at West Chester last Saturday.

The Wyoming Valley West grad has carried the ball 26 times for 84 yards and caught eight passes for 90 yards. He scored on a 1-yard run in the loss to West Chester and had the first score on an 11-yard reception in a season-opening 35-13 triumph over Clarion on Sept. 1.

Kishbaugh a solid veteran

Senior Gabby Kishbaugh has started all eight games on defense for the Lock Haven women’s soccer team, the Bald Eagles 5-2-1 overall and in league play after a 2-1 double overtime victory over Gannon last Saturday in Erie.

The Berwick grad has played 519 minutes and picked up an assist in a 2-0 victory over Shippensburg on Sept. 23 in Lock Haven. Kishbaugh has also led the defense, which has given up seven goals with three shutouts.

Honor for Quick

Bucknell senior Lexi Quick was named Patriot League Defender of the Week on Monday, but it was her offense that helped lead the Bison to a 3-2 victory over Virginia Commonwealth last Sunday in Leesburg, Va.

Quick, from Shavertown (Wyoming Seminary), had a goal and an assist in the game. She has five goals and six assists starting all 10 games for Bucknell which stands 6-4 overall and 0-2 in league play after the VCU victory.

Angelella starts for Leopards

Sophomore Grace Angelella, a Wyoming Area grad, has started all 10 games for the Lafayette field hockey team, the Leopards 2-8 overall and 1-1 in the Patriot League after a 7-4 non-league loss to Boston University last Saturday in Easton.

Angelella had a goal in a 3-2 loss to Temple on Sept. 7 and had the first goal in a 3-2 overtime league victory over Lehigh on Sept. 14, both games played in Easton. She scored five goals in 18 games as a freshman.

Reed solid for Hofstra

Senior Madison Reed has started all 13 games for the Hofstra field hockey team, the Pride 3-10 overall but 1-1 in the Colonial Athletic Association after beating Towson 3-1 last Friday in Towson, Md., and losing 1-0 to William & Mary Sunday in Hempstead, N.H.

The Hazleton Area grad has five assists and a defensive save. She had two assists in a 5-2 loss to Lock Haven on Sept. 23. Freshman Mercy Jasterzenski, a Wyoming Valley West grad, has played in five games with one start.

Good start for Baloh

Susquehanna senior Brendan Baloh has been solid in the first three matches of the season with the men’s golf team. The Dallas grad finished 14th with an 85 in the Williamsport Collegiate on Sept. 24 in Williamsport.

On Sept. 15 he tied for 16th at the Elizabethtown Invitational in Hershey with a 39-37—76. Baloh opened the season by finishing tied for 54th out of 83 golfers at the Carnegie Mellon Invitational on Sept. 15-16 in Apollo.

Alba assists Temple

The Temple field hockey team is 2-9 overall and 0-3 in the Big East Conference after a 3-0 non-league loss to Penn last Sunday in Philadelphia. Sophomore Taylor Alba, a Lake-Lehman grad, has three assists for the Owls and all three have helped the team score victories.

She had an assist on the first and third goals in a 3-2 victory over Lafayette on Sept. 7 in Philadelphia and assisted on the first goal in a 2-1 triumph over Towson on Sept. 23, also in Philadelphia.

Shirtz seeing action

Freshman defender Amber Shirtz has played in nine games with four starts for the Keystone women’s soccer team, the Giants 1-9 overall but 1-1 in the Colonial States Athletic Conference after a 5-0 loss to Centenary, N.J. last Saturday in La Plume.

Shirtz, a Tunkhannock grad, has a goal and an assist thus far and both of them came in Keystone’s only victory, a 4-2 league triumph over Rosemont on Sept. 22 in Rosemont.

Gardner scores for Wildcats

Freshman Erica Gardner has started all eight games and has four goals with five assists for 13 points for the Penn College women’s soccer team, the Wildcats 7-1 overall and 5-0 in the North Eastern Athletic Conference after a 3-0 league victory over SUNY Poly last Saturday in Williamsport.

Gardner, a Wyoming Area grad, had an assist on the first goal and scored the second goal in the game. She scored her first collegiate goal in a 6-0 victory over Penn State Abington on Sept. 8 in Williamsport.

Crestwood grad Casey Cole (center) has scored six goals so far for the Buckeyes field hockey team in her final season.
https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/web1_Cole_Casey_090918_OSUvLehigh-40.jpgCrestwood grad Casey Cole (center) has scored six goals so far for the Buckeyes field hockey team in her final season. Submitted photo

By Bill Arsenault

For Times Leader