Verona Baseball finally got back on track by defeating Newark Academy 5-3 on the road yesterday. Junior Matt Rosenfeld went the distance on the mound, striking out three and only allowing three runs earning himself his first win of the season. Anthony Pena jacked a two-run homer and Rosenfeld added a two-out RBI as Verona jumped out to a 4-0 lead by the third inning. Verona was able to hold off a late NA rally to earn the victory.
The Tennis team continued their hot streak and added their 6th win of the season by defeating Columbia 3-2 yesterday. Paul Corrente won his first singles match 7-5, 6-2 and Noah Herman won his third singles match 6-3, 6-1. Brian Farrell and Mack Kirby added the third win for the Hillbillies by taking the second doubles match 5-7, 7-6 (7-2), 6-2.
Here’s how the other teams fared:
- The Softball team dropped another tough one yesterday, this time to West Orange by a score of 8-5. Sophomore Sarah Frawley knocked in two runs, while Theresa Lau doubled in a run for the Hillbillies. Jenna Atmeh pitched well for Verona and Ashley Stockwell added two hits, including a triple, in the loss.
- The Boys Lacrosse team allowed five goals in the 4th quarter in a 12-9 loss to New Providence yesterday. Colin Farawell buried five goals and Greg Schiffenhaus had a hat trick to go along with four more assists. Verona really struggled in faceoff department losing 16 out of 22 draws. Greg Keating also added a goal for the Hillbillies.
- The Girls Lacrosse team was outscored 3-0 in overtime and suffered a tough 16-13 loss to Morristown Beard. In the back and forth battle, Donna Jo Di Norcia added five goals while Julieanne Mascera had four of her own. Casie Milmoe and Tedi Rosenstein each had two and Paige Zebrowski had one goal. Melanie McClellan had ten saves in net for the Hillbillies.
- Verona dropped their golf match to Livingston 207-287 yesterday afternoon. Jack Fitzpatrick led the way for Verona by shooting a team low 50. Will LaRiccia shot a 57 while James Mann, Rich Williamson and Nick Rollo all shot 58s for the Hillbillies.