JASPERS Sports Recap

Men’s Lacrosse

Manhattan earned its first win of the season on April 16 after a rousing 11-10 overtime victory over Marist. Nick Strano scored his third goal of the game just 21 seconds into overtime to get the win for Manhattan.

The Jaspers improved to 3-10 overall and 1-3 in the MAAC. Strano and Parker Giarratana led the team with three and four goals respectively. Giarrantana’s team-leading 27 goals are tied for the ninth-most in a season all-time for the Jaspers. Jack Fowler was strong for the Jaspers in the circle, winning 16 of 24 face-offs.

Manhattan plays Siena next at Gaelic Park on April 23.

Men’s Golf

The Jaspers took part in the Glen Oaks Shootout on April 11 and placed fourth after notching a score of 322 (+34).

Ryan Lynch and Jon Keyes finished tied for fifth place in the shootout and first on the team with the same scores of 78 (+6). Ross Ketner earned third place on the team with an 82 (+10), which was 14th overall.


Manhattan played in two doubleheaders last week, totaling 19 runs.

After getting postponed twice, they finally got to take on Wagner on April 11. Manhattan took the first game 10-9 and Wagner won the second 3-2.

Shannon Puthe started the Jaspers’ offense in game one with a tripe to left field in the bottom of the first. The Jaspers went on to score six total runs in the first and four more in the second. They were shut out the rest of the game but it was enough to get the victory.

On April 13, the Jaspers split a doubleheader against Lehigh, which began an eight-game road trip. They notched a 4-3 victory in game one before falling to Lehigh by the same score.

Matazinsky tossed a complete game eight-hitter. She allowed three runs, striking out five and walking three. She went 3-for-3 with a homer, two runs scored and an RBI.  Bowman finished 1-for-3 with a two-run homer, which was her seventh of the year. Alexa Dawid went 1-for-3 as well with a run scored.


The Jaspers notched a 3-2 victory over Army West Point on April 12 in a non-conference game. It was a whole team effort for the Jaspers and they earned their ninth win of the season.

Manhattan’s scoring started in the third when Joe Credendino led off with a single and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Jose Carrera. Manhattan got the early lead when Credendino scored on Richie Barrella’s infield single, which was his second of the game.

Michael Pfenninger and Barrella were both 2-for-4 for the Jaspers. Pfenninger had a triple and run while Barrella had an RBI. Michael Scarinci struck out and kept Army West Point off the board until the sixth inning. Manhattan’s relief of Joe Jacques, Tom Cosgrove and Shawn Kanwisher allowed just one walk to secure the victory.

On April 13, the Jaspers traveled to Long Island for a non-conference matchup against Hofstra. They fell 14-4 and now stand at 9-20 on the season.

The Jaspers notched 12 hits despite only getting four runs. They were led by Carrera who finished 3-for-5 with a triple and run. Jason Patnick finished 2-for-3 with a triple and two RBIs. Fabian Peña was also 2-for-3 with a run and two walks.

Men’s and Women’s Track and Field

Manhattan finished competing at the Princeton Outdoor Invitational on April 16. The men’s team placed third altogether and the women placed seventh.

On the men’s side, Manhattan notched four event wins. John Dove earned first in the 1500 meters with an 1C4A-qualifying time of 3:56.48. Amir Khaghani took first in the 3000 meters, Bobby Gebhard won the triple jump and Hayden Clark took first in the long jump.

Ellinor Persson had a personal-best leap in the long jump of 5.82 m, which qualified her for the ECAC Championships.

Women’s Lacrosse

Manhattan had a notable offensive outing against Marist on April 13 despite falling 25-12. Freshman Molly Fitzpatrick had a career-high five points as she notched four goals and an assist, leading the way for the Jaspers.

Claire Roediger, Megan Yarusso and Kara Hodapp had multiple goals for Manhattan as well, each notching two a piece. Stephanie Ranagan had a team-best eight draw controls, as well as a goal and an assist.

April 16 was Senior Day for Manhattan and they honored their six seniors, Yarusso, Ranagan, Cunningham, Roediger, Marissa Acosta and Casey Silvestri before their afternoon matchup against Niagara. The Jaspers ultimately fell 12-8 and now stand 4-10 on the season and 0-5 in the league.

Niagara opened the game with four straight goals but the Jaspers fought back with three-straight. Roediger notched the first goal for the Jaspers off a 40-yard open-field pass from Ranagan. Cunningham found the back of the net next off a pass from Yarusso. Darby Nolan followed with a free-position goal.

Manhattan came out strong in the second half with three-straight goals, tying the game at 6-6. However, Niagara soon answered back, notching five-straight goals and taking an 11-6 lead. The Jaspers ultimately fell 12-8.

The Jaspers’ next matchup is April 20 against Iona.