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new marriage law Volume 51 Issue 4
Week of November 5, 2013
Former Bucks student Joanne Schailey and Beth Asaro broke new ground as the first same-sex couple to legally marry in the state of New Jersey on Oct. 21.
What’s Inside Bucks News
Kelly Armstrong recaps Patrick Murphy’s visit to Bucks.
Micheal Girton tells about the response to an anti-Pennsbury editorial.
Bucks News Tim Zenno explains the Wounded Warrior project on campus Sports
Stephen Godwin Jr. tells us how the Centurions won in the first round of the playoffs.
Beth Asaro (left) and Joane Schailey (right) on Oct. 21, the night of their wedding.
By:sydney Tasey Centurion Staff
Former bucks’ student Joanne Schailey recently made history when her marriage with beth Asaro was the first legal same-sex marriage in the state of new Jersey. “to be the first same-sex couple to tie the knot here is exciting, ground shaking, mind blowing, and we are both in a whirl-
wind,” Schailey said. new Jersey is now the 14th state in the united States to allow such rights. A lower new Jersey Supreme Court ruling on oct. 18, made official by Chief Justice Stuart rabner made this possible when he voted 7-0 to allow same-sex marriages beginning on oct. 21, according to cnn.com. A final ruling will not be made for another year, but the rul-
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ing by rabner stands for now according to Salvador rizzo of the Star ledger. this ruling caused Schailey and Asaro to move quickly as they were married one minute after midnight in their beloved town of lambertville. the moment was a long time coming as the couple have been partners for 27 years according to usatoday.com “i have never thought in
my life time it would happen. to be able to marry the person you love is great,” Schailey said. Asaro and Schailey were also the first in new Jersey to get a civil union in 2007. Schailey was a biology major at bucks from 197577 and worked in the biology labs for her work study program. “bucks is a great stepping
scholarships go online By: Kelsi ToTh Centurion Staff
buck’s foundation office faculty teamed up with the financial aid staff and launched an online Scholarship Program this past June 1, which has since been receiving praise from students. “the main goal of the site is to make sure many students apply,” said tobi bruhn, the executive director of the Continued on page 2
bucks Foundation and Alumni relations. “We [the college] don’t want to see any scholarships go unclaimed.” the intent of creating the online applications was to make the process of applying for a scholarship less confusing and cumbersome. the web site offers over 100 different scholarships for nearly every major, yet students can still apply even if they haven’t chosen their major Centurion@bucks.edu
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Monday- Mostly sunny with a high of 46. Tuesday- Partly cloudy with a high of 54.
WednesdayHigh of 64 with a 10 percent chance of rain.
Thursday- High of 56 with a 30 percent chance of rain.
Friday- Partly cloudy with a high of 51.
Saturday- Sunny with a high of 48. Sunday- Partly cloudy with a high of 54. A screen shot of the new online scholarship website.
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stone, Schailey said. it opened up my world.” Some bucks’ students seemed impressed when they were told about the event. “it's interesting to think about, but i would've liked to have met them and actually talked to them about how it feels to make history,” said 19-year-old Shelby. the prevention of same-sex marriages originally came from a 1996 act called the defense of Marriage Act (doMA) that was signed by former President bill Clinton. Section 3 of the document states that the Federal government does not have to recognize same-sex marriages. recently doMA section 3 laws were taken down because it violated the constitution under its equal protection plan. Section two of the act has not been challenged and says that states do not have to recognize same sex-marriages that were legal in other states.
hawaii could soon be following new Jersey as it is on its way to legalizing same-sex marriages. even though states are all slowly joining in, we still have a long way to go. there are still many who don't support same-sex marriages or gay rights as a whole. Fear and religion are a big part in why not everyone is accepting according to Schailey. this presumption manifested itself when Schailey and Asaro received a letter from West virginia that said they were going to hell. “it's all about love, and that's nothing you should take away from anyone,” said Schailey. the odC (open door club) is something Schailey is a supporter of and wishes that bucks offered it when she was a student here. “it seems like a great and safe environment, Schailey said. back then you were just trying to find yourself and it is good to be who you are instead of pretending.” the Supreme Court is set to make a ruling on the issue next year.
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yet. “this web site is very beneficial. there’s really nothing to lose with applying,” Zaryab Ali, a 20-year-old bucks student said. “the worst thing that could happen is getting rejected, but at least trying again would be simple.” the online application also alleviates some other confusion, like knowing which program to apply for. it’s not likely that most people will know which program they are most qualified for, or what program’s criteria is the best fit for them. on the website, there is a “match up” option where, after answering a few general questions pertaining to majors, credits and grade point averages, the site provides a list of best matches and then possible matches. the site recommends students read through the criteria listing from the selections offered to ensure they will qualify. bruhn said that the transi-
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tion might be a little tough from paper to online but “applications are up, and hopefully that’s an indication [that the website is going well].” however, many students seem to like the website for its user-friendliness. “it [the website] sounds a lot easier than submitting a paper application, and not having to wait forever to hear back from them sounds great,” said Kristina Gottschall, 20, a cinema and videos production major. Most of the scholarship programs are offered during the start of the spring semester. on Feb. 1 students can apply for a majority of the scholarships available, and they can apply to more than one program at a time. there are also disability services and financial aid available on the site. Students who wish to visit the online application site can go to http://www.bucks.edu/about/f oundation/scholarships/ and click on “apply now.”
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scholarship system aims to gain new users Not all churches, including the Unitarian church in New Jersey are opposed to same-sex marriage
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Patrick Murphy visits Bucks BY: KELLY ARMSTRONG Centurion Staff
The former U.S. representative, Patrick Murphy, visited Bucks on Oct. 29 to encourage students to get involved in public service and hit on such topics as the current state of healthcare, gun control and his hopes for the Universal Healthcare Act. “I would just say to you [students], if you care enough, to please get involved in public service. Whether you run yourself as a candidate or you join a campaign, it is critically important because we need your ideas, we need your energy and we need your perspective,” said Murphy. Murphy said that although America has some of the best healthcare providers in the world “it is a fragmented system.” He rationalized supporting the Universal Healthcare Act by saying that without it, hospitals in Pennsylvania alone are paying over $1 billion dollars a year in uncompensated care. “Most folks have health insurance, as it should be...the problem is that we have over 30 million Americans that don’t have health insurance,” Murphy said. Murphy added that it is not
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the poor and elderly that are the reason why this Universal Healthcare Act is being put into place: “Very poor people have Medicaid, seniors have Medicare...they get health care,” Murphy said. “It is the folks in the lower-middle class...that don’t have health insurance. They [the lowermiddle class] get sick, sometimes they go and get in a car accident, so what then happens? They go to the emergency room, they get treated [and] they have to pay back tens of thousands of dollars. [If] they don’t have it...they declare bankruptcy. What’s the number one reason for bankruptcy in America?” “Medical bills,” an audience member responded. “Medical bills,” Murphy reaffirms. Even when discussion led to gun control, Murphy would bring it into the healthcare field, saying that mental health checks should be mandatory for purchasing a gun and be covered by health care providers. Murphy said that as a “second amendment guy” he did not believe in the restriction of guns, however, he did agree with the idea of making it necessary to have mental health examinations for individuals that wish to purchase
Patrick Murphy (center) gave an inspirational speech to Bucks students calling for help in public service.
a gun. “I believe in the second amendment, if you want to have a weapon, you should have it, but you should make sure that the one who has it is mentally stable,” Murphy said. Siavatlana Chahedinikava, 27, criminal justice, said she thought that gun control was one of the most important issues discussed. “It was nice that he was
very clear on the issue,” Chahedinikava said. All of the talk with the issue of health care constantly led back to Murphy’s initial plea for students to get involved in public service. Murphy said that he wanted students to start thinking about the current issues and do something about them as a team. “That’s what you should think about... Whether you are Democrat or Repub-
lican or Libertarian.” When it comes to Patrick Murphy, even locals came out to hear what Murphy had to say. Debbie Walter of Newtown said that she came to the college just for the occasion. “I like him a lot… He’s genuine, he’realistic and has a good perspective of things.”
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Pennsbury editorial angers alumni Bucks-news.com
The week of November 5, 2013
Adam Sokol, Pennsbury graduate and Yale freshman recently published a scathing editorial in the Yale Daily News regarding the conditions he experienced while attending the public school including faulty air conditioning, violence, and windowless classrooms. However, many other Pennsbury graduates had a different take on their experience at the high school. Manuel Rodriguez, 25, a journalism major from Levittown claimed that had Sokol not mentioned the name of the high school in the article he never would have assumed it was Pennsbury, saying, “When I came to Pennsbury I thought it was amazing.” In the article called “Prepping for Preps,” Sokol said that he was the only Yale acceptance from Pennsbury since 2006. He also claimed that Ivy League acceptances from the high school are very rare, although 2012 alone several graduates from Pennsbury were sent off to Penn, Brown and Harvard. “[Pennsbury] may be a public school but it’s a good public school with tons of extracurricular activities,” said Erich Martin, 20, a journalism major from Levittown said who also called Sokol’s words disgraceful and
shameful. “He takes everything he had for granted.” Sokol noted his resentment starting after he was accepted to Yale, stating, “When I was accepted to Yale, I was treated like a king. Some people would love that. I hated it.” Sokol reaffirms his love for Pennsbury at the end of his editorial, then goes on to blame it for the culture shock he experienced upon transitioning to the famous university. Sokol assures the readers that “The struggle was most certainly real” at Pennsbury. Many Pennsbury alumni were outraged in their responses to the editorial. “If he’s trying to burn bridges he’s doing a damn good job,” Craig Miller, a Pennsbury graduate of 2011 said. Miller noted that there were better ways for Sokol to air any grievances, and that the teachers he accused of giving no academic challenge in his article are probably the people that wrote him letters of recommendation. “He over exaggerated slight problems,” said Ashley Brice, 19, an early education major from Fairless Hills said. On the topic of courses which do not offer a challenge she said that “Pennsbury offers a lot of AP classes and challenges.” Not every alumni was offended by the Sokol’s article.
Pennsbury High School boasts a beautiful campus as well as 20 AP courses to prepare students for the future.
Peter Davis, 19, from Levittown, and a computer science major, didn’t agree with
everything Sokol said, but understood what Sokol meant in his editorial. “There are a lot of policies at Pennsbury that don’t make sense, [and] there are underachievers at Pennsbury,” Davis said. “The opportunity is there only it’s presented in such a way that it’s not appealing. For people who are committed there are plenty of AP courses. I don’t find it insulting, but I can see why other people would be offended.” Lisa Follman, the Assistant Principle of Pennsbury and supervisor of school counseling stated “I know Adam Sokol well. His editorial was unfortunate, but we recognize that he has a right to express himself. We don’t wish to enter into any sort of debate. We are proud of all our students and believe that Pennsbury provides excellent preparation for college and career.” This comes as surprising because in May he wrote a letter to the editor of the Courier Times concerning his opinions on Simon Campbell, a member of the Pennsbury School Board. In this letter he was also very complimentary to his high school stating, “As a high school senior, I am proud to have spent my last four years at Pennsbury High School. I have had the
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A former Pennbury graduate recently wrote a opinionated editorial about his time spent at Pennsbury High School that caused significant backlash from other Pennsbury graduates and current students.
pleasure of having brilliant and dedicated teachers, motivated classmates, and a long list of extracurricular activities to choose from. To top it all off, Pennsbury’s great guidance department helped me get into the college of my dreams.” Going back then to the article he published in August, Sokol seems to contradict himself entirely. He doesn’t refer to his teachers as “brilliant and dedicated,” but instead accuses them of being “laid back” and making it difficult not to get an A. His fellow students are not made out to be ideological young people striving for a higher education but dangerous degenerates that are known best for “punching cops at prom and smearing blood on bathroom walls.” Indeed anyone who reads these two separate articles may never suspect they are written by the same person at all. It seems Sokol is already getting over that culture shock. Though Sokol refused to speak to Centurion reporters, citing safety concerns, he did apologize for the article on Twitter saying, “I love PHS and am so thankful for my time there. The piece’s subject was not PHS, but my personal transition. I’m sorry for offending [anyone].”
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Raising the bar at Bucks 5 BUCKS NEWS
The week of November 5, 2013
BY: MORGAN DURETZ Centurion Staff
While the subject of psychology can be intimidating for many students, Bucks psychology professor Patti Hemko Alloway acts as a calming influence in the academic storm, drawn from her own life experiences. These reasons helped earn Alloway Bucks’ part-time faculty member of the year award last year for social and behavioral science. However it hasn’t always been easy for the 45-year-old from Warminster. Prior to her career at Bucks Alloway was engaged to her first fiancé, but things took a drastic turn when he was murdered during a robbery while working in a restaurant in Abington, Pennsylvania. It truly was a life altering experience. Following a long lapse in practicing psychology, Alloway got involved in working for the Network of Victims Assistance, speaking to other crime victims. Currently Alloway works out of a private practice in Ivyland where she specializes in post-traumatic stress disorder and grief counseling for children and families. Alloway still balances teaching and counseling, as she has since 2000.
Life started to look up for Alloway when she got married in 2001 and gave birth to her daughter, in 2002. Tragedy found Alloway again, Only six days before the birth of her daughter, Alloway lost her mother. To make matters worse, Alloway has lost a number of pregnancies due to secondary fertility problems. Yet, experiencing the roller coaster that life has put her on has helped strengthen Alloway and made her the determined person as well as role model she is today. “I believe in what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger,” Alloway said. Alloway’s hands-on approach has played a huge role in shaping her students time at the college. It’s not unusual to see a crowd around Alloway’s desk well after class has ended. “When I think of my experience at Bucks, I think of Patti Hemko Alloway,” Ina Behan, 21, a psychology major said. “(Alloway) is the one professor that I have had that I simply adore. She is a mentor and has inspired me to do my best,” Behan said. “(Alloway) is the only professor I have had at Bucks that has gone above and beyond to help her students in any way
Alloway is more than just the regular black board and chalk teacher, but instead a figure for aspiration.
she could.” Test taking and its anxiousness, never an easy task for students, is slain by the dragon of relaxation by Alloway. Her exams are never a surprise and she lets her students know ahead of time before she plans to give them out.” Alloway offers a perfect blend of challenging material sprinkled with a mix of
humor and understanding. When classes are selected before each semester it is tough to get one of Alloway’s classroom spots, as many Bucks students would attest. “I have never had the pleasure of having Alloway as a teacher due to the wait list because of the popularity of her courses,” said Brain Clay, a secondary education major from Holland. “However, I
have sat in on a number of her classes and it was quite the experience to say the least.” Alloway is raising the bar for professors at Bucks by going above and beyond for the enrichment of each student she comes across. The strong willed individual is passing on her bright outlook onto every student she touches at Bucks’.
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Bucks’ professor Pattie Alloway is a role model for many students as she has been able to overcome some personal challenges that makes her willing to listen to student’s problems.
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remembering lou reed 6 entertAInment
The week of November 5, 2013
By: Kelly Armstrong Centurion Staff
Genre-altering, singer and songwriter Lou Reed passed away on Oct. 27 at the age of 71 due to complications from a recent liver transplant, but his musical influence continues to live on in the hearts of many. Reed is best known for being the front-man of the indie-rock band, “The Velvet Underground.” One of his best known tracks would be “Walk on the Wild Side” that would be a Top 40 solo hit. Through his intimate sound, simplistic bass lines and gritty lyrics, Reed often painted poetically dark pictures showing the underbelly of city-life in his works. He leaves behind his wife, musician Laurie Anderson, whom he married in 2008. According to NPR, “Reed's songs as a guitarist for The Velvet Underground and later during his solo career blended art and noise in deceptively simple combinations, with his New York-inflected voice telling stories of street deals and odd characters.” Over the years Reed has worked with and influenced many well-known musicians and artists including Metallica, David Bowie, Andy
A younger and healthier Lou Reed performing in concert.
Warhol, REM and Talking Heads. “There is no one like him,” Dylan Matz, 18, a music major at Bucks said. “If you ask any musician, they all say they have been influenced by him.” Since Reed’s death, many have been expressing their sorrow for the rock legends passing. Artists and actors such as David Bowie, Miley Cyrus, Iggy Pop, Samuel L. Jackson, Elijah Wood, and many others paid their respects to Reed. Over 30,000 posts from fans expressing condolences for the artist have appeared on Reed’s official Facebook page.
“It was three years ago when I first heard of him,” Miranda Krause, 18, communications major said. “I was sitting around a fire with some friends and listening to music when I first heard him…It’s a shame, he’s amazing.” Reed was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1947. According to the Grammyaward winning documentary “Lou Reed: Rock and Roll Heart”, Reed got his start in the music industry in 1964 at Pickwick Records as a company songwriter. In the very same year he scored a small hit with his song entitled “The Ostrich”, which was a satire of 1960’s dance songs,
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While working for Pickwick, Reed met John Cale, who would later band together with two of Reed’s college acquaintances, guitarist Sterling Morrison and drummer Maureen Tucker, to form The Velvet Underground. “Lou, lyrically, was really incredible in a different way,” Cale said in the documentary. “Lou created mythology on the street.” From 1964 to 1970, Reed produced three albums with the band including “The Velvet Underground & Nico” in 1967, “White Light/White Heat” in 1969 and “Loaded” in 1970. Even though The Velvet Underground did not achieve
any critical success, rock legend says that all of the 30,000 individuals, who bought their first album, started a band. In an article written by Rolling Stone in 1975, reporter Paul Nelson says, "Had he [Lou Reed] accomplished nothing else, his work with the Velvet Underground in the late Sixties would assure him a place in anyone's rock & roll pantheon; those remarkable songs still serve as an articulate aural nightmare of men and women caught in the beauty and terror of sexual, street and drug paranoia, unwilling or unable to move.” During the 1970’s, after Reed left the band, Reed entered into the sphere of David Bowie and Iggy Pop and produced several albums including “Transformer” (1972) and “Berlin” (1974). Since then, Reed continued writing music for multiple benefits and world tours. NPR reporter Neda Ulaby says, “When Reed was not onstage or working with other artists, he was happiest in New York City, where he mellowed into a Lower Manhattan elder statesman, riding his bike, practicing tai chi and taking photos.”
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Wounded Warrior’s call Bucks-news.com
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The week of November 5, 2013
BY: TIMOTHY ZENNO Centurion Staff
The Wounded Warrior Project is a nationwide non-profit organization that assists injured and traumatized veterans, and they are working with Robert Talbot, a marine and secondary education major at Bucks to sponsor a non-profit raffle for the Philadelphia Flyers’ tickets on campus. Talbot’s life is much like many other students. He takes his classes seriously, and makes sure that he gets all his work done on time. The difference is that he deals with things that would make many other students crumble. Talbot was shot overseas and sustained extensive damage to his legs and back. He also copes with head trauma and PTSD. Talbot needs to bring a cane to school. Aside from that, he uses handicapped parking. Talbot also needs special assistance to take notes and ensure that he retains information from his classes. Somewhere in the heat of his struggle, he decided to give back to the community, instead of hold his injuries against them. “When I got out of the Marines because of injury and personal problems I did not want to stop serving my country,” said Talbot. “When I heard of the Wounded Warrior Project I saw it as an opportunity to keeping helping my brothers and sisters in the military. Talbot is now working with the Veteran’s Club and Wounded Warriors Project to raise money for the cause with no profit towards himself. “[The funds] goes towards donations to wounded vets and their families,” Megan Gold, 24, a social services major and the president of the Veterans Club from Pipersville said. It helps to include counseling for PTSD and medical bills, because the VA only goes so far.” Gold has served our country in the National Guard for three years. The funds are gathered through donations and the Flyers raffle that gives away some of Talbot’s season tickets. “I originally bought the tickets to make me happy, but then it clicked that I could use them to help with the Wounded Warrior project,” said Talbot. Talbot has already given away three of his games, but there is still nine games left. If you win one of the tickets you also get access to the Flyers’ stadium restaurant the “Cadillac Grill,” and some autographed Flyers gear.
President of the Veterans club Megan Gold (L), Robert Talbot (center), and the Director of Student Life Matt Cipriano (right).
Matt Cipriano, director of Student Life worked with Talbot to set up the event at Bucks and had had high praise for Talbot and the event. “One of my friends benefitted greatly from Wounded Warrior when she was injured in Afghanistan,” said Cipriano. “It’s a win-win. We have students who might just be interested in the Flyers, or Wounded Warriors Project, or both.” Students can benefit by winning tickets, and they can help a good cause by donating towards the raffle. The root of this benevolence comes from Talbot’s own assistance received from Wounded Warriors. They have provided him with the means necessary to obtain financial aid, as well as travel around campus. They worked with him to help him obtain a handicapped license. It doesn’t end there, though. Talbot was given a “smart pen” by the project. This pen helps him record lectures, and transcribes his own handwriting to a flash card which can be transferred to a computer for easier note-taking and lecture memorization. Also, he is given applications
and special tools on his iPad to work with. Altogether, Talbot has a lot of respect for the Wounded Warriors Project, as they have helped him in many ways.
“It just feels right,” says Talbot. He continues: “Wounded Warriors is a great non-profit organization which helps people like me every day that want to re-in-
The Flyers rally to defend home ice
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tegrate themselves into civilian society.” Robert is not keeping any of the money from the fundraiser and does not intend to profit off of it at all.
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Centurions upset Northampton in playoffs SPORTS
The week of November 5, 2013
BY: STEPHEN GODWIN JR. Centurion Staff
Centurion forward James Haslett has led his team on offense all season in points (22), goals (10), and gamewinning goals (3), and as the playoffs started for the Centurions, Haslett kept to form to give his Men’s Centurion Soccer team (9) a 2-1 upset on Oct. 26 at Northampton. The deciding goal came after Centurion defenseman Wayne Horger was able to get the ball to Haslett off a corner throw-in. “I saw there was no one covering me on the throw in, so I just took the ball and turned on it,” Haslett said. Defense paved the way for Haslett’s heroics as they were able to hold the Spartan leading scorers Tyler Garr and Mike Gaudette to one combined assist For the game shots were hard to come by as Spartan goalie Ronald Mendizabal and Centurion goalie Trevor Hopf faced six and seven shots, respectively. Mendizabal and Hopf were tested on those shots, but came up
The Centurions after their 2-1 win over Northampton that gave them their first win in the playoffs since 2010.
huge. The Spartans controlled the early part of the game thanks in large part to Gaudette. Gaudette was able to get behind the defense with the ball, but was unable to finish. Multiple
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Centurion midfielder Stefan Hofmann controling the ball against Harrisburg
offsides calls also played a part in Gaudette’s quiet afternoon as he was flagged multiple times. A pair of big defensive stops spurred the Centurions on offense, but Mendizabal kept the game scoreless. The Centurions had an interesting strategy on free kicks they attempted that would go to a teammate first instead of Mendizabal. “We were just trying to catch their goalie out of position,” Centurion head coach Justin Burroughs later said. After watching both offenses have ample opportunities, the half ended with the score dead-locked at zero. The Centurions took advantage of the reversal of fields in the second half as they scored at one minute eight seconds in as midfielder Geremy Scholtz would deflect a rebound
past Mendizabal to open the scoring. “Somebody was able to cross in front of the goalie and I was able to kick it in,” Scholtz said. The Spartans would respond moments later when defenseman Ryan Gunderman would score the tying goal. Gunderman’s goal would come off a direct kick by Gaudette that found the right corner of the Centurion net. “I told the free kicker to look for me and luckily I got a good bounce and was able to get the ball over the goalie’s head,” Gunderman said. By trying to get the lead right back the Centurions would race down field and fire an array of shots at Mendizabal that would be turned aside. The game assumed a backand-forth pace from there as both teams would exchange scoring chances. The Spartan offense
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seemed to dictate off their defense as they attempted a number of long outlet passes to get teammates behind the Centurion defense. One such attempt got through to Gaudette and he was able to find himself one-on-one with Hopf. Hopf was up for the challenge, however, as he was able to make the save. The Centurions were methodical as they pushed the ball up the field by using all phases of their team. In the final minutes heading into overtime, both teams would pour on the , but would have nothing to show for it. The overtime period tested the players’ stamina and it proved to be too much for the Spartans as they would get caught out of position on Haslett’s goal. “It was exciting,” Buroughs said. “I think the biggest thing was that we worked hard and kept our intensity up.”
BUCKS SCORES Men’s Soccer October 15 Bucks 1-2 Bergen
Philadelphia Eagles October 27 Eagles 7-15 Giants
October 21 Bucks 2-1 Philadelphia CC
October 26 Flyers 5-2 Islanders
Philadelphia Flyers October 24 Flyers 2-1 Rangers
October 17 Bucks 5-0 Delaware County CC
October 29 Flyers 2-3 Ducks
October 26 Bucks 2-1 Northampton October 29 Bucks 0-8 Camden
Forward Sean Kurtz displaying fine ball handlng earlier this season.
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Philadelphia 76ers October 30 76ers 114 - 110 Heat
Published on Nov 7, 2013