By Owen Gotimer
Viva Loudoun College Editor
(Jan. 30, 2014) – As the cold persists throughout Loudoun County, locals continue to voluntarily spend their time on the ice playing hockey.
Two of those locals suited up and scored goals for Virginia Tech’s ice hockey team over the past three weeks.
Broad Run High School graduate Tyler Daley (2011) scored a goal in Virginia Tech’s 3-2 loss to the University of Maryland Baltimore County on Jan. 24. The junior also added two assists in the Hokies’ 5-3 win over West Virginia University on Jan. 10 and one assist in Virginia Tech’s 6-3 loss to the Penn State Nittany Lions on Jan. 11.
In the Penn State loss, Loudoun County High School graduate Eric Bobel (2011) scored once.
Briar Woods High School graduate Brendan Walsh (2013) also got in on the action adding an assist in the Hokies’ win over the Mountaineers.
Other tidbits from January in collegiate ice hockey:
- Williams College forward and Stone Bridge High School graduate Craig Kitto (2008) scored a hat trick, adding to his team high 10 goals on the season, in the Ephs 5-1 win over Plattsburgh State on Jan. 18.
- Ashburn-native Steven Berry scored a goal for Southern New Hampshire University in the Penmen’s 8-4 victory over Saint Michael’s College in a Northeast-10 Conference matchup.
- Delaware Blue Hen and Bishop O’Connell graduate Alex Guerere (2011) assisted a teammate for one goal in Delaware’s 6-3 win over West Chester University on Jan. 11.
Other notes from this January in college basketball:
- Former Potomac Falls High School basketball standout Greg Graves (2012) had 17 points and 6 rebounds in Mount St. Mary’s 83-77 win over St. Francis on Jan. 23. On Jan 25., Graves followed his career-high scoring performance with a near double-double of 9 points and 10 rebounds in the Mountaineers’ 75-71 loss to LIU Brooklyn.
- Graves’ high school teammate and current Hood College star Matt Galloway (2012) scored 10 points in Division IIIBlazer’s 62-61 win over Lebanon Valley on Jan. 22. Galloway continued to play well throughout the week scoring 19 points in Hood’s win over Messiah on Jan. 25 and 4 points and 8 rebounds in their 63-62 win over Stevenson on Jan. 29.
- A fellow Division III standout Taylor Johnson graduated from Broad Run High School in (2011) and has led the No. 12 Mary Washington Eagles to multiple wins over the last two weeks. On Jan. 18, Johnson scored 12 points and collected 4 rebounds in the Eagles’ lopsided 88-47 win over Penn State Harrisburg. A week later he scored 5 points and 11 rebounds in Mary Washington’s 63-57 win over York. On Jan. 29, he scored 18 points and added 8 rebounds in an 87-59 rout of Frostburg St.
- Virginia Commonwealth redshirt-freshmen forward and Middleburg Academy graduate Mo Alie-Cox (2012) had 4 points and 4 rebounds in the Division I Rams 80-65 win over Duquesne on Jan. 18. Two weeks later Alie-Cox added 4 points and 6 rebounds in VCU’s 76-60 win over Fordham.
- The Delaware Blue Hens received a 19-point, 8-rebound performance out of Freedom High School graduate Kelsey Buchanan (2010) in their 52-61 loss to Drexel on Jan. 19. Seven days later Buchanan went off with a 27-point, 12-rebound double-double in the Blue Hens’ 68-66 loss to the College of Charleston.
Other notes from this past week in college sports:
- A 2010 Park View High School graduate and current University of Mary Washington senior Amber Kerico was named the Capital Athletic Conference Swimming Athlete of the Week for the week of Jan. 21. Kerico topped the podium in the 200-yard breaststroke and helping the Division III Eagles to wins in the 200-yard medley relay and 200-yard freestyle relay.
- On Jan. 25, Rutgers swimmer and Loudoun County High School graduate Sophie Newton (2012) finished in 2nd in the 50-yard freestyle (24.66) and 2nd as part of the 200-yard medley relay for the Scarlet Knights in a meet against Fordham, Yale and Rider.
- In an indoor-track meet in Indiana on Jan. 24, Dominion High School graduate Philip Koranteng (2010) won both the 60-meter hurdles (8.53) and 200-meter dash (23.42) for the Division III Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Fightin’ Engineers!
Owen Gotimer is a graduate of Heritage High School in Leesburg and is currently a sophomore at Syracuse University. Follow Owen on Twitter (@BigO_Gotimer) for up-to-date college signings and news. Contact us if you want Owen to do an article on the college commitment of your favorite local athlete or a story on a Loudoun County graduate playing in college!
Virginia Tech Ice Hockey photo courtesy Virginia Tech Ice Hockey Club