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Thursday, October 8
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12:00pm Saturday Football Center
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12:00pm Eagles vs New Orleans Saints
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UD's Torzsa likes playing 'center field' as free safety

By Don Voltz 8:39pm, October 8, 2015 - Updated 8:41pm, October 8, 2015
VIDEO: Don Voltz speaks with Ryan Torzsa
Delaware free safety Ryan Torzsa is just a junior, but he's the veteran in the Blue Hens secondary, joined by one sophomore and two true freshmen.

The 6-2, 200 pounder from Waxhaw, North Carolina, is known for his hard-hitting, but he also has a nose for the football. In five games, Torzsa has 15 tackles, nine of them solo, plus an interception and a blocked punt. The blocked punt came in Saturday's 24-23 win over William and Mary, and Que'Shawn Jenkins covered the football in the end zone for a Delaware touchdown.

This is Torzsa's first year as a starter and he says he really likes playing safety because it give him freedom to roam in the secondary. He says he played center field in baseball and free safety is pretty similar.

Torzsa was a cornerback in high school, but with his size he makes an ideal safety.

Ryan is also an outstanding student, he is a CoSIDA Academic All-America nominee.

Late first-half goal sparks St. Mark's to victory

By Sean Greene 8:39pm, October 8, 2015 - Updated 10:17pm, October 8, 2015
VIDEO: Highlights of Saint Mark's victory
Saint Mark's defenseman Chris Ludman headed home a corner kick in the waning seconds of the first half, and they held off a long run of Saint Elizabeth 2nd half possession in a 2-0 Catholic Conference soccer victory Thursday afternoon.

The Spartans narrowly missed an opportunity to score in the 34th minute when Ludman, who also plays on the baseball team, fired a throw in that went through the 6-yard box in front of the Saint Elizabeth goal without being touched by either team.

In the 40th minute, Saint Mark's was granted a corner kick, and they took advantage as a far post service reached the forehead of a leaping Ludman who directed the ball into the top-center of the goal for a 1-0 halftime lead.

Saint Elizabeth controlled the run of play for most of the second half, but could only manage one shot on target despite eight shots. Saint Mark's had limited opportunities, but on a counterattack, Michael Scalia won a 1-on-1 battle for a ball near the center circle, and raced down to put a shot just inside the left post for the game-sealing tally.

Thomas Gibb earned the win in net for St. Mark's (5-2), stopping all five of Saint Elizabeth's shots that were on target. Brian Marchioni made six saves for Saint Elizabeth (5-4).

DMA volleyball remains unbeaten

By Kara Pokropski 10:48pm, October 8, 2015
VIDEO: Highlights
The DMA Seahawks secured their eighth consecutive win after defeated the Charter Force in four sets.

The Seahawks started the game trailing behind the Force by six points. But when defensive specialist Morgan Andrews stepped up to serve, the Seahawks were able to rally back and tie the game at 12. DMA's front row came alive for the remainder of the game snatch the win 25-18.

The second set was captured by Charter 25-21. Throughout the frame the gap was never pushed past three points. Twice the Seahawks started a rally but the Force continued to battled out each play to split the match 1-1.

DMA rolled into the third set on fire as they rallied out 6-0 lead to set the tone. But Charter didn't let that continue too long as they once again battled to climb out of the 6 point deficit. Middle of the set the Force found themselves edging the Seahawks, but when Morgan Andrews stepped up to serve she helped bring the set back in DMA's favor.

The Seahawks jumped into the forth frame much like the third, as they pushed out another 6-0 lead. This time around DMA kept the gap throughout the set to post up a 7 point victory.

The undefeated Seahawks return home to face St. Mark's on Tuesday. Charter will host Mount Pleasant on Wednesday.

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