Monday, April 29, 2013
The Knights will host a first-round national tournament game Saturday.
The Community College of Baltimore County's Essex Knights defeated a tough Harford Community College, 9-8, in the final of the NJCAA Region XX lacrosse tournament Sunday. Essex had to hold on at the end of the game when visiting Harford scored two unanswered goals with little time left on the clock, according to interim athletic administrator Robert Aupperley. The Knights now move on to host a first-round game of the NJCAA national tournament at CCBC Essex on Saturday. Essex defeated Howard Community College, 16-6, in Friday's semi-final action to earn its berth in the final. Harford beat Anne Arundel Community College, 19-12, to earn its spot in the Region XX championship game. The game was followed by an awards presentation.
Sunday, May 13, 2012
The Knights' season ends with a 14-8 loss to Nassau Community College on Saturday in New York.
CCBC Essex's bid to win its first NJCAA national title in men's lacrosse since 2004 came up two wins short. The third-seeded Knights lost to Nassau Community College, 14-8, Saturday in a national semifinal game in Garden City, New York. The game was scoreless for the first 10 minutes, before Nassau scored three times in the final five minutes of the quarter. CCBC Essex rallied to pull within 5-3 midway through the second quarter, but could not close the gap any further. Host-Nassau now moves on to play top-seeded Onondaga Community College in Sunday's championship game. Onondaga advanced with a 15-6 vistory over Genesee Community College. As for CCBC Essex, it finishes its season 15-3, which included capturing the MD JUCO & Region XX …
Saturday, May 12, 2012
The Knights face host Nassau Community College at 3:30 p.m. in an NJCAA national semifinal game.
CCBC Essex coach Shawn Burke said he tried to prepare his team for every possible scenario during the regular season in hopes of leading the Knights to the program’s first NJCAA national title since 2004. This included playing as many nationally-ranked teams as possible and playing back-to-back road games. Burke hopes all of that preparation will pay off this weekend as No. 3 CCBC Essex (15-2) plays host- and second-seeded Nassau Community College (14-3) in an NJCAA national semifinal game at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in New York. The winners of that game will face the winner top-seeded Onondaga Community College (17-0) and fourth-ranked Geneese Community College (15-3) at 1 p.m. Sunday in the national title game. Onondaga has defeated CCBC Essex…
Monday, May 7, 2012
The Knights advance to the NJCAA men's lacrosse national semifinals following their 19-8 win over Howard Community College on Sunday.
The CCBC Essex men's lacrosse team captured its sixth straight Region XX title following its 19-8 win over Howard Community College on Sunday at Anne Arundel Community College. Sophomore midfielder Neil Hutchinson scored four goals and was named the tournament's Offensive MVP for the Knights (15-2). After leading just 6-5 at halftime, CCBC Essex—which also received a goal and five assists from freshman attack Ty Kashur—put Sunday's game away by outscoring Howard 13-3 in the second half. Knights defender Trey Cover (Fallston) was named the tournament's Defensive MVP while midfielders Rocco Pilliero, Brent Hiken (Pikesville), Ryan Kissner (C. Milton Wright) and defender Josh Rufolo were named to the Region XX All-Tournament Team. CCBC …
Friday, May 4, 2012
The Knights face CCBC Catonsville in a Region XX men's lacrosse semifinal game at 7 p.m. Friday at Anne Arundel Community College.
CCBC Essex faceoff specialist Brent Hiken is excited about next season when he is expected to play for Division III power Stevenson University. But before Hiken moves on, he has some unfinished business. He wants nothing more than to close his CCBC Essex career with an NJCAA national title. The road to that elusive title begins at 7 p.m. Friday when the Knights take on CCBC Catonsville in a Region XX semifinal game at Anne Arundel Community College. CCBC Essex enters the game at 13-2 and ranked third in the latest NJCAA national poll. The Knights are the overwhelming favorites to capture the Region XX title as they try to reach the national finals for a third straight year. “I want to end my career at CCBC Essex on top,” Hiken said. “We’…
Saturday, April 28, 2012
The Knights top Harford Community College, 13-12, in the NJCAA Region XX/District B women’s lacrosse tournament.
CCBC Essex women's lacrose team's dream season will continue. Sophomore midfielder Julie Hofmann scored four goals as the Knights defeated visiting Harford Community College, 13-12, Saturday in the NJCAA Region XX/District B women’s lacrosse tournament quarterfinals. Goalie Leanne Bittner (Loch Raven) had 18 saves for CCBC Essex (11-5), which avenged a 17-10 loss to Harford just two days earlier in Bel Air. CCBC Essex won the first meeting between the two schools, 18-8, on March 22. CCBC Essex, ranked fifth in the latest NJCAA national poll, will next face top-seeded Anne Arundel Community College in a semifinal game, set for 1 p.m. May 5 in Arnold. Anne Arundel Community College (16-0) has dominated th Knights in two previous meetings, …
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Women's lacrosse, men's lacrosse and baseball begin push for the postseason with big victories over rival teams.
The CCBC Essex women’s lacrosse team’s dream season continued Wednesday night following a hard-fought 18-14 victory over CCBC Catonsville. Freshman midfielder Emily McBee (Mercy) scored six goals and had two assists and freshman attack Taylor Jones (IND) scored a goal and had seven assists for CCBC Essex, which scored the game’s final five goals. The came after the Knights jumped out to an 11-6 lead in the second half only to have Catonsville score eight of the next 10 goals to take a brief 14-13 lead. Follow Essex-Middle River Patch on Facebook and Twitter. McBee now has 51 goals while Jones has 23 assists for CCBC Essex (10-3), which entered the week ranked fifth in the latest NJCAA national poll. The Knights, who entered the season …
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
The Knights have lost four of five following their recent six-game winning streak.
Streaky might be the best way to describe CCBC Essex’s baseball team's season to date. The Knights are 16-11 overall and 9-6 in MD JUCO play, which is good enough for sixth place in the 15-team league heading into tonight’s 6:30 p.m. game at Harford Community College. CCBC Essex has lost four of its last five games, which includes getting swept in a double-header Saturday at home against Chesapeake College by scores of 14-2 and 14-10, respectively. Prior to their recent struggles, the Knights had won six straight games. That winning streak came after CCBC Essex opened its season 0-4 before winning nine of its next 12 games. Among the Knights’ leaders are sophomore pitcher Nicholas Morton, who entered the weekend 3-1 with a 2.25 ERA with 21…
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
The Knights entered this week ranked third in the nation among junior colleges after losing their previous 36 games entering this season.
Don't look now, but the men's lacrosse team is not the only program at CCBC Essex with national title aspirations. The Knights women's lacrosse team has quickly become the story among junior college programs. For years considered an afterthought, CCBC Essex women's team entered this week ranked third in the latest NJCAA poll; the same ranking as the school's perennially-strong men's team. CCBC Essex enters Thursday night's 5 p.m. game at MD JUCO foe Howard Community College with a 7-1 record following convinicing wins at Niagara County Community College and Genesee Community College in New York on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. Follow Essex-Middle River Patch on Facebook and Twitter. The record represents a rapid turnaround for a …
Thursday, March 22, 2012
The Knights scored 10 goals in the second quarter en route to a 21-8 win over Anne Arundel Community College.
Sophomore midfielder Brent Hiken (Pikesville) won 15-of-18 faceoffs and scored three goals as CCBC Essex defeated visiting Anne Arundel Community College., 21-8, on Wednesday night in a key Region XX contest. The second quarter proved to be the difference in the game as CCBC Essex (6-1) erupted for 10 goals in the frame, which included at one point scoring three times in 30 seconds. Freshmen attack Andy Thrasher (Fallston) scored a team-high four goals for the Knights. Also, freshmen attack Austin Spaulding (St. Mary Ryken) and Brian White (Fallston) scored three goals and two goals and two assists, respectively, while freshman attack Ty Kashur contributed two goals and an assist for CCBC Essex , which is ranked second in the most recent …