HIGH 5 OF THE WEEK: Parks has big rushing day for SCSU football

Parks (SCSU athletics)

Eli Parks took it back to his days as a senior standout running back at St. Paul on Saturday.
Parks, now a junior at Southern Connecticut State University, ran wild in the second half of a 45-26 road win over Stonehill College.
Parks had touchdown runs of 45 and 60 in the second half, with one long run coming in each quarter. The 45-yard scoring run from Parks and extra point from Jose Conde put the Owls ahead 31-20, where the score stayed after three quarters.
In the fourth quarter, Parks erupted for a 60-yard touchdown run. The junior’s second touchdown of the day, plus another Conde extra point, put SCSU ahead 38-20 with 13:40 left in the game.
Parks finished with 13 carries for a career-high 157 yards and the two touchdowns. He was named Chick fil-A of North Haven/Southern Connecticut State University Athlete of the Week for his efforts.
Parks had 16 yards on nine rushes before erupting on Saturday. SCSU’s next game is Friday night at home against Assumption.

Warkoski (WCSU athletics)

Sarah Warkoski, Western Connecticut State tennis
The former Bristol Central player turned out to be a deciding factor in a season-opening 6-3 win over Mount Saint Mary College last Friday.
Warkoski first won a doubles match with Pooja Dudhedia by a score of 8-6. In singles, Warkoski swept her way to victory, 6-2, 6-1.
In the third match of the season on Sunday, Warkoski contributed to a 5-4 road win over Pratt. The sophomore teamed again with Dudhedia to capture an 8-5 doubles win. 

Lauren Vallee, Bay Path volleyball

Vallee (Bay Path athletics)

The senior and former Bristol Central tri-sport standout is off to a solid start with the Wildcats.
Through the first five matches of the season, Vallee leads Bay Path by far in kills with 67, or an average of 4.19 per set. The next closest kill total to Vallee is 19. Vallee leads the team in total blocks with three (2 solo, 1 assist). She is second in service aces with 13 and tied for second in digs with 19.
Vallee is responsible for 5.2 points per set for Bay Path. Her highest kill total this season is 17 in a 3-0 loss to MCLA on Sept. 9. Her most digs were seven, and the same goes for service aces. The totals occurred in two different matches.

Sabino (Albertus Magnus)

Izzy Sabino, Albertus Magnus tennis
The junior is off to a good start with the Falcons in her junior season.
Sabino is 4-2 overall, with 2-1 records in both singles and doubles competition. Sabino won her first singles and doubles matches without giving up a game in a 7-2 Albertus Magnus victory over Lehman on Sept. 2.
After a 9-0 loss to New Haven on Saturday, the Falcons rebounded with a 9-0 win over Sarah Lawrence. Sabino won both her singles and doubles matches, and for the second time this season, she didn’t give up a game in singles.
Albertus Magnus plays again on Saturday and Sunday. The Falcons are home to Mount Ida on Saturday and away against Vaughn on Sunday.

Jordan Gilmore, Western New England soccer

Jordan Gilmore (WNEU)

Take a gander at the home page for the Golden Bears women’s soccer program, and a former Holy Cross player is the main photo.
That would be Jordan Gilmore, a sophomore at WNEU. Gilmore’s first career college goal helped the Bears claim a 1-0 victory over Mount Holyoke College on Tuesday afternoon.
It’s awesome that Gilmore is back and playing. She started eight games as a freshman, but her season was ended by injury.
Gilmore is back and her goal came in the 42nd minute. She was able to put some loose change into the goal after the goalkeeper couldn’t corral the ball. WNEU made Gilmore’s goal hold up and the Bears went on to win.
Gilmore is one of three — that’s right, three — Gilmore’s on the team. They are both Gilmore’s sisters. There’s sophomore Taylor and freshman Hayley.
On Tuesday, it was Jordan Gilmore who came up with the goal WNEU needed.

Statistics and information compiled from the team website of each athlete.