(Recap submitted by Assumption College football broadcaster Roei Biberstain)
WORCESTER, MA – Logan Meyer’s 14-yard overtime touchdown connection to Gordon McLeod gave Stonehill its first and only lead as the Skyhawks defeated Assumption College, 41-38, on Friday evening.
The thriller at Multi-Sports Stadium was the Greyhounds’ 2013 home opener after two straight road games to begin the season.
With the win, Stonehill (2-1, 2-0) extended its winning streak over the Greyhounds (1-2, 1-1) to seven-straight dating back to 2006.
Assumption took a 38-35 lead early in the extra session on a 44-yard field goal by senior Tad Beuchert, but Stonehill responded by scoring the winning touchdown four plays later when Meyer hooked up with McLeod.
Meyer finished the contest 27-of-49 for 367 yards with five touchdown passes. He also rushed for one score on three carries for eight yards.
Stonehill’s Nate Robitaille led all receivers with 185 yards on 13 catches. The Attleboro native also hauled in two touchdowns.
Assumption’s Matt Pedone rushed for a game-high 187 yards on 26 carries for two scores, while tight end Scott Simonson led the Hounds receiving core with five catches for 94 yards and one receiving touchdown.
Defensively, Brian Harrington led Stonehill with 16 tackles (eight solo) and one tackle for a loss, while Ryan Hollis finished with five tackles (four solo), one sack and one forced fumble.
Matt Bates led Assumption’s defense with nine tackles (five solo), one tackle for a loss and one pass breakup.
Stonehill returns home next Saturday to host Bentley, while Assumption travels to American International on Friday.