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Mass. College Football: Locals Named To D3Football.com All-East Regional Team

By Matt Noonan 

D3Football.com recently released its All-Regional teams, including their 2013 All-East Region squad, which featured a variety of local players that earned spots on either the first, second or third offensive or defensive units.

Below are the various players that were named to these three units.

Second Team Offense

* Running Back Melikke Van Alstyne (Framingham State/ Salem, Mass.)

* Wide Receiver Matthew Green (Bridgewater State/ Stoughton, Mass.)

* Tight End Casey Hippert (Worcester State/ Douglas, Mass.)

* Kicker Dylan Rushe (Endicott College/ Palos Verdes, Calif.)

Third Team Offense

* Wide Receiver Alec Matys (Endicott College/Woburn, Mass.)

* Tackle Tim Grupp (WPI/ Highland Mills, N.Y.)

* Guard Frank Civitello (Mount Ida/ West Haven, Conn.)

* Guard Mike McDonald (Springfield College/ North Dighton, Mass.)

* Tackle John Moriarty (Mass. Maritime/ Willmington, Mass.)

Third Team Defense

* Defensive End Rob Ruggiero (Bridgewater State/ Acton, Mass.)

* Defensive End James Howe (Williams College/ Charlotte, N.C.)

* Punter Dylan Rushe (Endicott College/ Palos Verdes, Calif.)

* Special Teams D’Andre Smith (Mount Ida/ Poughkeepsie, N.Y.)

Mass. College Football: Saturday Afternoon Roundup

By NoontimeSports.com 

A majority of this week’s contests occurred this afternoon and below is the afternoon roundup.

Vanderbilt 24, UMass 7 – A.J. Doyle’s second quarter touchdown pass to Tajae Sharpe evened the score at 7, but that was the closest the Minutemen got as Vanderbilt answered with a pair of touchdowns and one field goal to win the game. Doyle completed 20-of-28 passes for 133 yards and rushed for 29 yards on eight carries.

Harvard 42, San Diego 20 – Conner Hempel tossed four touchdowns in his first-career start as the Crimson cruised to their first win of the season.

American International 48, Pace 27 – Kevin Arduino tossed four touchdowns and completed 13-of-20 passes for 344 yards, while Terrell Williams rushed for 165 yards on 15 carries for the Yellow Jackets.

Springfield 41, Mount Ida 0 – Jonathan Marrero rushed for three touchdowns on 14 carries for 150 yards, while the Pride’s defense recorded seven sacks, forced three fumbles and got a defensive score.

Norwich 31, WPI 14 – Al Georgio rushed for a game-high 193 yards and two touchdowns, while quarterback Keyen Foley rushed for 150 yards and one touchdown, as well as completed 12-of-20 passes for 133 yards with one touchdown pass, as the Cadets defeated the Engineers for the second year in a row.

Framingham State 42, Fitchburg State 21 – Matthew Silva tossed four touchdowns; Melikke Van Alstyne rushed for 192 yards and one touchdown as the Rams defeated the Falcons in their first home game of the season. Fitchburg quarterback Garrett Dellechiaie finished 15-of-28 for 178 yards with two touchdowns.

Mass. Maritime 52, Maine Maritime 18 – Mike Stanton tossed two touchdowns, Stefan Gustafson rushed for a career-best 201 yards and one touchdown as the Buccaneers defeated the Mariners and claimed the 41st Annual Admiral’s Cup.

Westfield State 36, UMass Dartmouth 7 – Tim Rich and Erik Washburn combined for two passing touchdowns and 178 passing yards, while Troy Cutter finished with nine tackles (eight solo), one tackle for a loss, one interception and one pass breakup as the Owls earned their second win of the season.

Kean 24, Endicott 17 – Despite two touchdowns and a field goal in the second half, the Gulls fell short of defeating Kean in their first ever meeting with a New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) program. Alec Matys led Endicott’s receiving core with seven catches for 106 yards.

Amherst 23, Hamilton 7 – The Lord Jeffs defense recorded five interceptions, while kicker Phillip Nwosu kicked three field goals and two extra points in Amherst’s first win of the season.

Colby 31, Williams 8 – Tom Murphy’s one-yard touchdown run was all the Ephs could muster as Williams fell in its opener to the Mules.

Mass. College Football: Endicott Tops Castleton, 43-7

By NoontimeSports.com 

Courtesy of the Endicott College sports information department, here’s today’s release about the Gulls football team’s first win against Castleton State:

CASTLETON, Vt. – The Endicott football team earned their first victory of the 2013 season on the road as the Gulls handed ECFC opponent Castleton State a 43-7 loss on their own field Saturday afternoon.  The Blue and Green got 19 points from senior kicker Dylan Rushe (Palos Verdes, Calif.) on five field goals and four extra points which nearly tied a NCAA Division III record (20 points, six FGs).

Endicott (1-1) also got seven turnovers from their defense, including three interceptions and three fumble recoveries, and nearly 450 yards of total offense.  The Gulls will continue their non-conference schedule on Saturday, September 21st at home against Kean University at Endicott Stadium.

Rushe drilled three field goals of over 40 yards and two more from inside 30 yards.  His five field goal set career-high, previously set at four back on September 3rd, 2011 against Framingham State, and his 19 overall points broke his personal record set back in the same game.  Rushe’s four extra points came after two touchdown passes by junior quarterback Drew Frenette (New Bedford, Mass.), a touchdown run for sophomore Spencer Walsh (Malden, Mass.), and an interception return by senior linebacker Kyle Connolly (Berlin, Conn.).

The Gulls defense held Castleton State to just 10 total first downs, under 250 yards of total offense, and forced seven turnovers.  Endicott seniors Curtis Manuel (Beverly, Mass.) and Nick Kozlowski (Beverly, Mass.) led the team with seven tackles each while freshman defensive end Craig Anderson (Franklin, Mass.) added six takedowns including a sack.  Junior defensive back Jake Cox (Wrentham, Mass.) intercepted Spartans quarterback Tyler Higley twice for 21 return yards.  Connolly recorded the other interception, a pick-six for 22 yards to the Castleton State end zone to cap off the scoring in the fourth quarter.  Kozlowski forced a fumble which was recovered by senior defensive lineman Marcell Cooper (Dorchester, Mass.).

Rushe’s 42-yard field goal at the 8:05 mark of the first quarter accounted for the first points of the game, but Castleton State quickly responded as Higley found wide out Kevin Alberque for a 46-yard touchdown to put the Spartans ahead 7-3 midway through the opening quarter.  Rushe hit another field goal, this time from 27 yards out, before the end of the first to make the score 7-6 going into the second quarter.

Endicott continued to rely on Rushe to get points as his 25-yard boot through the uprights capped off a nine-play, 84-yard drive.  The Endicott defense forced a three-and-out and with the ball, the offense needed just four plays to reach the end zone for the first time on the day.  Senior tight end Greg Dellorco (Franklin, Mass.) caught a 35-yard pass from Frenette to put the Blue and Green on top 16-7.  Later in the quarter, Rushe nailed a 42-yard field goal as Endicott took a 19-7 lead going into halftime.

On Endicott’s first possession of the second half, Frenette passed for 43 yards and Walsh rushed for 34 yards in a drive that resulted in a touchdown catch for sophomore Jamison Craft (Phillipston, Mass.).  Craft’s 19-yard touchdown reception gave the Gulls a 26-7 advantage.  Later in the third quarter, Frenette would connect with receiver Alec Matys (Woburn, Mass.) to put Endicott on the one-yard-line and Walsh finished the drive by punching it in the end zone.

In the fourth quarter, Rushe added his final field goal from 44 yards out and Connolly intercepted Higley for a pick-six with 2:14 left in the game.

Frenette finished the game 23-of-32 for 272 yards and two touchdowns in his season debut.  Walsh rushed for 138 yards on 26 carries (5.3 per carry) with one score. Brett Egizi (Westwood, Mass.), Craft, and Matys all had a team-high four catches with 50-plus yards receiving.  Craft and Dellorco had the touchdown receptions.