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Mass. College Football: Week Six Honor Roll

By NoontimeSports.com 

With the sixth week of the college football season in the books, it’s time to unveil this week’s Noontime Sports Honor Roll.

Paul Stanton Jr. (Harvard) – The sophomore halfback rushed for 103 yards on 21 carries for two touchdowns and led the receiving core with five catches for 55 yards. His second touchdown was the difference in a wild triple-overtime contest against Holy Cross.

Zach Hodges (Harvard) – The junior defensive end turned in a monster performance against the Crusaders as he recorded five total tackles (four solo), one sack, two tackles for a loss, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one pass break-up.

Andre Williams (Boston College) – The senior running back tied the school record with five rushing touchdowns and came within one yard of the single-game mark against Army on Saturday. His 263 yards on the ground were a career-best.

Peter Pujals (Holy Cross) – The first-year gunslinger tossed four touchdowns in his team’s setback to Harvard.

Nick McCarthy (Bentley) – The junior defensive back had a career-best 10 tackles, which included one for a loss, as well as an interception and two pass break-ups in his team’s win against St. A’s. His interception came with 1:26 remaining, which sealed the win.

Michael Baron (Bentley) – The first-year kicker tied a Bentley and Northeast-10 Conference record by kicking four field goals, in five attempts. He also made a pair of extra points for a total of 14 points.

Danny Guadagnoli (Bentley) – The senior quarterback accounted for 309 yards of total offense, which included his game-winning 13-yard run for a touchdown to lift the Falcons past St. A’s. He completed 24-of-40 passes for 229 yards and one touchdown, as well as rushed for a career-best 80 yards on 13 carries. His 24 completions matched his career-high and he surpassed 4,000 yards in total offense.

Jimmy Holland (Merrimack) – The senior linebacker recorded a team-best 14 stops and recovered a fumble in Merrimack’s win against LIU Post.

Matt Heriveaux (Assumption) – In his first start, the junior tailback rushed for a career-high 125 yards and one score. He also hauled in seven catches for 62 yards in the Hounds’ 21-18 loss to New Haven.

Mike Bates (Assumption) – The senior linebacker recorded 12 total tackles (eight solo), along with two sacks and a forced fumble.

Anthony Masucci (Stonehill) – The sophomore defensive back recorded a game-high matching 10 total tackles (three solo) and a forced fumble against American International.

Nate Robitaille (Stonehill) – The junior wide receiver posted his fourth straight 100-yard game with seven receptions. He concluded his team’s contest against American International with a game-high 110 yards.

DeAndre Lawrence (Mount Ida) – The sophomore linebacker recorded 13 total tackles (eight solo), one tackle for a loss, one pass break-up and two fumble recoveries in the Mustangs’ 7-6 setback to Gallaudet.

Robert Small (Anna Maria) – The senior halfback recorded 173 yards on 21 carries and rushed for two scores, as well as caught seven catches for 52 yards against Maritime (N.Y.).

Chevere Archer (Framingham State) – The senior defensive end recorded 10 solo tackles, including five tackles for a loss, and one sack with a fumble recovery in the Rams’ 21-14 win against UMass Dartmouth.

Melikke Van Alstyne (Framingham State) – The senior halfback rushed for 174 yards on 28 carries and three scores. He also caught one pass for 13 yards.

Tim Rich (Westfield State) – The senior quarterback completed 11-of-13 passes for 245 yards and tossed one touchdown. He also rushed for 11 yards on five carries.

Kevin Cook (Western New England) – The junior halfback rushed for 153 yards on 35 carries and a school record-tying four touchdowns against Coast Guard.

Drew Frenette (Endicott) – The junior quarterback tossed five touchdowns and recorded 324 passing yards in his team’s win against Maine Maritime.

Marcell Cooper (Endicott) – The senior defensive lineman recorded 13 stops (seven solo), as well as forced two fumbles. He recorded one tackle for a loss and one pass break-up.

Jake Laux (MIT) – The senior linebacker became MIT’s all-time tackle leader with 335 after posting 11 total tackles (six solo) against Curry College.

Landrus Lewis (Amherst) – The senior defensive back concluded his team’s third contest with two interceptions and a fumble recovery, which led to 20 of the 37 points scored by the Lord Jeffs against Middlebury.

Mass. College Football: Week Six Teams Of The Week

By NoontimeSports.com 

Six weeks of the college football season are in the books. And as usual, before we turn the page to the seventh week (hard to believe!), it is time to announce this week’s Noontime Sports Teams of the Week.

Division 1 – Harvard University: For the third straight week, the Crimson earned our Division 1 honor after an exciting victory in Worcester against Holy Cross.

Paul Stanton Jr. rushed for the game-winning score in the third overtime as the sophomore halfback galloped 17 yards into the end zone to preserve Harvard’s perfect mark. Stanton finished the game with two touchdowns and 103 yards on 21 carries. He also led the receiving core with five catches for 55 yards.

Quarterback Conner Hempel tossed two touchdowns and finished 14-of-25 for 162 yards.

Eric Medes led the Crimson defense with 11 total tackles, all solo tackles. He also recovered a fumble, too.

Harvard travels to Ithaca, New York next week to face the Big Red of Cornell, their second Ivy League foe of the season.

Division 2 – Bentley University: Trailing St. A’s, 27-26, with 5:52 remaining, quarterback Danny Guadagnoli led the Falcons on a six-play, 66-yard drive to win the game on a 13-yard touchdown run.

The Framingham native concluded the game 24-of-40 with one touchdown and 229 passing yards, along with 80 yards on 13 carries and one score. His only touchdown pass came in the second when he hooked up with Chris Malonis for a 23-yard score.

Kicker Michael Baron converted on four-of-five field goals, along with two extra points.

On defense, Nick McCarthy led the Falcons with 10 total tackles, four solo, two pass breakups, one tackle for a loss and one interception.

Bentley will look to build on this win next week when they travel to Pace University.

Division 3 – Endicott College: After a 1-2 start, the Gulls have rattled off two straight victories against Curry College and Maine Maritime. Endicott outscored both opponents by a combined score of 95-55.

Quarterback Drew Frenette tossed a season-high five touchdowns on Homecoming Weekend against the Mariners, while Spencer Walsh rushed for two scores on 24 carries for 191 yards.

Endicott’s defense was led by Nick Kozlowski and Marcell Cooper, two players that combined for 26 total tackles, one tackle for a loss, two forced fumbles and pass breakup. Cooper was named this week’s New England Football Conference (NEFC) Defensive Player of the Week.

The Gulls, who’re currently in a three-way tie for first place with Coast Guard and Salve Regina, will return to the gridiron on Saturday when they travel to Nichols College.

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.

Mass. College Football: Week Two Honor Roll

Framingham State's Melikke Van Alstyne helped the Rams earn an impressive road win against Endicott College! (Photo Credit: Matt Noonan for NoontimeSports.com)

Framingham State’s Melikke Van Alstyne helped the Rams earn an impressive road win against Endicott College! (Photo Credit: Matt Noonan for NoontimeSports.com)

By NoontimeSports.com 

With the second week of the college football season in the books, it’s time to unveil this week’s Noontime Sports Honor Roll.

Andre Williams (Boston College) – The senior halfback rushed for a career-high 204 yards and one touchdown in the Eagles second win of the season. He earned the ACC (Atlantic Coast Conference) Offensive Back of the Week honors today.

Bryce Jones (Boston College) – This week’s ACC Defensive Back of the Week finished Friday’s contest against Wake Forrest with two solo tackles, one interception, one pass breakup and one fumble recovery.

Tajae Sharpe (UMass) – The sophomore wide receiver hauled in a game-high 11 receptions for 85 yards and one touchdown. His 11 catches are the most he’s recorded in a single game thus far. Last week he was held to one catch for 13 yards against Wisconsin.

Jet Kollie (Bentley University) – In his first game with the Falcons, (Kollie transferred from Lafayette) the junior running back rushed for 48 yards on nine carries and one score, as well as recorded four receptions for 36 yards with one touchdown.

Kyle Young (Bentley University) – The senior linebacker recorded a game-best 14 total tackles (four solo) and one tackle for a loss in the Falcons opener against Mercyhurst.

Joe Clancy (Merrimack College) – The senior quarterback began his final season with the Warriors by completing 35-of-50 passes for 309 yards, while tossing four touchdowns. Clancy’s final touchdown to Shane Ferguson helped the Warriors edge Wagner, 42-41.

Jere Brown (Merrimack College) – The sophomore wide receiver registered a game-high 102 yards through the air, along with one touchdown.

Jimmy Holland (Merrimack College) – The senior from Billerica finished his team’s first contest with 10 tackles (seven solo) and three-and-a-half tackles for a loss of 13 yards.

Terrell Williams (American International College) – The junior halfback led all rushers with 120 yards on 19 carries. Williams also scored a touchdown in the Yellow Jackets’ first loss of the season to East Stroudsburg.

Joel Brown (American International College) – The sophomore linebacker started his season with 11 total tackles (six solo), along with one-and-a-half sacks for an eight-yard loss.

Mike Stuppiello (Assumption College) – Against Bryant University, the senior defensive lineman finished with six tackles (five solo) and two sacks.

Brian Harrington (Stonehill College) – The junior linebacker from Rockland recorded a game-high 17 total tackles (nine solo) and forced a fumble in his team’s setback to Bloomsburg.

Robert Baker (Becker College) – This week’s Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC) Offensive Player of the Week threw for 206 yards and four touchdowns in the Hawks exciting victory against Fitchburg State.

Jovan Wilkins (Mount Ida College) – The junior from New York, who was named this week’s ECFC Defensive Player of the Week and Special Teams Player of the week, helped the Mustangs earn an impressive road victory against UMass Dartmouth by forcing three turnovers, blocking a kick and recording a team-high seven tackles.

Quillian Respass (Nichols College) – The sophomore gunslinger helped the Bison rally to defeat Westfield State by tossing three touchdown passes and completing 20-of-33 passes for 310 yards.

Dylan Rimsky (Nichols College) – This week’s New England Football Conference (NEFC) Offensive Player of the Week established single-game records for receptions (14) and receiving yards (290). He hauled in three touchdowns, including the 32-yard score in overtime.

Marcell Cooper (Endicott College) – The senior defensive lineman finished his team’s contest against Framingham State with a career-high 15 tackles (five solo), as well as one-and-a-half tackles for a loss.

Kevin Bumpus (Worcester State) – The junior quarterback from Bridgewater finished with 427 yards through the air (a school record in passing yards) with four touchdowns.

Melikke Van Alstyne (Framingham State) – The senior tailback rushed for 214 yards on 38 carries for one touchdown in the Rams win against Endicott.

Zach Grasis (WPI) – This week’s WPI Men’s Student Athlete of the Week, rushed for career highs of 195 yards and four touchdowns in the Engineers 48-28 victory against Curry College.

Mass. College Football: Endicott Defeats WNEC, 50-45 (Press Release)

By NoontimeSports.com

Courtesy of our friends from Endicott College’s athletic department — here is today’s press release pertaining toward the Gulls exciting 50-45 victory against Western New England College.

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BEVERLY, Mass. – The 100th game for the Endicott football program was a memorable one as the Gulls exchanged offensive blows with their NEFC Boyd Division rival Western New England but came out on top 50-45 to improve to 7-2 (5-1 NEFC Boyd) on the season.

For the second week in-a-row, sophomore quarterback Drew Frenette (New Bedford, Mass.) connected with his favorite receiver, senior Mike Murphy (Chelmsford, Mass.), 11 times for 139 yards and a new program record five touchdown receptions under the lights at Endicott Stadium.  When Murphy brushed off his defender and scampered into the end zone 35 yards for his fourth touchdown with 8:58 remaining in the second quarter, not only did he break the single game record for touchdown catches but he also passed Ryan MacLean (’07) for Endicott’s career receiving yards mark.

Murphy ended up catching five of Frenette’s six touchdown passes, also a new Endicott record.  The sophomore signal-caller finished 27-of-39 for 342 yards, six touchdowns, and one pick.  His sixth touchdown of the game came with 3:47 remaining in the third quarter as he found tight end Greg Dellorco (Franklin, Mass.) wide open for 42 yards up the middle of the field to put the Blue and Green ahead 45-31.

Not to be outdone, Endicott senior running back Mike Wheeler (Hanover, Mass.) provided an effective all-around game as well as he surpassed Mike Lane’s (’12) single-game all-purpose yards record with 288 total yards against Western New England on Saturday evening.   Wheeler rushed 23 times for 123 yards, returned six kickoffs a total of 161 yards and caught one pass for four yards.

Despite numerous offensive records being broken for the second straight week, Western New England amassed 579 total yards of offense in the game. Sophomore tailback Kevin Cook (Hamburg, N.J.) took the ball 31 times for 192 yards and two touchdowns while junior quarterback John Krafick (New Milford, Conn.) threw for 323 yards and four scores through the air.

The Golden Bears started the game with an 14-play, 79-yard opening drive that resulted in a 16-yard touchdown reception by junior tight end Mike Uszakiewicz (Prospect, Conn.) from Krafick. Endicott answered on their first drive as Murphy kept one foot in the corner of the end zone to complete a 13-yard touchdown pass from Frenette.

Later in the first quarter with great field position to start their drive, Murphy caught touchdown number two from nine  yards out to put Endicott ahead 14-7.  The Gulls defense forced Western New England to punt to start the second quarter and five plays into their first drive of the new period, Murphy was back in the end zone after another near sideline grab from 24 yards out.

The Golden Bears fired back with a 10-play, 83-yard drive that saw Uszakiewicz catch his second touchdown of the game from Krafick, a 19-yard reception to pull within seven at 21-14.

Murphy’s record-breaking, 35-yard touchdown catch put the Blue and Green back up by two scores but Cook pounded the ball into the end zone from three yards out to make it 28-21 with 3:02 left in opening half. Endicott would go into halftime up 31-21 after junior Dylan Rushe (Palos Verdes, Calif.) drilled a 24-yard field goal with only seconds remaining in the half.

Momentum shifted Western New England’s way at the start of the third quarter after Endicott’s first play from scrimmage was a fumble that was recovered by the Golden Bears at the Gulls 32 yard line. The very next play, Krafick found sophomore wide out Andrew Walz (Groton, Conn.) for a 32-yard touchdown to pull within three at 31-28.

Murphy’s final touchdown, a Golden Bears field goal, then Dellorco’s 42-yard touchdown reception put the Blue and Green on top 45-31 with 3:47 remaining in the third quarter. Cook scored his second touchdown, a hard-fought eight-yard score to trim Endicott’s lead down to seven points heading into the final 15 minutes of the game.

Early in the fourth quarter, Wheeler got Endicott down to the Western New England 15-yard line after a 26-yard rush. The Gulls settled for Rushe’s second field goal of the game but Endicott held a 48-38 lead with 11:51 to go.

After Rushe pinned the Golden Bears deep into their own territory courtesy of an Endicott record 69-yard punt, the Gulls defense forced a fumble in the backfield inside the five yard line.  Western New England recovered in their won end zone, resulting in a safety and two points for Endicott. Junior defensive lineman Marcell Cooper(Dorchester, Mass.) forced the fumble in the backfield.

Western New England would score one more time on Walz’ second TD catch of the game as the sophomore finished with six catches, 135 yards and two touchdowns in the loss. Endicott squashed Western New England’s hopes for a final drive touchdown as senior linebacker Peter Kallas (Beverly, Mass.) made a diving interception on a Krafick pass to effectively end the game.

The defense was led by Cooper who had a team-high 13 tackles, eight of which were solo, one tackle for a loss and a forced fumble.  Junior defensive back Jason Silva (Palatine, Ill.) had 10 tackles with a pass breakup and three other players, PJ Bandini (Waltham, Mass.), Kallas, and Andrew Holfinger (Sterling, Mass.) all added nine tackles each. Junior defensive back Andrew Lawson (Framingham, Mass.) had three pass breakups to lead all players.

For the Golden Bears, junior linebacker Nathan Fleming (Willimantic, Conn.) had a game-high 16 takedowns, nine of which were solo, while forcing and recovering a fumble. Andrew Imperatore (Wyckoff, N.J.) added 11 tackles in the loss. Senior defensive back Corey Brown (Worcester, Mass.) had Western New England’s lone interception with a 15-yard return.

Endicott will close out the regular season on Saturday, November 3rd at home for Senior Day as the Gulls will honor 15 seniors on the roster.  Endicott hosts MIT at 5:00 pm at Endicott Stadium.  Western New England closes out their regular season at home against UMass Dartmouth at 1:00 pm next Saturday.

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