September 18, 2010

Maritime Holds Off Kings Point, 41-34, In Down-To-The-Wire Contest

More news about: SUNY-Maritime

THROGGS NECK, N.Y. (Sept. 18, 2010) – The Maritime football team successfully held off a late, potentially game-tying drive by stopping Kings Point four times inside the 10-yard line at the end of regulation to capture a 41-34 win over its arch-rivals from across the Long Island Sound on a beautiful Saturday afternoon at Reinhart Field. The win improves the Privateers' record to a perfect 3-0, the program's best start ever. The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy falls to 1-2 overall in defeat.

The Privateers donned their new maroon jerseys for the first time ever on Saturday. On the back of each jersey was the characteristic that the specific player wearing it was best known for. Sophomore wide received Erik Heedles was wearing accountability and Maritime counted on him today as he caught two remarkable touchdown passes from classmate Joe Dickey, including what turned out to be the game-winner with 4:56 left to play in the game to put Maritime up, 41-27. On the afternoon, Heedles made four receptions for 50 yards. Dickey was 6-for-9 in completions for 125 yards and two TD passes, while rushing for 72 yards.
 
The Mariners answered right back to come within a touchdown, 41-34, when the ensuing kickoff was brought back 91 yards by Alex Coviello, his second kicoff return for a TD of the game. After that play, Maritime got the ball and drove it to the Merchant Marine 35-yard line before turning the ball over on downs with 1:49 left in the game and one timeout remaining for USMMA. Kings Point got the ball down to the five yard line and had first-and-goal, four opportunities to score, but the Privateer defense stepped up and the final play was whistled for pass interference on the offense and Maritime took over and kneeled on the ball.
The Privateers outgained USMMA 467-270 overall in the game, as Maritime picked up 342 yards on the ground. Senior running back John Gagliano led all players in the contest with 81 running yards. He had one completion for 48 yards down to the Mariners' five-yard line late in the fourth quarter that set up the Dickey touchdown. Classmate tailback Greg McGough also scored two touchdowns on the day – both rushing – after gaining 39 yards. Dickey and freshman  each had a TD run apiece. Senior Madison Leary was 5-for-6 on extra point attempts to round out the Maritime scoring.
Defensively, sophomore linebacker Pat Lasher led the team with 8.5 tackles (seven solo and three assited), while classmate linebacker Keith Barnes had eight total tackles (six solo and four assisted). Barnes also recorded a fumble recovery. Senior co-captain Steve Roman  recorded a third-quarter interception then returned the ball 21 yards. He also blocked an extra-point attempt by KP.
Kings Point started the game with an 85-yard kickoff return for a touchdown to grab a quick, 7-0 lead. The Privateers answered right back just over three minutes later after a 6-play, 64-yard drive ended with a 14-yard run by Dickey for the score. Maritime stopped the first Kings Point offensive drive of the day and forced a 3-and-out to get the ball back. After another great drive of 11 plays and 74 yards, the Privateers went ahead 14-7 after a one-yard TD run by McGough.

In the second quarter, the Mariners struck first on a 29-yard run by Karl Heimbrock, but the point-after attempt was blocked by Roman and Maritime retained the lead, 14-13. Davis ran in an eight-yard run late in the second half to end the scoring in the half and send the Privateers to the locker room with a 20-13 lead.

Maritime struck first on the opening drive of the second half, when, on fourth-and-two at the Kings Point 18-yard line, the Privateers went for it and Dickey connected with Heedles his first TD of the game on a pass that the sophomore snagged down over the defender's head. That gave Maritime a 27-13 lead. USMMA answered back later that quarter on another running touchdown by Heimbrock to cut the lead to 27-20. Then Maritime got the ball late in the third and into the opening minutes of the fourth quarter, but a fumble was recovered by Kings Points' Barry Preusch at the Maritime 43-yard line. On the next play from scrimmage, the Mariners tied the game on a 43-yard touchdown pass from Derrick Ventre to Coviello to tie the game at 27-27.

McGough would put the Privateers ahead again just under two minutes later, when he ended a four-play, 55-yard drive with a five-yard run to the house. Then Heedles scored his second touchdown of the day, the eventual game winner. The Mariners were down two touchdowns with under five minutes to play, but Coviello returned the ensuing kickoff 91 yards for the score. It was not enough, however, and Kings Point was unable to overcome the deficit as the Privateer defense held them scoreless on the final drive.

comments powered by Disqus
Oct. 31: All times Eastern
Final
Millsaps 15, at Berry 10
Box Score
Nov. 1: All times Eastern
12:00 PM
Kean at TCNJ
Live Stats
12:00 PM
Mass-Dartmouth at Western Connecticut
Live Stats
12:00 PM
Gallaudet at Norwich
Live Stats Video
12:00 PM
Framingham State at Massachusetts Maritime
Preview Live Stats Live Stats Video
12:00 PM
Maine Maritime at Salve Regina
Preview Preview Live Stats Video
12:00 PM
College of Faith at Wesley
Live Stats Audio
12:00 PM
Union at Hobart
Live Stats Video Audio
12:00 PM
Allegheny at Kenyon
Audio
12:00 PM
Alfred at Salisbury
Live Stats Video Audio
12:00 PM
William Paterson at Morrisville State
Live Stats Audio Audio
12:00 PM
Buffalo State at St. John Fisher
Live Stats Audio
12:00 PM
St. Lawrence at WPI
Live Stats Video
12:00 PM
Alfred State at Apprentice School
12:00 PM
SUNY-Maritime at Castleton State
Preview Live Stats Video Tickets
12:30 PM
Bates at Bowdoin
Preview Preview Live Stats Video
12:30 PM
Colby at Tufts
Live Stats Video
12:30 PM
Middlebury at Hamilton
Live Stats Video
12:30 PM
Amherst at Trinity (Conn.)
Live Stats Video
12:30 PM
Anna Maria at Husson
Live Stats Video Audio
1:00 PM
Lebanon Valley at FDU-Florham
Live Stats
1:00 PM
Becker at Mount Ida
Live Stats Video
1:00 PM
Ohio Northern at Marietta
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
1:00 PM
Montclair State at Cortland State
Live Stats Video
1:00 PM
Moravian at Gettysburg
Live Stats Video Audio
1:00 PM
Catholic at Guilford
Live Stats Video
1:00 PM
Wittenberg at Ohio Wesleyan
Preview Live Stats Video Audio
1:00 PM
Olivet at Albion
Live Stats Video Audio
1:00 PM
Stevenson at Widener
Live Stats Audio Audio
1:00 PM
DePauw at Wooster
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
1:00 PM
Randolph-Macon at Shenandoah
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
1:00 PM
Emory and Henry at Washington and Lee
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
1:00 PM
Hampden-Sydney at Bridgewater (Va.)
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
1:00 PM
Trine at Kalamazoo
Live Stats Video Audio Audio Tickets
1:00 PM
Lakeland at Alma
Live Stats
1:00 PM
Thiel at Carnegie Mellon
Preview Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
1:00 PM
Hope at Adrian
Live Stats Video Audio Audio
1:00 PM
Western New England at Curry
Live Stats Live Stats
1:00 PM
Muhlenberg at Dickinson
Live Stats Video
1:00 PM
Franklin and Marshall at Susquehanna
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
1:00 PM
Averett at Methodist
Video
1:00 PM
Ithaca at Brockport State
Live Stats Video Tickets
1:00 PM
Southern Virginia at Rowan
Preview Live Stats Video Audio
1:00 PM
Lycoming at Misericordia
Live Stats Audio
1:00 PM
Johns Hopkins at Ursinus
Live Stats Video
1:00 PM
Wabash at Hiram
Live Stats Video Audio
1:00 PM
Westminster (Pa.) at St. Vincent
1:00 PM
Delaware Valley at King's
Live Stats Audio
1:00 PM
Albright at Wilkes
Live Stats Audio
1:00 PM
McDaniel at Juniata
Preview Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
1:00 PM
Case Western Reserve at Washington U.
Preview Preview Live Stats Video
1:00 PM
Wisconsin Lutheran at Rockford
Preview Live Stats Audio
1:00 PM
MacMurray at Northwestern (Minn.)
Live Stats Video
1:30 PM
Mount St. Joseph at Bluffton
Live Stats
1:30 PM
Wesleyan at Williams
Live Stats Video
1:30 PM
Plymouth State at Worcester State
Preview Live Stats Video
1:30 PM
N.C. Wesleyan at Maryville (Tenn.)
Live Stats Video
1:30 PM
Geneva at Washington and Jefferson
Live Stats Video Audio
1:30 PM
Thomas More at Waynesburg
Preview Video Audio
1:30 PM
Heidelberg at Wilmington
Preview Preview Live Stats Video
1:30 PM
John Carroll at Muskingum
Live Stats Audio Audio
1:30 PM
Mount Union at Otterbein
Preview Audio Audio
1:30 PM
Bethany at Grove City
Live Stats Audio
1:30 PM
Anderson at Defiance
Live Stats Video
1:30 PM
Earlham at Hanover
Live Stats Video
1:30 PM
Westfield State at Fitchburg State
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
Frostburg State at Hartwick
Live Stats
2:00 PM
Baldwin Wallace at Capital
Preview Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
2:00 PM
Manchester at Rose-Hulman
Preview Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
Benedictine at Concordia (Wis.)
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
UW-Whitewater at UW-Platteville
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
2:00 PM
Southwestern at Austin
Live Stats Video Video
2:00 PM
Concordia-Chicago at Aurora
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
Centre at Hendrix
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
St. John's at Augsburg
Live Stats Video Audio Audio
2:00 PM
UW-Stout at UW-Eau Claire
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio Tickets
2:00 PM
Bethel at Gustavus Adolphus
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
St. Olaf at Hamline
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
Lake Forest at Cornell
Video
2:00 PM
Illinois Wesleyan at North Central (Ill.)
Live Stats Video Audio
2:00 PM
Birmingham-Southern at Rhodes
2:00 PM
Trinity (Texas) at Texas Lutheran
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
Hardin-Simmons at Mary Hardin-Baylor
Live Stats Video Audio
2:00 PM
Simpson at Central
Preview Video
2:00 PM
Wartburg at Buena Vista
Live Stats Video Audio
2:00 PM
Ripon at Beloit
2:00 PM
Carroll at Macalester
Live Stats Video Audio
2:00 PM
Howard Payne at Louisiana College
Audio
2:00 PM
Carthage at Millikin
Live Stats Video Audio
2:00 PM
Wheaton (Ill.) at Elmhurst
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
North Park at Augustana
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
Coe at Luther
Video Audio
2:00 PM
Crown at Martin Luther
2:00 PM
Greenville at Westminster (Mo.)
Video
2:00 PM
Iowa Wesleyan at Eureka
2:00 PM
Illinois College at Knox
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
Monmouth at Grinnell
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
UW-La Crosse at UW-River Falls
Audio
2:00 PM
UW-Oshkosh at UW-Stevens Point
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
2:00 PM
Dubuque at Loras
2:00 PM
Sul Ross State at East Texas Baptist
Live Stats Audio
2:10 PM
Concordia-Moorhead at St. Thomas
Preview Live Stats Video Video Audio Audio
3:00 PM
St. Scholastica at Minnesota-Morris
3:30 PM
George Fox at Whitworth
Live Stats Video Audio
4:00 PM
Ferrum at Greensboro
Live Stats
4:00 PM
Pacific Lutheran at Puget Sound
Preview Audio
4:00 PM
Cal Lutheran at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
Live Stats Video
4:00 PM
Willamette at Linfield
Live Stats Video Audio Audio
4:05 PM
Redlands at Whittier
Live Stats Live Stats Video Audio
5:00 PM
Pacific at Lewis and Clark
Live Stats Video Audio
5:30 PM
MIT at Endicott
Preview Live Stats
6:00 PM
Denison at Oberlin
Live Stats Video
7:00 PM
St. Norbert at Lawrence
Live Stats Video
7:00 PM
LaGrange at Christopher Newport
Live Stats Video Audio
10:00 PM
La Verne at Chapman
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
10:00 PM
Pomona-Pitzer at Occidental
Live Stats Video Audio
Nov. 1: All times Eastern
10:00 PM
La Verne at Chapman
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
1:30 PM
Mount Union at Otterbein
Preview Audio Audio
1:30 PM
Thomas More at Waynesburg
Preview Video Audio
1:30 PM
John Carroll at Muskingum
Live Stats Audio Audio
1:30 PM
Geneva at Washington and Jefferson
Live Stats Video Audio
1:00 PM
Hampden-Sydney at Bridgewater (Va.)
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
1:00 PM
Wabash at Hiram
Live Stats Video Audio
1:00 PM
Johns Hopkins at Ursinus
Live Stats Video
1:00 PM
Wittenberg at Ohio Wesleyan
Preview Live Stats Video Audio
1:00 PM
Delaware Valley at King's
Live Stats Audio
2:10 PM
Concordia-Moorhead at St. Thomas
Preview Live Stats Video Video Audio Audio
12:00 PM
College of Faith at Wesley
Live Stats Audio
12:00 PM
Buffalo State at St. John Fisher
Live Stats Audio
12:00 PM
Union at Hobart
Live Stats Video Audio
2:00 PM
Wartburg at Buena Vista
Live Stats Video Audio
2:00 PM
Bethel at Gustavus Adolphus
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
UW-Oshkosh at UW-Stevens Point
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
2:00 PM
UW-Whitewater at UW-Platteville
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
2:00 PM
Illinois Wesleyan at North Central (Ill.)
Live Stats Video Audio
2:00 PM
Hardin-Simmons at Mary Hardin-Baylor
Live Stats Video Audio
2:00 PM
Wheaton (Ill.) at Elmhurst
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
St. John's at Augsburg
Live Stats Video Audio Audio
4:00 PM
Willamette at Linfield
Live Stats Video Audio Audio

What We're Reading