September 4, 2010

Lycoming rally falls short at Rowan, 24-17

More news about: Lycoming
GLASSBORO, N.J. – It took a defensive play to get the Lycoming College offense going on Saturday, Sept. 4, at Coach Richard Wackar Stadium. Unfortunately, the resulting furious second-half rally by the Warriors wasn't enough to get past a tough Rowan University, falling 24-17.

"I'm pleased with our ability to hang in there against a very good team," Lycoming head coach Mike Clark said. "I'm disappointed because we made too many mistakes. This was a winnable game. They are good, but with penalties and dropped balls, it wasn't enough to beat a good team on their field."

Down 24-0, the Warriors (0-1 overall) got on the scoreboard thanks to its defense, as the team benefitted from a pair of penalties that pushed the Profs back to the 4-yard line for a third-and-21. Senior captain Chuck Bellitto (Malvern, Pa./Great Valley) picked the ensuing deep attempt at the 25-yard line and used the left sideline to trot in for the touchdown. Senior T.J. Chiarolanza (Warminster, Pa./William Tenet) rang the extra point off the upright, but it went through to cut the deficit to 17 points with 1:50 left in the third quarter.

The Warriors kept the pressure on, turning the Profs (1-0 overall) away on a three-and-out and then quickly went on a 61-yard, three-play drive to score again, this time on a look over the middle by sophomore quarterback Zach Klinger (Halifax, Pa./Halifax), who found senior tight end Mike Reese (Shenandoah, Pa./Shenandoah) for a 20-yard touchdown. The drive also included a 31-yard reception by Josh  Dixon (Fleetville, Pa./Lackawanna Trail) and a 10-yard run by sophomore Parker Showers (Aspers, Pa./Biglerville).

The Warriors kept the pressure on after a pair of punts as junior Anthony Marascio (Philadelphia, Pa./Father Judge) got to the Rowan quarterback on the weak side and forced a fumble into the waiting hands of sophomore Dillin Rudloff (Athens, Pa./Athens) at the Rowan 10-yard-line. Chiarolanza came on to convert the 27-yard-field goal to make it a 24-17 game with 6:56 left.

Rowan had a drive once again stall at the 35-yard-line as freshman Robbie Brodish (Middletown, Pa./Middletown) broke up a pass on third-and-five near the first down line, giving the Warriors a chance to tie the game with a drive that started at the Lycoming 20 after the Profs' punt went into the end zone. After a nine-yard run by Klinger on third down, the Profs stood tall, stopping the Warriors behind the line of scrimmage on fourth down with 3:01 left.

On a third-and-five for the Profs from the 25-yard line, sophomore Ray Bierbach (Hunlock Creek, Pa./Northwest Area) came up huge for the Warriors, hauling in an interception at the four-yard line, and returning it to the 15. On the first play of the ensuing drive with just over two minutes left, Klinger found senior wide-out Ryan Wagaman ( Apers, Pa./Biglerville) for a 20-yard gain to the 35. However, that was as close as the Warriors could get, with two incomplete passes and a scramble ending the Warriors' offensive day.

Both teams spent much of the first quarter struggling for field position, but a high snap that nearly went out of the end zone helped the Profs start a drive with 1:16 left in the quarter at the 25-yard line. The Profs spent little time going to work, with Justin Long catching a pass over the middle on 1-and-10 and moving to the one-yard line. Quarterback Kenny Brock scored on the next play on a bootleg.

The Profs kept the momentum going after the touchdown, with them executing a perfect on-sides kick attempt. Aided by a pass interference penalty, the Profs got into position for Antonio Regalbuto to hit a 35-yard field goal to take a 10-0 lead early in the second quarter.

The Profs also took advantage late in the half after the Warriors failed to convert on a punt fake, missing a first down by inches. Rowan started a 67-yard drive from there and even overcame a block in the back penalty on a 48-yard run by Keith Corcoran. With 14 seconds left, Brock found Lee on a quick slant for the six-yard touchdown, helping the Profs take a 17-0 lead into the locker room.

Senior Josh Kleinfelter (Bellwood, Pa./Bellwood-Antis) led the Warriors in the first half, posting 53 yards on 14 carries. Corcoran rushed for 52 yards and Brock completed 10-of-22 passes in the first half.

The Warriors' offense started to show signs of life in the third quarter, as Kleinfelter rushed for 62 yards into the end zone on the team's first possession of the second half, but a hold call brought the play back to midfield and the Warriors' drive later stalled.

Rowan's offense kept going in the third quarter, as Corcoron broke loose on a windy-twisting 73-yard run for a touchdown during the Prof's first possession of the third quarter, helping the Profs' take a 24-0 lead.

Kleinfelter finished the game with 91 yards on 24 attempts and Reese led the Warriors' passing game, catching three passes for 50 yards while Dixon added three catches for 40 yards. Klinger finished 12-for-31 passing for 145 yards and a touchdown. He did not turn the ball over.

Rowan's offense was led by Corcoran, whlo ran for 153 yards and a touchdown and receiver Khalil Wallace, who made five catches for 45 yards. Brock finished 15-of-34 passing for 135 yards. He was intercepted twice and passed for one touchdown.

Defensively, the Warriors got several standout performances, as sophomore Matt Talerico (Moosic, Pa./Riverside) posted eight tackles and two breakups, junior linebacker Chris Kish (Wilkes-Barre, Pa./G.A.R. Memorial) added eight stops. Marascio also added eight tackles, a sack and a forced fumble and Bellitto also posted eight tackles, a tackle for loss and an interception. Bierback also posted seven tackles, three breakups and an interception.

The Profs were led by 12 tackles from Jerome Gordon and Steve Hague added nine tackles and two for a loss.

Lycoming returns to David Person Field for its 2010 home opener on Saturday, Sept. 11, when Westminster College comes to town for a 1 p.m. game as part of the PAC/MAC Challenge. The game is also part of the NCAA Take A Kid To The Game initiative, with all children under the age of 14 will be admitted free when accompanied by a paying adult.
Sep. 1: All times Eastern
7:00 PM
Coast Guard at Anna Maria
7:00 PM
Defiance at Baldwin Wallace
Live Stats
7:00 PM
Washington and Lee at Johns Hopkins
7:30 PM
Trine at Manchester
Live Stats
8:00 PM
Millsaps at Belhaven
Sep. 2: All times Eastern
6:00 PM
Mass-Dartmouth at Mount Ida
6:00 PM
Delaware Valley at Wesley
7:00 PM
Muhlenberg at Wilkes
7:00 PM
N.C. Wesleyan at Stevenson
7:00 PM
Western New England at Springfield
Video Live Stats
7:00 PM
Fitchburg State at Becker
Video Live Stats
7:00 PM
Albright at Salisbury
7:00 PM
WPI at MIT
Live Stats
7:00 PM
Salve Regina at Worcester State
7:00 PM
Bridgewater State at Curry
7:00 PM
Morrisville State at St. Lawrence
10:00 PM
Adrian at Pacific
Sep. 3: All times Eastern
12:00 PM
Endicott at Framingham State
Live Stats
12:00 PM
Washington U. at Carnegie Mellon
Live Stats
12:00 PM
Chicago at Case Western Reserve
12:00 PM
Husson at Alfred
12:00 PM
SUNY-Maritime at Maine Maritime
Video
12:00 PM
Cortland at Heidelberg
12:00 PM
Otterbein at Buffalo State
12:00 PM
Ursinus at Bethany
12:00 PM
Sewanee at Kenyon
1:00 PM
King's at Moravian
Live Stats
1:00 PM
Kean at Christopher Newport
1:00 PM
McDaniel at Catholic
Live Stats
1:00 PM
Lebanon Valley at Franklin and Marshall
1:00 PM
Plymouth State at Castleton
Live Stats
1:00 PM
RPI at Norwich
1:00 PM
Randolph-Macon at Dickinson
1:00 PM
Oberlin at Kalamazoo
1:00 PM
Emory and Henry at Ferrum
1:00 PM
Wooster at Washington and Jefferson
1:00 PM
Alfred State at William Paterson
1:00 PM
St. Vincent at Alma
Live Stats
1:00 PM
Concordia (Wis.) at Finlandia
1:00 PM
Olivet at St. John Fisher
1:00 PM
Rowan at Widener
1:00 PM
Hobart at Brockport
1:00 PM
Union at Ithaca
1:00 PM
Susquehanna at Lycoming
1:00 PM
Utica at Misericordia
1:00 PM
The Apprentice School at Methodist
1:00 PM
TCNJ at UW-Whitewater
1:30 PM
Wilmington at Bluffton
1:30 PM
Monmouth at Hope
1:30 PM
Bridgewater at Gettysburg
1:30 PM
Muskingum at Waynesburg
1:30 PM
Juniata at Grove City
2:00 PM
Wisconsin Lutheran at Trinity Int'l
2:00 PM
Lakeland at Carroll
Video Live Stats
2:00 PM
UW-Stevens Point at St. Norbert
2:00 PM
Austin at Hendrix
2:00 PM
Maranatha Baptist at Martin Luther
Live Stats
2:00 PM
Millikin at Greenville
Live Stats
2:00 PM
Eureka at Knox
Live Stats
2:00 PM
MacMurray at Rockford
2:00 PM
Gustavus Adolphus at Westminster (Mo.)
Video Live Stats
2:00 PM
UW-La Crosse at Luther
2:00 PM
Beloit at Lake Forest
2:00 PM
Concordia-Moorhead at Jamestown
2:00 PM
Crown at Hamline
Live Stats
2:00 PM
Carleton at Macalester
2:00 PM
Bethel at Dubuque
2:00 PM
St. Scholastica at St. John's
Live Stats
2:00 PM
St. Olaf at Grinnell
2:00 PM
Buena Vista at Mayville St.
2:00 PM
Simpson at UW-Stout
2:00 PM
Aurora at Carthage
2:00 PM
UW-River Falls at Coe
2:00 PM
Ripon at Concordia-Chicago
Video Live Stats
2:00 PM
Elmhurst at Loras
2:00 PM
Huntingdon at Louisiana College
2:00 PM
North Central (Ill.) at Robert Morris-Chicago
2:00 PM
Benedictine at Wheaton (Ill.)
2:00 PM
John Carroll at UW-Oshkosh
2:30 PM
Southern Virginia at Earlham
Live Stats
2:30 PM
Lawrence at Presentation
4:00 PM
UW-Platteville at George Fox
4:00 PM
La Verne at Puget Sound
Video Live Stats
4:00 PM
Central at Whitworth
5:00 PM
Hartwick at Western Connecticut
Live Stats
6:00 PM
Wabash at Albion
6:00 PM
Maryville (Tenn.) at Berry
6:00 PM
Augustana at Mount St. Joseph
6:00 PM
Thomas More at Franklin
Live Stats
6:00 PM
Hampden-Sydney at Averett
7:00 PM
Denison at Marietta
7:00 PM
Hiram at Westminster (Pa.)
7:00 PM
Thiel at Allegheny
7:00 PM
Capital at Wittenberg
Live Stats
7:00 PM
Shenandoah at Gallaudet
Live Stats
7:00 PM
Illinois College at Rose-Hulman
Video Live Stats
7:00 PM
Geneva at Frostburg State
7:00 PM
Nichols at Westfield State
7:00 PM
Greensboro at Guilford
Live Stats
7:00 PM
LaGrange at Birmingham-Southern
7:00 PM
Hardin-Simmons at Southwestern
Live Stats
7:00 PM
Anderson at North Park
7:00 PM
Ohio Wesleyan at Mary Hardin-Baylor
7:00 PM
East Texas Baptist at Texas Lutheran
7:10 PM
St. Thomas at UW-Eau Claire
Video Live Stats
7:30 PM
Hanover at Centre
8:00 PM
Willamette at Rhodes
8:00 PM
Cornell at Iowa Wesleyan
Live Stats
8:00 PM
Augsburg at Northwestern (Minn.)
Live Stats
8:00 PM
Southwestern Assemblies at Howard Payne
8:00 PM
Sul Ross State at UT-Permian Basin
8:30 PM
Redlands at Trinity (Texas)
Dec. 18: All times Eastern
Final
Mount Union 49, at St. Thomas 35
@ Salem, Va.
Box Score Recap Recap Photos