/seasons/2013/contrib/201311090klfnw

Endicott Readies for NEFC Title Game with Win over Western New England

More news about: Endicott

BEVERLY, Mass. – The Endicott football team has one team left on their regular season schedule and their November 16th home game against Salve Regina will determine who takes the NEFC automatic qualifying bid into the NCAA Tournament.  The Gulls will take a 7-2 (6-0 NEFC) record and a six-game winning streak into their showdown with the Seahawks after today's 38-21 win over Western New England.

Endicott and Salve Regina are set to kick off on Saturday, November 16th at 1:00 pm at Endicott Stadium.  The Gulls are 7-3 all-time versus the Seahawks including wins in two out of their last three meetings.  Their most recent game on September 22nd on the road, however, ended in a 41-24 loss. 

Western New England (3-6, 2-4 NEFC) will conclude their regular season next Saturday on the road at Nichols as the Golden Bears will kickoff at 12:00 pm with the Bison. 

Endicott wasted no time gaining a lead in the first quarter against Western New England, forcing a Golden Bears three and out on their first possession, then taking just three plays to find the end zone.  Junior quarterback Drew Frenette (New Bedford, Mass.) completed a pass to junior receiver Nate Lewis (Acushnet, Mass.) who eluded tacklers for a 47-yard gain into the Golden Bear end zone to put the Gulls ahead  7-0. 

Another three and out for Western New England handed the ball back over to Endicott.  Frenette this time connected with leading receiver Alec Matys (Woburn, Mass.) for 34 yards then on third down found Matys again for a 10-yard touchdown completion.  Matys' touchdown was his league leading 10th grab for a score.

After forcing a turnover on downs inside their own territory, the Gulls once again took over possession with a 14-0 lead midway through the first quarter.  A nine-play, 68-yard drive resulted in a Spencer Walsh (Malden, Mass.) score that tied the Endicott single season rushing touchdown record (13) set by Mike Lane '12 back in 2011.  The touchdown put the Blue and Green on top 21-0.

In the second quarter, Endicott extended their lead even further as another 47-yard strike from Frenette, this time to sophomore receiver Ryan Brannigan (East Greenwich, R.I.), put the Gulls up by four touchdowns with 6:38 remaining in the first half.  The touchdown was Brannigan's first of his career. 

Western New England would not go scoreless in the first half as junior tailback Kevin Cook (Hamburg, N.J.), the NEFC's top rusher with 17 touchdowns, scored the first of his three touchdowns to put the Golden Bears on the board at 28-7. Cook's three yard touchdown capped off an 11-play, 78 yard drive that even included two false starts and a personal foul penalty. 

Cook struck for a second time on Western New England's first possession of the second half, punching it in from one yard out as the Golden Bears turned to screen passes to help move the chains.  Quarterback John Krafick (New Milford, Conn.) converted several critical third downs through the air for Western New England in the second half, helping his team pull to within 10 points with 4:52 remaining in the third quarter after Cook's third touchdown. 

The fourth quarter saw a defensive battle from both squads and special teams excellence from Endicott.  Thanks to Gulls tacklers like seniors Nick Kozlowski (Beverly, Mass.), who tied a program record with 19 tackles in the game, Jason Silva (Palatine, Ill.), who added 18 takedowns out of the defensive backfield, and Andrew Holfinger (Sterling, Mass.), whose 16 tackles included three for a loss, Endicott was able to stifle any offensive momentum by Western New England.  Gulls senior punter Dylan Rushe (Palos Verdes, Calif.) pinned the Golden Bears deep into their own end to the tune of six times inside the 20 yard line including twice on the one yard line.  Rushe also added a 27-yard field goal to make it a 31-14 game and keep Endicott ahead by more than two scores. 

Endicott sealed their win over Western New England starting with an interception by senior cornerback Davas Wright (Fall River, Mass.) which led to a Walsh 24-yard sprint into the end zone to break the single season rushing touchdown record.  Endicott took a 38-21 lead and held on for the win.

Frenette finished the game 17-of-32 for 323 yards and three touchdowns.  Matys led the team with six catches for 90 yards while senior tight end Greg Dellorco (Franklin, Mass.) totaled 72 yards on just two grabs.  On the ground, Walsh finished under 100 yards (92) for the first time since week three but continued his stretch of six multi-touchdown games in-a-row. 

Defensively, Wright and senior safety Andrew Lawson (Framingham, Mass.) recorded interceptions while Jake Cox (Wrentham, Mass.) and Tyler Calitri (West Hartford, Conn.) each had two pass break ups.  Senior nose guard Marcell Cooper (Dorchester, Mass.) and freshman defensive end Craig Anderson (Franklin, Mass.) also had double digit tackle games with 14 and 12, respectively.  Anderson also had 1.5 sacks in the game. 

Western New England's Cook finished with 161 rushing yards and three touchdowns.  Junior wide out Adam Dunne (Holyoke, Mass.) caught a game-high eight balls for 109 yards but could not find the end zone.  Krafick threw 29 completions on 54 attempts for 267 and two picks behind center.  Defensively, the Golden Bears were led by sophomore Nathan Fleming (Windham, Conn.) and freshman Isaiah Berrios (Plattekill, N.Y.) who each had seven tackles.  Fleming added a half sack and one tackle for a loss.

 
Oct. 16: All times Eastern
Final
at Wheaton (Ill.) 42, North Central (Ill.) 20
Box Score Recap
Oct. 20: All times Eastern
7:00 PM
Gettysburg at Johns Hopkins
Video Video Live stats Live stats
Oct. 21: All times Eastern
12:00 PM
Westfield State at Framingham State
Video Live stats
12:00 PM
Moravian at Juniata
Live stats
12:00 PM
Endicott at Salve Regina
Video Preview Live stats Audio
12:00 PM
St. Vincent at Thomas More
Video Live stats Audio
12:00 PM
Hobart at Union
Video Live stats Audio
1:00 PM
Colby at Hamilton
Video Live stats
1:00 PM
William Paterson at Christopher Newport
Video Live stats Audio
1:00 PM
St. John Fisher at Ithaca
Video Live stats Audio
1:00 PM
Kenyon at Allegheny
Video Live stats Audio
1:00 PM
SUNY-Maritime at Mount Ida
Video Live stats
1:00 PM
Middlebury at Bates
Video Preview Live stats
1:00 PM
Catholic at Springfield
Video Live stats
1:00 PM
Wesleyan at Amherst
Video Live stats
1:00 PM
Bowdoin at Trinity (Conn.)
Video Live stats
1:00 PM
Husson at Gallaudet
Video Live stats
1:00 PM
Wabash at Oberlin
Audio Audio
1:00 PM
Buffalo State at Utica
Video Live stats
1:00 PM
Ohio Northern at Muskingum
Video Live stats Audio Audio
1:00 PM
Montclair State at Frostburg State
Video Live stats
1:00 PM
Rowan at Wesley
Video Live stats Audio Audio
1:00 PM
Albright at Stevenson
Video Live stats Audio Tickets
1:00 PM
Wittenberg at DePauw
Live stats Preview Preview Audio Audio Video
1:00 PM
Alma at Albion
Video Preview Live stats Audio
1:00 PM
Shenandoah at Guilford
Video Preview Live stats
1:00 PM
Plymouth State at Massachusetts Maritime
Video Preview Live stats
1:00 PM
Wooster at Hiram
Preview Audio
1:00 PM
Washington and Lee at Hampden-Sydney
Video Live stats Audio
1:00 PM
Alfred State at Anna Maria
Video Live stats
1:00 PM
Bridgewater at Emory and Henry
Video Live stats Audio Audio
1:00 PM
Wilkes at FDU-Florham
Video Live stats
1:00 PM
Lebanon Valley at Misericordia
Video Live stats Audio
1:00 PM
Rochester at St. Lawrence
Video Live stats Audio Audio
1:00 PM
RPI at Alfred
Video Live stats
1:00 PM
Nichols at Curry
Video Live stats
1:00 PM
Southern Virginia at Salisbury
Video Live stats Audio
1:00 PM
Ferrum at Brevard
Video Live stats Audio
1:00 PM
Randolph-Macon at Apprentice
Audio
1:00 PM
Ursinus at Susquehanna
Video Live stats
1:00 PM
Cortland at Morrisville State
Video Live stats
1:00 PM
Hope at Trine
Video Live stats Audio
1:00 PM
UW-Whitewater at UW-River Falls
Video
1:00 PM
Trinity (Texas) at Sewanee
Video Live stats
1:30 PM
Dickinson at Franklin and Marshall
Video Video Live stats
1:30 PM
Tufts at Williams
Video Live stats
1:30 PM
Mount Union at Wilmington
Video Live stats Audio
1:30 PM
MIT at Coast Guard
Video Live stats Audio
1:30 PM
Maine Maritime at Norwich
Video Live stats
1:30 PM
Heidelberg at Marietta
Video Live stats Audio
1:30 PM
Franklin at Rose-Hulman
Video Preview Live stats
1:30 PM
John Carroll at Capital
Video Live stats Audio
1:30 PM
Bluffton at Manchester
Video Live stats
1:30 PM
Mount St. Joseph at Anderson
2:00 PM
Kean at TCNJ
Live stats
2:00 PM
Greensboro at LaGrange
Video Live stats Audio
2:00 PM
Mass-Dartmouth at Worcester State
Video Live stats
2:00 PM
Muhlenberg at McDaniel
Video Preview Live stats
2:00 PM
Western New England at Becker
Video Live stats
2:00 PM
Methodist at Maryville (Tenn.)
Video Live stats
2:00 PM
Adrian at Kalamazoo
Video Live stats Audio
2:00 PM
Denison at Ohio Wesleyan
Video Preview Live stats
2:00 PM
Westminster (Pa.) at Washington and Jefferson
Video Live stats Live stats Audio Audio
2:00 PM
Berry at Millsaps
Audio
2:00 PM
Olivet at Benedictine
Video Live stats Audio
2:00 PM
Birmingham-Southern at Austin
Video Live stats
2:00 PM
Belhaven at Mary Hardin-Baylor
Video Live stats Audio
2:00 PM
UW-Stevens Point at UW-Stout
Audio
2:00 PM
Eureka at MacMurray
Video
2:00 PM
Carthage at Illinois Wesleyan
Video Live stats Audio Audio
2:00 PM
Wartburg at Luther
Video Live stats
2:00 PM
Nebraska Wesleyan at Buena Vista
Video Live stats Audio
2:00 PM
Lakeland at Wisconsin Lutheran
Video Preview Live stats
2:00 PM
Rockford at Aurora
Video Live stats
2:00 PM
Concordia (Wis.) at Concordia-Chicago
Video Live stats
2:00 PM
Carleton at St. Olaf
Video Live stats Audio
2:00 PM
Gustavus Adolphus at St. John's
Video Live stats Audio
2:00 PM
Augsburg at Concordia-Moorhead
Video Live stats Audio
2:00 PM
St. Thomas at Hamline
Video Live stats Audio
2:00 PM
Westminster (Mo.) at Greenville
Video Live stats
2:00 PM
Coe at Loras
Video Live stats
2:00 PM
Monmouth at Cornell
Video Live stats
2:00 PM
Wheaton (Ill.) at North Park
Live stats
2:00 PM
Northwestern (Minn.) at Martin Luther
Video Live stats
2:00 PM
Hardin-Simmons at Texas Lutheran
Video Live stats Audio Audio
2:00 PM
Grinnell at Lake Forest
Video Live stats
2:00 PM
Carroll at Millikin
Video Live stats Audio
2:00 PM
Ripon at Macalester
Video Live stats
2:00 PM
Lawrence at St. Norbert
Video Live stats
2:00 PM
St. Scholastica at Crown
Video Live stats
2:00 PM
Minnesota-Morris at Iowa Wesleyan
2:10 PM
UW-Platteville at UW-Eau Claire
Video Live stats Audio
2:30 PM
Merchant Marine at WPI
Video Live stats
2:30 PM
Rhodes at Centre
Video Live stats
2:30 PM
Hanover at Earlham
Video Preview Live stats Audio
2:30 PM
Beloit at Chicago
Video Preview Live stats
3:00 PM
UW-Oshkosh at UW-La Crosse
Video Live stats Audio Audio
3:00 PM
Simpson at Dubuque
Video Live stats Audio
3:00 PM
Augustana at North Central (Ill.)
Video Live stats Audio
3:00 PM
East Texas Baptist at Louisiana College
Live stats
4:00 PM
Hartwick at Brockport
Video Live stats
4:00 PM
Western Connecticut at Bridgewater State
Video Live stats
4:00 PM
Chapman at La Verne
Video Live stats
4:00 PM
Pacific at Lewis and Clark
Video Live stats Audio Audio Tickets
4:00 PM
Pacific Lutheran at Willamette
Video Live stats
4:00 PM
Puget Sound at Whitworth
Video Live stats Audio
4:00 PM
Redlands at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
Video Audio
4:30 PM
George Fox at Linfield
Video Preview Live stats
5:00 PM
Sul Ross State at Howard Payne
Video Live stats
6:00 PM
Dean at Castleton
Video Live stats Tickets
6:00 PM
N.C. Wesleyan at Averett
Video Live stats
7:00 PM
Baldwin Wallace at Otterbein
Audio
7:00 PM
Case Western Reserve at Geneva
Video Preview Live stats
7:00 PM
Carnegie Mellon at Thiel
Video Preview Live stats
7:00 PM
Knox at Illinois College
Video Live stats
10:00 PM
Whittier at Cal Lutheran
Video Live stats
Cancelled
Occidental at Pomona-Pitzer
Oct. 16: All times Eastern
Final
at Wheaton (Ill.) 42, North Central (Ill.) 20
Box Score Recap
Oct. 20: All times Eastern
7:00 PM
Gettysburg at Johns Hopkins
Video Video Live stats Live stats
Oct. 21: All times Eastern
1:00 PM
Rowan at Wesley
Video Live stats Audio Audio
1:00 PM
Montclair State at Frostburg State
Video Live stats
1:00 PM
Wittenberg at DePauw
Live stats Preview Preview Audio Audio Video
1:00 PM
Catholic at Springfield
Video Live stats
1:30 PM
Mount Union at Wilmington
Video Live stats Audio
1:30 PM
Heidelberg at Marietta
Video Live stats Audio
2:00 PM
Westminster (Pa.) at Washington and Jefferson
Video Live stats Live stats Audio Audio
2:00 PM
Hardin-Simmons at Texas Lutheran
Video Live stats Audio Audio
2:00 PM
Belhaven at Mary Hardin-Baylor
Video Live stats Audio
2:00 PM
St. Thomas at Hamline
Video Live stats Audio
2:00 PM
Gustavus Adolphus at St. John's
Video Live stats Audio Audio
2:00 PM
Carthage at Illinois Wesleyan
Video Live stats Audio Audio
2:00 PM
Augsburg at Concordia-Moorhead
Video Live stats Audio
2:00 PM
Berry at Millsaps
Audio
2:00 PM
Wartburg at Luther
Video Live stats
2:10 PM
UW-Platteville at UW-Eau Claire
Video Live stats Audio
3:00 PM
UW-Oshkosh at UW-La Crosse
Video Live stats Audio Audio
3:00 PM
Augustana at North Central (Ill.)
Video Live stats Audio
4:00 PM
Hartwick at Brockport
Video Live stats
4:30 PM
George Fox at Linfield
Video Preview Live stats
7:00 PM
Case Western Reserve at Geneva
Video Preview Live stats