/seasons/2017/contrib/201709233ho2rf

Union off to 3-1 start at 17-14 win at Curry

More news about: Union

MILTON, MA – Senior quarterback Nick Cascione completed 77% of his passes as the Union College football team defeated host Curry College, 17-14 at Walter M. Katz Field Saturday afternoon. The Dutchmen are now 3-1 with three straight wins, while the Colonels lost for the first time in four games this season.

Union has matched last season's win total, and the Dutchmen are off to the best four game start since a 3-1 mark in 2009. The last time the Dutchmen had won back-to-back road games was in 2007 when Union won at Rochester (Sept. 22) and at Merchant Marine (Sept. 29). The last overall three game winning streak for Union was in 2012 when the Dutchmen won four straight during an eventual 6-4 record that season.

Cascione was 13 for 17 with 172 yards and a touchdown without an interception. Griffin Beal had 74 yards on five receptions with a touchdown and Alex Kaplanovich caught three passes for 73 yards. Brett Waller rushed for a career high 110 yards, including a late 67 yard run as one of his six carries. Evan Gilland, Jake Lombardo and Bobby Law each had seven tackles for Union. Gilland also had a 34 yard interception return.

Alex Corvese was 20 for 32 for 191 yards and a touchdown for Curry. Sean Amaru had 40 yards rushing and Corvese added 39 on the ground with a score. Spencer Tyler led all receivers with 10 catches for 123 yards and Steven Grogan had a team best seven tackles with two for losses for the Colonels.

Union had 264 yards in total offense including 92 on the ground, while Curry finished with 292 yards including 101 rushing yards.

The only scoring of the first half came with 7:57 left in the first quarter. Jonathan Schaible kicked a 25 yard field goal to cap a seven play, 24 yard drive in 3:45. The drive started when Gilland intercepted a pass to the Union 35 and returned it to the Curry 31 with 10:52 left in the quarter.

Union threatened early in the second quarter. On the seventh play of a drive, Hunter Atwood forced a fumble that was recovered by Dan Farrell at the Curry 23 with 14:20 remaining. Curry had a long drive that didn't produce points at the end of the first half. A Marc Mrozek 36 yard field goal attempt was blocked by Sebastian Lubrano, as time expired on the 10 play, 50 yard drive.

Coast Guard took a 7-3 lead as Corvese scored on a five yard run with 1:02 remaining in the third, wrapping up a nine play, 43 yard drive in 3:18. But Union regained the lead for good 45 seconds into the fourth as Beal caught an 18 yard touchdown pass from Cascione for a 10-7 lead. Waller then had a nine yard run with 5:12 to play for a 17-7 advantage. That drive consumed 7:50 off the clock with 67 yards in 12 plays. The drive was extended with a Curry penalty on a 4th-and-15 from the Colonels' 18.

Curry pulled to within three at 17-14 with 1:31 left in regulation. Tyler hauled in an eight yard pass from Corvese, finishing a 12 play, 79 yard drive in 3:37. Waller's 67 yard run on a 3rd-and-21 from the Union 29 in the final minute put the game away.

Union has a third straight non-league road game next week as the Dutchmen play at Morrisville State September 30 at 1 p.m.

Aug. 30: All times Eastern
6:00 PM
Alma at Baldwin Wallace
Live stats
7:00 PM
Frostburg State at Stevenson
Live stats
7:00 PM
University of New England at Coast Guard
Live stats
7:00 PM
Randolph-Macon at Johns Hopkins
7:00 PM
Hamline at Buena Vista
Video Live stats
7:00 PM
LaGrange at Birmingham-Southern
7:00 PM
Trinity (Texas) at McMurry
7:30 PM
Manchester at Trine
7:37 PM
Rowan at Widener
8:00 PM
Millsaps at Belhaven
8:00 PM
UW-Platteville at East Texas Baptist
Live stats
Aug. 31: All times Eastern
7:00 PM
Utica at St. Lawrence
7:00 PM
Delaware Valley at Wesley
Live stats
7:00 PM
WPI at Anna Maria
Live stats
7:00 PM
Western New England at Springfield
Video Live stats
7:00 PM
Nichols at Westfield State
7:00 PM
Millikin at Hope
Preview Live stats
7:00 PM
TCNJ at FDU-Florham
7:00 PM
Becker at MIT
Video Live stats
7:00 PM
Albright at Salisbury
Live stats
7:00 PM
Dean at Curry
Video Live stats
8:00 PM
St. Olaf at Crown
Sep. 1: All times Eastern
TBA
Brevard at Davidson
TBA
Southern Virginia at Christopher Newport
TBA
Augustana at Coe
12:00 PM
Endicott at Framingham State
Live stats
12:00 PM
Morrisville State at Norwich
12:00 PM
Buffalo State at Bridgewater State
Live stats
12:00 PM
Ursinus at Bethany
12:00 PM
Salve Regina at Worcester State
Live stats
12:00 PM
Sewanee at Kenyon
12:00 PM
SUNY-Maritime at Maine Maritime
Video
12:00 PM
Thomas More at N.C. Wesleyan
Video Live stats
1:00 PM
Merchant Marine at Misericordia
1:00 PM
Husson at Union
Live stats
1:00 PM
Apprentice at Greensboro
1:00 PM
RPI at Allegheny
1:00 PM
Wabash at Hiram
1:00 PM
Cortland at Fitchburg State
Live stats
1:00 PM
King's at Moravian
Video Live stats
1:00 PM
Westminster (Pa.) at Wittenberg
Video Live stats Audio
1:00 PM
Washington and Lee at Dickinson
1:00 PM
Hobart at Brockport
1:00 PM
McDaniel at Catholic
Live stats
1:00 PM
Huntingdon at Guilford
Live stats
1:00 PM
Gallaudet at Alvernia
1:00 PM
Mass-Dartmouth at Alfred State
Live stats
1:00 PM
Shenandoah at Methodist
Live stats
1:00 PM
Thiel at Alfred
1:00 PM
Emory and Henry at Ferrum
Live stats Audio
1:00 PM
Susquehanna at Lycoming
1:00 PM
Washington and Jefferson at St. John Fisher
1:00 PM
Oberlin at Kalamazoo
1:00 PM
Hartwick at Wilkes
1:00 PM
St. Vincent at Ithaca
1:00 PM
Concordia (Wis.) at Finlandia
1:00 PM
Lebanon Valley at Franklin and Marshall
Video Live stats
1:00 PM
Plymouth State at Castleton
Live stats
1:00 PM
UW-Oshkosh at Carthage
1:00 PM
Grinnell at Lawrence
1:30 PM
Muskingum at Waynesburg
1:30 PM
Juniata at Grove City
1:30 PM
Wooster at Bluffton
1:30 PM
Bridgewater at Gettysburg
1:30 PM
Albion at Defiance
Live stats
2:00 PM
Wilmington at Earlham
Live stats
2:00 PM
John Carroll at UW-Stevens Point
2:00 PM
Eureka at Knox
2:00 PM
Wisconsin Lutheran at Lake Forest
Live stats
2:00 PM
Ripon at Augsburg
2:00 PM
Aurora at St. Norbert
2:00 PM
Nebraska Wesleyan at Concordia-Moorhead
2:00 PM
Gustavus Adolphus at Martin Luther
2:00 PM
MacMurray at Rockford
2:00 PM
UW-La Crosse at Luther
2:00 PM
Monmouth at Wheaton (Ill.)
2:00 PM
Minnesota-Morris at UW-River Falls
2:00 PM
Lakeland at Carroll
Live stats
2:00 PM
UW-Stout at St. John's
2:00 PM
UW-Eau Claire at Loras
Audio
2:00 PM
Bethel at Simpson
Video Live stats
2:00 PM
Beloit at Concordia-Chicago
2:00 PM
Southwestern Assemblies at Austin
2:10 PM
Trinity Int'l at St. Thomas
3:00 PM
Puget Sound at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
Live stats
4:00 PM
La Verne at Whitworth
6:00 PM
Adrian at Ohio Northern
Live stats Audio
6:00 PM
Maryville (Tenn.) at Berry
Live stats
6:00 PM
Capital at Mount St. Joseph
6:00 PM
Hampden-Sydney at Averett
Live stats
6:00 PM
Benedictine at Franklin
Video Live stats
6:00 PM
Central at Northwestern (Minn.)
6:00 PM
Willamette at Simon Fraser
7:00 PM
Geneva at Marietta
7:00 PM
Rochester at Case Western Reserve
Video Live stats
7:00 PM
Hanover at Centre
Video Live stats
7:00 PM
Rose-Hulman at Mount Union
Live stats
7:00 PM
Ohio Wesleyan at Otterbein
7:00 PM
Olivet at Heidelberg
7:00 PM
UW-Whitewater at Dubuque
7:00 PM
Illinois College at Rhodes
7:00 PM
Chicago at Washington U.
Video Live stats
7:00 PM
Anderson at North Park
8:00 PM
Lyon at Hendrix
8:00 PM
Greenville at Wartburg
8:00 PM
Cornell at Iowa Wesleyan
8:00 PM
Denison at Southwestern
8:00 PM
Carleton at Macalester
10:00 PM
Pacific at Chapman
Live stats
10:00 PM
George Fox at Redlands
10:00 PM
Sul Ross State at Arizona Christian
10:00 PM
Lewis-Clark Valley at Pomona-Pitzer
Dec. 9: All times Eastern
Final
Mount Union 43, at UW-Oshkosh 40
Box Score Recap Recap Photos
Final
at Mary Hardin-Baylor 24, Brockport 0
Box Score Recap Photos
Dec. 15: All times Eastern
Final
Mount Union 12, at Mary Hardin-Baylor 0
@ Salem, Va.
Video Box Score Recap Photos