October 16, 2010

Bridgewater State Posts 25-9 Win over Worcester State on Homecoming

More news about: Bridgewater State

BRIDGEWATER, Mass. – In front of over 2,100 homecoming fans, the Bridgewater State University football team knocked off NEFC Bogan Division rival Worcester State University, 25-9, on Saturday afternoon at the official opening of the newly renovated Swenson Field.

With the win, the host Bears improve to 4-3 on the season and 2-2 in the Bogan Division.  Worcester State falls to 3-4 overall and 1-3 in divisional play.  Bridgewater has won six straight versus the Lancers and lead the all-time series, 15-10.

Bridgewater state freshman running back Chris Constantine (Hingham, Mass.) hauled in a 39-yard touchdown pass and returned a kickoff 75 yards for another score to lead the Bears.  Constantine tied a school record, originally set by John Comeau in 1990, with his second kickoff return touchdown of the season.

Freshman quarterback Mike McCarthy (Edgartown, Mass.) threw for a pair of touchdowns as he also connected with junior receiver Dave Leombruno (Lakeville, Mass.) on a 24-yard scoring strike as time expired in the second quarter. McCarthy completed 7 of 17 pass attempts for 140 yards and also rushed for a team-high 56 yards on 15 carries.

Bridgewater opened the scoring on a safety with 2:50 remaining in the first quarter.  Worcester State lined up to punt the ball away from their own 23. The snap went over freshman punter Alex Blakeslee (Shrewsbury, Mass.) who turned and kicked the ball  into the back of the end zone to give BSU the two points.

The Bears were also able to capitalize off of the kickoff resulting from the safety, putting together a six-play, 51-yard drive. McCarthy threw a short pass to Constantine who rumbled through a few Lancers and 39 yards later put the Bears up 8-0.

After missing a 39-yard field goal in the first quarter, Leombruno was true with a 39-yard attempt with 6:26 left in the half to push Bridgewater's advantage to 11-0.  Later in the half, senior safety John Farroba (North Attleboro, Mass.) intercepted a pass at the Bears' own 47-yard line.  Taking over with just 35 seconds left in the half, McCarthy completed a 31-yard pass to junior running back Josh Paulson (Vineyard Haven, Mass.) who went out of bounds at the Worcester 24 with just five seconds remaining. Instead of attempting a field goal, the Bears decided to take a shot at the end zone. McCarthy threw a beautiful ball to a fading Leombruno, who came down with it in the end zone with no time remaining; increasing Bridgewater's lead to 18 at the half.

Worcester put together an 18-play, 60-yard midway through the third quarter culminating in a 37-yard field goal by freshman kicker Eric Perfetti (Shrewsbury, Mass.) at the 3:36 mark.

On the ensuing kickoff, however, Constantine received the kick at his own 25-yard line. He took it outside to the sideline, broke through a group of Lancers, and continued to run straight into the end zone, making it 25-3 Bears

Worcester was able to put together another nice drive, covering 64 yards over eight plays. The Lancers were able to punch the ball in when junior quarterback Tony Tokarz (Holden, Mass.) threw a slant classmate Kenny Russell (Bedford, Mass.) for a 13-yard scoring strike. The Lancers failed on a 2 point conversion, making the score 25-9 Bears.

Tokarz threw for 127 yards and a touchdown on 15 of 33 passing.  He also rushed for a game-high 68 yards on 13 carries.  Russell finished with seven catches for 84 yards.

Junior linebacker Chris Chamberlin (South Easton, Mass.) paced the Bears defensively as he registered nine solo tackles, including one for loss, forced a fumble and broke up a pass.  Junior cornerback Kevin Laudano (Wallingford, Conn.) also notched nine solo tackles and recorded three pass breakups.  Freshman linebacker Kevin Donahue (Norfolk, Mass.) added seven tackles and also forced and recovered a fumble.

Senior linebacker Tyler Russell (Princeton, Mass.) led all players with 15 tackles (all solo), including one for loss.  Senior defensive back Paul Lewis (Worcester, Mass.) and sophomore linebacker Cameron Brigham (Worcester, Mass.) added nine tackles apiece with Brigham also forcing a fumble.

Worcester turned the ball over three time on a pair of fumbles and the Farroba interception to go along with the bad snap that resulted in the safety.  

Prior to the game, Bridgewater held the Swenson Field Dedication Ceremony and also honored former longtime coaches Ann Coakley (women's lacrosse), Ed Delgado (cross country and track), Peter Mazzaferro (football) and Mary Lou Thimas (field hockey and women's lacrosse).

Sep. 1: All times Eastern
7:00 PM
Coast Guard at Anna Maria
Video Preview Live Stats
7:00 PM
Defiance at Baldwin Wallace
Video Live Stats
7:00 PM
Washington and Lee at Johns Hopkins
Video Live Stats Audio
7:30 PM
Trine at Manchester
Live Stats
8:00 PM
Belhaven at Millsaps
Video Live Stats
Sep. 2: All times Eastern
6:00 PM
Mass-Dartmouth at Mount Ida
6:00 PM
Delaware Valley at Wesley
Video Live Stats
7:00 PM
Muhlenberg at Wilkes
Video Live Stats
7:00 PM
N.C. Wesleyan at Stevenson
Live Stats
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
Video Live Stats
7:00 PM
Salve Regina at Worcester State
Video Live Stats
7:00 PM
Bridgewater State at Curry
Video Live Stats
7:00 PM
Morrisville State at St. Lawrence
Video Audio
7:00 PM
Nichols at Westfield State
10:00 PM
Adrian at Pacific
Preview Live Stats
Sep. 3: All times Eastern
12:00 PM
Endicott at Framingham State
Video Live Stats
12:00 PM
Washington U. at Carnegie Mellon
Video Live Stats
12:00 PM
Chicago at Case Western Reserve
Video Preview Live Stats
12:00 PM
Husson at Alfred
12:00 PM
SUNY-Maritime at Maine Maritime
Video
12:00 PM
Cortland at Heidelberg
Live Stats
12:00 PM
Otterbein at Buffalo State
Video Live Stats
12:00 PM
Ursinus at Bethany
Video Live Stats
12:00 PM
Sewanee at Kenyon
12:00 PM
Alfred State at William Paterson
1:00 PM
King's at Moravian
Video Live Stats
1:00 PM
Kean at Christopher Newport
1:00 PM
McDaniel at Catholic
Live Stats Audio
1:00 PM
Lebanon Valley at Franklin and Marshall
Video Video Live Stats
1:00 PM
Plymouth State at Castleton
Video Live Stats Tickets
1:00 PM
Randolph-Macon at Dickinson
Video Video Live Stats
1:00 PM
Oberlin at Kalamazoo
Video Live Stats
1:00 PM
Emory and Henry at Ferrum
Video Live Stats Audio
1:00 PM
Wooster at Washington and Jefferson
Video Live Stats Audio
1:00 PM
St. Vincent at Alma
Video Live Stats
1:00 PM
Concordia (Wis.) at Finlandia
1:00 PM
Olivet at St. John Fisher
Video Live Stats Audio Audio
1:00 PM
Rowan at Widener
Audio
1:00 PM
Hobart at Brockport
Live Stats Audio
1:00 PM
Union at Ithaca
Live Stats
1:00 PM
Susquehanna at Lycoming
Video Live Stats Audio
1:00 PM
Utica at Misericordia
1:00 PM
The Apprentice School at Methodist
1:00 PM
TCNJ at UW-Whitewater
Live Stats
1:30 PM
RPI at Norwich
Video Live Stats
1:30 PM
Wilmington at Bluffton
Live Stats
1:30 PM
Monmouth at Hope
Video Audio
1:30 PM
Bridgewater at Gettysburg
Video Live Stats
1:30 PM
Muskingum at Waynesburg
Audio
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
Video Live Stats
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
Live Stats
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
Video Live Stats
2:00 PM
Concordia-Moorhead at Jamestown
2:00 PM
Crown at Hamline
Live Stats
2:00 PM
Carleton at Macalester
Audio
2:00 PM
Bethel at Dubuque
2:00 PM
St. Scholastica at St. John's
Video Live Stats Audio Audio
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
Video Live Stats
2:00 PM
UW-River Falls at Coe
2:00 PM
Ripon at Concordia-Chicago
Video Live Stats
2:00 PM
Elmhurst at Loras
Video Live Stats
2:00 PM
Huntingdon at Louisiana College
Video
2:00 PM
North Central (Ill.) at Robert Morris-Chicago
Video Live Stats Audio
2:00 PM
Benedictine at Wheaton (Ill.)
Video Live Stats
2:00 PM
John Carroll at UW-Oshkosh
Video Audio Audio
2:30 PM
Southern Virginia at Earlham
Video Live Stats
2:30 PM
Lawrence at Presentation
4:00 PM
McPherson at Nebraska Wesleyan
Live Stats
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
Video Live Stats Audio
5:00 PM
Hartwick at Western Connecticut
Live Stats
6:00 PM
Wabash at Albion
Video Live Stats Audio
6:00 PM
Maryville (Tenn.) at Berry
Video Live Stats
6:00 PM
Augustana at Mount St. Joseph
Live Stats
6:00 PM
Thomas More at Franklin
Video Live Stats Audio
6:00 PM
Hampden-Sydney at Averett
Video Live Stats
7:00 PM
Denison at Marietta
Video Live Stats Audio
7:00 PM
Hiram at Westminster (Pa.)
7:00 PM
Thiel at Allegheny
Video Live Stats Audio
7:00 PM
Capital at Wittenberg
Video Live Stats Live Stats
7:00 PM
Shenandoah at Gallaudet
Preview Live Stats
7:00 PM
Illinois College at Rose-Hulman
Video Preview Live Stats
7:00 PM
Geneva at Frostburg State
7:00 PM
Greensboro at Guilford
Video Live Stats
7:00 PM
LaGrange at Birmingham-Southern
7:00 PM
Hardin-Simmons at Southwestern
Live Stats Audio
7:00 PM
Anderson at North Park
7:00 PM
Ohio Wesleyan at Mary Hardin-Baylor
Video Live Stats Audio
7:00 PM
East Texas Baptist at Texas Lutheran
Video Live Stats Audio
7:10 PM
St. Thomas at UW-Eau Claire
Video Live Stats
7:30 PM
Hanover at Centre
Video Live Stats
8:00 PM
Willamette at Rhodes
8:00 PM
Cornell at Iowa Wesleyan
Video Live Stats Live Stats
8:00 PM
Augsburg at Northwestern (Minn.)
Live Stats
8:00 PM
Southwestern Assemblies at Howard Payne
Video Live Stats Audio
8:00 PM
Sul Ross State at UT-Permian Basin
8:30 PM
Redlands at Trinity (Texas)
Live Stats Audio
Sep. 1: All times Eastern
7:00 PM
Washington and Lee at Johns Hopkins
Video Live Stats Audio
Sep. 2: All times Eastern
6:00 PM
Delaware Valley at Wesley
Video Live Stats
7:00 PM
Albright at Salisbury
Sep. 3: All times Eastern
12:00 PM
Cortland at Heidelberg
Live Stats
1:00 PM
TCNJ at UW-Whitewater
Live Stats
2:00 PM
North Central (Ill.) at Robert Morris-Chicago
Video Live Stats Audio
2:00 PM
John Carroll at UW-Oshkosh
Video Audio Audio
2:00 PM
Huntingdon at Louisiana College
Video
2:00 PM
St. Scholastica at St. John's
Video Live Stats Audio Audio
2:00 PM
Benedictine at Wheaton (Ill.)
Video Live Stats
4:00 PM
UW-Platteville at George Fox
4:00 PM
Central at Whitworth
Video Live Stats Audio
6:00 PM
Thomas More at Franklin
Video Live Stats Audio
6:00 PM
Wabash at Albion
Video Live Stats Audio
7:00 PM
East Texas Baptist at Texas Lutheran
Video Live Stats Audio
7:00 PM
Ohio Wesleyan at Mary Hardin-Baylor
Video Live Stats Audio
7:00 PM
Hardin-Simmons at Southwestern
Live Stats Audio
7:10 PM
St. Thomas at UW-Eau Claire
Video Live Stats