October 30, 2010

Worcester State Soars Over Fitchburg State, 41-6, On Homecoming

More news about: Worcester State

Worcester, MA --- Junior Kenny Russell (Bedford, MA) hauled in five passes for 118 yards and two touchdowns while classmate Marcus Price (Worcester, MA/Doherty) had 181 yards on the ground with a score as Worcester State rolled to a 41-6 homecoming victory over Fitchburg State in New England Football Conference action this afternoon.

With the win the Lancers improve to 5-4 overall and even out to 3-3 in the Bogan Division while the Falcons slip to 1-8 and 1-5 in league play.

Freshman Andrew Scerra (Marlboro, MA) caught four passes for 138 yards and one touchdown while junior Tony Tokarz (Holden, MA) added a career-high 278 yards passing with three touchdowns. Freshman Stephen Payen (Clermont, FL) also rushed four times for 63 yards and a TD as Price averaged 9.1 yards on 20 carries. Price is 22 yards shy of 1,000 for the season.

Fitchburg State was paced by junior Jeremy Kimber's (Fitchburg, MA) 231 passing yards while senior Kyle Callahan (Stoneham, MA) chipped in with six receptions for 80 yards for the Falcons only score on offense. Third-year Joshua Schrum (Johnstown, NY) and freshman Antonio Diaz (Holyoke, MA) also teamed to catch eight receptions for 78 yards.

Senior Tyler Russell (Princeton, MA), who entered the contest second in Division III in tackling, finished with a contest best 19 tackles (eight solo), 3.5 for a loss of 11 yards, with a sack and a forced fumble. Russell now has an eye popping 153 stops in nine games. Junior Joe Sweet (Walpole, MA) was also a force on the defensive line with 11 tackles (seven solo), 2.5 TFL for nine yards and one sack.

Sophomore Graham Asum (Marlboro, MA) forced two turnovers with a 56-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown and his team-leading sixth interception. Freshman Marlon Webb (Templeton, MA) added a fumble recovery as third-year Cameron Jones (Stow, MA) snared his fifth interception of the season. Junior Ray St. Laurent (Shrewsbury, MA) also distinguished himself with seven tackles and a strip-sack.

The Falcons were propelled on defense by sophomore Michael Hoadley (Forestdale, MA) who had six tackles (five solo), two which were for a loss and a sack while senior Anthony Bizzotto (Leominster, MA) finished with another sack and a forced fumble. Second-year James Rupp (Winchendon, MA) and freshman Roman Myrick (Fall River, MA) also picked off passes as Rupp also recovered a fumble.

WSU outgained the Falcons with a 531 total yards (253 rushing – 278 passing) while Fitchburg State rolled out 327 yards, most of which came via the air (231). Amazingly, Fitchburg State had more first downs than Worcester State (18-17) and they almost doubled up the Lancers in time of possession (38:22-21:38).

Tokarz put the Lancers on top early on in the game as Russell scored his first touchdown on a 14-yard reception 2:45 into the contest. Two Worcester State turnovers sandwiched a Falcon miscue before the visitors drove all the way down into Blue and Gold territory. They looked to put points on the board, but junior Lenny Masciangioli (Leominster, MA) missed a 35-yard field goal.

Both squads then traded possessions before the Lancers went up 13-0 (kick attempt failed) on Asum's fumble recovery for a touchdown early on in the second quarter. After the Falcons went three and out, Worcester State used their second play of the drive to go up 20-0 with 10:55 remaining in the half on an 82-yard scoring strike from Tokarz to Scerra.  

After four drives stalled between the two teams, Fitchburg State used a 10 play, 59 yard drive to break the shutout just before the end of the half on Callahan's seven-yard score. Senior Paul Lewis (Worcester, MA/South) blocked the PAT for his team-leading third block. Lewis would also reject a punt on the goal line for his sixth career block on special teams.

Worcester State put the game out of reach with a 61-yard touchdown reception by Russell in the third quarter and with six and 17-yard runs by Price and Payen, respectively, in the final period.

In the second half of play the Lancers would hold the Falcons to 100 yards of total offense as they only saw the other side of the field three times in nine possessions and the red zone once. Their only chance of the final stanza of play to score came on a 70 yard drive that started on their own 19. Fitchburg State had second and ten on the WSU 11, but Worcester State used a great goal-line stand to keep the score at 20-6 to begin the fourth quarter of play.

Worcester State looks for their first winning season since 2004 in the finale of their ten-game campaign with a road game against Framingham State next Saturday at 12 PM. Fitchburg State will try to end their year on a positive note as they head to Westfield State in a noontime matchup.

 

comments powered by Disqus
Oct. 3: All times Eastern
7:00 PM
MIT at Curry
Live Stats Live Stats
10:00 PM
George Fox at Willamette
Live Stats Video
Oct. 4: All times Eastern
12:00 PM
Hobart at WPI
Live Stats Video Audio
12:00 PM
Framingham State at Mass-Dartmouth
Video
12:00 PM
Southern Virginia at Kean
Live Stats Video
12:00 PM
Endicott at Maine Maritime
Video
12:00 PM
Juniata at Johns Hopkins
Audio
12:00 PM
Springfield at Union
Live Stats Video Audio
12:00 PM
Salisbury at St. John Fisher
Live Stats Audio Audio
12:00 PM
TCNJ at Morrisville State
Live Stats Audio
12:00 PM
Apprentice School at Newport News Apprentice
Live Stats
12:00 PM
St. Lawrence at Rochester
Live Stats Video Audio
12:30 PM
Mount Union at Capital
Preview Live Stats Video Audio
1:00 PM
RPI at Merchant Marine
Live Stats Video
1:00 PM
Trinity (Conn.) at Hamilton
Preview Live Stats Video
1:00 PM
Wesleyan at Colby
Video
1:00 PM
Plymouth State at Westfield State
Live Stats Video
1:00 PM
Norwich at Husson
Live Stats Video
1:00 PM
Williams at Bates
Preview Live Stats Video
1:00 PM
Lebanon Valley at King's
1:00 PM
Montclair State at William Paterson
Live Stats Audio
1:00 PM
Gallaudet at Anna Maria
Live Stats Video
1:00 PM
Moravian at Ursinus
Live Stats Audio
1:00 PM
Bridgewater State at Western Connecticut
Live Stats
1:00 PM
Stevenson at Lycoming
Live Stats Video Audio Audio
1:00 PM
Coast Guard at Western New England
Live Stats Video Audio
1:00 PM
Franklin and Marshall at Dickinson
Video
1:00 PM
Hope at Albion
Live Stats Audio
1:00 PM
Randolph-Macon at Emory and Henry
Live Stats Video Audio Audio
1:00 PM
Washington and Lee at Guilford
Live Stats Video Audio
1:00 PM
Hampden-Sydney at Catholic
Preview Video Audio
1:00 PM
Benedictine at Kalamazoo
Live Stats Video Audio Tickets
1:00 PM
Alma at Trine
Live Stats Audio
1:00 PM
Wooster at Wabash
Live Stats Video Audio Audio
1:00 PM
Westminster (Pa.) at Carnegie Mellon
Preview Live Stats Video Audio
1:00 PM
Widener at Misericordia
Live Stats Audio
1:00 PM
Nichols at Salve Regina
Live Stats
1:00 PM
Louisiana College at Wesley
Live Stats Audio
1:00 PM
Averett at N.C. Wesleyan
Live Stats Video
1:00 PM
Muhlenberg at Susquehanna
Live Stats Video Audio
1:00 PM
Alfred at Hartwick
Live Stats
1:00 PM
Rowan at Cortland State
Live Stats Video Audio
1:00 PM
Buffalo State at Frostburg State
Live Stats
1:00 PM
McDaniel at Gettysburg
Preview Live Stats Video
1:00 PM
Ohio Wesleyan at Allegheny
Live Stats Video Audio
1:00 PM
Albright at Delaware Valley
Live Stats Audio Audio
1:00 PM
Utica at Ithaca
Live Stats Video Audio
1:00 PM
FDU-Florham at Wilkes
Live Stats
1:00 PM
Rhodes at Chicago
Preview Live Stats Video
1:00 PM
Westminster (Mo.) at Minnesota-Morris
Live Stats Video
1:00 PM
Grinnell at Lawrence
Live Stats Video
1:30 PM
Tufts at Bowdoin
Live Stats Video
1:30 PM
Amherst at Middlebury
Live Stats Live Stats Video
1:30 PM
Massachusetts Maritime at Fitchburg State
Preview Live Stats Video
1:30 PM
John Carroll at Ohio Northern
Live Stats Video Audio Audio
1:30 PM
Franklin at Manchester
Preview Live Stats Live Stats Audio Audio
1:30 PM
Heidelberg at Otterbein
Audio
1:30 PM
Mount St. Joseph at Earlham
Live Stats
1:30 PM
Hanover at Bluffton
Live Stats Audio
2:00 PM
Denison at DePauw
Live Stats Video Audio
2:00 PM
Castleton State at Becker
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
SUNY-Maritime at Mount Ida
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
Hiram at Wittenberg
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
LaGrange at Maryville (Tenn.)
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
Anderson at Rose-Hulman
Preview Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
Waynesburg at Grove City
2:00 PM
Muskingum at Baldwin Wallace
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
2:00 PM
Millsaps at Hendrix
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
Aurora at Rockford
Live Stats
2:00 PM
Greensboro at Huntingdon
Video
2:00 PM
Concordia-Chicago at Concordia (Wis.)
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
Wisconsin Lutheran at Lakeland
Preview Live Stats Video Audio
2:00 PM
Concordia-Moorhead at Bethel
Live Stats Video Audio
2:00 PM
Hamline at St. John's
Live Stats Video Audio
2:00 PM
Carleton at Gustavus Adolphus
Live Stats Video Audio
2:00 PM
Sewanee at Birmingham-Southern
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
Trinity (Texas) at Hardin-Simmons
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
Simpson at Buena Vista
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
St. Norbert at Cornell
2:00 PM
Knox at Macalester
Live Stats Video Audio
2:00 PM
Texas Lutheran at Howard Payne
Live Stats Video Audio
2:00 PM
Sul Ross State at Okla. Panhandle
2:00 PM
Augustana at Elmhurst
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
North Park at Wheaton (Ill.)
2:00 PM
Wartburg at Central
Audio
2:00 PM
Dubuque at Luther
Video
2:00 PM
Loras at Coe
2:00 PM
Martin Luther at Eureka
2:00 PM
MacMurray at Greenville
2:00 PM
Iowa Wesleyan at Crown
2:00 PM
Ripon at Illinois College
2:00 PM
Beloit at Monmouth
2:00 PM
UW-La Crosse at UW-Whitewater
Live Stats Audio Audio
2:00 PM
Trinity Bible at Maranatha Baptist
Video
2:10 PM
St. Thomas at St. Olaf
Live Stats Video Audio
3:00 PM
St. Vincent at Thiel
Video
3:00 PM
UW-Stout at UW-Oshkosh
Live Stats Video Audio
3:00 PM
UW-Stevens Point at UW-River Falls
Audio
3:30 PM
UW-Platteville at UW-Eau Claire
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio Tickets
4:00 PM
Austin at Southwestern
Preview Live Stats
4:00 PM
Lewis and Clark at Puget Sound
4:00 PM
Linfield at Pacific Lutheran
Live Stats Audio Audio
4:00 PM
Chapman at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
Live Stats Video Audio
4:00 PM
Whitworth at Pacific
Live Stats Video Audio Audio
5:00 PM
Olivet at Adrian
Live Stats Video Audio Audio
5:30 PM
Northwestern (Minn.) at St. Scholastica
Live Stats Live Stats Video
6:00 PM
Bethany at Case Western Reserve
Preview Live Stats Video
6:00 PM
Wilmington at Marietta
Live Stats Video Audio
6:00 PM
Washington U. at Berry
Preview Preview Live Stats Video Audio Tickets
7:00 PM
Shenandoah at Bridgewater (Va.)
Preview Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
7:00 PM
Thomas More at Washington and Jefferson
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
7:00 PM
Ferrum at Christopher Newport
Live Stats Video
7:00 PM
Millikin at North Central (Ill.)
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
7:00 PM
Carthage at Illinois Wesleyan
Live Stats Video
8:00 PM
Cal Lutheran at Whittier
Live Stats Video
10:00 PM
Occidental at La Verne
Live Stats Video
10:00 PM
Redlands at Pomona-Pitzer
Preview Live Stats Video Audio
Oct. 4: All times Eastern
7:00 PM
Thomas More at Washington and Jefferson
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
7:00 PM
Millikin at North Central (Ill.)
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
2:00 PM
Hiram at Wittenberg
Live Stats Video
1:30 PM
John Carroll at Ohio Northern
Live Stats Video Audio Audio
1:30 PM
Heidelberg at Otterbein
Audio
3:30 PM
UW-Platteville at UW-Eau Claire
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio Tickets
1:00 PM
Hampden-Sydney at Catholic
Preview Video Audio
1:00 PM
Wooster at Wabash
Live Stats Video Audio Audio
1:00 PM
Louisiana College at Wesley
Live Stats Audio
1:00 PM
Utica at Ithaca
Live Stats Video Audio
1:00 PM
Stevenson at Lycoming
Live Stats Video Audio Audio
3:00 PM
UW-Stout at UW-Oshkosh
Live Stats Video Audio
12:30 PM
Mount Union at Capital
Preview Live Stats Video Audio
2:10 PM
St. Thomas at St. Olaf
Live Stats Video Audio
12:00 PM
Juniata at Johns Hopkins
Audio
12:00 PM
Salisbury at St. John Fisher
Live Stats Audio Audio
12:00 PM
Hobart at WPI
Live Stats Video Audio
2:00 PM
Wartburg at Central
Audio
2:00 PM
UW-La Crosse at UW-Whitewater
Live Stats Audio Audio
2:00 PM
Concordia-Moorhead at Bethel
Live Stats Video Audio
2:00 PM
North Park at Wheaton (Ill.)
4:00 PM
Linfield at Pacific Lutheran
Live Stats Audio Audio

What We're Reading