September 29, 2012

FOOTBALL STUNS VISITING NORWICH WITH 36-32 ECFC WIN

More news about: Mount Ida

For the second time since 1999 through 15 meetings, the Mount Ida College football team defeated visiting Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC) rival Norwich University winning 36-32 Saturday afternoon on Alumni Field in Newton, Massachusetts.

The hosts improve to an overall record of 3-1 and start league play perfect at 1-0 while the visitors drop their first loss of 2012 (3-1) after starting 3-0 with a ECFC slate of 0-1. 

The Mustangs, who beat the Cadets for the first time back in 2009 at home (22-21), were led by an impressive game from signal caller senior quarterback Scott Drosendahl (East Aurora, NY/East Aurora) going 25-36 for 389 yards through the air and four touchdown passes.  Mount Ida junior wide receiver Jordan Hyman (Middletown, CT/Xavier) was the key factor for his squad offensively with his highest totals of the year registering two TD catches along with 168 yards receiving.

The Cadets struck twice in the first quarter to open the game staring with a nine play, 47 yard drive finished on a four yard quarterback keeper by senior Kris Sabourin (Georgia, VT/Bellows Free Academy) to take the immediate advantage.  A failed point after attempt (PAT) by Norwich held the game at 6-0 with 11:23 left in the first quarter. 

Mount Ida would turn the ball over on the following possession forced to punt and would pin the visitors on their own 16 yard line.  Norwich charged down the field eating up most of the clock (6:44) on a 14 play, 84 yard drive that finalized on a 13 yard pass from Sabourin to junior wide out Zach Allen (Boston, MA/Northeast Metro) to lead 12-0.  Another missed PAT by the Cadets kept the score where it was heading into the second stanza.

On the ensuing possession, Drosendahl found Hyman in the middle of the field three plays into the drive.  Hyman weaved his way through a couple of secondary defenders taking the ball to the house on a 62 yard touchdown catch to pull within a score (12-7) after a successful point after by senior kicker Bobby Hemmann (Newington, CT/Newington). 

Norwich didn't wait long scoring on their next possession on a six play, 61 yard drive finalized on a 19 yard scamper from senior running back Danny Triplett (Haverhill, MA/Haverhill) going ahead by two scores with 11:46 to go before the half up 18-7.  The visitors attempted to punch in a two point conversion but it was stuffed before the goal line by the hosts' defense. 

With just under six minutes to go before the midway point, the Mustangs cut the lead down to a field goal with a 16 yard touchdown pass from Drosendahl to junior wide receiver/tight end Kenny Jean (Dorchester, MA/Brighton) for his first TD catch of 2012 and his career.  Fifth year Head Coach Michael Landers opted to go for two converting a mind boggling reverse, ran in by senior wide out Matthew Valentini (Lake Hoptacong, NJ/Jefferson TWP) making the score 18-15.

Just before halftime (3:17) the visitors would drive 81 yards down field in six plays to capitalize on a 10 yard touchdown run from junior Mike Cavanaugh (Raymond, NH/Manchester Central) pulling ahead 25-15 following a successful PAT.

Mount Ida had won the toss in the beginning of the contest and opted to defer until the second half.  The Mustangs were unable to convert on the opening possession in the second half handing the ball back to the Cadets.  The visitors were stymied by the hosts on the next drive and were forced into punting from the 29 yard line.  Freshman Trevor Terrell (Lenape, NJ/Lenape) would come up huge for his team for the play of the game blocking the punt, picking up the ball and returning it into the end zone pulling within three points (25-22) after another good point after from Hemmann.   The action went back-and-forth for the rest of the third quarter with no scoring on either side heading into the final stanza.

After a three-and-out by the Cadets, the Mustangs took advantage converting a nine play, 65 yard drive with a 22 yard touchdown catch from Drosendahl to junior tight end Michael Babich (Franklin Square, NY/H. Frank Corey) for his second TD of 2012 taking their first lead of the contest up 29-25 after a successful PAT.

It was a nail biter from here on out with a little over five minutes left to play in the game.  Norwich drove the ball 94 yards on a 15 play drive scoring on a seven yard touchdown pass from Sabourin to Allen for his second touchdown catch of the day re-gaining the advantage up 32-29 after a good point after with only 30 seconds on the clock.

In the final Mustang drive of the day Drosendahl proved why he is a senior leader and veteran driving his squad 66 yards down field on only four plays to overtake the lead.  Freshman wide receiver Dejhaun Williams (Newark, NJ/M.X. Shabazz) made two critical catches in those four plays to keep Mount Ida alive.  Hyman would find the end zone for the second time on the day for put his team in line for the victory going ahead 36-32 with seven seconds remaining.

Norwich had two chances at the end of the game to get down the field, but was unable to convert giving the Mustangs their first ECFC win of the season to a very strong opponent.

The Mount Ida defense was led by sophomore linebacker Kayln Smithson (Vilseck, Germany/Vilseck) recorded nine total tackles.  Mount Ida freshman safety Quan Lovett (Yarmouth, MA/Dennis-Yarmouth) had 4.5 tackles, two pass break-ups and his first interception of the season in a crucial point during the contest.  Sophomore cornerback Jovan Wilkins (Poughkeepsie, NY/Poughkeepsie) added his first pick of the year as well on the final Hail Mary thrown into the end zone by Sabourin. 

For the visitors, junior linebacker Stephen Gilmore (Norton, MA/Norton) recorded 8.5 total tackles and a sack while sophomore defensive back Dane Pallotto (Westbrook, CT/Amity Regional) added two interceptions. 

Mount Ida will host ECFC member Anna Maria College next Saturday with game time slated for 1:00 p.m. while the Cadets will host Castleton State College the same day in league action with kick-off at 1:30 p.m.

comments powered by Disqus
Oct. 24: All times Eastern
Final
at Johns Hopkins 37, Gettysburg 14
Box Score Recap
Oct. 25: All times Eastern
HALF
12 Hobart
3 RPI
Live Stats Video Audio
3rd Qtr - 8:25
26 Massachusetts Maritime
28 Mass-Dartmouth
Preview Live Stats Video
1:47 3rd Quarter
55 Maine Maritime
37 Nichols
Preview Live Stats Video
12:00 PM
Frostburg State at Alfred
Video
00:34 2nd
7 Salisbury
19 Ithaca
Live Stats Video Audio
3rd - 06:52
31 Framingham State
0 Plymouth State
Preview Live Stats
4th - 14:53
40 Morrisville State
8 Southern Virginia
Preview Live Stats Live Stats Video Audio
halftime
0 Bowdoin
21 Wesleyan
Preview Live Stats Video
End of 2nd
13 Middlebury
0 Trinity (Conn.)
Live Stats Video
Start of 3rd
28 St. John Fisher
0 Alfred State
Live Stats Video Audio
Halftime
14 Colby
13 Bates
Preview Live Stats Video
Halftime
3 Tufts
24 Amherst
Live Stats Video
2nd - 15:00
16 Wesley
0 Virginia-Lynchburg
Live Stats Audio
2nd - 02:18
30 Husson
16 Castleton State
Preview Live Stats Video Tickets
Halftime
13 Williams
0 Hamilton
Live Stats Live Stats Video
2nd - 00:03
0 FDU-Florham
37 Stevenson
Live Stats Video Audio
Halftime
17 DePauw
7 Allegheny
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
2nd - 12:33
0 Moravian
14 Franklin and Marshall
Preview Live Stats Video Audio
Start of 3rd
0 Kalamazoo
14 Olivet
Live Stats Video Audio
Start of 3rd
21 Albion
34 Trine
Live Stats Audio
Start of 3rd
3 Mount Ida
0 Gallaudet
Live Stats Video
1:00 PM
Cortland State at Kean
Live Stats Video
3rd - 14:53
0 Wisconsin Lutheran
0 Adrian
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
End of 2nd
17 Hampden-Sydney
13 Shenandoah
Preview Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
1:00 PM
Catholic at Emory and Henry
Live Stats Video Audio
Start of 3rd
26 Hope
7 Alma
Live Stats Audio
End of 2nd
28 Carnegie Mellon
13 St. Vincent
Preview Live Stats Video Audio
End of 2nd
14 Dickinson
14 McDaniel
Preview Live Stats Video
Halftime
7 Guilford
6 Randolph-Macon
Live Stats Video Audio Audio
End of 2nd
16 Methodist
26 N.C. Wesleyan
Live Stats Video
3rd - 14:10
0 Susquehanna
24 Ursinus
Preview Live Stats Video Audio
End of 2nd
0 Kenyon
35 Wittenberg
Preview Live Stats Video
HALF
13 Rowan
6 Montclair State
Live Stats Video Audio Audio
Halftime
0 Springfield
14 St. Lawrence
Live Stats Video Video
Halftime
0 Misericordia
27 Delaware Valley
Live Stats Audio
7:00 2nd
0 Oberlin
42 Wabash
Live Stats Video Audio
7:25 2nd
13 Hiram
15 Ohio Wesleyan
Live Stats Video
Halftime
0 Wilkes
33 Lebanon Valley
Live Stats Video
halftime
0 Juniata
21 Muhlenberg
Preview Live Stats Video Audio
Halftime
2 King's
7 Albright
Live Stats Video
1:00 PM
William Paterson at TCNJ
Live Stats Audio
1:00 PM
Sewanee at Millsaps
Live Stats Video
2nd - 04:50
0 Endicott
7 Coast Guard
Live Stats Video Audio
2nd - 12:22
0 Wilmington
51 Mount Union
Preview Live Stats Audio
10:50 2nd
7 Capital
35 John Carroll
Preview Live Stats Video Audio
2nd - 06:08
0 Rose-Hulman
14 Franklin
Preview Preview Live Stats Video Video Audio
2nd - 06:35
0 Grove City
34 Thomas More
Preview Live Stats Audio Audio
1:00 1st
13 Widener
10 Lycoming
Live Stats Video Audio Audio
2nd - 06:41
6 Marietta
16 Heidelberg
Preview Live Stats Video Audio
1:30 PM
Waynesburg at Thiel
Video
1:30 PM
Rochester at Union
Live Stats Video Audio Audio
15:00 2nd
7 Anderson
14 Mount St. Joseph
Live Stats
7:01 2nd Q
0 Manchester
17 Bluffton
Live Stats Audio
2nd - 07:57
0 Otterbein
6 Baldwin Wallace
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
2:00 PM
Utica at Buffalo State
Live Stats Audio
2:00 PM
Brockport State at Hartwick
Live Stats
Start of 2nd
0 Becker
3 SUNY-Maritime
Live Stats Live Stats Video
1st - 00:43
0 Washington and Lee
0 Bridgewater (Va.)
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
1:25 1st
0 Case Western Reserve
0 Washington and Jefferson
Preview Live Stats Video Audio
2:00 PM
Bridgewater State at Westfield State
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
Austin at Hendrix
Live Stats Video
1st - 11:19
0 Concordia-Chicago
0 Benedictine
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
LaGrange at Huntingdon
Video Audio
2:00 PM
Aurora at Lakeland
Live Stats Audio
1st - 06:28
0 Berry
7 Birmingham-Southern
Live Stats Video Audio
1st - 08:30
0 Rockford
20 Concordia (Wis.)
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
UW-Eau Claire at UW-River Falls
Preview Video Audio Tickets
1st 9:41
0 Carleton
14 St. John's
Live Stats Video Audio Audio
1st - 05:01
0 Hamline
7 Concordia-Moorhead
Preview Live Stats Video Audio
2:00 PM
Augsburg at St. Olaf
Live Stats Video Audio
2:00 PM
Lake Forest at Illinois College
Video
1st - 04:56
3 Loras
0 Simpson
Preview Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
Buena Vista at Dubuque
Preview Live Stats Video
6:35 - 1st
0 Beloit
7 St. Norbert
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
Carroll at Ripon
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
Lawrence at Macalester
Live Stats Video Audio
1st - 6:24
3 Mary Hardin-Baylor
6 Texas Lutheran
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
Augustana at Carthage
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
Elmhurst at Illinois Wesleyan
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
Millikin at North Park
Audio
2:00 PM
Central at Coe
Live Stats Video Audio
2:00 PM
Luther at Wartburg
Live Stats Video Audio
2:00 PM
Cornell at Monmouth
2:00 PM
Martin Luther at Minnesota-Morris
2:00 PM
Crown at MacMurray
1st 6:00
14 Iowa Wesleyan
7 Greenville
2:00 PM
Northwestern (Minn.) at Westminster (Mo.)
Video
2:00 PM
Grinnell at Knox
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
UW-Oshkosh at UW-Whitewater
Live Stats Video Audio Audio
2:00 PM
UW-La Crosse at UW-Stevens Point
Live Stats Video Audio Audio
2:00 PM
Concordia (Mich.) at Maranatha Baptist
Video
2:10 PM
St. Thomas at Bethel
Live Stats Video Audio
2:30 PM
Rhodes at Centre
Live Stats Video Video
2:30 PM
Defiance at Earlham
Live Stats
2:30 PM
Washington U. at Chicago
Preview Preview Live Stats Video
Final
Norwich 40, at Anna Maria 12
3:00 PM
UW-Platteville at UW-Stout
Live Stats Video Audio Audio
3:00 PM
Hardin-Simmons at Howard Payne
Live Stats Live Stats Audio Audio
4:00 PM
WPI at Merchant Marine
Live Stats Video
4:00 PM
Linfield at Lewis and Clark
Live Stats Video Audio
4:00 PM
Willamette at Pacific Lutheran
Preview Live Stats Audio Audio
4:00 PM
Redlands at La Verne
Live Stats Video Audio
4:00 PM
Puget Sound at Whitworth
Live Stats Video Audio
4:00 PM
Pacific at George Fox
Live Stats Video Audio
5:00 PM
Western New England at MIT
Live Stats Video
5:00 PM
Worcester State at Western Connecticut
Preview Live Stats
5:00 PM
East Texas Baptist at Louisiana College
Audio
6:00 PM
Ferrum at Averett
Live Stats Video
7:00 PM
Muskingum at Ohio Northern
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
7:00 PM
Wooster at Denison
Live Stats Video Audio
7:00 PM
Greensboro at Christopher Newport
Live Stats Video
7:00 PM
Bethany at Geneva
8:00 PM
Eureka at St. Scholastica
Live Stats Live Stats Video
8:00 PM
North Central (Ill.) at Wheaton (Ill.)
Live Stats Video Audio
10:00 PM
Chapman at Cal Lutheran
Preview Live Stats Video Audio
10:00 PM
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at Occidental
Live Stats Video Audio
10:00 PM
Whittier at Pomona-Pitzer
Live Stats Video
Oct. 25: All times Eastern
8:00 PM
North Central (Ill.) at Wheaton (Ill.)
Live Stats Video Audio
10:00 PM
Chapman at Cal Lutheran
Preview Live Stats Video Audio
1:25 1st
0 Case Western Reserve
0 Washington and Jefferson
Preview Live Stats Video Audio
2nd - 06:35
0 Grove City
34 Thomas More
Preview Live Stats Audio Audio
2nd - 12:22
0 Wilmington
51 Mount Union
Preview Live Stats Audio
10:50 2nd
7 Capital
35 John Carroll
Preview Live Stats Video Audio
2nd - 15:00
16 Wesley
0 Virginia-Lynchburg
Live Stats Audio
End of 2nd
17 Hampden-Sydney
13 Shenandoah
Preview Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
7:00 2nd
0 Oberlin
42 Wabash
Live Stats Video Audio
Start of 3rd
28 St. John Fisher
0 Alfred State
Live Stats Video Audio
End of 2nd
0 Kenyon
35 Wittenberg
Preview Live Stats Video
Halftime
0 Misericordia
27 Delaware Valley
Live Stats Audio
3:00 PM
UW-Platteville at UW-Stout
Live Stats Video Audio Audio
2:10 PM
St. Thomas at Bethel
Live Stats Video Audio
HALF
12 Hobart
3 RPI
Live Stats Video Audio
2:00 PM
UW-Oshkosh at UW-Whitewater
Live Stats Video Audio Audio
2:00 PM
Luther at Wartburg
Live Stats Video Audio
1st - 6:24
3 Mary Hardin-Baylor
6 Texas Lutheran
Live Stats Video
1st - 05:01
0 Hamline
7 Concordia-Moorhead
Preview Live Stats Video Audio
2:00 PM
UW-La Crosse at UW-Stevens Point
Live Stats Video Audio Audio
1st 9:41
0 Carleton
14 St. John's
Live Stats Video Audio Audio
4:00 PM
Linfield at Lewis and Clark
Live Stats Video Audio
Oct. 24: All times Eastern
Final
at Johns Hopkins 37, Gettysburg 14
Box Score Recap

What We're Reading