September 21, 2013

Mariners Drop Homecoming Game to Mass. Maritime

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CASTINE, Maine -- Massachusetts Maritime won its third-straight Admiral's Cup with a 52-18 win over Maine Maritime in a non-conference football game Saturday. The Buccaneers used a 40-point first half to set the tone and improved to 2-0. The Mariners, which churned out 444 yards of offense, fell to 0-2.

The Bucs scored three first quarter touchdowns to take a 19-0 lead. Stefan Gustafson capped a four-play, 43-yard drive, with a 14-yard run and  John Trudel hooked up with Keith Caruso on a 10-yard scoring strike to give Mass. Maritime a 13-0 lead with 6:27 left in the opening quarter. Mike Stanton's 36-yard pass to Jonathon Wright put the Bucs ahead 19-0 at the end of the first quarter.

The Mariners got on the board with 10:07 left in the first half when Bradley Reed found the endzone on a 5-yard run. Trudel answered with a six-yard run, and a 12-yard scoring strike to Kevin Healy to give Mass. Maritime a 33-6 lead with 2:48 left in the second quarter. Stanton hooked up with E.J. Bennett for a 33-yard touchdown pass before Reed found Ryan O'Neal on a 17-yard touchdown pass to make it 40-12 at halftime.

Kevin Healy hauled in a 15-yard touchdown pass from Trudel to put the Bucs ahead 46-12 with 5:56 left in the third quarter. Austin Pearce made it 52-12 with a 14-yard run with 3:25 left in the third. 

Maine Maritime scored the only touchdown in the fourth quarter when Reed found Brian Bedard in the endzone on a 14-yard pass.

Billy Wetherbee led the Mariners' offense with a career-high 191 yards on 34 carries. Joseph DiBiase rushed for 95 yards, while O'Neal and Reed churned out 55 and 24 yards. Reed completed 5 of 19 passes for 80 yards, hooking up with Bedard for 59 yards and O'Neal for 21.

The Bucs were paced on the ground by Gustafson's 203 yards and through the air by Stanton's 357 yards. Pierce rushed for 69 yards and David Yerxa had 48 yards to contributed to Mass. Maritime's 391 rushing yards. Trudel and Stanton found 11 different receivers with Kyle Hardy (6-77) and Bennett (4-60) leading the receiving corp.

Matthew King recorded 10 stop for the Bucs' defense, Sheldon Roper had an interception and Kevin Stanton and James Nguyen both recovered fumbles.

Chase Hutchinson led the Mariners defense with 10 tackles, Jonathan Ware had three tackles for a loss and Michael Burgess and Frank True both recorded sacks.

Maine Maritime opens NEFC play when it travels to Western New England Saturday at 1 p.m.

Sep. 1: All times Eastern
7:00 PM
Coast Guard at Anna Maria
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Defiance at Baldwin Wallace
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Washington and Lee at Johns Hopkins
7:30 PM
Trine at Manchester
8:00 PM
Millsaps at Belhaven
Sep. 2: All times Eastern
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Muhlenberg at Wilkes
6:00 PM
Mass-Dartmouth at Mount Ida
6:00 PM
Delaware Valley at Wesley
7:00 PM
N.C. Wesleyan at Stevenson
7:00 PM
Western New England at Springfield
7:00 PM
Fitchburg State at Becker
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7:00 PM
Albright at Salisbury
7:00 PM
WPI at MIT
7:00 PM
Salve Regina at Worcester State
7:00 PM
Bridgewater State at Curry
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Morrisville State at St. Lawrence
10:00 PM
Adrian at Pacific
Sep. 3: All times Eastern
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Endicott at Framingham State
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Kean at Christopher Newport
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King's at Moravian
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Lebanon Valley at Franklin and Marshall
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Marietta at Denison
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McDaniel at Catholic
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Wisconsin Lutheran at Trinity Int'l
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Sewanee at Kenyon
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UW-Platteville at George Fox
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12:00 PM
Washington U. at Carnegie Mellon
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12:00 PM
Chicago at Case Western Reserve
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Husson at Alfred
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SUNY-Maritime at Maine Maritime
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Cortland at Heidelberg
12:00 PM
Otterbein at Buffalo State
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Ursinus at Bethany
1:00 PM
Plymouth State at Castleton
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1:00 PM
RPI at Norwich
1:00 PM
Randolph-Macon at Dickinson
1:00 PM
Oberlin at Kalamazoo
1:00 PM
Emory and Henry at Ferrum
1:00 PM
Wooster at Washington and Jefferson
1:00 PM
Alfred State at William Paterson
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St. Vincent at Alma
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Concordia (Wis.) at Finlandia
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Olivet at St. John Fisher
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Rowan at Widener
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Hobart at Brockport
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Union at Ithaca
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Susquehanna at Lycoming
1:00 PM
Utica at Misericordia
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TCNJ at UW-Whitewater
1:30 PM
Wilmington at Bluffton
1:30 PM
Monmouth at Hope
1:30 PM
Bridgewater at Gettysburg
1:30 PM
Muskingum at Waynesburg
1:30 PM
Juniata at Grove City
2:00 PM
Lakeland at Carroll
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2:00 PM
UW-Stevens Point at St. Norbert
2:00 PM
Austin at Hendrix
2:00 PM
Maranatha Baptist at Martin Luther
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2:00 PM
Millikin at Greenville
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2:00 PM
Eureka at Knox
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2:00 PM
MacMurray at Rockford
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2:00 PM
Gustavus Adolphus at Westminster (Mo.)
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2:00 PM
UW-La Crosse at Luther
2:00 PM
Beloit at Lake Forest
2:00 PM
Concordia-Moorhead at Jamestown
2:00 PM
Crown at Hamline
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2:00 PM
Carleton at Macalester
2:00 PM
Bethel at Dubuque
2:00 PM
St. Scholastica at St. John's
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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
2:00 PM
UW-River Falls at Coe
2:00 PM
Ripon at Concordia-Chicago
2:00 PM
Elmhurst at Loras
2:00 PM
Huntingdon at Louisiana College
2:00 PM
North Central (Ill.) at Robert Morris-Chicago
2:00 PM
Benedictine at Wheaton (Ill.)
2:00 PM
John Carroll at UW-Oshkosh
2:30 PM
Southern Virginia at Earlham
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2:30 PM
Lawrence at Presentation
4:00 PM
La Verne at Puget Sound
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4:00 PM
Central at Whitworth
5:00 PM
Hartwick at Western Connecticut
6:00 PM
Wabash at Albion
6:00 PM
Maryville (Tenn.) at Berry
6:00 PM
Augustana at Mount St. Joseph
6:00 PM
Thomas More at Franklin
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Hampden-Sydney at Averett
6:00 PM
Redlands at Trinity (Texas)
7:00 PM
Hiram at Westminster (Pa.)
7:00 PM
Thiel at Allegheny
7:00 PM
Capital at Wittenberg
7:00 PM
Shenandoah at Gallaudet
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7:00 PM
Illinois College at Rose-Hulman
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Hanover at Centre
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Geneva at Frostburg State
7:00 PM
Nichols at Westfield State
7:00 PM
Greensboro at Guilford
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LaGrange at Birmingham-Southern
7:00 PM
Hardin-Simmons at Southwestern
7:00 PM
Anderson at North Park
7:00 PM
Ohio Wesleyan at Mary Hardin-Baylor
7:00 PM
East Texas Baptist at Texas Lutheran
7:10 PM
St. Thomas at UW-Eau Claire
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8:00 PM
Willamette at Rhodes
8:00 PM
Cornell at Iowa Wesleyan
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8:00 PM
Augsburg at Northwestern (Minn.)
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8:00 PM
Southwestern Assemblies at Howard Payne
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Sul Ross State at UT-Permian Basin
Dec. 18: All times Eastern
Final
Mount Union 49, at St. Thomas 35
@ Salem, Va.
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