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Mariners Fall to Bears

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- Western New England shutout Maine Maritime, 59-0, in a New England Football Conference game Saturday. The Golden Bears set a school record with 740 total yards to pick up their first win, and improved to 1-0 NEFC, 1-2 overall. The Mariners fell to 0-1, 0-3.

The Bears went ahead 7-0 late in the first quarter on a Kevin Cook one-yard scoring plunge. Terrence N'Dabian broke off a 50-yard sprint early in the second quarter to put WNE ahead 14-0 with 14:38 left before the break. Andrew Walz found John Krafick on a 35-yard scoring strike and Cook hit paydirt twice, on runs of 1 and 28, to give the Bears a 35-0 halftime lead.

The Mariners entered Bears' territory three times in the second quarter but came away empty handed. Bradley Reed's 26-yard pass to Ryan O'Neal set MMA up at the WNE 38 early in the second quarter. The drive ended four plays later when Brandon Ormsby intercepted a pass. 

O'Neal's 33-yard sprint with eight minutes left before the break gave the Mariners the ball at the Bears 36. WNE's defense was up to task again and forced a turnover on downs. 

O'Neal, again, put MMA in WNE territory with a 29-yard run to the Bears 42. The Mariners reached the 31 before turning the ball over on downs.

WNE opened the second half with a four-play scoring drive, capped by Michael Ozzella's 22-yard sprint.

Dustin Forbes returned the ensuing kickoff 58 yards to the Bears 28. WNE's defense stood tall and forced a turnover on downs four plays later.

Tucker Schmitz made it 49-0 with an 18-yard run, Kevin Patterson converted a 21-yard field goal and N'Dabian found the endzone on a 68-yard run - all in the third quarter - to give WNE a 59-0 lead.

N'Dabian finished with 152 yards on six carries, Cook added 122 yards on 16 carries and Alejandro Colo rushed for 88 yards for the Bears. Krafick went 4 of 6 for 71 yards. 

Billy Wetherbee rushed for a team-high 68 yards and O'Neal finished with 61 yards on eight carries. Reed was 2 of 5 for 30 yards passing, while O'Neal hauled in three passes for 33 yards.

Four MMA defenders reached double digits in tackles led by Thomas Kinton's 18 stops. Andy Martelhad 12 tackles and a forced fumble, Christopher Ford was credited for 11 tackles, one sack and a forced fumble and Jonathan Ware had 10 tackles.

The Mariners return to the field Saturday, 1:30 p.m., at Coast Guard.

Nov. 18: All times Eastern
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Husson 23, at Springfield 21
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at Berry 34, Huntingdon 20
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at Delaware Valley 35, Western New England 0
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at Brockport 66, Plymouth State 0
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Frostburg State 35, at Wittenberg 7
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at Mount Union 21, Washington and Lee 0
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at Wesley 45, RPI 27
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at Washington and Jefferson 31, Johns Hopkins 28
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at Trine 63, Monmouth 24
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at Mary Hardin-Baylor 50, Chapman 6
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Case Western Reserve 28, at Illinois Wesleyan 0
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at UW-Oshkosh 63, Lakeland 0
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at St. Thomas 47, Eureka 8
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at Wartburg 35, Franklin 34
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at North Central (Ill.) 17, St. John's 7
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at Linfield 27, Hardin-Simmons 13
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Nov. 25: All times Eastern
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Wesley at Brockport
12:00 PM
Case Western Reserve at Mount Union
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12:00 PM
Frostburg State at Washington and Jefferson
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12:00 PM
Husson at Delaware Valley
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1:00 PM
Berry at St. Thomas
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North Central (Ill.) at UW-Oshkosh
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Linfield at Mary Hardin-Baylor
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Trine at Wartburg
Nov. 17: All times Eastern
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Merchant Marine 35, at Buffalo State 20
@ Newark, Del.
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Nov. 18: All times Eastern
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Muhlenberg 32, at Carnegie Mellon 6
@ Newark, Del.
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at Franklin and Marshall 21, Widener 7
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Susquehanna 28, at Albright 9
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at Berry 34, Huntingdon 20
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at Brockport 66, Plymouth State 0
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at Mount Union 21, Washington and Lee 0
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at Trine 63, Monmouth 24
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at Wesley 45, RPI 27
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at Washington and Jefferson 31, Johns Hopkins 28
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Frostburg State 35, at Wittenberg 7
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at Delaware Valley 35, Western New England 0
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Husson 23, at Springfield 21
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at Framingham State 48, Curry 14
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Cortland 35, at Union 28
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Case Western Reserve 28, at Illinois Wesleyan 0
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at Wartburg 35, Franklin 34
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at Mary Hardin-Baylor 50, Chapman 6
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at UW-Oshkosh 63, Lakeland 0
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at North Central (Ill.) 17, St. John's 7
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at St. Thomas 47, Eureka 8
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at Linfield 27, Hardin-Simmons 13
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at Ithaca 27, Salisbury 17
@ Newark, Del.
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at WPI 17, SUNY-Maritime 3
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Nov. 19: All times Eastern
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at Alfred 29, Stevenson 16
@ University of Delaware
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