/seasons/2013/contrib/20130930tpurwp

William Paterson Rolls to 49-23 Homecoming Victory

More news about: William Paterson

WAYNE, N.J. – Senior quarterback Ryan Gresik (Newton, N.J./Newton) accounted for four touchdowns and senior defensive lineman Webb Geer (Sparta, N.J./Sparta) led three Pioneer defenders with double-digit tackles as William Paterson (2-2) rolled to a 49-23 Homecoming victory against Maritime (0-3) Sept. 28.

Gresik was 13-for-21 for 138 yards and two touchdowns through the air, adding a pair of rushing TDs. Geer made 11 stops (six solo), and senior linebacker David Zurla (Rutherford, N.J./Rutherford) and junior linebacker Robert Prince (Howell, N.J./Absegami) each contributed 10 tackles.

The Privateers received the opening kickoff, but when punter Duka Alvora couldn't handle the snap on fourth-and-two, WP's Pat Thomas (Lodi, N.J./Lodi) jumped on the loose ball and gave William Paterson a drive start at the Maritime-26.

A quick Pioneer touchdown was called back due to a penalty, but Gresik eventually found pay dirt from seven yards out, and junior Robert Sinegra (Wharton, N.J./Morris Knolls) punched through the extra point for a 7-0 edge 2:39 into the contest.

The two teams traded punts until Diogo Dietrich's 33-yard field goal put the Privateers on the scoreboard, cutting the lead to 7-3 with 10:24 remaining in the second quarter.

William Paterson answered right back with a nine-play, 64-yard scoring drive. Sophomore running back Matt Deiana (Somers, N.Y./Somers) ripped off 18-yard and 16-yard gains on the first two snaps, and Gresik scrambled for seven yards on a third-and-four from the Maritime nine-yard line. Sophomore running back Darius Kersey (Dover, N.J./Dover) finished the possession with a one-yard burst up the middle, handing WP a 14-3 lead with 7:45 on the clock.

Eleven straight runs culminated with the Privateers' Frank Laino finding the right pylon from 10 yards out (14-10, 1:17), again making it a four-point margin that would hold up until halftime.

The Pioneers were forced to punt to start the third quarter, but sophomore Tom Hennessy (Hazlet, N.J./Raritan) dropped Maritime's Greg Caneparo for a three-yard loss on fourth-and-four, giving WP excellent starting field position at the Privateer-33. Gresik again reached the end zone, this time on third-and-goal from the six-yard line, and WP surged ahead by a 21-10 count with 9:14 remaining in the third.

Maritime's longest run of the day came in the form of a 34-yard touchdown by quarterback Isaiah Covington. Junior linebacker Ben Allen (Ventnor, N.J./Atlantic City) blocked the PAT, but the Privateers had gotten back within five at 21-16 at the 5:26 mark.

A 15-yard facemask penalty helped to push the Pioneers to near midfield during their next possession, and Gresik immediately found a streaking Mick Paye (Lumberton, N.J./Rancocas Valley Regional) down the left sideline. Paye fully extended, just snaring the ball with his fingertips, and he managed to keep his feet inbounds as he tiptoed down the sideline for a 54-yard touchdown and a 28-16 advantage (4:58, third).

On third-and-nine from the Maritime 14-yard line, Gresik connected with crossing senior tight end Rich Vivian (West Long Branch, N.J./Shore Regional), who cut back up inside for his first career touchdown (35-16, 13:53, fourth).

The Pioneers really put the game away two plays later when junior defensive back Elijah DeGuzman (Pennsauken, N.J./Pennsauken) shot into the backfield and snatched a backwards toss by quarterback Ryan Heizman right out of the air, sprinting the 15 yards into the end zone and making it a 42-16 game with 13:46 remaining in the contest.

Heizman got the six points back with his four-yard run five minutes later (42-23, 8:49), but sophomore Dwaine Dabney (Summit, N.J./Summit) ripped off an 83-yard kickoff return, then picked up the final 10 yards on the ground over the next two plays, pushing the Pioneers ahead by a 49-23 count with 8:18 on the clock.

Paye gained 66 yards on three catches, scoring once, while Deiana rushed seven times for 60 yards. William Paterson dominated on the scoreboard, its best total since a 51-24 home win against Buffalo State (11/1/08), but had just 290 yards of total offense compared to Maritime's 308. The Privateers enjoyed a marked advantage in terms of time of possession (40:48 to 19:12), but the two teams combined for 23 penalties for 215 yards and WP won the turnover battle, 2-0.

Covington led the Privateers' rushers with 19 carries for 81 yards and a touchdown, as 303 of Maritime's 308 yards came on the ground. Junior linebacker Nick Coffiey had six tackles (four solo) to pace the Privateer defense.

William Paterson will host Morrisville State Saturday, Oct. 5, at 12:00 p.m. All children under 12 will be admitted for free as part of "Take a Kid to the Game Day."

Sep. 23: All times Eastern
12:00 PM
Massachusetts Maritime at Framingham State
Video Preview Live stats
12:00 PM
Muhlenberg at Juniata
Live stats
12:00 PM
Becker at Dean
Video Live stats
12:00 PM
Salisbury at TCNJ
Live stats Audio
12:00 PM
MIT at Catholic
Video Live stats
12:00 PM
Merchant Marine at Maine Maritime
Video Preview
12:00 PM
Endicott at Hobart
Video Live stats Audio
12:00 PM
Nichols at Morrisville State
Video Live stats
12:00 PM
Stevenson at Delaware Valley
Live stats
1:00 PM
Widener at Albright
Audio
1:00 PM
Christopher Newport at Montclair State
Video Live stats
1:00 PM
Bethany at Westminster (Pa.)
Video Live stats Audio
1:00 PM
Middlebury at Bowdoin
Video Live stats
1:00 PM
Williams at Colby
Video Live stats
1:00 PM
Amherst at Hamilton
Video Live stats
1:00 PM
Ursinus at Moravian
Video Live stats
1:00 PM
Trinity (Conn.) at Bates
Video Preview Live stats
1:00 PM
Brevard at LaGrange
Video Live stats Audio
1:00 PM
Geneva at Thiel
Live stats
1:00 PM
Mass-Dartmouth at Plymouth State
Video Live stats
1:00 PM
Kean at Southern Virginia
Video Live stats
1:00 PM
Frostburg State at Rowan
Video Live stats Audio
1:00 PM
Union at Curry
Video Live stats
1:00 PM
Thomas More at Carnegie Mellon
Video Preview Preview Live stats Audio Audio
1:00 PM
Lycoming at King's
Video Live stats Audio Audio Tickets
1:00 PM
Husson at Western New England
Video Live stats
1:00 PM
Johns Hopkins at Dickinson
1:00 PM
Wooster at DePauw
Video Live stats Audio
1:00 PM
Allegheny at Ohio Wesleyan
Video Live stats Audio
1:00 PM
Wilkes at Misericordia
Video Live stats Audio
1:00 PM
FDU-Florham at Lebanon Valley
1:00 PM
Rochester at Alfred
Video Live stats
1:00 PM
Wesley at William Paterson
Video Live stats Audio Audio
1:00 PM
Maryville (Tenn.) at N.C. Wesleyan
Video Live stats
1:00 PM
Huntingdon at Ferrum
Video Video Live stats
1:00 PM
Gettysburg at McDaniel
Video Video Preview Live stats
1:00 PM
RPI at Buffalo State
Video Live stats
1:00 PM
Franklin and Marshall at Susquehanna
Video Live stats
1:00 PM
Oberlin at Denison
Video Preview Live stats
1:00 PM
Westminster (Mo.) at Northwestern (Minn.)
1:00 PM
Crown at Eureka
Video Live stats
1:30 PM
John Carroll at Heidelberg
Video Live stats Audio Audio
1:30 PM
Otterbein at Ohio Northern
Video Live stats Audio
1:30 PM
Baldwin Wallace at Mount Union
Video Live stats Audio
1:30 PM
Defiance at Rose-Hulman
Video Preview Live stats
1:30 PM
Muskingum at Marietta
1:30 PM
Franklin at Bluffton
Live stats
1:30 PM
Anderson at Hanover
1:30 PM
Mount St. Joseph at Manchester
Video Live stats
2:00 PM
Worcester State at Westfield State
2:00 PM
Coast Guard at Norwich
Video Live stats Audio
2:00 PM
Bridgewater State at Fitchburg State
Live stats
2:00 PM
Wittenberg at Kenyon
Video Live stats
2:00 PM
Hiram at Wabash
Video Video Live stats Tickets
2:00 PM
North Central (Ill.) at Millikin
Video Live stats Audio Audio
2:00 PM
Sewanee at Millsaps
Video Preview Live stats
2:00 PM
Birmingham-Southern at Rhodes
Video Live stats
2:00 PM
Austin at Hendrix
Video Live stats
2:00 PM
Greenville at Martin Luther
Video Live stats
2:00 PM
Chapman at Trinity (Texas)
Video Live stats
2:00 PM
Buena Vista at Loras
Video Video Live stats
2:00 PM
Washington U. at Wartburg
Video Preview Live stats
2:00 PM
Hamline at Gustavus Adolphus
Live stats
2:00 PM
Augsburg at Carleton
Video Live stats Audio
2:00 PM
St. Olaf at Bethel
Video Live stats
2:00 PM
Dubuque at Luther
Video Live stats
2:00 PM
Nebraska Wesleyan at Central
Audio
2:00 PM
Simpson at Coe
Video Live stats Audio
2:00 PM
Wheaton (Ill.) at Elmhurst
Video Live stats
2:00 PM
North Park at Illinois Wesleyan
Video Live stats Audio
2:00 PM
St. Norbert at Grinnell
2:00 PM
Ripon at Knox
2:00 PM
Iowa Wesleyan at MacMurray
2:00 PM
Hardin-Simmons at Howard Payne
Video Live stats Audio
2:00 PM
Southwestern at Louisiana College
Video
2:00 PM
Monmouth at Macalester
2:10 PM
St. John's at St. Thomas
@ Target Field, Minneapolis
Video Live stats Audio Audio
2:30 PM
WPI at Springfield
Video Live stats
3:00 PM
Beloit at Cornell
4:00 PM
Utica at Brockport
Video Live stats
4:00 PM
St. John Fisher at Hartwick
Audio
4:00 PM
Carroll at UW-La Crosse
4:00 PM
Minnesota-Morris at St. Scholastica
Video Live stats
4:30 PM
UW-Eau Claire at George Fox
Video Preview Preview Live stats Audio
5:00 PM
Salve Regina at Western Connecticut
Video Live stats
5:00 PM
Adrian at UW-Stevens Point
Video Live stats
6:00 PM
Tufts at Wesleyan
Video Live stats
6:00 PM
Methodist at Averett
Video Live stats
6:00 PM
Centre at Berry
Video Live stats Audio Tickets
6:00 PM
Lake Forest at Lawrence
Video Video
7:00 PM
Waynesburg at Case Western Reserve
Video Live stats
7:00 PM
St. Vincent at Grove City
Box Score Live stats
7:00 PM
Texas Lutheran at Mary Hardin-Baylor
Video Live stats Audio Audio
7:00 PM
Lakeland at UW-Platteville
Video Live stats
7:00 PM
Carthage at Augustana
Video Live stats
7:00 PM
Chicago at Illinois College
Video Preview Live stats
7:00 PM
McMurry at Sul Ross State
Audio
7:30 PM
Capital at Wilmington
Video Live stats
8:00 PM
Belhaven at East Texas Baptist
8:00 PM
Arizona Christian at Whittier
Video Live stats
Sep. 23: All times Eastern
12:00 PM
Stevenson at Delaware Valley
Live stats
1:00 PM
Wesley at William Paterson
Video Live stats Audio Audio
1:00 PM
Rochester at Alfred
Video Live stats
1:00 PM
Johns Hopkins at Dickinson
1:00 PM
Frostburg State at Rowan
Video Video Live stats Live stats Audio Audio Audio
1:30 PM
John Carroll at Heidelberg
Video Live stats Audio Audio
1:30 PM
Baldwin Wallace at Mount Union
Video Live stats Audio
2:00 PM
Wittenberg at Kenyon
Video Live stats
2:00 PM
Hiram at Wabash
Live stats Tickets Video Video
2:00 PM
Hardin-Simmons at Howard Payne
Video Live stats Audio
2:00 PM
North Central (Ill.) at Millikin
Video Live stats Audio Audio
2:00 PM
Wheaton (Ill.) at Elmhurst
Video Live stats
2:00 PM
North Park at Illinois Wesleyan
Video Live stats Audio
2:10 PM
St. John's at St. Thomas
@ Target Field, Minneapolis
Video Live stats Audio Audio
4:00 PM
Utica at Brockport
Video Live stats
7:00 PM
Waynesburg at Case Western Reserve
Video Live stats
7:00 PM
Lakeland at UW-Platteville
Video Live stats
7:00 PM
Texas Lutheran at Mary Hardin-Baylor
Video Live stats Audio Audio