ON CAMPUS A look at the area college sports scene

Saturday, October 17, 2009

SCSU leads Stonehill 21-7

It's halftime of the Homecoming Day game at Jess Dow Field on Saturday and Chris Roberts has thrown three TD passes and Southern is in control of this NE-10 game.
Roberts has short TD passes to Andre Privott, Pete DiGangi and Timothy Wells.
Roberts is 11-15 passing for 114 yards at the half. John Wiechman, who set up the first scoring drive for the Owls with 54 yards on the ground leads all running backs with 75 yards at the half.
Stonehill has moved into Owl territory a few times but never really threatened to score. It's only TD came on the second play from scrimmage when Jareed Gaines returned a Jarom Freeman fumble 30 yards for a score.

Saturday, October 10, 2009


New Haven stopped AIC on its final drive to hold for a 28-25 win.
AIC Cuts Deficit
Shane Murphy threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Kertis Hussey with 6:17 left. New Haven leads 28-25.
Hall Returns Kickoff for Touchdown
Moments after AIC made it a three point game, Sharieff Hall returned a kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown. The score gives New Haven a 28-18 lead with just over 13 minutes left in the game.
AIC Answers Back Again
Facing fourth down and 5 yards, Shane Murphy threw a screen pass to Trevor Perryman for 29 yards. That helped set up a 2-yard run by Amadeus Guerrero-Pou. Murphy then found Perryman in the back of the endzone for a two-point conversion to make it 21-18in New Haven's favor.
New Haven Offense Getting in Rhythm
The Chargers now have a 21-10 lead with 1:42 left in the third quarter. A series of passes from Osiecki kept the chains moving and Osiecki found Demetrius Washington-Ellison for a 10-yard touchdown to increase New Haven's lead.
AIC Responds
Dan Bassani kicked a 25-yard field to cut the Yellow Jackets' deficit to four points.
New Haven Takes Lead
Ryan Osiecki connected with Demetrius Washington-Ellsion for a 16-yard touchdown pass, giving the Chargers a 14-7 lead.
Stats Update
Nothing really significant on the Chargers' end. Chris Ruffin has one catch for 37 yards and a touchdown to lead the offense. Josh Smart has been handling the rushing duties, carrying the ball nine times for just 18 yards. Quarterback Ryan Osiecki is 8-for-15 for 86 yards. He was sacked four times.
AIC quarterback Shane Murphy is 7-for-12 for 110 yards and a touchdown. Davon LeGrier has three catchces for 78 yards and a touchdown. Terrance Holley has two sacks to lead the Yellow Jackets defense.
New Haven tied the game at 7-7 with under 1 minute to play in the half. New Haven picked up the blitz on the drive and Ryan Osiecki found tight end Kameel Lashley on three pass plays to keep the drive going. A 37-yard strike from Osiecki to Chris Ruffin indirectly set up a 1-yard touchdown run by Victor Jones.
End of First Quarter
AIC is still up 7-0. New Haven is trouble moving the ball. Pressure from the Yellow Jackets has led to four sacks and just nine yards of total offense for the Chargers.
AIC Up 7-0
It took just one play. Shane Murphy hit Davon LeGrier over the middle for a 61-yard touchdown pass to put the Yellow Jackets ahead with 7:26 left in the first quarter.
American International College starting quarterback Rob Parent will not play today, due to a thumb injury. Shane Murphy will start in his place. That should mean more carries for Amadeus Guerrero-Pou.
New Haven wide receiver Sharieff Hall will sit the first half for violating team rules. Freshman Jason Thompson will start in his place.
New Haven enters the game today at 2-3 and 1-2 in the Northeast Conference. AIC comes in at 4-2 and 2-2 in the NE-10.

Friday, October 2, 2009

SCSU defeats New Haven 54-26

It's over
Osiecki connected with Jason Thompson from 28 yards to complete the scoring.
The game was well over by then.
Southern improved to 4-2 and 4-0 in the NE-10.
New Haven falls to 2-3 and 1-3.

SCSU in control
Hazleton booted a 30-yard field goal to put Southern in command.
The Owls have made some mistakes lately but New Haven looks tired.
SCSU 38, New Haven 19

We're in the third
SCSU dominated the ground game in the first half. SCSU had 170 yards rushing while New Haven managed just 43.
Both teams scored TD in the sluggish quarter.
SCSU 35, New Haven 19

Second-quarter action
Jarom Freeman scored his second TD of the night to increase Southern's lead to 21-13.
On the Owls' next possession John Wiechman scored from a yaer out to increase the lead further.
New Haven has been helpless to stop the Owls so far this evening.
SCSU 28, New Haven 13

UNH kicker hurt
Michael Herrera was injured on a kickoff to the Owls late in the first quarter and his absense has hurt the Chargers immediately.
UNH scored on a 14 yard pass from Osiecki to Sharieff Hall but second-stroing kicker Stephen Ward missed the extra point.
Herrera injured his knee and his return is doubtful.
Early in the second quarter, SCSU 14, UNH 13.

First quarter
It took Southern just one play to regain the lead as Roberts connected with Willie Epps on a 32-yard pass. Epps was wide open in the end zone on the long pass play.
The pass followed a long return by Martin Manson who scored on the play but the ball was spotted at the 32 after a block in the back penalty.
SCSU leads 14-7.
New Haven responded on its first possession as Ryan Osiecki hit tight end Kameel Lashley with a 4-yard TD pass on third and goal. The kick was good.
Southern Connecticut took the opening kickoff and marched rather easily down the field to open the scoring 7-0.
Chris Roberts hit Jarom Freeman with a 6-yard touchdown pass to give Southern a 7-0.


This is the first meeting between city rivals New Haven and Southern Connecticut State. The Chargers won the last meeting 56-7 back in 2000. On paper, Southern clearly has the edge tonight. The forecast at Jess Dow Field calls for clouds with temperatures in the mid 50s. New Haven enters tonight's contest at 2-2 and 1-2 in the Northeast-10 Conference. Southern comes in at 3-2 and 3-0 in the NE-10 play. There is 27 minutes until kickoff.