Trinity sports update, football vs. Amherst, 11/7/98

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Date: 11/7/98 - 5:59 PM

Saturday, November 7, 1998


Hartford, Conn.- The Amherst College Lord Jeffs jumped out to a 24-0 lead
and withstood a late rally by Trinity College, defeating the Bantams by a
score of 32-18 this afternoon in New England Small College Athletic
Conference football action this afternoon.
        Amherst got on the board early on an 80-yard pass from sophomore
quarterback Peter Honig to freshman receiver Derrell Wright with 7:38 to go
in the first quarter.  Wright caught six passes for an Amherst record 224
yards in the game.  After a 30-yard field goal by sophomore Liam Fleming put
the Jeffs up, 10-0, Honig connected with sophomore Matt Hall on an
eight-yard scoring strike. The teams traded interceptions (two by Trinity)
on three consecutive plays in the closing minutes before intermission.
Senior Patrick Wenger and junior Brendan McDaviit had picks for the Bantams,
while Amherst sophomore Brian Daoust intercepted his second pass of the day
during the sequence.
        Amherst held a 17-0 lead at halftime, and added to it with another
touchdown pass from Honig to Hall, this one for 12 yards with 9:00 minutes
left in the third period.  The Bantams finally answered, however, as junior
quarterback came off the bench to hit senior tri-captain J.R. Faget with a
40-yard touchdown pass 17 seconds later.  
        In the fourth quarter, Trinity scored two more touchdowns, on
nine-yard runs by senior tri-captain Marc Maccarini and senior Sherman
Francis, but having failed on all three extra point attempts and an early
30-yard field goal, Trinity still trailed, 24-18.  Amherst senior running
back Bob DiSabato put the game out of reach with 2:02 to play breaking free
for a 50-yard touchdown run, making the final score 32-18.
        Trinity had 19 first downs to Amherst's 13, but were once again
victimized by big plays and turnovers.  Francis paced the Bantam running
game with 78 yards on 13 carries, while Faget had five catches for 90 yards.
Junior tight end Sean Furey added five catches for 60 yards.  Honig threw
for 287 yards, completing 11 of 24 attempts for Amherst.  Defensively,
junior linebacker Jeff Iudice had 14 tackles, a forced fumble, and one sack,
and Sophomore end Mike Mobley notched three sacks for Trinity.  Amherst
received 11 tackles and a sack from freshman linebacker Dan Lalli and five
tackles and two sacks from junior lineman Greg O'Neill. 
Amherst (5-2)                  10       7       7       8       --      32
Trinity (2-5)                   0       0       6      12       --      18

A-1st 7:38 Derrell Wright 80 pass from Peter Honig (Liam Fleming kick)   7- 0 
A- 1st 1:18 Fleming FG (30)                                             10- 0
A- 2nd 11:10 Matt Hall 7 pass from Honig (Fleming kick)                 17- 0
A- 3rd 9:00 Hall 12 pass from Honig (Fleming kick)                      24- 0
TC- 3rd 8:43 J.R. Faget 40 pass from Gregg Wysocki (kick failed)        24- 6
TC- 4th 8:40 Marc Maccarini 9 run (kick failed)                         24-12
TC- 4th 2:15 Sherman Francis 9 run (kick failed)                        24-18
A- 4th 2:02 Bob DiSabato 50 run (Byrne rush)                            32-18

                             Amherst         Trinity College
First downs                  13              19
Rushes-yards                 38-111          51-144
Passing                      11-28-2-287     11-31-3-157
Return yards                 64              95
Punts-yards                  9-298           11-351
Fumbles-lost                 3-2             3-1
Penalties-yards              2-15            8-77
Third Down Conversions       0-14            5-20
Fourth Down Conversions      0-0             0-1
Possession Time              25:55           34:05


RUSHING- A- Bob DiSabato 2-60, Darin Byrne 14-45, Jeff Coviello 6-30, Jeremy
Hiltner 3-18, Harold Henderson 2-7, Mike Sweeney 2-(-4), Jason Campbell
-(-7), Peter Honig 8- (-38).
TC- Sherman Francis 13-78, Matt Gjerulff 5-32, Steve Cella 4-21, Marc
Maccarini 3-16, Mike Ladd 7-14, Gregg Wysocki 13-12, J.R. Faget 1-(-14),
Liam McNeilly 5-(-15).

PASSING- A- Peter Honig 11-24-2-287, Jason Campbell 0-4-0-0.
TC- Liam McNeilly 2-8-1-25, Gregg Wysocki 9-23-2-132.

RECEIVING- A- Derrell Wright 6-224, Steve Contreras 2-28, Matt Hall 2-20,
Bob DiSabato 1-15.
TC- J.R. Faget 5-90, Sean Furey 5-60, Marc Maccarini 1-7.

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