Saturday, October 9, 1999 WYSOCKI AND USHER LEAD TRINITY TO COMEBACK WIN OVER HAMILTON Hartford, CT - Senior quarterback Gregg Wysocki (New Britain, CT) connected on two second half touchdown passes to freshman tight end Lewis Usher (Newport, RI), as the Trinity College Bantams posted a 31-17 comeback victory over the visiting Hamilton College Continentals in New England Small College Athletic Conference football action this afternoon. Trinity, who improves their season record to 2-1, scored 21 points in the final 5:11 to rally back from a 17-10 Continental lead. Hamilton drops to 0-3. Wysocki completed a 28-yard touchdown pass to Usher on third and two with 5:11 remaining in the game, and found Usher streaking down the left sideline for a 56-yard score with 2:39 left in the game. Usher, a freshman reserve, made amends for a lost fumble on a six-yard during an earlier fourth quarter drive into Hamilton territory. Senior linebacker Jeff Iudice (Melrose, MA) intercepted a pass from Hamilton senior captain quarterback Robbie Peters 18 seconds later, and returned it 27 yards for the third Bantam touchdown in three minutes to give Trinity a 31-17 lead. Hamilton got on the board first on a 20-yard touchdown pass from Peters to sophomore running back Chris McCarthy with 5:27 remaining in the first quarter. Trinity responded with a scoring drive of their own, resulting in a 21-yard field goal by freshman kicker Skip Sullivan (Milton, MA) in the final seconds of the first quarter. In the second period, Hamilton kicker Greg Bemis booted a 38-yard field goal and the Continentals held a 10-7 lead at the half. Trinity tied the score in the third quarter, when Wysocki completed his first of three touchdown passes, to senior wide receiver Sean Furey (Winchester, MA) with 10:16 remaining. The Bantams were stymied on two consecutive chances to take the lead in the second half. Sullivan missed a 38-yard field goal with 4:55 left in the third period, and had a 26-yard attempt blocked early in the fourth. Trinity had marched to the Hamilton six-yard line, but were pushed back on two tackles for losses and a penalty on the drive. Hamilton took a 17-10 lead early in the fourth quarter on a 66-yard pass from Peters to sophomore wide receiver Charles Martin, and kept the lead for 7:33 until Wysocki and Usher began their heroics. Trinity finished with 495 yards in total offense with 340 coming in the second half. Wysocki completed 22 of 29 passes for 295 yards, no interceptions and three touchdowns, after throwing for just 73 yards in the first half. Peters also had a productive day, completing 23 of 40 passes for 247 yards and two scores but was picked off twice. Usher caught seven passed for 137 yards for the day, while Martin and fellow sophomore receiver Jay Morrel combined for 12 catches for 163 yards. Freshman running back Brian Fabrizio (Norwell, MA) made his first career start and rushed for a career-high 139 yards on 26 carries. Defensively, Iudice and senior co-captain Sean Joyce (Quincy, MA) totaled nine tackles apiece, while sophomore safety Steve Cella (Peabody, MA) made seven tackles and picked off his fourth pass in three games. Junior defensive end Ron Thomas paced the Continentals with 10 tackles, three for losses, and one sack. Hamilton (0-3) 7 3 0 7 -- 17 Trinity College (2-1) 3 0 7 21 -- 31 SCORING 1. 5:27 H- Chris McCarthy 20 pass from Robbie Peters (Greg Bemis kick) H7-0 1. :02 TC- Skip Sullivan 22 FG H7-3 2. 10:09 H- Bemis 38 FG H10-3 3. 10:16 TC- Sean Furey two pass from Gregg Wysocki (Andy Reimer kick) 10-10 4. 12:44 H- Charles Martin 66 pass from Peters (Bemis kick) H17-10 4. 5:11 TC- Lewis Usher 28 pass from Wysocki (Reimer kick) 17-17 4. 2:39 TC- Usher 55 pass from Wysocki (Reimer kick) TC24-17 4. 2:21 TC- Jeff Iudice 27 interception return (Reimer kick) TC31-17 TEAM STATS Hamilton Trinity First Downs 12 22 Rushes-yards 24-62 41-150 Passing yards 295 247 Return yards 115 207 Punts-yards 7-265 2-85 Fumbles-lost 0-0 6-3 Penalties-yards 8-54 7-40 RUSHING H- Charles Martin 6-33, Chris McCarthy 11-30, Chris Weeden 2-4, Robbie Peters 4-(-2), Jay Morrel 1-(-3). TC- Brian Fabrizio 26-139, Julian Gratry 4-16, Matt Gjerulff 1-7, David Mogan 2-5, Gregg Wysocki 8-(-17). PASSING H- Robbie Peters 23-40-2-247. TC- Gregg Wysocki 22-29-3-295. RECEIVING H- Charles Martin 4-83, Jay Morrel 8-80, Chris McCarthy 6-59, Frank Vinci 2-11, Chris Wollard 1-7, Chris Weeden 1-4, Tim Berbenich 1-3. TC- Lewis Usher 7-137, Mike Ladd 4-71, David Mogan 2-39, Sean Furey 3-18, Kevin Waters 2-12, Mike Healey 1-9, Steve Cella 1-8, Brian Fabrizio 2-1.
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