Sports update, football at Middlebury, 10/30/99


Saturday, October 30, 1999

MIDDLEBURY HOLDS OFF TRINITY ON THE GRIDIRON

Middlebury, VT - Junior wide receiver Devon O'Neil caught seven passes for
84 yards and one touchdown to lead the Middlebury College Panthers to a
14-10 win over the visiting Trinity College Bantams in New England Small
College Athletic Conference football action this afternoon.  The game was
televised live on the New England Sports Network (NESN) as the ECAC game of
the Week.
	Trinity, which ends a three-game winning streak, falls to 4-2.
Middlebury improves to 4-2 with its second straight victory.
	 Middlebury opened the scoring with 6:40 remaining in the first
quarter when junior tailback Brian Sanchez scored on a five-yard touchdown
run.  The Panthers increased their lead to 14-0 midway through the second
quarter on a 13-yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback John Wenner to
O'Neil.  
	Trinity had a touchdown called back with 1:14 left in the first
quarter.  Senior quarterback Gregg Wysocki (New Britain, CT) connected with
freshman tailback Brian Fabrizio (Norwell, MA) on a five-yard score, but
Trinity was called for illegal motion.  On the next play, Trinity dropped a
pass in the end zone and missed a 27-yard field goal attempt on fourth down,
coming away empty.
	Trinity got on the scoreboard on the final play of the first half on
career-high 39-yard field goal by freshman kicker Skip Sullivan (Milton, MA)
to make the score 14-3.  Wysocki fired a 54-yard touchdown pass to sophomore
safety/wide receiver Steven Cella (Peabody, MA) early in the third quarter
to cut the Middlebury lead to 14-10, but neither team would score from that
point on.
	Trinity had scoring opportunties thwarted in the second half as
well.  Senior defensive end Nate Barad (Norfolk, MA) forced a fumble and
senior linebacker Brian LaHaie (Silver Spring, MD) recovered it for the
Bantams with 8:28 left in the third quarter.  Trinity lined up for a 36-yard
field goal but a bad snap prevented the kick from getting off.  Junior
cornerback Charles Botts (Boston, MA) forced and recovered a Middlebury
fumble on a punt with 7:11 left in the game, but was called for a
controversial penalty to negate the play.  Later in the fourth quarter,
Trinity got deep into Middlebury territory, but a second questionable
penalty pushed Trinity.  The Bantams advanced back into within striking
distance in the closing seconds on two passes from Wysocki to senior wide
receiver Michael Amaral (Hingham, MA), but were unable to stop the clock and
run a final play.
	Fabrizio finished the day with a career-high 157 yards on 27
carries.  Wysocki completed 20 out of 39 passes for 228 yards and one
touchdown.  10 different Banatms caught Wysocki passes, including four by
freshman tight end Lewis Usher (Newport, RI).  Wenner completed 19 out of 30
passes for 169 yards and one touchdown, while Sanchez gained 76 yards on 25
carries.  
	LaHaie notched 11 tackles and senior linebacker Jeff Iudice
(Melrose, MA) had 10 tackles, with two for losses, for the Bantams
defensively.  Andy Steele paced the Panther defense with 12 tackles. 

	Middlebury (4-2)		7	7	0	0	--
14
	Trinity College (4-2)		0	3	7	0	--
10


SCORING
1.	6:40	MC- Bryan Sanchez 5 yd run (Nels Hegstad kick)
MC 7-0
2.	7:44	MC- Devon O'Neil 13 yd pass from John Wenner (Hegstad kick)
MC14-0
2.	0:00	TC- Skip Sullivan 39 yd field goal
MC 14-3
3.	10:35	TC- Steve Cella 54 yd pass from Gregg Wysocki (Sullivan
kick)	MC  14-10

TEAM STATS
						Middlebury
Trinity
First Downs					16
19
Rushes-yards					41-118
35-159
Passing yards				176				228

Return yards					49
95					
Punts-yards					8-297
5-151
Fumbles-lost					2-1
1-0
Penalties-yards				4-27				9-51


RUSHING
MC - Bryan Sanchez 25-76, Von Craig 7-27, Chris Davis 4-14, John Wenner 5-1.
TC- Brian Fabrizio 27-157, Matt Gjerulff 1-6, David Mogan 1-(-1), Gregg
Wysocki 6-(-3).
				
PASSING
MC - John Wenner 30-19-0-169, Anthony LoSauro 1-1-0-7.
TC- Gregg Wysocki 39-20-1-228, Skip Sullivan 1-0-0-0.

RECEIVING
MC - Devon O'Neil 7-84, Anthony LoSauro 5-56, Bryan Sanchez 3-14, Zac
Campbell 2-7, John Wenner 1-7, Brendan Creedon 1-4, Von Craig 1-4.
TC- Kevin Waters 5-38, Lewis Usher 4-50, Mike Amaral 2-31, Mike Healey 2-18,
Brian Fabrizio 2-6, Steve Cella 1-54, David Morgan 1-9, Zachary Costa 1-8,
Ray Cattaneo 1-7, Matt Gjerulff 1-7.		
				







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