Saturday, November 13, 1999 FABRIZIO LEADS TRINITY FOOTBALL TO WIN OVER WESLEYAN Hartford, CT - Freshman tailback Brian Fabrizio (Norwell, MA) gained 223 all-purpose yards and scored a pair of touchdowns to lead the Trinity College Bantams to a 26-12 win over the visiting Wesleyan University Cardinals in New England Small College Athletic Conference football action this afternoon. Trinity, which finishes season record at 5-3, recorded its 18th winning season in the past 19 years. Wesleyan also finishes at 5-3. Wesleyan scored first on the first play of the second quarter as senior quarterback Jake Fay completed a 10-yard touchdown pass to senior wide receiver Matt Perceval. Senior kicker Brian Walker missed the first of his two failed extra-point attempts on the day to make the score 6-0. Trinity freshman kicker Skip Sullivan (Milton, MA) had a field goal blocked with 9:20 remaining in the second quarter, but Trinity rallied to score nine points in the final 1:47 of the first half. Fabrizio scored on a seven yard run and Sullivan tied the Trinity record for longest field goal with a 48-yard boot that skipped over the cross bar to give the Bantams a 9-6 lead at intermission. In the third quarter, Trinity senior quarterback Gregg Wysocki (New Britain, CT) connected on touchdown passes of 35 yards to senior wide receiver Sean Furey (Winchester, MA) and 65 yards to Fabrizio to extend the Bantam lead to 23-6 with 8:53 left in the quarter. Fay threw a 37-yard touchdown pass to senior wide receiver George Thompson to cut the lead to 23-12 with 3:54 left in the third quarter, but Trinity held the Cardinals scoreless the rest of the way. Sullivan made 28-yard field goal in the fourth quarter to finish the Trinity scoring. Trinity gained 414 yards in the game while holding Wesleyan to 257 yards, including a net of (-11) yards rushing. Fabrizio gained 96 yards on 29 carries and caught eight passes for 127 yards. Wysocki completed 17 of 27 passes for 275 yards, while Furey caught three passes for 62 yards off the bench. Fay completed 21 of 51 passes for 268 yards, as Thompson had nine receptions for 142 yards and Perceval caught 10 passes for 98 yards for Wesleyan. Fay became the all-time touchdown pass leader in the NESCAC with 53, breaking Trinity alum Joe Shield '85's record of 52. Trinity sophomore safety Steve Cella (Peabody, MA) picked off two passes and broke up four others, tying and breaking the Trinity record for interceptions in a season with nine. Senior linebacker Brian LaHaie (Silver Spring, MD) led the Bantams with seven tackles, two for losses, and one sack. Senior linebacker Terry Sears had 10 tackles for Wesleyan. Wesleyan (5-3) 0 6 6 0 -- 12 Trinity College (5-3) 0 9 14 3 -- 26 SCORING 2. 14:56 W- Matt Perceval 10 pass from Jake Fay (Brian Walker kcik failed) W6-0 2. 1:47 TC- Brian Fabrizio seven run (Skip Sullivan kick blocked) 6-6 2. :10 TC- Sullivan 48 field goal TC9-6 3. 13:09 TC- Sean Furey 35 pass from Gregg Wysocki (Sullivan kick) TC16-6 3. 8:53 TC- Fabrizio 65 pass from Wysocki (Sullivan kick) TC23-6 3. 3:54 W- George Thompson 37 pass from Fay (Walker kick failed) TC23-12 4. 10:06 TC- Sullivan 28 field goal TC26-12 TEAM STATS Wesleyan Trinity First Downs 16 17 Rushes-yards 27-(-11) 43-139 Passing yards 268 275 Return yards 89 229 Punts-yards 7-280 5-160 Fumbles-lost 1-1 2-2 Penalties-yards 5-30 8-67 RUSHING W- Ronald Jacobs 9-23, Larry Woolard 6-9, Matt Perceval 1-4, George Thompson 1-(-5), Jake Fay 10- (-42). TC- Brian Fabrizio 29-96, David Mogan 6-29, Steve Cella 1-17, Julian Gratry 1-5, Matt Gjerulff 1-1, Gregg Wysocki 5-(-9). PASSING W- Jake Fay 21-51-2-268. TC- Gregg Wysocki 17-27-1-275, Brian Fabrizio 0-1-0-0. RECEIVING W- George Thompson 9-142, Matt Perceval 10-98, Luke Kephart 1-18, Larry Woolard 1-10. TC- Brian Fabrizio 8-127, Sean Furey 3-62, Zachary Costa 3-48, Kevin Waters 2-29, Steve Cella 1-9.
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