Tuesday, September 11, 2012

COLLEGE: McQuiston brothers help Kenyon snap losing skid

By Don Seeley

GAMBIER, Ohio — The McQuiston brothers ganged up on Earlham last weekend and, with some help from their teammates, knocked out Kenyon’s very long losing streak.
The Phoenixville graduates combined for six tackles and an interception last Saturday to help the Lords defeat visiting Earlham, 31-14, and erase the 24-game skid that dated back nearly three full seasons.
Sam McQuiston, a junior who unfortunately had seen more than two-thirds of those losses, had a third-quarter interception and tackle. Younger brother Alec McQuiston, a freshman who just a year ago guided Phoenixville to the District 1-Class AAA final, contributed five tackles.
Kenyon led 14-0 at the half and 31-0 early into the fourth quarter before surrendering two scores in the waning moments.
It was the first win for the Lords (1-1) since Oct. 17, 2009, when they defeated Oberlin College. They will line up in hopes of a second straight win this Saturday afternoon when they host Hiram College in another Northern Collegiate Athletic Conference game.
Hobart, 18th in the Division III rankings, got playing time from defensive end Kees Nordin (Hill School) in a 28-7 rout of Liberty League rival Geneva that improved the Statesmen’s record to 2-0.
In the Centennial Conference, Ursinus (1-1) got big games from Matt Glowacki (Spring-Ford) and Steve Ambs (Pottsgrove) in a 48-7 loss to visiting Gettysburg. Glowacki had nine tackles, returned a punt 14 yards, and brought back three kickoffs for another 53 yards, while Ambs – a freshman – had 10 tackles and forced a fumble. Jeff Endy (Pottstown) also contributed a tackle, while Wilmer Barndt (Boyertown) started at right guard on offense.

Moravian (1-1) got playing time from David Siepietowski (Boyertown), Nick Hastings (Owen J. Roberts) and Jacob McKee (Boyertown) in a 21-7 win over McDaniel.
Franklin & Marshall (1-1) got a tackle from Tyler Pollick (St. Pius X) in a 21-0 setback to Muhlenberg.
Johns Hopkins (2-0) remained unbeaten as Jon Monteiro (Daniel Boone) saw time in a 34-7 romp over Susquehanna.
In the Middle Atlantic Conference, Lebanon Valley (2-0) got five carries for 23 yards and a touchdown from Kenny King (Hill School), a tackle from Aaron Cummins (Spring-Ford) and solid special teams play from Kelly Saylor (Daniel Boone) in coasting past Misericordia, 47-7.
Albright, with assistant coach Randy Yerger (Boyertown) on the sidelines, improved to 2-0 with a 29-22 overtime decision of Stevenson.
Delaware Valley (0-2), which was No. 22, will likely drop out of the Top 25 rankings after falling to Lycoming, 24-14. The Aggies got pplaying time from freshman Rashaad Lighty (Pottstown).
In the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference, Shippensburg — thanks to monster games by quarterback Zach Zulli (Perkiomen Valley and linebackers Cody and Chase Fleming— improved to 2-0 with a 55-35 blitz of Slippery Rock. Zulli completed 22 of 41 attempts for 348 yards and four touchdowns, ran for another 25 yards, and even caught one pass for a four-yard touchdown. Preseason All-American Cody Fleming, a senior, broke up a pass, had a sack and seven tackles overall, while younger brother Chase Fleming was in on six tackles. Saeed Khateeb (Daniel Boone) also had four tackles andTrevor Mack (Hill School) adding one for the Red Raiders, who are now 2-0 for the first time in eight years.
Bloomsburg (2-0) got a tackle from Cole Parkinson (St. Pius X) in a 30-14 romp over Edinboro.
East Stroudsburg (1-0) got a tackle from Jon Neiman (Boyertown) in a season-opening 39-0 shutout of Lock Haven.
Kutztown (1-1), ranked 15th, erased a 27-0 deficit and actually led 38-27 before giving up three four-quarter scores and falling to California (Pa.), 48-45. Preseason All-American Nick Maloney (Pottstown) started at left guard for the Bears, who managed just 17 yards rushing. Dalton Fleming (Upper Perkiomen) saw time on defense.
Millersville (1-1), with Kevin Bohl (Phoenixville) and Chase Godfrey (Millersville) starting at left and right guard, respectively, fell to Mercyhurst, 45-7. Nate Greene (Daniel Boone) and Dan Miller (Owen J. Roberts) had three and two tackles, while Jeff Poku-Adjei (Upper Perkiomen) saw time for the Marauders.
In the Northeast 10 Conference, Bentley (2-0) got three tackles from Andrew Sklar (Perkiomen School) in a 27-16 win over rival West Virginia Wesleyan.
Wagner (0-2) had Steve Ciocci (Spring-Ford) starting at right tackle, but the Seahawks managed just 224 yards of offense in a 13-10 setback to Georgetown.
Bucknell opened its season with a 19-17 win over Marist, with assistant coach Ross Pennypacker (Spring-Ford) watching starting strong safety LeeMarvel (Hill School) come up with four tackles. Marist (1-1) got one tackle from starting nose guard Chris Katerianakis (Hill School).
Lehigh’s Kyle Moore (Owen J. Roberts) saw time in the No. 14 Mountain Hawks’ 34-14 rout of Central Connecticut State.
Eastern Michigan’s Ryan Brumfield (Owen J. Roberts) carried four times for four yards in the Eagles’ second straight loss – 31-14 to Illinois State.
Vanderbilt (0-2) got two tackles from Rob Lohr (Phoenixville) in a 23-13 loss at Northwestern.
Princeton, with Bob Dougherty (Hill School) in the lineup, opens its 80th season of sprint football this Saturday against Mansfield. Andrew Donald (Hill School) and Penn will do the same against Chris Sitko (Hill School) and Cornell up in N.Y. … Zulli was named the PSAC’s Co-Offensive Player of the Week last week for the third time in two seasons as a starter at Shippensburg. … Senior defensive tackle Brad Megay (Owen J. Roberts) and veteran associate head coach Steve Verbit (Pottstown) will help Princeton open its season Saturday at No. 14 Lehigh. … Navy, with a week off after opening in Ireland, will have Maika Polamalu (Pottsgrove) and John Howell (Lansdale Catholic) in uniform at Penn State (0-2) this Saturday. … Terrell Chestnut (Pottsgrove) and West Virginia (1-0) come off a bye week with a weekend visit to James Madison.

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