Tuesday, October 5, 2010
HSC Tigers Win 5th Game of Season
H-SC took just two drives to strike first. On the seven play, 80-yard drive, junior quarterback Travis Lane (Mills Godwin) was 4-for-5 for 66 yards, including the 39-yard touchdown pass to junior Sean Cavanagh (Clover Hill).
Four plays later Catholic tied the game at 7-7 after Greg Cordivari hit Lawerence DeSimone for a five-yard touchdown...
The Tigers fumbled on the first play of the next drive, which set up Catholic for an 11-play, 70-yard drive that lasted for four and a half minutes. On fourth and 11, Cordivari and the Cardinals chose to go four seven rather than three, and it paid off with a 30-yard touchdown pass to Tanner Keefe to end the first quarter up 14-7.
The Tigers’ found pay dirt with their second drive of the second quarter. With the ball on the Catholic 33, it took just one play with Lane to hit Kyle Vance for the equalizer.
Hampden-Sydney’s defense forced a three-and-out, but Scotty Braswell picked off Lane in the end zone to give the Cardinals possession. Catholic began to steadily march down the field, take over six minutes on the drive. They reached the H-SC 12-yard line, but the Tigers would not allow another first down, forcing Catholic to settle for a 21-yard field goal to go up 17-14 heading into intermission.
The Tigers pounced first in the second half. After Chris Shembo danced his way 31 yards to the Catholic 2-yard line, King capped off the 53-yard drive with the 2-yard scamper.
Just 11 plays later, however, Catholic struck right back with a 28 yard field goal to cut the Hampden-Sydney lead to 21-20.
The back-and-forth scoring continued, with H-SC scoring on the ensuing drive. After 14 plays, 61 yards and almost seven minutes, King again ran into the end zone, this time to go up 28-20 to end the third quarter.
After a Catholic three-and-out, Hampden-Sydney added a cushion to the lead with a four yard touchdown scamper from King with 10:17 left in the game.
The two possession lead was not safe, as Catholic - in front of its Homecoming crowd - quickly moved the ball 85 yards down the field for a Cordivari to Alonza Cooke six yard touchdown connection.
The comeback was too late, though, as Hampden-Sydney was able to control and move the ball for the final 5:44 of the game for the 35-27 win.
Offensively, Lane was 25-for-34 for 319 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. Vance and Cavanagh combined for 11 receptions, 207 yards and two touchdowns. Senior Andrew Bruckner (L.C. Bird) had a game-high nine receptions for 83 yards. King tallied 71 yards rushing and three touchdowns.
Catholic’s Pitensberger led all rushers with 185 yards on 35 carries. Cordivari was 24-for-32 with 234 yards and three touchdowns.
Defensively, Trevor Ikwild led all tacklers with 17, while Steven Fogleman (Hanover) tallied 10 stops. August Berling (Benedictine) and Kenny Fryman (Hanover) each had nine tackles.
Hampden-Sydney returns to action this Saturday, October 9 as it travels to Bridgewater College for a 1 p.m. kickoff.
Hampden-Sydney 7 7 14 7 – 35
Catholic………….. 14 3 3 7 – 27
RUSHING: H-SC: King 18 carries 73 yards; Shembo 3-36; Cavanagh 2-7; Craft 3-5; Lane 10-15. CU: Pitsenberger 35-186; Cortese 1-5; Zentz 1-1; Smith 4-6.
PASSING: H-SC: Lane 25 completions 34 attempts 2 interceptions. CU: Cordivari 24-32-0.
RECEIVING: H-SC: Bruckner 9 receptions 83 yards; Vance 7-103; Cavanagh 4-104; King 3-14; Goad 2-15. CU: DeSimone 7-37; Cooke 6-83; Keefe 3-38; Pitsenberger 3-23; Howard 2-43; Smith 2-5; McGarry 1-5.
Posted by Editor at 10:09 PM