LEICESTER, Mass. --- The Becker College football team lost 45-13 to visiting Endicott College on Saturday afternoon at Alumni Field on the Becker campus in Leicester.
October 20, 2018
Alumni Field, Leicester
Score: Endicott 45, Becker 13
Records: Endicott (6-2, 4-0 CCC Football) | Becker (0-7, 0-3 CCC Football)
AT A GLANCE
• Endicott junior quarterback Joe Kalosky (Plymouth, Conn. / Lawrenceville School) threw for 268 yards and four touchdowns while running for a fifth.
• Endicott junior running back Hakim Fleming (Bridgeport, Conn. / Notre Dame) rushed for 81 yards and a score for the Gulls on 17 attempts, while fellow junior running back Greg Ruff (Saco, Maine / Thornton Academy) rushed for 45 yards on seven attempts.
• Becker sophomore Alpha Barry (Staten Island, N.Y. / Curtis) threw for 103 yards on the day.
• Becker sophomore running back David Collins (Staten Island, N.Y. / Curtis) rushed for 100 yards and a score on 19 attempts, arguably the best performance by a Hawk running back on the season.
• Becker sophomore running back Emeka Carranza (White Plains, N.Y. / Walter Panas) ran for 34 yards on 15 carries.
• Becker freshman defensive back Materrence Holloway (Tampa, Fla. / Hillsborough) tallied an interception with two pass breakups on the day for the Hawks.
• After Becker went three-and-out on the opening drive of the game, the Endicott offense took over at their own 29. The Hawk defense appeared to be in-synch, forcing incompletions on the Gulls' first two plays, including a near-interception on a pass breakup by senior linebacker Joseph Linnehan (Dedham, Mass. / Dedham) on second-and-ten. But on third down, Kalosky found a wide-open senior wide receiver Christian Cole (Goshen, N.Y. / Goshen Central) who exploded for a 71 yard touchdown reception as Endicott went ahead 7-0.
• On the ensuing drive, Becker faced a third-and-eight when Barry was intercepted by Endicott junior defensive back Jesse Simoni (East Greenbush, N.Y. / Columbia) who returned it all the way to the Becker 19, giving the Gulls a short field.
• The Hawk defense came to play on the ensuing drive, stuffing the Endicott running game with Becker sophomore defensive back Khalief Gamble (Gainesville, Fla. / Gainesville) breaking up the pass on third down and forcing the Gulls to settle for a 29 yard field goal from Endicott junior kicker Nick DiCairano (Trumbull, Conn. / St. Joseph) as the visitors took a 10-0 lead.
• After Becker went three-and-out on their next possession, the Hawk defense once again showed its mettle, allowing just one first down to the Gulls as the visitors punted for the first time in the day.
• Becker was forced to punt on their next drive with Endicott senior defensive lineman Connor Schinderman (Chappaqua, N.Y. / Horace Greeley) coming up with a hurry on third down to force an incompletion by Barry.
• On the Gulls' next drive, Ruff burst through for a 20 yard rush on second down to get Endicott near midfield, but the Hawk defense once again held, with Holloway breaking up the pass on third down. Becker took over at their own 19 after the punt.
• On the final drive of the first quarter, Barry engineered a 12 play drive that ate up 5:40 of clock, marching the Hawks into Endicott's red zone for the first time of the day. With first down from the Gulls' 13, the Hawks handed off to Carranza on three straight plays, but were unable to break through. Becker sophomore kicker Mac Kimball (Bow, N.H. / Bow) kicked the 30 yard field goal and the Hawks got on the board with the score 10-3 with 12:53 left in the first half.
• Endicott showed off its offensive prowess on their first drive of the second quarter, demonstrating why they lead the conference in total offense. Combined with a critical offside penalty called against Becker on fourth-and-one, Kalosky was setup for a 27 yard touchdown pass to junior wide receiver Justin McEwen (Meriden, Conn. / Maloney) as the Gulls went ahead 17-3.
• Another Becker punt after a three-and-out gave Endicott the ball near midfield to start their next drive, and they needed just three plays to capitalize. Kalosky kept it himself on the option as he burst through the Hawk defense for a 41 yard rushing touchdown, his second of the year. Endicott took a commanding 24-3 lead.
• After another Becker punt, the Hawks got a huge break when Kalosky was picked off on third down by Holloway to give Becker the ball back at the Gulls' 29.
• Trailing by three touchdowns and looking at a fourth-and-16 after a sack by Endicott junior defensive lineman James Lewis (New Fairfield, Conn. / New Fairfield) on third down, Becker elected to go for it. The Gulls made them pay for the choice, as Schinderman dropped Barry to give Endicott the ball back at their own 36.
• After the two teams traded punts on their next three combined drives, Becker was poised to get that ball back via punt with just under a minute to go. But Becker freshman punt returner Elijah Hill (Tampa, Fla. / Hillsborough) fumbled the return and the Gulls took over at their own 30 with 55 seconds to go.
• Facing third down with seconds to go, Kalosky found sophomore tight end Riley Shanley (Simsbury, Conn. / Simsbury) for a 24 yard completion to the Becker 19. But the officials ruled the clock had expired, and the teams went into halftime with Endicott still leading 24-3.
• Endicott opened the second half the same way they opened the game, with Kalosky finding Cole behind the Becker defense as the senior broke free for a 29 yard touchdown to put the Gulls ahead 31-3.
• Becker was forced to punt to open the second half, and it took Kalosky just five plays to find freshman wide receiver Shea McManaway (Lisbon, Conn. / Norwich Free Academy) for a 21 yard touchdown pass, as Endicott went up 38-3.
• Despite picking up two first downs on their next drive, Becker was once again forced to punt it away. This time, however, the Hawk defense held with Linnehan tackling junior wide receiver Zach DeNike (Old Tappan, N.J. / North Valley Old Tappan) short of the first down marker on third down. In Becker's first sign of life of the second half, junior linebacker Christian Perkins (Melrose, Mass. / Melrose) blocked the punt attempt as the Hawks took over at the Endicott six yard line.
• Three plays later, Becker finally found the end zone when Collins took the handoff and punched it through from the five to cut the lead to 38-10. That would be the final complete drive of the quarter.
• A galvanized Hawk defense allowed the Gulls just two yards to open the fourth quarter, forcing Enicott to punt after Linnehan forced a hurried throw on third down.
• Sparked by the defensive display, Becker's offense seemed poised to take advantage when Barry completed a pass to junior wide receiver Edwin Velasquez (Jupiter, Fla. / Jensen Beach) for a 51 yard reception to the Endicott five. But the Gulls stuffed three straight rushing attempts by the Hawks, forcing Becker to settle for another field goal from Kimball. That would cut the score to 38-13.
• Endicott did not let up. Taking advantage of a Becker penalty on the kickoff to give them a short field, the Gulls went 35 yards in just four plays to score as Fleming punched it in from the one to run the score up to 45-13 Endicott.
• That would hold up as the final score of the game.
Becker will be back on the field next Saturday when they travel to Curry College for a 1:00 p.m. game. Endicott is off until Saturday, November 3rd when they'll host Western New England in a 12:00 p.m. contest.
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