Football Knocked Off 31-13 at Salve Regina in NEFC Action

Football Knocked Off 31-13 at Salve Regina in NEFC Action

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. - The Curry College Football Team held a 13-6 edge at halftime, but host Salve Regina scored 25 unanswered points in the second half, and defeated the Colonels, 31-13. Salve Regina and Curry entered the contest with the Seahawks owning a 14-8 advantage in the all-time series. The Seahawks now own a 15-8 advantage over the Colonels. Salve Regina has won 14 in a row at home over NEFC opponents dating back to 2011.

Salve Regina kicked off to begin the second-half trailing 13-6. After gaining a first down the Seahawks defense forced the Colonels to punt. On the kick the Seahawks applied heavy pressure forcing a bad punt that went for -17 net yards. The Seahawks took over deep in Curry territory and five plays l! at er James Dawson (Oradell, N.J.) scored to draw the Seahawks within one and alter the momentum of the game.

The Seahawks have now won seven games in a row at Gaudet Field, and 14 straight at home against NEFC opponents. Junior quarterback Brandan Basil (Northford, Conn.) was 12-27 for 154 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions.

Devin Williams (Gardner, Mass.) led all players with 12 tackles, 9 solo, and 1.5 tackles for loss.
The Colonels cycled through three different quarterbacks in the game. Mike O'Hearn (Billerica, Mass.) started, then was replaced by Spencer Tyler (Yarmouthport, Mass.) before being replaced himself by Alex Corvese (Cranston, R.I.). The Colonels out possessed the Seahawks 32:18 to 27:42. Anthony Nastasi (River Edge, N.J.) caught 11 passes for 72 yards, bringing his season total to 51 receptions. The Colonels held the Seahawks to 21 first downs and 371 total yards, both season lows for Salve Regina.

The Colonels committed 14 penalties giving the Seahawks 138 free yards, and 6 first downs, while the Seahawks only committed 7 penalties, yiedling 79 yards to the visitors.