BANGOR, Maine – The Endicott football team posted a 41-16 conference victory over Husson University on Saturday evening at the Dr. John W. Winkin Sports Complex.
Leading 24-16 at the half, Endicott took control of the contest in the third with a 17-point effort highlighted by scores from Nick DiCairano (Trumbull, Conn.), Joe Kalosky (Plymouth, Conn.), and Shea McManaway (Lisbon, Conn.).
Nick DiCairano (Trumbull, Conn.) got the scoring started with a 41-yard field goal at the 12:45 mark to give the Gulls a 27-16 advantage. Senior quarterback Joe Kalosky (Plymouth, Conn.) followed with a two-yard TD dash to go up 34-16 (9:50) before he and McManaway connected for the dagger at 9:40 after Grayson Maddux (Park City, Utah) set up the score with a momentum-changing interception.
Meanwhile, the defense in the second half was virtually perfect as the Gulls pitched a shutout, forced the Eagles to turn the ball over twice on downs, notched one interception, and made Husson punt twice.
The Gulls also saw McManway haul in a 23-yard TD catch in the first (13:12, 7-0) and DiCairano convert a 46-yard field goal in the second (13:31, 10-10), while Anthony Bracamonte (Saco, Maine) and Anthony Whiteley (Pittsfield, Mass.) both found the end zone in the second quarter. Bracamonte had a 50-yard TD catch at 5:42 to make it 17-16 and Whiteley plunged home a one-yard score at 3:29 to cap the scoring in the opening stanza (24-16).
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
- With the win, Endicott and Husson are now tied 1-1 in the all-time series.
- The Gulls are undefeated on the road this season (2-0).
- Kalosky finished the game 12-for-22 passing for 199 yards and three touchdowns (one interception).
- DiCairano compiled 11 points on the day (5-for-5 XP, 2-for-2 FG, long 46, one-yard shy of tying career-high).
- Bracamonte and McManaway both ended with 69 yards receiving, respectively. Bracamonte hauled in four passes (17.3 average, long 50, one TD), while McManaway had five to for the game-high in catches (13.8 average, long 27, two TDs).
- Tim Russell (Stoneham, Mass.) and Allen Gibson (Seymour, Conn.) tied for the game-high in tackles with eight apiece.
- Mehdi Squalli (Rochester, N.Y.), Michael LeFebre (Methuen, Mass.), Kevin O'Brien (Braintree, Mass.), and Maddux all picked off one pass. That mark is tied for eighth all-time in a single-game.
- Jesse Simoni (East Greenbush, N.Y.) filled the stat sheet with four tackles (one solo), two pass breakups, and one block.
Endicott (6-1, 4-0 CCC Football) travels to conference rival Western New England on Saturday, November 2 at 1 PM. Husson (2-5, 2-2 CCC Football) visits Nichols next Saturday at 12 PM.
(Photo Credit - David Le '10)