Fordham Silence Penn on Homecoming

Despite rushing for 225 yards over the first two games of the year, there was one thing that Fordham junior running back hadn’t done too much of this season, find the end zone. That changed today as Edmonds scored all four Ram touchdowns, three on the ground and one through the air, to lead Fordham to a 31-17 win over Penn on Jack Coffey Field on Homecoming Weekend.

The four touchdowns brings Edmonds’ career total to 53 as he surpasses Kirwin Watson’s school record of 49, set from 2000-03. The three rushing scores gives Edmonds 47 for his career, one shy of Watson’s school record of 48. He finished with 152 rushing yards on 29 carries in the game.

The Rams were in control early in the game. They scored 14 points in the first quarter by two touchdowns from Edmonds. Their defense were instrumental in this game. They got their first interception of the game when Dawson picked off a Torgersen pass on the Fordham 49 and returned it to the Penn eleven.

Two plays later, Roberts came around the corner to knock the ball out of Torgersen’s hand on the Penn 36 which was scooped up by Brett Lambert and returned to the Penn 23. Six plays later Edmonds burst through the line from the one to put Fordham up 24-7 with 11:45 remaining in the half.

Penn did take advantage of the Fordham turnover, moving to the Fordham five where Jimmy Gammill booted a 23-yard field goal with 3:13 on the clock to make it a 24-10 game.

The Rams had one last chance to add to their lead before the half. A 21-yard Redd field goal attempt was blocked as time expired but the Quakers were whistled for being offside, giving the Rams one last untimed play from the Penn two. Fordham elected to go for the touchdown but Edmonds was stopped just short of the goal line.

Midway through the third, Penn scored to make it a seven-point game, 24-17, and the Quakers were driving for a game-tying score in the fourth quarter but the Fordham defense came up big on fourth and 15 from the Fordham 33.

Anderson competed 18 of 33 passes for 231 yards and one score with Longi hauling in four balls for 92 yards, Edmonds four for 49 and Jorge Solano four for 43 yards.

Red Flash Hangs On To Defeat Lions

Men’s Football St Joseph Red Flash beats the Columbia Lions 13-9 after a 72-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter that put the nail coffin on the game.

Saint Francis went up 13-3 when quarterback Zack Drayer found Kamron Lewis for a 72-yard touchdown pass. Lewis tipped the ball in the air, then caught it cleanly and proceeded to accelerate past the Columbia defense for the score.

Lions cut the deficit to 13-9 late in the fourth quarter when quarterback Skyler Mornhinweg found wide receiver Cameron Dunn for a 3-yard touchdown pass. That was as close as the Lions came as Saint Francis fielded the ensuing onside kick and closed out the game.

Red Flash running back Marcus Bagley had an impressive 220-yard rushing performance. Their running game absolutely tortured the Lions defense all day long. The running game and turnovers is what cost the Lions the game of their season opener. Lions had a great 26-yard run by running back Chris Schroer putting them in a great possession to the goal line. The following play, they fumble the ball as the Red Flash recovered the ball.

For Saint Francis, Bagley finished with 220 yards rushing on 33 carries, 146 of which came in the first half. Drayer completed 11 of 23 passes for 124 yards and a 72-yard touchdown. Leaeno led the Red Flash with 10 tackles. For Columbia, Mornhinweg completed 15 of 32 passes for 112 yards

Men’s Soccer NYU Defeats College of Mount St Vincent

The New York University men’s soccer team defeated The College of Mount Saint Vincent by a score of 3-0.

Both teams came into Marillac Field with the same record on Wednesday. Dolphins were rolling on a winning streak and this was their third home game in five days. NYU decided to crash the party and that’s what they did. It was a scoreless game in the first half until NYUs sophomore David Victor opened the score with a goal. The Dolphins had a few possessions where they could’ve gotten back in the game but NYU’s defense pressured them forcing the Dolphins to take just six shots on goal in the first half. Jose Mendoza, Andrew Gomez, Pablo Tellez and Guy Horcasitas were the only players to take shots on goal for the Dolphins.

By the end of the half, NYU led 1-0. Goalkeeper Grant Engel made two key saves in the first half.

In the second half, NYU pulled away as the Dolphins had no answer for them. Junior player Nic Notaro double the lead for NYU with goals coming in the 68′ and 75′ putting the dagger on the game.

NYU improves to 3-2-1 record. Dolphins drop to 2-3-1.

Photo Credit to: Brandon Charlton

 

Miguel’s Friday Thoughts

It’s time for Miguel’s Friday Thoughts. I will break down on the season opener between the Panthers and Broncos, Yankees walk off win and getting closer in the playoff hunt.

NFL season is officially here. It all started with a Super Bowl 50 rematch between the Carolina Panthers and the defending Champs Denver Broncos. Denver’s defense showed up again and reminded the world that why they are the defending champions. Cam Newton was sacked three times. Broncos won 21-20 after kicker Graham Gano missed a 50-yard field goal with 4 seconds left. Von Miller picked up where he left off in the Super Bowl as he led the Broncos defense in pressuring Cam all night.

Newton went 18 of 33 for 194 yards, with one TD and one interception. Broncos new quarterback, Trevor Siemian finished 18 of 26 completions for 178 yards, one TD and two interceptions. Carolina may have lost the season opener but I still have them to make the Super Bowl again. It’s a long season with tough competition in the NFC but this team is too talented, have depth and youth.

Speaking of youth, the youthful Yankees are getting closer to not just the wild card but on the AL East as well. Rookie first baseman Tyler Austin hit a game winning homer in the bottom of the 9th to lift the bombers to a 5-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. They have won five straight games.

They are four games behind division leading, Boston Red Sox and two games behind Baltimore for the second wild card. The Yanks (74-65) haven’t been as few as four games from the divisional lead since April 27.

The Yankees’ rookies are performing sensational throughout this winning streak and it’s not only just the Gary Sanchez show. Tyler Austin recently is starting to come around and feel more confident at the plate. Gary Sanchez, Aaron Judge and Tyler Austin have hit big home runs when it mattered most, but it’s not just the offense that’s clicking. There have been solid pitching contributions from Luis Cessa, Chad Green and others.

Two months ago, you would think that the Yanks were done for the season. After releasing A-Rod and giving up some of their best players, then it’s turning out to be a blessing in disguise for the Yanks. As of right now, it doesn’t seem that the pressure or moment is overwhelming the baby bombers because of the pennant race.