All six of our featured alumni had wins this past weekend for their respective colleges, check out the links, videos and highlights to see how their teams got their wins and what’s ahead as the post-season nears.
Tyler Dougherty (TECH 2013) had a tackle and an assisted tackle in RPI’s 37-13 win over Springfield College.
James Gales (TECH 2013) saw playing time for the Princeton Tigers in their 22-17 win over Penn. The Tigers are now 5-3 overall and 4-1 in the Ivy League.
Down 24-17 with just 3:10 left in the fourth quarter, the Fordham Rams’ (with Kyvaune Brammer, TECH 2013 on the roster) marched down the field in Lewisburg, PA to tie the game at 24. Bucknell kicked a 44 yard field goal in the first overtime to give the Bison a 27-24 lead. Fordham received the ball back and senior quarterback Peter Maetzold threw a 10 yard touchdown for a 30-27 win. Maetzold is replacing All-American quarterback Mike Nebrich, who is out for the second consecutive game due to appendicitis. After a 1-10 season last year, the Fordham Rams have done a 180 this season, clinching at least a share of the Patriot League title with the win for the first time since 2007. The Rams now have a 9-1 record and 5-0 in the Patriot League.
Villanova (with Thomas Plonski, TECH 2013 on the roster) defeated Towson 42-14. The Wildcats are now 8-2 overall and 5-1 in the CAA.
The Ithaca Bombers (with Tristan Brown, TECH 2014 on the roster) defeated St. John Fisher 19-8 to clinch a share of the E8 Championship for the second consecutive season and they have an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Championships.
LIU Post (with Deon Mash, TECH 2014 on the roster) defeated Bentley 35-31, after trailing by 10 points in the 4th quarter. Two touchdown drives in the fourth quarter, including a 95-yard drive gave the Pioneers their seventh win of the season. Next week, the Pioneers head to the Northeast-10 Championship, as they face American International College. The Yellowjackets defeated the Pioneers earlier this season in a 27-24 game. If the Pioneers win, it would be their first title since 2006.
We’ll update you next week to let you know how these alumni fared as the end of the season nears.