Middlebury Falls To Williams

October 15, 2005

10/15/05 - Brendan Fulmer caught a touchdown pass, threw a touchdown pass and booted a pair of field goals to lead Williams to a 39-18 win over Middlebury on Youngman Field at Alumni Stadium. The Ephs move to 2-2 on the season, while the Panthers fall to 0-4.

Williams jumped on the board first as Cory Catelli scored with a four-yard rush at the 7:45 mark of the first quarter. Neiman Groce blocked the extra point, leaving the Ephs with a 6-0 lead. Steve Hauschka capped off a 60-yard drive with a 38-yard field goal on Middlebury's next possession to cut the lead in half.

Williams answered on its next drive as Fulmer booted a 29-yarder to make it a 9-3 game. Following a Middlebury interception, Fulmer threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Jim O'Leary on a reverse play to make it a 16-3 game late in the first quarter.

The lead continued to grow in the second quarter as Fulmer hauled down a 36-yard scoring strike from Pat Lucey at the 9:26 mark. Lucey found Jeff Egizi from 14 yards out at the 4:03 mark, before Fulmer converted a 29-yard attempt with 24 seconds left, to give Williams a 33-3 halftime lead.

The Panthers cut into the lead early in the third quarter as Alex Buggy recovered a fumble at the Williams 17-yard line. Four plays later, Tiger Lyon found Derek Polsinello for an 11-yard touchdown to cut the lead to 33-10. Lightning was sighted following the score, delaying the game for 30 minutes.

Following the break, Williams marched 81 yards on 14 plays, eating up 7:00 as Catelli scored from two yards out. Middlebury answered with an 80-yard drive as Dom DiDomenico scored with a four-yard rush up the middle. That would be the game's final score as a sloppy fourth quarter on a rain-soaked field left Williams with a 39-18 win.

Lyon went 13 of 29 for 132 yards with a touchdown and four interceptions for the Panthers, while rushing for 41 yards. Ryan Armstrong caught three passes for 38 yards on the afternoon, while Rutland, Vermont native Steve Shortle went 5-9 for 26 yards with a pair of INT's in his collegiate debut. Coleman Hutlzer made 10 tackles and recovered a fumble for the Middlebury defense.

Lucey went 14 of 17 for 186 yards with a pair of touchdowns, while Sean Gleeson was four of 10 for 70 yards with an interception for Williams. Elijah Weeks led all rushers with 81 yards on 11 carries, while Jonathan Drenckhahn caught five balls for 63 yards. Jon Pritchard had 11 tackles to lead the Williams defense.