Colonels top Seahawks in regular season finale

Colonels top Seahawks in regular season finale

Curry 37, Salve Regina 20
Toppa Field - Newport, R.I.
Saturday, November 11, 2017

Led by senior quarterback Alex Corvese's five touchdown passes the Curry College football team defeated Salve Regina University 37-20 in a Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) matchup at Toppa Field.

Series and Streaks
Salve Regina leads the all-time series 16-9 however the Colonels snap a seven game losing streak to the Seahawks.

Three Stars of the Game

  1. Curry senior Alex Corvese (Cranston, R.I.) completed 25 of 33 passes to six different receivers for 347 yards with five touchdowns and one interception.
  2. Curry sophomore Nick Villanueva (Hanson, Mass.) caught six passes for 90 yards and three touchdowns.
  3. Salve Regina senior Connor Sullivan (Lowell, Mass.) caught eight passes for 154 yards and two touchdowns.

Scoring Plays

Team | Qtr | Time | Scoring play | Conversion | Plays-Yards TOP
SRU | 1st | 12:35 | Connor Sullivan 68 yd pass from Danny McDermott | Andrew Verre kick | 3-74 0:48
CC | 1st | 01:01 | M. DelGais 70 yd pass from A. Corvese | M. Mrozek kick | 3-75 1:05
CC | 2nd | 05:26 | M. Mrozek 24 yd field goal 9-59 2:59
SRU | 2nd | 01:40 | Ronnie Martin 2 yd run | Andrew Verre kick | 8-58 3:36
CC | 2nd | 00:13 | P. Lebel 16 yd pass from A. Corvese | M. Mrozek kick | 8-61 1:15
CC | 3rd | 10:54 | N. Villanueva 9 yd pass from A. Corvese | M. Mrozek kick | 7-71 2:44
CC | 3rd | 01:32 | N. Villanueva 18 yd pass from A. Corvese | M. Mrozek kick failed | 7-85 3:32
SRU | 4th | 12:54 | Connor Sullivan 12 yd pass from Danny McDermott | Danny McDermott pass failed | 9-70 3:31
CC | 4th | 03:39 | N. Villanueva 31 yd pass from A. Corvese | M. Mrozek kick | 9-83 5:04

Key Stat of the Game
The Colonels generated 540 yards of offense and had the ball for nearly nine minutes more than the Seahawks.

Turning Point
The Colonels scored three unanswered touchdowns spanning halftime to take a 30-14 lead with 1:32 left in the third quarter. The Seahawks quickly drove 70 yards in nine plays, capped by a Danny McDermott (Franklin, Mass.) touchdown pass to Connor Sullivan to draw the Seahawks within 10 points, 30-20 with 12:54 remaining in the fourth quarter. After both teams had short drives stall, the Colonels got the ball back with 8:32 left, still holding a 10 point lead. A nine-play 83-yard drive led to a 31-yard touchdown from Corvese to Villanueva on fourth and one to make it a three possession game, 37-20 with only 3:39 remaining. The Seahawks final drive moved 56 yards in 11 plays, but McDermott was picked off in the endzone by Cameron Sass (Bridgewater, Mass.) to seal the victory for Curry. 

Quick Hits

  • McDermott finished the day completing 23 of 43 passes for 289 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.
  • Jake Gelb (Charlton, Mass.) rushed 11 times for 32 yards while sophomore Ronnie Martin (Foxboro, Mass.) gained 37 yards on eight carries and score a touchdown.
  • Sean Amaru (Westwood, Mass.) gained 128 yards on 15 carries (a 8.5 yards per rush average) to lead the Colonels rushing attack.
  • Mike DelGais (East Rockaway, N.Y.) led the Colonels in receptions, hauling in seven passes for 135 yards and one touchdown.
  • The Seahawks were limited to 360 yards of offense and just 71 yards rushing while the Colonels gained 193 yards on the ground and 347 through the air.
  • Nathan Gonzalez (Durham, Conn.) notched 11 tackles while Connor Russo (Franklin Lakes, N.J.) totaled 10 tackles and picked off Alex Corvese on the games opening drive to lead the Seahawks defense.
  • Cameron Sass made eight solo tackles in the game to pace the Curry defense.

Senior Moment
Nico AronsonRobert AskewIan BomelyJohn BurkeChris CollinsJames DawsonDamian Dell'AnnoCJ DipollinoJake GelbDavid GelorminiNathan GonzalezFrancisco HardackerAndrew HarmonDillon KuehneMichael MatarredonaDanny McDermottJoe McDonaldElias McDonnellJared Ombati, Mick Pernell, Connor Russo, Anthony Scholz, Tommy SeaverConnor SullivanTom Wagner, and Andrew Wisialko all represent the Seahawks Class of 2018 and were joined by family and friends on the field pre-game for special ceremony to honor their time at Salve Regina.

Next Up?
Salve Regina (6-3, 3-2 CCC) end of regular season.
Curry (8-2, 4-1 CCC) end of regular season.