Greyhounds fall short, now 0-2.Byline: Jay Gearan
WORCESTER - The Assumption College football team kept knocking on victory's door last night.
Visiting Stonehill, however, refused to let the Greyhounds in, as the Skyhawks held on for a 20-14 victory.
Trailing, 20-7, after three quarters, Assumption scored early in the fourth on a 35-yard TD pass from quarterback Taylor Humphrey to Brian Carey Brian Patrick Carey (born 31 May 1968 in Cork, Ireland) is the manager of League Two football side Wrexham. Playing career
Carey signed for Manchester United in 1989, but four years later had still not made a first-team appearance despite being 25 years old. , cutting the Skyhawks lead to six points.
Twice in the final 10 minutes, Assumption drove deep into Stonehill territory, only to come away without a score.
"A lot of missed opportunities in the red zone," Assumption coach Corey Bailey said as the Hounds dropped to 0-2 on the season. "You've got to convert when you're in the red zone."
"Our kids just came out, pressured and executed," Stonehill coach Rob Talley said. "This is a great opener for us. Assumption is a veteran squad and a very good football team. They didn't lose their composure com·po·sure
A calm or tranquil state of mind; self-possession.
the state of being calm or unworried
Noun . My hat's off to them, and it's great to beat a squad like that."
Assumption's Josh JOSH Joshua
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2. Players whose usual positions are in the midfield.
mid . Strong rushes by Jay Youngblood and Herb Woodard, plus a pass over the middle from Humphrey to Joey Joey
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With 4:10 left, the Greyhounds were back on the move as Humphrey (18 of 35, 185 yards) connected on successive passes to David Canney (10 receptions, 105 yards) and a 15-yard draw play rush by Youngblood to the 14.
Three plays later, again De'Bye was the hero, intercepting a fourth-down pass at the 10-yard line, ending the Greyhounds' chances.
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v. a 10-0 lead at the half on an 11-yard TD run by Eddie Vachon with 5:56 left in the first half. On the final play of the half, the Skyhawks' Sean Donahue kicked a 37-yard field goal.
In the third quarter, Stonehill scored two plays after the kickoff when Dave Pringle caught a pass from Cruz Parsons Parsons, city (1990 pop. 11,924), Labette co., SE Kans.; inc. 1871. It is a shipping point for dairy products, grain, and livestock. Manufactures include ammunition, wire and paper products, plastics, and appliances. for a 44-yard TD play.
Assumption cut the Stonehill lead to 17-7 at 5:26 when Youngblood's 2-yard TD run capped a five-play, 28-yard drive.
Donahue booted boot·ed
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shod, shodden, shoed - wearing footgear a 29-yard field goal with 52 seconds left in the third quarter, setting up the dramatic fourth quarter.
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