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Gulls run past Statesmen

BEVERLY, Mass. –The Hobart College Football team was defeated by Endicott 27-24 in non-conference action at Hempsted Stadium this afternoon. The Statesmen wrap up the non-conference portion of their schedule with an overall record of 2-2. Hobart struggled to get its running game going, finishing the contest with just 19 yards on 15 carries. Endicott on the other hand ran the ball 46 times for 216 yards and two touchdowns. The Gulls (2-2) finished the game with a 409-313 edge in yards gained. For Hobart, Junior Ryan Hofmann was 29-50 for 294 yards and three touchdowns. He was intercepted twice. Junior Jake Catalioto was his top target bringing in eight catches for 71 yards and a touchdown. Junior Ray Conley had seven catches for a career-high 91 yards and a TD. Brian Haeffner was Hobart's top rusher, picking up 17 yards. First-year Bryan Aguilar had a game-high 10 tackles, including two tackles for loss. Endicott Quarterback Joe Kalosky was 16-25 for 193 yards and a touchdown. Shea McManaway was his top target bringing in seven catches for 120 yards. John Kenney had a game high 132 rushing yards on 25 carries. The Gulls jumped out to a 17-0 lead in the first half. Kenney capped a 7 play 68 yard drive with a 27-yard touchdown scamper on Endicott's first possession of the game to make it 7-0. Hobart was held to a three and out on its first possession of the game. Then, teams traded interceptions on the next two drives with junior Andrew Koonzpulling in a pick for the Statesmen. Endicott turned Hofmann's interception into points when Nick DiCairano kicked a 43-yard field goal to cap an eight play 41 yard scoring drive. The Gulls made it 17-0 on its second drive of the second quarter. Riley Shanley caught a six yard touchdown pass from Kalosky. The Statesmen broke the shutout on the ensuing drive with an 11-yard touchdown reception by senior tight end Matthew Woods. After forcing a three and out, Hobart marched the ball 80 yards in nine plays to make it 17-14. Catalioto caught an 11-yard pass from Hofmann in the corner of the end zone. Endicott extended its lead to 20-14 with a 41 yard field goal early in the third quarter. Hobart took its only lead of the game at 21-20 when Hofmann hit Conley on a 16-yard curl route midway through the third quarter. Endicott answered with a 7 play 77 yard drive to retake the lead. Anthony Whiteley punched the ball in from two yards out. The Statesmen made two more trips into the red zone. They were stuffed on a fourth down conversion attempt with 9:36 remaining in the fourth quarter. On the next play junior Jayson Prince forced and recovered a fumble on the Endicott 21-yard line. Hobart could not advance the ball past the 17 and settled for a Kyle Hackett field goal. Hackett remains perfect on field goal attempts this season, 3-for-3, and for his career 13-for13. Hobart will return to action on Oct. 6 when it welcomes Union to Boswell Field. The Statesmen's Liberty League opener will kick off at Noon.

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