Seahawks Use Ground Game To Run Past Football, 62-35

Seahawks Use Ground Game To Run Past Football, 62-35

Score: Salve Regina 62, Dean College 35
Records: Salve Regina (1-2), Dean College (0-3)
Location: Lippert Field, Franklin, Mass.
Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM

Joey Mauriello
ran for 209 yards and five touchdowns to lead a Salve Regina ground game that racked up 462 rushing yards on their way to a convincing 62-35 win over Dean College in non-league football action on Saturday afternoon.

The Seahawks scored touchdowns on five of their first six possessions to take a 35-14 lead into the half and they never looked back.

Dean scored on the opening drive of the game when they drove 52 yards in eight plays and sophomore Terrell Watts (New Haven, Conn.) hit Kyle Johnson (Woodstock, N.Y.) for a two-yard score less than three minutes into the contest.

Salve Regina responded with touchdown runs of 13 and 14 yards, respectively, from Mauriello on back-to-back possession to take the 14-7 lead.

The Bulldogs knotted things up late in the first when Watts delivered a 17-yard strike to Errol Breaux (Marietta, Ga.) for the game-tying touchdown.

From that point on however, especially in the second quarter it was all Seahawks as they got two more touchdown runs from Mauriello – both four yards – and a 13-yard touchdown connection from Jack McGuire to Ryan Lawton.

After Salve Regina scored again coming out of halftime to make it 41-14, the Bulldogs got back on the board when they went 55 yards in seven plays – the final 25 coming on a Watts to senior Julian Burris (Rock Hill, S.C.) score up the left sideline.

Mauriello capped his career day with another score – a 19-yard jaunt that he started to the left and then brought back through the middle for a 48-20 Seahawk advantage.

Dean answered back quickly when a 52-yard Breaux kickoff return put the Bulldogs at the Salve Regina 30 yardline and D'Andre Cosby (White Plains, N.Y.) burst through the line and barreled his way over a Seahawk defender on his way to the endzone, bringing Dean close at 48-28.

It was not to be, however, as the Seahawks found paydirt two more times on the ground sandwiched around a Watts to sophomore Kameron Phuong (Covington, Ga.) from touchdown pass from ten yards out.

Watts went 27-for-44 for 293 yards, four touchdown passes and an interception – with four different receivers hauling in touchdowns.

Senior Gene Baisden, Jr. (Tampa, Fla.) finished with a game-best 11 tackles (ten solo), while sophomore Nicholaus Grimaldi (Valrico, Fla.) had eight stops and an interception.

Dean is back in action on Saturday when they host Kean University for a 12:00 PM kickoff on Homecoming Weekend.