Homecoming Weekend for Colonels

BY BRANDAN BLOM // OCT. 18, 2013 //

It’s homecoming weekend at Curry College, which means there will be a plethora of games and excitement around campus.

All of the action kicks off tonight at 7 when the Curry football team takes on Salve Regina at the Walter M. Katz Field. The football team is riding a two-game winning streak, after an 0-3 start to the season.

Senior receiver Richard Johnson has 18 catches for 192 yards, as well as 10 kick returns for 320 yards. // PHOTO BY EMILY ARONICA

Senior receiver Richard Johnson has 18 catches for 192 yards, as well as 10 kick returns for 320 yards. // PHOTO BY EMILY ARONICA

Curry likes to throw the ball, and senior quarterback Kevin Fruwirth already has more than 1,000 yards passing on the season. The offense averages 25.4 points and 374.4 yards per game; Fruwirth has thrown for an average of 201.2 yards per game.

That’s all well and good, but Salve Regina has one of the best cover cornerbacks in the conference in junior Frank Musco, who was named to the National team of the week after making seven tackles—six of them solo—and three pass breakups in last week’s game against Western New England.

For Curry to pull out the win, it will need a strong showing on the ground from senior running back Phil Bigelow and juniors Jordan Shairs and Trae Weathers. The ground game opened up in an Oct. 5 game at MIT. Curry rushed for 201 yards and two touchdowns in the 26-21 victory. The dominance continued last Saturday, Oct. 12, in the Colonels’ 27-24 win over Coast Guard. Curry racked up 275 yards rushing, 161 of which came from Shairs. The offensive line is getting healthier and will need to have a big game.

Curry is currently in third place in the NEFC, with a 2-1 conference record. Salve Regina is in first place with a perfect 3-0 conference record.

Football isn’t the only team in action this weekend. The men’s soccer team will take on rival Endicott Saturday, Oct. 19 at 11 a.m. at Curry. The team is currently 6-5-3 (2-2-2 in conference) and is coming off a 0-2 loss to Gordon and a 2-2 tie with Western New England.

The women’s soccer team has a homecoming game of its own against Endicott tomorrow, Oct. 19, at 1:30 p.m. The team hasn’t won a game yet this month. After a 5-1 start to the season, the Colonels have lost six of their last eight games, including a 0-0 tie against Mass Maritime on Oct. 15. The team is sitting on a 6-7-1 record. Freshman Kaitlyn Lima has 11 of the team’s goals on the season.

Saturday will end with the rugby team’s home game against Lyndon State, at 5 p.m. on the Walter M. Katz Field. Rugby is currently the only unbeaten team (club) on campus. The team is 2-0 after defeating Champlain College and Massachusetts College of the Liberal Arts.

Don’t miss out on one of the most exciting sports weekends of the year.

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