Colonel Football Disappoints at Homecoming

BY DAN O’MARA // SEPT. 27, 2015 //

Homecoming weekend was not enough to inspire the Colonels on Friday night. The Colonels were  throttled by the Western New England Golden Bears 49-10. Western New England improved to 4-0 this season, while Curry sank to 1-3.

The Golden Bears set the tone early in the conference match-up as Dante Aiken started his own strong performance by taking the opening kickoff 90-yards for a quick touchdown.

After the Colonels went three-and-out on their first possession, Golden Bears running back Nick Connell rumbled into the end zone to cap an 11-play drive and put Western New England University up 14-0.

On Curry’s second possession of the game, junior quarterback Mike O’Hearn led the Colonels into the red zone, but the team failed to score. The 10-play, 63-yard drive ended with Curry freshman kicker Marc Mrozek splitting the uprights from 23-yards out to cut into the Golden Bears’ lead 14-3.

PHOTO COURTESY OF DARREN DENG.
PHOTO BY DARREN DENG

Following the field goal, Curry’s defense stepped up and forced a three-and-out, capped off by an interception by sophomore defensive end Devin Williams. However, the Colonels’ offense could not build any momentum against Western New England, moving the ball just 33-yards in the second quarter.

Meanwhile, the Golden Bears did not let up during the second quarter. Golden Bears’ quarterback Tyler Ward hooked up for a 13-yard score with receiver Garrett Jones on their second possession. Then, with two minutes to play before the half ended, running back Kevin Degnan took a seven yard carry into the end zone and pushed Western New England’s lead to 28-3.

In the second half, Golden Bears’ running back Dante Aiken notched his second and third touchdowns of the game. Aiken capped off the night averaging eight yards per carry and amassing 91 total years out of the backfield.

With the score 42-3 in the fourth, Curry College made a change at quarterback as sophomore Alex Corvese relieved starter Mike O’Hearn. Corvese made the most of his time under center for the Colonels, marching Curry down the field for an 11-play, 69-yard scoring drive. The Colonels’ late touchdown, however, was merely a drop in the bucket as the University of Western New England rolled to a 49-10 victory.

Make them pay!: The Colonels have done a poor job of taking advantage of their opponents’ mistakes. Following Friday night, Curry opponents have committed 45 penalties, resulting in 373 yards – roughly 93 yards per game.

PHOTO COURTESY OF DARREN DENG.
PHOTO BY DARREN DENG

Corvese impresses: Alex Corvese only played the fourth quarter but made the most of his time on the field. Corvese went 7-9 on passing attempts for 47 yards and rushed for 19 yards. The sophomore looked poised inside and outside of the pocket, and was credited with the Colonels only trip to the endzone. 

Seahawks await: The Curry Colonels will hit the road on Friday to take on the 2-1 Salve Regina Seahawks. It appears as though Curry will be the underdogs in this contest as well, as Salve Regina offense boasts an impressive 517 yards per game. Likewise, the Seahawks defense looks to pose a threat to the Colonels, as they have allowed just 294 yards per game.

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 D3football.com 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.

Curry’s Homecoming and Family Weekend Takes Center Stage

Curry’s Homecoming and Welcome Weekend starts on Friday, Sept. 21. // PHOTO COURTESY OF CURRY COLLEGE //

BY NICOLE BEAL // SEPT. 17, 2012 // 

I’ve heard a lot of people say that there’s nothing to do on campus.

That should change this weekend. The campus will be overflowing with different events because Homecoming and Family Weekend runs from Sept. 21-23. That means there will be sports to watch, a faculty and family breakfast, as well as other social events to attend.

Friday night is all about football. Your Curry Colonels face off against M.I.T., which will kick off Friday, Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m. Curry (1-2) earned its first win of the season this past weekend, defeating Westfield State University 34-27. Junior quarterback Kevin Fruwirth, who was 30-for-47 passing for 290 yards and three touchdowns, was named the New England Football Conference Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts.

There’s no doubt that Saturday will be full with everything that is going on. The day starts with the family and faculty breakfast. The breakfast requires an RSVP, which you can do online through the MyCurry portal. Breakfast will run from 9:30-11 a.m.

After eating, head over to the turf to watch the women’s soccer team face Wentworth at 11 a.m. A women’s tennis match against Endicott follows at noon. The men’s soccer team, which is off to a 4-2 start, will square off against Wentworth at 1:30 p.m.

One of the main events of the weekend should be the Fall Fun Fest, taking place at Westhaver Park and the Student Center. There will be music performed by an alumna, Lisa Bello, who graduated in 2004. There will be a place to carve pumpkins, eat candy apples and spend a lot of quality time with friends and family.

The Improv Show will cap off a fun-packed Saturday. It takes place in the Keith Auditorium will run from 7-9:30 p.m. Tickets do come at a price, though. It costs $10 for one individual, or $25 for a family pack of four tickets. There are a limited amount of tickets being sold. Tickets can be purchased by clicking on a link at the bottom of the Saturday schedule for Homecoming and Family Weekend.

On Sunday, the morning will start off with the Colonels Fun Run. Registration starts at 10 a.m., and your $10 fee will go toward the Mosi Tatupu Memorial Scholarship Fund. You can walk or run the two-mile, cross-campus event for a good cause.

Just because you hear there isn’t anything going on around campus doesn’t mean it’s true. Have fun during the 2012 Homecoming and Family Weekend!