New Hampshire Football Report

Hawks falter in second half

WEST HAVEN, Conn. – The Saint Anselm College football team suffered a 52-21 setback to the University of New Haven on Saturday afternoon at DellaCamera Stadium in West Haven, Conn.

The Hawks picked up 371 yards of total offense – including 304 yards through the air from senior quarterback Yianni Gavalas – who went 30-of-43 with a pair of scores and an interception.

Zach Bartak  led the receiving corps with 12 catches for 105 yards. Ryan Monette (Hampton) added five catches for 99 yards and a touchdown, and Kyle Hill  grabbed 10 passes for 81 yards and scored a touchdown.

Defensively, Andy Klouda registered a team-high 11 tackles.

New Haven’s Ajee Patterson went 18-of-24 with 324 yards passing and three scores to lead the Chargers’ offense. Andre Anderson was the leader on the ground with 16 carries for 129 yards and two scores. Lemar Thomas and Thuc Phan also added touchdown runs.


The Chargers started with good field position after a 40-yard return on the game’s opening kick-off. New Haven worked its way deep into Saint Anselm territory, but the Hawks defense kept them out of the end zone, forcing only a 32-yard field goal from Danny Stock that made it a 3-0 game.

New Haven extended its lead to 10-0 as Andre Anderson scored from only two yards out with 3:37 remaining in the quarter.

The Hawks went to the air as Gavalas led the offense to midfield following a New Haven punt. Kyle Hill caught two balls for a combined 23 yards, and Joe Hayman recorded three rushes for 18 yards to move the ball to the New Haven nine-yard line. On the next play, Gavalas found Hill in the end zone for a touchdown that cut the deficit to 10-7.

New Haven wasted no time finding an answer as a 39-yard run from Anderson put the ball at the Saint Anselm 2-yard line, and Anderson finished the job on the next play to put the Chargers on top 17-7 with only 2:07 coming off the clock. After a Saint Anselm punt, New Haven extended its lead to 24-7 as Thomas took a Patterson pass 47 yards for a score in the closing minute of the first half.

With 27 seconds left in the half, the Hawks’ first play from scrimmage went 70 yards as Monette hauled in a pass from Gavalas that made it a 24-14 game headed into the break.

Out of the stoppage, New Haven scored three touchdowns in the third quarter to pull away for a 45-14 lead headed into the final stanza. Ajee Patterson sandwiched touchdown passes to Rishawn Harris and Ty Headen around a Lemar Thomas 19-yard touchdown scamper.

The Hawks fought all the way to the end as they opened the fourth quarter with a 5:29 drive that ended with a Joe Hayman 1-yard rushing touchdown that made it a 45-21 game. New Haven would add one more score on the ground in the final five minutes of play to give the game its final score of 52-21.

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