New Hampshire Football Report

Assumption handles Saint Anselm

WORCESTER, Mass. – The Saint Anselm College football team suffered a 39-14 setback to 18th-ranked Assumption College on Friday night at the Multi-Sport Stadium in Worcester, Mass.

The Hawks dropped to 0-7 overall and 0-6 in the Northeast-10. Assumption improved to 6-1 and 5-1 in league games.

Assumption jumped out to a 17-0 lead as Marc Monks and Ashton Grant connected on a pair of short touchdown passes, and Cole Tracy converted a 21-yard field goal after the Hawks put together a stop inside their own 6-yard line. Tracy pushed the lead to 20-0 when he nailed a 47-yard field goal to put the Greyhounds on top 20-0 at the end of one quarter.

Joe Hayman carried the ball 14 times for 53 yards and scored both touchdowns for the Hawks. He also caught four passes for 12 yards. Johnny Aylward added eight carries for 43 yards.

Quarterback Yianni Gavalas completed 17 of 35 passes for 177 yards and two interceptions. Kyle Hill had another monster game receiving, hauling in nine passes for 121 yards. Ryan Monette returned five kicks for 90 yards and also had a nine yard punt return with Hayman adding three returns for 67 yards.

Eric Mercer led the Saint Anselm defense with 10 tackles, with Eric Wilson recording eight stops and a sack. Liam Gillis had six tackles.

After Hayman’s first TD help Saint Anselm cut its deficit to 20-7, Assumption answered right back with a 68-yard touchdown strike from Monks to Brandon Swain-Price to go on top, 27-7. The Greyhounds took advantage of a short field after a Saint Anselm fumble and cashed in when Tracy was forced to settle for a 27-yard field goal to put the home team on top 30-7. Tracy connected on a 42-yard field goal with 3:55 to play in the first half to put Assumption on top 33-7.

The Greyhounds scored the only six points of the third quarter as Tracy knocked down a pair of field goals from 25 and 45 yards.

Hayman’s second TD, a 4-yard run,  plus the PAT made it a 39-14 game.


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