Marist Football Drops Home Contest To Dayton, 21-17
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- The Marist football team suffered a 21-17 loss to Dayton in a Pioneer Football League (PFL) game on Saturday at Tenney Stadium.
Senior linebacker Mike Hagemann (Vernon, N.J.) led Marist with a career-high 15 tackles, which included one-and-a-half sacks and two-and-a-half stops for losses. Senior defensive end Terrence Fede (Nyack, N.Y.) finished with 10 tackles, one-and-a-half sacks, a fumble recovery, two pass break-ups and seven quarterback hurries. Senior linebacker Darius Hill (Pittsburgh, Pa.) finished with 10 tackles, including one for a loss of yardage.
Offensively, sophomore running back Max Jacques (Salem, N.H.) had his second straight 100-yard rushing game. Jacques, who had a 76-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, finished 102 yards on nine carries. Fifth-year senior wide receiver Michael Rios (Miami, Fla.) caught a 35-yard touchdown pass on the first play of the fourth quarter, and finished with 59 yards on four receptions.
The Flyers scored on two of their first three drives to jump out to a 14-0 lead with 1:35 left in the first quarter. On Marist's first play from scrimmage after the second Dayton touchdown, Jacques' touchdown run cut the Red Foxes' deficit to 14-7. Will Bardo's second touchdown pass of the day - a 15-yard strike to Ross Smith - gave Dayton a 21-7 lead with 11:28 left in the second quarter. The score remained the same until Marist senior kicker Jason Myers (Chula Vista, Calif.) hit a 40-yard field goal midway through the third quarter. Rios' 35-yard reception from junior quarterback Chuckie Looney (Ocala, Fla.) accounted for the game's final score.
Dayton outgained Marist, 331-289. Marist forced four turnovers, but committed three. Bardo finished 14-for-24 for 166 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. He completed passes to seven different reasons. The Flyers ran for 165 yards, and were led on the ground by Rob Washington, who gained 73 yards on 16 carries. Colin Monnier had a team-high eight tackles, including one-and-a-half for a loss of yardage.
For Marist, Looney was 12-for-21 for 135 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions. Fifth-year senior Calvin McCoy (Bronx, N.Y.) added 53 yards on 11 carries as the Red Foxes rushed for 154 yards.
Marist will return to action on Saturday, Nov. 17, when the Red Foxes travel to Campbell for a PFL contest. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.