PLYMOUTH, N.H. – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth was outmatched by the Panthers of Plymouth State in the Corsairs' first road contest of the season, dropping a 37-7 final in Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) action Saturday at Currier Field.
Score: Plymouth State 37, UMass Dartmouth 7
Records: Plymouth State (3-0, 2-0 MASCAC) | UMass Dartmouth (1-2, 1-1 MASCAC)
How it Happened
The Panthers wasted no time getting the first points on the board as Mitch Banuskevich (Milford N.H.) capitalized on a brief two-play drive from nine yards out, keeping it on the ground for his first touchdown of the season.
With time set to expire in the first quarter and the hosts' backs to their own end zone, Jacob Szulc (Concord, N.H.) took it 94 yards to the house on a pass from junior Zach Edwards (Brookfield, Mass.) to double the lead to 14-0.
Following a forced safety from the Panthers defense and another touchdown connection from Edwards to Szulc, Plymouth State widened the lead with 1:12 left until halftime when sophomore David Hamilton (Westville, N.J.) punched it in from four yards out for his third score of the year (30-0).
The visiting Corsairs got on the board for their only score of the game, responding to a fourth quarter touchdown from Nick Lancia (Bedford, N.Y.), with Jace Pena (East Providence, R.I.) breaking off a 25-yard run to avoid the shutout (37-7).
The Corsairs return to Cressy Field on Saturday, Sept. 30 for Homecoming, squaring off with Western Connecticut for a 5 p.m. kickoff.
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