Oct. 28, 2010
NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's football team will try to win their final home game of the season when they host Curry Saturday afternoon. Kickoff at Cressy Field for the New England Football Conference Boyd Division game is set for 12 noon. It will be Senior Day, and seven graduating seniors will be honored.
The Corsairs are 3-5 and 2-3 in the Boyd Division after falling to Endicott Saturday. The Colonels are 4-4 and 2-3 in division play after defeating Nichols Saturday.
Running back Eric Pacy (Rowley, MA/triton HS/Salve Regina/Dean), wide receivers Chris Pinheiro (Norton, MA/Norton HS), Adam Houghton (East Taunton, MA/Bristol-Plymouth Tech) and Shyam Subramanian (Stoneham, MA/Stoneham HS), linebacker Mike Fraser (Peabody, MA/Bishop Fenwick HS/Saint Anselm), defensive lineman Jamie Brooks (Gloucester, MA/Gloucester HS), and offensive lineman Jason Allen (Canton, MA/Canton HS/Nichols) will take the field at home for the final time against Curry.
"We have seven players playing their last football game at Cressy Field, and we would like to have a win to send them off," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Mark Robichaud. "It was a goal of ours to be a better team at home, but the past three home games we haven't performed well. We need to work on that again this week."
Curry, a perennial power, is not among the league's elite teams this week, but they are still formidable. "Curry is very talented, and they are ranked near the top in every offensive and defensive category," said Robichaud. "They have struggled with turnovers. Harold Rose, their quarterback, has really improved. He can run and throw, they have a very good running game, they're always big and strong up front, and they play with intensity."
A bad second quarter did the Corsairs in last week. "What happened last week has happened three times, and we've got to find a way to stop the avalanche when that starts to happen," said Robichaud. "Our defense has been playing well, and they have to continue to work hard. Curry runs a balanced offense, and, hopefully, we'll have a good day against them."
Robichaud said that UMD needs to play well against the Colonels. "We need to be able to get in the end zone," said Robichaud. "We can't turn the ball over, and we can't put our defense in a bad situation. We have to execute offensively and play well against a good, aggressive football team coming into our stadium."
The Corsairs will conclude their season when they visit Western New England next Saturday.
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