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N.E. roundup: Merrimack air attack smashes records

 Records fell as rapidly as points went up in Merrimack’s 81-35 blowout of Saint Anselm in North Andover Saturday afternoon.

 The Warriors, who entered with the top-ranked offense in the Northeast-10 Conference, improved to 4-3, 3-3. The Hawks fell to 1-7, 1-6.

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 Senior quarterback Joe Clancy (Newburyport High) broke the conference record for passing yards with 553 and total yards with 561, and tied the record for touchdown passes with seven — all in just three quarters of play. He completed 27 of 42 passes.

 The main beneficiary was Isaiah Voegeli (Barnstable High), who tied a school record with four touchdown receptions and broke his own conference record with 269 receiving yards.

 The Warriors’ offense set conference records with 81 points and 801 total yards.

New Hampshire 29, Maine 21 — In the 100th meeting between the rivals, Sean Goldrich threw four touchdown passes, two of them to Harold Spears, to lead the Wildcats (6-2, 4-1 Colonial Athletic) past the Black Bears (2-5, 1-3) in Orono, Maine.

Goldrich, who was making his first start since injuring his shoulder at Minnesota on Sept. 8, finished 18 of 39 for 283 yards with one interception for 14th-ranked New Hampshire.

Delaware 47, Rhode Island 24 — Andrew Pierce rushed for two touchdowns and caught a scoring pass as the Blue Hens (5-2, 2-2 CAA) handed the Rams their seventh straight loss.

Bryant 27, Monmouth 24 — In West Long Branch, N.J., Mike Westerhaus passed for 321 yards and Jordan Brown ran for 152 and two touchdowns as the Bulldogs (2-6, 2-4) won their second straight Northeast Conference game, beating the Hawks (3-4, 2-2).

Robert Morris 37, Central Conn. 31 — Jeff Sinclair threw two touchdown passes to Donte Jeter as the host Colonials (2-5, 1-3 Northeast) rallied in the second half and withstood a last-minute drive from the Blue Devils (1-6, 1-3). Rob Holloman rushed for 208 yards and returned a kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown for Central Conn.

Duquesne 35, Sacred Heart 3 — Sean Patterson accounted for five touchdowns to lead the Dukes (5-2, 3-1 Northeast) to a rout of the Pioneers (2-5, 1-3).

Lafayette 30, Holy Cross 13 — The Leopards (5-2, 2-0 Patriot) jumped all over the Crusaders (1-6, 1-2), getting three total touchdowns from quarterback Andrew Shoop.

AIC 27, Bentley 23 — Maurice Easterling’s 10-yard touchdown reception from Kevin Arduino gave the Yellow Jackets (6-1, 6-0) a spot in the Northeast-10 championship game. The visiting Falcons fell to 5-2, 4-2.

Amherst 17, Wesleyan 9 — The Lord Jeffs (4-1 NESCAC) turned it up in the fourth quarter, getting a 64-yard touchdown pass from Max Lippe to James Durham and recording two interceptions to hand the host Cardinals (4-1) their first loss.

Middlebury 38, Bates 23 — The Panthers (5-0 NESCAC) got another outstanding effort from McCallum Foote, who completed 36 of 50 passes for 436 yards and five touchdowns. Zach Driscoll (15 catches, 203 yards, 2 TDs) and Billy Chapman (8 catches, 94 yards, 2 TDs) appreciated it; the Bobcats (2-3) did not.

Trinity 27, Bowdoin 10 —Evan Bunker ran for 136 yards and two touchdowns on 32 carries, and the Bantams (5-0 NESCAC) stayed perfect at the expense of the host Polar Bears (1-4).

Colby 32, Hamilton 29 — The Mules (1-4 NESCAC) got in the end zone three times in the final 8:15 — all on passes from Justin Ciero — to shock the visiting Continentals (1-4).

Williams 25, Tufts 7 — In Somerville, receiver Greg Payton’s 158-yard, one-touchdown performance aided the Ephs (2-3 NESCAC) in extending the Jumbos’ losing streak to 20.

Endicott 61, UMass-Dartmouth 15 — Drew Frenette (30 of 40, 450 yards, four TDs) and Mike Murphy (12 catches, 210 yards, two TDs) set school yardage records as the Gulls (6-2, 4-1 NEFC Boyd) set a team record with 709 yards in a win over the host Corsairs (1-7, 1-4).

Curry 34, Nichols 24 — Kevin Fruwirth tossed three touchdown passes and ran for another score, and the host Colonels (4-4, 3-2 NEFC Boyd) marched over the Bison (1-7, 1-4).

Western N.E. 23, Plymouth St. 3 — Tucker Schumitz turned just three carries into 55 yards and two touchdowns as the Golden Bears (5-3, 3-2 NEFC Boyd) dropped the Panthers (2-6, 1-4).

Framingham St. 30, Westfield St. 16 — Melikke Van Alstyne rushed for a school-record 294 yards and a touchdown on 36 carries to keep the visiting Rams (7-1, 5-0) undefeated in the NEFC Bogan. The Owls dropped to 2-6, 1-4.

Mass. Maritime 42, Maine Maritime 23 — In the 40th Admiral’s Cup game, Barry Reopell ran for 102 yards and two scores as the Buccaneers (4-3, 3-2 NEFC Bogan) overwhelmed the host Mariners (0-7, 0-5).

Bridgewater St. 44, Fitchburg St. 14 — Mike McCarthy threw for one touchdown and ran for two more as the visiting Bears (7-1, 4-1 NEFC Bogan) got their fourth straight win by beating the Falcons (2-6, 1-4).

Coast Guard 31, Worcester St. 28 — Quarterback Jon Resch accounted for three scores, and Tyler Henning’s 27-yard field goal lifted the Bears (4-3, 3-2 NEFC Bogan) over the host Lancers (5-3, 3-2) in overtime.

Castleton St. 54, Anna Maria 33 — Shane Brozowski threw for 403 yards and five touchdowns as the Spartans (5-2, 4-0 ECFC) fought off the Amcats (1-6, 0-4) in Paxton.

Mt. Ida 24, N.Y. Maritime 21 — The host Mustangs (6-1, 4-0 ECFC) walked off on Bobby Hemmann’s 38-yard field goal as time expired.

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