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.

 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.

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 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.