College football: Saints fall to Union, 30-6
Travis Marnell caught a 26-yard touchdown pass on St. Lawrence's first drive of the game, but Union responded with 30 unanswered points as the Dutchmen defeated the Saints 30-6 in a Liberty League football game on Saturday afternoon in Schenectady, New York.
Union quarterback Nick Cascione capped a five-play, 46-yard drive with an 11-yard touchdown run with 10:10 left in the first quarter to give the Dutchmen a 7-6 lead, and Connor Kinzelmann added a 47-yard run late in the quarter to increase the lead to 14-6. Jonathan Schaible tacked on a pair of field goals to give Union a 20-6 lead at the half.Jack Reilly returned a fumble 30 yards for a touchdown early in the third quarter, and Schaible added a fourth-quarter field goal for the final margin.
Sean Richardson was 5-for-8 passing for 62 yards for the Saints. Rookie quarterbacks Aaron Ruthman (7-for-14, 61 yards) and Burke Martindale (2-for-2, 10 yards) both saw their first collegiate action for the Saints. Cascione was 24-for-36 for 154 yards for Union.
Rodrick Payne had 20 carries for 65 yards for St. Lawrence, while Kinzelmann led the Dutchmen on the ground with 56 yards on six carries.
Vincenzo Ferraro had seven receptions for 46 yards for the Saints, bringing his career total to 157 receptions, just 11 shy of the school record set last year by Mitch Gallagher '17. Alex Kaplanovich made 11 catches for 50 yards to lead Union.
Charlie Maistrellis led the Saints' defense with 11 tackles (eight solo), while Skyler Williamson made 10 stops. Tyler Burns and Mike Cognetta both had seven tackles for St. Lawrence, and Dan Jeffrey had an interception.
Jake Lombardo made eight tackles and forced a fumble for Union, while Tucker Newman made four tackles and had an interception.
Union improved to 5-1, 1-0 Liberty League, while the Saints fell to 1-4, 0-2. After playing four of their first five games on the road, the Saints will close the season with four of their last five games at home, starting with Buffalo State next Saturday at 1 p.m.