Football defeats Amherst in a defensive struggle in the opening match at home


Kamau Hopewell scored '25 touchdowns against Amherst in September 2022

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Kamau Hopewell 25

10

Amherst
Amherst

0-2, 0-2

24

Hamilton
Hamilton

1-1, 1-1

Amherst
Amherst

0-2, 0-2

10

24

Hamilton
Hamilton

1-1, 1-1

Score by Quarters
Team the first Second Third the fourth F
Amherst
Amherst
7 0 0 3 10
Hamilton
Hamilton
7 7 3 7 24

Game Summary: Football | | Jim Taylor

Hopewell ’25 was the workhorse of the Intercontinental with 107 yards on 35 coaches

Hamilton College Kamau Hopewell ’25 Run for 107 yards and two touchdowns on the continents in a 24-10 NESCAC win over the Amherst College Mammoths at Steuben Field in Hamilton on Saturday afternoon.

Season update

Continental equaled their record with a 1-1 draw with their opening game win at home, while Amherst dropped to 0-2 and scored just 16 points in two games.

how did that happen

  • Hamilton scored 24 consecutive points after the Mammoths snatched a 7-0 lead midway through the first quarter.
  • Continents Matt Banbury 23 Top 10 playing distance, 75 yards with a touchdown pass to Lucas Perez Segnini ’25 With 2:06 left in the first.
  • In second at Amherst 37, Banbury found Perez-Signigny on the left side. One of Amherst’s defenders went to the ball and missed it all, and Perez-Signiny ran over the touchline untouched to the end zone.
  • Hamilton’s defense had to score three goals in the next Mammoth campaign and Mark Horrigan 23 Punctuation banned. Ian Asliker 23 Pick up the loose ball and return it to Amherst 9.
  • Hopewell ran eight yards down to 1 and then punched in the end zone for fourth down in the first play of the second quarter.
  • The score remained 14-7 until the end of the third quarter. The Mammoths managed only a short kick from their end zone and the Continents took control at Amherst 22.
  • On the second and one goal, Banbury completed a pass to Josh Harmon ’25, who ran towards the goal line, but the mammoth knocked the ball off before it got there. Howrigan recovered from Hamilton at 1, and after two plays, Evan Reed 26 Clear field goal 20 yards with 1:30 remaining.
  • Amherst’s next ride stopped at 42 and the Mammoth attempted a fake kick in fourth and fourth. Howrigan sniffed it and stopped Amherst’s Kevin Girardi without any gains.
  • Hopewell rushed for 32 yards in six holders on the next trail, scoring in the finish of 3 with 12:15 to go in the fourth quarter for a 24-7 advantage.
  • And the opening drive for the Continents ended with a turnaround in sales. Flynn McGilvray was forced into confusion and Solomon Christopher recovered him at the age of twenty-five.
  • The Mammoths hit 75 yards in 13 plays on their first run, which ended with Tylon Crump’s 2-yard walk with 6:34 left in the first quarter.
  • Amherst’s Conor Keneally added a field goal from 29 yards with 8:30 remaining in the fourth quarter for the final score. Hamilton was intercepted by a defensive pass entering four plays before the field goal.
  • The Mammoths managed only one possession after making Kenneally’s field goal 24-10 in the fourth quarter.

Notes

  • Hopewell, who has carried the ball 35 times, has previously hit a total of three times last year.
  • Banbury was 13 of 21 for 172 yards.
  • Perez-Segnini led the ICs with four grabs and 76 yards. He has scored a goal in both games this season.
  • Tigi Howe ’25 She averaged 36.2 yards on five breakers, including 55 yards, and pinned two inside an Amherst 20.
  • In addition to the field goal, Reed scored all of his three bonus points.
  • George Johnson 23 Hamilton led with 12 pieces off the opponent.
  • Jake Dale ’25 He was credited with eight career high stops and Matt Lopresti 23 And the Jake Holmes 24 Best career status with seven each.
  • Christian Snell 23 He made six single tackles and broke two passes.
  • Mike Piazza was 18 of 34 passing for 134 yards and added a 46-yard dash to Amherst.
  • Andy Scherzinski led the Mammoth defense with six tackles and returned the interception five yards.
  • The Continentals assigned Amherst to 257 total offense yards.
  • Hamilton scored his second consecutive home win against the Mammoth.

Next game

Hamilton 1-1 host Wesleyan University on Saturday, October 1 at 1 p.m. The Continentals will be dedicating their new Steuben Field board in the first half.

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