District College Recap for Thursday, September 2nd

Friday, September 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

It was prime-time Thursday under the lights for three PSAC schools last night. Here are recaps from those games.

Slippery Rock 45 Merrimack 26
It was the Akeem Satterfield show at N. Kerr Thompson Stadium as the redshirt sophomore from Erie ran for a career-high 240 yards and four touchdowns as the Rock picked up it's first win of the season.

The Rock jumped out to a 17-0 lead in the first quarter. QB Ryan Sabo hit Devin Goda with a 73 yard touchdown pass just over a minute into the game. C.J. Bahr added a 43 yard field goal on SRU's second drive for a 10-0 advantage. Sabo turned an Anthony Saunders interception into points, scoring from a yard out with 15 seconds remaining in the first.

Merrimack answered, going 92 yards in nine plays, quarterback James Suozzo scoring on a one yard plunge, Merrimack missed the extra point. Satterfield scored his first touchdown with 37 seconds left in the half on a one yard run to make it 24-6 at the break.

In the second half, the Rock special teams came thru as Bob Westerlund blocked a punt. Satterfield scored his second touchdown from 12 yards out to make it 31-6. Early in the fourth quarter, Satterfield got his third score, running in from 32 yards, which capped a 90 yard drive, putting Slippery Rock up 38-6.

Then things got interesting as Merrimack and Suozzo tried to play catch-up. Suozzo scored on touchdown runs of 3, 16 and 3 yards and added a two-point conversion pass to cut the lead to 38-26. But Satterfield went seven yards for his fourth score to put Slippery Rock up by three scores again.

The Rock compiled 415 yards of offense, but the defense allowed 366 yards. Slippery Rock forced three turnovers with two interceptions and the blocked punt. The Rock heads to Cheyney next Saturday for a PSAC crossover game, kickoff is 1 pm on the MSA Sports Network.

Fairmont State 27 Clarion 16
The Falcons stunned the Golden Eagles in the home opener at Memorial Stadium. Fairmont State was outgained 494 to 217 and Clarion pilled up 30 first downs to Fairmont State's 8, but the Falcons forced four Golden Eagle turnovers to pick up the win.

Clarion led 16-7 in the third quarter, but Ryland Newman turned an interception into a Pick 6 with 5:34 remaining. Early in the fourth, the Falcons took the lead on Cody Reed's 33 yard touchdown, Patrick Pinchinat scored his second touchdown from a yard out with 5:22 remaining for the game's final score.

Alfonso Hoggard rushed 36 times for 143 yards, Eric Coxson was 28 of 45 for 285 yards, but threw three interceptions. Matt Ward had 12 catches for 118 yards for the Golden Eagles. John Fuhrer added a two yard run for Clarion, Robert Mamula kicked three field goals, including a 47 yarder.

Clarion heads to Bloomsburg next Saturday for a PSAC crossover game, kickoff is 1 pm.

Gannon 26 Lake Erie 20
The Gannon defense forced four turnovers, and turned those miscues into 20 points. Zach Boedicker ran for two touchdowns in the fourth quarter, Tyler Bates scored on a 18 yard run and Jeremy Ditzler kicked two field goals, including a 43 yarder.

Sean Bedevelsky tossed two touchdown passes for Lake Erie. Gannon heads to Shippensburg to meet the defending PSAC champions on Saturday at 1 pm.


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