Sapere Leads Owls
Matt Gad – Sports Writer
After losing their last two games, at home to Bentley and then over at the University of New Haven, the Owls really needed a win to pick up their spirits. And last night, they delivered.
Backup quarterback Matt Sapere, a redshirt freshman, starting in place of the injured Matt Sanzaro, was on target most of the game, going 15-for-22 for 170 yards and three touchdowns and running for 56 on the ground, including a 23-yard first-down scramble in the team’s 42-21 victory.
“One man goes down and it’s gotta be the next guy up,” Sapere said. “I think I got my feet wet last week against New Haven so my confidence was there coming out tonight and it was a great team win – everything was put together on all ends of the football.”
Senior running back Eli Parks also led the offense by carrying the ball 31 times for 140 yards and freshman wide receiver Julian Chung led the team with six receptions for 65 yards.
“A big credit goes out to our coaches and players for really digging down deep at practice,” head coach Tom Godek said. “We had an early-morning practice out here on Tuesday and it was raining but everybody was there ready to go to great ready for a really good football team. We knew Stonehill would come in here hungry.”
With the win, the Owls are now 2-2 and 1-2 in conference play. They will return to action at home next Saturday with Saint Anselm at 2 p.m.