Stevens, Wasilewski and Black Bear Defense Help Maine to 24-10 Win at William and Mary
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – Rickey Stevens (Rochester, N.Y.) had 125 total yards and Marcus Wasilewski (Kulpmont, Pa.) passed for 191 yards and three scores to lead the University of Maine football team to a 24-10 win at William and Mary on Saturday afternoon. Maine goes to 3-5 overall and 2-3 in CAA play while William and Mary falls to 2-6 and 1-4 in league play.
Maine got on the board first when Marcus Wasilewski (Kulpmont, Pa.) found Maurice McDonald (Paterson, N.J.) along the left side about four yards short of the goal line and McDonald ran to the corner of the end zone to make it 7-0 with 10:20 left. The play completed a 9-play, 74-yard drive for the Black Bears that got 22 yards from a completion to Arthur Williams (Springfield, Mass.).
Maine would take a 10-0 lead on a Sean Decloux (Ottawa, Ontario) 31-yard field goal with just under two minutes left in the first quarter to complete a 9-play, 66-yard drive.
Wasilewski notched his second touchdown of the game when he found Damarr Aultman (Wheatley Heights, N.Y.) open in the back of the end zone for a 12-yard score to make it 17-0 Maine with 11:30 left in the second quarter. The score completed a 7-play, 79-yard drive.
The Tribe got back a touchdown when Raphael Ortiz found Sean Ballard for a 26-yard score, and tried to close the gap to a touchdown at the end of the half. However, Kendall James (Roselle, N.J.) pressured the kick and it missed left to preserve a 10-point halftime lead for the Black Bears.
The Tribe got the ball to start the second half and on third down three the ball deep, but Darlos James (Mt. Vernon, N.Y.) made a great leaping interception to give the Black Bears the ball.
The Tribe cut the lead to seven on a John Carpenter 32-yard field goal at the beginning of the fourth, but Maine responded to go on a 10-play, 75-yard drive capped by a 3-yard leaping touchdown reception by Aultman.
Jamal Clay (Mahwah, N.J.) sealed the win for the Black Bears when he intercepted a tipped pass with just over four minutes left in the game.