By Tiffany Williams –
Saturday afternoon at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, the Crusaders pulled off their third win to start the season 3-0. The Crusaders claimed a 14-38 victory against the Yale Bulldogs.
Matthew Sluka got a two yard rushing touchdown in the second quarter with just 14:57 on the clock. Derek Ng’s extra point attempt was good to put the Crusaders on top 0-7. With 12:01 on the clock in the Second quarter, Nathan Denney got the first touchdown of the game for the Bulldogs. Jack Bosman’s kick was good to make this a 7-7 game. But the Crusaders would retake the lead in this game with 7:47 on the clock in the second quarter with Jalen Coker connecting with Tyler Purdy to get a 36 yards touchdown. The kick by Derek Ng was good to put the crusaders on top 7-14. Before the end of the second quarter, the Crusaders picked up their third touchdown of the game with Matthew Sluka completing a pass down the middle to Ayir Asante. The kick by Derek Ng was good to put the Crusaders on top 7-21.
In the third quarter with 9:04 on the clock, Jordan Fuller took it up the middle 22 yards to get the fourth touchdown of the game for the Crusaders. The kick by Derek Ng was good to put the Crusaders on top 7-28. With just 1:53 remaining in the third, Matthew Sluka completed a pass to Jalen Coker who got the fifth touchdown of the game for the Crusaders. Derek Ng’s kick was good to put the crusaders on top 7-35.
In the fourth quarter with just over eight minutes on the clock, Derek Ng’s field goal attempt was good to put the Crusaders on top 7-38. The Bulldogs were not gonna walk away from this one silently and with just over two minutes on the clock, Austin Tutas connected with Ryan Lindley to get the Bulldogs their second touchdown of the game. Jack Bosman’s kick attempt was good to make this a 14-38 game.