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Chris Helsel '09 & Kevin Leamy '09 Account for Cardinal Points but Team Comes up Short vs. Midd

Chris Helsel '09 and Kevin Leamy '09

Kevin Leamy '09 (#29, photo insert lower right) snagged a 22-yard offering from QB Zach Librizzi '08 early in the second quarter to account for Wesleyan's TD and Chris Helsel '09 (#3, main photo) booted a 29-yard field goal later in the period to make it a 17-10 halftime deficit vs. Middlebury in the season opener Sat., Sept. 22. Wesleyan was shut out in the second half while the Panthers added a third-quarter TD for the 24-10 final margin. Librizzi picked up 246 yards of total offense by throwing for 213 and running for 33 more. Other top performances by the Cardinals included a game-high 13 tackles by Tim O'Callaghan '08, a 41.4-yard punting average by A.J. Taucher '08, a 26.3-yard kickoff return average by Drew Dominguez '09 and a 28-yard interception return by Justin Freres '11. Wesleyan hits the road to Clinton, N.Y., for a meeting with Hamilton Sat., Sept. 29. (photos provided by SteveMcLaughlinPhotography.com)