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Amherst Takes Opening Little Three Battle of 2007 by Downing Wesleyan, 28-9

Zach Librizzi '08. As always.

Zach Librizzi '08 (#12, left in photo) completed 25 of his 43 attempts for 259 yards with eight of them going to Ryan Walsh '09 for 77 yards but Amherst used an 18-point second quarter to take control of the game in defeating Wesleyan, 28-9, in Amherst Sat., Oct. 20. It was the opening leg of the Little Three competition this season. Wesleyan had two players rack up 13 tackles each - Justin Freres '11 and Vinny Colangelo '09 - while the former also nabbed his third career interception. In total, Wesleyan made 12 tackles for a loss during the game with 12 different players claiming at least a piece of one stop. Wesleyan's most exciting play of the afternoon came from running back Taso Fotinos '10 (#20, in front of Librizzi) as he caught a screen pass on the left side, broke a tackle right away, then spun through a few more would-be tackles on his way to a 62-yard gain to set up a 24-yard Chris Helsel field goal late in the first quarter. Shea Dwyer '10 scored the Cardinal TD on a two-yard run in the third period. Amherst controlled the game with its rushing attack, gaing 256 yards on 50 carries. Wesleyan visits Bowdoin (1-4) for its next game Sat., Oct. 27. The game will be carried by Wesleyan via Teamline with listening instructions in the area to the left. Bowdoin also will be airing the contest as a video webcast with details for watching on the Wesleyan athletics home page under "Webcasts."