UC football falls to Westminster College



James McClendon, Editor-in-Chief


On Saturday, the Pioneers headed to Philadelphia to take on Westminster College in the ECAC James Lynah Bowl game.

Westminster opened up the scoring with a 29-yard field goal from senior Bobby Noble. Senior Teddy VanGalen answered back with a 32-yard touchdown pass to senior Jerred Beniquez mid-way through the first quarter.

The second quarter was dominated by the Titans, with junior Paul Columbo rushing for two touchdowns and senior Justin Dahl knocking in a 25-yard field goal to end the first half.

The Pioneers went into the locker room at halftime trailing 20-6.

The second half was all Westminster as they added on two more field goals and returned a punt for a touchdown.

The Pioneers would be unable to overcome this deficit and the final score board read 33-6 in favor of the Titans.

VanGalen finished the game with 148 yards and one touchdown. Beniquez lead all Pioneer receivers with seven receptions for 60 yards and a touchdown.

Utica ends its season with a final record of 7-4.