The West Chester Golden Rams fell 41-7 to the Fighting Sioux of the University of North Dakota Saturday afternoon in Grand Forks, ND.The Golden Rams and the Sioux both went scoreless throughout most of the first period before North Dakota ran the ball in nine-yards for a 7-0 lead.
The Golden Rams quickly countered as junior Osagie Osunde took a screen pass for a 30-yard run score.
Weston Dressler of North Dakota then returned the next kick-off 93 yards, beginning North Dakota’s 34-point run on the Golden Rams.WCU moved the ball a total of 288 yards on the North Dakota defense,but two interceptions ruined the Golden Rams’ drives. One interception was even returned to the WCU five-yard line.
Osagie Osunde finished with 80 yards rushing, 110 all-purpose yards. Junior Matt Burdaleski completed 10 of 25 pass attempts for 142 yards, and one score.
Senior Jared Souders finished with two sacks, two unassisted tackles and caused two fumbles, while sophomore Lateef Ferguson finished with nine tackles. Junior Anthony Belasco posted three tackles, and sophomore Jimmy Lewis had seven tackles, with one recording a 15-yard loss. This loss dropped WCU 1-1 on the season, while North Dakota improved to 2-0.
WCU will host IUP Saturday at 1 p.m. at Farrell Stadium.
West Chester University defeated Ursinus 4-1 Saturday in Collegeville, PA.
Mary Ellen Wells, Jenna Frankefield, Megan Glielmi, and Bethany Fritz each allied a goal Saturday, while Frankenfield was credited with the game-winning goal.
This victory improves the Golden Rams record to 2-2 on the season. It also gave WCU the 2005 Eleanor Snell Tribute Game title.
During the second round of the Pioneer Tournament in Brookville, NY, West Chester University defeated LIU-C.W. Post 3-0.
The Golden Rams beat the Pioneers 30-26, 30-24 and 30-25 to even their record at 1-1.
Nicole Vetock posted eight kills in the win. Kristen Decker also posted 11 kills as Lisa Yeasted tallied 27 assists.
In their second match, WCU defeated Stonehill 3-1, improving their record to 2-1 on the season.
Megan Musselman tallied 13 kills in the victory, while Yeasted posted 50 assists.