Catholic Falls in Matchup at No. 22 Springfield

Catholic Falls in Matchup at No. 22 Springfield

Springfield, Mass. — The Catholic University of America football fell in a NEWMAC game at No. 22 Springfield on Saturday afternoon, 68-20. Senior Blake Gomez caught two touchdown passes in the loss.

Springfield's No. 1 nationally-ranked rushing attack led the Pride to the win. They scored 21-points in the first quarter to sprint out to a lead that Catholic could not recover from.

Sophomore quarterback Alejandro Ros led the Cardinals to touchdown drives in the second and third quarters and finished the game 15-of-25 for 153 yards and two scores.

Senior QB Jorge Pola came on in relief and went 5-for-8 for 56 yards and touchdown.

Freshman wideout Onani Moore caught five balls for a game-high 77 yards and a score.

Gomez had TD catches of four and 33 yards and finished the day with three catches for 38 yards.

Senior linebacker Nick Della Jacono registered a game-high 11 tackles.

In addition to its strong rushing attack, Springfield forced the Cardinals into three turnovers.

The Cardinals will look to rebound in their final home game of the season next Saturday, October 28, against Norwich, on Homecoming and Senior Day.

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