Sunday, October 6, 2013

LVC wins to keep pace in MAC, defense shines

The Dutchmen won in their 1,000th game to stay in the hunt, beating Wilkes, 17-6.
Defense hasn't won a championship for the Lebanon Valley College football team just yet, and who knows if it actually will. But there's no denying that defense has put LVC in the position to win a title.

On Saturday afternoon on the road, the Flying Dutchmen used the occasion of the 1,000th game in their history to produced an utterly dominating defensive performance in a grinding 17-6 win at Wilkes.

The victory, which featured seven sacks and two interceptions from the LVC defense, sets up an honest-to-goodness first-place showdown with Middle Atlantic Conference leader Lycoming on Saturday in Annville as part of Valley's Oktoberfest Homecoming weekend.

Lycoming, now the only unbeaten team in the MAC, edged Delaware Valley, 19-16, on Saturday to improve to 4-1 overall and 4-0 in the MAC. LVC, meanwhile, will take a 4-1 overall mark and a 3-1 conference record into Saturday's showdown.

It wasn't easy for LVC on Saturday, but thanks to its stout defensive work, Austin Hartman's 68-yard touchdown run 1:27 into the game provided a lead it would not surrender.

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