Saturday, November 16, 2013

Albright knocks off First Place Lebanon Valley, Lycoming Shares MAC Title

Albright Photo: Senior Matt Filosa
The Albright College football team earned a big Senior Day win on Saturday, knocking off rival and 22nd-ranked Lebanon Valley College 45-30 in Shirk Stadium.

LVC still left with quite the consolation prize- earning the school’s first-ever NCAA tournament bid after Delaware Valley’s comeback win over Widener. The Dutchmen ended as co-MAC champions with Lycoming.

Senior linebacker Matt Filosa led an Albright defense that forced four turnovers, including three that were crucial to the victory. He returned an interception 35 yards for a touchdown early in the second quarter, and then forced a fumble on the opening play of the third quarter.

Filosa finished with a team-high six tackles (five solo). Classmate Drew Peterson intercepted his eighth pass of the season, and also had a pass breakup.

The Lions rushed for 216 yards as a team, including 130 from fifth-year senior Ty Hughes (34 carries). Hughes also threw a 65-yard TD pass. Also contributing in the air and on the ground was quarterback TJ Luddy (173 passing yards, two passing TDs, 80 rushing yards).

Albright concludes its 2013 regular season with a record of 7-3 overall and 6-3 in the MAC, and will await ECAC bowl game selections to see if they will be playing next weekend.