LIU Post falls to Assumption despite Laurino's big day

LIU Post's quarterback Steven Laurino goes airborne to

LIU Post's quarterback Steven Laurino goes airborne to escape Southern Connecticut's diving Jordan Teague as he runs for yardage. (Sept. 14, 2013) (Credit: Richard T. Slattery)

Steven Laurino completed 15 of 26 passes for 164 yards and three touchdowns, but LIU Post couldn't overcome a 209-yard rushing performance by Matt Pedone in a 37-27 loss to Assumption in Northeast-10 football Saturday.

Mike Williams ran for 58 yards on eight carries and Joe Botti caught 10 passes for 137 yards and two scores for Post (4-6, 3-6).

Bobby Jordan threw for 243 yards and two touchdowns to lead Assumption (6-4, 6-3). Pedone scored on a 55-yard touchdown with 3:15 remaining to give Assumption a 37-21 lead over the Pioneers.

Wide receiver Evan Butters caught four passes for 75 yards and Mike Bates led Assumption's defense with 11 tackles.

Union 27, USMMA 14: Matthew McDaniels carried 27 times for 177 yards and two touchdowns and Colin Hinchey had 65 yards on 12 carries for USMMA (4-3, 1-3) in Liberty Conference action. Nick Becker completed 21 of 38 passes for 308 yards and two touchdowns to lead Union (3-6, 3-3). Becker threw a 60-yard pass to Andrew Baker with 6:16 remaining in the first half to give Union a 17-0 lead. Darnel Thomas had 99 yards rushing on 26 carries for Union. Jake LaRovera had 11 tackles and Casey Muse and Jake Lebowitz had 10 tackles each.

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