KINGS POINT — The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy scored on each of its possessions in the first half en route to a 47-10 home NEWMAC college football victory over Catholic University Saturday.
The Mariners are 5-3 overall (4-2 in NEWMAC play). Catholic is 1-8 and 1-5.
Touchdowns by James Early (4-yard run) and Brian McGovern (24-yard pass from Krystian Abbott) gave the Mariners a 13-0 lead at 7:11 of the first quarter. McGovern’s catch capped an 11-play, 87-yard drive.
After a Catholic field goal, USMMA marched 77 yards on 11 plays with Matt Restifo scoring on a 9-yard run as the first quarter expired.
The first of Alex Kiernan’s two touchdown runs — a 3-yard burst — and two field goals by Gavin Gartner made it 33-3 at the half.
Ian Blankenship’s 62-yard TD run highlighted the second half for USMMA.