Mercyhurst travels to Gannon for today’s PSAC West showdown against the rival Knights at noon. Check out players and coaches from both sides talk about this heated rivalry.
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Posted: October 13th, 2012
Posted: October 11th, 2012
Mercyhurst junior quarterback Anthony Vendemia will look to lead the Lakers to a win against PSAC West rival Gannon on Saturday at noon at Gannon University Field.
A reserve last season, Vendemia replaced injured starter Travis Rearick in last season’s stunning 30-27 loss to the Knights.
Posted: September 24th, 2012
Cam. RGIII. Vick. Vlad.
Vlad? If only he was taller.
Junior receiver Vladmir Rock was the hit of Mercyhurst’s 38-23 PSAC West win last week against Slippery Rock for completing a 41-yard pass to Paris Bruner on a trick play.
“I give it a 10,” said Bruner, a senior. “It was a good throw. He made me looked good.”
Rock, who is listed as 5 feet, 8 inches, has told teammates he’d be right up there with Cam Newton, Michael Vick or Robert Griffin III if he was 6 feet, 4 inches tall.
“Vlad always says the same thing to me,” Mercyhurst junior quarterback Anthony Vendemia said. “If he was 6-4, no one would have heard of Cam Newton, Mike Vick or Robert Griffin III. He said, ‘If I was 6-4, no one would have ever heard of them.’ It’s my favorite line he’s ever said.”
From Coconut Creek, Fla., Rock hadn’t thrown a pass at Mercyhurst before last week’s heave that lead to a touchdown that put the Lakers up 21-0 in the first quarter.
“If I was 6-4, I’d be making millions,” Rock said. “Everybody would be saying Vlad Rock.”
Vendemia gave the pass high marks, too.
“If you really look on film, it was perfectly faded toward the sideline,” Vendemia said. “If he would have put it out in front a little bit, maybe he could have got under it and ran for a touchdown, but it did look very nice.”
Got a hunch it would have looked nicer if Newton, Vick or Griffin III had thrown the pass.
Posted: September 21st, 2012
Riding a two-game winning streak, Mercyhurst takes on Slippery Rock in an PSAC West game Saturday at 1 p.m. at Tullio Field.
The Lakers (2-1, 1-0) lost 28-21 to the Rock (2-1, 1-0) last season.
Posted: August 28th, 2012
Mercyhurst Lakers football players L.J. Stevens, Anthony Vendemia, Paris Bruner, Steve Reinhardt of Bradford and head coach Marty Schaetzle talk about their season opener Thursday night at Notre Dame College (Ohio).
Posted: November 5th, 2011
What a day of college football in the PSAC. Here are some highlights from the games.
Biggest upset: Gannon stuns No. 14-ranked Slippery Rock, 33-27. The Knights had just three wins, but got four touchdown passes from redshift freshman Daniel Tapscott and forced five turnovers to knock off the Rock (8-2, 6-1). The Rock will still play in next week’s PSAC title game, but Gannon sent them into it on negative momentum.
Biggest comeback: Mercyhurst College rallied from a 24-point, third-quarter deficit to win at Clarion, 42-38. Anthony Vendemia picked up his first win as a starter to end Mercyhurst’s five-game losing skid. Richie Sanders’ 1-yard run with 32 seconds left put the Lakers up for good.
Two-minute rally: Down 20 points late in the fourth quarter, Edinboro scored two touchdowns and was an onside kick conversion away from having a chance to beat No. 22 California (Pa.). Instead the Vulcans recovered the onside kick and edged Edinboro, 34-28.
Biggest beatdown: In a battle of Top 25 teams, No. 13 Kutztown destroyed No. 12 Bloomsburg, 52-14, to earn a spot in next week’s PSAC championship game. Kevin Morton threw three touchdowns, no interceptions and ran for another score to lead the Golden Bears to victory.
Posted: October 22nd, 2011
Mercyhurst College has now lost its last four games after falling in overtime, 32-26, at California (Pa.) today.
In a game that had missed PATs, blocked kicks, the biggest play seems to have happened in overtime when Mercyhurst third-year sophomore quarterback Anthony Vendemia threw an interception in the end zone on a 1st-and-10 play from the Cal 10-yard line.
Cal (6-2, 4-1) took possession and scored as Jeff Knox punched it in from four yards out. The Vulcans can still win the PSAC West if they beat IUP and Edinboro and Slippery Rock losses its last two games.
Slippery Rock (7-1, 5-0) plays Mercyhurst at home next week and ends PSAC West play at Gannon, which lost by 28 points at IUP today.
Posted: October 22nd, 2011
Trying to end a three-game losing skid, Mercyhurst College has a 13-7 halftime lead on California (Pa.) in a key PSAC West game at Adamson Stadium.
Mercyhurst sophomore Anthony Vendemia is 15-of-24 for 150 yards, a touchdown and an interception. His 13-yard touchdown pass to R.J. Miller put the Lakers (3-4, 1-3) up 7-0 in the first quarter.
Steven Wakefield has made two short field goals for Mercyhurst with the latter one being a 21-yard at the end of the first half.
Posted: October 8th, 2011
Gannon was without redshirt freshman Daniel Tapscott for today’s PSAC West game at No. 15-ranked California (Pa.). The Knights (2-4, 1-2) lost, 33-6, to the Vulcans (5-1, 3-0).
Tapscott was coming off a three-touchdown performance in last week’s 30-27 win at rival Mercyhurst College, but during that game, he took a hit on his right hand or arm.
After that game, Tapscott was asked about it, but brushed it off by saying he was alright.
Apparently he wasn’t.
In his place, redshirt freshman Ty Watson made his first career start and went 15-of-28 for 155 yards, no touchdowns, two interceptions and was sacked six times by the Vulcans.
The crazy thing about this is Gannon, Edinboro and Mercyhurst all started new quarterbacks today.
Edinboro started true freshman Ty Stoldt in today’s 24-23 loss to Slippery Rock for sophomore Cody Harris, who was out from a concussion he sustained last week at Indiana (Pa.).
Mercyhurst started third-year sophomore Anthony Vendemia in today’s 35-28 overtime loss to IUP for senior Travis Rearick, who had a season-ending knee injury last week against Gannon.
Posted: October 1st, 2011
Bryant Kimball couldn’t hold back the tears after Mercyhurst College lost, 30-27, to Gannon today.
His sorrow was for more than losing the crosstown PSAC West rivals in Mercyhurst’s homecoming game at Tullio Field.
The Lakers were hurting emotionally because they lost senior quarterback Travis Rearick to a serious left knee injury early in the second half.
“It just hurt to see him out there hurting like that,” said Kimball, an McDowell High graduate.
Rearick, who threw 23 touchdowns last season to spark Mercyhurst’s run to winning a 2010 PSAC title, earning its first-ever NCAA playoff bid and winning a playoff game, had 13 touchdowns passes this season counting the two he had today that gave the Lakers a 13-3 halftime lead.
Then early in the second half, Rearick went down after being hit by Gannon senior defensive tackle Randy Colling after completing a 20-yard pass to Steve Yarbrough.
“My back was to him,” Mercyhurst sophomore center Steve Reinhardt of Bradford said. “I saw the ball go over my head. I heard some noises, then shoulder pads and he started screaming. I didn’t even know it was him when it happened. I thought it was one of their D-linemen. Then I turned around and saw a flag and he was down.”