Last season, Anthony Vendemia and Linnell Robinson had games against Gannon they’d like to forget.
A year later, they were part of a victory they’ll never forget.
Vendemia, a junior quarterback, and Robinson, a senior cornerback, were instrumental in Mercyhurst’s 38-29 win against the Knights today at Gannon University Field.
“The other victories in the past, they were good, but this one means just a little bit more,” Vendemia said. “We wanted this one.”
The Lakers not only won their sixth consecutive game, but ended a two-game skid against Gannon.
“It means a lot because now, I don’t have a losing record against Gannon,” Robinson said. “I’m 3-2 against Gannon. Couldn’t go out with a losing record against Gannon.”
Against Gannon last season, Vendemia came in relief of Travis Rearick, who had a season-ending knee injury. He was sacked five times and lost a fumble that lead to Gannon’s final touchdown drive.
The Knights won 30-27.
Today, he went 12-of-24 for 146 yards and touchdown. He wasn’t sacked, didn’t turn the ball over and had two short rushing scores.