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Football’s record performances help to solidly defeat USMMA

As published in the Campus Times

The ‘Jackets swarmed into United States Merchant Marine Academy’s home field in Kingspoint, N.Y. with a mission on their pads: hit hard and win easy. And they did just that, picking up a needed 52-21 victory via a fast-paced offense and a high intensity defense.

With three career-high performances, one of which ties a 38-year-old record, the win showcased UR players at their best. The ‘Jackets improved to 2-4 overall record and 2-2 record in the Liberty league, while the Mariners fell to 4-3 overall and 2-2 in the Liberty League.

Head coach Scott Greene hailed Saturday’s victory as a product of solid individual efforts on both the defensive and offensive team.

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Intensity propels men to 5-1 start

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On Nov. 21, the men’s basketball team tipped off its 2008 basketball season in front of a Palestra packed with 1,050 fans.

With the graduation last spring of stars Jon Onyiriuka, Uche Ndubizu and Robert Dominiak, among other key players from last season, there were many uncertainties as to what the future held.

But the ‘Jackets’ 5-1 record in the past two weeks has proven that they have not lost the high level of intensity that they possessed last year.

In its opening game a first-round match-up in the Chuck Resler Tournament UR scored a dominating 78-62 victory over University of Pittsburgh Bradford. Senior forward Mike Chmielowiec and sophomore guard Mike Labanowski stepped up to the plate with career-high performances.

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