Wednesday, September 6, 2017

HIGH 5 OF THE WEEK: Marchi puts up a good effort in Temple loss at Notre Dame

Logan Marchi, Temple football
Marchi (Temple athletics)

The former St. Paul star made his first start as an Owl in Notre Dame Stadium on Saturday against the famed Fighting Irish, and he did pretty well.
Marchi, a redshirt sophomore, finished 19-for-35 with 245 yards and two touchdown passes. He was sacked three times by the Notre Dame defense. Temple lost 49-16 in Geoff Collins' first game as Owl head coach.
Marchi engineered the first Temple scoring drive of the season, a nine-play, 57-yard march that concluded with a 36-yard field goal by Austin Jones. The kick cut the Irish lead to 14-3. Marchi was 3-for-5 on the drive for 45 yards.
The first touchdown cut the Owl deficit to 28-10 and was a 11-play, 75-yard jaunt. It ended when Marchi threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Keith Kirkwood. Marchi was 2-for-4 on that drive for 29 yards and the touchdown.
Temple's final scoring drive went from late in the third quarter to the early part of the fourth. Marchi went 4-for-7 for 53 yards, and he completed the drive with an 11-yard touchdown pass to Brodrick Yancy. Marchi's pass on the two-point conversion went incomplete, and Temple trailed 35-16.
Collins had some great things to say about Marchi in the postgame.
“Logan [Marchi] came in and played admirably and moved the offense really well at times, threw some really nice balls and threw some balls that not a lot of kids in the country can make," Collins said. "And I thought the rest of the offense kind of rallied around him.”
Marchi completed passes to nine different receivers. His longest completion of the day was 29 yards, and it was to another local standout named Isaiah Wright.

Wright (Temple athletics)
Isaiah Wright, Temple football
The former Holy Cross and Kingswood-Oxford standout tied for the Temple lead in receptions with four and led in yards with 79 in the Notre Dame loss.
Wright had the longest reception of the day at 29 yards. Marchi hit Wright with the pass for 29 yards on a 3rd and 11. Wright also had receptions of 10 and 25 yards on the first Temple scoring drive, which ended with a field goal in the first quarter. Wright caught his fourth and final pass for 15 yards on the first drive of the fourth quarter. He was targeted a total of six times by Marchi.
Wright was also involved on defense and special teams. He assisted on a tackle with Delvon Randall on a 1st and goal Notre Dame offensive play. In the fourth quarter, Wright returned a kickoff 20 yards to the Temple 22-yard line.

Pat Etter, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute football
Etter (RPI athletics)

Speaking of St. Paul, this former standout under center has since converted to wide receiver with the Engineers, and he had an impact in the season opener.
Etter hauled in a 45-yard touchdown from Ed Trimpert in the third quarter of a 45-0 win over William Paterson. Etter, 6-foot-5, caught the touchdown with 9:22 in the third quarter. After the extra point from Christian Kapp, RPI led 31-0.
What was special for Etter was this was the first game he has played in at RPI. In 2016, Etter traveled to five away games but didn't play. He also didn't play in 2015.
Etter, who graduated in the Top 10 of his class at St. Paul, is a Civil Engineering major at RPI.

Skerritt (WCSU athletics)
Jenna Skerritt, Western Connecticut State volleyball
The junior from Wolcott has stepped into the setter role and done well so far.
In four matches, Skerritt has 106 assists, or an average of 7.57 per set. She has played in all 14 sets so far this season. Skerritt's best effort so far this season was 46 assists in a 3-2 comeback victory for WCSU over Penn State-Berks in Day 2 of the Colonial Invitational.
Skerritt also has 27 digs and seven service aces on the season. WCSu is off to a 1-3 this season. The Colonials lost a great senior class, but are hoping players like Skerritt can help the team stay near the top of the Little East Conference.

Gerron Pendarvis, Monmouth football
Pendarvis (Monmouth athletics)

Pendarvis transferred to the New Jersey school from Monroe Community College in New York, and he played in his first game with the Hawks.
Pendarvis, a former Holy Cross standout, had three tackles, two solo and one assisted on a quarterback sack, in a 31-12 home win over Lafayette. The 6-foot-1, 295-pound junior started at defensive tackle for Monmouth.
Pendarvis may have been a little amped up for his first game, given he was called for an offside penalty on the first play from scrimmage. Pendarvis made his first tackle on a 3rd and 2 play late in the first quarter. He had a tackle for no gain on a 1st and 10 play during the third quarter.
In the fourth quarter, Pendarvis combined with Erik Massey on a quarterback sack.
At Monroe, Pendarvis finished third on the team in tackles with 29, including five for a loss.

Statistics compiled from the team websites of each individual player.

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