Monday, September 28, 2009

Mante honored again

Yale senior kicker/punter Tom Mante was named the Ivy League's special teams player of the week for the second week in a row.

Mante kicked two field goals including a 54 yarder which tied the Ivy League and Yale record.
Mante also punted a school record 12 times, averaging 37.9 yards per punt.

Mante, who kicked a 50-yard field goal in a season-opening win over Georgetown, is the first
Ivy League player with 50-yard field goals in consecutive weeks. He joins Penn's Tim Mazzetti
and Tyler Lavin of Dartmouth as the only players in Ivy League history with more than one 50-
yard field goal in a season. Lavin, who holds the league record with three field goals of at
least 50 yards, had a 52 yarder against Colgate and 50 yarder versus Harvard in 2003.

Mazzetti, who kicked for the NFL's Atlanta Falcons from 1978-80, had 54 yards field goals against Lehigh and Lafayette in 1976.

Playing on a sloppy, rain-soaked Clint Frank Field, the Yale junior varsity team defeated Milford Academy 8-0 on Sunday.

Yale freshman quarterback Dez Duron connected with running back and fellow freshman Taylor Stib on a screen pass which Stib took 40 yards for the only score. Yale added a safety when sophomore Matt Battaglia's pass rush led to Milford Academy being called for intentional grounding in the end zone. Matt Battaglia also had a sack while freshman defensive lineman Charles Holmes recovered two fumbles.



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