Tribe falls to no. 9 Penn State in season
The College of William and Mary trailed no. 9 Penn State University 1-0 at halftime, but two quick Penn State goals less than five minutes into the second half buried the Tribe. Defensive breakdowns left Tribe goalkeeper Meghan Walker vulnerable, and the Nittany Lions pounced on the chances. A goal from senior forward Claire Zimmeck gave the College a boost in the 67th minute, but it wasn’t enough to save the game.
College showcases offense in intrasquad scrimmage
Wednesday night the Tribe conducted its second scrimmage of the preseason ahead of next Saturday’s opener at North Carolina State University. Senior quarterback Jake Phillips turned in a standout offensive performance, passing and scrambling for four touchdowns highlighted by a 34-yard scoring strike to senior wideout Elliot Mack. True freshman tailback Jonathan Grimes also delivered an impressive effort totaling 29 yards on seven carries. On the other side of the ball, defensive ends junior CJ Herbert and sophomore Kyle O’Brien led a spirited effort with one sack each.
Marriner, Livingston out for season opener at N.C. State
After a season that rattled the College of William and Mary with injuries to key starters, the Tribe will enter the 2008 season opener with a triad of crucial players in less than perfect health. Senior tailback DeBrian Holmes is questionable for next Saturday’s game, while his backup, sophomore tailback Courtland Marriner, has been ruled out with an injured left knee. Junior safety Robert Livingston will also not play in the opener due to a bad right knee. Both Marriner and Livingston are listed as week-to-week, so the Tribe will lack depth going into the season.