PHILADELPHIA The Penn sprint football team beat the Alumni team, 13-8, in a hard-fought battle at Franklin Field Saturday. The annual game is traditionally the final tune-up before the Quakers start their regular season.
The Alumni got on the board first when quarterback Pat Monaghan connected with Jeff Bagnoli for a 32-yard reception. A botched snap forced the Alumni to run for the extra point, which was no good, giving them a 6-0 lead.
Penn came back to get on the board, when J.T. Hutchinson ran it in from the one-yard line. Peter Stine’s kick was good, giving the Quakers a 7-6 lead. The Quakers'second score of the game came when Jordan Marin caught a 9-yard pass from quarterback Mike Loguidice. Another botched snap caused a failed extra-point attempt, and the Quakers went up, 13-6.
Late in the game, alum Brian Raphael sacked Loguidice in the end zone for an Alumni safety, making the score 13-8. Despite a drive over the last three minutes of the game, the alums couldn’t pull off the win and instead lost for the second year in a row.
Hutchinson led the Quakers’ rushing attack, with 70 yards on 12 carries. Loguidice was 7-of-14 passing for 80 yards and one touchdown. Tomas Altamirano led the team in receiving yards, with two catches for 31 yards, while Marin added two catches for 21 yards and one touchdown. Michael McMullen led the defense with eight solo tackles and three assists. Nicholas Dinges and John Curran both had sacks.
For the Alumni, Tim Ortman led the rushing game with 15 runs for 119 yards, while Monaghan was 9-of-21 passingfor 92 yards.
The Penn sprint football team opens the regular season next Saturday in the Allegiance Bowl in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. against Cornell.