Loss to Westminster sends Waynesburg back to even

From Oct. 29, 2022

By Ethan Spozarski

WAYNESBURG, Pa. (Oct. 29) – The Waynesburg University Yellow Jackets snapped their two-game win streak after losing to the Westminster College Titans 30-10 on Saturday.

The Yellow Jackets are now 4-4 on the season and 3-3 in conference play.

Waynesburg came out and scored a field goal on its opening drive. However, Westminster would get the game’s first touchdown with 5:51 remaining in the first quarter.

“I think we played solid, but made too many mistakes that hurt us,” Junio receiver Dakota Romantino said. “We still have a lot to work on and take advantage of these opportunities.”

Romatino finished the game with seven receptions for 86 yards.

He continued to mention and talk about the connection he and senior quarterback Tyler Raines this season.

“We just click,” Romantino said. “We have our assigned jobs and we just do it to be successful.”

Westminster continued to roll on offense with 431 total yards. Senior running back Ryan Gomes had 19 carries and 182 yards rushing. The Titans also had two rushers with 30+ yards and three receivers with 30+ yards.

Despite struggles Romantino believes this team is coming together.

“We are playing as a team this year and becoming a family,” Romatino said. “Our coaches put us in the best situation to win, and for us to be successful.”

Raines finished the game with 248 yards passing and one interception. Waynesburg’s touchdown came late in the fourth quarter by freshman quarterback Thomas Burke to Ke’Andre Hollis.

For the third time all year, and first time since the game against (18) Carnegie Mellon, no running back had more than 100 yards rushing for Waynesburg.

Sophomore James Davis and Sophomore Issac Huey combined for 14 total tackles and a tackle for a loss.

“We aren’t a bad team, we just need to keep playing as one,” Davis said. “Our effort was there and we need to finish the game.”

Waynesburg, despite the score, had multiple situations where it could have stayed in this game against the conference rivals.

“For all of our losses that doesn’t describe the story of the game,” Davis said. “Just need to learn how to compete better.”

Both athletes agree this and every loss helps remind them of the hunger they get from coming off of a loss.

Waynesburg is set to go on the road against the St.Vincent College Bearcats at 1 p.m. on Saturday Nov. 5.