BY JEFF FALK
With the Middle Atlantic Conference championship out of reach, the Lebanon Valley College football team has turned its attention to other goals. A great reward for a successful Flying Dutchmen campaign would be a postseason bowl berth, not unlike it has been for the past three seasons.
On Saturday afternoon in Madison, New Jersey, LVC took another step in that direction when it wiped out FDU-Florham 42-14. Scoring touchdowns in a variety of ways, the Flying Dutchmen snapped an early seven-all tie when Jake Ziegler hauled in a 28-yard touchdown strike from Leo Kyte and fullback Evan Fink plowed in from short range to put LVC up 21-7.
With the win, Lebanon Valley improved to 5-2 overall and 4-2 in the MAC. By winning two of its remaining three regular season contests, Lebanon Valley College could qualify for yet another postseason appearance.
The loss dropped FDU-Florham to 1-6 on the campaign.
Lebanon Valley limited FDU-Florham to 183 yards of total offense, 84 on the ground and 99 through the air. The Flying Dutchmen also intercepted four passes, one of which was returned for a touchdown by Josh Borreli.
After Fink opened the second-half with his conference-leading 13th touchdown of the season, Borreli made it 35-14 with his pick-six. Joey Miller had given Lebanon Valley a 7-0 lead 5:56 into the contest when he caught a seven-yard touchdown throw from Kyte.
Offensively, Lebanon Valley gained 184 yards on the ground, 209 through the air and 393 yards of total offense. Ziegler caught five balls for 113 yards.
This Saturday, Lebanon Valley will host Delaware Valley at Arnold Field.