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Monday, September 10, 2012

Oropollo honored by MAC

Lycoming's Nate Oropollo (Cardinal O'Hara) was a busy man Saturday and Lycoming upset No. 22 Delaware Valley because of his active play on defense.
The senior defensive lineman got to the quarterback five times in the first half and was credited with three full sacks and two half sacks to lead the Warriors to a 24-14 triumph over the Aggies.
That effort earned him MAC Defensive Player of the Week honors for the first time in his career.
It was the most sacks by a Lycoming player since Mark Seagraves set the record with six against Wilkes in 2000. The win also was Lyco's four over a ranked team in the last five years.
Oropollo's pressure on the quarterback helped the Warriors erase a 7-0 deficit and take a 17-7 lead into the locker room at halftime. That 10-point advantage was enough to give Lycoming its first win over Del Val since 2008. He finished with four solo tackles and three assists.
Teammate Kabongo Bukasa (Academy Park) also came up big for the Warriors. He was in on nine stops including two solo tackles.


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