Robinson '20 scores fifth collegiate TD in football loss at Williams

Sam Robinson '20 (Josh McKee photo)
Sam Robinson '20 (Josh McKee photo)

Williams College's Bobby Maimaron threw five touchdown passes and the Ephs posted a 35-10 NESCAC win against the Hamilton College Continentals in Williamstown, Mass., on Saturday afternoon.

Hamilton (2-3 NESCAC) forced three turnovers and was 8 of 16 on third-down conversions. The Continentals host 4-1 Amherst College on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 1 p.m.

Hamilton's Kenny Gray '20 was 17 of 34 passing for 190 yards with a touchdown and an interception. Gray also placed three of his five punts inside the Williams 20-yard line. David Kagan '20 paced the rushing attack with 59 yards on 16 carries and is third in the conference with 85.8 yards per game. Christian Donahoe '20 led the Continentals with six catches for 71 receiving yards. Sam Robinson '20 returned a kick 54 yards and averaged 24.3 yards on six returns.

Carmine Bruno '20 was credited with a team-high six tackles and forced and recovered a fumble for Hamilton. Jared Schwartz '22 recorded his first interception with the Continentals, James Ball '21 forced a fumble and Luca Katz '21 recovered one.

Maimaron was 11 of 19 for 191 yards and ran for another 80 on just 11 attempts. The Ephs finished with 208 yards on the ground and enjoyed a 399-287 advantage in total offense. Frank Stola was Maimaron's favorite target as he caught eight passes for 168 yards with four scores. TJ Rothmann registered a game-high 10 stops including a sack and Drew Michalek boasted a sack and an interception.

Robinson returned the opening kickoff 33 yards to the Hamilton 40, and the Continentals chewed up more than seven minutes on a 14-play drive that covered 56 yards. The opening drive ended with a 21-yard field goal by Sam Thoreen '22, who is perfect on five attempts this fall. Thoreen is 10-for-12 on field goals in his Hamilton career.

Williams scored the next 35 points including a 20-yard touchdown pass from Maimaron to Stola late in the first quarter. A 4-yard scoring toss by Maimaron to Tyler Spiezio midway through the second quarter made it 13-3, and the Ephs took a 21-3 cushion into the locker room after a 26-yard touchdown catch by Stola with 1:15 left in the half.

Stola scored on a 14-yard reception that capped Williams' first possession of the second half and Maimaron and Stola hooked up for a 54-yard touchdown on the last play of the third quarter.

The Continentals scored their only touchdown after Bruno forced and recovered a fumble at his own 45 with 11:45 remaining in the fourth quarter. Gray completed a 9-yard pass to Joe Park '22 and found Will Budington '21 for 14 yards on third-and-long to the Ephs 40. Gray connected with Robinson for a 40-yard touchdown on the next play and Thoreen's extra point made it 35-10 with 10:05 to go. Robinson has four touchdown catches and a kick return for a score in his Hamilton career.