EMORY, Va. — It was Homecoming Saturday at Emory & Henry College, but the celebration was cut short by the Wasps’ 33-12 Old Dominion Athletic Conference loss to Hampden-Sydney.
The defeat was the third in a row for a team that opened the 2013 campaign with a three-game winning streak.
The Wasps also suffered the loss of co-captain Jason Hill, a senior defensive back who sustained a compound fracture in his leg during the second quarter.
Hampden-Sydney started quickly by scoring on its first possession, with Chris Shembo capping the drive by rambling in from 39 yards.
But in a rarity, the Wasps’ Demikael Burse blocked the extra-point try and Rennel Marshall recovered, returning the ball for a 2-point conversion for the Wasps.
E&H (3-3, 0-3) took the ensuing kickoff and embarked on its only sustained drive of the game. The 64-yard march culminated with Jonathan Turpin diving in from the 1-yard line.
But the Tigers (5-1, 3-0) took charge from there.
“We missed some opportunities again, and you can do anything you want but you can’t play for them,” said E&H coach Don Montgomery. “If I could, I’m not as good as them.
“I’m proud of the way the team played. H-S is a good team and there is nothing else I can really say.”
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