Written by Alex Kurial
Photo by Valerie Wutti
Carleton held off a late 4th quarter charge against Waterloo on Saturday, using a last second field goal from Mike Domagala to send the Ravens to a 21-18 victory and back to back wins.
The Ravens’ first play from scrimmage gained 39 yards off a screen pass from QB Mike Arruda to WR Phil Iloki. The next play saw Arruda execute a play action rollout to the right and send a pass to WR Dominic Walker for an early touchdown and an 8-0 lead.
With Waterloo driving in the 2nd half, Ravens LB Trevor Hoyte stripped a scrambling Ford with Jay Dearborn recovering the fumble. The payoff was immediate, as two plays later Arruda aired a deep pass down the right sideline that Walker caught and took 95 yards for his 2nd touchdown of the game.
Up 15-3, Carleton got the ball back off the kickoff thanks to another forced fumble by Hoyte, which turned into a Domagala field goal to extend the lead to 18-3.
The lead wouldn’t last as a surge by Waterloo in the 4th started their comeback. After starting a drive back at their own 9-yard line, the Warriors moved down the field and capped things off with a 1 yard touchdown toss from Ford to RB Brandon Metz to bring Waterloo within one score.
In their next offensive possession, Waterloo marched right back down the field and found the end zone via a Ford TD pass to WR Ternowski. The Warriors tied the game on a Ford to Kernick connection for the 2 point conversion.
With 2:34 left in the game, a pair of Arruda passes found WR Quinton Soares for 15 yards each, followed by an 11 yard rush from RB Nathan Carter, moving the ball into scoring position. With the game on the line, Domagala stepped up and nailed a 22 yard field goal to give the Ravens a 21-18 lead with just 8 seconds to play, which was all they would need.
RAVENS PLAYER OF THE GAME
#11 WR Dominic Walker – Receiver – 1st year
Queen’s vs. Carleton (Homecoming)
MNP Park – Ottawa, ON
Saturday, September 15 (1 PM)