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Espinoza kicks ASA past Monroe

BROOKLYN, New York - Oct. 27 - ASA's Andres Espinoza made a 21-yard field goal with five seconds remaining to lift No. 18 ASA to a 36-34 win over No. 18 Monroe College at the Aviator Sports Complex.

The Avengers, now 6-2, built a 30-7 lead after the first quarter but needed to drive the field to set up Espinoza's field goal.

Monroe's Idrissa Nikiema had given the Mustangs (6-2) a 34-33 lead with a 31-yard field goal with 2:16 left before the Avengers took possession for its game-winning drive.

The Avengers struck first with a 56-yard touchdown pass from Johntae McDowell to Kaedin Robinson. The Mustangs responded when Dominique Shoffner found Halim Dixon-King with a 6-yard touchdown pass to tie the score. McDowell threw for 329 yards on 12 completions. Robinson had five receptions for 146 yards.

McDowell and Stephon Rucker-Carroll connected on a 79-yard touchdown pass as the Avengers scored 23 unanswered points, capping the run with a 24-yard pass from McDowell to Robinson for a 30-7 lead.

Shoffner threw for two touchdowns and ran for another to bring the Mustangs back. He finished with 279 passing yards.

No. 4 Lackawanna 48, No. 20 Nassau 18

SCRANTON, Pennsylvania - Oct. 26 - No. 4 Lackawanna used three defensive touchdowns as the Falcons extended their win streak to 20 games with a 48-18 win over No. 20 Nassau at Valor Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium. The Falcons also recorded nine quarterback sacks.

The Falcons, who have the NJCAA's longest active win streak, improved to 8-0 as Robert Kennedy, Ian Newton and Mike Crawford each returned an interception for a score. Lackawanna outscored Nassau 31-6 in the second half.

Quarterback Matt Cavallaro threw two touchdown passes to give him 20 touchdown passes, placing him seventh on the Northeast Football Conference single-season rankings. Sameer Parks and Norval Black each caught a touchdown pass.

Lackawanna plays the New Jersey Warriors Nov. 2 at Valor Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium.