White-Out Game Brings Corsair Success

Staff Writer: Shailyn Bacchiocchi

Email: sbacchiocchi@umassd.edu

UMass Dartmouth’s Corsairs ended with an impressive win over Western Connecticut’s Wolves at the White-Out Football game Friday night.

Junior quarterback Dante Aviles-Santos completed a career-high six touchdowns, putting UMass Dartmouth’s football team at a whopping win of 48-21 over the Wolves.  

(Image taken from Twitter via @UMassDAthletics )

With the Student Alumni Association hosting the first annual White Out, Friday’s game was ultra-spirited. There was a turnout of over 1,200 students and fans who took the stands decked out in white clothing.  

As students entered the game, they were greeted with free t-shirts and pom poms in order to get the enthusiasm at an all-time high, and that it was.

By halftime, Corsairs were up 27-14 against the Wolves.  

As a special part of this White Out game, there was a halftime contest that was comprised of an attempted field goal kick to win $10,000. Cody Neto, a freshman, was selected as part of a raffle to bravely take up the challenge.

Unfortunately, Cody fell a couple yards short and therefore did not make the goal, but that did not stop students and fans from cheering him on for his efforts.

On top of the $10,000 attempt, student clubs and organizations competed for bonus funds. The UMassD Rugby club won the $750 bonus for the highest attendance and the Cape Verdean Student Association won $250. 

Overall, a success for not only the UMassD football team but for the student body as Corsair pride was reigning through Cressy Field.

The highlights from the game can be watched here. The UMassD football team will be on their way to Mass Maritime Thursday night and will hopefully continue their success. 


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