West Chester back home Saturday to host Seton Hill

Matt Leon
September 17, 2019 - 4:34 pm
Bill Zwaan's West Chester University football team is off to a 2-0 start this season..

Courtesy of West Chester University Athletics


PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Division II West Chester University football team will look to continue its strong start to the season on Saturday when the Golden Rams host Seton Hill University.

West Chester improved to 2-0 this past Saturday with a 48-14 thumping of Gannon University in their first road game of the season out in Erie.

"We got a big play early from (sophomore defensive back) Sterlen Barr with the (61 yard) interception return for a touchdown," West Chester head coach Bill Zwaan told KYW Newsradio. "That really got us started, got the kids fired up. Then we got a real good football game from our offensive line, did a really nice job of protecting (senior quarterback) Paul Dooley and our run game got going. Dooley started to play like his old self, he had a really good game also. So all of a sudden, we just kind of got caught moving in the right direction and everybody started playing well and started feeding off each other. The defense feeds off the offense, offense feeds off the defense and we had a pretty good game."

Dooley finished 17 of 25 for 248 yards and a touchdown with one interception. He also added 59 yards and two more scores on the ground. The West Chester defense finished with five interceptions from five different players including the one for a score by Barr.

"Actually, every single interception was the first interception of their careers," Zwaan said.  

Seton Hill just opened its season this past weekend with a 31-18 home loss to East Stroudsburg University. 

"They will be a very interesting team for us because they have only played the one game and they have a whole new staff, whole new offensive staff, defensive staff and a whole new system," Zwaan said. "So as you watch them on film, they do some things that we haven't really seen a whole lot of. It's a lot different than what we have seen in our league normally."

Last year, West Chester rolled Seton Hill out in Greensburg, 59-14.

Saturday's game in West Chester gets underway at noon.

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