By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – It was an unusual 0-2 start to the season for Division III Delaware Valley College as losses to Rowan and Lycoming had the Aggies reeling early on.
But since then it’s been a return to normalcy in Doylestown for a program that has been one of the nation’s best in D-III for the better part of a decade, as Del Val has won three straight. On Saturday, the Aggies will be on the road, going for a fourth straight win as they visit King’s in a Middle Atlantic Conference match-up.
Delaware Valley College head coach Jim Clements talks about what has changed since that 0-2 start.
“I think the last three weeks, we’ve really improved in the turnover area, which had plagued us in the first two losses,” Clements tells KYW Newsradio. “We’re starting to protect the ball, respect the ball a little bit better, which you need to do, obviously, to win ballgames. I’m excited to see where we go from here.”
On Saturday, the Aggies will go to Wilkes-Barre for this match-up with a King’s team that is just 1-4. But Clements says the Monarchs have shown improvement.
“Defensively, they’ve been doing a pretty good job against the run. Very active. Blitz a lot, they move around a lot, they change the fronts. I think probably the strongest point of their team is the defense. I think offensively, they’re big up front, they’ve got a real big running back and then they’ve got a quick running back that they kind of rotate in there. And I think the quarterback’s putting them in a good spot, taking what the defense gives them and they are pretty efficient. I think their time of possession is one of the tops in the league.”
Delaware Valley College and King’s will kick-off at 1:00pm on Saturday.
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