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La Salle 21, Ursinus 19

10/9/2004 - La Salle Explorers

COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- Ken Triboletti rushed for 139 yards and
a pair of touchdowns and La Salle's defense held off a late rally
by Ursinus for a 21-19 win on Saturday.

Coming out of halftime with a 14-6 lead, La Salle (2-4) got a
56-yard touchdown run by Triboletti to make the score 21-6. Ursinus
responded with a pair of touchdown passes by Vince Gallagher, who
threw for 230 yards, to pull to 21-19.

The Bears had a chance to tie the game with 3:20 to go on a
2-point conversion attempt following a 20-yard touchdown pass to
Evan DiBlassio, but Gallagher's pass was incomplete.

La Salle got a defensive stand to preserve the win after Ursinus
(1-4) drove to the Explorers' 28-yard line. Jeff Fletcher knocked
down Gallagher's fourth-down pass in the end zone with 9.4 seconds
remaining.

Triboletti scored on a 2-yard run to give the Explorers an early
lead. Ursinus' Daniel Duffy scored on a 1-yard run early in the
second quarter, but the kick was blocked to keep the score 7-6. La
Salle quarterback Vernard Abrams scored on a 4-yard run to cap a
14-play, 86-yard drive with 35 seconds to go in the half to make
the score 14-6.

Josh Hannum caught Gallagher's other touchdown pass -- a
15-yarder -- in the third quarter.

La Salle won despite turning the ball over seven times on five
interceptions and two fumbles. Ursinus fumbled five times, losing
four.