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Gaels 14, Aggies 12

9/3/2007 - Iona Gaels

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) -- Nick Rossetti passed for 222 yards and a touchdown and Iona defeated Delaware Valley 14-12 Saturday in the season opener.

Rossetti hit DeMarcus White with a 40-yard touchdown at 6:53 of the first quarter to give Iona a 7-0 lead. Rossetti was 14-of-22 and White had eight receptions for 96 yards as Iona (1-0) outgained Delaware Valley 382-177 yards.

Mike Isgro was 15-of-31 for 140 yards for Delaware Valley (0-1) and combined with Joel Foreman on two scoring passes of 21 and 5 yards. Delaware Valley missed both extra point attempts.

Foreman's 21-yard touchdown reception cut the deficit to 7-6 at 1:20 of the opening quarter, but Dean Samuel's 2-yard run with 24 seconds left in the second quarter.