Scores

Final

Iona 27

(1-0, 1-0 away)

1:00 PM ET, September 6, 2008

1 2 3 4 T
IONA 14 7 0 627
DV 0 7 6 619

Top Performers

Passing: N. Rossetti (IONA) - 82 YDS, 1 INT

Rushing: C. Sutera (IONA) - 13 CAR, 59 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: A. Nass (IONA) - 2 REC, 30 YDS

Iona 27, Delaware Valley 19

Associated Press

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Desmond Hinds returned a fumble 38 yards for a touchdown and Nick Rossetti, Andrew Nass and Craig Suttera ran for scores as Iona defeated Delaware Valley 27-21 in heavy rain and strong wind Saturday in the season opener for both teams.

The Gaels jumped out a 21-0 lead on Rossetti's 1-yard sneak with 6:32 left in the first half.

The Division III Aggies rallied behind Mike Isgro, who threw two touchdown passes, and Matt Cook, who ran for 125 yards on 28 carries with a touchdown.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
IONA
DV
1st Downs1018
Total Yards208314
Passing8293
Rushing126221
Penalties7-585-62
3rd Down Conversions0-00-0
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers13
Possession23:0436:56

Passing Leaders

IonaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Rossetti11/18824.601
Delaware ValleyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Isgro9/23934.021

Rushing Leaders

IonaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Sutera13594.510
Rossetti14503.610
Delaware ValleyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Cook281254.510
Isgro11423.800

Receiving Leaders

IonaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Nass23015.000
Muraglia11616.000
Delaware ValleyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Heiland44010.000
Gionfriddo13535.010

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERIONADV
TD10:09Craig Sutera 35 Yd Run (Robert Woods Kick) 70
TD02:46Desmond Hinds 38 Yd Fumble Return (Robert Woods Kick) 140
SECOND QUARTERIONADV
TD06:32Nick Rossetti 1 Yd Run (Robert Woods Kick) 210
DVTD03:54Joe Gionfriddo 35 Yd Pass From Mike Isgro (Shane Toohey Kick) 217
THIRD QUARTERIONADV
DVTD09:36Matt Cook 17 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 2113
FOURTH QUARTERIONADV
DVTD07:53Brad Emmons 2 Yd Pass From Mike Isgro (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 2119
TD03:15Andrew Nass 15 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 2719