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Iona 35, Stonehill 34, OT

10/4/2008 - Iona Gaels

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- Nick Rossetti threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to Jeffrey Miller in overtime and Robert Woods kicked the decisive extra point to give Iona a 35-34 victory over Stonehill on Saturday.

Jeff Payne's 3-yard touchdown run in the first overtime possession gave Stonehill (1-4, 0-3 Northeast Conference) a lead but Brendan Gorey hooked the extra point wide.

Gorey also had a blocked field goal that was returned 80 yards for a touchdown by Desmond Hinds to give Iona (3-2) a 21-17 lead in the third quarter.

Rossetti finished 26-for-39 for 253 yards and four touchdowns, including an 11-yarder to David Nelson with 2:37 left . He added 66 yards on 12 carries.

Cruz Parsons threw for 312 yards and two touchdowns for Stonehill.