Scores

Final

Iona 56

(5-1, 1-0 null)

La Salle 3

(0-5, 0-1 null)

1:00 PM ET, October 6, 2007

1 2 3 4 T
IONA 35 14 7 056
LAS 0 0 3 03

Top Performers

Passing: N. Rossetti (IONA) - 103 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: D. Samuels (IONA) - 11 CAR, 103 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: T. Mastrino (BRY) - 1 REC, 59 YDS, 1 TD

Iona 56, La Salle 3

Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Rudy Arcara scored two touchdowns and Iona returned a pair of interceptions and a punt for scores in a 56-3 rout of La Salle on Saturday.

Iona (5-1, 1-0 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) raced to a 35-0 lead in the first quarter and opened up an insurmountable 49-0 advantage by halftime.

Arcara scored on a 4-yard run in the first quarter and fell on a blocked punt in the end zone for another score. He rushed eight times for 76 yards.

Dane Samuels paced an overpowering ground attack for Iona, which outgained La Salle 227-52. Samuels had 103 yards on 11 carries and scored on a 4-yard run.

Nick Rossetti went 5-for-7 for 103 yards and a 59-yard scoring pass to Tim Mastrino. Dustin Croick (3-for-4, 10 yards) also threw a TD pass, to DeMarcus White, for Iona.

Adam Lipski raced 20 yards for a score with an interception, and Ed Loscalzo returned a pick 48 yards in the win. Joseph Garcia also got in on the scoring barrage, returning a punt 80 yards for a TD.

Anthony Perlozzo kicked a 21-yard field goal with just over five minutes remaining to help La Salle (0-5, 0-1) avoid the shutout.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
IONA
LAS
1st Downs1213
Total Yards340135
Passing11383
Rushing22752
Penalties6-688-40
3rd Down Conversions0-00-0
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers14
Possession24:3135:29

Passing Leaders

IonaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Rossetti5/710314.710
La SalleC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Panasuk9/19522.703

Rushing Leaders

IonaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Samuels111039.410
Arcara8769.510
La SalleCARYDSAVGTDLG
Dudinski10454.500
Williams17311.800

Receiving Leaders

IonaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Mastrino15959.010
Ellis12828.000
La SalleRECYDSAVGTDLG
Kendrick5479.400
Guererri3134.300

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERIONALAS
TD14:10Adam Lipski 20 Yd Interception Return (Chris Lofrese Kick) 70
TD07:55Dane Samuels 4 Yd Run (Chris Lofrese Kick) 140
TD04:54Rudy Arcara 4 Yd Run (Chris Lofrese Kick) 210
TD03:44Rudy Arcara 0 Yd Return Of Blocked Punt (Chris Lofrese Kick) 280
TD01:40Joseph Garcia 80 Yd Punt Return (Chris Lofrese Kick) 350
SECOND QUARTERIONALAS
TD06:01Tim Mastrino 59 Yd Pass From Nick Rossetti (Chris Lofrese Kick) 420
TD04:40Ed Loscalzo 48 Yd Interception Return (Chris Lofrese Kick) 490
THIRD QUARTERIONALAS
TD12:40Demarcus White 6 Yd Pass From Dustin Croick (Chris Lofrese Kick) 560
FG05:05Anthony Perlozzo 21 Yd 563