September 11, 2010

Ithaca 28, Union 20

More news about: Ithaca

ITHACA, N.Y. — The Ithaca Bombers (2-0) jumped out to a 28-7 lead and withstood a late rally by the visiting Union Dutchmen (0-1) to post a 28-20 win Saturday. The Dutchmen scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns in a 4:24 span and had two more possessions after closing to within eight points, but Ithaca didn't allow a first down on either drive.

Senior quarterback Rob Zappia (Greece Athena/Rochester) ran for a touchdown and threw for a career-high 242 yards and senior wideout Thomas Vossler (Saranac Lake/Loon Lake) caught a pair of scores. The Bomber defense forced 10 punts and held Union to two-of-13 efficiency on third down and 14 first downs.

Zappia capped a 10-play, 79-yard drive with a one-yard touchdown run – the first of his career – early in the second quarter and threw his first career touchdown pass, covering 13 yards to Vossler, two possessions later. Vossler finished with eight catches for 104 yards; he raised his total to 100 career receptions (he's the seventh Bomber to reach that total) with the milestone catch coming on his second touchdown – a 41-yard reception from senior wide receiver Dan Ruffrage (Utica Notre Dame/Whitesboro) on the opening drive of the second half.

After Ithaca scored its final touchdown on a one-yard run by sophomore Clay Ardoin (Dolgeville/Dolgeville) midway through the third quarter, the Dutchmen rallied, scoring a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns. Junior quarterback Drew Connolly (Foxboro/Taft/Foxboro, Mass.) threw a 27-yard touchdown pass to junior receiver Connor Gallo (Lansingburgh/Troy) six seconds into the final period and a 31-yard touchdown to Chris Vazquez (Bergen Catholic/Elmwood Park, N.J.) 4:24 later. Union's two scoring drives needed just 12 plays to cover a combined 149 yards.

The Dutchmen forced a Bomber punt, but Ithaca ran 6:24 off the clock while running 10 plays. Led by senior end Matt Dibble (Columbia/East Schodack) and junior linebacker Eric Toporoff (Montvale Township/Towaco, N.J.), the Bomber defense forced their seventh three-and-out of the game; the two combined to tackle tailback Chris Coney (Westminster Academy/Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) for no gain on first down, Dibble hit Connolly to force an incompletion on second down and Toporoff broke through the line to knock down a third-down pass. Union's defense held again but the Dutchmen called their last timeout during Ithaca's final drive and they took over on their own 20 with 73 seconds left. After a botched snap led to Connolly being sacked by Dibble and sophomore linebacker Will Carter (Westlake/Thornwood), junior cornerback Spence White (Sleepy Hollow/Yonkers) sealed Ithaca's in with a sideline interception and a return to the Union six.

The win snapped a three-game Bomber losing streak to Union and puts Ithaca up 4-3 in the all-time series. The meeting was just the second in Ithaca, where the Dutchmen have never won.

Toporoff led Ithaca's defense with nine tackles (two for loss) and a pair of pass break-ups. Carter, senior defensive end Sean Gil (Sachem North/Holbrook) and junior linebacker Joe Gilfedder (Governor Livingston/Berkeley Heights, N.J.) added seven apiece, with Gilfedder collecting three tackles for loss and Gil recording two.

Connolly threw for 223 yards, completing 16 of 33 attempts. His nine-yard pass to senior wide receiver Justin Gallo (Lansingburgh/Troy) put Union on the scoreboard 18 seconds before halftime, capping a six-play, 64-yard drive that took just 38 seconds.

Justin Gallo caught seven passes for a game-high 110 yards. Coney, who ran for 1,164 yards last fall, was held to 38 yards on 14 carries. As a team, Union ran for only 78 yards on 23 carries.

Senior defensive back Anthony Cassese (Gilmour Academy/Wickliffe, Ohio) and senior linebacker AJ Rocchio (Bergen Catholic/Glen Rock, N.J.) led Union with 14 tackles each.

The Bombers travel to Widener next Saturday; the Dutchmen are idle.

- 30 -

Box Score
Union vs. Ithaca (09/11/10 at Ithaca, N.Y.)

Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Score
----------------- -- -- -- -- -----
Union............... 0 7 0 13 - 20 Record:
Ithaca.............. 0 14 14 0 - 28 Record:

Scoring Summary:
2nd 09:01 IC - Rob ZAPPIA 1 yd run (Andrew ROGOWSKI kick), 10-79 5:52, UN 0 - IC 7
01:01 IC - Thomas VOSSLER 13 yd pass from Rob ZAPPIA (Andrew ROGOWSKI kick), 6-39 3:24, UN 0 - IC 14
00:18 UN - Justin Gallo 9 yd pass from Drew Connolly (Blaise Ancona kick), 6-64 0:47, UN 7 - IC 14
3rd 12:57 IC - Thomas VOSSLER 41 yd pass from Dan RUFFRAGE (Andrew ROGOWSKI kick), 5-66 2:10, UN 7 - IC 21
07:31 IC - Clay ARDOIN 1 yd run (Andrew ROGOWSKI kick), 6-43 3:50, UN 7 - IC 28
4th 14:54 UN - Connor Gallo 27 yd pass from Drew Connolly (Mitch Pfeiffer rush fumbld), 7-72 2:54, UN 13 - IC 28
10:30 UN - Chris Vazquez 31 yd pass from Drew Connolly (Blaise Ancona kick), 5-77 2:01, UN 20 - IC 28

UN IC
FIRST DOWNS................... 13 19
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)............ 23-58 37-133
PASSING YDS (NET)............. 223 283
Passes Att-Comp-Int........... 33-16-1 32-22-0
TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS..... 56-281 69-416
Fumble Returns-Yards.......... 0-0 0-0
Punt Returns-Yards............ 2-5 8-145
Kickoff Returns-Yards......... 5-93 4-91
Interception Returns-Yards.... 0-0 1-22
Punts (Number-Avg)............ 10-40.1 6-39.7
Fumbles-Lost.................. 1-0 1-1
Penalties-Yards............... 3-14 5-43
Possession Time............... 20:53 39:22
Third-Down Conversions........ 2 of 13 5 of 14
Fourth-Down Conversions....... 1 of 1 1 of 1
Sacks By: Number-Yards........ 0-0 1-10

RUSHING: Union-Chris Coney 14-38; Drew Connolly 5-10; Connor Gallo 1-5; Kyle Holmes 2-4; Justin Gallo 1-1.
Ithaca-Clay ARDOIN 18-54; Dan RUGGIERO 12-53; Rob ZAPPIA 5-27; Jared PRUGAR 1-0; TEAM 1-minus 1.

PASSING: Union-Drew Connolly 16-33-1-223.
Ithaca-Rob ZAPPIA 21-31-0-242; Dan RUFFRAGE 1-1-0-41.

RECEIVING: Union-Justin Gallo 7-110; Chris Vazquez 3-68; Connor Gallo 2-39; Chris Coney 2-minus 2; Kyle Holmes 1-4; Chase Richey 1-4.
Ithaca-Thomas VOSSLER 8-104; Dan HIGGINS 5-77; Dan RUFFRAGE 4-63; Matthew HANNON 2-20; Joseph INGRAO 1-12; Andre JAMISON 1-6; Michael MOON 1-1.

INTERCEPTIONS: Union-None. Ithaca-Spence WHITE 1-22.

FUMBLES: Union-Cam Johnson 1-0. Ithaca-Dan RUFFRAGE 1-1.

SACKS (UA-A): Union-None. Ithaca-Matt DIBBLE 0-1; Will CARTER 0-1.

TACKLES (UA-A): Union-Anthony Cassese 7-7; AJ Rocchio 4-10; St.Modliszewski 4-5; Jon Campbell 2-4; Nick Poli 3-1; Jonathan Stidd 3-1; Chris Gross 2-2; Kevin Quillinan 1-3; Cam Johnson 3-0; JP Sticco 2-1; Sergi Filinow 1-2; An.Trochanowski 1-2; Mike Miller 1-2; Chris Paine 0-3; Sam Goldman 1-1; Hutton Rasmus 1-1; Sean Conerly 0-2; Richard Sixto 0-2; Noah Joseph 1-0; Josh Angoff 1-0; Phil Barr 0-1.
Ithaca-Eric TOPOROFF 6-3; Joe GILFEDDER 2-5; Sean GIL 2-5; Will CARTER 0-7; Matt DIBBLE 2-3; Spence WHITE 3-1; Mike CONTI 1-2; Ryan CLARKE 2-0; Kevin CLINE 1-1; David AHONEN 0-2; Jake SANTORA 1-0; Pat SCOTT 1-0; M. ABDELNOUR 0-1; Myron AVANT 0-1; Andrew HAIM 0-1.

comments powered by Disqus
Oct. 24: All times Eastern
Final
at Johns Hopkins 37, Gettysburg 14
Box Score Recap
Oct. 25: All times Eastern
Final
Hobart 35, at RPI 3
Box Score Recap Recap
Final
Massachusetts Maritime 46, at Mass-Dartmouth 41
Box Score Recap
Final
Maine Maritime 62, at Nichols 43
Box Score
Final
at Alfred 14, Frostburg State 3
Box Score Recap
Final
at Ithaca 32, Salisbury 7
Box Score Recap
Final
Framingham State 38, at Plymouth State 0
Box Score
Final
Morrisville State 47, at Southern Virginia 23
Box Score
Final
at Wesleyan 35, Bowdoin 0
Box Score
Final
Middlebury 27, at Trinity (Conn.) 7
Box Score Recap
Final
St. John Fisher 61, at Alfred State 0
Box Score Recap Photos
Final - OT
at Bates 34, Colby 28
Box Score Recap Recap Photos
Final
at Amherst 30, Tufts 3
Box Score
Final
Wesley 75, at Virginia-Lynchburg 12
Box Score
Final
Husson 47, at Castleton State 26
Box Score Recap
Final
Williams 21, at Hamilton 14
Box Score Recap
Final
at Stevenson 57, FDU-Florham 0
Box Score
Final
DePauw 59, at Allegheny 7
Box Score Recap
Final
at Franklin and Marshall 42, Moravian 12
Box Score
Final
at Olivet 30, Kalamazoo 14
Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at Trine 51, Albion 45
Box Score Recap
Final
Mount Ida 10, at Gallaudet 6
Box Score Recap
Final
Cortland State 21, at Kean 14
Box Score Recap
Final
Wisconsin Lutheran 17, at Adrian 7
Box Score
Final
Hampden-Sydney 45, at Shenandoah 27
Box Score Photos
Final
at Emory and Henry 62, Catholic 28
Box Score
Final
Hope 33, at Alma 7
Box Score Recap
Final
at St. Vincent 38, Carnegie Mellon 31
Box Score
Final
Dickinson 33, at McDaniel 28
Box Score
Final
Guilford 28, at Randolph-Macon 6
Box Score Recap
Final - OT
Methodist 42, at N.C. Wesleyan 39
Box Score
Final
at Ursinus 44, Susquehanna 14
Box Score Photos
Final
at Wittenberg 49, Kenyon 7
Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at Montclair State 20, Rowan 16
Box Score Recap Recap
Final
at St. Lawrence 21, Springfield 7
Box Score
Final
at Delaware Valley 41, Misericordia 7
Box Score Recap
Final
at Wabash 70, Oberlin 10
Box Score Recap
Final
Hiram 35, at Ohio Wesleyan 28
Box Score Recap
Final
at Lebanon Valley 46, Wilkes 0
Final
at Muhlenberg 42, Juniata 13
Box Score Recap
Final - OT
at Albright 30, King's 24
Box Score Recap
Final
William Paterson 21, at TCNJ 0
Final
at Millsaps 38, Sewanee 20
Box Score
Final
Endicott 14, at Coast Guard 13
Box Score Recap
Final
at Mount Union 74, Wilmington 7
Box Score Photos
Final
at John Carroll 71, Capital 7
Box Score Recap
Final
at Franklin 41, Rose-Hulman 21
Box Score Photos
Final
at Thomas More 64, Grove City 7
Box Score Recap
Final
Widener 34, at Lycoming 17
Box Score
Final
at Heidelberg 40, Marietta 20
Box Score Recap
Final
at Union 16, Rochester 14
Box Score
Final
at Mount St. Joseph 63, Anderson 14
Box Score
Final
at Bluffton 24, Manchester 16
Box Score Recap
Final
Otterbein 20, at Baldwin Wallace 9
Box Score
Final
Utica 31, at Buffalo State 21
Box Score Recap Recap
Final
Brockport State 17, at Hartwick 12
Box Score Box Score
Final
at SUNY-Maritime 13, Becker 6
Box Score Recap
Final
at Bridgewater (Va.) 24, Washington and Lee 13
Box Score
Final
at Washington and Jefferson 34, Case Western Reserve 24
Box Score Recap Photos
Final
Bridgewater State 27, at Westfield State 23
Box Score Recap
Final
at Hendrix 38, Austin 28
Box Score
Final
at Benedictine 44, Concordia-Chicago 11
Box Score Recap
Final
LaGrange 24, at Huntingdon 17
Box Score
Final
at Lakeland 14, Aurora 0
Box Score Recap
Final
at Birmingham-Southern 23, Berry 17
Box Score Recap
Final
at Concordia (Wis.) 42, Rockford 14
Box Score
Final
at UW-River Falls 20, UW-Eau Claire 10
Box Score Recap
Final
at St. John's 52, Carleton 3
Box Score
Final
at Concordia-Moorhead 42, Hamline 7
Box Score
Final
Augsburg 38, at St. Olaf 20
Box Score
Final
at Illinois College 49, Lake Forest 6
Box Score Recap
Final
Loras 27, at Simpson 24
Box Score
Final
Buena Vista 44, at Dubuque 39
Box Score
Final
at St. Norbert 29, Beloit 14
Box Score Recap
Final
Carroll 48, at Ripon 14
Final
at Macalester 33, Lawrence 0
Box Score
Final
Mary Hardin-Baylor 72, at Texas Lutheran 16
Box Score Recap
Final
Augustana 31, at Carthage 26
Box Score Recap
Final
Elmhurst 29, at Illinois Wesleyan 28
Box Score Recap
Final
at North Park 26, Millikin 7
Box Score
Final
Central 45, at Coe 21
Box Score Recap
Final
at Wartburg 52, Luther 7
Box Score
Final
at Monmouth 38, Cornell 21
Box Score
Final
Martin Luther 13, at Minnesota-Morris 12
Box Score
Final
Crown 17, at MacMurray 14
Box Score
Final
at Greenville 52, Iowa Wesleyan 32
Box Score
Final
at Westminster (Mo.) 24, Northwestern (Minn.) 13
Box Score Recap
Final
Grinnell 21, at Knox 18
Box Score
Final
at UW-Whitewater 24, UW-Oshkosh 7
Box Score Photos
Final
at UW-Stevens Point 24, UW-La Crosse 17
Box Score Recap
Final
Concordia (Mich.) 62, at Maranatha Baptist 0
Final
at Bethel 35, St. Thomas 24
Box Score Recap
Final
at Centre 47, Rhodes 35
Box Score Photos
Final
Defiance 45, at Earlham 21
Box Score
Final
at Chicago 44, Washington U. 23
Box Score Recap
Final
Norwich 28, at Anna Maria 20
Box Score Recap
Final
UW-Platteville 21, at UW-Stout 0
Box Score Recap Recap
Final
Hardin-Simmons 51, at Howard Payne 20
Box Score
Final - OT
WPI 24, at Merchant Marine 23
Box Score Recap
Final
Linfield 59, at Lewis and Clark 7
Box Score
Final
at Pacific Lutheran 56, Willamette 14
Box Score
Final
Redlands 64, at La Verne 28
Box Score
Final
at Whitworth 62, Puget Sound 30
Box Score Recap Photos
Final
Pacific 36, at George Fox 0
Box Score Recap
Final
at MIT 35, Western New England 34
Box Score Recap
Final
Worcester State 52, at Western Connecticut 49
Box Score Recap
Final
at Louisiana College 52, East Texas Baptist 49
Final
Ferrum 26, at Averett 14
Box Score
Final
Waynesburg 35, at Thiel 32
Box Score
Final
at Ohio Northern 31, Muskingum 10
Box Score Photos
Final
at Denison 38, Wooster 24
Box Score
Final
at Christopher Newport 45, Greensboro 31
Box Score
Final
at Geneva 20, Bethany 14
Final
at St. Scholastica 59, Eureka 0
Box Score
Final
at Wheaton (Ill.) 34, North Central (Ill.) 31
Box Score Recap
Final
Chapman 45, at Cal Lutheran 21
Box Score
Final
at Occidental 21, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 14
Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at Pomona-Pitzer 24, Whittier 0
Box Score
Oct. 25: All times Eastern
Final
at Wheaton (Ill.) 34, North Central (Ill.) 31
Box Score Recap
Final
Chapman 45, at Cal Lutheran 21
Box Score
Final
at Washington and Jefferson 34, Case Western Reserve 24
Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at Thomas More 64, Grove City 7
Box Score Recap
Final
at Mount Union 74, Wilmington 7
Box Score Photos
Final
at John Carroll 71, Capital 7
Box Score Recap
Final
Wesley 75, at Virginia-Lynchburg 12
Box Score
Final
Hampden-Sydney 45, at Shenandoah 27
Box Score Photos
Final
at Wabash 70, Oberlin 10
Box Score Recap
Final
St. John Fisher 61, at Alfred State 0
Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at Wittenberg 49, Kenyon 7
Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at Delaware Valley 41, Misericordia 7
Box Score Recap
Final
UW-Platteville 21, at UW-Stout 0
Box Score Recap Recap
Final
at Bethel 35, St. Thomas 24
Box Score Recap
Final
Hobart 35, at RPI 3
Box Score Recap Recap
Final
at UW-Whitewater 24, UW-Oshkosh 7
Box Score Photos
Final
at Wartburg 52, Luther 7
Box Score
Final
Mary Hardin-Baylor 72, at Texas Lutheran 16
Box Score Recap
Final
at Concordia-Moorhead 42, Hamline 7
Box Score
Final
at UW-Stevens Point 24, UW-La Crosse 17
Box Score Recap
Final
at St. John's 52, Carleton 3
Box Score
Final
Linfield 59, at Lewis and Clark 7
Box Score
Oct. 24: All times Eastern
Final
at Johns Hopkins 37, Gettysburg 14
Box Score Recap

What We're Reading