Yianni Gavalas completed 15 of 22 passes for 273 yards and four touchdowns as LIU Post opened its season yesterday with a 42-13 non-conference victory over Virginia Union. Michael Richardson led the Pioneers’ receivers with five catches for 84 yards and two touchdowns. He also threw a 30-yard touchdown pass to Amir Crenshaw early in the third quarter to give LIU Post a 28-7 advantage. Defensive lineman Anthony DeNunzio had three sacks.

USMMA 56, Misericordia 35: Brice Moore completed 6 of 10 passes for 162 yards and a touchdown to lead USMMA in non-conference. Moore also carried the ball 12 times for 45 yards and two touchdowns. Joe Vitelli made three receptions for 114 yards and a touchdown. The Mariners’ point total is tied for the fifth-highest in Academy history, and was the most scored during the tenure of coach Mike Toop, who took over in 2005.