Marchi leads Sacred Heart to third win, tops LIU 34-10

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OLD WESTBURY, N.Y. (AP)Logan Marchi passed for 375 yards and his three touchdown strikes in the second quarter propelled Sacred Heart past Long Island 34-10 on Saturday in a Northeast Conference opener.

The Pioneers (3-1) entered the second quarter trailing 7-6 but scored on their next three possessions. Marchi capped a nine-play, 88-yard drive with an 11-yard scoring pass to Tyrese Chambers, then found Del Driscoll from the 10 after the Pioneers got the ball back on a fumble and hit Chambers again from 60 yards out for a 27-7 halftime lead.

Julius Chestnut added a 44-yard touchdown run late in the game. Chestnut rushed for 141 yards, while Chambers had 144 yards receiving.

Long Island (0-2), a combination of athletic programs from LIU Post and LIU Brooklyn, is playing Division I football for the first time.

Clay Beathard led the Sharks with 135 yards passing but was intercepted twice. Three turnovers hurt the Sharks.

Marchi has passed for more than 300 yards in the last three games, all Sacred Heart wins.

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