Pace vs. Assumption
April 6, 2008
The Game Story:
PLEASANTVILLE, NY- James Hammel (North Caldwell, NJ/West Essex) netted three goals as the Setters dominated the Greyhounds of Assumption College 7-1 in Northeast-10 Conference action at Pace Field in Pleasantville. The Setters improve to 5-3 overall and 2-1 in the NE-10, while the Greyhounds drop to 2-7 and remain winless in conference play at 0-5.

Assumption got on the board first as Nicholas Violandi (Duxbury, MA) gave the Greyhounds a 1-0 lead early in the first quarter and took the lead into the second. It was all Pace the rest of the way as the Setters tuned up the offense and stepped up on defense. Jake Sheppard (Brunswick East, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia/Northcote) got the equalizer less than a minute into the second quarter, while Hammel scored three in a row over second and third quarters to give Pace a 4-1 lead. Ryan Gregory (Bethpage, NY/Bethpage) netted a pair of scores later in the third and early fourth, while Sheppard posted his second of the day with 8:14 left in the game as the Setters cruised to their second straight win.

The Setters outshot the Greyhounds 50-13 and picked up more ground balls 39-30.

In net, Timothy Matheis (Lindenhurst, NY/Lindenhurst) turned in another spectacular performance, recording eight saves on the day.

Pace returns to action when on Wednesday, April 9 when they will host Northeast-10 Conference foe American International College at 4:00 pm at Pace Field in Pleasantville.