Pace vs. Bryant
March 30, 2002
The Game Story:

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. (March 30, 2002) - Junior attackman Joe Dlabola?s (Levittown, N.Y.) second goal of the game with 1:37 remaining broke a tie game and led No. 6 Pace to a 12-10 win against No. 9 Bryant Saturday afternoon in Pleasantville, N.Y.

Bryant had overcome a three-goal second-half deficit to take a 10-9 fourth-quarter lead only to see the Setters score three times in the final 1:46 to remain unbeaten on the season.

The Bulldogs surrendered seven first-half goals with Pace sophomore attackman John Hemsley (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) picking up a pair of goals and assisting on another to give the Setters a 7-4 lead at the half.

But Bryant came out strong in the third quarter, and the Bulldog defense held the Setters scoreless for a 19-minute stretch spanning the third and fourth periods, allowing Bryant to take the lead.

Junior attackman Ryan Knope (Rochester, N.Y.) put home a Kevin Barletta feed  with 1:28 left in the third to cut Pace?s lead to 9-7, and  freshman middie Brian Healy (Lynbrook, N.Y.) finished a fine individual effort with 8:54 left in the game to make it a one-goal game. Barletta hooked up with sophomore attackman Jon Yuengling (Merrick, N.Y.) to tie the game just 16 seconds later, and Yuengling picked up his third goal of the game with 6:19 left to give Bryant a 10-9 lead.

But that goal turned out to be the last for Bryant as Pace?s Robert Neff (Shirley, N.Y.) scooped a ground ball in front of the Bulldog cage and beat goalie Greg Horowitz (Yorktown, N.Y.) with 1:46 left to tie the game. Dlabola?s goal gave the Setters an 11-10 lead, and junior midfielder Liam Scully (West Nyack, N.Y.) added an insurance goal with 12 seconds left.

Horowitz finished with 15 saves for Bryant, which fell to 2-4 overall and 1-1 in the Northeast-10 Conference. All four of Bryant?s losses have been on the road to top-10 teams. Yuengling had a game-high five points with two assists complementing his hat trick., while Barletta had a goal and three assists.

Pace goalie Adam Skiadas (Binghamton, N.Y.) made 15 saves, while Neff had a hat trick as the Setters improved to 3-0 overall and 3-0 in the NE-10.