Pace vs. Dowling
March 11, 2009
The Game Story:
PLEASANTVILLE, NY- Jake Sheppard (Brunswick East, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia/Northcote) and T.J. Urban (Kinnelon, NJ/Kinnelon) each tallied four points but it was not enough as the Golden Lions of Dowling College rallied past the Setters in the second half to win 14-9. The Setters drop to 0-2 on the season, while the Golden Lions improve to 2-1 on the season.

The Setters came out firing early as Sheppard netted the first score of the day off an assist by James Hammel (North Caldwell, NJ/West Essex) three and half minutes into the game. The teams would trade goals over the next five minutes of play until Pace rallied over the final 4:50 of the opening quarter scoring three times in that stretch to take a 5-2 lead into the second quarter. Urban, Kevin Kadlick (Boston, MA/Catholic Central) and Joe Arlotta (Garden City Park, NY/St. Mary's) each netted a goal in the rally. Urban added an assist, while Sheppard recorded a pair in the rally.

Dowling opened the second quarter with two goals as John McClure (Brampton, ON Canada) accounted for both scores to slice the Setter lead to 5-4. Pace would answer back over the final 4:25 as Kevin Swierc Clark, NJ/Arthur L. Johnson) and Kadlick would pull the Setters ahead by three at 7-4 heading into the break.

Dowling rallied in the third quarter, erasing their halftime deficit as McClure tallied a goal, while Kyle O'Brien (Whitby, ON Canada) netted a pair of scores to tie the game at seven at the 10:01 mark of the period. McClure would net the go-ahead goal just 22 seconds later, putting the Golden Lions up 8-7. Dowling would out-score Pace in the quarter 8-1 and 10-2 over the final 30 minutes of play to rally for a 14-9 victory.

For Pace, Urban and Sheppard posted identical lines with a goal and three assists each, while Kadlick netted three scores. Timothy Matheis (Lindenhurst, NY/Lindenhurst) recorded 13 saves in 60 minutes of action.

For Dowling, McClure led the way for the Golden Lions with six goals and three assists, while O'Brien totaled five points (3G, 2A). Ryan Dougherty (Port Jefferson, NY) posted six saves in 60 minutes of play.

Pace returns to action when they travel to Greensburg, PA for a non-conference game against Seton Hill College at 1:00 pm on Saturday, March 14.