Pace vs. Franklin Pierce
March 31, 2007
The Game Story:
PLEASANTVILLE, NY- Junior attacker Ryan Gregory (Bethpage, NY/Bethpage) accounted for two goals and an assist in the opening quarter as the Pace scored four unanswered goals to start the game and cruised to a 13-4 win over Franklin Pierce. Gregory finished the afternoon with three goals and a pair of assists. The Setters improve to 5-2 overall and evens its conference record a 2-2, while the Ravens drop to 1-4 overall and 1-3 in the NE-10.

Robert Cornetta (Huntington Station, NY/Half Hollow Hills West) kicked off the scoring for Pace netting an unassisted scored just over three minutes into the contest. Freshman attacker James Hammel (North Caldwell, NJ/West Essex) scored two minutes later off a Gregory assist, before Gregory put the Setters up 4-0 with back-to-back scores. The Ravens' Brendan Rooney scored Franklin Pierce's first goal with 4:25 left in the quarter.

The second quarter featured the freshman Hammel as he netted the only three goals by either team in the period, including two man-up scores. Hammel's power-play goals were assisted by Gregory and T.J. Urban (Kinnelon, NJ/Kinnelon) respectively.

Pace's Dan Abberton (Hicksville, NY/Hicksville) and Gregory opened the second half scoring for the Setters, taking a 9-1 lead. Franklin Pierce's Roony netted a goal with 4:47 left in the quarter. Frank Argento (Lawrence, NY/Lawrence) closed out the scoring, tallying a man-up score at the 1:59 mark off an Urban assist.

Luke Ferreira cut into the Setters lead with a pair of goals in less than one minute early in the final period. Ferreira's scores proved to be the last for the Ravens as Cornetta, Urban and Joseph Roskop (Bellmore, NY/Bellmore JFK) all netted a goal over the final 8:12

For Pace, in addition to Gregory's five points, Hammel finished with four goals, while Urban tallied a goal and three assists. Cornetta recorded two goals and one assist.

In net, Timothy Matheis (Lindenhurst, NY/Lindenhurst) played the entire first half and just under seven minutes in the third quarter, recording 4saves, while allowing one goals to move his season record to 5-1. Thomas Duca (Waltham, MA/Waltham) came on in relief, playing just over 16 minutes, giving up three goals, while stopping two shot. Andrew Williams (East Meadow, NY/East Meadow) closed out the final 6:51 without allowing a goal, while recording six saves.

The Setters return to action on Thursday, April 5th when they travel to Worcester, MA to take on Northeast-10 Conference opponent Assumption College at 5:00 pm.