Saint Michael's vs. Pace
April 17, 2010
The Game Story:
COLCHESTER, Vt. - The Saint Michael's College men's lacrosse team (4-6, 3-4 NE-10) were edged 11-10 by Pace University (5-4, 4-2 NE-10) on Saturday afternoon on Duffy Field at Doc Jacobs Complex.

For the Setters, James Hammel netted a hat trick and two helpers in the action to lead the Pace offense. Kevin Kadlick and Joseph Clark tallied two goals apiece, while Clark contributed with two additional assists. Kevin Swierc, Nicholas Pellerito, and John Kolesar each scoring a goal apiece for the Setters, while Nick Ospina, Thomas Earl, and Mike Pacheco earned assists. Sean Kearney stopped 13 shots on goal, and picked up five ground balls in the key Northeast-10 win.

For the Purple Knights, senior Mike Bednarz tallied his hat trick in the first half of the game, while freshman Peter Donnally also helped lead the Saint Michael's offense with three goals and an assist. Senior Charlie Niznansky netted two goals and added an assist to the action, while classmates James Baghai (Wellesley, Mass./Wellesley), Charles Seelinger, and sophomore Sean Leahy each netted a point. Each contributing an assist to the play was senior Matt Reardon and Evan White. Holding his own in net for the Purple Knights, senior Zach Jandl turned away seven shots.

The Setters opened the scoring just under two minutes into play, but the Purple Knights quickly tied it up a minute later and shortly took the lead they would control until the second half. Play went back and forth as the Purple Knights tied up with the Setters, before taking the lead that was quickly evened out by Pac.e. In the fourth period, Saint Michael's held a two-goal advantage, the most difference that had been held since early in the second quarter. With six minutes on the clock, Pace pulled in front to take the lead, holding the Purple Knights off the ball until the final seconds. Saint Michael's tried to force overtime with a final desperation shot with the last second ticking off the clock, but the attempt went wide, ending the game at 11-10 in favor of Pace.

Saint Michael's returns to action on Wednesday with a 4 p.m. home contest versus league-rival Bentley University. Pace also returns to action on Wednesday, hosting Assumption College at 4 p.m.