D2 Men: NY Tech Hands it to Pace 16-3

D2 Men: NY Tech Hands it to Pace 16-3

D2 Men: NY Tech Hands it to Pace 16-3

D2 Men: NY Tech Hands it to Pace 16-3

Tuesday afternoon saw the #3 New York Tech Bears outscore #4 Pace 16-3, in a game which the home team Bears took almost three times as many shots than the visiting Setters. The game was close at the end of the first quarter with NY Tech up 2-0 on Pace, but once the second quarter started rolling so did the Bears.

While the 2-0 NY Tech lead at the end of the first may not have appeared to be to threatening for Pace, the shot difference was large and a small hint of what was to follow. NY Tech outshot Pace 18 to 7 in the first quarter. After stopping an early second quarter Pace man-up situation, NY Tech reeled off the next four goals of the game uping the score to 6-0. Not until Pace's #11-Andrew Wasik scored on an unsettled one-on-one goal midway through the second did Pace get onto the scoreboard at 6-1. The Bears came right back with three more goals and went into halftime with a 9-1 lead and a 28-9 shot advantage.

Pace came out of the locker room from halftime and stuck two quick goals narrowing the score down to 9-3, but that would end up being the last time the ball hit the back of NY Tech's net. NY Tech proceeded to score 2 more goals in the third to match Pace's 2 third quarter goals, and then 5 fourth quarter goals while holding Pace to zero in the fourth. The final score was 16-3 NY Tech which more or less ends Pace's chances of making the D2 playoffs.

NY Tech was extremely successful in slowing down one of D2 most dangerous attackman Andrew Wasik. NY Tech held Wasik to two goals mostly by shadowing and shutting him off at times. NY Tech on settled 6 on 6 situations ran "511" which was basically shutting off Pace's #11 Andrew Wasik and then playing a five-man zone behind it. Also used to hold Wasik in check was a straight shut-off on Pace's manup situations, in which Pace at times was unable to even get shots off without Wasik in the rotation. Even the few times that Pace looked to possibly make it interesting they were unable to connect hitting a few pipes off of good offensive sets and just not finishing on open looks. NY Tech flat out won the game, beating Pace in grounballs, shots, and face-offs.

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