Men's Lacrosse Drops Season Finale to Pace 14-9

THE BASICS:

- Score: Pace 14, Assumption 9

- Records: Pace (7-6, 6-5 NE10), Assumption (7-6, 5-6 NE10)

- Location: Pleasantville, N.Y. (Pace Stadium)

- The Lead: In a battle for the final spot in the NE10 Tournament, Assumption scored the first two goals of the evening, but Pace responded by outscoring the Hounds 11-1 over a 26-minute span to take control on the way to a 14-9 victory on Friday in the team's regular season finale.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- Assumption jumped on the Setters, as Travis Reid (Raynham, Mass. / Bridgewater Raynham) scored twice in the first six minutes of the contest, with the second goal assisted by Patrick Ward (Canton, Mass. / Kents Hill School). Pace got on the board at 8:13 and then added another goal to even the score 2-2 through one period.

- The Setters kept the run going in the second, scoring three more goals in the opening six minutes to grab a 5-2 lead. Trevor Kennedy (Port Jefferson Station, N.Y. / Comsewogue) ended the run off a pass from Brett Jennings (Montgomery, N.Y. / Valley Central) at 7:22 to trim it to just two goals. Pace answered back with three consecutive goals for an 8-3 lead at the half.

- In the third, the Setters scored three straight times to extend their advantage to 11-3 with 12 minutes left. Reid finally ended the drought on an assist from Jason Hughes (Watertown, Mass. / Watertown) at 10:48 and Kennedy scored 36 seconds later. The teams traded goals over the last eight minutes, with a Patrick O'Brien (Oyster Bay, N.Y. / St. Dominic) tally making it 13-7.

- Pace led off the fourth with a goal, though Reid tallied his fourth on the contest with 6:23 from Ward. Hughes ended the scoring for Assumption as they fell by five in the contest.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

- Assumption was outshot 38-30 in the contest, while Pace also picked up more ground balls (27-20). The Hounds did win 15 of 26 face-offs, thanks to Connor Reid (Raynham, Mass. / Bridgewater Raynham) who also had six ground balls.

- T. Reid paced the offense with five points on four goals and one assist. His 51 points this season are tied for the third-most in a single season in program history while his 143 career points are third all-time in program history. Hughes and Kennedy each added three points on two goals and one assist.

- Defensively, Colby Hamwey (West Yarmouth, Mass. / Wilbraham & Monson) allowed 11 goals with eight saves over 37:20 before being pulled. John DeMott (Syracuse, N.Y. / Corcoran) played the final 22:40, making three saves and allowing three goals.

- Liam Brennan led Pace with five points on three goals and two assists. Robert Beshlian earned the win as he made nine saves and allowed nine goals.

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