Bentley Tops Pace 6-4 in Season Finale

WALTHAM, Mass. Bentley ended its regular season with a 6-4 win over Pace Saturday afternoon in Northeast-10 play. The Falcons will host Merrimack in the first round of the NE-10 playoffs Tuesday night.

The key run in the game was a 3-0 spurt by Bentley in second quarter, giving them a 4-2 lead at halftime after they were trailing 2-1. Junior Richard Travers (Longmeadow, Mass./Longmeadow) and sophomore Dan Keefer (Wayland, Mass./Wayland) scored just over a minute apart to give the Falcons a 3-2 lead, and senior Jared Kinch (Cohasset, Mass./BC High) found the back of the net with 1:20 left in the half.

Pace got the better of the third quarter, with goals from sophomore Michael Ruppert and junior Nick Ospina bookending a Steve Caditz (Merer Island, Wash./Mercer Island) goal for Bentley to make the score 5-4 for them going into the fourth quarter.

Keefer scored his second of the game at the 7:29 mark of the fourth, the only goal of the quarter.

The Falcons finish the regular season with an overall record of 7-6 and 7-3 in the NE-10, and they will be the fourth-seed in the NE-10 Tournament. Pace finishes at 5-9 overall and 2-8 in conference play and will miss the playoffs.


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