Kennedy, Peters Help Saint Anselm Shut Down Pace

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. Geoff Kennedy (Gloucester, Mass.) contributed six points on four goals and a pair of assists, while James Peters (Medway, Mass.) notched five points, including four goals as Saint Anselm took down Pace, 15-10, Saturday afternoon at Pace Field.

With the win, the Hawks jump to 4-8 overall and 4-6 in Northeast-10 conference play, while the Setters move to 5-8 overall and 2-8 in league play.

Kennedy put Saint Anselm on the board less than two minutes into the game when he picked up a pass from Ben Warren (Georgetown, Mass.) and found the back of the net for the 1-0 lead. Pace netted the equalizer, however, when Matt Mirabito shot the ball past Saint Anselm goalkeeper Jonathon O'Reilly (Plano, Texas).

Peters gave the Hawks a 2-1 lead with his tally at 5:26 of the first, before the Setters tallied four straight to end scoring in the opening quarter.

Trailing 5-2, Saint Anselm dominated scoring in the second, outscoring the Setters 6-1. Two from Peters followed by a goal from Daniel Sullivan (Rumford, R.I.) knotted the game at five apiece. Pace's William Scioscia put the Setters back up one at 6-5, but the Hawks buckled down to score three goals putting them up 8-6 heading into halftime. Kennedy scored twice along with Jake Mallinson (Middletown, R.I.), giving Saint Anselm back the lead.

Pace potted a goal to start the second half, before Andrew Messner (Wakefield, R.I.) scored 1:34 into the quarter, keeping the Hawks ahead two at 9-7. Ryan Mee (Medway, Mass.) then picked up a pass from Griffin Sandler (Bow, N.H.) and buried it for the 10-7 lead. Peters and Messner each added another tally for the Hawks, giving them their greatest lead of the day at 12-7. Pace closed scoring in the third with another goal from Mirabito and scored two more to open up the final quarter.

Mee began a three-goal rally to end the game, which included tallies from Warren and Kennedy to bring the game to its final score of 15-10.

O'Reilly made 13 saves, while Pace goalie Conor Brophy stopped 17 of 32 shots. The Hawks held a 43-31 advantage in shots on goal.

The Hawks return to action Tuesday, April 23 when they play host to Mercy College in a 4:00 p.m. match-up at Grappone Stadium.

2013-04-20



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