Pace University Athletics: Setters Week Four Notes

See what the fall athletes have been up to at Pace University in Pleasantville and Briarcliff.

The following announcement is from the Pace University Department of Athletics. Share your sports results and photos by emailing pleasantville@patch.com or uploading them directly to this article.

Pleasantville, N.Y.- The women’s soccer team tied Assumption and took the win over St. Anselm this past week of competition to improve to 3-2-3 overall and 3-1-1 in the NE-10.  The men’s cross country team took fourth place at the Ramapo Invitational, while the women finished in second.  Pace football fell to American International College to place them 0-4 overall and 0-3 in the NE-10. The volleyball team went 1-3 this past weekend at the Pace Tournament to bring them to 6-11 overall.

Soccer: The Setters rallied with a pair of goals in the second as they defeated the Hawks of Saint Anselm College 2-1 in Northeast-10 Conference action. The Hawks struck early in the opening half to take a 1-0 lead. The Setters rallied in the second half as Brittany Trymbulak (South Glastonbury, CT/Glastonbury) netted her first collegiate goal off an assist from Amanda Mundorf (Westfield, MA/Westfield) in the 58th minute to knot the score at one. Pace got the go-ahead goal six minutes later as Jillian Ferro (Warwick, NY/Warwick) scored off a Kayla Surrusco (Coram, NY/Longwood) assist to put the Setters up 2-1. The Setters held on down the stretch as the Hawks had two shots hit the cross bar and another hitting the post, while Setter goalie Courtany Hagen (New Paltz, NY/New Paltz) recorded a save in the waning seconds to preserve the victory. Hagen finished with 10 saves in the contest.

The Pace Women's soccer team finished in a 2-2 tie with the Greyhounds of Assumption College in Northeast-10 Conference action. Though Assumption scored first, Pace was able to capitalize on an Assumption foul in the box as they were awarded a penalty kick. Olivia Mapplethorpe (Wilbraham, MA/Minnechaug Regional) tied the game at 1-1 off the penalty kick at the 14:48 mark. The Setters took the lead less than four minutes later as  Mundorf scored to put Pace up 2-1. The Greyhounds tied the score at two early in the second half as the teams battled out the final minutes. Assumption posted four shots to Pace's two in the final 40 minutes of regulation with the Greyhounds had a shot go wide with second remaining to force overtime. In overtime, Hagen came up with a key save to preserve the tie as the teams finished knotted at two. She finished with three save in the game.

Volleyball: The women’s volleyball team held the Pace Invitational this weekend which hosted St. Mary’s (Tex.), Molloy, Nova Southeastern and Texas A&M International. The Setters split two matches on the opening day of the Pace Tournament as they fell to St. Mary's 3-2 and defeated Molloy 3-1.

In the opening match against St. Mary, Rattlers took the first two sets, 27-25, 25-23, while Pace took the next two 25-18 and 25-20. St. Mary's clipped the Setters in the final set 15-13. Nora Rugova (Mt. Kisco, NY/Fox Lane) led the Setters with 16 kills and 12 digs, while Tamilee Webb (Hartsdale, NY/Ardsley) finished with 14 kills and six blocks. Elyse Rowland (Antioch, CA/Deer Valley) totaled 23 digs, while Brooke Speyerer (Winter Haven, FL/Lake Region) tallied 45 assists and 15 digs.

In the win over Molloy, the Setters took the first two sets 25-22 and 28-26, while the Lions took set three 25-20. Pace took home the victory with a 29-27 win for a 3-1 match victory.Megan Kurz (San Diego, CA/Patrick Henry) led Pace with 18 kills, while Webb finished with 11 kills. Rugova, netted nine kills, while Rowland tallied 24 digs. Speyerer recorded 51 assists and 13 digs.

The Setters lost both matches on the final day of the Pace Tournament. Pace fell to Nova Southeastern 3-1 (18-25, 25-20, 21-25, 12-25) and fell in a heartbreaker to Texas A&M International 3-2 (25-23, 25-18, 24-26, 19-25, 13-15).

Cross Country: The men’s cross country team finished fourth place at the Ramapo Invitational as Keith Collazo (Pleasant Valley, NY/Arlington) finished in 15th place with a time of 29:32. Freshman Ryan Denver (Shrewsbury, NJ/Red Bank) came in 26th place with a time of 31:13, while Chris Carlson (Avon, CT/Avon) finished in 30th place with a time of 34:11. Mychael Lotocky (Poughkeepsie, NY/Arlington) ran a time of 34:13, good for 31st place, while John Netto (Lagrangeville, NY/Arlington) rounded out the top Pace finishers with a time of 34:25.

The women’s team finished in second place at the Ramapo Invitational as Pace had three finishers in the top-15.  Senior Brianna Cano (Franklin Square, NY/Valley Stream North) was the top Setter finisher as she came in seventh place overall with a time of 21:01. Mary O'Shea (Bronxville, NY/Ursuline) came in tenth place with a time of 21:10, while Sara DiGiovanna (Rio Rancho, NM/V. Sue Cleveland) placed 13th with a time of 21:34. Alexia Fulton (Easton, PA/Easton Area) came in 41st place with a time of 25:49, while Kaylin Pound (Mahopac, NY/Mahopac) rounded out the top five Pace finishers with a time of 24:58.

Football: The Setters fell in Friday night Northeast-10 Conference action to the Yellow Jackets of American International College 42-0. Quarterback Jordan Raynor (Browns Mills, N.J./Pemberton) finished with 118 passing yards, while Cameron Davis (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla./Providence) led the Setters with five receptions for 42 yards. On defense, Vince Romano (Davenport, N.Y./Oneonta) had 11 tackles, including a tackle for loss, and David Lopez (Ozone Park, N.Y./Christ the King) had 11 tackles and a fumble recovery for the Setters.

This coming week: The soccer team is back in action on Wednesday, September 26 as they will host nationally ranked College of Saint Rose Golden Knights in Northeast-10 Conference action at Pace Field at 4 pm. The volleyball team returns to action as they will open their Northeast-10 Conference schedule as they will host Bentley University at 11 am at the Goldstein Fitness Center on Saturday September 29.  The cross country teams will return to action on Friday, September 28 when they will compete in the Paul Short Invitational hosted by Lehigh College in Bethlehem, Pa. The Football team will host Northeast-10 foe Merrimack College at Pace Field on Saturday September 29 at 1:00 pm. 

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