This Week in Sports: 4/27-4/29


Two teams celebrated senior day, but more importantly, postseason is fast approaching for all four spring teams. Photo Courtesy of Pace Athletics.

Kwadar Ray, Managing Editor

4/26: It was a “win and you’re in” scenario for Men’s Lacrosse last Friday night and the team excelled under the pressure. The 14-9 victory over Assumption on Senior Day secured a NE-10 tournament berth for the Setters for the fourth consecutive season. The Setters, 7-6, are now 20th in the nation and sixth in the NE-10 as they prepare for their opening postseason game against Adelphi.

4/28-4/29: After three victories over Saint Rose this weekend, the Setters have finished the season with a share of the Southwest division title. Saturday and Sunday’s games saw pitcher Emma Bernet toss a shutout in two games of the three games—she now has 13 on the season. The three victories adds to the remarkable night-game winning streak the team has gone on to end the season. The Setters are entering the NE-10 Championships with incredible momentum sitting at 25-19.

4/28: Women’s Lacrosse is entering the postseason on a roll as impressive as the softball team. Not only did the team defeat Franklin Pierce 26-16 on Senior Day, it has also improved upon its record for most wins in program history with 13. Senior captain Casey Gelderman led the way against Franklin Pierce with seven goals, but junior Courtney Pabst and seniors Angela Kelly, Abby Haimson and Stephanie Chadnick also impressed with four goals on the afternoon. The Setters will play their first-ever home NE-10 tournament game against Bentley on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. Whether they come up with a victory or not, it should be an emotional game for the 11 seniors on the roster who have been on the team since the start of the program.

4/28: Perhaps the postponements of three of the four games the Baseball team was scheduled to play against No.10 Le Moyne was Mother Nature’s way of delivering a favor for the Setters. The lone game against Le Moyne resulted in a 5-0 loss, which marked the sixth loss in the past seven games for the Setters. However, victories in the remaining games of the year may lead to some much needed momentum for the 15-16-1 baseball team entering the postseason.

Bonus: Pace Athletics hosted its Hall of Fame Dinner Thursday night. Softball player Jackie Burd, baseball player Michael Bohlander, women’s basketball player Jody Hill, men’s basketball player Robert Kranz, current men’s lacrosse assistant coach and former head coach Dan Mulholland, and the 1999 Men’s Lacrosse team were honored at the Willow Ridge Coutnry Club in Harrison, N.Y.