Women’s Lacrosse previews postseason

Dylan Brown, Sports Editor

Pace Women’s Lacrosse team currently holds a 13-4 overall after closing their regular season out with a win at Saint Michael’s College

The Women’s lacrosse team has been consistently ranked and considered one of the best teams in the NorthEast 10. In the weeks preceding the initial play, the Setters were ranked 19th nationally.

Pace began the season with two home games at Pace Stadium. Their first win was one over Jefferson and the second against Molloy College.

The Setters would end up going through a rough patch. Their first loss in a close contest vs. 7th ranked East Stroudsburg University, 12-11 on March 19. Pace would again lose a ranked matchup. In Syracuse on March 26th, The LeMoyne College Dolphins would hold off a fiery comeback to protect home field. In their second straight-ranked road game, Pace would be run off the field by the 4th ranked Adelphi University Panthers. The March 30th game ended in an 11-4 loss. 

The Setters would be able to bounce back. The team has since won 6 of its last 7 games. A resounding 19-9 home win over Southern New Hampshire University would end the two-game skid.

In their second pair of road games vs ranked teams, Pace would be victorious. On April 5th, the squad traveled to West Haven, C.T. to battle the 21st ranked University of New Haven Chargers. It would result in arguably the best road win of the season. Pace’s 9-goal fourth quarter put the game out of reach. The 20-10 win was their first ranked victory of the season. They would follow up their effort with a 16-6 road win vs the Bentley University Falcons in Waltham, M.A. The Setters would be recognized as being ranked 12th in the country.

Women’s Lacrosse would have another two ranked games. They would suffer what would end up being their only home defeat to the 15th-ranked Stonehill College Skyhawks on April 16. Once again as the visiting team, Pace would win vs the Saint Anselm College Hawks in Manchester, N.H.  

Pace would finish their regular-season home games winning three straight. The Setters ran over American International College 22-2 on April 19th. Franklin Pierce came to Pleasantville where the Setters would prove to be the better team, winning 17-10. And just this past wednesday, The Setters would defeat the 18th ranked Assumption University Greyhounds 15-9. 

As of April 28th, the Setters are 4-3 on the road with one game to play. They finished with an 8-1 home record for this year. Versus the NE-10, Pace is 10-3. 

The Setters have scored 244 goals so far and allowed 142. Accompanied with those goals are 533 assists. They have committed 243 turnovers and forced their opponents to cough up the ball 273 times. 

Pace so far has 10 players with double digit points. Two players have more than 50 goals, and seven with double-digit goals. 

Through 16 games, senior midfielder Kayla Conway leads the team in points with 52 goals and 15 assists for a total of 63 points.  Sophomore midfielder Angelina Porcello has 54 goals and 8 assists giving her 62 points. In a balanced attack, senior midfielder Aleya Corretjer has 27 goals and a team-leading 23 assists to make it 50 points on the season. Junior attacker Sydney Juvelier has 41 goals, third most on the team with 3 assists making her total 42 points.  Junior attacker Julie Urraro has 34 goals and 10 assist for 44 points

Other contributors include freshman attacker Nikki Mottes with 22 points composed of 13 goals and 10 assists, Also north of 20 points is senior midfielder Jaimie Bell who has 14 goals and 7 assists. 

The women are currently placed fourth in the NE-10’s behind no. 3 Le Moyne. The Setters will host Assumption College on Wednesday for the quarterfinals of the Championship.