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Pace Lacrosse Falls Short To No. 2-Ranked Adelphi University

Senior  Matt Gebhardt totaled four points in the Northeast-10 game against Adelphi University.
Senior Matt Gebhardt totaled four points in the Northeast-10 game against Adelphi University. Photo Credit: Contributed

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- The Pace University men's lacrosse team came up short to the nation's No. 2-ranked Division II team, Adelphi University, in a 13-10 Northeast-10 Conference loss on Tuesday.

Adelphi got on board early and scored four first-quarter goals. The Setters rallied as they scored six of the next seven goals to pull ahead 6-5. Sophomore Matthew Cossidente scored twice, including a man-up score, and senior William Scioscia also scored twice in the run. Senior Matt Gebhardt capped the run with a goal at the 8:12 mark to put the Setters in the lead. The Panthers closed the half with three unanswered goals to retake an 8-6 lead at halftime.

Pace got second-half goals from seniors Thomas Gilmore and Ryan Valdez, Cossidente and Gebhardt. 

For the Setters, Gebhardt netted two goals and two assists, and Scioscia added two goals and one assist. Cossidente scored three goals for the Setters. Senior Timothy Izzo played 60 minutes in net and recorded 20 saves.

The Setters will play at Bentley University on Saturday, March 29 to face the Falcons at 3 p.m. in an NE-10 match-up.