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Ticket Punched! Women's Lacrosse Heads to NCAA Semifinals
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The Pace University women's lacrosse team advanced to the semifinal round of the 2023 Division II Women's Lacrosse Tournament, defeating Adelphi University 14-5 to win the East Regional Championship Sunday, May 14 at Pace Stadium.
Pace (19-2, 12-0 NE10) was in control from the opening draw, shutting out the Panthers (11-8, 8-4 NE10) in the first quarter while scoring six times. The Setters got a goal in the first minute from grad student midfielder Aleya Corretjer (Thiells, N.Y./North Rockland), then just over two minute later got another from senior attack Jolie Urraro (Sayville, NY/Connetquot) to take a 2-0 lead. After grad student midfielder Kayla Conway (Wantagh, NY/Wantagh) put one in just past the five-minute mark to extend the lead to three, junior midfielder Angelina Porcello (Eastchester, NY/Eastchester) scored the first of her two first-quarter goals. With just under six minutes left, Urraro picked up her second, followed by another from Porcello as Pace took a 6-0 lead into the second quarter.
Porcello picked up where she left off to start the second, scoring her third of the day to make it 7-0. Senior attack Sydney Juvelier (Centereach, NY/Centereach) found the back of the net with 10:52 remaining in the period as the Setters went ahead by eight goals. The Panthers got a pair of goals by Kerrin Heuser and Alexandra Leggio to narrow Pace's lead to six, but Porcello came back with another to make it a 9-2 game heading into halftime.
Juvelier scored her second of the day at the 1:01 mark of the third, pushing the Pace lead back up to eight. Minutes later, Heuser tallied her second of the day for Adelphi, and a goal by Danielle Marino with 2:33 remaining gave the visitors another goal as they held the Setters off the board for the rest of the third following Juvelier's early goal.
With Pace leading 10-4 to start the fourth quarter, grad student midfielder Emma Rafferty (Bay Shore, NY/Islip) got on the board with her first of the day just over a minute in. Right before the midway point of the quarter, Corretjer scored her second, and Conway scored back-to-back goals for the Setters to extend the lead to 14-4 with 3:01 to go. Adelphi added a late goal by Izzy Grant, but Pace took a 14-5 victory to advance to the NCAA Tournament Semifinal.
Corretjer, Porcello and Conway tied for the team lead with five points, while freshman goalkeeper Samantha Tanguay (Baldwinsville, NY/C.W. Baker) got the win in net, making five saves.
Pace moves on to Indianapolis, Ind. for the National Semifinal. The game will take place Friday, May 19, against Florida Southern at 7:30 p.m.
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