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Pace Football Drops Season Opener

Pace University's football team kicked off the 2012 season on the road over the weekend.

Pace Football Drops Season Opener

The following is from the Pace University Department of Athletics:

WALTHAM, Mass.- The Pace University football team dropped their season opener 42-0 to the Falcons of Bentley University. The Setters open their season at 0-1 and 0-1 in the Northeast-10 Conference, while the Falcons improve to 1-0 and 1-0 in conference play.  

A tight opening first quarter as Bentley got on the board with a Bill Kiley nine-yard touchdown reception. The Falcons added three scores in the second quarter as Bobby Tarr has a short touchdown run, while Luke Zahradka tossed a pair of touchdown passes to give Bentley a 28-0 at halftime. Bentley added a touchdown in each of the final two quarters to account for the final score.

For the Setters,  Jordan Raynor (Browns Mills, NJ/Pemberton) has a solid day passing as he completed 21-of-37 passes for 204 yards, including a 42-yard connected to newcomer  Matt Tarpley (Caruthersville, MO / Wayzata/Univ. of Mississippi). Tarpley was the Raynor's top target of the night as he caught seven passes for 92 yards. Senior  Patrick Lupfer (Mineola, NY/Kellenberg) also had a solid game with six receptions for 43 yards. On defense, the seniors led the way as  Vincent Romano (Davenport, NY / Oneonta) led the defense with 11 tackles, including one for a loss, while  David Lopez (Ozone Park, NY/Christ the King) totaled 10 tackles on the night.

The Setters return to action on Saturday, September 8 when they will travel to Stony Brook, NY to take on Division I FCS Stony Brook University at 6 p.m.  


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