GAMEDAY CENTRAL: Stonehill Hosts Pace for W.B. Mason Stadium Opener


Stonehill Spotlight: Sophomore linebacker Jonathan Poth

Coach's Corner: Pace Preview

Full Week 2 Game Notes (PDF)

Live Stats Link

Live webcast

The Game: Stonehill College opens its home schedule when it hosts Pace University for a non-conference clash at Timothy J. Coughlin Field at W.B. Mason Stadium on Friday night. The Skyhawks look to build off a 20-14 win down Route 138 in Milton, Mass., last Saturday, while the Setters will be trying to shake off a 57-0 loss to 25th-ranked East Stroudsburg University in Pleasantville, N.Y., last weekend. It marks the first of two meetings between these two programs this fall as the two will play their Northeast-10 matchup in Westchester County in mid-October.

Let's Celebrate!: At halftime, Stonehill will hold a short ceremony to recognize its winning the 2009-10 Northeast-10 Conference Presidents' Cup. The Cup is presented annually to signify overall athletic excellence in the NE-10 and is awarded to the institution that compiles the most points based on the placement at the conclusion of the regular season of each of its programs which compete in NE-10 championships. Stonehill captured its second Presidents' Cup by accumulating 186.5 points during the academic year to out pace defending Cup champion and rival Bentley University (178.5 points) by eight points. The College, having also won the Presidents' Cup in 2005-06, has finished in the top three in the final standings for six-straight years. Tonight's ceremony will include Julie Ruppert, Commissioner of the Northeast-10, Rev. Mark T. Cregan, CSC, President of Stonehill College, Brendan Sullivan, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and junior Elliott Turek (Southington, Conn.), chairperson of Stonehill's Student-Athlete Advisory Committe (SAAC) and member of the football team.

Media Info: Live video of the game is available on a pay-per-view basis ($6.99) via Charlie Bergeron, the voice of the Skyhawks, returns for his 13th season of broadcasting the action powered by Pack Network. WSHL 91.3 FM will also be broadcasting the game with Craig Riotto and Nick Toyas calling the action for the radio broadcast.

Leaders of the Pack: For the second-straight year, Stonehill College is partnering with Pack Networks to provide live "Packcasts" of all home football and men's and women's basketball games along with other select athletic events. Fans can access the webcasts via Viewers can opt to purchase single-game passes for $6.99 or purchase an "All-Access" pass for $59.99, however Skyhawks Fans who sign up for an All-Access pass before October 1 will receive a $10 discount. All-Access pass members can view all Stonehill webcasts for the entire year, while also gaining access to the archives and be able to watch the webcasts at any time.

The Series: Tonight marks the 14th meeting all-time between these two programs. Pace holds an 8-5 advantage in the all-time series which dates back to 1995. However, Stonehill has won four of the last six encounters, including a 34-14 triumph here at W.B. Mason Stadium last season. The Skyhawks are 4-2 all-time at home against the Setters, winning both previous matchups here at W.B. Mason Stadium, and three-straight at home overall. Stonehill is 2-1 against Pace under head coach Rob Talley, winning both contests here at W.B. Mason Stadium.

On Deck: The Skyhawks open their Northeast-10 Conference schedule on the road next Saturday when they visit American International College in Springfield, Mass., at 1 p.m. Stonehill returns to W.B. Mason Stadium the following Friday, September 24, to host Merrimack College at 7 p.m.

Stonehill Outscores Pace, 41-33
September 10, 2010 Stonehill Outscores Pace, 41-33