MANCHESTER, N.H. - The Saint Anselm College football team will host Pace University on Saturday, Oct. 22 for a Northeast-10 Conference matchup at 12 p.m. at Grappone Stadium in Manchester, N.H.
SAINT ANSELM (0-7, 0-6 NE-10) VS. PACE (0-7, 0-6 NE-10) | OCT. 22, 2016 | 12 P.M.
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HAWKS VS. SETTERS SERIES
Saint Anselm and Pace are meeting for the 20th time in program history with the Hawks holding a 13-6 edge in the series. The Hawks won nine-straight games dating back to the 2008 season and have won seven-of-10 matchups here at Grappone Stadium.
The two teams met twice last season with the Hawks earning a pair of victories over the Setters, including a 39-30 win here in Manchester as part of the Northeast-10 Championship Weekend. In the first game, a 31-14 win in Pleasantville, N.Y., Yianni Gavalas tossed a pair of touchdowns and Joe Hayman rushed for 85 yards and a score to lead the Hawks to victory. In their final meeting of the season, Eric Fairweather only threw eight times for 59 yards and a score, but did most of his damage on the ground, running 14 times for 125 yards and a score. Kyrel Jaundoo also recorded a pick-six in the game's final seconds to seal the victory.
HAYMAN MOVING UP THE RECORD BOOKS
Senior Joe Hayman currently has 1,178 all-purpose yards this year, currently the eight-best mark in single season program history. He is only three yards away from moving into seventh place, and 235 yards from #6. His 168.3 all-purpose yards per game currently ranks fourth in program history.
HAYMAN ON THE GROUND
Joe Hayman rushed for 53 yards and a pair of touchdowns against Assumption on Oct. 14. Hayman has five rushing touchdowns this season and currently ranks fifth in program history with 12 career rushing scores. His 314 career rushes is the seventh best total at Saint Anselm, and he needs 27 more rushes to enter the top five.
MERCER STEPPING UP
Over the past four games, junior Eric Mercer has at least five tackles in each contest including a team-best 10 stops against Assumption. Mercer registered a season-high 12 tackles against Stonehill on Sept. 24, and is averaging nine tackles per game over that stretch.
BACK TO RETURN
With 104 return yards against LIU Post, senior Ryan Monette became the all-time leader in kick return yardage with 1,931 yards, surpassing the mark set by Keith Charles (2011-13). Monette is also the leading punt returner for Saint Anselm with nine returns for 75 yards, good for 8.3 yards per return.
GAVALAS KEEPING THE PACE
Yianni Gavalas has experienced quite a bit of success against Pace since stepping on campus for Saint Anselm. In three career games - all Saint Anselm wins, Gavalas has completed 82-of-105 (78.1%) of his pass attempts for 974 yards and nine touchdowns. Gavalas' best day came back in his freshman year when he went 28-of-30 for 316 yards and six touchdowns in a 63-33 win at Pace.
PASSING THE CENTURY MARK
Sophomore Kyle Hill has recorded back-to-back 100+ yard receiving days the past two weekends. Hill hauled in seven catches for a career-best 150 yards and a touchdown against LIU Post on Oct. 8, and he followed that up with nine grabs for 121 yards against Assumption on Oct. 14.
GAVALAS TOPPING THE RECORD BOOKS
With 26 completions against American International, senior Yianni Gavalas took over the top spot in the career completions category (680), surpassing the record held by Michael Pierce (2009-11). Against LIU Post, Gavalas' 308 passing yards allowed him to become the all-time leader in passing yards with 7,146 yards, and he currently has 7,323. Gavalas needs 7 touchdown passes to surpass the record of 50-career touchdown passes set by Michael Pierce.
BARTAK WITH THE CATCH
Zach Bartak caught six passes against American International College, and in the process caught his 100th career pass. Bartak's 107 career grabs puts him just inside the top-10 all-time, tied with Travis Pelletier (1999-2002). Zach Bartak needs only one more touchdown reception to make it 10 for his career and enter the top-10 all-time in program history.
HAYMAN ON THE HONOR ROLL
For the second time this season, Joe Hayman was named to the NE-10 Honor Roll after picking up 132 all-purpose yards and scoring a pair of rushing touchdowns against Assumption on Oct. 14. For his efforts against Stonehill (269 yards rushing, two touchdowns), Hayman was named to the Northeast-10 Conference Weekly Honor Roll on Sept. 26.
CLIMBING UP HILL
Kyle Hill has already surpassed his touchdown total from a year ago with six TD grabs, including a pair of scores against Bentley on Sept. 10. Hill ranks second in the NE-10 in touchdowns receptions and 42nd in the nation in that category.
BARTAK-ING ON THE YARDAGE
With 105 yards receiving against New Haven on Sept. 17, senior wide receiver Zach Bartak surpassed the 1,000 career yards receiving plateau. He becomes the 11th wide-out to record over 1,000 yards receiving in program history.
CATCHING SOME RECOGNITION
The Saint Anselm receiving corps has received some love this year as Kyle Hill was named to the NE-10 Honor Roll after catching seven passes for a career-best 150 yards and a touchdown against LIU Post. Hill was previously named to the Honor Roll on Sept. 12 after grabbing 12 passes for 125 yards and two scores against Bentley. Zach Bartak earned the honor on Sept. 5 after he hauled in 13 catches for 122 yards against Wagner.
THROUGH THE UPRIGHTS
Sophomore Daniel Parisi has taken over the kicking duties from All-NE-10 selection Shane Grayson who graduated in the spring. Parisi has been solid this year as the place kicker, going 16-for-18 on PAT's while nailing both of his field goal attempts - both from 22 yards.
HAYMAN'S MONSTER DAY
Senior running back Joe Hayman had a career day on Sept. 24 against Stonehill as he rushed for a career-high 269 yards and two touchdowns against the Skyhawks. Hayman posted the second-best rushing day in program history, and his 87-yard touchdown run in the first quarter was the second longest play in program history.
ALL-PURPOSE RECORD ALSO FALLS
Hayman also added a catch for 17 yards and a pair of kick returns for 26 yards to post 312 all-purpose yards in the game, surpassing the record of 303 all-purpose yards in a single game set by Marc Wilson in 2011.
SURPASSING 1,000 YARDS
With his 269 yards rushing against Stonehill on Sept. 24, Joe Hayman became the seventh player in program history to rush for 1,000 yards in his career.
SCHOSKE FOR SIX
Junior Connor Schoske hauled in his first career touchdown pass against LIU Post on Oct. 8.
CALLAHAN 'PICKED' FOR RECOGNITION
Senior Shaun Callahan recorded seven tackles - including five solo stops - while intercepting his first past season of the season against American International. For his efforts, Callahan was named to the Oct. 3 edition of the Northeast-10 Conference Honor Roll.
GAVALAS BACK TO PASS
Senior quarterback Yianni Gavalas currently ranks third in the Northeast-10 Conference in completions (154), fifth in passing yards (1,663) and passing yards per game (237.6), while ranking fourth in touchdowns (12) and sixth in completion percentage (56.2%).
KLOUDA WITH THE STOP
Senior defensive back Andy Klouda picked up his first career interception against LIU Post on Oct. 8. Klouda leads the Hawks with 49 tackles this season including a season-high 11 against New Haven on Sept. 17.
LEWIS STUFFING THE STAT SHEET
Nate Lewis also picked up his first interception of the season against the Yellow Jackets. Lewis has been all over the defense this season, registering 36 tackles to go with one sack, 3.5 tackles for a loss, an interception and three pass breakups.
DYNAMIC DUO - PT. 1
The receiving tandem of Zach Bartak and Kyle Hill are all over the NE-10 and NCAA leaderboards this season. Hill currently ranks second in the NE-10 in both receiving touchdowns (6) and fourth in receiving yards (636), while ranking fourth in receiving yards per game (90.9). Nationally, he ranks 42nd in touchdowns, 36th in receiving yards and 42nd in yards per game.
DYNAMIC DUO - PT. 2
Zach Bartak ranks 10th in the NE-10 in touchdowns (3), eighth in receiving yards (482), seventh in receiving yards per game (80.3) and third in receptions per game (7.8). Nationally, Bartak is 67th in yards per game and 3rd in receptions per game.
HAYMAN ALL-AROUND THE WORLD
Senior running back Joe Hayman currently leads the Northeast-10 Conference in all-purpose yards per game (165.0) and kick return yardage (582). Nationally, Hayman ranks 12th in all-purpose yards and eighth in kick returns.
DOUGLAS WITH THE PICK
Isaiah Douglas picked up his first career interception near the end of the first half against Wagner.
PINNING THEM DEEP
Junior punter Brendan Mulligan has recorded 37 punts for 1,115 yards so far this season, including two punts inside the 20 yard line. Mulligan already ranks ninth all-time in career punting yards at Saint Anselm.
After a breakout freshman campaign that included a nod on the NE-10 All-Rookie Team, Eric Fairweather returns for his sophomore campaign with the Hawks. The Londonderry, N.H. native threw for 1,058 yards and seven touchdowns and ran for 716 yards and eight more scores on the ground.
JAUNDOO STRIPS IT
Senior Kyrel Jaundoo recorded his fifth career forced fumble against Stonehill on Sept. 24. Jaundoo moved into a tie for sixth place all-time in program history in forced fumbles.
LIVE VIDEO STREAMING
Saint Anselm Athletics and Pack Network will once again team up for the 2015-16 season to offer an industry-leading streaming video solution. The service will feature live event productions that include multiple cameras, an on-screen scoreboard and graphics so that fans can still be part of the action even when they can't make it to the game. Fans can stream games live on their iPad or iPhone and starting this season, all events will be streamed in High Definition. This season, all football, volleyball, field hockey, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's hockey and men's and women's lacrosse games will be streamed live at SaintAnselmHawks.tv. free of charge.
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