When and Where: April 12, 2019 – Hooksett, N.H. (Penmen Stadium)
Score: Franklin Pierce University 9, Southern New Hampshire University 2
Records: FPU 5-5 (3-5 Northeast-10 Conference), SNHU 3-9 (2-7 Northeast-10 Conference)
Sophomore Stephen Dubois (Goffstown, N.H.) and freshman Pat Quinn (Billerica, Mass.) each scored goals, but the Southern New Hampshire University men's lacrosse team suffered a 9-2 loss against in-state rival Franklin Pierce University on Friday night at Penmen Stadium.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Franklin Pierce scored the game's first three goals, including two from Mike Alibrandi, to take a 3-0 lead into the second quarter.
- After Dubois opened the second-quarter scoring just 53 seconds in, Alibrandi led another three-goal run for the Ravens that opened a 6-1 lead with 4:37 to go before the break. Quinn put another goal on the board for the Penmen less than a minute later to trim their halftime deficit to 6-2.
- Franklin Pierce potted the only goal of the third quarter, finding the back of the net with 25 seconds left to bring a 7-2 advantage to the final frame.
- The Ravens added two more in the fourth quarter and kept the Penmen off the board to seal it.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
- Sophomore Neal Murray (Marblehead, Mass.) stopped 11 of the 20 shots he faced, while Justin Lorenzo turned aside 12 of 14 for FPU.
- Senior Andrew Liu (Piedmont, Calif.) was 10-for-14 at the faceoff X.
- Franklin Pierce outshot Southern New Hampshire, 42-25, including 25-12 in the opening half.
- The teams were a combined 0-for-3 on man-up opportunities.
- Southern New Hampshire honored Liu, Connor Van Wie (Milford, Pa.), Jacob Dionne (Windham, Maine), Joseph Mayernik (Pearl River, N.Y.), Bryan Noyes (Wakefield, Mass.), Tom Schutz (Trumbull, Conn.), Jack Healey (Hampton, N.H.), Zachary Dunning (Cornwall on the Hudson, N.Y.) and Sal Lo Medico (Harrison, N.Y.) in a Senior Night ceremony prior to the contest.
- Southern New Hampshire is back in action Saturday (April 20) when it takes on American International College at 1 p.m.
- The next home game for the Penmen is Tuesday, April 23 (3 p.m.) when it wraps up the regular season by playing host to Le Moyne College at Penmen Stadium.
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