Franklin Pierce Stymies Men’s Lacrosse, 9-2

BOX SCORE

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.

NOTES

WHAT'S NEXT

  • 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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