PREVIEW: Men’s Lacrosse Looks to Snap Skid Wednesday Against Saint Michael's

Southern New Hampshire University (2-8, 1-6 Northeast-10 Conference)
vs.
Saint Michael's College (3-7, 0-6 Northeast-10 Conference)
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 7:00 p.m.
Penmen Stadium - Manchester, N.H.

 

Schedule/Results
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Schedule/Results
Roster
Statistics

SERIES: SNHU trails, 26-10
LAST MEETING: SNHU 10, Saint Michael's 7 (04/10/2018 at Colchester, Vt.)

SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE
Last time out:
#4 Merrimack 16, SNHU 9 (04/06/2019 at North Andover, Mass.)
Streak: Lost 6

Leading Scorers:
#23 Cole Jacobsen, So. (13 goals, 14 assists, 27 points)
#18 Tom Schutz, Sr. (16 goals, 5 assists, 21 points)
#40 Stephen Dubois, So. (14 goals, 6 assists, 20 points)
#10 Chris Valentine, Fr. (14 goals, 5 assists, 19 points)
#5 Landon Goguen, R-Fr. (8 goals, 10 assists, 18 points)

In Goal:
#1 Alex Sturgess, Fr. (2-6, 13.70 GAA, .508 SV%, 407:16 MIN, 93 SV)

Notes: The Penmen look to put a halt to their six-game slide Wednesday when they welcome the Purple Knights to Penmen Stadium. Southern New Hampshire was upended in its most recent contest by fourth-ranked Merrimack College, 16-9. Senior Tom Schutz (Trumbull, Conn.) shouldered the offensive load for SNHU with two goals and a pair of assists for four points, while freshman Chris Valentine (Derry, N.H.) added two scores in the setback. Redshirt sophomore Neal Murray (Marblehead, Mass.) stopped a career-high 21 shots, as the Penmen matched up with their sixth nationally ranked opponent in their last eight outings. SNHU is 2-2 against teams outside the USILA national rankings and is averaging nearly 11 goals per contest, up from their 8.30 goals per game average overall this season.


SAINT MICHAEL'S
Last time out: Bentley 12, Saint Michael's 5 (04/06/2019 at Waltham, Mass.)
Streak: Lost 6

Leading Scorers:
#1 Ralph Grillone III, Jr. (27 goals, 7 assists, 34 points)
#18 Brian Loughlin, Gr. (19 goals, 12 assists, 31 points)
#19 Jon Lockwood, So. (13 goals, 3 assists, 16 points)
#32 Max Djusberg, Fr. (10 goals, 4 assists, 14 points)
#17 Joseph Gerardi, So. (8 goals, 2 assists, 10 points)

In Goal:
#35 Dominic Joy, So. (3-7, 10.87 GAA, .546 SV%, 546:15 MIN, 119 SV)

Notes: The Purple Knights invade Penmen Stadium looking to snap a six-game skid of their own Wednesday. Saint Michael's fell to Bentley University Saturday, 12-5, to move to 0-6 within the confines of the Norhteast-10 Conference. Sophomore Joseph Gerardi (Queensbury, N.Y.) led the attack with two goals and an assist, and graduate student Brian Loughlin (Kingston, N.Y.) also turned in a multi-point effort with a score and a helper. The Purple Knights have battled a difficult schedule of their own with six of the last eight opponents on their schedule having either appeared in the national rankings or received votes in the USILA Coaches' Poll.