Men’s Soccer Ousted from NE10 Championship on PKs by Le Moyne


When and Where: October 31, 2017 – Manchester, N.H. (Larkin Field)
Le  Moyne College 0, Southern New Hampshire University 0 (Le Moyne Wins 4-2 PKs)
Records: Le Moyne 11-4-3, SNHU 11-3-3

Junior goalkeeper Daniel Milton (Ajax, Ontario) stopped all six shots he faced, but after 110 minutes of scoreless soccer, the fourth-seeded Southern New Hampshire University men's soccer team fell to fifth-seeded Le Moyne College, 4-2, in penalty kicks Tuesday night in a Northeast-10 Championship quarterfinal match at Larkin Field.

Southern New Hampshire sees its season end in the quarterfinal round for the second straight year, following a run of four straight league titles. Had it pulled out a victory, SNHU would have hosted eighth-seeded Bentley University, which pulled off a 2-1 upset win against top-seeded Adelphi University on Tuesday, in the semifinal round Friday.

Following a back-and-forth opening half and a second stanza that saw the Penmen generate more dangerous chances than the visitors, the game went through a pair of overtime periods in which SNHU dominated possession, but could not find the back of the net.

In the shootout, Southern New Hampshire called on redshirt-sophomore Robert Smith (Peabody, Mass.) to man the net, but Le Moyne would go 4-for-4, while junior Olafur Einarsson (Esafjordur, Iceland) and freshman Tom Marriott (Nottingham, England) were the only two to convert for the Penmen.

Ben Beaury went 11-for-11 on save opportunities for Le Moyne.

- Southern New Hampshire dips to 22-9-4 (.686) all-time in the Northeast-10 Championship.
- The last time SNHU had lost in the NE10 Championship on PKs was in the 2010 quarterfinals when fourth-seeded Le Moyne and the fifth-seeded Penmen played to a 0-0 draw before the Dolphins won on penalties, 4-1.
- If this is the last match of 2017 for the Penmen, it will mark the third time in four years their season has ended on PKs.
- Southern New Hampshire held a 17-12 advantage in shots, while Le Moyne owned a 6-2 margin in corner kicks.

Up Next:
Southern New Hampshire will wait and see if it can earn an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament on Monday, Nov. 6.

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