MANCHESTER, N.H. – Emily Mongeau (Westborough, Mass.) and Phoebe Clark (Concord, N.H.) each finished with five goals as Southern New Hampshire University posted an 18-13 win over Bentley University in Northeast-10 women's lacrosse Monday evening at Larkin Field. The Penmen improved to 7-5 overall and 5-3 in the NE-10, while the Falcons are now 7-7 and 5-4 in the league.
Mongeau finished with five goals and an assist while also registering five ground balls and seven draw controls. Clark totaled five goals, while Ellie Morin (Scarborough, Maine) notched three goals and an assist. Justine Clark (Oceanside, N.Y.) added three goals, while Jade Antonangeli (Bourne, Mass.) recorded a goal and three assists. Sara Halbich (Salem, N.H.) had the other Penmen tally.
Cory Geiger paced Bentley with four goals and three assists, while Chelsea Larivee, Megan Wiggins and Alex Carney each totaled three goals.
Bentley took an early 4-2 lead following a Wiggins goal 8:38 into the game, but Southern New Hampshire reeled off nine unanswered goals and took an 11-4 lead with 7:39 left before halftime on a Justine Clark score. The Penmen would take a 13-6 lead into intermission.
The visitors would score four of the first six goals of the second half and back-to-back goals by Geiger, the second with 14:36 to go, cut SNHU's lead to five, 15-10. The Penmen responded with a pair of goals and Phoebe Clark's goal with 11:19 left made it 17-10.
Hannah Moriarty (Chelmsford, Mass.) made 14 saves for Southern New Hampshire while Falcon goalie Ally Dorman made 10 saves as the Penmen outshot Bentley 35-32. The Penmen also held a 19-13 edge in draw controls.
Southern New Hampshire returns to action Wednesday night when it hosts No. 5 Stonehill College in a 7:00 contest at Larkin Field.