NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Phoebe Clark (Concord, N.H.) totaled four goals and two assists as Southern New Hampshire University downed Southern Connecticut State University 20-13 in Northeast-10 women's lacrosse Saturday afternoon at Jess Dow Field. The Penmen improve to 2-3 and 1-0 in the NE-10, while the Owls are 0-2 and 0-1 in the league.
Clark led seven SNHU players with multiple points on the afternoon. Jenna Crupi (Albany, N.Y.) recorded three goals and an assist while Lindsay Bucknam (Bow, N.H.), Emily King (Florence, Mass.) and Kayleigh Dube (Bourne, Mass.) finished with three goals apiece. Ellie Morin (Scarborough, Maine) notched two goals and three assists while Alexa Allen (East Longmeadow, Mass.) tallied a goal and two assists. Ambra Maymon (Longmeadow, Mass.) had the other Penmen tally.
Sarah Muise led Southern Connecticut with four goals while Emily Orser finished with three goals and a pair of assists.
Southern New Hampshire scored the game's first five goals and never trailed, with a Dube goal at the 16:58 mark of the first half giving the Penmen a 5-0 lead. After Allen's tally at the 7:03 mark made it 7-1, the Owls reeled off three unanswered goals to pull within 7-4, but two SNHU goals in the final 1:07 gave the guests a 9-4 lead at halftime. Southern New Hampshire maintained at least a five-goal lead in the second half and took its largest lead, 18-9, with 8;21 left on a King goal.
Maria Ploof (Middlebury, Vt.) played the first 50:49 in goal for Southern New Hampshire and made eight saves before giving way to Alex Tepper (Flanders, N.J.), who did not make a save. Hunter Prindle-Nelson went the distance in goal for SCSU and made six saves as the Penmen outshot the Owls 32-27.
Southern New Hampshire returns to action Monday night when it hosts Merrimack College in a 7:00 Northeast-10 contest at Larkin Field.