MANCHESTER, N.H. – Saint Anselm College jumped out to a 6-0 lead just over five minutes into the game as it recorded a 20-12 Northeast-10 women's lacrosse victory over Southern New Hampshire University Tuesday night at Grappone Stadium. The Hawks improve to 8-2 and 5-1 in the NE-10, while the Penmen are now 5-7 and 4-4 in the league.
Marissa Daly led Saint Anselm with six goals and an assist, while Kaitlyn Stazinski added five goals and an assist for the Hawks.
Ellie Morin (Scarborough, Maine) scored four times for Southern New Hampshire, in the process becoming the sixth player in program history with 100 career goals. Phoebe Clark (Concord, N.H.) led the Penmen with five goals, while Emma Houlihan (Shoreham, N.Y.) scored twice. Emily King (Florence, Mass.) had the other tally for the guests.
Saint Anselm scored the game's first six goals before King got the Penmen on the board at the 24:24 mark of the first half. The Hawks took a 15-5 lead into halftime as Stazinski scored with one second remaining in the frame. The hosts led 19-7 with just over 10 minutes remaining before the Penmen scored five of the game's final six goals.
Jane Bunn and Allee Ramzi combined for three saves in goal for Saint Anselm, while Penmen keeper Maria Ploof (Middlebury, Vt.) made seven saves. The Hawks outshot Southern New Hampshire 35-19 on the evening.
Southern New Hampshire hits the road Saturday to face Molloy College in an 11:00 am contest.