EASTON, Mass. – The Southern New Hampshire University women's lacrosse team was defeated on the road in Northeast-10 Conference play Wednesday evening by a score of 17-5 to Stonehill College. The Penmen fall to 2-7 overall and 1-4 in conference play, while the Skyhawks improve to 5-4 overall, and 4-2 in the league.
The teams traded goals to start the game with Stonehill scoring first at the 27:55 mark, and King answering three minutes later at the 24:04 mark to tie it up at 1-1. However, the Skyhawks went on to score four consecutive goals to take a 5-1 lead with under 20 minutes to play in the first half. The Penmen broke up the hosts' scoring with a Clark tally at the 17:36 mark, but Stonehill scored four more unanswered to take a 9-2 lead into halftime.
The Skyhawks' scoring continued in the second half as they came out notching three straight to go up 10. The Penmen answered with three goals of their own, including a Morin tally and two King scores to cut the deficit to seven, but Stonehill did not allow another SNHU goal for the remainder of the game, and scored five more to end the second half.
Maria Ploof (Middlebury, Vt.) made five saves in net for the Penmen in 53:45, while Ashley Armstrong had 13 saves for Stonehill in a complete game.
The Penmen return to action on Saturday, April 5 when they travel to No. 2 Adelphi for a league game at 1:00 p.m.
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