MANCHESTER, N.H. – Emily King (Florence, Mass.) recorded seven points, including her 100th career point to lead the Southern New Hampshire women's lacrosse team to an 18-7 victory over American International College in Northeast-10 Conference play Saturday afternoon. The Penmen close out their season with a 6-11 record overall and 4-8 in the league, while the Yellow Jackets finish at 5-11 overall and 2-10 in conference play.
King had five goals and two assists to lead the Penmen offense, while senior Phoebe Clark (Concord, N.H.) scored three goals and two assists, and Lindsay Bucknam (Bow, N.H.) notched five goals for SNHU. Jenna Crupi (Albany, N.Y.) scored twice, while Casey Duggan (Framingham, Mass.), Adrianna Frattasio (Walpole, Mass.) and Lauryn Wheeler (Bow, N.H.) each added a goal.
Despite an early Yellow Jackets' goal in the minute of the first half, the Penmen charged back scoring the next six goals to take a 6-1 lead. Bucknam started the run scoring back-to-back goals within two minutes of each other. King then followed with a goal at the 22:18 mark, and Bucknam and Crupi scored the next two for SNHU. American International answered back with a pair of goals to cut the lead to 6-3, but another Bucknam goal regained the four-tally lead. The Penmen closed out the half with three more scores, two more from King, including her 100th career point at the 2:46 mark gave the hosts a 9-4 lead, and Bucknam scored with 19 seconds remaining in the half to go up 10-4.
The Penmen opened the second half with three straight goals, including another Crupi score, and back-to-back Clark goals to take a 13-4 lead. Jessica Lawler broke up the scoring for the Yellow Jackets scoring with 18:22 to play to make it 13-5, but Frattasio answered along with Wheeler's first goal of the season to take a 10-goal lead. Southern New Hampshire outscored the visitors 3-2 to end the game.
Maria Ploof (Middlebury, Vt.) had nine saves in net for the Penmen, earning the win, while Lissy Doherty had 12 saves for American International in 59:30 of play.
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