Women’s Lacrosse Responds with 18-14 Win Against Assumption

BOX SCORE
RAPID REACTION WITH SENIOR CASEY DUGGAN
HIGHLIGHTS

When and Where: April 12, 2017 – Manchester, N.H. (Larkin Field)
Score:
Southern New Hampshire University 18, Assumption College 14
Records: SNHU 7-5 (4-4 NE10), Assumption 6-5 (4-4 NE10)

Senior Casey Duggan (Framingham, Mass.) registered six points to lead the Southern New Hampshire University women's lacrosse team to a crucial 18-14 win against Assumption College on Wednesday evening at Larkin Field.

Duggan scored five times and dished an assist, while junior Alexa Bedell (Londonderry, N.H.) scored three goals and handed out a pair of helpers for five points. Sophomore Alexis Felt (Manchester, N.H.) recorded three goals and an assist.

Duggan started the scoring just 31 seconds in as her free-position tally set the tone. Junior Kennedy Daziel (E. Hampstead, N.H.) followed 59 seconds later to stake Southern New Hampshire to a 2-0 lead, but Assumption scored three of the next four goals to tie the game, 3-3, with 18:44 remaining in the first half.

After Duggan snapped the tie at 17:21, the Greyhounds reeled off four straight to grab a 7-4 advantage with 12:02 to play. The score was 8-5 with less than five minutes to go when the Penmen closed the half with six straight goals, including three in the final 59 seconds, to take an 11-8 lead into the break. Duggan scored three times during the stretch, including twice in the final 31 seconds.

Sophomore Kristin Wilder (Framingham, Mass.) opened the second-half scoring just 40 seconds in to expand the lead to four at 12-8. Assumption would net three of the next four tallies to close to within a pair, but Felt scored twice and freshman Merry Harrington (Peabody, Mass.) also found the back of the net to expand the lead to 16-11 with 12:55 remaining.

Assumption scored three times to again make it a two-goal game, but Daziel hit a wide open net before Harrington scored again as time expired to add an exclamation point to the victory.

Notes:             
- After a tough one-goal loss at Franklin Pierce University on Saturday, the Penmen pick up an important win to forge a three-way tie for sixth place in the NE10 standings with Franklin Pierce and Assumption.
- Senior goalkeeper Nicole Kennedy (Windham, Maine) made 12 saves, while Jaclyn Chirco racked up 14 for the Greyhounds.
- Southern New Hampshire outshot Assumption, 43-36, while the Greyhounds held a 19-14 advantage in draw controls, including 14-6 in the opening stanza.
- The Penmen went 3-for-6 on their free-positions attempts, while the Greyhounds were just 5-for-15.

Up Next:
The Penmen return to action Saturday, April 15 (12 p.m.) when they play host to Bentley University at Larkin. It is going to be a Gold Rush and any fan in attendance wearing gold will receive a free spin on the Penmen Prize Wheel.

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