When and Where: February 28, 2018 – Manchester, N.H. (Penmen Stadium)
Score: Mercy College 19 Southern New Hampshire University 11
Records: Mercy 3-0, SNHU 0-2
Senior Alexa Bedell (Londonderry, N.H.) scored three goals, but the Southern New Hampshire University women's lacrosse team was handed a 19-11 defeat by 11th-ranked Mercy College in its home opener Wednesday at Penmen Stadium.
Junior Alexis Felt (Manchester, N.H.), senior Kennedy Daziel (E. Hampstead, N.H.), sophomore Merry Harrington (Peabody, Mass.) and junior Marisa McLaughlin (New Milford, Conn.) all added two goals apiece.
Mercy scored the first seven goals over the opening 9:53 of the contest, with Grace Davidson tallying three of them. Bedell and McLaughlin put Southern New Hampshire on the board with unassisted markers at the 18:14 and 15:09 mark, respectively.
SNHU trailed by six when a free-position strike from Harrington and a pair of Bedell goals pulled the Penmen within 9-6 with 5:01 to play. Mercy capped the opening half with three straight, however, to go to the break with a 12-6 advantage.
Southern New Hampshire opened the second-half scoring with two of the first three goals, as Felt and Harrington – off an assist from junior Mary Beth Sweeney (Foxborough, Mass.) – made it a five-goal game. Mercy again went on a run, however, scoring five straight to make it 18-8 with 7:22 remaining and, effectively, put the game away.
Daziel, Felt and McLaughlin registered three of the final four goals of the game to close the gap.
- Junior goalkeeper Leah Olansky (Bennington, Vt.) racked up 10 saves. Emma Jacobsen and Shainne Judson each made four saves for Mercy, splitting the two respective halves.
- Mercy outshot Southern New Hampshire, 36-27, and held a 23-9 advantage in draw controls.
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