When and Where: March 3, 2018 – Manchester, N.H. (Penmen Stadium)
Score: Southern New Hampshire University 19, Dominican (N.Y.) College 5
Records: SNHU 1-2, Dominican 0-3
Junior Kristin Wilder (Framingham, Mass.) registered four goals to lead the Southern New Hampshire University women's lacrosse team to a 19-5 victory against Dominican (N.Y.) College on Saturday afternoon at Penmen Stadium.
Wilder also dished a pair of assists in her best outing of the young season, while senior Alexa Bedell (Londonderry, N.H.) matched her six points with three goals and three assists. Junior Alexis Felt (Manchester, N.H.) equaled Wilder's four goals and handed out a helper for five points, with senior Kennedy Daziel (E. Hampstead, N.H.) producing four points on three goals and an assist.
Daziel put the Penmen on the board just 2:12 in off an assist from Wilder and then set up Bedell just 1:03 later to make it 2-0. After Dominican halved the deficit just over two minutes later, a four-goal run – with Wilder having a hand in three of them – extended the Southern New Hampshire advantage to 6-1 less than 10 minutes into the contest.
The Chargers responded by scoring three of the next four over the following four minutes, but Felt would score twice for the Penmen to kick off a five-goal run to send SNHU to the locker room with a 12-4 lead. Sophomore Courtney Karelas (No. Andover, Mass.) and freshman Nicole Manning (Dedham, Mass.) each notched their first career goal during the stretch.
Southern New Hampshire then put it away, scoring six straight to begin the second half – with Wilder contributing a pair – to make it 18-4 with 13:36 remaining. After Dominican gained one back, freshman Danielle Tompkins (Derry, N.H.) capped the scoring with her first career tally.
- Junior goalkeeper Leah Olansky (Bennington, Vt.) stopped eight of the 12 shots she faced in the opening half, while sophomore Alex Comeau (Haverhill, Mass.) turned away three of four in the second stanza. Cara Moran made 10 saves for the Chargers.
- Southern New Hampshire outshot Dominican, 33-22, including 13-8 in the second half, and held a 14-11 edge in draw controls.
- The Penmen made good on three of their five free-position chances, with the Chargers finishing just 1 of 8.
The Penmen are back in action Saturday, March 10 (12 p.m.) when they travel to the New York Institute of Technology. The next home game for SNHU is Saturday, March 24 (12 p.m.) when it plays host to Franklin Pierce University at Penmen Stadium.
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