Women’s Lacrosse Tripped Up by Saint Anselm, 19-7


When and Where: March 28, 2018 – Manchester, N.H. (Penmen Stadium)
Saint Anselm College 19, Southern New Hampshire University 7
Records: Saint Anselm 6-2 (4-0 NE10), SNHU 2-7 (1-4 NE10)

Junior Kristin Wilder (Framingham, Mass.) notched four points, but the Southern New Hampshire University women's lacrosse team dropped a 19-7 decision to crosstown-rival Saint Anselm College on Wednesday night at Penmen Stadium.

Wilder scored three times and dished an assist, while classmate Alexis Felt (Manchester, N.H.) also produced multiple points with a pair of goals.

Erica Mattila scored three times and Meaghan Sheehy added a pair of tallies, as Saint Anselm jumped out to a 5-0 lead over the opening 7:22 of the contest. Wilder made good on a free-position opportunity nearly a minute later, but the visitors would reel off six straight and nine of the final 10 goals of the first half to bring a 14-2 advantage into the break.

Saint Anselm picked up where it left off, scoring the first four of the second stanza to widen the gap to 18-2 nearly nine minutes in. The Penmen responded with four-in-a-row, as Wilder set up sophomore Merry Harrington (Peabody, Mass.) and then scored her own unassisted tally, before Felt potted a pair to trim the gap to 18-6 with 13:48 remaining.

Sophomore Stephanie Barr (Lowell, Mass.) capped the scoring with 5:38 on the clock off an assist from junior Mary Beth Sweeney (Foxborough, Mass.).

- The Penmen lose for the fifth time in six games.
- Junior goalkeeper Leah Olansky (Bennington, Vt.) made eight saves over the opening 37:53 of the contest, while sophomore Alex Comeau (Haverhill, Mass.) stopped three of the five shots she faced in 22:07 of relief. Zoie Cavotta made six stops for Saint Anselm.
- Saint Anselm outshot Southern New Hampshire, 38-18, including 26-11 in the opening stanza, and also held a 17-11 advantage in draw controls.
- The Hawks were 5-for-10 on their free-position opportunities, while the Penmen went 3-for-9.
-Saint Anselm earns two crucial points in the Queen City Cup standings and now leads, 17-13, in the battle for Manchester supremacy, with just baseball and softball remaining in the regular season.

Up Next:        
The Penmen are back in action Friday, March 30 (3:30 p.m.) when they play host to fourth-ranked Le Moyne College at Penmen Stadium.

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