Women’s Lacrosse Closes Season with 21-10 Loss at #19 Bentley

Women’s Lacrosse Closes Season with 21-10 Loss at #19 Bentley

BOX SCORE

When and Where: April 28, 2018 – Waltham, Mass. (Bentley Lacrosse Field)
Score:
 Bentley University 21, Southern New Hampshire University 10
Records: Pace 9-6 (8-5 NE10), SNHU 4-13 (3-10 NE10)

Junior Alexis Felt (Manchester, N.H.) recorded five goals, but the Southern New Hampshire University women's lacrosse team had its season draw to a close Saturday with a 21-10 loss at 19th-ranked Bentley University. 

Felt scored twice and dished three assists. Senior Alexa Bedell (Londonderry, N.H.) potted three goals and handed out a helper for four points, while junior Kristin Wilder (Framingham, Mass.) matched that point output with four goals. 

Bentley opened a 3-1 lead over the opening nine-plus minutes before Wilder pulled the Penmen within one. Felt and Wilder, again, trimmed the deficit to one at 4-3 and 5-3, respectively, but the Falcons would eventually score three straight to open up an 8-4 advantage with 8:22 to go in the opening half. Felt found the back of the net again just over a minute later and then set up a Bedell strike to cap the scoring at the 4:54 mark and slice the SNHU halftime gap to 8-6. 

After Bentley scored the first two goals of the second half, Wilder struck off a feed from Bedell to make it 10-7 less than two-and-a-half minutes in, but Bentley would put it away by scoring nine of the next 10 goals to seize a 19-8 advantage with 13:20 remaining.

Sophomore Merry Harrington (Peabody, Mass.) and Bedell would net back-to-back goals to make it a nine-score game, but Bentley would answer both to cap the scoring. 

Notes:
- Southern New Hampshire closes out the season having had 11 of its 17 games come against nationally-ranked opponents.
- Sophomore goalkeeper Alex Comeau (Haverhill, Mass.) stopped a career-best 16 of 34 shots over the opening 45:03 of action, while junior Leah Olansky (Bennington, Vt.) turned aside three of the six shots she faced in the closing 14:57. Eliza Bresler racked up saves for Bentley.
- Bentley outshot Southern New Hampshire, 50-29, including 28-16 in the opening stanza, while the Penmen held a 16-15 advantage in draw controls.
- The Falcons were 3-for-8 on their free-position opportunities, while the Penmen went just 2-for-7.
- Bedell finishes the season with a team-best 69 points, which rank eighth in the program's single-season record book, where she now owns three of the top 10 marks.
- Wilder's 56 goals are the fourth most in a single season in program history. Wilder, whose 76 markers a year ago are the most ever, now has her name in three of the top five spots.
- Bedell wraps up her career second all-time in assists (94) and draw controls (224), third in points (231) and eighth in both goals (137) and ground balls (123).
- Wilder moves to within six goals of the all-time program record.
- This marked the final career game for Bedell, senior Kennedy Daziel (E. Hampstead, N.H.) and junior Jenna Conroy (Londonderry, N.H.).

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