Northeast-10 Championship final
#2 Southern New Hampshire (13-2-5, 9-1-4 NE10)
#4 Franklin Pierce (12-3-2, 9-3-2 NE10)
Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 1:00 p.m.
Larkin Field - Manchester, N.H.
Tickets: Adults ($6), Children/Seniors ($4), Students with Valid NE10 ID ($1)
SERIES: Franklin Pierce leads, 24-10-1
LAST MEETING: SNHU 2, Franklin Pierce 1 (9/19/17 at Rindge, N.H.)
SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE
Last Time Out: SNHU 1, Assumption 1 – SNHU wins 5-4 PKs (11/03/17 at Manchester, N.H.)
Streak: Tied 1
#9 Trisha Luis, Sr. (10 goals, 3 assists, 23 points)
#19 Abigail Maker, Sr. (4 goals, 7 assists, 15 points)
#21 Courtney Benson, Sr. (5 goals, 4 assists, 14 points)
#6 Miranda Peloquin, Jr. (3 goals, 3 assists, 9 points)
#30 Paige Salmon, Sr. (13-2-5, 1904:08, 0.52 GAA, .849 save pct., 62 saves)
Notes: Southern New Hampshire earns a berth into the Northeast-10 Championship final after defeating Assumption in penalty kicks, 5-4, on Friday night at Larkin Field, following 110:00 of 1-1 soccer. The Penmen victory sends them to the program's second NE10 final and the first since 2012 – the year they captured their only NE10 title. Assumption opened the scoring in the 35th minute on a failed clear after a corner kick. Senior Trisha Luis (Lowell, Mass.) netted the equalizer with just nine minutes left to play in regulation. Sophomore Shae Roys (No. Billerica, Mass.) pushed a pass up the left side for senior Sydney Crema (Litchfield, N.H.), who darted up the sideline before hitting Luis on a run at the top of the box. Neither side was able to convert in the final 8:29 of regulation and a pair of 10-minute overtime periods. Luis, freshman Allyson Patterson (Seekonk, Mass.), Roys, junior Danielle Humphreys (Hebron, Conn.) and classmate Miranda Peloquin (Greenville, R.I.) all converted their attempts, whileAssumption matched the Penmen through its first four shooters, before the final shot sailed over the crossbar and sent the Penmen into the final. Senior goalkeeper Paige Salmon (W. Hempstead, N.Y.) made one save.
Last Time Out: Franklin Pierce 2, Merrimack 1 (11/03/17 at Rindge, N.H.)
Streak: Won 5
#14 Nathalia Maria da Silva, Jr. (7 goals, 0 assists, 14 points)
#12 Veronica Marques, So. (6 goals, 2 assists, 14 points)
#10 Gabi Pereira, So. (5 goals, 2 assists, 12 points)
#7 Bruna Tavares, Jr. (1 goal, 6 assists, 8 points)
#0 Casey Cook, Sr. (12-2-2, 1580:00, 0.74 GAA, .800 save pct., 52 saves)
Notes: Franklin Pierce enters a Northeast-10 Conference final match for the first time since 2010, and for the 11th time in program history, following its 2-1 home win over Merrimack College in the semifinal round Friday afternoon. A second-half penalty kick by junior midfielder Nathalia Maria da Silva proved to be the difference in the Ravens victory. Sophomore midfielder Veronica Marques was responsible for Franklin Pierce's first goal, as she took the ball to the right side and cut back to the middle of the box before booting the ball inside the left post. Merrimack cut the defecit in half in the 87th minute, but senior goalkeeper Casey Cook put aside the other two Warrior shots she faced.