PREVIEW: Field Hockey Entertains Saint Michael's in Halloween Matchup

Southern New Hampshire University (7-7, 5-4 Northeast-10)
Saint Michael's College (2-11, 2-7 Northeast-10)
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 6:00 p.m.
Larkin Field - Manchester, N.H.

SNHU Logo Saint Michael's Logo

SERIES: SNHU trails, 4-3
LAST MEETING: SNHU 1, Saint Michael's 0 (10/24/2017 at Colchester, Vt.)

Last Time Out: Pace 2, SNHU 1 Final (10/27/2018 at Manchester, N.H.)
Streak: Lost 2
Scoring Leaders:
#13 Cassidy Huckins, RS-Jr. (8 goals, 3 assists, 19 points)
#4 Maddie Holt, Sr. (8 goals, 0 assists, 16 points)
#18 Laura van der Doorn, Jr. (5 goals, 3 assists, 13 points)
#22 Hélène Servais, So. (3 goals, 3 assists, 9 points)

In Goal:
#00 Melanie Rennie, Sr. (7-7, 1.79 GAA, .739 save pct., 68 saves)

Notes: The Penmen are looking to snap a two-game slide when they welcome Saint Michael's College to Larkin Field for a Halloween matchup. Southern New Hampshire is coming off a 2-1 setback against fifth-ranked Pace University on Saturday. After falling behind by a pair of goals at halftime, senior Maddie Holt (Seabrook, N.H.) trimmed the SNHU deficit in half with her eighth goal of the year early in the second stanza. It would be as close as the Penmen would come, however, as the Setters hung on to remain unbeaten in conference play. Senior Melanie Rennie (Madison, Conn.) was saddled with the loss despite steering aside six of the eight shots she faced.

Last Time Out: Saint Michael's 2, Southern Connecticut 0 (10/28/2018 at New Haven, Conn.)
Streak: Won 1
Scoring Leaders:
#11 Morgan Johnston, Sr. (7 goals, 0 assists, 14 points)
#19 Nell Criscione, Jr. (2 goals, 1 assist, 5 points)
#1 Shelagh Fluharty, So. (2 goals, 1 assist, 5 points)
#9 Katie Leonard, Sr. (0 goals, 4 assists, 4 points)

In Goal:
#30 Anna Hurley, Jr. (2-7, 2.00 GAA, .769 save pct., 60 saves)
#31 Hannah Wilmont, So. (0-4, 1.37 GAA, .829 save pct., 29 saves)

Notes: The Purple Knights head into Wednesday night's contest on the heels of a 2-0 blanking of Southern Connecticut State University on Sunday. Senior Morgan Johnston (Newburyport, Mass.) led the Saint Michael's offense with a pair of goals, both coming in a span of less than six minutes in the second half to secure the victory. Junior Anna Hurley (Sandwich, Mass.) registered five saves to earn her second shutout of the year and eighth of her career, which is tied for eighth all time in Purple Knights' program history.