PREVIEW: Men’s Lacrosse Hosts No. 3 Le Moyne in 2019 Finale

Southern New Hampshire University (4-9, 3-7 Northeast-10 Conference)
No. 3 Le Moyne College (12-2, 9-2 Northeast-10 Conference)
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 3:00 p.m.
Penmen Stadium - Manchester, N.H.



Le Moyne Logo

SERIES: SNHU trails, 18-1
LAST MEETING: #1 Le Moyne 16, SNHU 10 (04/28/2018 at Syracuse, N.Y.)

Last time out:
SNHU 18, American International College 2 (04/20/2019 at Springfield, Mass.)
Streak: Won 1

Leading Scorers:
#18 Tom Schutz, Sr. (21 goals, 7 assists, 28 points)
#23 Cole Jacobsen, So. (13 goals, 14 assists, 27 points)
#3 Tristan Pietz, Fr. (12 goals, 14 assists, 26 points)
#10 Chris Valentine, Fr. (17 goals, 8 assists, 25 points)
#40 Stephen Dubois, So. (17 goals, 7 assists, 24 points)

In Goal:
#24 Neal Murray, R-So. (2-3, 11.81 GAA, .527 SV%, 315:00 MIN, 69 SV)

Notes: The Penmen wrap up their 2019 campaign Tuesday with a matinee matchup against third-ranked Le Moyne College. Southern New Hampshire is coming off its most impressive victory of the season Saturday when it dispatched American International College, 18-2. Freshmen Chris Valentine (Derry, N.H.) and Tristan Pietz (Dudley, Mass.) led the Penmen attack with six points apiece. Valentine registered a hat trick and dished out three assists while Pietz potted a pair of goals and handed out four helpers. SNHU opened the game on a 16-0 run that featured eight first-quarter goals 13 in the first half. On the back end, the Penmen defense surrendered just two goals, which is the lowest single-game total since 2005.

Last time out: No. 3 Le Moyne 10, Saint Michael's 3 (04/20/2019 at Syracuse, N.Y.)
Streak: Won 6

Leading Scorers:
#13 Matt Hutchings, Jr. (23 goals, 23 assists, 46 points)
#40 Riley Larson, Jr. (31 goals, 12 assists, 43 points)
#18 Dan Entenmann, Sr. (15 goals, 25 assists, 40 points)
#77 Devin Andrews, So. (20 goals, 5 assists, 25 points)
#7 Josh Slowinski, Sr. (19 goals, 6 assists, 25 points)
#11 Colin Sypek, Fr. (12 goals, 13 assists, 25 points)

In Goal:
#45 Riley Smith, Jr. (12-2, 6.78 GAA, .571 SV%, 645:48 MIN, 97 SV)

Notes: The Dolphins make the trek up to Penmen Stadium for their regular season finale after cruising past Saint Michael's College on Saturday, 10-3. Le Moyne, which is ranked No. 3 in the most recent USILA Division II Coaches' Poll, is riding a six-game win streak that features wins over four ranked opponents including No. 1 Adelphi University on April 13. The Dolphins boast a balanced attack that has a trio of student-athletes with more than 40 points. Junior Matt Hutchings (Marcellus, N.Y.) leads the way with 23 goals and 23 assists for 46 points, while junior Riley Larson (Fairfield, Conn.) has a team-high 31 goals to go along with a dozen assists for a total of 43 points. Senior Dan Entenmann (Auburn, N.Y.) has dished out a team-best 25 assists and netted 15 goals for 40 points of his own.