When and Where: April 7, 2018 – Worcester, Mass. (Multi-Sport Stadium)
Score: Assumption College 27, Southern New Hampshire University 14
Records: Assumption 6-4 (3-0 NE10), SNHU 2-9 (1-6 NE10)
Senior Alexa Bedell (Londonderry, N.H.) and junior Kristin Wilder (Framingham, Mass.) each recorded five points, but the Southern New Hampshire University women's lacrosse team suffered a 27-14 defeat against 23rd-ranked Assumption College on Saturday afternoon at Multi-Sport Stadium.
Bedell scored three times and dished a pair of assists, while Wilder struck for five goals. Senior Kennedy Daziel (E. Hampstead, N.H.) notched four points on three goals and a helper, with junior Alexis Felt (Manchester, N.H.) racking up a trio of goals.
Assumption scored seven of the first nine goals – save for tallies by Felt and Bedell – to build an early lead less than nine minutes in. Southern New Hampshire then answered with five of the next seven – with Wilder and Bedell each chipping in a pair, to pull the Penmen within 9-7 with 10:30 remaining in the opening half.
The Greyhounds, however, capped the first half the way they opened it, as they scored seven of the final nine to bring a 16-9 advantage into the break.
Felt and Wilder answered early second-half strikes from Assumption to keep it a seven-goal game at 18-11 with 24:00 to go, but the Greyhounds would pot nine of the next 12 markers to put the game away.
- The Penmen lose for the seventh time in eight games.
- Eight of the 11 opponents SNHU has faced this season have been nationally ranked.
- Junior goalkeeper Leah Olansky (Bennington, Vt.) made three saves over the opening 13:47 of the contest, while sophomore Alex Comeau (Haverhill, Mass.) stopped 10 of the 29 shots she faced in 46:13 of relief. Kyra Goucher made eight stops for Assumption.
- Assumption outshot Southern New Hampshire, 51-27, including 29-15 in the opening stanza, and also held a 30-13 advantage in draw controls.
- The Penmen were 3-for-7 on their free-position opportunities, while the Greyhounds went 6-for-14.
The Penmen are back in action Wednesday, April 11 (4 p.m.) when they take on the University of New Haven. The next home game for SNHU is Friday, April 13 (4 p.m.) when it plays host to Southern Connecticut State University at Penmen Stadium.
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