#16 New Haven Uses Second Half to Separate from Women’s Lacrosse for 12-5 Win

Women's lacrosse player Merry Harrington moving down the field.


When and Where: April 10, 2019 – Hooksett, N.H. (Penmen Stadium)
Score: University of New Haven 12, Southern New Hampshire University 5
Records: UNH 8-4 (6-3 NE10), SNHU 4-8 (1-7 NE10)

Junior Merry Harrington (Peabody, Mass.) matched her season high by scoring four goals for the second consecutive contest, but the Southern New Hampshire University women's lacrosse team was handed a 12-5 loss by the 16th-ranked University of New Haven on Wednesday afternoon at Penmen Stadium.


  • Harrington scored the first four goals of the game for the Penmen.
  • Freshman Kelsey Long (Woburn, Mass.) recorded SNHU's other goal.
  • Freshman Hayle Ashford (Atkinson, N.H.) stopped 14 of the 26 shots she faced.


  • New Haven scored the game's first goal 43 seconds in, before Harrington answered at the 25:06 mark. Harrington again pulled Southern New Hampshire even at the 11:03 mark, before she scored her third of the day to put the Penmen up, 3-2, with 6:46 remaining in the opening half. The Chargers would score the final two of the stanza to bring a 4-3 edge to the break.
  • New Haven came out with four straight in the second half to widen its advantage to 8-3 less than four minutes in. SNHU scored two of the next three, with Harrington and Long finding the back of the net to pull within 9-5 at 14:38, but the Chargers would score the final three to put it away.


  • Gianna Guerra made 15 saves for New Haven.
  • New Haven outshot Southern New Hampshire, 32-25, including 19-14 in the second half.
  • The Chargers also held a 12-7 advantage in draw controls.
  • The Penmen were 3-for-7 on their free-position attempts, while New Haven was 3-for-6.


  • Southern New Hampshire loses its fourth straight, while New Haven wins its second-in-a-row.
  • Harrington now has 75 career goals.


  • The Penmen return to action Saturday, April 13 (1 p.m.) when they take on Southern Connecticut State University.
  • The next home game for SNHU is Saturday, April 20 (2 p.m.) when it plays host to Pace University at Penmen Stadium.

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