PREVIEW: Men’s Lacrosse Looks to Snap Skid Wednesday Against Saint Michael's

Southern New Hampshire University (2-8, 1-6 Northeast-10 Conference)
Saint Michael's College (3-7, 0-6 Northeast-10 Conference)
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 7:00 p.m.
Penmen Stadium - Manchester, N.H.



SERIES: SNHU trails, 26-10
LAST MEETING: SNHU 10, Saint Michael's 7 (04/10/2018 at Colchester, Vt.)

Last time out:
#4 Merrimack 16, SNHU 9 (04/06/2019 at North Andover, Mass.)
Streak: Lost 6

Leading Scorers:
#23 Cole Jacobsen, So. (13 goals, 14 assists, 27 points)
#18 Tom Schutz, Sr. (16 goals, 5 assists, 21 points)
#40 Stephen Dubois, So. (14 goals, 6 assists, 20 points)
#10 Chris Valentine, Fr. (14 goals, 5 assists, 19 points)
#5 Landon Goguen, R-Fr. (8 goals, 10 assists, 18 points)

In Goal:
#1 Alex Sturgess, Fr. (2-6, 13.70 GAA, .508 SV%, 407:16 MIN, 93 SV)

Notes: The Penmen look to put a halt to their six-game slide Wednesday when they welcome the Purple Knights to Penmen Stadium. Southern New Hampshire was upended in its most recent contest by fourth-ranked Merrimack College, 16-9. Senior Tom Schutz (Trumbull, Conn.) shouldered the offensive load for SNHU with two goals and a pair of assists for four points, while freshman Chris Valentine (Derry, N.H.) added two scores in the setback. Redshirt sophomore Neal Murray (Marblehead, Mass.) stopped a career-high 21 shots, as the Penmen matched up with their sixth nationally ranked opponent in their last eight outings. SNHU is 2-2 against teams outside the USILA national rankings and is averaging nearly 11 goals per contest, up from their 8.30 goals per game average overall this season.

Last time out: Bentley 12, Saint Michael's 5 (04/06/2019 at Waltham, Mass.)
Streak: Lost 6

Leading Scorers:
#1 Ralph Grillone III, Jr. (27 goals, 7 assists, 34 points)
#18 Brian Loughlin, Gr. (19 goals, 12 assists, 31 points)
#19 Jon Lockwood, So. (13 goals, 3 assists, 16 points)
#32 Max Djusberg, Fr. (10 goals, 4 assists, 14 points)
#17 Joseph Gerardi, So. (8 goals, 2 assists, 10 points)

In Goal:
#35 Dominic Joy, So. (3-7, 10.87 GAA, .546 SV%, 546:15 MIN, 119 SV)

Notes: The Purple Knights invade Penmen Stadium looking to snap a six-game skid of their own Wednesday. Saint Michael's fell to Bentley University Saturday, 12-5, to move to 0-6 within the confines of the Norhteast-10 Conference. Sophomore Joseph Gerardi (Queensbury, N.Y.) led the attack with two goals and an assist, and graduate student Brian Loughlin (Kingston, N.Y.) also turned in a multi-point effort with a score and a helper. The Purple Knights have battled a difficult schedule of their own with six of the last eight opponents on their schedule having either appeared in the national rankings or received votes in the USILA Coaches' Poll.