When and Where: March 13, 2017 – Waleska, Ga. (University Stadium)
Score: Southern New Hampshire University 19, Reinhardt University 3
Records: SNHU 2-0, Reinhardt 5-2
Junior Kennedy Daziel (E. Hampstead, N.H.) and sophomore Alexis Felt (Manchester, N.H.) each recorded four goals to lead the Southern New Hampshire University women's lacrosse team to a 19-3 thumping of Reinhard University on Monday at University Stadium.
Junior Alexa Bedell (Londonderry, N.H.) also posted four points on two goals and two assists. Sophomore Kristin Wilder (Framingham, Mass.) scored three times and senior Ellen Decker (Foxborough, Mass.) tallied a goal and two helpers for three points.
Wilder scored a pair of unassisted goals just 39 seconds into the contest before Bedell set up Felt and then scored one of her own to give Southern New Hampshire a 4-0 advantage just 3:39 in. After Stephanie Grove put the Lady Eagles on the board at the 25:45 mark, Decker set up a pair of Daziel goals, sandwiched around her own tally, to make it 7-1 with 23:08 remaining in the opening half.
Wilder, Bedell and Felt then found the back of the net, before sophomore Mary Beth Sweeney (Foxborough, Mass.) collected her first goal of the afternoon to crack open an 11-1 lead. Daziel would score again off a feed from freshman Merry Harrington (Peabody, Mass.) with 3:13 to play to cap the scoring and send the Penmen to the break with a 12-1 advantage.
Daziel opened the second-half scoring just a minute-and-a-half in to begin a run of six straight goals. Felt scored twice during the stretch, while Harrington tacked on her first of the day to balloon the lead to 18-1 with 10:51 remaining. Grove found the back of the net for the second time with 6:27 remaining before sophomore Jackie Richardson (Tyngsborough, Mass.) potted her first of the season at the 3:06 mark. Reinhardt added one more with 1:27 left to close the scoring.
- Reinhardt is ranked No. 9 in the NAIA Women's Lacrosse Coaches' Top 10 Poll.
- Senior Nicole Kennedy (Windham, Maine) stopped one of the two shots she faced in the opening half. Freshman Alex Comeau (Haverhill, Mass.) made one save in the first 22:58 of the second half, while sophomore goalkeeper Leah Olansky (Bennington, Vt.) did not see a shot over the final 7:02. Colleen Cicci stopped made eight saves for the Lady Eagles.
- Southern New Hampshire outshot Reinhardt, 31-5, and held a 14-11 advantage in draw controls.
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