When and Where: March 25, 2017 – Syracuse, N.Y. (Ted Grant Field)
Score: Le Moyne College 17, Southern New Hampshire University 6
Records: Le Moyne 6-0 (3-0 NE10), SNHU 4-3 (1-2 NE10)
Sophomore Kristin Wilder (Framingham, Mass.) scored four goals and senior goalkeeper Nicole Kennedy (Windham, Maine) turned away a season-high 17 shots, but the Southern New Hampshire University women's lacrosse team was handled by third-ranked Le Moyne, 17-6, Saturday morning at Ted Grant Field.
Trailing, 2-0, just over two minutes in, Southern New Hampshire pulled even as Wilder buried a pair of free position shots to make it 2-2 with 24:41 remaining in the opening half.
The Dolphins would grab the lead for good just 1:02 later as Sidney Hall beat Kennedy to begin a string of seven straight goals that ballooned the Le Moyne lead to 9-2 with 10:09 to go. Jaqueline Pardee registered three goals during the stretch.
Bedell connected on a pass to Wilder, who found the back of the net to stop the bleeding just 26 seconds later, but two more goals from the Dolphins nudged their advantage to 11-3 with 4:13 on the clock.
Wilder again answered 29 seconds later and Bedell set up Daziel to cap the scoring and send the Penmen to the half with some momentum, but trailing, 11-5.
Le Moyne struck first just 41 seconds into the second half and would score six-in-a-row to blow it open at 17-5 with 7:28 to go. Daziel added an unassisted tally with 1:07 left to put SNHU on the board in the second half.
- Kennedy made 11 saves in the first half for the Penmen, while Hannah George made all six of her saves in the second half for the Dolphins.
- Le Moyne outshot Southern New Hampshire, 44-13, including 28-5 in the opening half, and also held a 14-11 advantage in draw controls.
- The Penmen went 2-for-3 on their free-positions attempts, while the Dolphins were 2-for-6.
The Penmen return to action Wednesday, April 29 (4 p.m.) when they play host to Merrimack College at Larkin Field.
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