Women’s Lax Loses 11-10 Heartbreaker to #18 Stonehill

Women’s Lax Loses 11-10 Heartbreaker to #18 Stonehill


When and Where: April 18, 2017 – Manchester, N.H. (Larkin Field)
Stonehill College 11, Southern New Hampshire University 10
Records: Stonehill 8-5 (7-3 NE10), SNHU 7-7 (4-6 NE10)

Sophomore Alexis Felt (Manchester, N.H.) recorded a career-high six points, but 18th-ranked Stonehill College rallied for an 11-10 win against the Southern New Hampshire University women's lacrosse team Tuesday evening at Larkin Field.

Felt scored a career-best five goals and dished an assist. Sophomore Kristin Wilder (Framingham, Mass.) notched two goals and an assist, while junior Alexa Bedell (Londonderry, N.H.) also posted three points with a goal and two helpers.

Felt made good on two free-position opportunities to stake Southern New Hampshire to a 2-0 lead near the midway point of the opening half. Bedell then set up goals from Wilder and sophomore Marisa McLaughlin (New Milford, Conn.) before Wilder scored again off a feed from senior Casey Duggan (Framingham, Mass.) to make it 5-0 with 11:55 to go.

Stonehill finally made it onto the scoreboard with 10:05 left and scored again to trim the deficit to 5-2 with 7:13 on the clock. Felt connected on a pass to sophomore Mary Beth Sweeney (Foxborough, Mass.), who found the back of the net to send SNHU to the break with a 6-2 lead.

Felt began the second-half scoring off a dish from Wilder and the Penmen equaled their largest lead of the game at 7-2 with 25:48 remaining. From there, however, Stonehill would rip off six straight goals to grab its first advantage of the night at 8-7 with 16:16 to go.

Felt tied it, 8-8, and again, 9-9, with a pair of free-position tallies that left the score even with 12:18 to play. Stonehill would score two straight to take its largest lead of the game at 11-9 with 8:09 on the clock before Bedell notched a free-position strike with 7:27 left to make it a one-goal game.

SNHU would never get another shot to tie the game as it turned the ball over three times down the stretch.

- Senior goalkeeper Nicole Kennedy (Windham, Maine) made six saves, while Bailey Grant stopped just two shots for the Skyhawks.
- Stonehill outshot Southern New Hampshire, 25-21, including 16-6 in the second stanza, while the Penmen held a 15-8 advantage in draw controls, including 8-1 in the opening half.
- The Penmen were 5-for-9 on their free-positions attempts, while the Skyhawks went 3-for-7.

Up Next:
The Penmen return to action Saturday, April 22 (7 p.m.) when they take on American International College. The next home game for SNHU is Wednesday, April 26 (4 p.m.) when it plays host to the University of New Haven on Senior Day at Larkin.

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