When and Where: April 22, 2017 – Springfield, Mass. (Abdow Field)
Score: American International College 16, Southern New Hampshire University 15 (OT)
Records: AIC 3-11 (1-10 NE10), SNHU 7-8 (4-7 NE10)
Junior Alexa Bedell (Londonderry, N.H.) and sophomore Kristin Wilder (Framingham, Mass.) each scored five goals, but the Southern New Hampshire University women's lacrosse team suffered a 16-15 overtime loss to American International College on Saturday night at Abdow Field.
Bedell added two assists for seven points, while Wilder dished one helper and finished with six points. Senior Casey Duggan (Framingham, Mass.) scored three times, with sophomore Alexis Felt (Manchester, N.H.) also reaching three points with two goals and an assist.
Bedell scored two times, sandwiched around a goal from Wilder that she assisted on, to make it 3-0 less than seven minutes in. After AIC got on the board, Felt scored consecutive goals separated by just nine seconds, with one set up by Bedell and the other set up by Wilder, to expand the SNHU lead to 5-1 with 18:50 remaining in the first half.
AIC would respond with three straight goals, including two from Riley Brennan, to trim its deficit to 5-4 at the 11:55 mark. Wilder stopped the bleeding with a pair of strikes just 11 seconds apart, but Jessica Lawler would match that with back-to-back tallies separated by 27 seconds to again make it a one-goal game. Bedell closed the scoring with 1:38 left to send Southern New Hampshire to the break with an 8-6 lead.
The Yellow Jackets would open the second-half scoring with a pair of goals and then the teams would twice alternate tallies to leave the game tied, 10-10, with 17:27 to play. Bedell put the Penmen back in front at 11-10, but AIC would score twice to grab its first lead of the night at 12-11 with 11:44 left.
The Penmen answered with three straight from Bedell, Duggan and Wilder to open a 14-12 lead with 8:55 on the clock. AIC would not go away, however, scoring three straight, including a pair from Lawler, to take just its second lead of the contest at 15-14 with 5:18 to go.
Duggan would bury a huge goal with 4:34 left to knot the game back up and eventually send it to overtime.
Just 47 seconds in to the extra session, however, Brittany Hutchinson found the back of the net to win the game and give AIC its first NE10 win of the season.
- The Penmen have lost four of five, with three of those losses coming by a single goal.
- Senior goalkeeper Nicole Kennedy (Windham, Maine) amassed a season-high 18 saves, while Alexis Torosian turned aside 10 shots.
- AIC outshot Southern New Hampshire, 41-30, including 24-15 in the second stanza, while the Penmen held an 18-15 advantage in draw controls, including 10-4 in the opening half.
- The Penmen were 2-for-4 on their free-positions attempts, while the Yellow Jackets went 1-for-4.
The Penmen return to action Wednesday, April 26 (4 p.m.) when they play host to the University of New Haven on Senior Day at Larkin.
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