No. 6 Stonehill Pulls Away from Southern New Hampshire

EASTON, Mass. Host and No. 6-ranked Stonehill College outscored Southern New Hampshire University 13-3 in the second half en route to a 21-10 Northeast-10 women's lacrosse victory Wednesday afternoon at W.B. Mason Stadium. The Skyhawks improved to 4-1 and 3-1 in the NE-10, while the Penmen are 3-3 and 2-1 in the league.

Sarah Galligan led Stonehill with six goals and an assist, while Jackie Ladino totaled four goals and an assist. Liza Gross finished with three goals and two assists, while Hannah Anderson added three goals and an assist.

Carole Lee (Derry, N.H.) paced Southern New Hampshire with four goals, while Emily Mongeau (Westborough, Mass.) scored three times. Sara Halbich (Salem, N.H.) finished with a pair of goals, while Jami Shugrue (Lowell, Mass.) added a goal and an assist. Sherry Darrell (Bow, N.H.) handed out four assists.

The Penmen scored the game's first three goals and a goal by Halbich 6:46 into the game made it 3-0. SNHU held a 5-4 lead with just over 12 minutes to go in the first half following a Mongeau tally, but the Skyhawks would score the next three goals and a Gross goal with 4:47 left made it 7-5. The two teams would trade goals the rest of the half and the Penmen trailed 8-7 at halftime.

Stonehill scored the first five goals of the second half and took a 13-7 lead with 22:52 to play on a free position shot by Ladino. The Penmen hung in and a goal by Lee with six minutes to play made it 15-10. The Skyhawks would close out the game by scoring six unanswered goals.

Rebecca Moore made 19 saves for Stonehill as the Skyhawks outshot the Penmen 43-34. Hannah Moriarty (Chelmsford, Mass.) turned aside 15 shots for Southern New Hampshire.

Southern New Hampshire returns to action Friday afternoon when it travels to Molloy College for a 12:00 contest.


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