Southern New Hampshire Edges Assumption in NE-10

WORCESTER, Mass. Greg Reynolds (Scituate, Mass.) scored four times to lead Southern New Hampshire University to a 12-10 Northeast-10 men's lacrosse win over Assumption College at Multi-Sport Stadium Wednesday night. The Penmen improved to 3-3 overall and 1-1 in the NE-10 with the win, while the Greyhounds are now 3-3 and 0-3 in the league.

Michael Slatton (Billerica, Mass.) and Andrew Brown (Marshfield, Mass.) each finished with two goals and an assist for the Penmen, while Gary McKay (Billerica, Mass.) and Terrence Nash (Oceanside, N.Y.) each added a goal and an assist. Keith Merluzzo (Billerica, Mass.) and Zak Semiao (North Reading, Mass.) had the other SNHU tallies.

Tom Guido led Assumption with four goals, while Alejandro Ruiz scored twice. Kevin Klaskin handed out five assists.

Trailing 6-4 at halftime, Southern New Hampshire scored the first three goals of the second half and a McKay tally directly off a faceoff, SNHU's second goal in five seconds, gave the Penmen a 7-6 lead 5:19 into the third quarter. The Penmen held an 8-7 lead after three quarters.

Assumption would tie the game three times in the fourth quarter, with a goal by Guido with 8:03 left tying the contest 10-10. Brown would break the tie on an assist from Slatton with 4:40 to play, and Reynolds would add an insurance goal with 2:23 to go.

The hosts raced out to a 3-0 lead after one quarter before the Penmen tied the game with the first three goals of the second quarter, with Reynolds tying the game 4:41 before intermission. Assumption retook the lead six seconds later on a Chris Noyes goal, but SNHU tied the game with 4:05 left on a Slatton score. The Greyhounds would score twice in the final minute of the first half to take a 6-4 lead into the break.

Eric Gunst (Exeter, N.H.) made eight saves for Southern New Hampshire in goal as the Greyhounds outshot the Penmen 41-32. Scott Vogel made eight saves for Assumption.

Southern New Hampshire returns to action Saturday when it hosts American International College in a 1:00 contest at Larkin Field.


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