Southern New Hampshire Falls to Adelphi in NE-10 Play

MANCHESTER, N.H. Mike Iorio scored three times to lead Adelphi University to an 11-6 Northeast-10 men's lacrosse win over Southern New Hampshire University Saturday afternoon at Larkin Field. The Panthers moved to 5-4 overall and 3-3 in the NE-10, while the Penmen are now 4-7 and 2-5 in the league.

Jonathan Baron scored twice for Adelphi, while Danny Blau totaled a goal and four assists. Michael Rossi registered a goal and an assist, while Kevin Kemp, Connor McCann, Chris Aiello and Kevin Kennedy each finished with single tallies.

Greg Reynolds (Scituate, Mass.) led Southern New Hampshire with two goals and an assist, while Keith Merluzzo (Billerica, Mass.) and Andrew Brown (Marshfield, Mass.) added two goals apiece. Southern New Hampshire trailed 7-4 at halftime, but scored the first two goals of the third quarter and a Merluzzo goal with 11:34 left in the third made it 7-6. Adelphi would score twice and a Iorio man-up goal with 1:25 left gave the Panthers a 9-6 lead after three quarters. AU would score twice in the fourth and hold the Penmen scoreless for the 11-6 final.

Adelphi jumped out to a 3-0 lead, but Reynolds would get the Penmen on the board with 3:34 remaining in the first quarter. SNHU would score twice in the final minute and a Reynolds goal with 28 seconds to go made it 3-3. The Panthers scored the first four goals of the second quarter to build a 7-3 lead. The Penmen would make it 7-4 with 4:43 left when Brown scored on an assist from Alex Whitney (North Hampton, N.H.).

Devin Schneiderbauer made 15 saves in goal for Adelphi as Southern New Hampshire outshot the Panthers 39-29. Eric Gunst (Exeter, N.H.) made 10 saves for the Penmen. Adelphi was 3-8 with the man advantage, while SNHU was just 1-7.

Southern New Hampshire closes out its home schedule Tuesday when it hosts No. 10 Merrimack College in a 7:00 contest at Larkin Field.


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