No. 1 Le Moyne Coasts by Southern New Hampshire

SYRACUSE, N.Y. No. 1 Le Moyne College staked itself to a 9-1 lead before the half enroute to a 14-4 victory over the Southern New Hampshire University men's lacrosse team in a Northeast-10 Conference matchup Sunday afternoon. The Dolphins remain undefeated, boasting a 12-0 overall record and a 9-0 conference record, while the Penmen fall to 4-9 overall and 2-7 within Northeast-10 play.

Keith Merluzzo (Billerica, Mass.) scored the first two goals for the Penmen on the afternoon, scoring the first from Alex Whitney (North Hampton, N.H.) and the latter goal unassisted. Marc Novaco (Chelmsford, Mass.) and Andrew Brown (Marshfield, Mass.) also recorded unassisted tallies late in the fourth quarter.

The Dolphins, scoring six of their 14 goals with the man advantage, were led by Jack Venditti, who scored three man-up goals for Le Moyne. Nick DiSarro, Taylor Brooks, and Sean Connors notched two goals for the Dolphins, while Jake Harmatuk accumulated two assists and a goal.

The goaltending tandem of Matt Krupka and Jeff Vetter combined to make four saves on the afternoon for the Dolphins. Penmen goaltender Eric Gunst (Exeter, N.H.) was saddled with the loss, allowing all 14 goals while also turning aside 15 Le Moyne shots on goal. Netminder Brendan O'Brien (Hopkinton, Mass.) played the last 7:42, holding the Dolphins scoreless for the remainder of the tilt.

Southern New Hampshire University closes out the remainder of the regular season on Saturday, May 1 as they travel to play Saint Michael's in a 3:00 p.m. contest.


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