No. 5 Stonehill Staves off SNHU Upset Bid

MANCHESTER, N.H. Fifth-ranked Stonehill survived a scare from upset-minded Southern New Hampshire and posted a 14-10 Northeast-10 victory Wednesday night at Larkin Field. The Skyhawks improved to 13-1 and 9-1 in the NE-10, while the Penmen are 7-6 and 5-4 in the league.

Hannah Anderson and Sam Lynott paced Stonehill with four goals apiece while Sarah Galligan finished with three goals.

Emily Mongeau (Westborough, Mass.) led Southern New Hampshire with six goals on the evening. Phoebe Clark (Concord, N.H.) registered three goals while Sara Halbich (Salem, N.H.) had the other Penmen tally.

Southern New Hampshire jumped out to a 4-1 lead just over six minutes into the game following Mongeau's second goal of the contest, and extended its lead to 6-2 midway through the first half on another Mongeau tally. The Skyhawks closed out the frame on a 4-1 run and Anderson's goal 5:25 before intermission made it a 7-6 game at the break.

Anderson tied the game for the guests 46 seconds into the second half, but a goal by Mongeau with 27:58 to play gave the Penmen an 8-7 lead. Stonehill score the next three goals, and Kelsey Reilly's score with just over 18 minutes remaining gave the Skyhawks a 10-8 lead. SNHU would cut the lead to one twice, the last coming with 13:23 left on Mongeau's goal that made it 11-10, but the Skyhawks closed the game out with three unanswered goals.

Skyhawk goalie Rebecca Moore made eight saves en route to the victory, while Southern New Hampshire's Hannah Moriarty (Chelmsford, Mass.) made 14 saves as Stonehill outshot the Penmen 37-30.

Southern New Hampshire plays its fourth game in seven days Friday when it travels to American International College for a 7:00 contest.


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