Week at a Glance: September 11-17

Southern New Hampshire University Athletics
Week at a Glance (September 11-17, 2017)

Female Athlete of the Week: Jill Couto - Women's Cross Country - So.
Jill Couto (Newton Junction, N.H.) helped the Penmen place second at the Vermont Tech Invitational on Saturday as she earned her first career individual victory by cruising through the course in a time of 19:14, five seconds faster than her closest competitor.

Male Athlete of the Week: Sam Riemer - Men's Golf - Jr.
Sam Riemer (Canton, Mass.) fired back-to-back rounds of even-par 72 on Sunday and Monday to claim individual medalist honors with a two-round total of 144, leading Southern New Hampshire to its first tournament title of the season at the Franklin Pierce University Fall Invitational at Keene Country Club. Riemer, who won by three strokes, did so on the strength of his field-high nine birdies.

Women's Soccer (3-1, 1-0 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
9/6 vs. Post - W, 3-0
9/9 at Le Moyne - W, 3-1
This Week's Games:
9/13 vs. Saint Anselm - 4 p.m.
9/16 vs. Pace - 4 p.m.

Notes:
- The Penmen went 2-0 last week as they outscored their opponents, 6-1, and outshot them, 59-6.
- Senior Courtney Benson (Hopkinton, N.H.) put together a four-point performance in Wednesday's 3-0 win against Post when she scored a goal and assisted on two more, including the game winner late in the 10th minute. She doubled the lead herself in the 15th minute and then dished a helper on an insurance marker just 1:35 into the second half.
- Senior Abigail Maker (Naples, Maine) registered a four-point day of her own in Saturday's 3-1 victory at Le Moyne, as she scored a pair of goals in the conference opener, knotting the match, 1-1, in the 52nd minute and then scoring the eventual game winner midway through the 69th.
- Senior Trisha Luis (Lowell, Mass.) registered three points with a goal and an assist. Luis was credited with an assist on the final goal of the game against Post and then 
- Senior goalkeeper Paige Salmon (W. Hempstead, N.Y.)  stopped one of the two shots she faced during the week. Salmon did not see a shot against Post, but was put under pressure multiple times with the ball on her foot. She then made a save in the opening half at Le Moyne.
- The defensive unit did not allow a single shot against Post, as the team held its largest shot differential (35-0) since Sept. 5, 2010. It also did not allow a shot in the second half at Le Moyne.

Men's Soccer (3-0, 0-0 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
9/6 vs. Post - W, 2-1 (OT)
9/9 at Molloy - W, 3-1
This Week's Games:
9/13 vs. Saint Anselm - 7 p.m.
9/16 vs. Le Moyne - 1 p.m.

Notes:
- Men's soccer moved to 3-0 for the fourth straight year with a 2-0 week against non-conference foes.
- Junior Alex Satrustegui (Pamplona, Spain) scored a pair of goals during the week, first making his mark in a 2-1 overtime win against Post on Wednesday, as he found the back of the net 6:36 into the extra session to lift SNHU to victory. The assist came from freshman Tom Marriott (Nottingham, England), who recorded his first collegiate point. The first-year Penmen then picked up where he left off by scoring just 5:08 into an eventual 3-1 triumph at Molloy on Saturday to set the tone for Southern New Hampshire.
- Sophomore Romain Daniellou (Brieuc, France) notched three points with a goal and an assist. Daniellou snapped a scoreless deadlock with a goal at the 51-minute mark against post and then dished an assist midway through the 75th minute on an insurance goal that made it 3-1.
-Junior goalkeeper Daniel Milton (Ajax, Ontario) turned away nine of the 11 shots that came his way. Milton stopped three of the four shots he faced against Post and then racked up a career-best six saves at Molloy.

Women's Volleyball (2-2, 0-0 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
Idle
This Week's Games:
9/12 at Saint Anselm - 7 p.m.
9/16 vs. Edinboro - 12 p.m.
9/16 at American Int'l - 2 p.m.

Notes:
- Volleyball was idle last week and returns to action Tuesday (7 p.m.) when it opens the 2017-18 battle for the Queen City Cup at Saint Anselm.

Field Hockey (3-0, 0-0 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
Idle
This Week's Games:

9/13 at Saint Anselm - 7 p.m.
9/17 at American Int'l - 1 p.m.

Notes:
- Field hockey was idle last week and is back in action Wednesday at Saint Anselm (7 p.m.).

Cross Country
Last Week's Results:
9/9 at Vermont Tech Invitational - W: 2nd/3, M: 2nd/4
This Week's Matches:
9/16 at Bruce Kirsch Cup

Notes:
- The Penmen raced at the Vermont Tech Inivtational on Saturday, with the women and men both taking second place.
- Sophomore Jill Couto (Newton Junction, N.H.) earned her first career individual victory by cruising through the course in a time of 19:14, five seconds faster than her closest competitor.
- Senior Tyler McLaren (Pepperell, Mass.) topped the field of 37 student-athletes with a time of 26:41, outpacing the runner-up by 33 seconds to take the individual crown.

Women's Tennis (2-0, 2-0 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
9/9 at American Int'l - W, 8-1
9/10 at New Haven - W, 8-1
This Week's Games:

9/16 vs. Merrimack - 1 p.m.
9/17 vs. Franklin Pierce - 1 p.m.

Notes:
- Women's tennis opened the season with a pair of 8-1 conference victories.
- Junior Kaitlyn Poje (E. Stroudsburg, Pa.) went 4-0 during the week for the Penmen. Poje was a 6-2, 6-2 winner at No. 3 singles against AIC's Morgan Hill on Saturday and then aided in another triumph Sunday with a 6-1, 6-4 victory over New Haven's Caitlyn Burridge. Poje teamed with freshman Casey Burns (Westbrook, Conn.) for an 8-0 shutout of Hill and Alice Calabrese at No. 2 doubles against AIC and then toppled Stephanie Gonzalez and Angela Mercurio, 8-3, at New Haven.
- Burns also went 4-0 during her first week of collegiate competition. Burns did not drop a single game in singles play as she blanked AIC's Calabrese and New Haven's Ashley Varrone, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 4.

Women's Golf
Last Week's Results:
Idle
This Week's Matches:
Idle

Notes:
- Women's golf was idle and is off until Thursday, Sept. 21 against Post.

Men's Golf

Last Week's Results:
9/10 at Franklin Pierce Fall Invitational - 1st/10
This Week's Matches:
9/11 at Franklin Pierce Fall Invitational - 1st/10

Notes:
- The Penmen captured their first tournament title of the season by totaling a 594 at the Franklin Pierce Fall Invitational on Sunday and Monday at the Keene Country Club.
- Junior Sam Riemer (Canton, Mass.) fired back-to-back rounds of even-par 72 to claim individual medalist honors with a two-round total of 144. Riemer, who won by three strokes, did so on the strength of his field-high nine birdies.
- Junior Joshua LaCasse (Bow, N.H.) equaled Riemer's 72 in the opening round, which matching his five birdies. Sophomore Ryan Anderson (Beverly, Mass.) rebounded on day two to also match Riemer's even-par second round.