Penmen Comeback Falls Short In 4-2 Loss at Stonehill Friday

BOX SCORE 

When and Where: February 8, 2019 – Foxboro, Mass. (Foxboro Sports Center)
Score: Stonehill College 4, Southern New Hampshire University 2
Records: Stonehill (8-13-1, 3-9-1), SNHU (10-8-4, 5-4-3)

Sophomore Max Kent (Sandwich, Mass.) scored his second goal of the season with less than a minute to play to rally his team to within one goal, but SNHU dropped a 4-2 decision at Stonehill on Friday night.  

STANDOUT PERFORMERS

  • Freshman Charlie Davis (Milton, Mass.) scored his eighth goal of the season and is now tied for the team lead.
  • Senior DJ Goldstein (Wareham, Mass.) and freshman Phil Heisse (Overland Park, Kan.) assisted on that second period marker.
  • Kent made it 3-2 with 50 seconds to play.  Freshman Joe Fiorino (Willow Grove, Pa.) assisted on that goal.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The teams played a scoreless opening period with SNHU recording an 18-8 shot advantage.
  • The Skyhawks scored three goals over about two-and-a-half minutes of the second period to open a 3-0 lead.
  • James Varney scored the first of his two goals at 8:15.
  • Cameron Wright's 11th goal of the season just 1:22 later made it 2-0.
  • Varney scored again at 10:52, which proved to be the game-winning goal.
  • SNHU's Charlie Davis cut the lead to 3-1 at 16:03 of the second period.  It was his 11th goal of the season.  
  • With an extra attacker on the ice, Kent cut the lead to 3-2 at 19:10 of the final period.
  • A late goal by Stonehill's Shamus Maloney gave the host school a 4-2 win.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE

  • The Penmen had 47 shots on goal, compared to 31 for the Skyhawks.
  • Stonehill netminder Chase McKay picked up his second win of the season.  The freshman had earned his first win against Wesleyan on December 8.
  • SNHU's junior Kurt Gutting fell to 7-4-4 on the sesaon.
  • Each team was 0-for-2 on the power play on Friday night.

NOTES

  • Stonehill started the week with just one NE10 win - but they have beaten Saint Michael's College (Wed.) and SNHU (Fri.) this week.
  • SNHU won the first meeting between the teams back on November 13 at The Ice Den, 4-1.
  • The Penmen sit tied with Saint Michael's College for third place in the NE10 with 13 points, trailing Assumption College (17) and Saint Anselm (17). The top four teams advance to the playoffs on February 23.

WHAT'S NEXT

  • Southern New Hampshire is back in action Saturday (Feb. 9) when it again takes on Stonehill College at 5:10 p.m.
  • The next home contest for the Penmen is Friday, Feb. 15 (7:10 p.m.) when they play host to crosstown-rival Saint Anselm College at the Ice Den.

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