April 24, 2012

Men's Lacrosse Edged by Saint Rose, 8-6

ALBANY, N.Y.—The Southern New Hampshire University men's lacrosse team dropped a 8-6 non-conference decision to the Golden Knight of the College of Saint Rose on Tuesday afternoon.  With the loss, the Penmen fall to 3-10 on the season, while the win boosts the Golden Knights to 6-6 overall.

Ryan Woodford (Scituate, Mass.) and Jeremy Buckley (Norwell, Mass.) led the Penmen with two goals apiece, while John Cuozzo (Norfolk, Mass.) and Taylor Warden (Concord, N.H.) both recorded a goal. 

The Golden Knights were led by Kevin Fleming, who notched two goals and two assists en route to the win.  Kris Miller added two goals to the Saint Rose offense, while Kevin Fleming and Colby Reagan both recorded a goal and an assist on the afternoon. 

The Golden Knights would tally the first goal of the game with 10:18 to remain in the first quarter on a goal by Reagan.  Woodford would respond with a Penmen goal with 2:40 to play in the first quarter to even the score at 1-1.  The two teams would continue to trade goals until Saint Rose notched back-to-back goals midway through the second quarter to take the 4-2 advantage. 

Woodford scored again with 8:47 to play in the second quarter to bring the Penmen back within one goal, but Saint Rose responded with back-to-back goals again to take the 6-3 lead into halftime.

Brett McAuliffe opened the second half with a Saint Rose goal with 12:15 to play in the third quarter to give the Golden Knights their biggest lead of the afternoon.  SNHU answered with goals by Buckley and Cuozzo to cut the Saint Rose lead to two. 

Both teams would score in the final stanza, finalizing the 8-6 final in favor of the Golden Knights. 

Brendan O'Brien (Hopkinton, Mass.) took the loss in net for the Penmen and recorded 11 saves.  Nick Longo earned the win for the Golden Knights and totaled seven saves. 

Southern New  Hampshire will be back in action for the final game of the season on Saturday, April 28 when they travel to Saint Michael's College for a 1:00 p.m. Northeast-10 Conference  matchup.