Men's Lacrosse Falls in Home Opener to No. 2 Adelphi

MANCHESTER, N.H. – The Southern New Hampshire University men's lacrosse dropped a Northeast-10 Conference game at home to No. 2 Adelphi University by a score of 21-11 Saturday afternoon at Larkin Field. The Penmen fall to 1-5 on the season, 1-3 in the NE-10. Adelphi remains unbeaten at 8-0, 5-0 in the league.

Sophomore Cameron Joyce (Braintree, Mass.) scored three goals for the Penmen while junior Jeremy Buckley (Norwell, Mass.) notched two goals and two assists for four points. Senior Rob Murray (Marblehead, Mass.) also tallied two goals for the Penmen.

Adelphi was led by leading scorer Nick Watson with 10 points, including five goals and five assists. Salvatore Tuttle also scored five goals for Adelphi and notched one assist.

The game was scoreless until 9:53 left in the first quarter when Tuttle scored to put Adelphi up 1-0. Phil LaTorre (Londonderry, N.H.) scored his lone goal of the game with 5:19 to tie the game at 1-1, assisted by Buckley. The teams traded goals to make it 2-2, but Adelphi pulled away, and scored the final three goals of the quarter to make it 5-2 heading into the second.

The game was back and forth until 7:17 in the second quarter when Adelphi went on a 6-0 scoring run anchored by Watson and Tuttle. The Panthers outscored the Penmen 6-2, giving them an 11-4 lead at halftime.

The Penmen then went on a 3-0 run of their own to cut the score to 12-7 with 10:07 in the third quarter. However, Adelphi scored four goals to counter the run, until Buckley scored his second goal of the game with 4:02 in the third quarter.

Entering the final frame, SNHU trailed 16-8 when Murray scored his second goal of the game. Adelphi answered with two goals, and SNHU capitalized with two of its own. The Panthers ended the game with three more goals to secure the win.

Morgan Weireter (Oak Park, Calif.) saved 15 shots in net for the Penmen, while Aidan Bennardo recorded 8 saves for the Panthers.

The Penmen return to action Wednesday, April 2 when they host Saint Anselm for a conference game at 7:00 p.m.

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