Women's Lacrosse Doubles Up Saint Michael's
MANCHESTER, N.H. – Sherry Darrell (Bow, N.H.) totaled six goals and an assist to lead Southern New Hampshire University to a 20-10 Northeast-10 women's lacrosse victory over Saint Michael's College Tuesday afternoon at Larkin Field. The Penmen, who extended their win streak to five games, are now 8-4 and 7-1 in the NE-10, while the Purple Knights are 2-9 and 2-6 in the league.
Emily Mongeau (Westboro, Mass.) added four goals and two assists for the Penmen, who got four goals from Carole Lee (Derry, N.H.). Jami Shugrue (Lowell, Mass.) notched two goals and an assist, while Sara Halbich (Salem, N.H.) posted a goal and two assists. Jade Antonangeli (Bourne, Mass.) and Kelly Curran (Arlington, Mass.) each added single goals for the Penmen.
Graduate student Maura Murphy (Candia, N.H.), who has been forced to miss SNHU's last three games and will miss the remainder of the season due to injury, started the game as it was Senior Day for the Penmen, and opened the scoring for SNHU 2:33 into the contest.
Spenser Wolfe led Saint Michael's with four goals, while Alee Ramos had a pair of tallies for the Purple Knights.
Southern New Hampshire never trailed as it opened up a 4-0 lead 10 minutes into the contest. The Penmen led 7-1 on a Shugrue goal with 14:29 to play in the first half and opened up a 12-4 advantage on Antonangeli's goal with 5:23 left. The hosts held a 13-5 halftime lead.
The Penmen would score three of the first four goals of the second half and a tally by Lee with 15:28 remaining gave SNHU a 16-6 lead. Southern New Hampshire maintained at least a nine-goal advantage the rest of the way.
Hannah Moriarty (Chelmsford, Mass.) made six saves for the Penmen as they outshot the Purple Knights 41-20. Sandra Palumbo went the first 45 minutes in goal for Saint Michael's and made nine saves before giving way to Meghan McLaughlin, who made one save.
Southern New Hampshire travels to top-ranked and defending Division II national champion Adelphi University for a 1:00 contest Saturday.