WORCESTER, Mass. – The Southern New Hampshire University women's lacrosse team fell to Assumption College by a score of 16-7 in Northeast-10 Conference play Saturday afternoon. The Penmen are now 2-4 overall and 1-1 in the league, while the Greyhounds improve to 5-1 overall and 3-1 in conference play.
Jenna Crupi (Albany, N.Y.) and Emily King (Florence, Mass.) each had two goals for SNHU, while Lindsay Bucknam (Bow, N.H.) and Ellen Decker (Foxborough, Mass.) had a goal apiece, and Casey Duggan (Framingham, Mass.) added a goal and an assist.
The two teams traded goals to start the first half with Assumption scoring just 15 seconds in on a free position shot, and the Penmen answering a minute later when Crupi scored her first goal of the season from Duggan to tie it up. The Greyhounds scored the next four goals to take a 5-1 lead, but SNHU answered once again when Duggan scored on a free position shot to make it 5-2. However, Assumption scored one last goal before the end of the half with one second remaining to take a 6-2 lead into the locker room.
The Greyhounds scored back-to-back goals to start the second half and take an 8-2 lead at the 26:30 mark. Bucknam got on the board for the Penmen three minutes later, scoring her lone goal of the game, but Assumption answered with three more goals. King broke up the scoring with her first goal of the game, and after another Assumption tally, the visitors notched a pair of scores from Decker and King again to cut the lead to seven at 13-6 with 8:24 remaining. The Greyhounds outscored SNHU 3-1 to end the game, with Crupi tallying her second goal.
Maria Ploof (Scarborough, Maine) had 11 saves in net for the Penmen, while Jaclyn Chirco had 16 for Assumption.
The Penmen return to action on Tuesday, March 25 when they travel to Merrimack for a 4:00 p.m. league game.
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