NCAA Championship First Round
#4 Southern New Hampshire (14-4-2)
#5 LIU Post (13-3-3)
Friday, November 9, 2018 - 11:00 a.m.
Sodexo Field - Rindge, N.H.
SERIES: LIU Post leads 7-3-0
NCAA TOURNAMENT SERIES: Tied, 0-0
LAST MEETING: SNHU 3, LIU Post 1 (09/02/18 at Bridgeport, Conn.)
SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE
Last Time Out: Assumption 2, SNHU 0 (11/02/18 at Hooksett, N.H.)
Streak: Loss 1
Notes: Southern New Hampshire secured its second straight NCAA Tournament berth Monday, as it claimed the East Region's No. 4 seed ... in a regular-season meeting between SNHU and LIU Post back on Sept. 2, the Penmen snapped a five-match skid against the Pioneers with a 3-1 neutral-site victory ... SNHU will enter the match with a full week of rest after losing to Assumption, 2-0, in the NE10 Championship semifinals ... the Penmen held a 26-4 shot advantage, including 7-3 in shots on goal, but could not find the back of the net ... freshman Hannah Rose (Waterloo, Ontario) stopped one shot in the contest ... SNHU will be making its fifth NCAA Tournament appearance and is 1-3-1 all-time (.300).
Last Time Out: Bridgeport 2, LIU Post 1 (11/03/18 at Bridgeport, Conn.)
Streak: Loss 1
#2 Julia Duffy, Jr. (12 goals, 2 assists, 26 points)
#30 Kendra Oldroyd, Fr. (7 goals, 2 assists, 16 points)
#16 Sydney Pasquarella, So. (7 goals, 1 assist, 15 points)
#1 Hillevi Eklow, Sr. (12-3-3, 1668:20, 0.81 GAA, .832 save pct., 70 saves)
#0 Katie Bendersky, Jr., (1-0-0, 94:57, 0.95 GAA, .900 save pct., 9 saves)
Notes: The LIU Post Pioneers earned an at-large bid into the NCAA Tournament as the East Region's fifth seed ... the Pioneers lost a close battle to the University of Bridgeport in the East Coast Conference title match last Sunday by a final of 2-1 ... sophomore Samantha Gordon scored the lone goal for the Pioneers, while senior Hillevi Eklow made eight saves ... LIU Post has won five of the last six matchups versus Southern New Hampshire, including two neutral-site matchups.