Field Hockey Win Streak Snapped In Double Overtime At St. Anselm

BOX SCORE

When and Where: October 23, 2018 – St. Anselm College, (Grappone Stadium), Manchester, N.H. 
Score: St. Anselm College 2, Southern New Hampshire University 1 (2 OT)
Records: SNHU 7-6 (5-3 Northeast-10 Conference), St. Anselm 8-5 (5-3 Northeast-10 Conference)

Senior Maddie Holt tied the game with a goal in the 53rd minute, but the SNHU Penmen fell to St. Anselm 2-1 in double overtime on Tuesday night at Grappone Stadium. 

STANDOUT PERFORMERS

  • Holt scored her seventh goal of the season for the Penmen on a rebound early in the second half.
  • Carly LaCasse came up with the game-winner for the Hawks at 83:25 when she was able to get to a loose ball in front of the SNHU net.  

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The Penmen had the first few opportunities of the contest with Senior Maddie Holt (Seabrook, N.H.) denied on two shots in front at the 11 minute mark.
  • Junior Megan Lewis-Taylor (Nashua, N.H.) missed wide with a solid shot for the Penmen in the 29th minute.
  • Sophomore Hannah Porter gave St. Anselm a 1-0 lead with 24 seconds remaining in the half when she back-handed a shot in off a pass from Hannah Friend in front of the net.  It was her sixth goal of the season.   
  • The Penmen tied the game 1-1 at 52:45 when Holt connected on a rebound off a shot by Senior Lindsey Poirier (South Berwick, Maine).  
  • LaCasse scored the game-winner after the Hawks created a breakaway and sent the ball in front of the net.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE

  • The Hawks had only one shot on goal in the first half, but it went in.  The Penmen had three shots on goal before the intermission.
  • Southern New Hampshire outshot St. Anselm 13-8 for the contest.
  • The Penmen had seven penalty corners in the final 4:16 of the contest, but could not score.  Freshman Faye Turkman (Bergen, The Netherlands) took a shot with eight seconds to go that was tipped wide to send the teams to overtime.

NOTES

  • Southern New Hampshire saw a three-game win streak snapped.
  • The overtime loss was also the first of the season for SNHU, which had won the two previous contests which went into extra time.
  • Holt also scored the only goal for the Penmen in a 4-1 loss to the Hawks on September 12 on Larkin Field.
  • Holt has seven goals, second on the team to redshirt junior Cassidy Huckins (Loudon, N.H.).
  • The start of the game was delayed nearly an hour due to weather conditions.

UP NEXT

  • The next home game for the Penmen is Saturday, Oct. 27 (4 p.m.) when they play host to Pace University on Larkin.

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