WHEN AND WHERE: March 23, 2019 – Garden City, N.Y. (Motamed Field)
SCORE: No. 1 Adelphi University 19, Southern New Hampshire University 7
RECORDS: SNHU 2-4 (1-2 Northeast-10 Conference), Adelphi 8-0 (4-0 Northeast-10 Conference)
Sophomore Nolan Isabella (Ballston Spa, N.Y.) set a single-game program record with nine caused turnovers on Saturday, but a nine-goal third quarter propelled No. 1 Adelphi University past the Southern New Hampshire University men's lacrosse team, 19-7.
- Isabella's nine caused turnovers are the second-highest single-game total in the history of NCAA Division II men's lacrosse. He finished one away from tying the all-time mark of 10, which was set on March 30, 2013 and matched on April 23, 2016. Isabella's nine caused turnovers are the most in an NCAA Division II men's lacrosse game this season. He also added five ground balls in the setback.
- Sophomore Cole Jacobsen (Dartmouth, Mass.) registered three assists for the Penmen, while senior Tom Schutz (Trumbull, Conn.) and freshman Chris Valentine (Derry, N.H.) each tallied a pair of goals.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- The top-ranked Panthers opened the game with a three-goal run, as a pair of Michael Osmundsen goals sandwiched a John Arcidiacono marker to make it 3-0 at 9:17 of the first.
- Southern New Hampshire trimmed the deficit to a pair late in the first on Schutz's first of the afternoon with 2:51 left in the frame. Freshman Tristan Pietz (Dudley, Mass.) brought the Penmen within one just 45 seconds into the second when he converted a feed from redshirt freshman Landon Goguen (Mattapoisett, Mass.)
- Adelphi responded with a four-goal run to close out the first half before adding two more scores to build a 9-2 advantage 1:52 into the third quarter.
- Valentine put a halt to the six-goal burst with a man-up marker from Jacobsen at 3:08 of the third. Schutz buried his 10th of the year less than 30 seconds later with help from freshman Jeremy Handman (Wesley Chapel, Fla.) and it sliced the hosts' lead down to five with 11:23 remaining in the quarter.
- The Panthers opened the game back up with another four-goal barrage that covered a 90 second stretch in the third before Handman notched the first of his career with 5:52 to go in the quarter.
- After Adelphi answered Handman's first career tally with three-straight goals, the Jacobsen-Valentine connection struck again on the man advantage as the former finding the latter with 25 seconds left in the third to make it 16-6 through 45 minutes of play.
- In the fourth, Jacobsen setup sophomore Stephen Dubois (Goffstown, N.H.) for the lone SNHU score at 8:04 while three Panther goals provided the final margin of scoring.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
- Adelphi's Ian Kirby led all scorers with five goals and three assists for eight points.
- Freshman Alex Sturgess (Derry, N.H.) stopped 11 shots in 45 minutes of action, while redshirt sophomore Neal Murray (Marblehead, Mass.) steered aside one of the 10 shots he saw in the third quarter.
- The Penmen were outshot, 48-35, and went 10-for-30 at the faceoff X.
- The Panthers finished 4-for-9 on the man advantage while Southern New Hampshire converted two of its six extra man opportunities.
- Isabella entered Saturday's contest with 20 career caused turnovers in 19 games. His five ground balls also tied a career high.
- Jacobsen's three-point effort extends his multi-point streak to five games. During that stretch, Jacobsen has recorded at least three points in each outing and is averaging 3.8 points per contest.
- Goguen and Dubois extend their own point streaks to six games, respectively.
- The Penmen resume play on Wednesday (March 27) when they make the trip across town to square off with Saint Anselm College in an NE10 and Queen City Cup clash at 4 p.m.
- The next Southern New Hampshire home game is March 30 when Assumption College will make the trek to Manchester for a noon faceoff at Penmen Stadium.
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