When and Where: September 22, 2018 – Hooksett, N.H. (Penmen Stadium)
Score: Southern New Hampshire University 4, Stonehill College 0
Records: SNHU 8-0-0 (4-0-0 NE10), Stonehill 3-3-1 (2-2-0 NE10)
Sophomore Ramon Hofmann (Thuringia, Germany) recorded a goal and an assist to guide the 20th-ranked Southern New Hampshire University men's soccer team to a 4-0 shutout of Stonehill College on Saturday night at Penmen Stadium.
- Hofmann's goal was his second of the season.
- Senior Alex Satrustegui (Pamplona, Spain), sophomore Tom Marriott (Nottingham, England) and redshirt-sophomore Salim Sidique (Bronx, N.Y.) also scored goals.
- Senior goalkeeper Daniel Milton (Ajax, Ontario) stopped both shots he faced for his fifth shutout of the season.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Satrustegui, the nation's leader in goals, gave the Penmen an early lead midway through the sixth minute when graduate student Jonathan Cruickshank (Diego Martin, Trinidad & Tobago) had his shot from the left endline stopped by Stonehill goalkeeper Brendan Hughes, but the rebound caromed out to Satrustegui, who sent a shot into the far right corner of the net.
- Marriott doubled the Southern New Hampshire lead in the 15th minute, as he used an individual effort to maneuver to the top of the box, before ripping a left-footed shot that sailed into the top left corner of the net to make it 2-0.
- The score stayed that way into the 75th minute when Sidique scored his first career goal after Marriott drilled a long shot from the right flank that was saved by Hughes, but the rebound was corralled by Hofmann and touched to the middle of the box for Sidique, who buried his chance and stretched the Penmen lead to 3-0.
- Hofmann then added the exclamation point early in the 85th minute, dribbling from the left end line and sending a shot from a tough angle that tucked inside the right post.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
- Hughes made eight saves for the Skyhawks.
- The Penmen owned a 25-3 advantage in shots, including 14-1 in the opening half.
- Southern New Hampshire also held a 9-4 edge in corner kicks
- Southern New Hampshire, which is ranked 20th in the United Soccer Coaches Division II Poll, is 8-0-0 for the first time since 2015 and the third time in five years.
- SNHU improves to 32-3-1 all-time versus Stonehill.
- Satrustegui has now scored in 20 of the 25 matches he has played in with the Penmen, who are 18-2 when he finds the back of the net.
- With 13 goals for 26 points through just eight games, Satrustegui is more than 75 percent of the way to his goal (15) and point (34) totals from 17 matches a year ago.
- Marriott, who leads the Northeast-10 in assists and ranks third in points, has registered at least one point in six of the eight matches this season
- SNHU is now 67-7-6 (.875) over its last 80 contests at home, including 5-0-0 at Penmen Stadium.
- Southern New Hampshire improves to 89-11-9 (.858) over its last 109 matches dating back to the beginning of the 2013 National Championship season.
- The Penmen are back in action Wednesday, Sept. 26 (7 p.m.) when they take on Southern Connecticut State University.
- The next home match for SNHU is Saturday, Sept. 29 (7 p.m.) when it plays host to Adelphi University in a contest that will air on FOX College Sports at Penmen Stadium.
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