When and Where: March 15, 2019 – Hooksett, N.H. (Penmen Stadium)
Score: Adelphi University 19, Southern New Hampshire University 8
Records: Adelphi 5-0 (2-0 NE10), SNHU 2-3 (0-2 NE10)
Senior Kristin Wilder (Framingham, Mass.) scored three goals, including the 200th of her career, but the Southern New Hampshire University women's lacrosse team lost to second-ranked Adelphi University, 19-8, Friday afternoon at Penmen Stadium.
- Wilder became the first player in program history to reach the 200-goal plateau.
- Senior Alexis Felt (Manchester, N.H.) tallied three points on two goals and an assist.
- Freshman Kelsey Long (Woburn, Mass.), junior Merry Harrington (Peabody, Mass.) and senior Mary Beth Sweeney (Foxborough, Mass.) also scored for the Penmen.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Adelphi scored the game's first two goals over the opening 5:27, before Long converted a free-position attempt to put Southern New Hampshire on the board at the 22:05 mark. Gianna Bifulco then potted back-to-back goals to make it 4-1, before a Wilder free-position tally pulled the Penmen within 4-2 with 17:00 to go.
- The Panthers answered with six straight goals, with Alison Johnson having a hand in four of them, to balloon their lead to 10-2 with just under nine minutes remaining. Sweeney then found the back of the net with 7:47 left before Adelphi added three more to bring a 13-3 lead to the break.
- The teams twice alternated goals to begin the second half, with Wilder reaching her milestone at the 19:39 mark to make it 15-5. The Panthers then scored three of the next four, before the Penmen capped the scoring with two of the final three.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
- Freshman Hayle Ashford (Atkinson, N.H.) stopped nine of the 22 shots she faced in the first half, while senior Leah Olansky (Bennington, Vt.) made one save in the second stanza. Emma Lemanski turned aside one shot in the opening 33:23, with Emily Perry also stopping one bid in the next 22:48. Tamar Epps did not face a shot over the final 3:49.
- Adelphi outshot Southern New Hampshire, 37-14, including 29-4 in the opening half.
- The Panthers also held a 16-13 edge in draw controls.
- The Penmen were 4-for-6 on their free-position attempts, while Adelphi went 0-for-3.
- Wilder is now just 18 points shy of the program's all-time points record.
- Felt's two goals give her 89 for her career, while Harrington's tally was No. 60 for her career.
- The Penmen return to action Tuesday, March 19 (7 p.m.) when they play host to Merrimack College at Penmen Stadium.
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