Wilder Becomes All-Time Points Leader; Women’s Lacrosse Drops 17-12 Decision to Stonehill

Kristin Wilder, with lacrosse stick in hand.

BOX SCORE | HIGHLIGHTS

When and Where: April 2, 2019 – Hooksett, N.H. (Penmen Stadium)
Score: Stonehill College 17, Southern New Hampshire University 12
Records: Stonehill 6-4 (3-3 NE10), SNHU 4-6 (1-5 NE10)

Senior Kristin Wilder (Framingham, Mass.) scored four goals to break the program's all-time points record, but the Southern New Hampshire University women's lacrosse team was handed a 17-12 defeat by Stonehill College on Tuesday night at Penmen Stadium.

STANDOUT PERFORMERS

  • Wilder, who was already the all-time Penmen leader in goals, takes over another SNHU record.
  • Fellow senior Alexis Felt (Manchester, N.H.) also produced four points on three goals and an assist.
  • Junior Merry Harrington (Peabody, Mass.) scored twice and dished an assist for three points.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Stonehill led, 4-2, with under 16 minutes remaining in the opening half when goals from Wilder and Harrington pulled Southern New Hampshire even at 4-4 with 10:49 remaining. Stonehill responded with three straight, before Wilder capped the scoring with 18 seconds to go to pull the Penmen within 7-5 at the break.
  • The Skyhawks opened the second half with back-to-back goals, before freshmen Kelsey Long (Woburn, Mass.) and Catherine Derhak (Londonderry, N.H.) added tallies that trimmed the SNHU deficit to 9-7 with 21:46 left. Stonehill answered with five of the next six strikes to expand its lead to 14-8 with under 10 minutes to play.
  • Felt stopped the bleeding and then set up a goal from freshman Madison Peredna (Derry, N.H.), as the Penmen scored two of the next three to trim the deficit to 15-10 with under five minutes remaining.
  • Stonehill found the back of the net twice in the final two minutes, however, before Wilder scored twice in the final 28 seconds, including her milestone marker with four seconds on the clock, to close the scoring.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE

  • Freshman Hayle Ashford (Atkinson, N.H.) made eight saves, while Stonehill goalie Bailey Grant turned away 11 shots.
  • Stonehill outshot Southern New Hampshire, 40-31, including 20-13 in the second half.
  • The Penmen held a 17-14 edge in draw controls.
  • The Penmen were 3-for-9 on their free-position attempts, while Stonehill was 2-for-8.

NOTES

  • Southern New Hampshire loses its second straight, while Stonehill snaps a two-game skid.
  • Wilder, who now has 216 career goals, broke Emily Mongeau's mark of 255 points that has stood since 2012.
  • Felt's three goals give her 99 for her career, while Harrington now stands at 67 tallies.
  • Wilder (32), Felt (26) and Long (21) remain 1-2-3 on the team in goals.

WHAT'S NEXT

  • The Penmen return to action Friday, April 5 (4 p.m.) when they play host to 17th-ranked Assumption College at Penmen Stadium.

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