When and Where: September 18, 2018 – Hooksett, N.H. (Penmen Stadium)
Score: Franklin Pierce University 4, Southern New Hampshire University 3
Records: FPU 5-0-0 (4-0-0 NE10), SNHU 4-3-0 (2-2-0 NE10)
Junior Emily Roan (Bridgewater, Mass.) helped the Southern New Hampshire University women's soccer team erase a two-goal, second-half deficit with her equalizer in the 77th minute, but a late goal for Franklin Pierce University would allow the visitors to pull out the win at Penmen Stadium on Tuesday night.
- Roan's goal was her first of the year and third of her career.
- Freshman Dorthea Glorud (Brumunddal, Norway) notched a goal and an assist.
- Graduate student Sydney Crema (Litchfield, N.H.) also scored for the Penmen.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Franklin Pierce took a 1-0 lead midway through the 26th minute when Veronica Marques found Nathalia Maria da Silva at the top of the box, where she put the ball into the back of the net.
- Maria da Silva doubled the lead just 1:07 later when she weaved into the box and sent a low shot into the left corner of the net.
- Southern New Hampshire cut into the lead in the 37th minute, as freshman Sydney Carney (Northborough, Mass.) chipped a ball ahead for Glorud, who dribbled into the box and ripped a shot into the far left corner of the net to pull the Penmen within 2-1.
- SNHU kept the pressure on in the second half, with sophomore Allyson Patterson (Seekonk, Mass.) sending a header wide of the near right post off a corner service just over five minutes in.
- Crema nearly tied it early in the 57th minute when she beat Franklin Pierce goalkeeper Casey Kane, but her shot caromed off the right post.
- Carney took her shot at the equalizer in the 70th minute, as she beat the defense, but her shot sailed just wide of the right post.
- Franklin Pierce went up, 3-1, early in the 72nd minute when freshman Hannah Rose (Waterloo, Ontario) made the initial stop on Marques, but the rebound ricocheted out to the top of the right side of the box, where Sophie Cousineau lofted a shot into the far right side of the net.
- The Penmen would not go away, however, as Crema scooped up a rebound off a Glorud shot right in front and easily buried it into the wide open net in the 75th minute.
- SNHU would pull even just 1:37 later when Roan gathered her own rebound in front after a Franklin Pierce defender saved the initial shot off the back line, and booted it into the back of the net to make it 3-3.
- The Ravens would go back in front early in the 85th minute, however, when Gabi Pereira drilled a free kick from 25 yards out on the left and beat Rose.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
- Rose made three saves, while Kane turned aside a pair of shots over the opening 69:58 for the Ravens. Carmen Proffitt stopped one of the three shots she saw in the final 20:02.
- The Penmen held a 14-12 edge in shots.
- SNHU also owned a 9-2 advantage in corner kicks, including 5-0 in the second half.
- This was the first meeting between the two teams since the Penmen earned a 2-1 victory in the Northeast-10 final on Nov. 5 last season to secure their second NE10 crown.
- SNHU loses for the second time in three matches for the first time since Oct. 4-15, 2016.
- The loss snaps a 13-match home unbeaten streak (11-0-2) for the Penmen that dates back to Oct. 29, 2016. The streak began following a 1-0 loss to Franklin Pierce on Oct. 22.
- The Penmen are back in action Saturday, Sept. 22 (4 p.m.) when they play host to American International College at Penmen Stadium.
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