Week at a Glance: September 25-October 1

Southern New Hampshire University Athletics
Week at a Glance (September 25-October 1, 2017)

Female Athlete of the Week: Melanie Rennie - Field Hockey - Jr., GK
Goalkeeper Melanie Rennie (Madison, Conn.) stopped 16 of 18 shots she faced during a 1-1 week for the Penmen, as she made five saves in a 2-1 double-overtime win against Franklin Pierce on Wednesday and piled up 11 stops in a 1-0 loss at Adelphi on Saturday.

Male Athlete of the Week: Michael Rowley - Men's Soccer - Sr., F
Michael Rowley (Cooperstown, N.Y.) notched six points on two goals and two assists during a 2-0-0 week for the Penmen, garnering a Northeast-10 Player of the Week honor earlier Monday. Rowley potted a 48th-minute insurance goal in Wednesday's 2-0 win at Assumption and then scored a goal and dished a pair of helpers in Saturday's 4-2 victory at Stonehill. Rowley gave SNHU a 1-0 lead in the 26th minute and then assisted on the game-tying goal in the 60th minute and the game-winning goal in the 70th.

Women's Soccer (6-1-1, 4-0-1 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
9/19 at Franklin Pierce - W, 2-1
9/23 at American Int'l - T, 0-0 (2OT)
This Week's Games:
9/27 vs. New Haven - 7 p.m.
9/30 vs. Stonehill - 4 p.m.

Notes:
- The Penmen, ranked 19th in last week's United Soccer Coaches Division II Poll, went 1-0-1 last week as they ran their unbeaten streak to six straight.
- Senior Rianna Fasanello (E. Bridgewater, Mass.) was selected as the Northeast-10 Defensive Player of the Week for the second straight time Monday, as she  anchored a back line that allowed just one goal during the week for the Penmen. The SNHU defense allowed a 23rd-minute goal to Franklin Pierce on Tuesday and then kept the Ravens off the board for the final 67:41 to allow the offense to score a pair of second-half goals that resulted in a 2-1 win. The Penmen then made it 177:41 of scoreless soccer to end the week as they played to a 0-0 draw at American Int'l on Saturday for their fifth shutout of the season. SNHU outshot its opponents, 40-16 during the week.
- Senior goalkeeper Paige Salmon (W. Hempstead, N.Y.) stopped three of the four shots she faced, as she made one save against Franklin Pierce and then stopped both shots she faced at AIC for her fifth shutout of the season.
- Sophomore Emily Roan (Bridgewater, Mass.) scored her first goal of the season in the 78th minute against FPU, capping the second-half comeback that led SNHU to victory.

Men's Soccer (6-0-1, 3-0-1 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
9/20 at Assumption - W, 2-0
9/23 at Stonehill - W, 4-2
This Week's Games:
9/27 vs. So. Connecticut - 4 p.m.
9/30 at #3 Adelphi - 3 p.m.

Notes:
- Men's soccer, ranked 14th in last week's United Soccer Coaches Division II Poll, remained undefeated with a 2-0-0 week in league play.
- Senior Michael Rowley (Cooperstown, N.Y.) notched six points on two goals and two assists during the week, garnering a Northeast-10 Player of the Week honor earlier Monday. Rowley potted a 48th-minute insurance goal in Wednesday's 2-0 win at Assumption and then scored a goal and dished a pair of helpers in Saturday's 4-2 victory at Stonehill. Rowley gave SNHU a 1-0 lead in the 26th minute and then assisted on the game-tying goal in the 60th minute and the game-winning goal in the 70th.
- Junior Alex Satrustegui (Pamplona, Spain) scored two goals and handed out an assist for five points, as he scored the game-winning goal at Assumption in the 13th minute and then tallied a goal and an assist at Stonehill. Satrustegui assisted on the first goal of the game in the 26th minute and then potted a 71st-minute insurance tally just 17 seconds after the Penmen had gone ahead.
- Freshman Daniel Jones (W. Hartford, Conn.), who earned his first Northeast-10 Rookie of the Week honor earlier Monday, scored his first career goal in the 70th minute against the Skyhawks to break the 2-2 tie with Stonehill.
-Junior goalkeeper Daniel Milton (Ajax, Ontario) stopped two of the four shots he faced during the week. Milton turned away both shots he faced at Assumption for his first career shutout and then did not make a stop in Saturday's victory at Stonehill.

Women's Volleyball (2-7, 0-2 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
9/19 vs. Saint Anselm - L, 2-3
9/23 at Assumption - L, 1-3
This Week's Games:
9/26 vs. Merrimack - 7 p.m.
9/29 at Bentley - 7 p.m.
9/30 vs. Saint Michael's - 1 p.m.

Notes:
- Volleyball went 0-2 last week, dropping a five-set heartbreaker to crosstown-rival Saint Anselm on Tuesday to open conference play.
- Senior Marisa Coronis (Hudson, N.H.) racked up 31 kills (3.44 k/s), 24 digs (2.67 d/s), three service aces (0.33 sa/s) and five blocks (0.56 b/s) during the week. Coronis recorded 24 kills and 15 digs in the 3-2 loss to Saint Anselm, with the 24 kills serving as the most for a Penmen in a match since 2005. Coronis then chipped in seven kills, nine digs and four blocks in a 3-1 defeat at Assumption on Saturday.
- Junior Priscila Castro (Belo Horizonte, Brazil) totaled up 19 kills, 43 digs and six service aces during the week. She tallied nine kills, 24 digs and five service aces against the Hawks and then posted 10 kills and 19 digs at Assumption.
- Sophomore Amanda Costales (Wantagh, N.Y.) registered a career-high 14 kills on .545 hitting against the Greyhounds, while junior Jessica Dillon (Burnt Hills, N.Y.) turned in a triple-double of 10 kills, 15 assists and 13 digs.

Field Hockey (5-2, 2-1 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
9/20 vs. Franklin Pierce - W, 2-1 (2OT)
9/23 at Adelphi - L, 0-1
This Week's Games:

9/26 vs. Merrimack - 7 p.m.
9/30 vs. Assumption - 1 p.m.

Notes:
- Field hockey split a pair of games last week, including a thrilling 2-1, double-overtime victory against Franklin Pierce on Wednesday.
- SNHU trailed, 1-0, against the Ravens when they were awarded a penalty corner with time expired in regulation. The Penmen would then earn a second corner with 00:00 on the clock and senior Erin Frost (E. Andover, N.H.), off an assist from sophomore Alison Hildreth (Hampton, N.H.), found the back of the cage to tie the game and improbably send it to overtime. After the first extra session saw neither team score a goal, the Penmen ended it just 1:49 into the second overtime as a drive from sophomore Lauara van der Doorn (Beverwijk, The Netherlands) was redirected into the cage by senior Mikaela Gauvain (Salem, N.H.).
- Junior goalkeeper Melanie Rennie (Madison, Conn.) stopped 16 of 18 shots she faced during the week, as she made five saves in the win against Franklin Pierce and piled up 11 stops in a 1-0 loss at Adelphi on Saturday.

Cross Country
Last Week's Results:
Idle
This Week's Matches:
Idle

Notes:
- The Penmen were idle last week and return to action Saturday, Oct. 7 at the New England Championships at Franklin Park in Dorchester.

Women's Tennis (4-0, 4-0 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
9/22 at ITA East Regional Championship
9/23 at ITA East Regional Championship
9/24 at ITA East Regional Championship
This Week's Games:

9/26 vs. Post - 3 p.m.
9/27 vs. Saint Anselm - 3 p.m.
9/30 vs. Assumption - 1 p.m.

Notes:
- Women's tennis took a break from its schedule to play in the ITA East Regional Championships at the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Billie Jean King National Tennis Center from Friday to Sunday. 
- Junior Sofia Morais (Porto, Portugal) made a run to the quarterfinal round of the singles main draw bracket, as she posted a 6-3, 6-2 victory against the University of the Sciences' Elkanah Linder, followed by a 6-3, 6-4 win against Queens (N.Y.) College's Louisa Brunetti, to reach the quarterfinals. There, she dropped a 5-7, 7-6, 10-6 decision to Adelphi's Rebecca Fakas.
- In the doubles main draw, Morais and classmate Anna Sala (Matadepera, Spain), seeded 13th, defeated Goldey-Beacom College's Raquel Morais and Silvia Hortelanopey, 8-4, and then took down Daemen College's Jessica Robins and Gretchen Ringler, 8-1, before falling to seventh-seeded Victoria Barbetta and Isabelle Parker of Stonehill College. 

Men's Tennis (1-0, 0-0 NE10)
Last Week's Results:
9/22 at ITA East Regional Championship
9/23 at ITA East Regional Championship
9/24 at ITA East Regional Championship
This Week's Games:
Idle

Notes:
- Men's tennis took part in the ITA East Regional Championships at the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Billie Jean King National Tennis Center from Friday to Sunday. 
- Senior Tiago Fernandes (Porto, Portugal) became the first men's tennis player ever to reach the semifinals of the singles main draw bracket. Fernandes, seeded third, needed to come from behind to move on in his first match, as he eventually took care of Jefferson University's Liviu Trifoi, 4-6, 6-2, 10-5. Fernandes then defeated Le Moyne College's Philip Blythe, 6-4, 6-4, and reached the semis with a 6-1, 6-2 quarterfinal victory against Franklin Pierce University's James Bisazza. Fernandes fell to top-seeded Matej Selecky of the New York Institute of Technology on Monday.
- Graduate student Xavier Aubron (Herouville, France) and sophomore Bas van Biezen (Sassenheim, Netherlands) also reached the semifinals in the doubles main draw, as they doubled up Chestnut Hill College's Lucas Bocaletto and Pedro Regalin, 8-4, and snuck by both Concordia (N.Y.) College's Michele Fenoaltea and Henry Masters, as well as Queens (N.Y.) College's Cosme Jubera and Roman Laga, seeded third, by the same 9-8 (9-7) score before notching an 8-3 quarterfinal win against ninth-seeded Blythe and Hallam Doney of Le Moyne. In the semifinal round, they were edged, 8-6, by second-seeded Rok Bozic and Diego Pinto of the University of the District of Columbia.

Women's Golf
Last Week's Results:
9/21 at Post - W, 365-367
9/24 at Northeast-10 Championship - 6th/7
This Week's Matches:
9/24 at Northeast-10 Championship - 5th/7
9/30 at Martin & Wallace Invitational
10/1 at Martin & Wallace Invitational

Notes:
- Women's golf defeated Post by two strokes, 365-367, Thursday at Lake of Isles Golf Course & Resort in No. Stonington, Conn.
- Freshman Makyla Lewellen (Zainesville, Ohio) carded an 86 to finish second, overall, while sophomore Brooke Barrett (Bedford, N.H.) was third with a 90 in just her third collegiate round.
- The team was also fifth at the Northeast-10 Championship, which ran Sunday and Monday at the Haverhill (Mass.) Country Club.
- Lewellen placed 14th with a two-round total of 170 after leading the way in the opening round with an 81. Barrett recovered from a tough round Sunday to shave off 20 strokes and card an 87 in the final round.

Men's Golf
Last Week's Results:
Idle
This Week's Matches:
Idle

Notes:
- The Penmen were idle last week and return to the links Oct. 2-3 at the Northeast-10 Championship, which it will host at Lake Sunapee Country Club in New London, N.H.