Week at a Glance: September 30-October 6

Garret Olivar and Ashley Corcoran, SNHU Athletes of the Week

Southern New Hampshire University Athletics
Week at a Glance (September 30-October 6, 2019)

Female Athlete of the Week: Ashley Corcoran - Women's Cross Country - So.
Ashley Corcoran (East Longmeadow, Mass.) ran the fastest 6k in SNHU program history at the Paul Short Run at Lehigh University Saturday.  Her time was 21:24.8.  The previous school record had belonged to Laura O'Hanlon, who had run 21:50 at Paul Short in 2016.  It's the second strong race this season for Corcoran, who breezed to a new personal best of 19:01.24 to win the season-opening Shacklette Invitational (5k) at Saint Anselm College on September 7. 

Male Athlete of the Week: Garret Olivar - Men's Golf - Sr.
Garret Olivar (Manchester, N.H.) fired a 1-under par 71 on Sunday and the Southern New Hampshire University men's golf team finished second at the 2019 Northeast-10 Championship, which was held at the En-Joie Golf Club in Endicott, New York. The championship was shortened to a one-day, 18-hole event after inclement weather forced the cancelation of Monday's final round.  Olivar's score was good for a tie for third place and earned him a spot on the All-Championship Team.

Women's Soccer (6-3-0, 4-3-0 NE10)

Last Week's Results:
10/2 vs. Stonehill - L, 2-5
10/5 vs. #19 Pace - W, 4-1
This Week's Games:
10/8 at Saint Thomas Aquinas - 3 p.m.
10/12 at Le Moyne - 11 a.m.

Notes:
- The Penmen, ranked 21st in the United Soccer Coaches Division II Poll, went 1-1 last week.
- Dorthea Glorud (Brumunddal, Norway) scored two goals during the week for the Penmen, with both markers coming in Saturday's 4-1 victory against 19th-ranked Pace. Glorud made it a two-goal game in the 32nd minute and then all but sealed the victory in the 80th.
- Junior Allyson Patterson (Seekonk, Mass.) registered a goal and an assist. Patterson extended her goal streak to five matches in Wednesday's 5-2 loss to Stonehill and then dished an assist on the eventual game winner in the 20th minute of Saturday's 4-1 triumph over No. 19 Pace.
- Senior Shae Roys (No. Chelmsford, Mass.) tallied a goal and an assist for the Penmen. She set up a seventh-minute equalizer in a 5-2 loss to Stonehill on Wednesday and then scored the first of four unanswered goals – a 19th-minute equalizer – in Saturday's 4-1 win versus No. 19 Pace.
- Sophomore goalkeeper Hannah Rose (Waterloo, Ontario) stopped 15 of the 21 shots she faced during the 1-1-0 week for the Penmen. After making four stops on nine shots in Wednesday's 5-2 loss to Stonehill, Rose bounced back by slamming the door on 11 of 12, including the final 11 that came her way, in a 4-1 win over No. 19 Pace on Saturday.

Men's Soccer (3-4-2, 1-3-1 NE10)

Last Week's Results:
10/2 vs. Bentley - W, 4-1
10/5 at Saint Rose- T, 2-2 (2 OT)
This Week's Games:
10/12 vs. American International - 7 p.m.

Notes:
- Men's soccer snapped a four-game losing streak with the win over Bentley.  A goal with two seconds left forced overtime in Saturday's match at Saint Rose which ended in a draw.
- Junior Nadjib Chibout (Lyon, France) put together a seven-point week for the Penmen. Chibout scored two goals, including the eventual game winner in the 61st minute, and had an assist, as he had a hand in the final three tallies during a 4-1 win against Bentley on Wednesday. Chibout then scored the game's first goal Saturday in a 2-2 tie at Saint Rose.
- Graduate student João Brum (Ribeira Grande, Portugal) tallied a goal and an assist during the week.  Brum set up the 61st-minute equalizer in Wednesday's win and then scored the equalizer with just two seconds remaining in regulation off a free kick in the 2-2 tie with Saint Rose on Saturday.
- Senior Mike Goncalves (Ludlow, Mass.) registered a goal and an assist during the 1-0-1 week for the Penmen. Goncalves gave SNHU a two-goal cushion late in the 77th minute of Wednesday's 4-1 victory over Bentley and then set up the first goal of Saturday's 2-2 draw with Saint Rose.
- Sophomore goalkeeper Pat Quinn (Manchester, N.H.) steered aside four of the seven shots he faced during the week. After allowing the only shot he faced in Wednesday's 4-1 win against Bentley to find the back of the net, Quinn made four saves in a 2-2 tie at Saint Rose on Saturday.

Women's Volleyball (6-7, 1-1 NE10)

Last Week's Results:
10/1 vs. Stonehill - W, 3-0
10/4 vs. Molloy - L, 1-3
This Week's Games:
10/8 at Assumption - 7 p.m.
10/12 vs. Roberts Wesleyan - 4 p.m.

Notes:
- Volleyball split the week, going 1-1.  The squad earned its first conference win with a sweep of Stonehill before dropping a hard-fought non-conference match to Molloy College Friday.
- Freshman Juliana Pacini (Sao Paulo, Brazil) amassed 24 kills (3.43 k/s), eight service aces (1.14 sa/s) and 22 digs (3.14 d/s). Pacini led the way with eight kills, five aces and five digs in the win over Stonehill, before tallying 16 kills, three aces and 17 digs in a four-set loss to Molloy.
- Senior Joanne Coffey (Merrimack, N.H.) had a big week.  She tallied up 36 assists (5.14 a/s), 12 digs (1.71 d/s), four blocks (0.57 b/s) and six kills (0.86 k/s) for the Penmen. In Tuesday's win against Stonehill, Coffey posted 14 assists, three digs, three kills and two blocks, before producing 22 assists, nine digs, three kills and two blocks against Molloy.
- Freshman Angela Crosetti (Puebla, Mexico)  piled up 36 digs (5.14 d/s) and 10 assists (1.43 a/s) during the week. 

Field Hockey (7-3, 4-2 NE10)

Last Week's Results:
10/1 vs. Saint Anselm - L, 0-2
10/4 vs. Lindenwood (Mo.) - W, 2-0
This Week's Games:
10/9 at Bentley - 7 p.m.
10/12 vs. Saint Thomas Aquinas - 1 p.m.

Notes:
- Field hockey, ranked No. 9 in the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division II Poll, went 1-1 last week.
- Sophomore Faye Turkmen (Bergen, The Netherlands) scored her first goal of the season, a game-winner, against Lindenwood.
- Sophomore Cameron Whelan (Seabrook, N. H.) notched her second goal of the season for the Penmen in the 2-0 win over Lindenwood Friday.
- Graduate student Melanie Rennie (Madison, Conn.) stopped 4 of 6 shots she faced in the two contests.  She had to make only save to record the shutout over Lindenwood.

Women's Tennis (8-1, 7-1 NE10)

Last Week's Results:
10/1 vs. Assumption - W, 5-2
10/5 vs. Stonehill - W, 4-3
10/6 vs. Saint Michael's, W 6-1
This Week's Matches:
10/7 at Le Moyne - 12 p.m.
10/12  at New Haven - 12 p.m.
10/13 vs. Daemen - 1 p.m.

Notes:
- Women's tennis went a perfect 3-0 again last week to stretch the current win streak to six games.
- Freshman Magdalena Hubickova (Prague, Czech Republic) went 5-1 during the week, including 2-1 at No. 1 singles. Hubickova started the week with her first singles loss of the season, falling to Assumption's Julia Chappell, 6-3, 6-1, in a 5-2 triumph on Tuesday. She bounced back with a 6-4, 6-2 defeat of Stonehill's Christina Solorzano Valencia in a 4-3 victory Saturday, before breezing past Saint Michael's Abby Ramsay, 6-1, 6-0 in Sunday's 6-1 win. Hubickova also teamed with sophomore Alexxa Etienne for three No. 1 doubles wins, including 6-2 over Chappell and Maria Monje, 6-0 against Stonehill's Alexandra Vo and Samantha Ormesher, and 6-3 versus Ramsay and Caroline Sumner.

Men's Tennis (3-0, 0-0 NE10)

Last Week's Results:
10/6 vs. Daemen - W, 7-0
This Week's Matches:
10/13 vs. Merrimack - 3 p.m.

Notes:
- Men's tennis improved to 3-0 with a 7-0 win over Daemen College on Sunday.
- Senior Willem van Biezen (Sassenheim, Netherlands) posted a 6-3, 6-1 at No. 1 singles over Fabian Wilde and teamed with his brother and classmate Bas van Biezen (Sassenheim, Netherlands) for a 6-2 triumph against Wilde and Jose Williamson III at No. 1 doubles. Bas van Biezen was a 6-0, 6-0 winner at No. 3 singles versus Williamson.

Cross Country

Last Week's Results:
10/5 at Paul Short Invitational - Men finished 9th of 44 teams - Women finished 28th of 42 teams
This Week's Races:
10/12 at New England Championships - Franklin Park, Boston, Mass.

Notes:
- Men's and women's cross country returned to action at the Paul Short Run at Lehigh University. 
- Junior Cedric Joceyln (Nyack, N.Y.) finished sixth in a new PR of 24:55.4 for 8k. 
- Senior Michael Moreno (Houston, Texas) also established a new personal mark, finishing 21st overall in 25:08.0.
- Sophomore Ashley Corcoran (East Longmeadow, Mass.) ran the fastest 6k in SNHU program history, finishing 12th overall.  Her 21:24.8 eclipsed Laura O'Hanlon's program record of 21:50, also set at Paul Short in 2016.
- Sophomore Grace Henson (Cumberland, R. I.) finished 51th overall in 22:09.8, a new personal best.

Women's Golf

Last Week's Results:
10/1 at Penmen Fall Invitational - 3rd/7
This Week's Matches:
10/13-14 at Northeast-10 Championship, Verona, NY (Shenendoah GC at Turning Stone)

Notes:
- Women's golf finished third at the Penmen Fall Invitational at Lake Sunapee CC
- Freshman Gabby Thomas (Johnstown, Ohio ) carded a 79 in the final round to finish tied for third at 156. 

Men's Golf

Last Week's Results:
10/6 at Northeast-10 Championship - 2nd/10
This Week's Matches:
Off

Notes:
-  The SNHU men's golf team, hoping to repeat as Northeast-10 Conference Champs, fell short by one stroke when Monday's scheduled second round was cancelled due to rain at the En-Joie Golf Club in Endicott, New York.  Assumption edged the Penmen 292 to 293 with only Sunday's rounds completed.
-  Senior Garret Olivar (Manchester, N.H.) fired a 1-under par 71 on Sunday for the Penmen to finish tied for third.  That earned him a spot on the All-Championship Team.