van der Doorn’s Five-Point Afternoon Leads Field Hockey Past Converse


When and Where: September 8, 2019 – Spartanburg, S.C. (Old Spartan High)
Score: Southern New Hampshire University 8, Converse College 0
Records: SNHU 1-1, Converse 0-1

Senior Laura van der Doorn (Beverwijk, The Netherlands) registered five points and the Southern New Hampshire University defense surrendered just one shot, as the Penmen field hockey team posted an 8-0 victory over Converse College on Sunday afternoon.

  • van der Doorn scored a pair of goals and assisted on another to up her point total to nine through two games in 2019.
  • Freshman Kirsten Hagel (Driehuis, The Netherlands) collected the first goal of her career and added an assist for three points, as Southern New Hampshire was buoyed by seven different goal scorers.
  • After the two teams played to a scoreless first half, van der Doorn opened the second-half barrage with her third goal of the season less than 30 seconds into the third quarter. The Penmen closed the third quarter with a pair of tallies before putting the game out of reach with five markers in the fourth.
  • Graduate student Melanie Rennie (Madison, Conn.) stopped the only shot she faced in the first half before junior Kate Pigsley (East Kingston, N.H.) closed out the contest without facing a shot over the final 30 minutes of action.
  • Southern New Hampshire owned a 32-1 edge in shots, a 24-1 advantage in shots on goal, and worked 14 penalty corners while conceding one.
  • The Penmen wrap up their South Carolina swing with a 1-1 mark after being tripped up by No. 10 Limestone College in double overtime on Friday.
  • SNHU improves to 9-4 against competition outside of the Northeast-10 Conference dating back to the start of the 2015 season.
  • van der Doorn's nine points through two games is more than half of her season point total from a season ago (17), which was achieved in 19 games.
  • Four of Southern New Hampshire's seven goal scorers recorded the first goals of their respective careers. Sophomore Cameron Whelan (Seabrook, N.H.) joined Hagel, freshman Katie King (Dayton, Ohio) and classmate Caroline Scott (Bedford, N.H.) in finding the back of the cage for the first time in a Penmen uniform.
  • Junior Hélène Servais (Brussels, Belgium) rounded out the SNHU scoring contingent with her first of the season and No. 12 of her career.
  • Southern New Hampshire resumes its schedule on Wednesday (September 11) when it hosts Saint Michael's College in its home opener on Larkin Field at 6 p.m.

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