No. 9 Field Hockey Blanks Saint Michael’s for Fourth-Straight Win

BOX SCORE

When and Where: September 17, 2019 – Colchester, Vt. (Duffy Field)
Score: No. 9 Southern New Hampshire University 2, Saint Michael's College 0
Records: SNHU 4-1 (2-0 Northeast-10), SMC 0-5 (0-2 Northeast-10)

Freshman Lisa Hagel (Driehuis, The Netherlands) and sophomore Meaghan Wile (Littleton, Mass.) each registered second-half goals while graduate student Melanie Rennie (Madison, Conn.) stopped each of the three shots to come her way Tuesday as the ninth-ranked Southern New Hampshire University field hockey team picked up a 2-0 victory over Saint Michael's College in Northeast-10 action.

STANDOUT PERFORMERS

  • Hagel, who was named the Northeast-10 Conference Rookie of the Week earlier Tuesday afternoon, collected her team and conference leading sixth goal of the season.
  • After finding the back of the cage for the first time in her career against the Purple Knights on September 11, Wile deposited her second of the season with just over 10 minutes remaining in the fourth.

KEY MOMENT

  • After a scoreless first half, Hagel provided all the offense the Penmen would need with 4:18 left in the third quarter as she flipped a shot over a sprawled out goalkeeper to put SNHU in front for good.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE

  • Junior Hélène Servais (Brussels, Belgium) picked up an assist on Wile's fourth-quarter marker.
  • The Penmen outshot the Purple Knights, 24-4, and owned an 11-3 edge in shots on goal.
  • Saint Micahel's goalkeeper Anna Hurley stopped eight shots in the setback.
  • Southern New Hampshire worked nine penalty corners while surrendering just five in the triumph.

NOTES

  • SNHU received its first-ever national ranking on Tuesday. The Penmen, who received 32 points in the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division II Coaches Poll, slotted in ninth.
  • Southern New Hampshire is outscoring its opponents 25-5 through five games and has the highest scoring margin in the country.
  • Rennie's clean sheet is her first of the season and No. 12 in her career, which extends her program record.
  • The Penmen have now won six-straight over Saint Michael's after dropping the first four in the history of the series.

WHAT'S NEXT

  • Southern New Hampshire continues Northeast-10 Conference play on Saturday (September 21) when it heads to Pace University for a 4 p.m. tilt with the setters.

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