No. 9 Field Hockey Sets Down Pace for Fifth-Straight Win

BOX SCORE

When and Where: September 21, 2019 – Pleasantville, N.Y. (Finnerty Field)
Score: No. 9 Southern New Hampshire University 6, Pace University 1
Records: SNHU 5-1 (3-0 Northeast-10), Pace 0-4 (0-3 Northeast-10)

Freshman Lisa Hagel (Driehuis, The Netherlands) and junior Hélène Servais (Brussels, Belgium) each scored twice on Saturday to lead the ninth-ranked Southern New Hampshire University field hockey team to a 6-1 win over Pace University in Northeast-10 Conference field hockey action at Finnerty Field.

STANDOUT PERFORMERS

  • Hagel moved into sole possession of first place in the Northeast-10 Conference in both goals (8) and points (19) after her two-goal outing.
  • Servais sits in a tie for second in the NE10 in goals (6) and points (16) with senior Laura van der Doorn (Beverwijk, The Netherlands), who added a goal and an assist in Saturday's win.

KEY MOMENT

  • After the Setters jumped out to a 1-0 lead 4:13 into the first quarter, van der Doorn and Servais each found the back of the cage in the span of 43 seconds late in the first quarter to put the Penmen ahead for good.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE

  • Freshman Taylor Marchman (Derry, N.H.) added her third of the year midway through the second quarter.
  • The Penmen outshot the Setters, 26-12, and owned a 16-7 edge in shots on goal.
  • Graduate student Melanie Rennie (Madison, Conn.) stopped six of the seven shots she faced in the opening 45 minutes of play, while her counterpart, Grace Henderson, made 10 saves in the setback.
  • Both sides earned eight penalty corners in the contest. SNHU worked three in the first half and five in the second, while Pace tallied a pair in the first two quarters and six over the final two.

NOTES

  • Southern New Hampshire is outscoring its opponents 31-6 through six games and has the highest scoring margin in the country.
  • The 5-1 start is tied for the best in program history with the 2017 team that picked up wins in five of its first six outings.
  • The Penmen topped Pace for the first time in program history after dropping the four previous meetings between to the two NE10 foes.

WHAT'S NEXT

  • Southern New Hampshire returns home on Wednesday (September 25) to host Stonehill College in an NE10 matchup at 6 p.m. on Larkin Field.

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