No. 8 Field Hockey Silenced by No. 9 Adelphi, 2-0

Mealnie Rennie eyes action in the SNHU goal.


When and Where: September 28, 2019 – Garden City, N.Y. (Motamed Field)
Score: No. 9 Adelphi University 2, No. 8 Southern New Hampshire University 0
Records: SNHU 6-2 (4-1 Northeast-10), Adelphi 6-2 (4-1 Northeast-10)

Graduate student Melanie Rennie (Madison, Conn.) stopped four shots, but the eighth-ranked Southern New Hampshire University field hockey team was only able to muster two shots on goal, and fell to No. 9 Adelphi University, 2-0, in Northeast-10 Conference field hockey action at Motamed Field on Saturday.


  • Giana McKeough and Kaylee Deleva each registered a goal and an assist for the Panthers.


  • McKeough tallied what proved to be the game winner 9:38 into the opening stanza when she converted a feed from Deleva.


  • McKeough returned the favor to Deleva just over three minutes into the second half to give the hosts an insurance goal and complete the game's scoring.
  • Rennie recorded three saves in the second quarter before steering aside the lone shot attempt she saw in the fourth.
  • Alexandra Kanapes earned the shutout after making one save, while Jackie Brown added a defensive save in the victory for Adelphi.
  • The Panthers held a 16-10 advantage in shots and a slim 6-5 edge in penalty corners.


  • The loss snaps a six-game winning streak for the Penmen and is their first regulation defeat of 2019.
  • Southern New Hampshire was shutout for the first time since September 8, 2018 (25 games) when it suffered a 5-0 setback at the hands of Limestone College. It is just the third time the Penmen have failed to find the back of the cage in their last 33 contests.


  • SNHU returns home on Tuesday (October 1) when it welcomes No. 4 Saint Anselm College to Larkin Field for a Queen City Cup clash at 6 p.m.

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