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

Mealnie Rennie eyes action in the SNHU goal.

BOX SCORE

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.

STANDOUT PERFORMERS

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

KEY MOMENT

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

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE

  • 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.

NOTES

  • 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.

WHAT'S NEXT

  • 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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