Fast Start Fuels No. 9 Field Hockey to Road Win Over Bentley

BOX SCORE

When and Where: October 9, 2019 – Waltham, Mass. (Bentley Turf Field)
Score: No. 9 Southern New Hampshire University 2, Bentley University 1
Records: SNHU 8-3 (5-2 Northeast-10), Bentley 4-6 (3-5 Northeast-10)

Senior Laura van der Doorn (Beverwijk, The Netherlands) and sophomore Cameron Whelan (Seabrook, N.H.) each buried first quarter goals, and it would prove to be all the offense the Southern New Hampshire University field hockey team would need as the ninth-ranked Penmen earned a 2-1 win over Bentley University on Wednesday.

STANDOUT PERFORMERS
  • van der Doorn tallied her eighth goal of the season while Whelan collected her third.
  • Southern New Hampshire University's defense surrendered two shots on goal in the first quarter and held the Falcons without a shot on cage for the game's final 50:54.
KEY MOMENT
  • Less than two minutes after Bentley knotted the score at one in the first, van der Doorn hammered home a feed from junior Hélène Servais (Brussels, Belgium) off a penalty corner for what proved to be the game winner with 3:59 remaining in the opening quarter.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
  • Whelan opened the game's scoring at 5:56 of the first after a Penmen penalty corner.
  • Sam Pavano reset the contest with 5:54 to go in the stanza when she turned and fired home a shot from deep.
  • Graduate student Melanie Rennie (Madison, Conn.) earned her eighth win of the season after making one save.
  • Southern New Hampshire worked seven penalty corners, five of which occurred in the opening 30 minutes, while Bentley drew 11 penalty corners in the contest.
  • The Penmen held a 13-11 edge in shots, which included a 7-2 advantage in shots on goal. Neither team put a shot on target in the second half.
NOTES
  • Southern New Hampshire moves to 7-0 against unranked opponents this season. In those seven wins, the Penmen are outscoring their competition by a 33-4 margin.
  • After dropping back-to-back contests, SNHU has now won its last two outings.
  • van der Doorn's goal was her eighth of the season and 29th of her career, which moves her within one goal of becoming the first 30-goal scorer in program history.
WHAT'S NEXT
  • Southern New Hampshire returns to Larkin Field on Saturday (October 12) when it hosts Saint Thomas Aquinas College in a Northeast-10 Conference clash at 1 p.m.

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