When and Where: October 29, 2019 – Springfield, Mass. (Abdow Field)
Score: No. 9 Southern New Hampshire University 2, American International College 1 (OT)
Records: SNHU 14-3 (11-2 Northeast-10), AIC 9-8 (5-8 Northeast-10)
Freshman Lisa Hagel (Driehuis, The Netherlands) found the back of the cage 6:36 into overtime to lift No. 9 Southern New Hampshire University to a 2-1 victory over American International College in Northeast-10 Conference field hockey action at Abdow Field on Tuesday.
- After the Penmen used a goal late in the third quarter to tie the game, Hagel punched home her 12th of the season and fourth game-winning goal of the year with 3:24 left in the extra session to complete the comeback.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
- Sophomore Emily Campbell (Raynham, Mass.) drew Southern New Hampshire even with 2:27 to play in the third when she converted a feed from junior Hélène Servais (Brussels, Belgium).
- The Yellow Jackets opened the game's scoring 11:54 into the contest on a Kirstin Snethlage marker.
- Graduate Student Melanie Rennie (Madison, Conn.) improved to 14-3 in the Penmen cage after stopping a pair of shots.
- Jessica Stone was saddled with the loss despite turning aside nine of the 11 shots she faced.
- Katelynn Leclerc added two defensive saves for the hosts, while Chelsea Davis was credited with one of her own.
- Southern New Hampshire carried a 22-4 advantage in shots and a 14-3 edge in shots on goal.
- The Penmen worked 11 penalty corners, including four in overtime, and did not surrender one in 66:36 of action.
- Southern New Hampshire has locked up at least a share of third place in the Northeast-10 Conference this season. The Penmen currently sit at 11-2 in conference action, and a win coupled with an Adelphi University loss on Saturday would move SNHU into second place. A win by both institutions would leave them with identical 12-2 marks and slot Southern New Hampshire third, as the Panthers topped the Penmen, 2-0, on September 28. A loss Saturday would also keep SNHU third, as it would have at worst identical records of Assumption College and Stonehill College with tiebreakers in hand.
- The Penmen extend their program-record winning streak to eight and tied a school benchmark for most overtime wins in a season with three. SNHU last won three contests in OT during the 2016 campaign.
- Hagel's 12th goal moves her into a tie for fourth in the NE10. She sits behind a three-way tie for first that includes senior Laura van der Doorn (Beverwijk, The Netherlands) with 13 markers.
- Southern New Hampshire closes out its regular season slate Saturday (November 2) when it welcomes Franklin Pierce University to Larkin Field for a Senior Day showdown at noon.
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