No. 3 Seed/No. 9 Southern New Hampshire University (15-3, 12-2 Northeast-10)
No. 6 Seed Bentley University (9-9, 7-7 Northeast-10)
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 4:00 p.m.
Larkin Field - Manchester, N.H.
SERIES: SNHU trails, 5-3
LAST MEETING: Southern New Hampshire University 2, Bentley University 1 (10/09/2019 at Waltham, Mass.)
SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE
Last Time Out: SNHU 2, Franklin Pierce University 0 (11/02/2019 at Manchester, N.H.)
Streak: Won 9
#22 Hélène Servais, Jr. (12 goals, 11 assists, 35 points)
#18 Laura van der Doorn, Sr. (14 goals, 4 assists, 32 points)
#12 Lisa Hagel, Fr. (13 goals, 3 assists, 29 points)
#14 Emily Campbell, So. (9 goals, 9 assists, 27 points)
#00 Melanie Rennie, Gr. (15-3, 0.86 GAA, .781 save pct., 50 saves)
Notes: The third-seeded and ninth-ranked Penmen make their second consecutive trip to the Northeast-10 Conference Championship after the most successful season in program history. Southern New Hampshire, who is in the midst of a nine-game win streak, put together a 15-win campaign in 2019, with 12 victories coming within the confines of the NE10 to earn its highest seed ever. The Penmen head into the postseason with one of the nation's top offenses as it averages 3.36 goals per game, good enough for No. 4 in all of Division II. Junior Hélène Servais (Brussels, Belgium) finished the regular season atop the Northeast-10 in scoring with 35 points on a dozen goals and 11 assists. Servais currently sits in a tie for seventh in the country in scoring and is eighth in points per game (1.94) Senior Laura van der Doorn (Beverwijk, The Netherlands) was the top goal scorer in the conference this season with a school record 14 goals, which is good enough for No. 8 in the country in total scores. van der Doorn also eclipsed the 30-point plateau this season, as she has added four assists for 32 total points. Freshman Lisa Hagel (Driuehuis, The Netherlands) put together the most prolific offensive campaign for an SNHU freshman with 29 points on 13 goals and three assists. Hagel led the NE10 in freshman scoring and potted the second-most goals in the conference. Defensively, the Penmen have the third-lowest goals against average in the NE10 (0.87), the fifth-best scoring margin in the nation (2.49) and have posted six shutouts thus far. Graduate student Melanie Rennie (Madison, Conn.) has started all 18 games in the Southern New Hampshire cage and owns a 0.86 goals against average to go along with a .781 save percentage.
Last Time Out: Bentley 3, University of New Haven 0 (11/01/2019 at West Haven, Conn.)
Streak: Won 2
#9 Rachel Crowley, Sr. (14 goals, 2 assists, 30 points)
#18 Tess Anderson, Jr. (11 goals, 7 assists, 29 points)
#28 Keally Ingersoll, Sr. (6 goals, 12 points)
#16 Sam Simione , Jr. (4 goals, 4 assists, 12 points)
#66 Kayleigh Vogel, So. (8-7, 2.22 GAA, .703 save pct., 83 saves)
Notes: The sixth-seeded Falcons head into Tuesday's matchup as one of the hottest teams in the NE10. Bentley has won five of its last six contests and outscored the opposition by a 19-9 margin during that span. The Falcons have one of the top offensive contingents in the Northeast-10, which averages 2.4 goals per game and has worked 121 penalty corners. Bentley is led up front by seniors Rachel Crowley (Leicester, Mass.) and Tess Anderson (Stow, Mass.), who have combined for 59 points through 18 games. Crowley has found the back of the cage 14 times to tie for the NE10 lead, and has 30 points while Anderson has totaled 29 points on 11 goals and seven assists. Sophomore Kayleigh Vogel (Greenland, N.H.) has started 17 contests in the cage for the Falcons and has amassed 83 saves while compiling a 2.22 goals against average and .703 save percentage.