No. 6 Field Hockey Looks to Punch Ticket to NE10 Final, Hosts STAC in Semifinal Friday

Laura van der Doorn unloads a reverse stick shot.

No. 3 Seed/No. 6 Southern New Hampshire University (16-3, 12-2 Northeast-10)
No. 7 Seed Saint Thomas Aquinas College (10-9, 7-7 Northeast-10)
Friday, November 8, 2019 - 6:00 p.m.
Larkin Field - Manchester, N.H.


SERIES: SNHU leads, 4-0
LAST MEETING: Southern New Hampshire University 2, Saint Thomas Aquinas College 1 (OT)(10/12/2019 at Manchester, N.H.)

Last Time Out: SNHU 2, Bentley University 1 (2OT)(11/05/2019 at Manchester, N.H.)
Streak: Won 10
Scoring Leaders:
#22 Hélène Servais, Jr. (13 goals, 11 assists, 37 points)
#18 Laura van der Doorn, Sr. (14 goals, 5 assists, 33 points)
#12 Lisa Hagel, Fr. (13 goals, 3 assists, 29 points)
#14 Emily Campbell, So. (9 goals, 9 assists, 27 points)

In Goal:
#00 Melanie Rennie, Gr. (16-3, 0.86 GAA, .769 save pct., 50 saves)

Notes: The third-seeded and sixth-ranked Penmen reached its first-ever Northeast-10 Championship semifinal after a thrilling, 2-1, double-overtime win over sixth-seeded Bentley University on Tuesday. Junior Hélène Servais (Brussels, Belgium) provided the game-winner 1:03 into the second overtime off a feed from senior Laura van der Doorn (Beverwijk, The Netherlands) to provide Southern New Hampshire with its first-ever postseason victory. After falling behind in the first quarter, the Penmen knotted the score late in the first half when sophomore Faye Turkmen (Bergen, The Netherlands) set up classmate Cameron Whelan (Seabrook, N.H.) for her fourth goal of the season. van der Doorn was named the 2019 Northeast-10 Player of the Year on Tuesday and became the first Penmen field hockey player to earn the distinction. Freshman Lisa Hagel (Driehuis, The Netherlands) also received annual honors recognition from the NE10, as she was named the league's Rookie of the Year. Joining the duo on the All-NE10 First Team was Servais, who currently sits atop the league with 37 points on 13 goals and 11 assists. Sophomore Emily Campbell (Raynham, Mass.) and graduate student Melanie Rennie (Madison, Conn.) also garnered All-NE10 accolades with selections to the Third Team.

Last Time Out: STAC 2, Adelphi University 1(2OT)(11/05/2019 at Garden City, N.Y.)
Streak: Won 1
Scoring Leaders:
#2 Briannah Thorne, Sr. (13 goals, 1 assist, 27 points)
#13 Lisa Larsson, Fr. (7 goals, 4 assists, 18 points)
#3 Lotte Strijbos, So. (6 goals, 3 assists, 15 points)

In Goal
#44 Suzanne Clarke, Jr. (9-9, 2.23 GAA, .763 save pct., 119 saves)

Notes: The seventh-seeded Spartans invade Larkin Field in search of their second consecutive upset after tipping second-seeded and seventh-ranked Adelphi University, 2-1, in double overtime Tuesday. After surrendering the game's first goal late in the third quarter, sophomore Lotte Strijbos (Tilburg, The Netherlands) tucked in a shot through traffic to know the score with less than 10 minutes remaining in regulation. A scoreless overtime session sent the two sides to a second 10-minute stanza, where Stribjos inserted a penalty corner feed to senior Briannah Thorne (Napier, New Zealand), and she pounded it off the back of the cage to send the Spartans to the semis. Thorne was joined by freshman Lisa Larsson (Los Altos, Calif.) in receiving All-Northeast-10 recognition Tuesday with the former being named to the Second Team and the latter garnering All-Rookie Team laurels.