When and Where: March 16, 2019 – Hooksett, N.H. (Penmen Stadium)
Score: Pace University 13, Southern New Hampshire University 4
Records: Pace 5-0 (1-0 Northeast-10 Conference), SNHU 2-3 (1-1 Northeast-10 Conference)
Sophomore Cole Jacobsen (Dartmouth, Mass.) notched three points on two goals and an assist, but the Southern New Hampshire University men's lacrosse team endured a big second half from eighth-ranked Pace University in Saturday's 13-4 loss at Penmen Stadium.
- Jacobsen's two goals tie him for the team lead with 10 on the season.
- Freshman Chris Valentine (Derry, N.H.) and redshirt-freshman Landon Goguen (Mattapoisett, Mass.) also added scores for the Penmen.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- Southern New Hampshire scored the game's first goal just 45 seconds in, as a diving effort from Jacobsen enabled him to find the back of the net. Pace scored the next three goals in a span of 4:15 to grab a 3-1 advantage with 9:11 left in the opening quarter. Jacobsen scored again on another individual effort to cap the scoring with 53 seconds left and make it a one-goal game.
- Valentine opened the second-quarter scoring just over three minutes in off an assist from sophomore Stephen Dubois (Goffstown, N.H.) to the game, 3-3, with 11:49 remaining before halftime. The Setters responded with three straight, however, to take a 6-3 lead into the locker room.
- Pace picked up where it left off, outscoring SNHU, 3-0, in the third quarter and then potting the first four of the final frame to seize a commanding 13-3 advantage with 2:33 left. Jacobsen would set up Goguen in the final minute to cap the scoring.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE:
- Freshman Alex Sturgess (Derry, N.H.) made six saves for the Penmen in the opening 57:27 of action, while senior Jacob Dionne (Windham, Maine) did not see a shot over the final 2:33. Louis Ragusa turned away 17 of the 20 bids he saw over the first 57:27, with Zachary Powdermaker making one of two saves down the stretch.
- Southern New Hampshire outshot Pace, 41-28, including 24-13 after halftime.
- SNHU also captured 14 of the game's 20 faceoffs, with senior Andrew Liu (Piedmont, Calif.) going 12-for-18 at the faceoff X.
- Pace converted just one man-up opportunity on five chances, while the Penmen were 0-for-4.
- Jacobsen's two goals give him 25 in two years with the Penmen, as he is now just five goals from matching his rookie-campaign output.
- The Penmen return to action Saturday, March 23 (3 p.m.) when they take on Adelphi University.
- The next home game for SNHU is Saturday, March 30 (12 p.m.) when it plays host to Assumption College at Penmen Stadium.
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