Women’s Lax Drops 19-14 Senior Day Decision to #20 Bentley in Season Finale

BOX SCORE | HIGHLIGHTS

When and Where: April 27, 2019 – Hooksett, N.H. (Penmen Stadium)
Score: Bentley University 19, Southern New Hampshire University 14
Records:  Bentley 11-5 (9-4 NE10), SNHU 7-10 (4-9 NE10)

Senior Alexis Felt (Manchester, N.H.) and freshman Kelsey Long (Woburn, Mass.) each recorded four points, but the Southern New Hampshire University women's lacrosse ended its season with a 19-14 loss to 20th-ranked Bentley University on Saturday afternoon at Penmen Stadium.

STANDOUT PERFORMERS

  • Felt scored four times, while Long notched three goals and dished an assist.
  • Seniors Kristin Wilder (Framingham, Mass.) and Marisa McLaughlin (New Milford, Conn.) each buried three goals.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Southern New Hampshire grabbed a 1-0 lead on a Wilder goal just under two minutes into the contest, before Bentley scored five of the next seven to open up a 5-3 advantage with 17:23 remaining in the opening half.
  • The Penmen responded with goals from Felt, Long and McLaughlin to jump in front, 6-5, with 16:16 left. The SNHU lead was still one at 7-6 with a little under eight minutes to play when Bentley registered four of the final five goals to bring a 10-8 lead into the break.
  • The Falcons began the second half similar to the way they ended the first, scoring five of six to open a 15-9 advantage just more than six minutes in. Felt scored at 21:32 to stop the bleeding, but Bentley scored three straight to balloon its advantage to 18-10 just past the midway point of the stanza. SNHU scored four of the final five to trim its final margin to five.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE

  • Freshman Erin Gorton (Kennebunk, Maine) tallied a goal and an assist.
  • Senior goalkeeper Leah Olansky (Bennington, Vt.) started and stopped six of the 16 shots she faced in the opening half. Junior Alex Comeau (Haverhill, Mass.) turned away six of the 15 shots that came her way in the second stanza. Bentley 'keeper Eliza Bresler racked up 22 saves.
  • Southern New Hampshire narrowly outshot Bentley, 40-37.
  • The Penmen also held an 18-16 edge in draw controls.
  • SNHU was 5-for-11 on its free-position attempts, while Bentley went just 2-for-7.

NOTES

  • Southern New Hampshire ends the year having won three of its final five.
  • Bentley was the ninth nationally-ranked opponent the Penmen faced in their 17 games this season.
  • Wilder, SNHU's all-time leading goal and point scorer, closes her career with 247 goals and 286 points.
  • Wilder's 63 goals are the third most in a Penmen single season, while her 74 points are sixth.
  • Felt finishes her career 10th on the program's all-time goals list (118) and 12th in points (151).
  • Wilder, Felt, McLaughlin, Olansky, Comeau, Angela Rendina (Pearl River, N.Y.), Danielle Miele (So. Hadley, Mass.), Mary Beth Sweeney (Foxborough, Mass.), Brianna Burke (Medford, Mass.), Jackie Richardson (Tyngsborough, Mass.) and Amanda Wickens (Tyngsborough, Mass.) were all honored in a Senior Day ceremony prior to the contest.

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