Women's Soccer Plays to Scoreless Draw with Mercy in First Round of NCAAs, but Falls in PKs

Hannah Rose holding onto the ball with her left arm raised, as she yells directions to her teammates

When and Where: November 22, 2019 – Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. (Mercy Field)
Score: Mercy College 0, Southern New Hampshire University 0 (Mercy wins in PKs, 4-2)
Records: Mercy 13-3-3, SNHU 10-6-2 

The seventh-seeded Southern New Hampshire University women's soccer team played 110 scoreless minutes of soccer with second-seeded and 24th-ranked Mercy College on Friday afternoon, with the host Mavericks prevailing in penalty kicks, 4-2, in the first round of the NCAA Championship at Mercy Field.

  • Sophomore goalkeeper Hannah Rose (Waterloo, Ontario) made all three saves she needed to during regulation and the two overtime sessions.
  • The teams matched each other through the first two rounds of PKs, before the Penmen missed to start round No. 3 and Mercy converted to take a 3-2 lead.
  • Melissa Torres made five saves in the shutout.
  • SNHU held a 13-11 edge in shots, while the Mavericks owned a 7-3 advantage in corner kicks.
  • Southern New Hampshire watches its season end in the first round of NCAAs for the second straight year on penalty kicks. SNHU played to a 0-0 draw with Long Island University-LIU Post last season and fell, 4-3, in PKs.
  • It is the first time the Penmen have been shut out in three consecutive contests since Oct. 18-25, 2014.
  • SNHU moves to 1-3-3 (.357) all-time in the NCAA Championship.
  • The Penmen lead the all-time series with Mercy, 3-2-1, while the Mavericks own a 1-0-1 edge in the NCAAs.
  • Southern New Hampshire is now 43-15-10 (.706) over its last 68 matches dating back to the 2016 campaign.

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