HOOKSETT, N.H. - The Saint Michael's College men's lacrosse team fell to regionally-ranked Southern New Hampshire University, 11-3, on Wednesday during Northeast-10 Conference play in Penmen Stadium. The Purple Knights received votes toward this week's New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) poll, while the Penmen were ranked third.
- Saint Michael's (3-6, 3-6 NE10), Southern New Hampshire (5-4, 5-4 NE10)
SAINT MICHAEL'S LEADERS
- First-year Michael Cammarata Jr. (North Andover, Mass./Saint John's Prep), 8 ground balls, 2 caused turnovers
- First-year Nathan Woods (Ottawa, Ontario/Kent School), 2 goals, 1 assist
- First-year Dylan Morgan (Ashland, Mass./Ashland), 1 goal
- First-year Kevin Riggs (Plainville, Mass./King Philip Regional), 8 ground balls
- Sophomore Max Katavolos (Newburyport, Mass./Newburyport), 6 ground balls
- First-year Maxwell Eliason (Salt Lake City, Utah/East), 3 ground balls, 2 caused turnovers
- Senior Dominic Joy (Scarborough, Maine/Scarborough), 13 saves, 9 ground balls in 54:05
- Junior Brady Neeb (Medfield, Mass./Medfield), 2 saves in 5:55 of relief
- Junior Chris Valentine, 4 goals, 2 assists
- Graduate student David Wiedenfeld, 3 assists, 10 ground balls
- First-year Jack Terrones, 2 goals, 7 ground balls
- Sophomore Tim Krutz, 2 goals
- Sophomore Gennaro Marra, 14-for-18 faceoffs, 9 ground balls
- First-year Ronan DePaul, 14 saves
- Saint Michael's received votes toward this week's New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) poll, while the Penmen were ranked third.
- The contest was the eighth straight for the Purple Knights against squads at least receiving regional votes. Saint Michael's twice took on nationally-ranked Saint Anselm in that time while also facing Assumption University and Bentley University, which were receiving votes toward the USILA national poll.
- Both teams went 16-for-20 on clears, while Saint Michael's held a 9-8 edge in caused turnovers after committing 24 giveaways to the Penmen's 22.
- Terrones had two goals as Southern New Hampshire held a 4-0 scoring advantage in the opening quarter, tallying the final three markers in a 3:56 span.
- Woods scored off of sophomore Alex Chirgwin's (Queensbury, N.Y./Queensbury) pass at 13:31 of the second period, but first-year Cody Fleming scored 27 seconds later, kicking off a 3-0 run that took 2:36 to elapse. Valentine scored the final two goals, making it 7-1.
- Woods netted a man-up goal at 8:30 to break the run, converting junior Kyle Hirshom's (Walpole, Mass./Walpole) dish.
- Morgan scored from a Woods pass 29 seconds after halftime, and the visitors were down 7-3.
- After Valentine's goal at 10:28 of the second stanza, Saint Michael's allowed only one goal in the next 27:43. However, Morgan's tally was the Purple and Gold's last, as Valentine scored at 4:38 of the third before the Penmen held a 3-0 scoring lead in the fourth quarter.
NEXT SAINT MICHAEL'S GAME
- Saturday at Franklin Pierce University, 12 p.m.
- The Ravens are fourth in this week's NEILA poll.