Bentley vs. Southern New Hampshire
April 11, 2009
The Game Story:
Rain, Cold Doesn't Slow Down No. 8 Bentley in 12-8 Win over Southern New Hampshire

WALTHAM, Mass. - Eighth-ranked Bentley University withstood the elements on a rainy, nasty Saturday afternoon to post a 12-8 win over Southern New Hampshire in Northeast-10 men's lacrosse. Junior Kevin Gould (Duxbury, Mass./Duxbury) led the way for the Falcons again with two goals and five assists.

Bentley dominated the first three quarters of action, leading 7-0 at halftime and 10-3 at the end of the third quarter. Tempers flared on both sides in the fourth quarter as eight penalties were called and the Penmen outscored Bentley 5-2, but it wasn't enough. The Falcons improve to 6-2 overall and 5-1 in the NE-10 with the win.

The first eight minutes of the game were scoreless, until junior Stephen Moulton (Danvers, Mass./Danvers) broke the ice with his first of three goals on the afternoon. Sophomore Mike MacDonald (East Falmouth, Mass./Falmouth) scored his first of the game at the 3:14 mark, then sophomore Steve Murray (Billerica, Mass./Billerica) added one just eight seconds later to give Bentley a 3-0 lead. Freshman Brendan Grant (Walpole, Mass./Xaverian Brothers) then found the back of the net with 36 seconds remaining in the opening quarter. Gould had the assist on three of the goals.

The Falcons added three more in the second quarter, including a man-up goal by Brad Tunis (Sudbury, Mass./Lincoln-Sudbury).

Gould's second goal of the game at 12:31 of the fourth quarter gave Bentley an 11-3 lead, but then the Penmen scored three straight, with two coming from senior Sean Ball, to get back in the game at 11-6. MacDonald's second tally of the game with 6:51 left essentially put the game away for Bentley though.

The Falcons are off until next Saturday when they'll play at Assumption at 1:00 p.m.
Box Score

At Waltham, Mass.

Southern N.H. (1-7, 1-3 NE-10) 0 0 3 5 -- 8
Bentley (6-2, 5-1 NE-10) 4 3 3 2 -- 12

Goals: B, Stephen Moulton 3, Kevin Gould 2, Brad Tunis
2, Mike MacDonald 2, Andy Curtis 1, Brendan Grant 1,
Steve Murray 1; SNH, Sean Ball 3, Dustin Latham 2,
Keith Merluzzo 2, Terrence Nash 1
Assists: B, Gould 5, Matt Allen 1, Addi Van Hatcher 1;
SNH, Nash 2, Marc Novaco 2, Mike Ball 1, Latham 1,
Merluzzo 1
Shots: B, 39; SNH, 22
Shots on Goal: B, 25; SNH, 17
Saves: B, Kris Dambach 9; SNH, Brendan OBrien 11
Face-offs: B, 13-24; SNH, 11-24
Clears: B, 7-8; SNH, 9-11
Ground Balls: B, 25; SNH, 27