Franklin Pierce vs. Southern New Hampshire
April 10, 2007
The Game Story:
MANCHESTER, N.H. - Junior Spencer Rennick (Peabody, MA) totaled four
goals and five assists to lead Southern New Hampshire University to
a 22-9 victory over Franklin Pierce College here tonight in
Northeast-10 Conference men's lacrosse action. The host Penmen
improved to 3-5 overall and 3-1 in the league, while the Ravens
dropped to 3-6 overall and remained winless (0-5) in the NE-10.

Senior Jon Habel (Hingham, MA) and sophomore Sean Ball (Salem, NH)
both scored four goals for SNHU, while senior Joe Young (Derry, NH)
and junior Chris Dindler (Stephney, Australia) both added two goals
and three assists. Senior Mike Willis (Hingham, MA) paced the Ravens
with four goals and two assists.

The teams traded goals throughout most of the first half, and a goal
by freshman Lucas Harmony (Canton, MA) with 3:58 left before
halftime knotted the game at 7-7. SNHU scored the final two goals of
the first half, and opened the second half with four unanswered
goals over the first 5:14 of the third quarter. An unassisted goal
by sophomore Dustin Latham (Penacook, NH) with 9:46 left in the
third capped the run and gave the hosts a 13-7 lead. SNHU took a
13-8 lead into the final quarter. The Penmen dominated the fourth
quarter, posting a 16-3 edge in shots and outscoring the Ravens 9-1.

Ball won 6-of-9 face-offs for the Penmen, while freshman Brendan
Rooney (Newton, MA) won 7-of-13 draws for the Ravens. Catano
collected a team-high eight ground balls for the hosts, while
sophomore Kyle Kruse (Bourne, MA) recorded six ground balls for the
Ravens.

SNHU finished with a 48-31 edge in shots for the game. Senior Greg
Palladino (Hingham, MA) made nine saves for the Penmen before giving
way to junior Mickey Hover (Montgomery, NJ) late in the fourth
quarter. Senior Ben Lek (Gaithersburg, MD) went the distance in net
for the Ravens and stopped 10 shots.

Both teams return to action Saturday (4/14). SNHU travels to
tenth-ranked Merrimack College for a league game at 4 p.m. FPC
travels to fifth-ranked Bryant University for a 1 p.m. game.