Merrimack vs. Southern New Hampshire
April 14, 2007
The Game Story:
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. - Merrimack College built a 10-5 halftime lead and held on for a 13-12
victory over Southern New Hampshire University here today in Northeast-10 Conference men's
lacrosse action. Merrimack, which is ranked 10th nationally among Division II schools, evened
its overall record to 4-4 and improved to 4-2 in the league. SNHU dropped to 3-6 overall and 3-2
in the NE-10.

Sophomore Greg Rogowski (Cohoes, NY) paced the Warriors with four goals and two assists, while
junior Chris Elia (East Lyme, CT) added four goals and one assist. Junior Spencer Rennick
(Peabody, MA) and senior Jon Habel (Hingham, MA) both totaled two goals and two assists for the
Penmen.

Merrimack took a 6-2 lead into the second quarter, but the Penmen scored three of the first four
goals in the second frame and cut the lead to 7-5 following a goal by Habel with 4:16 left
before halftime. Merrimack scored three unanswered goals in the final 2:21 of the half,
including a goal by Elia with two seconds left in the half, and took a 10-5 lead into
intermission.

SNHU scored five unanswered goals in the first eight minutes of the third quarter. Habel's
second goal of the game with 7:21 left in the third, off a pass from senior Brian Molyneaux
(West Hartford, CT) capped the run and tied the game at 10-10. Rogowski scored a minute later
and Elia netted his fourth of the game with 4:55 left in the third to give Merrimack a 12-10
lead. SNHU cut the lead to one following a goal by junior Chris Dindler (Stephney, Australia)
with 56 seconds left in the third. Rogowski scored what would prove to be the game-winner with
8:28 left to play, before sophomore Sean Ball (Salem, NH) netted an extra-man goal for the
Penmen with 3:22 left.

SNHU finished with a 36-35 edge in shots overall. Senior Greg Palladino (Hingham, MA) went the
distance in net for the Penmen and stopped 16 shots. Junior Eric Tompkins (Newington, CT) also
stopped 16 shots for the Warriors.

SNHU returns to action Tuesday (4/17) when it travels across town to face Saint Anselm College
in a Northeast-10 Conference game at 3:30 p.m.