Merrimack vs. Southern New Hampshire
April 24, 2003
The Game Story:
Penmen Down Warriors, Hintlian Nets 100th Goal

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. (Apr. 24, 2003) - Senior Kyle Hintlian (Lexington, MA) scored a game-high seven goals as Southern New Hampshire University downed Merrimack College 14-7 in Northeast-10 Conference men's lacrosse action here today.

It marked SNHU’s first win over the Warriors since the 1995 season. The Penmen have now won three-straight and improved to 4-7 overall and 3-6 in the NE-10. Merrimack dropped to 3-9 overall (3-7 NE-10).

Hintlian scored three of the team's first four goals and netted three of the team's final four goals. The effort gives him 101 career goals and makes him just the sixth player in program history to recorded 100 goals. Eight Penmen scored in the game. Freshman Joe Hezlep (South Portland, ME) netted two goals and was the only other SNHU player to score multiple goals. Tim Murphy (Kennebunk, ME) and Pat McNamara (Billerica, MA) led the way for the Warriors with two goals each.

The Warriors came out hot netting the first goal of the game en route to a 4-1 lead. The run was capped off by Matt O'Neill's (Londonberry, NH) goal 13 seconds into the second quarter to put the Warriors up by three goals. The Penmen stormed back and scored six unanswered goals started when Hintlian found the back of the net five seconds after O'Neill's goal. When Joe Lovell (Glastonbury, CT) capped off the Penmen run the score was 7-4 SNHU.

The Penmen shut the door on the game by scoring seven goals in the final fifteen minutes including five out of the last six goals. Hintlian put an exclamation mark on his performance with two unassisted goals in the game's final 2:17.

Freshman Bryan Romanow (Portland, ME) turned in an outstanding effort between the pipes for the Penmen, as he stopped a season-high 29 shots and held the Warriors to just three second-half goals.

SNHU closes out the season Saturday when it travels to American International.

For more information contact Tom McDermott at (603) 645-9638

Southern NH (4-7, 3-6) 1-2-4-7--14
Merrimack (3-9, 3-7) 3-1-0-3--7

SNH-Kyle Hintlian-7, Joe Hezlep-2, Mike Hart-1, Joe Lowell-1, Brian Flaherty-1, Robert Gartmayer-1, Mike Hutnick-1, Joe Jalbert-1 MC - Tim Murphy-2, Pat McNamara-2, Kurt Carlson-1, Mike Fidler-1, Matt O'Neill-1, Brad Winnett-1

SNH - Flaherty-3, Lovell-2, Hart-1, Hezlep-1 MC - Wyatt Brown-2, Mike Fidler-1

SNH-Bryan Romanow (60:00, 29 saves, 7 GA); MC - Bill McCarthy (46:00, 10 saves, 8 GA), Paul Piepora (14:00, 6 GA)