Saint Anselm vs. Southern New Hampshire
April 17, 2007
The Game Story:
MANCHESTER, N.H. - Sophomore Matt Surette (Wakefield, MA) scored
four goals and junior Steve Trocki (Braintree, MA) added three goals
and one assist to lead Saint Anselm College to a 15-13 victory over
Southern New Hampshire University here tonight in Northeast-10
Conference men's lacrosse action. The Hawks improved to 4-6 overall
and 2-4 in the league, while the host Penmen dropped to 3-7 overall
and 3-3 in the NE-10.

Saint Anselm snapped a three-game losing streak to its cross-town
rival. Each of the last four games between the two teams have been
decided by three goals or less.

Freshman Matt O'Connell (Charlestown, MA) helped the Saint Anselm
cause with a goal and four assists, while junior John Griffin
(Hingham, MA) and senior Brian Hubert (Nashua, NH) both totaled two
goals and two assists. Senior Joe Young (Derry, NH) led the Penmen
with four goals and four assists, while junior Spencer Rennick
(Peabody, MA) added two goals and one assist.

The Penmen scored three unanswered goals in the first 7:45 of the
first quarter, but the Hawks closed out the frame with four
unanswered goals. Griffin's goal, a second before the quarter ended
gave the Hawks a 4-3 lead. The teams each scored three goals in the
second quarter, including a goal by Trocki with 13 seconds left in
the half, and Saint Anselm took a 7-6 lead into intermission.

Much like the start of the game, SNHU came out strong at the start
of the second half and took a 9-8 lead following an extra-man goal
by junior John Delanoy (Lansdale, PA) with 6:35 left in the quarter.
But, like the first quarter, the Hawks answered with four unanswered
goals in the final 5:24 of the frame and took a 12-9 lead into the
fourth quarter.

SNHU outscored the Hawks 3-1 over the first 8:23 of the fourth
quarter, and pulled to within a goal following an unassisted effort
by Young with 6:37 left. neither team scored again until Trocki
netted an unassisted goal of his own with 2;56 left, and O'Connell's
extra-man goal with 1:48 left gave the Hawks a 15-12 lead. SNHU's
Sean Ball (Salem, NH) closed out the scoring with 46 seconds left.

Both teams fired 42 shots in the game and SNHU held a slim 16-15
edge in face-offs. Senior Greg Palladino (Hingham, MA) and junior
Mickey Hover (Montgomery, NJ) combined to make 11 saves in net for
the Penmen. Senior Andrew Roy (Westford, MA) went the distance in
net for the Hawks and stopped 13 shots, including six in the fourth
quarter.

Both teams return to action Saturday (4/21). SNHU travels hosts
third-ranked Le Moyne College, while Saint Anselm hosts
fourth-ranked Bryant University.