Southern New Hampshire vs. American International
March 29, 2008
The Game Story:
MANCHESTER, N.H. Ė Host Southern New Hampshire University jumped out to a 9-2 first quarter lead and never looked back en route to a 21-3 Northeast-10 menís lacrosse victory over American International College at Larkin Field Saturday afternoon. The Penmen evened their record at 2-2 overall and 1-1 in the league, while the Yellow Jackets are now 1-4 and 0-4 in the NE-10.

Mike Ball (Salem, NH) led Southern New Hampshire with seven goals and two assists, while Spencer Rennick (Peabody, MA) totaled five goals and three assists. Keith Merluzzo (Billerica, MA) registered three goals and five assists, while Sean Ball (Salem, NH) added two goals and two assists. John Delanoy (Lansdale, PA) recorded a goal and three assists.

Leon Mularski, Alex Casparius and Aaron McNab all had single goals for AIC.

SNHU never trailed and jumped out to a 6-0 lead 6:47 into the game on a goal by Rennick. The Penmen would hold a 9-2 lead after one quarter and shut out the Yellow Jackets in the second and third quarters to lead 13-2 at halftime and 18-2 after three quarters.

Eric Gunst (Exeter, NH) earned the win in goal for SNHU, stopping seven shots in the first 40:15 before being relieved by Mickey Hover (Montgomery, NJ), who made three saves the rest of the way. Mark Taylor started for American International and made two saves in the first 11:26 before being spelled by Max Castleman, who made 10 saves the rest of the way. The Penmen held a commanding 54-19 shot advantage and won 19 of 25 faceoffs.

SNHU returns to action Tuesday when it travels to Assumption College for a 7:00 contest.