Southern New Hampshire vs. Assumption
April 3, 2007
The Game Story:
MANCHESTER, N.H. - Senior Jon Habel (Hingham, MA) totaled two goals
and three assists and junior Spencer Rennick (Peabody, MA) added a
goal and four assists to lead Southern New Hampshire University to a
13-8 victory over Assumption College here tonight in Northeast-10
Conference men's lacrosse action. The host Penmen snapped a
four-game losing streak and improved to 2-4 overall and 2-0 in the
league. Assumption saw its two-game winning streak come to an end
and dropped to 2-5 overall and 2-3 in the league.

Junior John Delanoy (Lansdale, PA) helped the Penmen cause with
three goals, while senior Brian Molyneaux (West Hartford, CT) netted
two goals. Delanoy also collected a team-high six ground balls and
won nine face-offs on the night. Junior Brandon MacNeil (Surrey, BC)
paced the Greyhounds with a goal and three assists, while senior
Neil Donnelly (Boylston, MA) scored two goals.

SNHU out shot the Greyhounds 11-6 in the first quarter, but
Assumption took a 2-1 lead into the second quarter. The teams traded
goals midway through the second quarter, before the Penmen staged a
late rally and netted three unanswered goals in the final 3:54 of
the second quarter. Habel collected the rebound of his own shot and
scored with just 11 seconds left in the quarter to give the Penmen a
5-3 halftime lead.

Similar to the second quarter, the teams traded goals early in the
frame and SNHU closed out the quarter with three unanswered goals.
Sophomore Sean Ball (Salem, NH) scored with just nine seconds left
in the quarter, off a pass from Habel, to give SNHU a 9-4 lead after
three quarters. The Penmen outscored the Greyhounds 4-1 over the
first 7:34 of the fourth quarter to secure the win. Habel's second
goal of the game with 7:26 left capped the run and gave the hosts a
12-5 lead.

SNHU out shot the Greyhounds in each of the four quarters and the
Penmen finished with a 48-32 edge in shots overall. Senior Greg
Palladino (Hingham, MA) made 11 saves for the Penmen before giving
way to junior Mickey Hover (Montgomery, NJ) late in the fourth
quarter. Junior Chris Bird (North Andover, MA) played the first
quarter for the Greyhounds and stopped six of seven shots. Freshman
Dan Shea (Wrentham, MA) played the final three quarters for the
visitors and stopped 16 shots.

SNHU returns to action Saturday (4/7) when it travels to Saint
Michael's College for a league game at 1 p.m. Assumption hosts
10th-ranked Pace University Thursday (4/5) at 5 p.m.