Southern New Hampshire vs. Merrimack
April 20, 2010
The Game Story:
MANCHESTER, N.H. Corey Lunney led a balanced Merrimack College attack with three goals and two assists as the sixth-ranked Warriors defeated Southern New Hampshire University 15-6 in Northeast-10 men's lacrosse Tuesday night at Larkin Field. Merrimack, which won its third straight, improves to 10-2 and 8-1 in the NE-10, while the Penmen are 4-8 and 2-6 in the league.

Five different players finished with multiple goals for Merrimack. Brad McAdam registered three goals and an assist, while Bryan MacPhie, Nick Vazquez and Michael Balbuena each notched a pair of goals. Mark Webber added a goal and an assist while Greg Fallon and Ryan Hunt each recorded single tallies.

Southern New Hampshire was led by Andrew Brown (Marshfield, Mass.) who had five of the six Penmen goals. Keith Merluzzo (Billerica, Mass.) finished with a goal and two assists while Terrence Nash (Oceanside, N.Y.) added two assists.

Lunney scored the only goal of the first quarter to give Merrimack a 1-0 lead. The guests scored the first two goals of the second quarter before Brown got SNHU on the board 6:10 before halftime. The Warriors would score four times in the final 4:43 of the first half, and McAdam's goal with 13 seconds left made it 7-1 at halftime.

Merrimack would put the game out of reach by scoring four of the first five goals of the second half, as McAdam scored with 3:47 left in the third frame to make it 11-2.

Cory Spinale made seven saves in three quarters of action for Merrimack before giving way to Connor Regan, who made nine stops over the final 15 minutes. Eric Gunst (Exeter, N.H.) made 10 saves for the Penmen as Merrimack outshot Southern New Hampshire 38-31.

Southern New Hampshire returns to action Saturday when it travels to top-ranked Le Moyne College for a 1:00 contest.