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College Sports Roundup: Freshman's first career goal sparks SNHU


September 14. 2017 3:04AM

St. Anselm's Olivia Griffin battles SNHU's Trisha Luis at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester on Wednesday. The Penmen topped the Hawks, 3-0. (THOMAS ROY/UNION LEADER)

Freshman Allyson Patterson headed in her first career tally as part of a two-goal opening half that led the 21st-ranked Southern New Hampshire University women’s soccer team to a 3-0 shutout victory over crosstown-rival St. Anselm College on Wednesday afternoon at Larkin Field.

SNHU drew first blood early in the 17th minute when senior Abigail Maker, with her back to the goal, played a ball over the top and into the right side of the box, where junior Miranda Peloquin ran onto the ball and sent a low shot into the near side corner.

The Penmen doubled the lead early in the 30th minute off a beautiful feed and finish. Senior Sydney Crema of Litchfield delivered a cross from the left edge of the box to the front of the net for Patterson, who connected on a header into the right side of the net to make it 2-0.

The Penmen made it 3-0 with 4:26 to play as sophomore Shae Roys settled a ball outside of the box toward junior Ariana Silvia who smashed a shot from 25 yards out that drilled off the left post and into the net.

Paige Salmon made two saves to get the clean sheet for SNHU, while Payton Wildrick racked up 11 stops for the Hawks.

Franklin Pierce 1, Le Moyne 0: At Syracuse, N.Y., sophomore midfielder Gabi Pereira snapped a long scoreless streak with her 72nd-minute goal. Senior goalkeeper Casey Cook notched her second straight shutout for the Ravens (2-0-1, 1-0-1 NE-10), while Le Moyne falls to 1-3-0 (0-2-0 NE-10).

Men’s soccer

SNHU 2, St. Anselm 1: At Manchester, Alex Satrustegui broke a 1-1 deadlock a little over six minutes into the second half for the Penmen (4-0-0, 1-0-0 Northeast-10).

Michael Rowley put SNHU in front in the third minute when he headed a rebound from a Satrustegui shot past St. Anselm keeper Dan Kelly.

St. Anselm’s Emmet O’Callaghan evened the game late in the first half when he dispossessed a defender and chipped SNHU keeper Helio Meirelles Neto from 30 yards out. The Hawks are 1-2-0, 0-1-0 Northeast-10.

Colby-Sawyer 3, Clark 2: At New London, the Chargers got two goals and an assist from senior Denali Sexton. Ahamad Raji had the other goal for Colby-Sawyer (1-4). Sean Munroe scored for Clark (1-2-2).

Wheaton 3, New England College 2: At Henniker, Panagotis Galatas and Michael Skarbelis scored for the Pilgrims, who fell to 1-2-1. Amara Sesay scored two goals, including the game winner in the 79th minute. He added an assist.

Field hockey

St. Anselm 2, SNHU 0: At Manchester, junior Anna Drakeley notched a goal and an assist for the No. 5-ranked Hawks (3-0). Senior Jackie Guillemette had the other St. Anselm goal.

SNHU, now 3-1, got nine stops from Melanie Rennie. St. Anselm’s Julia Hand made one save.


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