Field Hockey Loses 2-0 Decision at Southern New Hampshire

Field Hockey Loses 2-0 Decision at Southern New Hampshire

MANCHESTER, N.H. - The Saint Michael's College field hockey team lost a 2-0 decision to Southern New Hampshire University on Wednesday evening at Larkin Field during Northeast-10 Conference play.


  • Saint Michael's (2-12, 2-8 NE10), Southern New Hampshire (8-7, 6-4 NE10)


  • Junior Anna Hurley (Sandwich, Mass./Sandwich), 14 saves (career high)
    • Matched most saves by a Purple Knight since Jackie Chisholm '15 (22) on Oct. 29, 2014


  • Senior Lindsey Poirier, 1 goal
  • Redshirt junior Cassidy Huckins, 1 goal
  • Sophomore Hélène Servais, 2 assists
  • Junior Laura van der Doorn, 1 defensive save
  • Senior Melanie Rennie, 1 save


  • Fourth consecutive meeting decided by two goals or fewer.


  • Huckins scored just 5:14 into the contest for the only goal by either team in the opening half, tipping home Servais' pass during a penalty corner set into the right side of the net.
  • Hurley finished the half with seven stops, including two in less than 30 seconds between the 10th and 11th minutes, with the first a van der Doorn attempt during a corner play.
  • Senior Morgan Johnston (Newburyport, Mass./Newburyport) sent an attempt wide for the Purple Knights in the 19th minute.
  • Huckins had a shot blocked with four seconds to go, and on the ensuing untimed corner at the end of the stanza, Hurley denied Poirier's bid for net.
  • Hurley rejected back-to-back tries by senior Maddie Holt and Huckins in the 47th minute to keep it 1-0.
  • Hurley stopped shots on corner plays by Servais and Poirier in the 54th and 60th minutes, respectively.
  • Johnston had two chances to tie the game late in regulation, but her initial shot was saved by Rennie midway through the 69th minute before van der Doorn made a defensive save on her follow-up attempt.
  • Poirier scored on an untimed corner at the end of the game after receiving a tipped pass from Servais.


  • Saturday vs. Bentley University, 1 p.m.
  • The Purple Knights' Senior Day game.