Field Hockey Opens Road Slate with Loss at Southern New Hampshire

Field Hockey Opens Road Slate with Loss at Southern New Hampshire

MANCHESTER, N.H. - The Saint Michael's College field hockey team hit the road for the first time this season on Tuesday, losing at Southern New Hampshire University, 8-1, at Larkin Field during a non-league contest between Northeast-10 Conference foes. The teams meet again next Tuesday in Colchester.

RECORDS

  • Saint Michael's (0-3), Southern New Hampshire (2-1)

SAINT MICHAEL'S LEADERS

  • Sophomore Jenna Puleo (Essex Junction, Vt./Essex/Providence), 1 goal
  • Senior Anna Hurley (Sandwich, Mass./Sandwich), 9 saves in 45 minutes
  • Junior Talia Torkomian (Lincoln, R.I./Lincoln), 7 saves in 15 minutes of relief
  • Junior Isabel Bretz (York, Maine/York), 1 assist

OPPONENT LEADERS

  • First-year Lisa Hagel, 3 goals, 1 assist
  • Junior Hélène Servais, 2 goals, 2 assists
  • Sophomore Emily Campbell, 4 assists
  • Graduate student Melanie Rennie, 2 saves in 30 minutes
  • Junior Kate Pigsley, 3 saves in 30 minutes of relief

GAME FACTS

  • The Purple Knights' first road game of the season.
  • First of two meetings in seven days between the two teams, with them meeting in Northeast-10 Conference play next Tuesday in Colchester.
  • Puleo potted her first goal wearing Purple and Gold after transferring from Division I Providence College, where she netted one goal as a first-year.
  • Torkomian moved her season totals to 26 saves and an .812 save percentage in two outings, her first since 2017.

THE ACTION

  • Southern New Hampshire led 3-0 after 3:06 and 4-0 by 6:32 of the opening quarter. Hagel scored twice in the opening four-goal stretch, while Campbell and Servais both had two helpers.
  • Hurley denied a penalty stroke in the 25th minute.
  • First-year Taylor Marchman converted Hagel's assist in the 29th minute.
  • Servais and senior Laura van der Doorn scored 1:58 apart late in the third period.
  • Saint Michael's got on the board in the 52nd minute, as Puleo took Bretz's penalty corner entry and drilled a shot to the upper left corner of the net.
  • Hagel completed her hat trick with 23 seconds to go.

NEXT SAINT MICHAEL'S GAME

  • Saturday at Molloy College, 1 p.m.
  • Saint Michael's opens NE10 play by opposing the Lions for the first time in league action, with Molloy joining the conference as an associate member for field hockey this year.