Scoba nets 100th career goal during Purple Knights' setback at Southern New Hampshire
MANCHESTER, N.H. - Senior Eliza Scoba (Franklin, Mass./Franklin) became the seventh player in program history to net her 100th career goal as the Saint Michael's College women's lacrosse team fell to Southern New Hampshire University, 18-6, on Tuesday at Larkin Field. The Purple Knights are now 3-11 overall and 1-10 in the Northeast-10 Conference, while the Penmen improve to 5-10 and 4-8.
Six different players scored for the visitors, including Scoba. Sophomores Crystal King (South Burlington, Vt./South Burlington) and Shannon Murphy (Boxboro, Mass./Acton-Boxboro Regional/UMass) and freshmen Kate Boyer (Standish, Maine/Bonny Eagle), Melissa Jaskiewicz (Kensington, Md./Bethesda-Chevy Chase) and Courtney Piper (Wolfeboro, N.H./Brewster Academy) each contributed a marker. Senior Sandy Palumbo (Guilford, Conn./Guilford) made two saves in 39:09 before Jaskiewicz made two saves over the final 20:51. She added four caused turnovers. Saint Michael's held an 18-14 edge in ground balls while only being outshot 27-20 and actually committing fewer turnovers than Southern New Hampshire, having 20 to the Penmen's 21.
Senior Emily Mongeau (Westboro, Mass./Westboro) led the Penmen with six tallies, three assists, 11 draw controls and five caused turnovers, while sophomore Ellie Morin (Scarborough, Maine/Scarborough) scored four goals. Freshman Kellie Renk (Kennebunk, Maine/Kennebunk) made eight saves.
The Penmen took a 6-0 lead by the 22:30 mark of the first half before Jaskiewicz countered with a man-up goal 1:18 later. Southern New Hampshire tallied twice to make it 8-1 with 12:26 remaining, and Scoba recorded her 100th goal on a free-position shot at 6:09, creating an 8-2 margin by halftime.
Piper notched a marker at 26:47 of the second half after the Penmen scored twice in the opening 2:33. Southern New Hampshire tallied the next four goals to take an 11-goal edge with 21:04 remaining before Boyer and King scored back-to-back goals at 18:12 and 16:30, respectively. The Penmen tacked on four more markers to extend the lead to 18-5 with 7:29 remaining. Murphy tallied the final goal at 3:08 for the visitors.
The Purple Knights play their final road game of the season, and last NE-10 match of the campaign, on Saturday against American International College at 12 p.m.