When and Where: October 21, 2017 – West Haven, Conn. (DellaCamera Stadium)
Score: Southern New Hampshire University 12, University of New Haven 1
Records: SNHU 6-9, UNH 0-10
Junior Maddie Holt (Seabrook, N.H.) registered her first career hat trick and sophomore Laura van der Doorn (Beverwijk, The Netherlands) added a pair of goals to guide the Southern New Hampshire University field hockey team to a 12-1 victory over the University of New Haven in NCAA field hockey action at DellaCamera Stadium on Saturday.
SNHU raced out to an 8-0 edge in the first half, as seven different Penmen found the back of the cage. Senior Erin Frost (East Andover, N.H.) opened the scoring just 4:56 into the first after converting a feed from freshman Hélène Servais (Brussels, Belgium) for her sixth of the year. After redshirt sophomore Jackie Curtin (Londonderry, N.H.) tallied her first of the year at 14:08 of the first, van der Doorn notched her seventh goal of the season less than 17 minutes into the contest to stake Southern New Hampshire to a 3-0 lead. Freshman Taylor Gent (Rowley, Mass.) extended the lead to four with 16:10 remaining before the half, and Holt pushed the Penmen advantage to five with her sixth from sophomore Isabel Hoyt (Boscawen, N.H.) 53 seconds later. Servais tacked on her eighth of the year at 21:15 from Curtin, and Holt's second of the half ballooned the lead to 7-0 with under 12 to play in the first. Senior Amaris Taylor (Tulsa, Okla.) potted her third of the season with 4:24 left to go in the first to push the SNHU lead to eight at the intermission.
After sophomore Megan Lewis-Taylor (Nashua, N.H) buried her second of the year 1:32 into the second half, graduate student Ashley Abad (Bedford, N.H.) collected her first goal in a Penmen uniform to make it 10-0 less than 10 minutes into the final half. Holt completed her hat trick with 15:15 left in regulation before Nina Bazan cracked the scoreboard for the Chargers. Van der Doorn capped the game's scoring with 14:09 to play, which provided the final margin of victory.
Freshman Kate Pigsley (Exeter, N.H.) notched the only save of the afternoon for Southern New Hampshire, while Natalie Shaker steered aside 24 Penmen shots Saturday.
- The 12 SNHU goals marks a program record for most goals scored in a single game.
- Holt's hat trick is the third in SNHU field hockey history. She joins Frost and Taylor as the only Penmen with three-goal games.
- Southern New Hampshire outshot New Haven, 45-3, on the afternoon and 36 of the Penmen shots went on cage. SNHU also worked eight penalty corners while yielding just one over the course of 70 minutes.
The Penmen take part in their penultimate game of 2017 on Tuesday (October 24) when they travel to Saint Michael's College for a 3 o'clock faceoff with the Purple Knights.
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