College Sports Roundup: SNHU men's tennis team advances to NE-10 finals
The Southern New Hampshire University men's tennis team takes another shot at its first Northeast-10 championship Sunday afternoon.
The No. 3-seeded Penmen ousted No. Bentley, 5-3, on Saturday in their semifinal match in Woburn, Mass. They play at No. 1 seed Merrimack College for the title this afternoon at 1.
SNHU took four of the five singles matches with wins from Mitch Dobek, Juan Arango-Camp, Mike Wallace and Alex Mukdaprakorn to beat Bentley. Arango-Campo and Evan Eaton won their doubles match for SNHU's fifth point.
LeMoyne 12, St. Anselm 11: At Manchester, Caitlin Villareal and Kelly Pickett each had three goals for the Hawks, but they came up just short against the No. 7-ranked Dolphins.
St. Anselm dropped to 9-5 overall and 6-4 in the Northeast-10. LeMoyne won its ninth straight game and is 11-2 and 9-1.
Plymouth State 14, Western Connecticut 7: At Plymouth, senior Caitlin Swanson of Holderness scored five goals and sophomore Amy MacDonald contributed four to lead the Panthers to a fifth straight win and keep them unbeaten at 4-0 in the Little East Conference. Plymouth State is 9-2 overall.
Fairfield 16, UNH 9: At Fairfield, Conn., the Stags broke open a tight game and outscored UNH 7-2 in the last 20 minues to improve to 10-7. UNH dropped to 5-10.
Plymouth State 17, Western Connecticut 10: At Danbury, Conn., sophomore Nick Morello scored four goals and juniors Brett Miller (Windham) and Chris Annunciata added three goals apiece to lead the Panthers. Plymouth improved 8-2 overall and 4-1 in the Little East.
St. Anselm 15, Pace 10: At Pleasantville, N.Y., Geoff Kennedy contributed six points on four goals and a pair of assists, and James Peters added four goals to help the Hawks jump to 4-8 overall and 4-6 in Northeast-10 conference play.
LeMoyne 17, SNHU 8: At Manchester, LeMoyne scored six unanswered goals in the second quarter to and went on to defeat Southern New Hampshire in Northeast-10 Conference action. The Penmen are now 5-9 overall and 5-5 in the conference. The Dolphins improved to 11-2 overall and 8-2 in league play.
Emmanuel 15, Daniel Webster 5: At Nashua, Bedford's Justin Lauzier made five saves to help Emmanuel defeat Daniel Webster in its final game of the 2013 season. Brookline's Sean Hamilton scored two goals for Daniel Webster (1-11, 0-9 GNAC) in the loss.
SNHU 0/5, Bentley 4/4: At Manchester, junior third baseman Riley Palmer delivered a run-scoring single to left field in the bottom of the 13th inning to give the Penmen a 5-4 walkoff win and a split of a doubleheader.
The win stopped a three-game SNHU losing streak. Junior Mendez, pitching for the first timne in relief this season, allowed no hits and struck out four in his two innings to earn the victory and up his record to 7-2.
The Penmen improved to 26-13 overall and 12-10 in the Northeast-10.
Dartmouth 9/7, Yale 1/3 : At New Haven, Dartmouth scored four runs in the top of the 10th inning to grab a 7-3 win and complete a doubleheader sweep. The Big Green won their eighth stragith game and improved to 25-6 overall and 10-4 in the Ivy League.
Franklin Pierce 6/8, Stonehill 1/4: At Rindge, sophomore catcher/designated hitter Matt Walsh went 4-for-8 with three home runs and a double to lead Franklin Pierce to a doubleheader sweep in Northeast-10 Conference Northeast Division play.
Merrimack 1, St. Anselm 0: Sophomore David Kent allowed one run in eight innings, but the Saint Anselm College baseball team was held off the scoreboard and dropped to 15-21-1 overall (10-11 in Northeast-10, and 4-9 in the Northeast Division).
Keene State 3/1, Southern Maine 0/2: At Gorham, Maine, senior Meryl Ragaini hit a three-run home run in the eighth inning that propelled Keene State to victory in the first game of a doubleheader. Greenland's Mariah Crisp, a freshman, tossed a one-hitter with 14 strikeouts.
SNHU 0/3, Merrimack 1/1: At North Andover, Mass., this split of a doubleheader left the Penmen at 22-10 overall and 10-2 in league play. SNHU was held to one hit in the 1-0 loss, and Kate Stanley's two-run home run highlighted the team's 3-1 victory in the second game. SNHU's Dolores Mattice pitched a complete game and struck out six to earn the win.
Stonehill 5, SNHU 2: At Manchester, No. 1 seed Southern New Hampshire lost to No. 2 Stonehill College in the Northeast-10 Conference Championship. The loss was the team's first loss in conference play. The Penmen are 16-8 overall and 12-1 in the league, while Stonehill is now 20-3 and 12-1 in conference play.