-Score: Assumption 16, Southern New Hampshire 7
-Record: Assumption (5-1, 3-1 NE10), Southern New Hampshire (2-5, 0-4 NE10)
-Location: Worcester, Mass. (Multi-Sport Stadium)
-The Lead: Assumption jumped out to a 7-1 lead midway through the second quarter and extended its lead as high as 13 through the next two periods on the way to a 16-7 conference victory over Southern New Hampshire on Saturday afternoon in conference play.
- Assumption started by scoring three goals in a two-minute span. The first goal was delivered by Dan Farrell (Norwood, Mass./Norwood) with 8:47 left in the first quarter. Dan Matisoff (Milton, Mass./Milton) and Patrick O'Brien (Oyster Bay, N.Y./St. Dominic) scored the next two goals to give Assumption a 3-0 lead with 6:43 left. Farrell added one more goal in the quarter.HOW IT HAPPENED:
- Assumption scored the first three goals in the second, by Trevor Kennedy (Port Jefferson Station, N.Y./Comsewogue), Farrell and Brett Jennings (Montgomery, N.Y./Valley Central). SNHU finally got on the board with 8:19 left in the second quarter. The Hounds responded quickly with a goal by Jennings. Assumption and the Penmen exchanged goals to go into halftime with the Hounds leading 9-2.
- In the second half, Assumption kept up the scoring, netting two goals within the first two minutes of the third period with goals by Jason Hughes (Watertown, Mass./Watertown) and Farrell. Matisoff and Travis Reid (Raynham, Mass. / Bridgewater Raynham) each tallied goals for a 13-2 lead through three quarters. The Hounds stretched it to a 16-3 advantage with five minutes left in regulation, before four straight from the Penmen in the last four minutes provided the 16-7 final.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- Although Assumption was outshot by SNHU (41-36), but had a 29-23 advantage through three quarters and picked up nine more balls (32-25) while winning 11 out of 27 face-offs.
- Farrell led the way with a career-high seven points on five goals and two assists, while Reid netted five points (2G, 3A). Jennings (3g) and Matisoff (3g, 1a) each recorde hat tricks.
- Junior Colby Hamwey (West Yarmouth, Mass. / Wilbraham & Monson) had a career-high 19 saves for the Hounds while only allowing three goals in 54:05 minutes of play. Sophomore Tim Tierney (Framingham, Mass. / Framingham) added four ground balls and two caused turnovers.
- Neal Murray took the loss for SNHU, making eight saves and allowing 13 goals in 45:00. Cole Jacobsen led the offense with two goals while Zach Tanner had one goal and two assists.
- The Hounds return to action on Wednesday when they host No. 6 Adelphi at 4 pm.