[MUSIC PLAYING] Welcome to the Southern New
Hampshire University Week in Review, where we
recap last week’s events in Penmen Athletics. [MUSIC PLAYING] Women’s basketball
split a pair of games last week against Saint Anselm
College and Franklin Pierce University. The Penmen fell on the road to
the Hawks 71 to 62 on Wednesday before clinching a playoff berth
with an 83 to 68 win up here Saturday. Kylie Lorenzen posted a monster
double-double on Wednesday, but it was not enough to
lead Southern New Hampshire past its Queen City rivals. Lorenzen went for a
game high of 29 points and tied a career high with
16 rebounds in the setback. She also added a pair of
steals and blocked two shots, and she was the only Penmen
to reach double figures. Saturday saw SNHU bounce back
in a big way with a 15-point win over the Ravens. Southern New Hampshire raced
down to an 11-point edge after a quarter
of play and never looked back as it punched
its ticket to the postseason for the second straight year. Victoria Dean led the Penmen
with 14 points off the bench while Gyanna Russell
added 13 in the triumph. Lorenzen poured in a
dozen with five boards in 16 minutes of action while
Sarah Deyo and Karlee Ziliak tallied 11 and 10 respectively. After Tuesday’s
regular season finale, women’s hoop will either
host the number five seed in the southwest
division or hit the road and square up with the fourth
seed in the opposite bracket on Friday. On the men’s side,
Southern New Hampshire was swept by a pair of
Northeast-10 Northeast divisional foes last week. Men’s hoop opened with a 71
to 67 defeat to Saint Anselm before stumbling at
Franklin Pierce 80 to 69. Dae-Dae Andrews went
for 30 points Wednesday, but it was not
enough as the Penmen saw an 11-point
lead slip away late against the 20th-ranked Hawks. Andrews hit on a career
high of six 3-pointers and grabbed seven boards
while Eamonn Joyce posted double-double of 13 and 11. Shawn Montague also had a
double-double losing effort on 10 points and 12 rebounds. Andrews again went
for 30 on Saturday, but Southern New Hampshire
was unable to climb out of a 10-point halftime
hole and dropped its third straight to the Ravens. Andrews added four
assists and three rebounds to his line against
Franklin Pierce, and Justyn Lacy turned in his
first career double double on 14 points and 10 rebounds,
both of which are career highs. Men’s basketball looks to
secure its own postseason berth Tuesday as it will need
to top Assumption College and get a little
help from the Hawks in their game against Stonehill. Shifting gears to
baseball now, where the Penmen swept their way
through Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Southern New Hampshire
picked up five wins against LIU Post, Mercy
College, Concordia College, the University of Bridgeport,
and St. Thomas Aquinas College. Sam Henrie hit 348 with a
homer, 9 RBI, and five runs scored to lead the offense. Jake Coro hit at a 385 clip
with an inside the park homer, 2 RBI, and
five runs scored while Josh Zbierski
turned in a 357 trip that included a long
ball, 4 RBI, and a pair of runs scored. Baseball is back
in action Saturday when it heads to Shepherd
University for a twin bill starting at noon. To the turf we go, where
men’s lacrosse picked up its first win of the young
season against Molloy College. Southern New Hampshire used
the sixth goal second quarter to distance itself
from the Lions and even their record at 1
and 1 with a 13 to 9 triumph. Stephen Dubois and Tristan
Pietz buried four goals to lead the Penmen attack. Alex Sturgess steered
aside 14 of the 23 shots he faced to pick up his
first win in the Penmen cage. Men’s lacrosse hits
the road this weekend when it heads to Mercy
College for a 2 o’clock tilt with the Mavericks. Ice hockey wrapped up the
week by punching its ticket to the Northeast-10 Conference
championship final on Saturday. Southern New Hampshire earned
its first postseason win in five seasons with a 3 to 2
victory over Saint Michael’s College, securing a spot in
the final against Saint Anselm. The Penmen fell behind early
before a pair of second period tallies pushed
them ahead 2 to 1. Andy Somerville
redirected a shot off the stick of Joe
Fiorino to knock things up before Cole Stewart rifled
home the go-ahead goal. After the Purple Knights evened
the score late the second, Artem Efimov-Barakov sent
Southern New Hampshire to the final with a wicked
wrister at 13:55 of the third. Ice hockey will look for
its second Northeast-10 championship on Saturday when
it heads to the hilltop for a 1 o’clock puck drop. That’s it for this week’s
Southern New Hampshire University Week in Review. Check back next week for a full
recap of this week’s events in Penmen Athletics.

SNHU Week in Review: February 18 through February 24, 2019
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