Le Moyne Lacrosse Upset by Southern New Hampshire
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After winning 26 straight games, the Le Moyne men’s lacrosse team had their first taste of defeat since the 2014-15 season. The Dolphins went undefeated in last year’s NCAA tournament and won their first six games this season, but they were taken down at Southern New Hampshire University 10-9. This is their first loss to an unranked opponent in 96 games, which dates back to 2007.
In Le Moyne’s Northeast-10 Conference season opener, their first conference opponent was tougher than expected. The Southern New Hampshire Penman, who are not nationally ranked and hold a current record of 3-2, already lost to Merrimack and Adelphi this season, both teams known for their rivalry with Le Moyne. The Dolphins defeated Merrimack two weeks ago in a double overtime battle, 13-12. The Warriors are currently the third-ranked team in the nation.
In the Dolphins’ loss to the Penman, their first in 18 total matchups, Southern New Hampshire captured the victory with a ferocious fourth quarter run, which included four goals. With 7:15 remaining in the contest, Southern New Hampshire’s Daniel Trainor fired the game-winning goal to go up 10-8. Le Moyne’s sophomore midfielder Dan Entenmann scored the final goal of the game and his third on the day to make the final score 10-9.
The Dolphins had a chance to tie the score in the closing seconds of the game after the Penman turned the ball over in the previous possession, but Entenmann wasn’t able to convert on the shot, which was deflected by Merrimack goalkeeper Tyler Walsh.
Le Moyne senior midfielder Brian Rogers finished the game with two goals and one assist. Junior Justin Kesselring scored his 16th goal of the year, a team-high this season. Freshman Sean Emerson recorded two goals in the game, and freshman Riley Larson had a goal and an assist
The Dolphins faced off with conference rival Saint Rose on Tuesday, March 28 at home.