March 12, 2011

Penman Offense Overpowers Thomas

Manchester, N.H. – Despite a 21 save performance from sophomore goal keeper Jesse Morkeski the Thomas College Terriers (0-2, 0-0 NAC) were not able to slow the offense of NCAA Division II Southern New Hampshire (1-2). The Penmen out-shot the Terriers 67-to-14 in route to a 19-3 victory.

The Penmen came out and put the first tally of the game in the back of the net in the first 34 seconds of play with Keith Merluzzo's 100th career point.  The Penmen went on to score three more unanswered goals before Thomas freshman Matt Quesada drove from X to put in a leaping shot in the back of the net to stop the bleeding.  At the end of the first quarter the Penman held a 4-1 lead over the Terriers.

In the second quarter the Penmen went on a seven goal run while the Terriers were unable to muster up a shot.

At halftime the Penmen led 11-1.

The Terriers came out and scored the first goal of the second half when freshman middy Bradley Stiles found the back of the net. Stiles goal was not enough to spark the Terriers as the Penman went on to score four more unanswered goals.

The fourth quarter saw the Penman extend their lead to 16-2 before Thomas senior defenseman Kevin Averill brought the ball over midfield and put a shot in the top left corner of the net for the Terriers third and final score of the game. The Penman put in three more tallies to end the game.

The Terriers will travel to Babson College on Tuesday where they will meet up with McDaniel College (2-3) for a neutral site match up. Face off will take place at 3:30 p.m.