Penmen and Hawks cannot find winner in Queen City Cup matchup

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Suzanne Cotter – courtesy photo

HOOKSETT, N.H. – Despite an extra 20 minutes at Penmen Stadium, Southern New Hampshire University and Saint Anselm College could not find a game-winner, ending with a 1-1 draw.

Both teams scored late in the contest, with Saint Anselm junior Suzanne Cotter (Acton, Mass.) scoring the game’s first goal in the 84th minute. Cotter’s goal came shortly after a free kick that bounced off the frame of the goal, finding senior Kiley Larocque (Upton, Mass.), who then sent it over to a charging Cotter.

Freshman Jordan Butters (Beverly, Mass.) scored the equalizer with 52 seconds left in regulation, getting an assist from junior Allyson Patterson (Seekonk, Mass.). Patterson has now recorded either a goal or an assist in 13 of the Penmen’s 15 matches this season.

The 25th-ranked Penmen outshot Saint Anselm, 21-14.

With the tie, each teams earns one point in the Queen City Cup standings, with SNHU holding an 11-5 lead.

The Hawks (7-2-6, 4-2-5 Northeast-10) now look ahead to Saturday, Nov. 2 as they travel to nationally-ranked Stonehill for a 2 p.m. matchup.

The Penmen (10-4-1, 7-4-1 Northeast-10) wrap up the regular season Tuesday, Nov. 5 (7 p.m.) when they travel to take on American International College.

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Born and raised in the Granite State, Andrew Sylvia has written approximately 10,000 pieces over his career for outlets across Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. On top of that, he's a licensed notary and licensed to sell property, casualty and life insurance, he's been a USSF trained youth soccer and futsal referee for the past six years and he can name over 60 national flags in under 60 seconds according to that flag game app he has on his phone, which makes sense because he also has a bachelor's degree in geography (like Michael Jordan). He can also type over 100 words a minute on a good day.