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.