SPRINGFIELD, Mass.- The No. 14 Merrimack men's soccer dropped a 1-0 decision to Northeast-10 foe American International, Saturday afternoon. The Warriors fall to 7-2-0 on the year and 3-2 in the conference. The Yellow Jackets improved to 5-4-1 overall and 3-2-1 in the Northeast-10 with the win.
The two squads were deadlocked at 0-0 after 45 minutes of action. Merrimack outshot American International, 5-3, in the first half.
Emile Barnett provided all of the offense that the Yellow Jackets would need. Barnett tallied a header with 28 minutes remaining in the game. Miguel Rodriguez-Lapman earned an assist on the game's lone goal.
Kevin Joyce (Mansfield, Mass.) turned in a four-save performance in the contest for the Warriors. James Taber made four saves for American International.
Each team fired nine shots in the match but American International put one more on frame, 5-4.