MERRIMACK WOMEN'S BASKETBALL UNVEILS 2013-14 SLATE
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Highlighted by an early-season trip to the West Coast and a challenging conference slate against some top teams in the Northeast-10, third-year head coach Monique LeBlanc has unveiled the 2013 Merrimack women's basketball schedule, as announced Wednesday.
Featuring a 27-game regular season slate that includes 12 home games and 21 conference games, the Warriors will return to the court this season looking to pick up where they left off at the end of last season, when the team embarked on a magical post season run thru the NE-10 Championships before falling in the semifinals to Assumption.
The journey begins on Sat. Nov. 9, when the season gets underway at Mansfield College. Then, the Warriors welcome Franklin Pierce to Hammel Court for a pre-Thanksgiving tilt on Sat. Nov. 23, accounting for Merrimack's only home game in the month of November. The Warriors round out the month with a trip to California where they will meet Masters College (Nov. 29) and Cal. Poly Pamona (Nov. 30) for a pair of Golden State battles.
Merrimack kicks off December with home bouts against Bentley (Dec. 4) and new Northeast-10 division foe Assumption (Dec. 7) before back-to-back road games. The Warriors round out the final month of 2013 with two non-conference home showdowns against Nyack (Dec. 20) and Bloomfield (Dec. 22).
Moving into January, Merrimack hits the road to face Pace (Jan. 8) and welcomes Saint Rose to Hammel Court on Jan 14. The Warriors make back-to-back trips west to face Le Moyne (Jan.18) and American International (Jan. 22), before closing out January at home against Adelphi (Jan. 25) and Southern Connecticut (Jan. 28).
The month of February tips off with a road game against New Haven (Feb. 1) and before the Warriors return home to Hammel Court to face Stonehill (Feb. 5) and Southern New Hampshire (Feb. 8). Merrimack then travels to rematch Bentley (Feb. 11) and Assumption (Feb. 15) before returning home on Feb. 19 to play conference foe Saint Anselm.
Merrimack concludes the regular season on Senior Night, as the Warriors look to end the year on a high note on Tuesday, Feb. 25 against Saint Michael's before the Northeast-10 Championships begin the following week.