WELLESLEY, MA – Highlighted by an 83 from freshman Ali Reed (Westborough, MA), the Merrimack women's golf team nearly emerged victorious in its first-ever match but fell to Wellesley by two strokes Saturday.
Merrimack's freshmen tandem of Reed and Lloyd Hoehle (Fullerton, CA) posted the top scores in the meet, but in the end, it proved just short.
Reed recorded scores of 42 and 41 overall, while Hoehle posted a 41 and 45.
"Ali is a very talented freshman and her strong suit has been her ability to drive the ball off the tee very well," said head coach Nike Crovetti. "She did that very well today. This was a big reason why she earned medalist honors."
"Hoehle was a picture of consistency today paring six of the first nine holes."
Wellesley's top finisher was an 87 from Michelle Cho. Their other top three finishers included an 89 from Alexandra Fuiks, a 93 from Alexandria Lee and a 99 from Young Hsu.
Wellesley had ten golfers compete, but only the top four scores from each team counted towards the final score.
"Overall, I was extremely proud of our young team in their first collegaite golf event for Merrimack," said Crovetti.
Merrimack takes part in the NYU Invitational next Friday and Saturday.
Ali Reed 42-41-83
Lloyd Hoehle 41-45-86
Bethany Arnold 49-48-97
Vanessa Martinez 57-47-104
Michelle Cho 40-47-87
Alexandra Fuiks 45-44-89
Alexandria Lee 48-45-93
Young Hsu 54-45-99
Michelle Brann 50-50-100
Lisa Koo 54-52-106
Haneen Anbarserri 58-51-109
Isabella Daugherty 53-58-111
Carrie Read 58-53-111
Lindsey Shephardson 46-DNF