LOCK HAVEN, PA- The #10 Merrimack women's lacrosse team suffered a 19-10 setback at #6 Lock Haven in non-league play Thursday. The Warriors slip to 2-2 overall while the Eagles rise to 2-3 on the season.
"We did not come out and play our best lacrosse," said head coach Corinne Baker. "Lock Haven played well and took advantage of our less than perfect play in the first half."
Colleen Strachan (Bedford, MA) paced the visitors with four tallies on the day and converted on 2-of-4 free position attempts. Liz Greeley (Norwood, MA) added a pair of goals and an assist. Olivia Huie (Norwell, MA), Alicia Tinsley (Shrewsbury, MA), Jenn Pino (North Andover, MA) and Sarah Salatto (Guilford, CT) all found the back of the net in the match.
Greeley and Strachan each buried a free position shot in the opening two minutes of play to give Merrimack a quick 2-0 edge.
Lock Haven netted eight-unanswered goals to own a 9-3 advantage with under six minutes left to play in the first half.
The hosts carried a 12-4 advantage into the halftime break.
In the second stanza, the Eagles scored five-straight markers in a span of 3:22 to sport a 19-8 lead with 1:29 remaining on the clock.
The Warriors closed out the game with scores from Strachan and Salatto in the final minute of action.
Between the pipes, sophomore Inna Hedden (Woodbine, MD) stopped four shots in the game. Heather Sacko made 15 saves in goal for Lock Haven.
Huie and Strachan picked up a team-high four draw controls each while Huie led Merrimack with four ground balls.
The two squads each fired 29 shots on the day with both sides registered 16 shots in the first frame and 13 in the second.
The Warriors were successful on 14-of-15 clear attempts, including 10-for-10 in the second half. The Eagles finished 17-of-20 clears in the game.
Up next, Merrimack will host New Haven in a Northeast-10 Conference clash March 24.