COMING OFF A DOUBLE OT WIN AGAINST OILERS, MERRIMACK LOOKS FOR 2-0 START THURSDAY
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – After posting a thrilling, double overtime victory at home against Findlay on Sunday afternoon, the Merrimack College women's lacrosse team looks to start the season 2-0 when it hosts Grand State Valley for a Thursday evening battle at Martone-Mejail Field.
Date/Time: Thursday, Mar. 6, 2014 | 4 p.m.
Records: Merrimack (1-0) | Grand State Valley (1-2)
Location: Martone-Mejail Field | North Andover, Mass.
Last Time Out
After Findlay tied the game, 13-13, with less than five minutes to go in regulation, the two teams went to overtime where sophomore Aubrie Stouffer (Souderton, Pa.) scored the 14th goal for the Warriors. However, after back-to-back goals from Sarah Lankton, Findlay extended its lead to 15-14.
With the clock winding down, freshman Megan Fero (East Manlius, N.Y.) would find sophomore Danielle Riley (West Point, N.Y.), who would tie the game at 15-all sending the game into its second overtime period. Riley took the ball, went hard to the net and beat goalkeeper Katie Poorman to record the game-winning goal with 2:13 left to play in the second overtime.
For the full recap from Sunday, please click here!
- With the win, head coach Michael Daly earns his first career win as a Merrimack College head coach.
- The Warriors held a 23-21 edge in ground balls, with Christine Keenan (Byfield, Mass.) leading the way with five for the home side in the season opener.
- Senior Inna Hedden (Woodbine, Md.) turned in a 12 -save performance for the win against Findlay.
- Stouffer, Riley and sophomore Kayla Breton (Windham, N.H.) lead the team in goals with three apiece, while Stouffer leads the team in points with nine.
The Grand Valley State Lakers:
- Tabbed as the preseason favorite to win its second straight GLIAC title this season.
- The Lakers are coming off a 17-3 loss to No. 2 Adelphi University on Friday, Feb. 21.
- GVSU returns 18 players, including nine starters, from last year's group, which finished with a perfect 8-0 record in league play and won the inaugural GLIAC Tournament title.
- Head coach Alicia Groveston enters her third season with the Lakers and earned GLIAC "Coach of the Year" last year for leading them to a 13-5 mark.